[mythtv-users] Absolute newbie stumped

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Thu May 21 01:20:06 UTC 2009


On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 3:24 AM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Wednesday 20 May 2009 09:08:21 Johnny wrote:
>
>>
>> I believe the situation with MythDora is similar but as I don't use it
>> I can't say for sure.
>
> Mythdora is a fully-working Myth system based on FC. It also has some features
> unique to Mythdora, also to make some common tasks graphical and accessible
> from the menu system.
>
>> Also just a suggestion I wouldn't be signing up
>> to help my friends with mythtv unless I already had all of my system
>> sorted out. If they aren't in a position to be doing the work
>> themselves perhaps with some pointers from myself, I simply suggest
>> that mythtv probably isn't for them.
>
> I've also found trying to "help" people get Myth working is generally a bad
> idea unless they are already familiar with Linux, and comfortable working
> with a system.

Amen to that. The last person I helped I discovered was a windows only
guy up till then, had a learning difficulty[1] (type "sudo aptitude"
"can you spell that?" "aptitude, like the english
word..A-P-T-I-T-U-D-E" "can you repeat that, whats after the "T"?" -
you get the idea. I have visited his house 4-5 times. He has broadband
but only to one PC at a toime, no internal network. Periodically he
emails me and tells me its all working fine but the EPG never updates.
I ask "have you got the myth box connected to the network, it needs to
download the EPG info once a day" - he never replies until he repeats
the first message.

[1] not his fault but it sure makes it hard work!


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