[mythtv-users] What flavor of Linux are you using?

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Sun Nov 22 05:24:15 UTC 2009

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 5:48 PM, Ian Forde <ianforde at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-11-20 at 14:54 -0500, Jarod Wilson wrote:
>> Mine's bigger. Or something. :)
> Heh heh... let's see...
>> First recording: Monday October 6th, 2003
> First recording: Tuesday April 29th, 2003
>> That actually pre-dates Fedora Core 1, was still running on Red Hat Linux 9 back then. Running Fedora 12 right now. Currently running the 0.22 packages I maintain in RPM Fusion, but I routinely switch to svn trunk packages I build locally.
> Yep - I was running RHL 9 back then.  That was bold... I still remember
> having the tower PC sitting next to the old rear-projection TV...
> <shudder> - Having tried Freevo, I took a look at Myth and stayed...

I moved to gentoo because in early 2004 neither redhat nor mandrake
would work on my smp box with ivtv and mythtv. At least I could not
get either of these working with weeks of tinkering (fighting
incompatible rpms and dependencies) on a 2 processor machine in 2004.
I found gentoo and in 2 days I had a working mythbox and for the most
part it's been an upgrade since that. The exceptions are in 2005/6 I
moved to a dual processor 64 bit machine that was a secondary backend
to the 32 bit dual processor machine. Sometime in 2007 I retired the
32 bit machine and made the 64 bit machine the master backend and then
1 year ago I bought the quad core intel which needed a new install
instead of copy. It was a secondary backend for a month or so and
after all was verified working it became the master. The other box
still exists, as a secondary but I don't power it much since most of
my recordings are on the new box and the old box uses 150W idle
instead of the 100W idle of the quad core. Other than that I have
never had to reinstall the os or myth. I have done dozens of updates


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