[mythtv-users] Xbox frontend - what features do I need

Peter Loron peterl at standingwave.org
Thu Oct 5 18:04:28 UTC 2006


Alexander Fisher wrote:
> On 05/10/06, Peter Loron <peterl at standingwave.org> wrote:
>> David Whyte wrote:
>>> I have done two Xboxes now and both are running great.
>> [stuff snipped]
>>> All in all, the Xboxes have been great frontends and I will probably
>>> do a couple more now I have all of the kit to do it quickly.
>>>
>>> HTH's
>>> Whytey
>> I've gotten mine set up and working (mostly), but I stopped using it
>> because it was sooooooo slooooooow. Changing from one menu option to
>> another is glacial.
>>
>> I know part of the issue is running Linux, X, and mythfrontend on a 64M
>> machine.
>>
>> Any pointers to speeding things up short of adding more RAM?
> 
> What distribution were you using?  Light weight window manager and the
> minimum of other services running are key to acceptable performance.
> I think some people don't even run a window manager at all.
> 
> Alex

Xebian 1.1.0, with whatever the defaults are for the window manager. I'm
pretty sure I went through rc.d and turned off anything I thought wasn't
 going to be used. Not running a WM would probably free up a bit o
RAM...although the Wiki doesn't seem to mention anything about it.

-Pete


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