[mythtv-users] On the verge of giving up

Damian damian at gingermagic.co.uk
Wed Sep 19 15:24:58 UTC 2007

Thanks for that tip.

I had more success with the Ubuntu community pages than with the 
parker1.co.uk site. His looks very good, but doesn't seem to work out so 
well for me. Maybe it assumes a little more Linux knowledge than it 
thinks it does?

Having said that, I have used the parker1 (after setting up the basics 
following the ubuntu community pages) to set up the remote, channel 
icons and radio times listings.

Unfortunately, only the channel icons out of those three works for me at 
the moment :-) Remote and Radio times are broken.


Paul wrote:
> I was in the same boat, just go to parker1.co.uk and follow his guide, I
> have a very stable system apart from the EIT guide data.
> Paul.
> On Tue, 2007-09-18 at 10:47 +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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