[mythtv-users] Starting to think I should use Kaffeine instead
drew at mykitchentable.net
Thu Oct 20 10:29:30 EDT 2005
On 10/20/2005 3:53 AM ffrr wrote:
> Andrew Close wrote:
>>> How about trying one of the "quickstart" distros like KnoppMyth or
>>> Personally, I moved away from the Mandrake based distros a while
>>> ago. Too
>>> much overhead. If you're feeling up to the challenge, you can
>>> install Gentoo
>>> and create a truly customized Myth install. It's what I run on my
>>> HOURS of compiling fun ;-)
>> i second that. if you're going to start over you may want to give
>> another distro a try. KnoppMyth is a pretty quick and very painless
>> install. it has full support for all Myth's many wonderful features
>> OOtB (out of the box). if you have fairly recent hardware, 'it just
>> nuff said.
> I got to thinking, maybe I could try knoppmyth fairly painlessly. I
> found an old 15GB IDE drive from an old computer and plugged it into
> my main machine. I downloaded the very latest knoppmyth (just
> announced here in a message today), and quickly installed it. I
> didn't get all the myth stuff going - like the tv guide etc, just
> enough to watch live TV.
> BTW: it allowed me to import my channels.conf, a feature which people
> here have said is not in the released mythtv version !!!
> Anyway, the big discovery is... rock solid pictures. Not one single
> damn glitch in sight, nor in the audio either :-)
> - it can't be signal strength related, so no point in buying a new card
> - can't be interrupt related - not directly anyway as nothing has
> changed in my hardware setup or BIOS
> - kernel is 184.108.40.206, so maybe a newer kernel than the 2.6.11 I have
> now might fix it (roll on Mandriva 2006 - or else I look at upgrading
> the kernel - about which I know nothing--- yet)
> btw: one thing that didn't work was when knoppmyth asked if the
> ethernet interface should use dhcp I said yes. This failed (sometimes
> the dhcp server in my NAT firewall/router plays up) but it didn't go
> back and let me do it manually. Now there's no ethernet interface
> configured at all. I can't find any way to do it manually now. This
> is one of the bothers of a cutdown distro I guess... no nice GUI to do
> this sort of stuff. Is there any way to rerun the script that
> configures the ethernet?
I don't know about KnoppMyth specifically but 'dhcpcd' that's on my
Gentoo system looks like what you need. Maybe KnoppMyth has it?
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