[mythtv-users] Moving from Fedora to Ubuntu

ryan patterson ryan.goat at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 17:54:19 UTC 2007

On 3/7/07, William Munson <william_munson at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> Thom Paine wrote:
> >I am considering moving from Fedora to Ubuntu.
> >I'm comfortable with Fedora, but I am looking at more long term
> >stability with Ubuntu using the server install that has an 18 month
> >support cycle.
> >
> >I have a couple of glitched on my frontend and backend, so I am
> >considering starting from scratch. It's just TV that I have recorded,
> >and I can likely record most of it again, but I want to reorder my
> >drives a bit in the backend and move it to my server room.
> >
> >I'm also switching from analog cable to Bell Expressvu satellite so I
> >also have to switch to an irblaster to change channels.
> >
> >I'd like to keep the backend nice and light, and plan on makeing
> >another frontend to replace the tv it is currently attached to. My
> >other frontend has a few issues and I'm thinking a reinstall may fix
> >that up.
> >
> >I have the ubuntu server install cd that is supposed to be nice and
> >light, and I'd like to run a light window manager like fluxbox. Does
> >anyone have a system running similar to this?
> >
> >Am I making too many changes to my setup that I won't get it working
> again?
> >
> >My old boxes are FC4 and I don't think I want to bother upgrading them
> >to FC6. I'd rather try installing something lighter.
> >
> >Thanks.
> >
> >
> I cannot comment on most of the tasks you describe however as someone
> who has recently tried many different distros I can say that setting up
> mythtv on Ubuntu is a pain in the rear.  You will need to manually
> compile things like ivtv and lirc which in the case of a pvr250 card
> turned into a major pain.  Other than that, its one of the best desktop
> distros I have had the pleasure to use.
> Just for my dedicated myth machine I stuck with FC 6. Only pain here is
> manully compiling the drivers for my wireless card.
> Good luck!
> Bill

Sorry but you are totally wrong.  I am using Ubuntu Edgy for both my MythTV
boxes.  The install is extremely easy.  I am using IVTV with a hauppauge
card and I didn't compile anything.  Lirc is difficult on any distro, Ubuntu
is no exception.  I highly recommend Ubuntu for MythTV.

Ryan Patterson
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