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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:11 am Reply with quote
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The kernel source packages are available at my server (location posted earlier in the thread). Just the linux-headers-2.6.17-mtr2-generic package should be enough, but the linux-source package is there also. There should also be an lirc-modules-source package available, which can be reconfigured to include the lirc_streamzap module.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:58 pm Reply with quote
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nybbler wrote:
The kernel source packages are available at my server (location posted earlier in the thread). Just the linux-headers-2.6.17-mtr2-generic package should be enough, but the linux-source package is there also. There should also be an lirc-modules-source package available, which can be reconfigured to include the lirc_streamzap module.


I couldn't find a file with that in its name, nor in the synaptic pkg manager. It might be a case of me not being familiar with the Debian/Ubuntu environment, like I said, so you may need to be more explicit. I am downloading linux-source-2.6.17_2.6.17-10-mtr2.tar.gz right now on the chance that it has what I need. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:36 pm Reply with quote
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The actual package names are
linux-headers-2.6.17-10-mtr2
linux-headers-2.6.17-10-mtr2-generic
linux-source-2.6.17-10-mtr2-generic
lirc-modules-source
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:00 pm Reply with quote
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Nybbler -

I tried installing your distro on a spare partition on my Myth box (runs Myth on Mandriva-64 from two other partitions) last night.. It installed just fine, but then would not boot (tried to boot the kernel, then hard-locked). The machine is now running a Turion-64 4000+ (was a plain-jane Athlon 64 3400+ before). Are there any differences between those two chips that would cause this? Just curious...thanks.

BTW...thanks again for the patches to the cx88-alsa module.

Bob

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:59 pm Reply with quote
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No reason I know of it should fail on a Turion, but I've never tried anything other than an Athlon.

Next version will have 2.6.20 with the -ck changes, and they apply much more cleanly to that kernel than 2.6.17. I don't know when I'll get a chance to package it up, though.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:24 pm Reply with quote
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nybbler wrote:
The actual package names are
linux-headers-2.6.17-10-mtr2
linux-headers-2.6.17-10-mtr2-generic
linux-source-2.6.17-10-mtr2-generic
lirc-modules-source


I don't see that linux-source-2.6.17-10-mtr2-generic package. Here's what I do find that sems related to the packages you listed:

linux-headers-2.6.17-10-mtr2_2.6.17-10.34_amd64.deb
linux-headers-2.6.17-10-mtr2-generic_2.6.17-10.34_amd64.deb
lirc-modules-source_0.8.0-5ubuntumtr2_all.deb
linux-source-2.6.17_2.6.17-10.34_all.deb

That last looks close, but lacks the "mtr2" and "generic" designations. Is that it, or is the repository missing it, or am I just missing something?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:13 pm Reply with quote
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nybbler wrote:
No reason I know of it should fail on a Turion, but I've never tried anything other than an Athlon.

Next version will have 2.6.20 with the -ck changes, and they apply much more cleanly to that kernel than 2.6.17. I don't know when I'll get a chance to package it up, though.


Looking forward to it! Take your time, the effort is appreciated!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:19 pm Reply with quote
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Nybbler -

I definitely want to try the new version of your distro when you're done. I tried to upgrade my Mandriva setup to 2007.0 with the latest patches tonight....I was able to get Myth to run but a lot of other things got rather b0rked up, so I restored my old working setup from backup.

I run Ubuntu on several other boxes and certainly wouldn't mind converting this one over to it. The only other things I'd need to do is move the database over and migrate my LVM groups. Will the new one be on Edgy or Feisty?

Thanks
Bob

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:09 am Reply with quote
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It's Edgy, but with a 2.6.20 kernel, which I'm hoping solves some JFS problems. I don't intend to upgrade the distro unless there's a good reason; I started on dapper and it was a pain to move to edgy (but definitely worth it).
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 12:25 pm Reply with quote
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nybbler wrote:

Next version will have 2.6.20 with the -ck changes, and they apply much more cleanly to that kernel than 2.6.17. I don't know when I'll get a chance to package it up, though.


Nybbler - could you give me some info on where I can get the -ck source for 2.6.20? I'm trying to compile 2.6.20 to work on the Mandriva-2007 setup, and I can't get HD to display well....I assume I need some patches or setting tweaks. Right now I'm using Linus' source from kernel.org.

A pointer to this info would be appreciated! - Thanks.
Bob

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:40 am Reply with quote
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The -ck patches are here. I really only use them to get soft real-time scheduling for mythtv.

http://members.optusnet.com.au/ckolivas/kernel/
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New .iso is up
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2007 11:11 am Reply with quote
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New ISO is up at http://www.russotto.net/~russotto/mythmtr.iso

This is a 2.6.20 based version with new nVidia drivers -- the drivers give much improved HDTV playback performance.

Setup is the same as before -- one / partition (I use 10GB), one swap partition (2GB) and one /myth partition (JFS or XFS recommended)

First time it comes up it will run mythtv-setup. It may complain that mythbackend is running -- ignore it, that's a minor race condition. Set up your video sources and connections (the card should be set up already), then quit mythtv-setup. It will go back to the desktop. Wait about 15 seconds and mythwelcome/mythfrontend will start.

If you use the OEM install, note that it will run mythtv-setup anyway. Just CTRL-ALT-DEL to get to the gdm menu and log in as 'oem'.

If anyone knows of another board I can continue this thread without porn spam, let me know.
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Re: New .iso is up
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 5:40 am Reply with quote
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nybbler wrote:
If anyone knows of another board I can continue this thread without porn spam, let me know.

Do you think that we can start a section or thread for pcHDTV at the AVS forum?

I would like to continue to offer my (meager) help to other users of a pcHDTV card. If there was a different forum I would abandon this one completely!

A member of my local LUG (Linux Users Group) just got a HD-5500. When I suggested that he try this forum for help, his jaw dropped as he said that he tried! Shocked

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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 4:54 pm Reply with quote
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I started a thread for my distro over on the AVS Forum - HTPC Area - Linux Chat forum. Fortunately I use the same handle there as here.

I'd think other pcHDTV-related threads would be on-topic there as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:48 pm Reply with quote
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I know spam has been a big issue here. pcHDTV was having some issues getting some patches to the forum installed that would reduce the amount of spam. Those patches are now installed and I would expect that the spam sould be drastically reduced. My "real" job has heated up lately and I haven't been able to help pcHDTV out much here on the board to keep spam out of the way.

Please don't jump away from the forum here entirely. This is where most people come for help first.

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