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« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2006, 08:09:44 AM »
Quote from: "duncan"


No probs. However - the current centos kernel for SME has no support for v4l or dvb devices - either built in or as a module.



Just reading your wiki and saw that.

From the CentosPlus readme..
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kernel-2.6.x-x.x.x.xxx.plus.c4
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This is a kernel that has many of the options and modules turned on which
are turned off by default in the upstream providers kernels.  A list of
some of the items that this Kernel includes are:

File Systems:
NTFS (read and write)
XFS (read and write)
JFS (read and write)
ReiserFS (read and write)
UFS {BSD default FS} (read only)
BeOS FS (read only)
AFS (read only)

Hardware Modules:
All USB
All Firewire
All SCSI
Video4 Linux and all Video, Audio and Radio modules

IPX, DECNET, netware file mount support, ability to write to a Windows
Dynamic Partition.  There are other items as well.


Maybe if the devs switched to the Centosplus kernel they could add "MythTV Ready" to their "sales" brochure.  :)
Regards,
William

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duncan

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« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2006, 08:18:27 AM »
Lol - I think that suggestion would go down like a ton of bricks.  :D

It does raise a point though. If anyone decides to do this - you really need to avoid updating with the yum update system SME has built in (or be careful about it)

Updating a kernel accidentally will cause favorite shows to be missed.

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« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2006, 11:46:58 PM »
Quote from: "duncan"
You will need to recompile the kernel however. Not all that hard.


You don't have to recomple the kernel.  I'm running the stock centos kernel and everything is working great.
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and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning." -- Rich Cook

duncan

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« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2006, 02:32:53 AM »
Quote from: "slords"
Quote from: "duncan"
You will need to recompile the kernel however. Not all that hard.


You don't have to recomple the kernel.  I'm running the stock centos kernel and everything is working great.


I`m guessing you compiled the latest v4l-dvb drivers from linuxtv.org ?

duncan

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« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2006, 10:00:23 AM »
Quote from: "duncan"

I`m guessing you compiled the latest v4l-dvb drivers from linuxtv.org ?


I`m guessing not. Latest cvs require a minimum of 2.6.12.

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« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2006, 11:30:13 PM »
I have a basic summary at:  http://www.stbecker.com/media/howto.html

Let me know if there's anything missing or inaccurate up to that point.[/url]

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« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2006, 11:42:07 PM »
Quote from: "stbecker"
I have a basic summary at:  http://www.stbecker.com/media/howto.html

Let me know if there's anything missing or inaccurate up to that point.[/url]


Enabling all those yum repositories may cause problems with sme's regular update check.

Might be better to enable them 'on the fly' with the --enablerepo= option.
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William

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« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2006, 06:45:35 AM »
Good point.  I added "disable" at the end - it does work this way, at least from a base install.

So the consensus is that a kernel re-compile is not needed - or is it?

duncan

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« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2006, 08:00:07 AM »
Quote from: "stbecker"
Good point.  I added "disable" at the end - it does work this way, at least from a base install.

So the consensus is that a kernel re-compile is not needed - or is it?


Something I`m trying to sus out at the moment. I can`t see how it can be done with the stock standard kernel. At the very least - the current v4l-dvb drivers will not compile with anything less than 2.6.12.

I`m redoing my howto here http://mythtv.goldtel.com.au/HomePage

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« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2006, 09:54:42 PM »
I am using the
   ivtv module (had to compile it myself)
   stock SME 7 kernel
and all is working well.

I can't get the MythWeb working since it's not "SME-ified" yet.

So yes, the stock kernel works.

Dependency on other modules is another matter.  
May need to go to an older module source.

Ed

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« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2006, 10:30:35 PM »
Quote from: "meanpenguin"
I am using the
   ivtv module (had to compile it myself)
   stock SME 7 kernel
and all is working well.

I can't get the MythWeb working since it's not "SME-ified" yet.

So yes, the stock kernel works.

Dependency on other modules is another matter.  
May need to go to an older module source.

Ed


Stock kernel may work for ivtv - but it doesn`t work for some of the newer cards like the compro`s or the Hauppauge 1300`s.

Mythweb works - you need to add a template. I will add something to my howto over the next day or so. You also need to allow .htaccess for the ibay and turn on symlinks.

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« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2006, 08:22:17 AM »
Duncan,

Would you mind posting the MythWeb portion on this board.

Thanks,
Ed

duncan

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« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2006, 07:55:22 AM »
Quote from: "meanpenguin"
Duncan,

Would you mind posting the MythWeb portion on this board.

Thanks,
Ed


Ok - give me a couple of days to get over Christmas and I`ll put it up for you.

guest22

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« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2007, 03:38:37 PM »
Duncan,

would it be possible to add the location(s) of the mythtv rpm's to you wiki pls? Right now there is no mentioning of what mythtv files are used and where to get them.

Thanks,
guest

duncan

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« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2007, 08:09:09 AM »
Quote from: "guest22"
Duncan,

would it be possible to add the location(s) of the mythtv rpm's to you wiki pls? Right now there is no mentioning of what mythtv files are used and where to get them.

Thanks,
guest


I compile from source. I prefer to do it that way. I`m pretty sure most others do it from atrpms.