Frontend on a Pixelbook (Chromebook)

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Frontend on a Pixelbook (Chromebook)

Post by yawlhoo » Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:30 am

I like chromebooks and find their features are made much more useful by running linux in a Crostini container. The default is a Debian container called "penguin." Recently I decided to see if I could run a MythTV frontend in such a container.

According to:

https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Installing_MythTV_on_Debian

there is currently no repo for Debian packages, you have to build your own. The instructions at the above link allow a full build (I substituted "31" for "30 in the instructions, to build the latest version.) After the build finishes and the packages are installed with gdebi, configuring ~/.mythtv/config.xml with my backend's IP, username/passwd allows the frontend to run after one further step: crostini video is not by default accelerated; this can be taken care of by following the instructions at:

https://neverware.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/ ... n-crostini

Currently there is no sound. I'm still trying to figure out how to connect the container's sound to the real pixelbook sound.

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Re: Frontend on a Pixelbook (Chromebook)

Post by yawlhoo » Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:39 am

Turns out you can get sound by going into mythtv setup and choosing pulse instead of alsa in the audio setup menu!

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