[ubuntu-mythtv] Firewire testers needed

Thomas Mashos thomas at weilandhomes.com
Sat Sep 8 17:51:49 BST 2007

I have just installed mythbuntu (build sept 8, 07) to test the firewire
per your request.  It works, as I am able to capture video.  I did not
do extensive testing as I just installed this on a spare HD to see if it
worked, so I do not know about sound, but I definetly can watch TV over
it.  I followed the firewire guide at

Mythbuntu doesn't seem to be affected by the firewire stack problem
other distros seem to be having.

Currently though, firewire is a PITA to setup.  A few ideas are being
thrown around to fix that though.  Any ideas on it would be appreciated.


On Thu, 2007-09-06 at 22:01 +0200, Michael Haas wrote:
> Hello,
> Ubuntu Gutsy *probably* comes with a new firewire stack which might
> break recording from firewire boxes.
> If you own a firewire-enabled cable box, please test it with the latest
> Mythbuntu alpha or just with MythTV on a regular gutsy install. We'd
> appreciate any reports.
> Thanks.. and don't break anything :)
> Regards,
> Michael

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