Best Linux for MythTV

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Best Linux for MythTV

Post by qawtbh » Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:04 pm

I am wondering what flavor of Linux is best to build my system on.
I have a Happauge WinTV-HVR-2255 Board model 1229 for Over The Air input
and an HP Elite 8300 SFF 64 bit system with plenty of disk.

Thanks in advance
Bill

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Re: Best Linux for MythTV

Post by wesnewell » Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:16 pm

I think pretty much all major distros have mythtv in their repos. I use xubuntu. take your pick.
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Re: Best Linux for MythTV

Post by Steve Goodey » Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:41 pm

If you do use ubuntu or xubuntu you might find Mythbuntu Control Panel useful.
Don't forget the Wiki.

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Re: Best Linux for MythTV

Post by qawtbh » Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:31 pm

Thanks for the suggestion !
Do you know if Ubuntu will support my Happauge WinTV-HVR-2255 Board ?
I'm guessing it would be best to install all my hardware first and let Ubuntu find it during the build ?
Thanks again :)
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Re: Best Linux for MythTV

Post by wesnewell » Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:56 am

https://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Haup ... V-HVR-2255
That's 5 years old. Firmware may be include in later kernels.
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Re: Best Linux for MythTV

Post by kmdewaal » Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:06 am

Firmware can be found on https://github.com/OpenELEC/dvb-firmwar ... r/firmware, latest version is NXP7164-2010-04-01.1.fw

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Re: Best Linux for MythTV

Post by hampton » Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:57 pm

Our build system tests that all changes build on the following: Arch, Centos, Debian, Fedora, and Ubuntu. (Also FreeBSD and Mac OSX.)

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