[Cialug] MythTV project, any suggestions?
tony at tonybibbs.com
Wed Jan 10 10:17:10 CST 2007
I'd agree with the suggestion of Knoppmyth. I ran the installation with
no problems and even lirc was working fine against my PVR-250. Only
problem I'm having is getting the myth box to change channels on my
Directv d11-500 tuner (the tuner is supported). As soon as I get that
problem licked I'll be loving it.
Also, I've opted to grab the x-arcade joystick which works like a charm
under linux for MAME. It definitely has some geek-appeal:
As for space, I've considered getting a couple big SATA drives and
running LVM on them. Anybody here running myth that way?
Nathan C. Smith wrote:
> You owe it to your sanity (and maybe your family) to check out knoppmyth.
> They make a fantastic distro that installs mythtv for you - and boy how.
> After knoppmyth there is only a little bit of tuning to do to get a great
> installation going. I think mine has been running about two years now. I
> use it everyday. In addition to knoppmyth the knoppmythwiki has great
> tuning tips for myth and particularly knoppmyth.
> Even if you only use Knoppmyth to experience a nice working config and to
> cut your teeth on MythTV before going "whole hog" with a raw install you
> will come out ahead.
> Also, you can never have enough hard drive with MythTV.
> The hauppauge stuff is all well supported these days. Video on Linux has
> come a long way in the last 3-4 years.
> Ask here if you have more questions.
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