[mythtv-users] Choice of Linux distro?

K.R. Foley kr at cybsft.com
Fri Jan 9 08:42:05 EST 2004

Thomas Rokamp wrote:
> Hi!
> Next week I'll start setting up an installation of MythTV.
> The basic configuration will be this:
> Amd Duron 600MHz
> 384mb RAM
> 80gb hd
> Hauppauge PVR-350
> What Linux distribution would you suggest for a first time installation?
> I'm planning to use apt-get and install the whole suite.
> Most of my Linux experience comes from RedHat. Will there be any 
> difficulties using that?

While out of the box RH doesn't support apt-get, you can install atrpms 
following the instructions here: 
http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-3.html#ss3.2 and then you can 
use apt-get to install everything. There are also detailed instructions 
on getting all this going using RH.

> Next - I plan to change the setup later. I will change the mainboard 
> with the VIA Epia M60000. Does nyone know how the 667 MHz VIA CPU 
> performs compared to Duron 600?
> And would the above setup be able to be used with "live" tv (time-
> shifting)?

should be able to. I am doing it on a much slower computer.

> /Thomas
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K.R. Foley
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