[CentOS] MythTV on Centos 4

Sam Drinkard sam at wa4phy.net
Mon Sep 26 18:34:55 UTC 2005

Kirk Bocek wrote:

> I'm starting a project to build a MythTV box for my living room. 
> Anyone else currently working with MythTV on CentOS 4?
> Here are some of the gotcha's I've worked through so far:
> - I was originally planning on using KnoppMyth. But their CD appears 
> to be only for i386. Without realizing it, the P4 CPU I picked is one 
> of the newer ones with the x86_64 extensions. It won't boot i386. 
> Thus, my plan B is going with CentOS4 x86_64 and installing from the 
> ATrpms collection. Here's someone who's already doing this:
> http://umich2.com/archives/category/linux/mythtv/
> - I picked up a cheap Radeon 7000 with TV out. Wrong! Various posts 
> seem to say that the TV Out functionality is not supported by the 
> X.org radeon driver. It *does* work with the vesa driver though. I 
> just don't know if video and DVD playback will work with the vesa 
> driver. Does anyone know?
> - The stock RedHat kernel does *not* have irda support enabled. I 
> downloaded, enabled irda, and my motherboard's irda port is 
> found and configured. We'll see if I can get it to work with the IR 
> adapter in the nMediaPC case I bought.
> Kirk Bocek

    I've got an X600 ATI board, and the ATI driver *does* support the TV 
out function as well as dual monitors in either horizontal or vertical 
splits.  I don't use the TV-out function.  I believe I recall seeing the 
7000 series being supported.  Might check the ATI website.

Good luck..



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