[mythtv-users] [RFC] Proposed settings rework

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Thu Nov 5 11:06:38 UTC 2009

nospam312 wrote:
> You generally only install MythTV once.  If an option you want is not
> enabled by default (or is disabled by default) just choose the best
> option from the menu above and adjust your settings accordingly.
Ha HA HA Ha. OMG that hurt. "You only generally install MythTV once". Perhaps. 
Maybe. But, before you do that, you often have to install it any number of times 
to sort out motherboards, tuners, video cards, storage groups, permissions, 
remotes, SD/xmltv feeds, OS tweaks/bugs... the list is endless.

Until you get it just so, and by that I mean what the wife considers "just so", 
it's usually necessary to spend a fair amount of time tweaking options you 
personally wouldn't have bothered with.

You may have a point regarding a user new to Myth, but I suspect it's not going 
to work. For example, look at the way Ubuntu tries to set up a decent 
environment for Myth and then look at the posts we've had here over the last few 
months where the allegedly safe Ubuntu defaults don't work.


Mike Perkins

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