[mythtv-users] Backend consolidation, continued...

Clay ctmythtv at pacbell.net
Wed Jul 14 04:15:32 UTC 2010

David Brieck Jr. wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 3:34 PM, Ozzy Lash <ozzy.lash at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 2:23 PM, Clay <ctmythtv at pacbell.net> wrote:
>>> f-myth-users at media.mit.edu wrote:
>>>>    > Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 21:49:57 -0700
>>>>    > From: Clay <ctmythtv at pacbell.net>
>>>>    > Fscking ubuntu doesn't lshw anymore so from memory, the hardware
>> is:
>>>> Can you explain this comment?
>>>> I've never seen one for which lshw didn't work, including 10.04, which
>>>> is the latest release.  What exactly did you try, and what exactly did
>>>> you see when you did?
>>> $ lshw
>>> $ sudo lshw
>>> $ apropos lshw
>>> $ apropos ls
>>> command not found, or some such.
>>> I'm sure it's just another byproduct of doing a net install after the CD
>>> install failed.
>>> Time to throw in the towel, flatline it, and install again... Much as I
>> hate
>>> to fix it the 'Windows way', chasing the little niggles and who knows
>> what
>>> else, makes it tough to debug a flaky backend.
>>> Maybe it will fix the DMA issue with the pvr-150's too, but I doubt it.
>> Most of my systems are debian, and I hadn't heard of lshw until I saw
>> it mentioned here.  I had used lsusb, lspci, ... to get similar
>> information.  I logged into one of my systems, and tried lshw, and it
>> wasn't found, but just did a "sudo apt-get install lshw" installed it,
>> and I must say, it looks like a handy tool!  You might try something
>> similar.
> I happen to have done a few CD installs of 10.04 in the past few days and
> they all have lshw. I never new this existed, so thanks!

Good to see something useful came of this thread. Always fun to learn 
new commands!
The challenge, for me anyway, is remembering them. *g*

[btw, for anyone still looking in on this thread. I reinstalled the 
backend, restored the db, and it appears to be working normally for the 
moment. remains to be seen if it's stable. Two hours, practice does make 

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