[mythtv-users] Myth and 64 bit OK? Seeing too many issues

Brad Fuller bradallenfuller at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 24 00:50:41 UTC 2006

On Fri, 23 Jun 2006 17:32:58 -0700, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:

> On Jun 23, 2006, at 6:16 PM, Mark wrote:
>> I have set up several Mythboxes before no problem. ( 32 bit and PVR
>> 250's )
>> This time, I have an athlon 64 ( FC5 X64 version ) and a PVR 500.
>> I am getting no where with this setup so far ( any volunteers for
>> assistance? )
>> If I rmmod ivtv and modprobe ivtv then I can capture raw off /dev/
>> video0 and /dev/video1
>> But then it seems to hang after a bit and I have to rmmod it.
>> Should I just be going with the 32 bit OS?
>> Some assistance to get past this would be appreciated.  I have
>> never run into this many issues in the past.
> I once was running an Athlon64 with Gentoo in 64-bit mode. MythTV
> built and ran fine using the standard Gentoo Ebuild, so I don't think
> there is anything inherently not 64-bit clean in Myth, although some
> ancillary stuff might have problems.
> This was back with version 0.18.
> I'm now running that hardware with a MythDora installation, which is
> a 32-bit FC system, and as far as I can tell there is no advantage to
> running Myth in 64-bit mode.
> Certainly more folks are running 32-bit Myth systems, even those with
> 64-bit CPUs, and you;re usually better off running something more
> common.
> There are the usual problems with 64-bit Linux of course, the lack of
> a 64-bit flash plugin/player being one, if you consider that a
> problem :-) Also some "proprietary binary blob" type drivers are
> either not available or lag behind their 32-bit cousins. You also
> can't use the Windows  codecs easily, as you can with 32-bit Linux.
> But it ought to work.

When I started 64bit with FC2 a few of the myth components were not 64 bit.
But, what was really a problem was all the other stuff - as mentioned by  
Brian here.

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