[mythtv-users] Been a while - New hardware, should I reinstall?
douglasw0 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 17:32:44 UTC 2007
To add to this, I guess I should probably ask the following (WARNING:
Noobness exposure incoming).
I am aware of several "branches" of MythTV including a "Fixes" branch that I
should probably be using, given it's pulling anything fixed and verified out
That said, I'm using RedHat and RPMs to keep MythTV updated (as mentioned
below) out of Axel's repository. There are updates comming down the pipe
for the MythTV packages, are these including the "fixes" branch of code or
is fixes only available if you're doing a "roll your own" compilation?
I'm really sorry for the noob question btw.
On 4/25/07, Douglas Wagner <douglasw0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> So I was working last night with Myth2Ipod and was in the middle of
> transcoding a show to test it out when POOF the PVR simply shuts down on
> me. No power outage, nothing else in the entertainment center went down,
> the PVR just shut off.
> Crud, so I go and try to power it back up...no dice. Change out the power
> supply hoping beyond hope it's a PS failure and not something on the
> motherboard...no dice again.
> (Tho, after testing it, that PS couldn't power up another working computer
> either, so I suspect the PS toasted and took something on the board with
> it). No idea if it's the CPU, Memory or just the board itself.
> So, here I am PVRless and having MB issues. Recently I just replaced the
> CPU in my main windows gaming box and now have a shiny used AMD64 3000+
> laying around doing nothing.
> So, long story short, new motherboard comming in, with a new Media Center
> Case (can't JUST replace components can we? :) ) and unfortunately a new
> Video Card as well (pretty much the same AGP Card I have now in PCI-E
> However, here's where my question comes in. So the prior CPU was an Intel
> based 2.8g 32-bit. I'm replacing that with an AMD Based 64-Bit.
> Obviously to take advantage of the 64 bit CPU I need a 64 bit operating
> System, which, happily, I can get ahold of since this is linux. The
> question becomes however, is there an increase in speed/stability/something
> worth dumping a currently working MythTV install. I would admit I'm not
> overly looking forward to a week's reinstallation and re-setup of the box
> from scratch, i've put ALOT of work into it as is, but then again, if I can
> get a faster/better system out of it i'm all for it.
> It is currently running FC5, if I do a re-install I'd be looking at FC6
> (just to stay current).
> So, to summarize the questions and add a few more:
> 1) Is a reinstall worth it to move from 32 bit to 64 bit?
> 2) Are there problems with Myth on a 64 bit OS System?
> 3) When going through the installation steps will I get ahold of a 64 bit
> version of Myth with a 64 bit OS install? (I ask this because while i'm not
> a stranger to rolling my own so to speak, the ability to simply use yum or
> another package manager to keep myth updated is a VERY nice concept to
> me...). I assume if I compile my own i'd get a 64 bit wide version of Myth
> installed (correct me if i'm wrong), but is there an ability to get that via
> 4) Are there issues with FC6 or any challenges I might have to face with
> it that should keep me on FC5?
> Anyway, just trying to get a community feel on an upgrade from FC5 to FC6
> and 32-bit to 64-bit. Advice happily taken.
> Oh, I guess I should probably ask if anyone sees any issue with the system
> INITIALLY booting with a hardware change of a new MB and New CPU (on the old
> install so I can backup what I need)...I really DO NOT want to loose the
> myth database (i'm using the Stock RH kernel, no patches or custom kernels
> to screw things up).
> --Douglas Wagner
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