Re: mythtv-setup program How do I access it?
I use Alt-F2 which brings up the 'Run Application' window, you can then alt-tab to that. Different ways to cut the cake as they say.
As for the learning curve, it is indeed steep but well worth climbing. I actually prefer to spend those 6 hours googling as I generally end up learning more along the way. But to each their own.
The thing I love about mythtv and Linux in general is that you can actually test it to destruction as re-installing is easy and fast. I've learnt so much more from re-installing multiple times that my production myth box was a breeze to setup and I'm confident making changes to it. It helped me to look at the first installation as an experiment, not in any way intended to become permanent. It lasted that way for 10 months before I setup the proper box.
Keep at it, and keep asking questions. I still do. It really irritates me the guys who just b1tch and moan about how mythtv isn't 'ready' for release and that the developers should halt all progress and fix it. I just remind myself that it is free, and a damn sight better than any other offering, paid or otherwise.
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