[mythtv-users] PS3 as FrontEnd

Steve Daniels 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:


Have Fun,

Steve Daniels

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