[mythtv-users] Thinking of switching distros - from Gentoo to Mythbuntu

Mark Boyum mark at boyum.us
Fri Jun 27 14:40:00 UTC 2008

On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 8:57 AM, Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com>

> On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 10:31 PM, Norm Dugas <normdugas at yahoo.ca> wrote:
> > I've been running Gentoo since it pretty much came out but lately, I've
> > been thinking of switching distros.  I've run Kubuntu on one desktop for
> > quite a while and was quite impressed.  I'm thinking of switching both
> > my backend and my frontend to keep things in sync.  Besides making a
> > backup of the database, is there anything else that can come and bite me
> > in the butt?  The OS disk would get a complete reinstall and the 8 myth
> > disks would remain intact and be mounted in the same location they
> > currently are.
> be forewarned that Mythbuntu is not designed for *dedicated* frontends
> as it requires you to run a window manager and has some tie ins that
> require a keyboard/mouse be connected.
> It's quite nice, but not there yet as a dedicated frontend "out of the
> box".
> --
> Steve
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I would have to disagree with that statement.  My combined frontend/backend
running Mythbuntu 8.04 works quite well as a dedicated device with only a
remote for input.  As with all things Myth, it comes down to how it is
configured and used.

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