[mythtv-users] mythtv-OT list

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Tue Jun 26 13:37:48 UTC 2007

On Mon, Jun 25, 2007 at 08:49:11PM -0400, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-06-25 at 17:42 -0700, Tom Greer wrote:
> > This ought to be a place where users can get assistance install and
> > configure MythTV.
> Yes, I agree.  But it ends there.
> > The task is quite complex.  Installing MythTV differs from
> > distribution to distribution.  A user needs to get alsa, MySQL and
> > probably lirc installed and configured.
> Yup.  And those are fine topics for other lists (or a myth-OT list).
> There are lots of other lists that deal with all of those components and
> distributions.
> > Getting the right video
> > driver installed and configured is a key.  Then ivtv, bttv, dvb or
> > firewire video input needs to be set up.
> Yup.  All fine topics for the relative lists.
> > Even if you are not new to
> > Linux, most of us are not familiar with all of these applications.
> A good reason to research, learn and ask the experts of those areas.

That those experts are more likely to have a snap answer is a good
point, but the flip side of the argument is that the answers, *in
context* are likely to be useful to MythTV builders down the road, and
that capturing them in *Myth's* user mailinglist archive is therefore a
thing to be encouraged, which is very closely akin to one of the
important points I added to Stewart Smith and Mikal Still's _Practical
MythTV_, which I *think* made the final edit -- I haven't gottan my
copy yet:

Always post the answer if you posted the question.

So I think that the answer to this question really is up in the air.

-- jra

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