[mythtv-users] KnoppMyth versus FC?

Andrew Close aclose at gmail.com
Thu Sep 1 19:46:48 UTC 2005

On 9/1/05, Blake <blake at kingdomrpg.com> wrote:
> I notice a lot of people here are using Fedora Core.
> I have KnoppMyth CD ready to go. I picked that just because I've used
> Knoppix in the past and found it pretty easy.
> Is it just a taste/experience thing or am I going to be missing out on
> something by not using FC?

KnoppMyth ROCKS!!! ;)

i honestly haven't used FC so i can't give you a comparison.  i think
the main reason FC is one of the big distros used for Myth is because
Jarod Wilson put together an excellent FAQ/HowTo for Myth on FC.  and
he's maintained and upgraded it!
i did read through Jarods docs, but went with KnoppMyth because it
looked easier to set up.  everything is just built in, and in my case,
just worked (YMMV).
it really depends on your linux background & distro preferences.  you
also need to take your hardware into account.  i built a new system
and picked parts based on discussions in the KnoppMyth Forum so that i
was sure my hardware was supported.  it also depends on how much time
you want to spend configuring everything.  i suppose if you know what
you're doing then the distro doesn't matter much.  but KnoppMyth is
basically configured out of the box (YMMV).  MySQL, Myth and MythWeb
are good to go.  i know there are a couple of Myth packages
(MythSuite???) that bundle all that functionality into one RPM or
something similar though.
Gentoo has quite a growing following as well.  it may be on par with
the KnoppMyth crowd by now.  it still looks like FC has the lead if
you're going to go by shear numbers though. :)

good luck!

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