[mythtv-users] KnoppMyth, too good to be true?

Jim Reith reith at racores.com
Tue Feb 21 03:05:12 UTC 2006

>On Mon, 20 Feb 2006 12:35:52 -0800, Jim Reith <reith at racores.com> wrote:
>>  then you can look at the various logs and play with the X
>>  configuration to see what isn't set up correctly. I know in the
>>  KnoppMyth forums there was some discussion on this but i didn't
>>  experience it (my tv came up correctly) but I do remember seeing it
>>  go by. i think at this point you've just got an X Configuration
>>  problem http://knoppmythwiki.org/index.php?page=BlackScreenAfterInstall
>Yeah, I read that. I haven't quite figured out how to telnet in, not
>knowing what the IP address is. I can probably work that out though.
>>  I'm assuming you hijacked this topic because you're seeing this in
>>  KnoppMyth?
>Yes. But I like to think of it more as "drift" than "hijack".<s>

fair enough

>I was simply pointing out that if you use KnoppMyth and it doesn't work,
>you're starting your Myth experience by diving into the problem area. If
>you use a walkthrough to set it up yourself, you (sometimes) have an idea
>of what's not working as you go. We sort of drifted into fixing my
>specific problem which sort of compels me to try to fix it but that wasn't
>my purpose. (I've been waaay too busy to mess with it.)

But, you had a much better chance at success from the start. Granted
that doesn't help you if you're one of the lucky ones that loses the
gamble but if nothing else, you are likely to be closer to winning
and since it is just a Debian release, the troubleshooting is pretty
standard. I still say that even in the broken case, it gets you
closer to the final goal. And, you just have to do the homework you
otherwise would have had to do using one of the other distros. it's
going to still be a net win on average. And the Wiki and forums are
pretty good about having ways to diagnose it. Even the general list
(this one) will prove helpful.

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list