[mythtv-users] Why Free Software has poor usability ?

Raphael rpooser at gmail.com
Wed Aug 6 02:27:48 UTC 2008

Param Singh wrote:
> Just for curiosity sake, has anyone done a poll around what are the
> most common Pre-Install and Post-Install problems when people install
> mythtv and how we can reduce those by better documentation or via
> programming ?
> What do you think would come on top of these polls ? ( Video-Card,
> Tv-Tuner, Remote Control, Alsa-Sound, MemoryLeak, CommFlag,
> Tv-Schedule, MythTv-Setup  ...)
> ~param
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I think a lot of the pre-install, post-install problems people have 
don't  tend to have much to do with mythtv, in fact, as evidenced in 
your second paragraph. I might be wrong, but getting hardware working, 
getting your OS up to date, etc., all seem to be harder. Installing myth 
is down to a button click for a lot of distros now. Compiling from 
source is pretty easy too. It will tell you what dependencies you're 
Last time I installed it pretty much auto-configured everything.

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