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    Kaelum is offline MythTV Friend in Training
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    Hi guys, i currently use a PC based BeyondTV. I used to like it...my dad got me into it. However, lately it has been having issues with not being able to record high def channels with out crazy skipping. I can watch the channel fine mind you, and it has crashed a few times over the best several days. anyways, my question is this: I have 2 Hauppage tuners, with a ATI Radeon 9700 Pro, and a 1terrabyteworth of hard drive space. I also have a Pentium 4 hyperthreading and 1g of ram. I know that i can run mythTV on this machine, but will it be fast? and i will be switching to linux, in hopes of staying more stabile. i think its called mythbuntu. i could be wrong. would you guys have any suggestions? and those of you worried, i will be switching out of beyndTV

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    Let me first say welcome to the MythTV community. I hope MythTV is as good an experience for you as it has been for me.

    My first question back to you is - have you had any recent experience with Linux? If you haven't you may want to install a standard distribution of Linux, like Ubuntu and just tinker around a bit just to get yourself a little familiar with how things work in Linux, before you dive into MythTV.

    I think your decision to go with a pre-packaged version of Mythtv (i.e. MythBuntu) is probably a good idea. These packages are usually a little less difficult to get operational and usually limit your ability to mess things up with incompatible repositories and a bunch of stuff to difficult to explain within this post.

    One other thing; You should dump your ATI card and replace it with an Nvidia card. The linux driver support for the ATI cards is not that great and in general you will have a lot less problems with your system especially after MythTV is added to the mix, if you go with an Nvidia graphics card. It is not necessary to get anything outrageous or expensive, anything from the 5200 series up should work just fine. I like the 6600gt myself, cause you can get them cheap and fanless.

    Hope this helps & have a great time,

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    Quote Originally Posted by fromans4
    Let me first say welcome to the MythTV community. I hope MythTV is as good an experience for you as it has been for me.

    My first question back to you is - have you had any recent experience with Linux? If you haven't you may want to install a standard distribution of Linux, like Ubuntu and just tinker around a bit just to get yourself a little familiar with how things work in Linux, before you dive into MythTV.

    I think your decision to go with a pre-packaged version of Mythtv (i.e. MythBuntu) is probably a good idea. These packages are usually a little less difficult to get operational and usually limit your ability to mess things up with incompatible repositories and a bunch of stuff to difficult to explain within this post.

    One other thing; You should dump your ATI card and replace it with an Nvidia card. The linux driver support for the ATI cards is not that great and in general you will have a lot less problems with your system especially after MythTV is added to the mix, if you go with an Nvidia graphics card. It is not necessary to get anything outrageous or expensive, anything from the 5200 series up should work just fine. I like the 6600gt myself, cause you can get them cheap and fanless.

    Hope this helps & have a great time,

    Brent
    the nvidia you specified is a good one. I will probably switch it, my ati is kinda outdated now anyways. but another quick question, can you set up myth tv to automatically start up on boot, and remove the mouse on the screen automatically? I would asume so, but im just covering my bases since i did buy the full license to beyondtv


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    the nvidia you specified is a good one. I will probably switch it, my ati is kinda outdated now anyways. but another quick question, can you set up myth tv to automatically start up on boot, and remove the mouse on the screen automatically? I would asume so, but im just covering my bases since i did buy the full license to beyondtv
    Yes, you can setup your system to autologin and start up mythfrontend by default.


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    The mouse cursor disappears unless you move it by default, you don't have to do anything.

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