[mythtv-users] Xbox MythTv with SVN trunk?

William Munson william_munson at bellsouth.net
Fri Jun 29 16:59:42 UTC 2007

ikke wrote:
> Hi,
> I thought I give a try for linux MythTv frontend on old xbox. My
> backend is SVN trunk, so old versions are out of question. However it
> seems that trunk version doesn't compile on Xebian, which is same as
> debian sarge. And Xebian is not officially updateable to etch, which
> would have the missing libraries (libqt3-mt-dev).
> Has anyone been able to run >.20 trunk version of MythTv on Xebian? How?
> The biggest problems on upgrading to etch seems to be:
> 1. xf86 -> xorg change, where xorg doesn't have the proper driver
> module for xbox. Could it be run without X with fbdev?
> 2. Kernel jump from 2.4 -> 2.6. There seems to be some brave people
> hacking 2.6 to be xbox compatible, but it doesn't seem too stable yet.

The biggest gotcha is that the xbox with myth is so slow its unusable. 
10 seconds to change menus and forget about doing anything HD. Mine has 
been retired for a year now.

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