[mythtv-users] Distro for Asrock Nettop ION330Pro ?

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Fri May 14 22:18:24 UTC 2010

On Sat, May 15, 2010 at 8:46 AM, Håkon Alstadheim
<hakon at alstadheim.priv.no> wrote:
> Hi all, just ordered an Asrock Nettop ION330Pro for a new Myth FE, and I'm
> debating what distro to run on it. I'll be using the box for viewing h264
> content with AAC sound, (including some weird streams not completely
> supported by current 0.23-fixes).
> If I don't hear anybody tell me otherwise, I'll be installing gentoo (using
> the wiki entries regarding Acer Aspire Revo R3600 / R3610 as a
> starting-point). I'm open to being persuaded into running mythbuntu however.
> Is the extra manual fiddling with gentoo worth the hopefully more expedient
> access to bleeding edge fixes in video drivers and myth ? I'm reasonably
> fluent in the gentoo way, so the extra fiddling won't hurt THAT much  :-~.
> Assuming I'll go with gentoo, would it be wise to stick with 32bit x86 in
> the kernel? The gentoo wiki entries for the Aspire Revo seem to indicate
> that. The box will have only 2 gigs of ram after all. If anybody has a
> kernel .config and a rationale for the choices made, I'd be happy to see it,
> I guess there will be some small differences from the Revos. For make.conf I
> guess I'll use the last suggestion from the wiki for the atom 330:
> <http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Safe_Cflags/Intel#Atom_330>
> CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
> CFLAGS="-O2 -march=core2 -mtune=generic -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe -mssse3
> -mfpmath=sse"
> For myth I'm currently running 0.23-fixes by way of the mt-mythtv overlay on
> an old box. I'll do the same on the Asrock nettop, and I guess I'll want to
> enable ~x86 on the nvidia-drivers, but keep everything else at stable? I've
> seen some talk of issues with HD content on VDPAU, but i suppose the adage
> wrt. drivers is "the newer the better" ?

Having used (and tinkered endlessly) with myth on   gentoo, and moved
to mythbuntu, I wouldn't go  back.

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