[mythtv-users] Recomended distro???
mark at gags-r-us.org
Thu Jan 18 11:09:45 UTC 2007
Just another note on Mythdora. I made the mistake yesterday of trying the "Software Updater" option and it didn't work. I thought I'd be smart and post a note at the Mythdora site about it, then I proceeded to use yum. I was told NOT to yum update a Mythdora machine and that I would likely break something. Mythdora is intended to be installed and left alone - apparently.
On Tue, 16 Jan 2007 22:04:47 -0500, Mark Abreu wrote:
Same here. Almost no linux experience. I just put one together using Mythdora this weekend. It comes on one DVD ISO and goes in pretty well. I've had exactly 3 issues so far:
1. During the install I chose to use a static address. The installation continued but failed when it tried to get a channel line-up via zap2it. Network not working. I used what I'd call the network control panel to configure it correctly and started the setup portion of the install over. Worked much better.
2. After I scanned for channels and got my channel line-up I didn't see what I expected as far as channel names in the program guide. A little tweak to the myfilldatabase command in the setup fixed this.
3. I had what looked like an unresponsive system that took a long time to respond to keys. System isn't busy though. I think this is an issue Jarod Wilson has identified with window behavior (focus). I've tweaked a desktop setting and this issue hasn't returned.
After Mythdora my next choice would probably be FC6 and Jarod Wilson's website instructions. I also found the book "Hacking MythTV" a very good read that better prepared me for this.
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