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Old 12-16-2004, 02:07 PM   #1
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media pc?


I'm sorry if this is in the wrong place. I'm just wondering whether there is any kind of distro meant primarily to be the equivalent of a media pc.

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for example, but I think there's a few more,
have a look at

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You can try Dynebolic.
Old 12-16-2004, 11:46 PM   #4
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There is of course: knoppmyth

Gentoo works great as well, they have current ebuilds for mythtv and many of the modules.

Old 12-17-2004, 11:31 AM   #5
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Thanks for the input. I am pretty new to linux (managed to get Mandrake up and running, but I figure that doesn't really get me any geek points...) - are any of these easier than others? For instance - plenty of docs about supported hardware, easy to set up, etc etc.

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I'm a newbie too and have never set up a MythTV system, but your post made me curious and I found this very detailed Anandtech article about setting up a MythTV system. It includes tips on hardware, dependencies, and other technical stuff. I thought you might be interested:
Old 12-17-2004, 12:56 PM   #7
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That looks great, thank for the tips everybody! I should have mentioned that I was mainly looking for TiVO functionality, so this MythTV looks pretty interesting.

Any suggestions for distros with native PVR card support?


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Old 12-17-2004, 04:40 PM   #8
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Maybe you should take a look at Freevo, too.
Old 12-18-2004, 09:27 PM   #9
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Check out
Shows how to Install Mythtv on more than 10 different Linux distros and different hardware Like PC's, MAC's and Xboxes

This Easiest by far for mythtv is Knoppmyth.


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