[mythtv-users] Recomended distro???

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Tue Jan 16 03:44:28 UTC 2007

On Jan 15, 2007, at 7:55 PM, A JM wrote:

> On 1/15/07, Dewey Smolka <dsmolka at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Maybe some explanation of your hardware is in order.
>> Nobody can diagnose your problem if you don't tell us what you're
>> trying to do and with what gear.
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> Running an Epox 8RDA3I with a Sempron 2200, 500 meg of ram with a DVD
> burner. So, it's nothing out of the ordinary that I can see,

You might want to try one of the "all-in ones" like MythDora or  

The main problem with Myth IMHO is that everything is a moving  
target. The kernel itself and the rest of the OS, the ivtv drivers,  
lirc and many other things are constantly changing and all these  
things have to not only work but work together for a Myth  
installation to succeed. Most Myth problems in my experience are not  
Myth problems at all but problems with something that Myth depends on.

The packagers of the all-in-ones have (usually) found a combination  
of these things that work together.

People have apparently had some success with ubuntu or its cousin  
kubuntu. Some folks seem to have got Myth to run on Gentoo but I had  
problems with it when I tried, though that was over a year ago now.

You don't mention what your capture hardware is or how you tried to  
install Myth (RPMs, compile from scratch etc.).

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