[mythtv-users] my experience "upgrading" from KnoppMyth to mythDora

CHRIS KOTTING ckotting at wideopenwest.com
Mon Sep 17 17:49:41 UTC 2007

Sam nailed it.  The "open" nvidia drivers are problematic.  I'd wager that 
Ryan's problems could be solved by using the Fedora drivers available from 

Chris K.

On Sun, 16 Sep 2007 22:05:17 -0400, Sam Varshavchik wrote
> Ryan Allen writes:
> > The nvidia drivers are current.
> > According to yum: nvidia-graphics9755.i386
> [ [UTF-8?]… ]
> > I hope the mythDora guys read this and are aware of these issues, and
> > can address them in the next release!
> Mythdora is based on the Fedora distro. The base Fedora distro has 
> no support whatsoever for non-free Nvidia drivers. Any support for 
> Nvidia's non-free software had to be originated elsewhere. With all 
> due credit to Mythdora's developers, it would take non-trivial 
> investment in time and effort to keep up with the Fedora mainline 
> development. They may not be able to keep up with kernel and core 
> userspace updates in the Fedora mainline, and have sufficient 
> resources available for integration testing of Fedora's mainline 
> with Nvidia's binary driver, not to mention ivtv, and mythtv.
> If you need support for non-free Nvidia drivers, you'll have much 
> better luck with work based on other Linux distributions. Fedora's 
> kernel, glibc, and x.org base packages make no accomodations 
> whatsoever for Nvidia's binary blobs, and that's not going to 
> change. If you need that, you'll need to look elsewhere.

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