[mythtv] Building mythtv on LTSP as local App
jam at tigger.ws
jam at tigger.ws
Tue Nov 28 23:16:11 UTC 2006
On Wednesday 29 November 2006 01:00, mythtv-dev-request at mythtv.org wrote:
> Hi James,
> Thanks for the quick reply!
> I agree that running mythtv on the LTSP server and displaying the X server
> on the terminal is slow and will not work for HDTV.
> However, minimyth, uses the same concept as I plan to, except I want to
> combine mythtv as a local appl with the X-server display in LTSP. So, I can
> use the functionally of LTSP programs and also run mythtv. Otherwise, I
> would have to reboot the terminal each time I want to change between LTSP
> and mythtv, which is not a good solution.
> This way it will not use NFS to stream the files. But I don't think NFS is
> the problem anyway.
> Based on my readings, its seems that trying to a run a video on the LTSP
> server and display the entire video back to the terminal is a big problem.
> It's just too much data. However, if the mythtv is running on the local
> terminal, then the display is also on the local terminal. So it can handle
> the video OK.
> This is what mini myth is doing, its running a custom kernel with only the
> mythfrontend with support libs. I know this can be combined with ltsp to
> provide a really nice terminal. The idea is to get video and sound to run
> as local appls because that's where the HW is.
> The problem is that LBE builds LTSP, GAR builds minimyth, Gmake builds
> mythtv. Its seems everyone has there own build setup. Yuck!!!
> LBE needs to build the programs that will run as local appls. But getting
> gmake to work in LBE is hard. I will figure it out eventually.
> Any pointers will be appreciated.
It'a a while ago now, so I don't remember detail, but it went like this:
Add Qt to LBE
Add Mysql-qt to LBE
Build LTSP with added mythtv
I cheated; you can build (probably then LTSP was compatable with SuSE 9.3) so
I built everything on 9.3 and copied mythlibs, and lame to LTSP.
Use a fast machine to build or advance 1 step each day. It takes many hours.
Good Luck and do post your results (positive or negative) here and to ltsp
maybe even do a quick wiki page for ltsp
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