[mythtv-users] MythTV Upgrade FC5 --> F7 ... A Story of Hope
grocklein at comcast.net
Mon Sep 10 03:08:07 UTC 2007
I figured I'd offer my little tale of a successful upgrade (so far, at
least) in case any part of it proves to be helpful (or hopeful) to someone.
I was running MythTV 0.20 on FC5, and wanted to upgrade to 0.20.2 for
SchedulesDirect purposes. I originally considered just staying on FC5,
and upgrading MythTV via yum. However, since atrpms support of FC5 went
away a few months ago, I was left with the prospect of installing .20.2
from source -- and I'm still enough of a noob that I was sure I'd find a
way to screw that up.
So, I decided the best course of action for me would be to just upgrade
my system to FC7, and then take advantage of atrpms from there.
First off, I opted to ignore all the smart advice about backing up my
mysql database and recordings -- and chose to just barge ahead with the
upgrade. (Probably not the advisable path for most people, but I was
Here are the basic steps I took:
1. I upgraded using an FC7 DVD I still had lying around.
2. I disabled all my 3rd-party repositories except atrpms.
3. I ran yum upgrade against my system (this put me on kernel 18.104.22.168-65).
4. I installed the nvidia-graphics9755 drivers to have something more
recent than what I had been working with.
5. I made sure my original xorg.conf was being used.
6. After rebooting and getting various video complaints, I uninstalled
the older drivers.
7. Upon starting up MythTV, x-server immediately blew up on me.
8. I scanned through the mythtv-users mail archive at gossamer-threads,
and found that I needed to add the following lines to my original xorg.conf:
(I don't know how long I would have taken to figure this out on my own
-- I'm thinking I may have begun contemplating rebuilding everything
before I solved that one)
9. After fixing my xorg.conf per step #8, I rebooted, started MythTV,
and basically everything worked and was intact. I still need to get
lirc working again, as well as the wifi card I have installed, but
otherwise all appears to be well. I also still need to configure SD,
but that sounds like a trivial exercise (famous last words -- my
personal road to Hell is usually paved with things I expect to be
Anyway, that's my story. It all went about as well as I could have
expected. Thanks to all the contributors to this mailing list who have
unknowingly helped me with my MythTV issues/questions over the past
couple of years.
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