Mythtv and Debian Sarge
Posted 06 February 2006 - 11:30 PM
1 gb ddr
Wintv PVR 150
2 hd, 120 gigs and 250 gigs (boot off 120)
Readeon 8500le (old school)
Creative Labs live sound card
I have debain and xp boot off the same drive, useing grub as my boot loader. I installed Debian on a 15gig partion and everything is up and running.
Problems installing Mythv:
Iv been running through a couple of walk throughs on the net, they have been helpful but not to the point where I have a myth system up and running. The problem Iv been haveing is getting all the packages required for mythtv to compile. The specific files are libxvmc and a few of its dependences.
To solve this im thinking its probally in my best interset to switch to a different system that is better supported by mythtv. Im think that redhat is my best choice but given the choic i'd like to stay with debian.
Posted 08 February 2006 - 11:31 AM
If you want to try that try adding this line to your /etc/apt/sources.list file
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy multiverse
Then do an apt-get update, and apt-get install mythtv
Posted 01 March 2006 - 09:56 AM
deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ sarge main
and then do "apt-get update" and "apt-cache search myth" to see what myth related packages you can install.
You'll need to install a lot of dependent packages but if you select "Desktop" and "Development" environment during the initial install you'll have most of it.
I pieced my install together based on info from various (some out of date!) sites such as:
It all worked nicely with the installed binaries but I did have to compile ivtv drivers and a few other packages from source.
I've been meaning to write a similar sort of install trail for debian sarge on my hardware (stock Dell Dimension PIII & PVR-350) but haven't found the time...
I'm also not finished yet, I'm trying to get MythGame to work, I need to setup an IR-blaster to control my satellite box and I want to add a joystick.
In addition, I want to see if I can stream live TV or movies with/without mythtv (I've been looking at vlc (http://www.videolan.org)) but so far it only barely works - something needs to be tuned or adjusted somewhere.
Hope this helps!
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