[mythtv-users] Which distro for new system?

Robert Longbottom RobertCL at iname.com
Wed Aug 8 07:37:34 UTC 2007

On Wed, August 8, 2007 7:51 am, 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.

I would recommend Gentoo.  It may sound like hard work compiling
everything from source (but it's not really, there are loads of good
howto's on the Gentoo website).  Plus, it does make it easy to upgrade to
bleeding edge of something if it doesn't work in the currently packaged
version for a.n.other distro.


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