[mythtv-users] Help with Xbox linux and mythtv
kgross at jensalt.com
Mon Oct 9 21:44:21 UTC 2006
chris at cpr.homelinux.net wrote:
>On Mon, Oct 09, 2006 at 01:11:56AM -0600, kim gross wrote:
>>>I get the unsupported error myself but x still starts. I suspect that
>>>you upgraded from XF86 to the new Xorg drivers. AFAIK this is a known
>>>problem as the new drivers do not support the xbox hardware yet. See if
>>>downgrading back to the XF86 drivers fixes your problem.
>>I hate to ask this, but how do I downgrade to the old drivers? I have
>>been googling for a few days now and have not figured out how to.
>Debian no longer supports XFree86 *at all*, so you can't downgrade
>using apt unless you find an unofficial source.
>When I first upgraded from 0.18 to 0.19 the Myth packages required
>a library that required Xorg, so my XBox dutifully upgraded itself
>to the point where it wouldn't start X and I had no frontend in my
>living room for about a month. Eventually I reinstalled Xebian
>1.1.4 and this time when I upgraded to 0.19 the dependencies were
>different and now I have it running on XFree86. Needless to say,
>now that I have 0.19 running again I'm taking a "it ain't broke, so
>don't fix it" approach to the XBox. I don't intend on installing
>0.20 until my other machines reach the point where Myth 0.19 is
>holding me back from installing some other critical package. To
>prevent accidental breakage I've marked 0.19 as "hold" so that it
>will block any other incompatible automatic upgrades.
>Do you still have your original install disk? If so then starting
>over is the easiest (if not only) way to downgrade successfully.
I got it working. To be honest I have no idea what I did, but last
night I rebooted the box again to get ready to reload and it came up and
is working great.
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