[mythtv-users] Apple X11 or XDarwin?
ryunokokoro at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 17:58:22 UTC 2007
Steve MacLaren wrote:
> On 9/9/07, *Eric Robinson* <ryunokokoro at gmail.com
> <mailto:ryunokokoro at gmail.com>> wrote:
> I've decided upon a Linux backend with Mac Mini Frontends for my
> home network. I've scanned the docs on the wiki and have found no
> mention whatsoever of compatibility (or lack thereof) with Apple's
> own X11 implementation. And therein lies my question:
> Is XDarwin necessary for OSX or can you simply use the Apple
> provided X11.app?
> X11.app would /seriously/ simplify the installation process as you
> can ask OSX to install it right off the disk and get updates
> directly from Apple.
> Also, and this is admittedly off-topic, I'm making an HD-capable
> MythTV setup. I read in another message that the 1.83Ghz version
> of the Mac Mini should be fine for 1080p playback. What's the
> recommended amount of RAM? It comes with 1GB. Is 2GB a better
> choice or does 1GB suffice?
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> I'm watching HD on an "original" 1.66GHz mini (the one that came out
> the same time as the "core solo"). Plays back perfectly. It only
> came with 512MB RAM, so as long as I was going to go to the troble of
> tearing it apart, I installed 2GB. I believe the only issue for
> mythfrontend is handling the more involved widescreen themes; try
> bluetoob wide and see what you think.
> Also, I ended up installing X11/XCodeTools myself (relatively simple,
> just pop the install disk back in. There are instructions on apples
> website). I needed it in order to compile some bits of perl that were
> missing in OSX. Without these, the scripts in Video Manager that go
> and get pictures and descriptions of your ripped DVDs off of IMDB
> wouldn't work.
Ooooh, sweet! Thanks for heads up! I just ordered three of the faster
Mac Mini's [no modifications] available on Apple's site and will load
them with XCode and X11 upon arrival. Good to know!
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