[mythtv-users] Which distro for new system?

jedi at mishnet.org jedi at mishnet.org
Wed Aug 8 15:17:32 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

Ubuntu 7.04 or 7.10.

     Read the MythTV.org wiki article on installing Ubuntu on a Mac Mini.
It is a very good step by step guide for the basic mythtv setup on Ubuntu.
7.04 seems to have integrated ivtv support and 7.10 has integrated lirc

>> 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.
> Robert.
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