[mythtv-users] Upgrade motherboard/CPU without reinstalling FC5?

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Thu Sep 7 13:30:15 UTC 2006

I would not re-install.  Linux is very capable of hardware changes.   
If you are up and running on your new hardware, and ivtv is causing  
issues, re-installing and having the same install of ivtv will do the  
same thing.  Total waste of time.  Just fix your ivtv.  Update to the  
latest version, re-install ivtv, etc.....  Do a yum update and get  
your system, kernel etc... to the latest version, nvidia drivers  
etc... as well and then start from there.  Any issues that you cant  
find help for elsewhere or in this list, then post here and people  
will help.

Re-install when an OS has issues is for Windoze IMHO


Quoting William Munson <wmunson at rochester.rr.com>:

> kanetse at gmail.com wrote:
>> I have got a dedicated backend running MythTV-0.19-fixes.
>> Unforunately, the motherboard got fried somehow when I was plugging in
>> into a newly purchased UPS for the first time.  I replaced the
>> motherboard and CPU; then just turned it on with the same install of
>> FC5.  It can run and record shows, but it is somewhat unstable (kernel
>> panic twice in 4 days).
>> I noticed that the kernel panic is being caused by the ivtv module.
>> Is there anyway I can salvage this installation without having to
>> reformat my HDD and reinstall FC5?
>> The old system was a Soyo P4VTE and a Celeron D340 (2.93 GHz), the new
>> system is a Athlon XP-M 2800 ECS 741GX-M.
>> My bt8x8-based ATi TV Wonder PCI also no longer records with sound, I
>> suspect this is due to the ivtv replacing the msp3400 module that
>> comes with the kernel.
>> Thanks!
> Personally I would start over and save yourself hours of grief and
> troubleshooting. Good opportunity to upgrade to the latest of everything.
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