[mythtv-users] Working. FC3 Hauppauge WinTV 401 and ALSA

Karsten Jeppesen karsten at jeppesens.com
Mon May 9 20:11:44 UTC 2005

Something went wrong when I sent this one so I am trying again.

I finally am looking at a working setup.

My hardware setup is nothing special and it is insufficient for my 
intended use, but it is sufficient to prove that this works.
I have a 1.1GHz AMD Athlon on a mobo with VIA sound (Fry's USD69 - he he).
Hauppauge WinTV 401 (includes sound digitizer).

My goal was to install MythTV using ALSA (because OSS is phasing out - 
depreciated) and using the bt sound module. Not the btaudio - that 
belongs to the depreciated OSS, but the snd_bt87x module of ALSA.
It was also a partial goal not to install any desktop if possible.

I succeded in all goals, but the sound is still not acceptable. This is 
caused either by MythTVs inability to handle ALSA or my inability to 
tweek ALSA to fit MythTV. Given that the OSS is depreciated - the first 
cause is the primary. So I am waiting for MythTV to correctly support ALSA.
The screen geometry is also not acceptable yet. I need to figure out how 
to correctly configure Xorg.

But otherwise I am running.

If you want to see the details, then I have set a webpage with accurate 
descriptions of how to set up MythTV using this combination of hardware 
in about an hour.


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