[mythtv-users] Planning Tuners and Disk I/O for a MythTV Backend System
beckett.jim at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 20:44:00 UTC 2010
> In addition, you've now helped create hundreds of copies (thanks to
> unknown quantity of archives of this mailing list) of useful
> information that other users will benefit from. Not that you needed
> my "Atta-boy", but just wanted to burn part of some virtual paper to
> say... thanks.. :)
Thanks for the 'Atta-boy', Blammo! I appreciate it.
Hopefully, I won't be sent any invoices for all the space, and bandwidth
this this thread has consumed! ;)
There has been some great discussion on the topic(s).
I have to say, that in coming from the Microsoft way of doing things, I
was spoiled when I installed Mythbuntu (8.04, I think, maybe an earlier
version) on my system a couple of years ago.
(I replaced XP, and GBPVR, and was pretty happy with it.)
IMO, Mythbuntu did way too good of a job of automating the process for
me to get any useful troubleshooting experience from it.
The only thing I remember having to figure out was that I needed to
download and build the firmware for my HD cards, and then dump it in
Everything else, as I recall, just worked.
I did a fresh install of Mythbuntu 9.10 a couple of months ago, which
has been a lot more difficult to get up, and running, at an acceptable
The good part about this is that it has forced me to learn a lot more
about how GNU/Linux and MythTV work, and that is VERY valuable
experience in my eyes.
Just to prove what a glutton for punishment I am, I'm running Debian
Squeeze/Sid with unstable/testing packages on my workstation!
There seems to be a weekly gotchas that I have to try to work through!
(It's kind of fun.)
All, in all, it is great experience. Who knows, someday I might just get
good at it!
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