[mythtv-users] Which distro for new system?

Robert Current robert.current at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 07:04:14 UTC 2007

What's the system for?

If your most comfortable with Fedora, and it's a MythTV system, MythDora.

If you can handle Debian, and it's a MythTV system, then KnoppMyth is great.

If it's ANYTHING else, a desktop first, and MythTV system second, then
just go with the distribution your most comfortable with, because they
you will be able to troubleshoot best.


On 8/7/07, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
> On Aug 7, 2007, at 11:51 PM, DaveD wrote:
> > I'm about to put together a new Myth system and am looking for
> > advice on
> > which distro to put on it.  I'm currently running FC5 and it has some
> > issues that I assume are being addressed in newer releases.  Anyone
> > having luck (or problems) with FC7?  I tried the latest FC6, Ubuntu 7
> > and Suse 10.2 but each time ended up returning to FC5 as it gave me
> > the
> > least number of things that don't work.  Now that they've stopped
> > supporting FC5, it's time to move on.  I'll be running a single FE/BE
> > system, dual display, multi-seat, Athlon dual core, Nvidia chipset and
> > onboard Nvidia video as well as Nvidia plug-in PCI-express for the 2nd
> > display.  Suggestions, advice, favorite distro, etc, appreciated.
> >
> > DaveD.
> Since you seem most comfortable with Fedora (based on the fact that
> you had fewest problems with it), I would stick with it. I started
> keeping one step behind the current release in hopes that it would
> reduce my chances of things going wrong. It's worked out for the most
> part. I was on FC4 when FC5 came out, then FC5 when 6 came out and
> just moved to FC6. Each time has had fewer and fewer issues (like
> dependency hell which I have some to despise). I still always have
> SOME issue, but it's gotten better and better.
> That being said, lots of people here use Debian and I hear great
> things about its stability. However, it's also much slower to update
> so you're stuck running old stuff a lot longer than quicker release
> cycles like Fedora or Ubuntu. Centos is also a good candidate for
> you. It will be as familiar to you as Fedora, but much longer release
> cycles which means fewer upgrades. (Centos follows the RHEL release
> cycle.)
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