[mythtv-users] CentOS 5.1 support
ian at duckland.org
Wed Jan 23 05:02:12 UTC 2008
On Tue, 2008-01-22 at 20:35 -0800, Jeff Coffler wrote:
> On Jan 22, 2008, at 3:36 PM, Ian Forde wrote:
> >> 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.
> That's not true. I installed the ieee packages from the CentOS
> install media (interesting enough, RHEL5 includes the packages, but
> not the Kernel support - go figure).
Which part isn't true - that one doesn't need the Plus kernel or that my
system isn't working perfectly? Trust me - I'm not running the Plus
kernel, and firewire *IS* working perfectly. I don't have a RHEL5 iso
sitting in front of me, but I can assure you that CentOS 5.1 doesn't
ship with an rpm called ieee1394.
It ships with libieee1284 (which is for printers), libavc1394, and
... is a package from atrpms that contains no files, and you can install
so that you can continue to use the stock kernel.
> At this point, plugreport gave me an internal error. After moving to
> the plus kernel, plugreport works fine, as does Firewire capture.
here's my kernel output:
> [root at tatooine mythplugins]# uname -a
> Linux tatooine.iforde.net 2.6.18-53.1.4.el5 #1 SMP Sat Dec 15 16:47:21 PST 2007 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Here's my plugreport output:
> [root at tatooine mythplugins]# plugreport
> Host Adapter 0
> Node 0 GUID 0x00508d00009b0d0b
> libiec61883 error: error reading oMPR
> libiec61883 error: error reading iMPR
> Node 1 GUID 0x001180fffef1c8ba
> oMPR n_plugs=1, data_rate=2, bcast_channel=0
> oPCR online=1, bcast_connection=0, n_p2p_connections=1
> channel=63, data_rate=2, overhead_id=0, payload=376
> iMPR n_plugs=0, data_rate=2
So as you can see, I stand by what I wrote.
> I actually built MythTV myself - I didn't need to install anything
> from atrpms. Everything I need is on the CentOS media itself, except
> the plus kernel.
I too, built mythtv myself:
[root at tatooine mythplugins]# mythfrontend --version
Source code version : 15169
SVN Branch : trunk
Library API version : 0.21.20071211-1
Network Protocol Version: 36
Options compiled in:
linux release using_oss using_alsa using_backend using_dbox2 using_dvb
using_firewire using_frontend using_hdhomerun using_iptv using_ivtv
using_joystick_menu using_lirc using_v4l using_x11 using_xrandr using_xv
using_xvmc using_xvmcw using_xvmc_vld using_bindings_perl using_opengl
The myth dependencies I downloaded from atrpms, such as ivtv, faac, and
many other packages. As I've been doing since 2003 when I started
> I have a mild preference of getting everything from a single vendor
> for the system stuff (except MythTV itself). It makes things clearer
> of where to look if something isn't working quite right ...
Agreed. But the fact of the matter remains that you don't need the Plus
kernel to use firewire...
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