[ATrpms-users] Where are the recommended instructions for ATrpm setup
promac at gmail.com
Mon Nov 6 23:22:53 CET 2006
you got to understand that this has nothing to do with mythtv.
Every time one upgrades the kernel version there is a risk that some module
will break. It can be a video4linux driver or another one.
If the main purpose of the system is just running mythtv, there is no need
of upgrading the kernel if everything is working fine. Should you do, be
sure you keep the previous kernel and all of its modules. If the upgrade is
big, backup the partitions so you can restore them in case the result is not
adequate. Doing that, you can always restore what you had before.
To cope with all the diversity of hardware with almost no support from the
makers is really a challenge. This is why ATrpms has the video4linux modules
packaged with the latest versions for those who need them.
Generally, if a module breaks, the fix comes fast, but someone has to track
the bugs and fix the rpms, and preferably someone who actually owns the
hardware. I have fixed many modules during the time, but only the ones I
and because this is a kind of hobby for me, and a way of paying what the
open source community has given for me for free.
Therefore, my suggestion is: try to track the problem and report it to the
appropriate list, so the next person can benefit from what you have done.
On 11/6/06, Julian Edwards <atrpms at julian-edwards.com> wrote:
> Paulo Cavalcanti wrote:
> > Mythtv works flawlessly with FC6.
> Unfortunately, not for me it doesn't. Well, ivtv doesn't, which stops
> Mythtv working.
> I've had a PVR250 working flawlessly since version 0.1.7 of the ivtv
> driver, right up to 0.7.1 with FC5. Upgrading to 0.8.0 with kernel
> 2.6.18 (which is the same kernel that FC6 uses) resulted in firmware
> errors and the kernel module wouldn't load.
> Going back to 2.6.17 / 0.7.1 worked again.
> Like many people say - if it ain't broke, don't fix it :)
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