[mythtv-users] Rethinking Xbox-Myth
wbradley at bham.rr.com
Mon Jan 26 11:27:36 EST 2004
>Dennis Cartier wrote:
> Richie Jarvis wrote:
>>>I looked at the distro, and it consistantly refers to 0.11 & 0.12 - I
>>>am running 0.13 on my backend atm. Also, the method for getting it
>>>the xbox seemed a little vague.
>> 0.13 is on the website (and was announced on this list).
>Yeah - I just found it - it is missing on one of the mirrors (the one I
>picked - d'oh!) - Thanks....
>Incidentally, regarding ftp'ing to the box - when should this be done?
>Are you supposed to boot into emergency linux after the mechinstaller has
>done its trick, and just slap the files onto the /mnt/E drive?
>Thats the bit I don't quite understand.....
Yes...that is correct. Just load the Emergency Linux , then ftp the image
files over to the xbox on the /mnt/E drive. You will have to use a
crossover cable. Once you reboot the xbox, you just choose linux from the
dash and it all starts up. You might want to configure the /etc files
before sending them to the xbox. That way everything comes up ready to go
(mysql connection to backend, network interfaces, etc.) . In addition you
may want to modify your .xinitrc to fix the overscan issue (black bars
around the border), mount network shares, and create a symbolic link for
the dvd player. Here is what I have added to mine:
mount -t smbfs -o username=foo,password=xxxx //winblozeXP/share /mnt/vid
ln -s /dev/cdrom /dev/dvd
xbv -auto 640 480 6.0 6.0
xvattr -a XV_DOUBLE_BUFFER -v 0
Hope this helps.
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