[mythtv-users] Apple X11 or XDarwin?

Eric Robinson 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?
>     Thanks!
>     Eric
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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!

- Eric

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