ExtremeTech not so extreme

ExtremeTech has an abbreviated roundup of “TiVo Killers”, which means they’ve installed three PVR apps under Windows XP and looked at them. They only mention Mythtv to say People familiar with PVR applications for the PC are probably aware of Myth TV, and are wondering why the free homebrew project isn’t included. The answer is […]

udev vs. lirc

I installed udev on the mythtv machine because I wanted /dev/dvd automagically handled, but in the process lost /dev/lirc. This caused some consternation and troubleshooting, including swapping batteries in the remote, until I finally saw that lircd was logging errors. Fortunately the fix was as simple as dpkg-reconfigure lirc, and I haven’t found any other […]