[mythtv-users] 2010 Mac Mini?

Christopher Meredith chmeredith at gmail.com
Mon Jul 19 14:29:18 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 9:01 AM, Ken Mandelberg <km at mathcs.emory.edu> wrote:
>>> >  I know there was discussion about this when it first came out, but I
>>> > wonder
>>> >  what the current thinking is.
>>> >
>>> >  Does the 2010 Mac Mini run Linux well, and is the graphics well suited
>>> > to
>>> >  Mythtv on Linux?
>> You need a fairly new kernel (latest 2.6.34.y stable may work now, not
>> sure, 2.6.35 definitely will) to get un-borked sata support, and hdmi
>> audio may or may not work... It definitely does NOT work with the
>> nouveau driver, but then, for myth, you'd want the nvidia driver
>> anyway. So it*should*, at least theoretically, be quite good (albeit
>> expensive) as a linux mythtv frontend in the relatively near future,
>> if it isn't already. Really though, I think an ion2 box is probably
>> more cost-effective and just as functional wrt mythtv under linux.
>> -- Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
> Actually, I already run a Linux myth backend/frontend on an older mac mini
> (the intel only one just prior to nvidia). I have a need to relocate it, and
> wondered if a new 2010 mac mini would be an improved substitute.
> I'm not wedded to a Mac mini. Is there a box with a similar small quiet
> footprint that would be better for a Linux frontend/backend?

This seems to have the popular specs for a good FE:

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list