[CentOS] MythTV on Centos 4

Peter Kjellström cap at nsc.liu.se
Wed Sep 28 09:18:38 UTC 2005

On Monday 26 September 2005 20.11, 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.

Intel CPUs with EM64T _will_ work fine with i386 dists. Lots of people pick a 
i386 dist (even when there is a similar x86_64 dist available) for software 
and hardware compatibility reasons.


> 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

  Peter Kjellström               |
  National Supercomputer Centre  |
  Sweden                         | http://www.nsc.liu.se
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