[mythtv-users] Information/Recommendations on a new MythTV
jedi at mishnet.org
Tue Oct 10 18:57:43 UTC 2006
On Tue, Oct 10, 2006 at 01:54:50PM -0500, Timothy Chartier wrote:
> It has a GeForce 4 display (IIRC..may be better but would rather say I have a lower power card and have it approved then not have enough power when the time comes to use it) so that should be fine. With out the onboard decorder it osunds like the decoding for a 150 would be done by the CPU (please corect me if I am wrong on this). I don't see there being many issues with this as the system ahs a AMD XP 3000+ CPU (not 64 bit).
> > Of course regardless of your distro, you'll still be able to run
> > browsers, IM clients, email clients, etc. If you're comfortable with
> > Debian you might as well give it a try. I believe the Ubuntu debs are
> > already out for .20 but I think Debian binaries are still .19.
You might also want to try only using apt-get for the dependencies
and build MythTV from source. Once you've got the deps in place, building
MythTV is no big deal. I did this starting out because I couldn't find
packages for Dapper AMD64. I started out at 0.19 and quickly moved to
0.20 once it was released.
Debian might even still be at 0.18.
> I did a quick search on the Debian site package search and could not find a set of debs the comes with the stock Debian install. I did however find a URL for installing MythTV under debian using an Unstable package. I think I will take the advice and use a spare hard drive to do the initial install of MythTV before messing up my primary desktop.
> Another questing I have is I read that XFS is one of the prefered filesystem type for MythTV and EXT2 and ReiserFS both should be avoided. As my current FS is ReiserFS is this a big problem?
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