Wow, can't leave this list for a day
... look at all the questions...
mceachrw wrote:first and foremost, will the mythtv modules work with a 0.16 backend?
i looked at the kernel .config file and it looked to be set for c3-2. if i have an me6000 (c3 not c3-2), could i just change that to c3, recompile, and still use all the existing kernel modules in the root fs? will the rest of this distro work on an me6000?
First, if you mean will the CVS frontend work with an official 0.16 backend, I believe the answer is no, the mythlib version number has been bumped after 0.16 was released.
Second, I know nothing about the me6000. Can anyone else comment on this? If you find that you also need to rebuild the kernel modules you'll probably have to build the sensors and lirc modules as well. Send me a private message if you want help with that.
goldwein wrote:Can you tell us what modules you have working, and what is on the TODO list? Also, is there any way you can creat a quick "HOWTO" since it appears that there may be some custom settings necessary in the httpd.conf, pcelinux.cfg and other areas?
Difficult questions, those... I have a lot of modules working, are you thinking about anything in particular? sensors work, longhaul and supermount probably work although I haven't tried them, pwc and ov511 are in for webcams but I haven't tried those either. USB works, and joystick support with USB stick and gamepad. lirc is only built for homebrew serial ATM.
TODO list... having one of those would imply being much more organized than I really am. My TODO list actually has two standing items: 1) Keep MiniMyth running; 2) Try to improve the way it runs. There are a lot of useful things happening in the CVS these days so I update my code often, and keeping it running is often a pain. Incorporating picture-quality patches should be a TODO item, but as I just recently moved from a non-working frontend to a working one after many months, the extra small improvement in quality is not a high priority for me. Oh yeah, Ivor's EPIA OSD is on my list too, as soon as I can figure out what's actually going on with it.
I'm mainly making these builds so I have a working system (is there a "selfish smirk" smiley?) but I'll be happy to throw in any requested additions/changes as long as they don't break the system for me. The selfish angle is also why some configuration settings are hardcoded or different from the original MiniMyth. I'll try to get around to documenting those changes this weekend.
JonW wrote:I'm interested in using your build - I haven't yet, because I haven't had a chance to upgrade my backend to 0.16/CVS. I'm a little apprehensive about using CVS, since by its very nature, it's constantly changing (and I guess going back to 0.15 is non-trivial.)
Man, I wouldn't even try to downgrade... Not that I would want to anyway.
JonW wrote:Does your build use the same means of cutomisation as stock Minimyth, e.g. to obtain the lirc .rc file? In other words, is it a drop-in replacement for MiniMyth?
Yes and no (how's that for being helpful?) My build retains support for getting config files from /tftpboot as well as a custom preapp.script. Whether I kept that for lirc... I'm not sure but I can put that back in quite easily. The required modules for anything other than homebrew serial probably would be missing, though. I can build new ones if anyone needs them.
JonW wrote:Also, I'm currently using the MiniMyth 0.51 build modified with Kenneth Aafloy's patches for interlacing, which make a great improvement in the picture for me. I understand that libddmpeg etc have all been superseded by VxMC/Unichrome - can anybody comment on how this compares for picture quality?
Indeed, this build is based on vld-XvMC, which as I understand has it's own set of patches. However, see above regarding picture quality patches... If anyone wants to tell me which patches it would be a good idea for me to apply, I'd be happy to do so.
JonW wrote:Finally, does you build incorporate the workaround for the broken stepping 3 Nehemiahs that misreport their MMX capabilities?
Not aware of the problem or the workaround. My CPU is stepping 1. Is the workaround simple to add?
Done... deep breath, and back to my day job.