[mythtv-users] Distro for MythTV, FC6 is killing me

Ben Edwards funkytwig at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 12:09:36 UTC 2006

On 20/11/06, Mark Lehrer <mark at knm.org> wrote:
> > I have been trying to get MythTV installed on FC6 for last month. My
> > problem appears to be that FC6 and Nvidia drivers do not play nice,
> > specifically I can not get the Nvidia drivers to install and work,
> > yes I have read countless how to's and tried just about
> > everything. I was able to get the Myth backend working, but could
> > not get play the output.
> >
> > Thus I am in the market for a Distro which will be stable and work. My
> > system is:
> I'm sure you'll get lots of religious replies about everyone's favorite
> distro!
> That being said:  Use Ubuntu, it rocks.
> From what I understand, Myth 0.20 is available as part of their
> "multiverse" repository, which means that installation should be easy.

This is true and I use Myth on Ubuntu and with universe it kind of
works out of the box for a lot of people.  The problem is there does
not seem to be a real package manager (i.e. someone who actually uses
or at least can properly test myth). The last version I tried packages
for (I think .19) was rather unstable.   Saying that I compiled .20
from source and it seems fairly stable (i.e. back end rock soled and
very occasionaly have to restart front end).

I would also like to warn against KnoppMyth.  Its debian based and
uses apt, witch is great.  Problem is doing apt-get upgrade/dist
upgrade can easily trashes your system.  I would therefore say it is
equivelent to alpha (at best) and should be avoided like a like the


> I am going to upgrade my Myth box from Dapper & 0.19 to Edgy and 0.20
> over the holidays, let me know if you have any questions.
> Mark
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