THIS IS NOT THE CURRENT VERSION OF MYTHDORA. PLEASE GO TO THE FOLLOWING LINK FOR THE MOST RECENT VERSION:
MythDora 3.0 is now using FC5 along with MythTV-0.20 all on DVD. This DVD will install on various PVR builds. A few changes have been made since the 2.32 version. Hopefully good ones. One big change is that version 3.0 now runs on an SMP kernel. Another big change is that MythDora-3.0 now uses KDE and goes onto a DVD rather than a CD. With change and additions, things just couldn't fit on a CD any longer. The ISO size isn't too much bigger, about 940mb total.
There will no longer be any need for a Unichrome version as the needed bits are now in the modular Xorg-7.0. What is now being used is a single Openchrome Via rpm from the Epia repository at washington.kelkoo.net. This should be enough to allow hardware acceleration for Epia mainboards and S3 video card users.
Please read the F.A.Q. if you have any initial questions. Also look over the README file thats located on your disk. This is where you will find instructions on certain parts of MythDora. There is also an Install Notes at the top of this page which gives you a general idea of how to set things up in mythtvsetup.
One thing you need to make sure of is when you install in either auto or custom, please make sure you disable selinux during install !!!
You will come to this after the first reboot right after being asked about firewall. Good idea to disable firewall as well.
Make sure you complete steps 1-4 in mythtvsetup. If you don't, things will not get created properly in the database. This also goes for those of you who don't have a tuner card installed. At least enter into each section and then esc if you have to. This doesn't apply on a frontend install though.
MythDora 3.0 uses an auto installer that allows your system to install only on the first hard drive and not on your remaining physical hard drives. The installer uses LVM which will allow you to add another HD to your volume group if you so choose.
For those of you new to MythDora, the easiest way to install would be to use the auto install feature. This will install every package on the disk, automatically format your disk(s), create a user mythtv, setup networking, setup MythTV etc., all on the fly. When mythtvsetup finishes, mythfilldatabase will automatically start but only if you have chosen an all-in-one setup and have a valid Data Direct subscription. XMLTV users will need to run mythfilldatabase --manual in the provided xterm screen if need be. After that a reboot will take place as this seems to install your tuner card(s) a little better.
Please be sure to make the appropriate changes in the frontend setup in order for things to work correctly. This may include sound working properly, bitrate adjustment, resolution or changing channels etc.
It's also recommended that you do not do an "apt-get dist-upgrade" , "apt-get upgrade" or "yum update/upgrade" as you run the risk of breaking something. You have been warned!!.
I really want to thank those of you who gave me feedback during the beta testing. This couldn't have been done without you. I really appreciate it.
Also I want to thank one of our members here, inm8, for creating the kickass new logo for MythDora. He did an outstanding job and I don't think you'll be disappointed. I also added in some more eye candy for your viewing pleasure.
Here is a list of the changes included in the new MythDora-3.0.
Changes in 3.0
- MythArchive (WooHoo)
- fglrx(ATI Legacy) 8.28.8-1
- fglrx(ATI) 8.29.6-1
- SiS driver by Thomas Winischhofer
- K9Copy (DVD Shrink for Linux)
- video4linux drivers as of 11/07/06 (Newer supported cards such as Avermedia M150, HVR1300, HVR3000, pcHDTV 5500, and newer DVB cards)
- Added more emulators in for MythGame(N64, Playstation, GameBoy Advance, Color GameBoy)
- MediaMVP (livetv supposedly works)
- and some other smaller things as well.
There is no upgrade from 2.32. You will need to backup the old fashioned way by way of your database and media files. If your system is working fine then the only upgrade you will need is MythTV itself but ONLY if thats giving you problems. Then a simple apt-get install mythtv-suite should do it.