My backend (and frontend) machine:
- Pentium D 920
- 1Gb Ram
- Hauppauge PVR-350
- 900 Gb hardware RAID 5 (4 x 300 Gb) with Areca ARC-1210 controller
- Geforce 7300 GS
Anyways, I chose the basic X11 installation from the DVD, since I wanted to avoid installing too much extraneous software.
The majority of the install is done from the command line so here goes (As best as I can remember):
zypper ar http://packman.unixheads.org/suse/11.1
zypper install mythtv-backend mythtv-doc myththemes mysql
rcmysql start && mysqladmin -u root password mysecretpassword
mysql -u root -p < /usr/share/doc/packages/mythtv-doc/database/mc.sql
mysql -u root -p mythconverg
grant all on mythconverg.* to mythtv@"%" identified by "mythtv";
Then with a running X session run the setup program, and there is plenty of documentation available for this on the mythtv wiki
Next I created a user "myth", installed gdm, and configured the autologin, note that no password was set here for the user "myth"
useradd myth -m
zypper install gdm
sed s/DISPLAYMANAGER="xdm"/DISPLAYMANAGER="gdm" /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager
sed s/DISPLAYMANAGER_AUTOLOGIN=""/DISPLAYMANAGER_AUTOLOGIN="myth" /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager
Next I started yast and from the run level editor, I added both mythbackend and mysql to the start in run levels 3 and 5
Finally to get the frontend to display upon boot I edited the file /home/myth/.dmrc to read
Restarted the machine to test all was well, and I was up and running.
Not bad, as far as time goes either. In total the installation took me about an hour and half.