[mythtv-users] Mythbuntu 8.10
james+mythtv at cummingsfamily.org.uk
Fri Oct 31 19:29:15 UTC 2008
For those of us with nice stable 8.04 systems, are there any mythtv
(or v4l or similar) improvements in 8.10 that make it worth upgrading,
and spending the time sorting out and resultant problems? (And
spousal aggravation that might cause?)
On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 14:34, Josh White <jaw1959 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 10:11 AM, Andrew Close <aclose at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 9:02 AM, James Crow <james at ultratans.com> wrote:
>> > I was feeling adventurous this morning and decided to upgrade my
>> > Mythbuntu 8.04.1 system to 8.10. On 8.04 I had to add a patch to lirc
>> > for my remote (MCE made by Pinnacle). I also had to compile a newer
>> > version of the dvb drivers to support a Pinnacle 800i ATSC/QAM card. I
>> > had a USB Pinnacle HDTV Pro stick that needed updated drivers to work
>> > with 8.04 as well.
>> > Because I did not want to use the DKMS patched lirc and 4vl-dvb drivers
>> > from my 8.04 system I removed them prior to starting the upgrade.
>> > # dkms uninstall -m lirc -v 0.8.3~pre1
>> > # dkms uninstall -m v4l-dvb -v 0.20080631
>> > My main desktop was already running 8.10 and had most of the needed
>> > packages. I copied the debs over to the Myth box and started the
>> > upgrade. It needed to grab an additional 170 packages (out of 900 some)
>> > and took about 12 minutes.
>> > The update asked about overwriting a couple of files. One of them was
>> > my /etc/mysql/my.cnf. I have the database bound to my ip rather than
>> > localhost to support my remote frontends. The upgrade wanted to
>> > overwrite my php.ini and I let it. I had increased the amount of memory
>> > used by php for something, but forgot why.
>> > Another ten minutes or so and the system was ready for a restart. After
>> > restart I noticed an error in dmesg about the firmware for my Pinnacle
>> > 800i card. I copied it into place and restarted. The kernel loaded the
>> > firmware this time without a hitch.
>> > I have started recordings on all available recorders and will check them
>> > out when I get home for lunch. Thumbnails look good in Mythweb so I
>> > think they will be ok.
>> good to hear. :) i'm hoping to spend some time this weekend moving to
>> 8.10. not sure if i'll upgrade or just blow my current install away
>> and reinstall fresh.
>> keep us posted ;)
>> Andrew Close
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>> mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> I upgraded to 8.10 three weeks ago on my main desktop machine, and the only
> problem I has was with my xorg.conf. Ubuntu didn't like some of the stuff I
> did previously, and since while installing, I read that an xorg.conf is
> unnecessary in some cases (because of the way the new version used by Ubuntu
> works) so the solution was simple; I just deleted my xorg.conf, restarted,
> things looked fine - on one of my monitors. Then I had to run
> nvidia-settings (or whatever the nvidia configuration utility is called) and
> reconfigure my dual head setup (of course, this must be done as root, or it
> can't write to the xorg.conf file). Now, everything works as I would expect
> it. This machine is used as a Mythfrontend (I generally leave one montor
> running myth, while I use my other monitor for normal tasks, unless I'm
> doing something where I want two monitors, and even then, I can generally
> leave myth running like a wallpaper).
> I plan to upgrade my backend and install mythbuntu 8.10 on another machine
> next week (I'm building a new one, so it seems like it's worth a shot).
> Relevant or not, that's my story.
> - Josh
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