[mythtv-users] On the verge of giving up

Stephen Brooks nightbikeman at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 18 20:21:52 UTC 2007

How about some details?

I've just set up a Pundit-S system that is stock ubuntu (Feisty) with 2
DVB-T cards and the only thing that makes it unreliable a bad signal.

On 9/18/07, Damian <damian at gingermagic.co.uk> 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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