[MVLUG] Correcting some Mythinformation (sorry)
joseph at pfeifferfamily.net
Wed May 2 10:26:22 MDT 2007
rotering at animalcules.com writes:
>Also, the audio on that troublesome DVD worked fine for me at home.
>It's possible that the speaker jack on the back of my machine is
>flaky. Probably just gremlins, though.
Also, of course, we'd already demonstrated that the stereo we were
using was flaky. I find myself wondering if SH118B (the room next
door) might not be better, due to its A/V system. It's not really set
up as a conference room, though...
I wound up spending far too much time last night playing with mythtv.
(1) Make sure you've got a working mysql server before you try to
install mythtv. The machine I was working on didn't have mysql,
and trying to install both in a single aptitude session probably
cost me well over an hour all by itself.
(2) I think they've really gotten a little too extreme in trying to
create a PVR appliance. In addition to the notes Don was making
about trying to throw too much into a single application, it
really doesn't work well with other applications in an X
environment. For example, it doesn't respond to mouse clicks.
Its default configuration is full-screen; if you set it to a
smaller size and put it into a window, it doesn't resize the
window to match the content you're viewing. Since my normal mode
of operation at home is to be working while a Grateful Dead
concert is running in a corner of the display, this is a problem!
Trying to configure weather is just painful: if there's a way to
pick your city other than scrolling, I didn't come across it -- I
spent several minutes, and had gotten roughly to Abilene, when I
Is there a way to configure channels without having a tuner card?
I was interested in playing with zap2it, so I got an account and
ran mythfilldatabase, but any attempt to browse listings got a
message saying no channels were defined so the grid would be
empty, followed by a segfault.
In general, it looks like they've done an outstanding job of what they
set out to do. I wish they'd done just slightly more of what I'd like
it to be, though!
More information about the MVLUG