[CentOS] Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-350 card on CentOS 4.X?
Bill.Church at bsius.com
Fri Oct 27 14:58:12 UTC 2006
The PVR-350 (ivtv) implementation is bleeding edge and has more of a place in Fedora Core, which oddly enough is where it works. If the client needs to use hardware that is not in the HCL ( https://hardware.redhat.com/hwcert/index.cgi is one site with such an ACL :) ) they need to understand that it has the potential to reduce the reliability of the system and support for such hardware is best effort.
I'd be more willing to setup a dedicated MytTV backend server for the PVR-350 using Fedora Core 5 (about as hard as adding a yum repo and typing 'yum install mythtv-suite' http://wilsonet.com/mythtv/fcmyth.php). The front end could be installed on any CentOS box with out much trouble ('yum install mythtv-frontend'). Some of that can be adapted to CentOS.
Yes, you'll be maintaining two distributions, but the alternative is maintaining kernels and patches. That's up to you.
----- Original Message -----
From: centos-bounces at centos.org on behalf of Steve Huff
Sent: Fri, 10/27/2006 10:10am
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Subject: Re: [CentOS] Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-350 card on CentOS 4.X?
On Oct 27, 2006, at 9:47 AM, Bisbal, Prentice wrote:
> you're a professional system admin, your job is to make things work. A
> few crashes here and there are better then employess who can't get the
> job done at all. If stability is the issue, using CentOS is much
well, yes, unless the requirements of the job are such that "a few
crashes here and there"(!!) are unacceptable. :)
does anyone know if the centosplus kernel supports this particular TV
card? if not, you might want to request its inclusion; that might
provide you with a somewhat less painful solution than maintaining
your own custom kernel.
If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an
improbable fiction. - Fabian, Twelfth Night, III,v
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