[mythtv-users] PS3 as FrontEnd
steve.p.daniels at googlemail.com
Mon Apr 2 13:17:56 UTC 2007
Brian Wood wrote:
> On Mar 19, 2007, at 9:54 AM, ryan patterson wrote:
>> FYI, I installed Ubuntu PPC on my PS3 and was able to install
>> Mythfrontend through the package system no problem. Mythfrontend
>> loaded and I could browse through the menus no problem. Trying to
>> playback a recording brought the system to its knees though. I
>> think the problem was the limited memory.
> The limited (and non-upgradeable) RAM is certainly a major
> limitation. Obviously the RAM might be upgraded with surface-mount
> tools and RAM chips, but it would be a non-trivial exercise.
>> Ubuntu doesn't have the most lite weight memory footprint. I don't
>> remember the exact figure but just sitting at the Ubuntu desktop,
>> used well over half the system's memory. I definitely saw the
>> system slowdown with the more applications I loaded. At one point
>> the system didn't like switching between the multiple xterm, gedit
>> and firefox (which is VERY memory hungry) windows I was using.
> I was using Enlightenment "E17" as I didn't want to run a "hungry"
> desktop. Firefox runs fine in that environment. I was also using
> mplayer from the command line, no graphical interface.
>> I plan on reinstalling with a more lite weight distro but haven't
>> had the time.
> Ah. Time, that's the main problem with trying to get *anything* done :-)
You guys might be interested in this:
It's in Japanese though, so:
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