MythTV GUI Settings

Even though my X is running at 720×480 on a widescreen tv I had to adjust the GUI settings as so, big ups to chase

GuiWidth: 641
GuiHeight: 451
GuiOffsetX: 36
GuiOffsetY: 12

Now that I had them set everthing worked fine…. except video playback, I just had to adjust playback to play as 16/9 and now everything is perfect.  Just need to get Lirc working now.

MythTV Revisited

Recently I picked up a PCR-350 card from Chase’s boss and decided to give MythTV a try again.  I have tried it in the past but with little luck since I was using an ATI TV Wonder Pro which does software encoding.  Anyways I have been dabbling with Knoppmyth, Ubuntu, Gentoo and have not been able to get the damn thing working.  The life tv function just displays a blank screen, but when I cat the device to a file it DOES capture.  Anyways I got another machine from a guy that we share and office with so that was to be my new MythTV box…. that changed tonight when I decided to convert my main desktop to the MythTV box and the machine I got from the guy at work to my Desktop. Anyways here are the new specs of my MythTV box, all the parts should be here with in the week.

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I’m really happy where I am, and yet I can’t stop thinking about suicide.

Well not really, but I know that I am never going to help people out with their computers ever again. Last night I went to fix a friends computer … one hour later I was still working on it and it was being a bitch. See it has two hard drive’s 1st which is the C: drive is a 540 gig drive w/o any space on it and the 2nd which is a 3.2 gig had nothing on it… so the plan was to format the 3.2 and make it the C: drive and then make the 540 the D: drive… anyways the computer will only see the drives if the 540 is set as the master and the 3.2 as the slave, if you put just one in the computer then it wont detect it, or if it does then well it wont let you format the damn thing… and to top it off I didn’t get the hair cut I was planning on getting either.