[mythtv-users] Ubuntu Question

Damian Surr damian at gingermagic.com
Mon Jan 29 10:37:10 UTC 2007

Stef Coene wrote:
> On Monday 29 January 2007 10:31, Damian Surr wrote:
>> I'm unsure about this question again.
>> I want a backend and frontend system that can use normal Ubuntu desktop
>> when we're not watching films or listening to music.
>> That has made me assume that I want the Backend\Frontend\Desktop
>> install. However, I don't want to be loading lots of stuff into memory
>> when I just want Myth (which will be most of the time). What would you
>> recommend in this case? Is there a way to only load up all the extra
>> Gnome and stuff when it's actually needed (which will be quite rarely)?
>> I'm no longer afraid of the command line so much as the Server instal on
>> the Ubuntu community pages looks very detailed. I still need access to
>> the Ubuntu desktop occasionally though so that my girlfriend is happy
>> using the system for email and browsing etc.
> Start with a full Backend\Frontend\Desktop install.  If this gives no 
> problems, leave it like this.
> You can create an extra option in the login menu so you can start a 
> mythfrontend-only session.  But I'm pretty sure that you will not need this 
> because running mythfrontend on your gnome desktop will be working fine.
> Stef
Thanks Stef

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