[mythtv-users] Stuck at low res using cx18 based capture card AND nvidia binary? Read this:

Devin Heitmueller dheitmueller at kernellabs.com
Wed Dec 23 22:26:32 UTC 2009

On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 5:16 PM,  <f-myth-users at media.mit.edu> wrote:
> I'm guessing, from his original URL, that he -did- RTFW---and searched
> for ``cx18 nvidia''.  The URL he provided was its top hit; the one to
> the MythTV wiki is (for me) pretty much at the bottom of the page.
> For all we know, it was on the -second- page for him, which the SEO
> people claim means "absolutely gone, never to be seen by 99.99% of
> all users."  So he went with that, tried to follow the instructions,
> and documented his difficulty.  Now, perhaps he should have added
> "mythtv" to his search before posting, or even before writing about it
> in his blog and -then- posting, but he didn't.  [Interestingly, doing
> that just now makes his post still higher than the wiki page, but
> now the wiki page is result #2 for me, and the ubuntuforums thread
> he found is #3 in that ranking.]
> My message was an attempt to gently point out that files in Ubuntu
> that are not writable---even by root---are typically that way as a
> reminder that they are automatically generated, and that the better
> way he should have fixed the problem was to have read the comments
> at the top of the file and modified the inputs to the generated file,
> rather than to chmod +w and edit directly.  What I was -not- doing
> was yelling at someone who was inexperienced in this sort of thing
> that, by searching the web and finding -a- page about it---but not
> -the- page about it that you wanted him to find---he should "RTFW".
> That sort of unpleasantness tends to scare off new users and tends to
> dissuade them from even attempting to share their newfound solutions
> with others---since it only takes one or two people yelling at them
> for many users to never be brave enough to try again.

I'm not "yelling" at anyone.  I'm just proposing that in the future
perhaps the MythTV wiki would be a better place to start than Google.

I know everybody's kneejerk reaction is to start with Google for
everything, but there is an argument to be made that alot of work goes
into the Wiki by the MythTV developers, so it's not unreasonable to
suggest starting there.


Devin J. Heitmueller - Kernel Labs

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