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A day in Linux is an adventure... (Little fixes and bug reports...)

So today I decided I would emerge sync and then update the whole Gentoo world while I was working to try to get a few annoyances fixed. In particular, wanted to see if the new mythtv would fix the colour problems.

First I had to fix a shallow error in the building of Qt, opengl-update ...

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Hmm, what's wrong with the picture settings... (Will be a bit of a pain when recording...)

Turns out that Myth stores picture settings for each channel, but doesn't seem to allow altering those settings, so I can't just use v4lctl to set the values unless I do it every time I change the channel. There's also something weird happening to the audio whenever I record (it suddenly starts sounding tinny and ...

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Well would you look (and listen) to that! (Finally get PVR software working...)

Okay, so what did it take to get the ATI TV Wonder Pro running on Gentoo Linux with sound and video under MythTV, you ask? You ask the weirdest questions sometimes:
  • Upgrade the kernel to 2.6.10 (unstable for AMD64)
  • Patch the kernel with the latest Video-for-Linux patches for that kernel version, which include fixes for ...

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Too much coffee, not enough Video-for-Linux (Alternative to rebuilding Windows goes rather slowly... but not three-days-of-rebuilding-hell-slowly...)

Since I really only have the one feature missing from the Linux environment that's sufficient to keep me on Win32, I figured I'd give making the PVR software work one more try. This time I got MythTV properly configured, including the XML-TV grabber, scheduling of recording, and all of the other features I care about ...

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I'm sure this would have been much easier for Unix gurus (Turns out there's a -u flag for cp, but CVS can't really handle DOS line endings copied into a unix checkout...)

Since Windows is hosed, I did the day's work from my Gentoo Linux partition. Today's primary task was getting the three copies of Cinemon (CVS, running CVS checkout and enhanced running CVS checkout on Win32) merged into one CVS repository after the loss of the original CVS repository (sigh). Secondary task was testing and making ...

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Have to rebuild Windows yet again (It would be *so* nice if the hardware worked in Linux so I could ditch Windows entirely...)

Woke up this morning to find that there are half a dozen infected (system) files on the Windows partition. I'd really like to know what vector they came in on :( . AVG found the problems, but the free version couldn't heal, quarantine, or otherwise touch them. I suppose I could futz around replacing the ...

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