[mythtv-users] MythTV and the "average" user...
jedi at mishnet.org
Tue May 20 17:45:17 UTC 2008
On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 10:55:35AM -0500, Sean Goodpasture wrote:
> On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 10:35 AM, Nick F <nikos.f at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 5/15/08, Colin McGregor <colin.mc151 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> So, the question is has MythTV with say Mythbuntu
> >> reached the point where once set-up a "average" person could run the
> >> machine? Basicly I want something that will make life easier for her,
> >> not frustrate her...
> > I love Myth, and my (non-technie) wife is able to use it fine when I'm away
> > for extended periods on business travel.
> > The only thing is, my setup does crash every so often, and once my wife
> > learnt the basics of restarting the frontend, and if needed ssh'ing to the
> > backend to restart the backend when something went crazy there, it's been
> > fine.
> > My setup is not yet at the consumer appliance level. I personally wouldn't
> > do one for my (completely non-technical) mother.
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> You need to get Monit up and running for monitoring the backend. Not sure
> what to do about the front end crashing, but my uptime normally runs in the
> 30 day mark before the boxes feel like they need a reboot.
Mapping one of the remote buttons as a kill switch works very well.
If any sort of frontend shenanigan is going on you just hit the kill
switch and "reboot" the thing in a sort of Windows-esque fashion.
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