[mythtv-users] Perhaps a reinstall

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Mon Jul 26 08:42:16 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 8:39 PM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 7:18 PM, Mark Adams <madams9 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've been looking at this mythtv installation under mandriva 2010.0 that I
>> can't get to generate audio from.  I've got two options right now as I see
>> it.
>> One.  I can dump my settings to a backup file and then uninstall/reinstall
>> mythtv 0.22 from the rpm repositories.  At that point, I can either spend
>> the several hours it would take to (possibly) get mythtv working properly,
>> or simply dump my mysql tables back into /var/lib/mysql/mythconverg.
>> Two. I can spend the time doing a fresh install of mandriva 2010.1 which
>> will give me access to mythtv 0.23 from the repos.  Again, it would probably
>> take time to get mythtv working on top of the time it would take to install
>> and configure everything else, but I would probably avoid whatever glitch is
>> currently standing between me and audio right now.
>> Three. I can perform an online upgrade in place to bring mandriva 2010.0 up
>> to 2010.1 along with all the available applications in the repos. Problem
>> with this otherwise attractive option is that if what I'm experiencing is
>> the result of some misconfiguration, it is unlikely that upgrading
>> everything will avoid that misconfiguration.  It's also a little more risky
>> and time consuming than upgrading from the disc.
>> Do any of you folks have any opinion on this?  Any input that I may have not
>> considered?
> Two A: do two but also restore the database backup you made in One.
> Do read and follow this:
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Database_Backup_and_Restore

PS 1: the misconfig could be:

1. in the myth settings (in which case they will carry over in the database.
2. in your alsa settings, in which case they won't
3. due to an old version of kernel or alsa.

PS 2: consider another distro, mandriva doesn't feature often here,
which leads me to believe people have no problems with myth on it, or
it's not much used for myth. I favour the latter interpretation. If
you want something with similar packaging (rpm)but a btter myth
heritage, try fedora/mythdora.

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