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This is a (preliminary, at best) page describing how to get support. (Fix Me: currently, I'm ripping this off (with some additions) from [[User Manual/Diagnosing Problems Section|another page]]. Hopefully I'll fix it soon.)
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== Forums ==
  
There are two main ways of getting support (not counting this site).
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There is a now a troubleshooting forum at the [[Forums|official forums]] (in addition to region and operating system specific forums).
  
== IRC ==
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== Mailing List ==
  
If you have an IRC client program, and know how to use it (that's beyond the scope of this document, you can visit the MythTV users IRC channel at ''irc://irc.freenode.net/#mythtv-users''
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Another common way is to subscribe to the users [[Mailing List|mailing list]] and post your question there.
  
{{Note box|There's another channel for developers at irc://irc.freenode.net/#mythtv please dont ask about how to use Mythtv or ask for support there.}}
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== IRC ==
 
 
=== Advantages ===
 
 
 
It's faster: if there's someone around who knows what is causing your problem, you might be able to get an answer instantly.
 
  
=== Disadvantages ===
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If you have an IRC client program, and know how to use it, you can visit the MythTV users IRC channel at ''irc://irc.freenode.net/#mythtv-users''
There may not be someone around who knows were your problem is coming from.
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You can also join with the [http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#mythtv-users Freenode's web chat client].
  
=== Best For ===
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==== Advantages ====
  
Lightweight questions, especially those about installation and compiling.
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* It's faster: if there's someone around who knows what is causing your problem, you might be able to get an answer instantly.
  
=== Not So Much ===
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==== Disadvantages ====
  
Long involved questions that are dependent on your installation and it's parameters.
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* There may not be someone around who knows where your problem is coming from.
  
(mailing list description coming soon)
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{{Note box|There's another channel for developers at irc://irc.freenode.net/#mythtv please don't ask about how to use MythTV or ask for support there.}}
  
 
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Latest revision as of 18:34, 14 April 2014

Forums

There is a now a troubleshooting forum at the official forums (in addition to region and operating system specific forums).

Mailing List

Another common way is to subscribe to the users mailing list and post your question there.

IRC

If you have an IRC client program, and know how to use it, you can visit the MythTV users IRC channel at irc://irc.freenode.net/#mythtv-users You can also join with the Freenode's web chat client.

Advantages

  • It's faster: if there's someone around who knows what is causing your problem, you might be able to get an answer instantly.

Disadvantages

  • There may not be someone around who knows where your problem is coming from.


Important.png Note: There's another channel for developers at irc://irc.freenode.net/#mythtv please don't ask about how to use MythTV or ask for support there.