[mythtv-users] 2.4 or 2.6 kernel?

nate s nate.strickland at gmail.com
Wed Dec 8 21:19:16 UTC 2004

I'm running 2.6.9-nitro4 just fine (though I am unable to get lirc to
work with that or any kernel, so I can't comment on that.)  I think
the general consensus is that 2.6 is faster than 2.4 in terms of
desktop performance.


On Wed, 8 Dec 2004 16:02:48 -0500, Nathan Jones <evilnathan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 8 Dec 2004 15:29:26 -0500, Mike Frisch <mfrisch at isurfer.ca> wrote:
> > I am running Gentoo w/MythTV frontend/backend on minimal hardware
> > (Celeron 800 or 867 overclocked to 1200) and am curious which kernel
> > might provide better performance?
> I can't say I'm a 'hardcore tweaker', but I run 2.6.9 on Gentoo as
> well, and I find it more responsive, and all around much more 'nice'
> to work with than 2.4 was...normally I keep fairly current with the
> pre-release kernels, but simply haven't had the time to move to
> 2.6.10-rc3...I'll probably just wait for the final at this point.
> I've got a PVR-250 in there, and have lirc working with a universal
> remote  (URC-300), since the box is a dedicated HTPC box, I run
> blackbox on it as it's window-manager, so nothing specifically
> crazy...
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