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

Tom Dexter digitalaudiorock at gmail.com
Fri Jun 27 20:25:54 UTC 2008

On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 2:18 PM, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> Yeah, I have no experience with MythBuntu (or Kubuntu or any other
> *buntu--or, really, any other distro), so I'm not trying to argue your
> point about it.  I'm just trying to remind people that window managers
> are /not/ a bad thing.
> Mike
On my frontend I launch a fluxbox session from my /etc/inittab (set up
to respawn).  At the end of my ~/.fluxbox/startup I have it doing an
exec of mythfrontend.  I have no taskbar or anything.  It's like
having no WM at all, but there's no risk of things like focus issues
that you can encounter without any.

I personally (just my opinion) think Gentoo makes an awesome dedicated
mythtv box...especially for me given that I'm always running with some
sort of patches using my own custom overlay.  I wonder sometimes if
Gentoo (and the total lack of things I don't need) explains why I'm
able to run the frontend and backend with only 528 MB of ram with no
issues.  That's not to say you couldn't potentially make a fairly slim
install with *buntu.


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