[mythtv-users] Distro for MythTV, FC6 is killing me
pcampbel at knect24.com
pcampbel at knect24.com
Wed Dec 6 17:36:35 UTC 2006
I have it running using Fedora Core 6, nVidia 6200
Had it up and running in 4 to 6 hours using http://wilsonet.com/mythtv/.
Fedora install configured the nVidia card without any problems.
> 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
> install! :)
>> > >
>> > > Thus I am in the market for a Distro which will be stable and work.
>> > > system is:
>> > I'm sure you'll get lots of religious replies about everyone's
>> > 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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