[mythtv-users] Most stable compatible Linux distribution

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Mon Dec 27 17:33:57 UTC 2010

On 27/12/10 17:06, Jarod Wilson wrote:
> On Dec 27, 2010, at 4:32 AM, Tom Runner wrote:
>> Well after finally fixing my IR blaster issue by recompiling the hdpvr module, I never succeed to get back "recordings" and "live TV" working. I tried to recompile the hdpvr module again. Totally drop the database and recreated it. The logs were not giving a clear direction, error changing each time.
>> When backend is stopped, the cat /dev/video0>  test.mpg works perfectly well. So it's most certainly an issue in MythTV.
>> So many tries and others changes that now I gave up and will retry from a vanilla installation.
>> This computer is dedicated to 3 things:
>> - MPD
>> - XBMC.
>> - MythTv
>> As I restart a full install, what would you recommend in term of stability, simplicity and compliance with the above applications between Ubuntu 10.10 and Fedora 14, knowing that in any case I will have to recompile hdpvr in order to have my Hauppage 4903 recognized.
> Not entirely true. The latest Fedora 14 kernel should support your hdpvr.
> However, I'm not running Fedora on my myth boxes anymore myself, I've
> switched to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Once CentOS 6 is finally released,
> you can expect there to be an EL6-based distro following closely in its
> wake, which I think will make for a rather compelling mythtv platform for
> quite a few people...
I've been busy so I haven't kept up with the dates. Do you have any timescale 
for CentOS 6 at all? I've been seriously considering it.

Distros like *buntu seem to be doing too much hand-holding these days. It just 
gets in the way of productivity for someone who knows what they are doing.


Mike Perkins

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