[mythtv-users] Distro for MythTV, FC6 is killing me
mcdent at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 13:36:07 UTC 2006
On 12/6/06, Ben Edwards <funkytwig at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
I installed MythTV on Ubuntu recently and in my opinion found it *too* easy to
> > >
> > > 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 mostly followed the instructions from the Ubuntu help pages at:-
Which excplicitly tells you to:-
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
I installed on Edgy eft and as I said, it seemed far too easy ;)
> > 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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