[mythtv-users] CentOS 5.1 support

Ian Forde ian at duckland.org
Tue Jan 22 23:36:47 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-01-22 at 13:43 -0800, Jeff Coffler wrote:
> This is really a Redhat issue.
> Redhat (and thus RHEL5) doesn't support JFS.  CentOS, by default, is
> 100% binary compatible, so there's nothing the CentOS folks could have
> done.


> I do use the CentOS Plus Kernel for two reasons:
> 1) JFS support.  I've used it for years, never ever had any problem at
> all, and never regretted it.

I use XFS myself, and am using the stock CentOS kernel.  Just using the
XFS modules from Centos Plus...

> 2) Firewire support.  I capture content via an HDHomeRun and via a
> cable box (firewire).  RHEL5 doesn't support firewire either.

You don't need the Plus kernel for this.  Installing ieee1394 and
ieee1394-kmdl from atrpms got my system working perfectly.

> Running the Plus kernel is really no big deal to me.  Just choose to
> do it, and that's that.  Everything works (including JFS and
> firewire).

Ironically enough, I just remembered.  I don't run the stock kernel - I
have to rebuild the stock kernel each time there's a new rev released
because I use a USB-to-serial adapter that isn't supported in the kernel
yet, so I have to patch my kernel... one of these days I'll have to
report it upstream... <sigh>... ;)


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