[mythtv-users] On the verge of giving up

CHRIS KOTTING ckotting at wideopenwest.com
Tue Sep 18 11:52:27 UTC 2007

I don't know about mythbuntu, but I know that Mythdora uses the open source 
nvidia drivers, which have been trouble for many who are using nvidia 
graphcs cards.  When in doubt, use the drivers from nvidia.

FWIW: I've been running a Fedora-based system from Jarod Wilson's 
instructions (wilsonet.com/mythtv/fcmyth.php) for a while now (since FC5, 
anyway), and have never had an issue.


On Tue, 18 Sep 2007 10:47:02 +0100, Damian wrote
> I was almost at the end of my MythTV project the other day. It's 
> just too temperamental for me. To many things still yet to do on it 
> and each time I try to sort something, something else breaks. And in 
> amongst that I've got random crashes and random inability to watch 
> anything but a blank or scrambled screen. Followed by myth behaving 
> perfectly for a week before it all crumbles again without me 
> touching anything.
> It's a shame, but on Sunday I even thought of just buying Windows 
> media centre and having done with it!
> I've pulled myself together since then.
> I simply don't have time to put such effort into a system. Something 
> has got to change or I'll just buy a Freeview box or something.
> I've gone back to basics however. Someone's due to be coming this 
> afternoon to check my signal. Once I know that's ok we can move on 
> from there with baby steps. If he says that the signal is perfect, 
> then I'll probably format and try Mythbuntu and if that gives me the 
> same trouble then I think I'm out of her. In the past I'd have loved 
> to spend day after day learning more and more about Linux and 
> tweaking Myth. these days, with a demanding job, 3 kids (one of 
> which is just a month old) there's just no time for a system that 
> needs so much attention and demands the user to learn so much just 
> to get it to work half ok.
> Here's hoping that the ariel guy tells me that my signal is rubbish 
> so that my system is not totally to blame for all of the problems!
> Damian
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