[mythtv-users] mythtv-light and backend on Raspberry 4 results
jfabernathy at gmail.com
Wed Aug 14 20:36:38 UTC 2019
On 8/14/19 4:30 PM, Bert Haskins wrote:
> On 8/14/2019 10:26 AM, James Abernathy wrote:
>> Now that I have this working I'll document for others.
>> Canakit Raspberry Pi 4 Starter Kit.
>> GANA Micro HDMI-to-HDMI adapter
>> GeeekPi Acrylic Case for Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, Raspberry Pi Case
>> with Cooling Fan & 4PCS Heatsinks for Raspberry Pi 4 Model B(Only for
>> Pi 4) (Black and Clear)
>> StarTech.com SATA to USB Cable - USB 3.0 to 2.5” SATA III Hard Drive
>> Samsung 860 QVO 1TB Solid State Drive
>> NOTE the Canakit case was too thick where the Micro HDMI are so the
>> GANA adapter would not connect reliably. So I uses the GEEEKPi case
>> which is completely open on the power and micro HDMI connecters. If
>> using GeeekPi case, use their CPU heatsink and not the Canakit one.
>> Raspbian Buster desktop but without apps. After OS install I moved
>> the rootfs to the USB/SATA SSD using a script found
>> mythtv-light for v30
>> After installing mythtv-light per wiki. I use a script to install
>> mythweb, mariadb and other backend related packages using a script I
>> found herehttps://forum.mythtv.org/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=3232#p15773()
>> Setup Raspbian to operate at 1080P on my 4K TV.
>> Configure mythtv-setup for my HDHR tuners as any backend is configured
>> Create $HOME/.asoundrc file for Digital Audio with ALSA per
>> Configured mythfrontend using setup wizard for Audio-
>> ALSA:mythtv:CARD=ALSA, Video- OpenMAX normal. Selected Mythbuntu 30.1
>> That's it. Works fantastically at recording shows on multiple tuners
>> while watching previously recorded show.
>> Note use the fan regardless of which case you pick.
>> Jim A
> Jim, the Pi4 is available in 1,2, and 4G memory configs.
> Which did you pick and why?
> What I'm asking is if there is any real advantage in going for the 2
> or 4 Gig models.
I picked the 4GB model. The entire starter kit was only $99 for the 4GB
kit, $79 for the 1GB. For $20 difference I'll have 4 less beers this
week at the pub to pay the up-charge.
The reason is not knowing what I'll be running on it long term. But with
Mythtv Combo FE/BE recording 2 HD programs and watching LiveTV on
another HD channel, this is my memory situation:
pi at raspberrypi:~ $ free -m
total used free shared buff/cache
Mem: 3664 653 2208 64 802 2818
Swap: 99 11 88
pi at raspberrypi:~ $
So you could go with less than 4GB, 2GB should work nicely, but for $10
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