[mythtv-users] CentOS 5.1 support

John Pilkington J.Pilk at tesco.net
Tue Jan 29 10:42:43 UTC 2008

Greg Cope wrote:
> Can anyone confirm this is a valid approach for Nova-T (conexant cx88)
> based cards on Centos?  What happens with a Kernal updgrade - I
> suppose you have to wait for Atrpms to catch up?

For my kmdls the wait last time was less than a day.

$ ls -l kernel*53.1.6*
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 13763101 Jan 24 00:20 
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root  2920684 Jan 24 00:20 
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root   801206 Jan 24 00:20 

$ ls -l *kmdl*53.1.6*
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root   26747 Jan 24 14:48 
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root   83649 Jan 24 15:59 
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 1706885 Jan 24 16:45 
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 1469981 Jan 24 15:14 

> I am looking for a long term solution to my myth upgrade treadmill
> issue (ie Fedora Core rotates too often) - as due to a now good WAF
> (and Child AF) downtime is not popular or acceptable (I'm told) in the
> Cope household!
> Greg
> On 28/01/2008, Craig Courtney <craig at dawnsedge.com> wrote:
>> On 1/26/08, Phill Edwards <philledwards at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Figured it out - you need CentOS Plus kernels for the conexant DVB
>>> cards. I went to a bucket load of trouble to avoid going with the
>>> Centos Plus kernel but now I have no choice. For anyone else looking
>>> to use Centos, be aware that i fyou want to use JFS file system or DVB
>>> cards with Conexant chips you will have to go with the Centos Plus
>>> kernels.
>> There is another option for DVB cards.  You can use the stock kernels and
>> use the video4linux packages from atrpms.

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