[mythtv-users] Best Ubuntu guide?

Bill Bill at explosivo.com
Fri Jan 26 14:35:50 UTC 2007

On Fri, 26 Jan 2007 09:13:57 -0500
Rod Smith <mythtv at rodsbooks.com> wrote:

> On Friday 26 January 2007 04:46, Damian Surr wrote:
> > While researching MythTV and Ubuntu, I've seen a few guides, but I've
> > been surprised how different the all seem (I'm sure this is just from
> > the point of view of a Linux novice. They probably all do exactly the
> > same things in a slightly different way).
> > Could someone point me in the right direction to what you consider to be
> > the best, most straight forward and up to date guides for installing
> > Myth on Ubuntu. A good basic general guide on getting ready for Myth
> > (partitions etc) would be useful too.
> 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.)

I've done Mythtv at three points over the past 3 or 4 years.  The Ubuntu one was the easiest one of them all, and this quide was pretty darned good.  Stan from this list pointed me out to it.  

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