[mythtv-users] Eee PC as a myth frontend

Emery Guevremont emery.guevremont at gmail.com
Mon May 5 16:03:28 UTC 2008

Tom Lichti wrote:
> Emery Guevremont wrote:
>> Anyone here using an Eee PC as a frontend? 
> Yes.
>> Specifically the 2GB surf model.
> Nope. 4G surf, upgraded to 2GB ram.
How did you upgrade the RAM, I thought it was soldered onto the board.
>> What distro are you using?
> Ubuntu 8.04
>> Version of Mythtv?
> Almost latest trunk :
> MythTV Version   : 17187
> MythTV Branch    : trunk
> Library API      : 0.22.20080422-1
> Network Protocol : 40
> QT Version       : 4.3.4
>> Is the streaming smooth when connected wirelessly?
> Yes, using a wireless N router. Even though the Eee is only G, using a 
> G router I had terrible stuttering, but just changing to an N, I get 
> maybe one pause every half hour, versus one every few seconds.
>> I don't think an Eee PC would be powerful enough, but has anyone 
>> tried using this as an HD capable frontend?
> Yes I've tried it, and no it's just not quite capable enough. It's 
> very close though. That is with the CPU clocked to it's rated 900MHz. 
> If it was a 1.2, it would probably work.
Very interesting. Thanks for the info.
> Tom

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