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Thread: Should I install updates on a Mythbuntu system?

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    Should I install updates on a Mythbuntu system?

    Hi,

    I used MythTV on Fedora for years but got fed up with Fedora issues (Fedora 8 = no sound...aargh!) and tried Mythbuntu 7.10 last night. I love it! I had it up and running in no time. Cheers to the developers.

    My question is, the Update Manager says I need to install a bunch of updates. Do you advise installing these updates, or should I ignore them and just upgrade the entire system every 6 months as new Mythbuntu releases come out?

    The updates include a bunch of Gnome and KDE related items, which seems odd since Mythbuntu uses XFCE.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Should I install updates on a Mythbuntu system?

    Not sure exactly what updates you are looking at, but I keep my three mythbuntu systems up to data and I have not regretted it.
    Jj
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    Re: Should I install updates on a Mythbuntu system?

    Horses for courses.

    I'm opposed to updating. Once my system is up and running I disable updates.
    If it ain't broke don't fix it!
    Never eat more than you can lift!

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    Unhappy Re: Should I install updates on a Mythbuntu system?

    I let mine update the other day and now regret it. I have a PVR-150 with the IR receiver port and my remote no longer works. Hopefully, they will fix it in the next batch of updates and I'll get a functional remote again.

    If anyone could point me to a fix in the meantime, I'd really appreciate it.

    Ted

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    Re: Should I install updates on a Mythbuntu system?

    Quote Originally Posted by michalikt View Post
    I let mine update the other day and now regret it. I have a PVR-150 with the IR receiver port and my remote no longer works. Hopefully, they will fix it in the next batch of updates and I'll get a functional remote again.

    If anyone could point me to a fix in the meantime, I'd really appreciate it.

    Ted
    Are you sure you have not rebooted the system? A lot of us have problem after a reboot because the lirc seems to change and you have to adjust the /lirc/hardware.conf.

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    Re: Should I install updates on a Mythbuntu system?

    Are you sure you have not rebooted the system? A lot of us have problem after a reboot because the lirc seems to change and you have to adjust the /lirc/hardware.conf.
    Yes, I did reboot. What changes need to be made? My conf file is:

    root@mythbox:~# cat /etc/lirc/hardware.conf
    # /etc/lirc/hardware.conf
    #
    #Chosen Remote Control
    REMOTE="Hauppauge TV card"

    # Arguments which will be used when launching lircd
    LIRCD_ARGS=""

    #Don't start lircmd even if there seems to be a good config file
    #START_LIRCMD=false

    #Try to load appropriate kernel modules
    LOAD_MODULES=true

    # Run "lircd --driver=help" for a list of supported drivers.
    DRIVER=""
    # If DEVICE is set to /dev/lirc and devfs is in use /dev/lirc/0 will be
    # automatically used instead
    DEVICE=""
    MODULES="lirc_dev lirc_i2c"

    # Default configuration files for your hardware if any
    LIRCD_CONF="hauppauge/lircd.conf.hauppauge"
    LIRCMD_CONF=""
    Ted

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    Re: Should I install updates on a Mythbuntu system?

    Quote Originally Posted by Titus A Duxass View Post
    I'm opposed to updating. Once my system is up and running I disable updates.
    If it ain't broke don't fix it!
    I agree. I had too many problems with Fedora updates hosing my mythtv box.
    I think I'll disable my updates too - how should I do that on the Mythbuntu system?

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    Re: Should I install updates on a Mythbuntu system?

    Quote Originally Posted by michalikt View Post
    Yes, I did reboot. What changes need to be made? My conf file is:



    Ted
    Look in this [HTML][http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=590909&highlight=lirc1/HTML]

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    Re: Should I install updates on a Mythbuntu system?

    Quote Originally Posted by vulture99 View Post
    I agree. I had too many problems with Fedora updates hosing my mythtv box.
    I think I'll disable my updates too - how should I do that on the Mythbuntu system?
    Exit the Mythbuntu frontend.
    Applications -> Settings -> Autostarted Applications
    Uncheck the Update Notifier.

    Ted

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    Re: Should I install updates on a Mythbuntu system?

    Quote Originally Posted by axelsvag View Post
    Look in this [HTML][http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=590909&highlight=lirc1/HTML]
    In that thread, it said:

    I edited the line
    DEVICE=""
    to
    DEVICE="/dev/lirc1"
    saved
    and restarted lirc.
    I tried that but it did not help. The only lirc item in /dev is lircd.

    Ted

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