[mythtv-users] Best Ubuntu guide?

Damian Surr damian at gingermagic.com
Fri Jan 26 14:21:34 UTC 2007

> I can't offer any comparisons; however, I can comment on the following guide:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MythTV
> This guide is reasonably thorough, in the sense that it takes you through 
> everything from downloading the Ubuntu install CD-R images to configuring 
> MythTV's capture cards. On the downside, I found that the guide was 
> inaccurate or confusing at a few key points; for instance, some steps relied 
> on software being installed that wasn't installed until later. As I'm 
> well-versed in Linux, I was able to "fill in the gaps," as it were, so these 
> problems weren't major ones for me. For a Linux newbie, though, the result 
> could be extreme frustration, since things won't work as the guide says they 
> will, and the solution may not be obvious. (Unfortunately, I don't recall 
> exactly which steps were "off" in this way, although I believe X installation 
> was one of them.)
Thats interesting to hear Rod. Thanks for the warning as that was 
definately one of the guides I was going to print off.
I may still get away with it as I know my way around computers 
generally, just new to Linux. If there's an ABC step in the wrong place 
I'd hope to be able to see it, but if a command is miss spelt or 
something then I don't stand a chance.


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