[mythtv-users] Success! EPIA-M Fedora Core 2
pb at nexus.co.uk
Fri Nov 5 10:45:24 UTC 2004
Steve, would you mind sharing your xorg.conf file for the EPIA? I'm
using an ME6000 and, although it works well for the most part, I'm not
sure that my PAL modelines are quite right.
on Fri, Nov 05, 2004 at 09:12:00AM +0100, Steve Hayles (diverse) wrote:
> I did intend to run a Fedora system but ended up using debian but I can
> comment on MY experience with the EPIA. Although its been a fairly long road
> to get there, I now have an epia m1000 running as combined front and
> backend. I am just looking at it through SSH right now and the backend has
> been running now for over a month and the frontend only locks up very
> I have not had a single DMA issue with the harddrive although the DVB card I
> ran took a lot of experimentation to get running reliably
> I am picking up Freeview transmissions in the UK and I am delighted with
> the unit. Its practically silent, has even achieved complete approval from
> the wife, and using the latest unichrome drivers with the flicker filter
> turned off I am almost at the point where I can't tell the difference in
> output between a decent Freeview box I use and the Epia. The XvMC hardware
> decoding works brilliantly and the unit can record one show and play back
> another with about 25% CPU usage.
> I could not get the latest color OSD patches to apply correctly but as soon
> as I can solve that I would consider the system bordering on complete.
> I also have another Epia network booting using minimyth and that is also a
> great way to go but having had a complete ban on ugly cables around the
> house its great to be able to build a compeletly standalone box.
> I am not disagreeing with anything said previously but merely wanted to
> share my own experience. I have spent a year messing about with Myth,
> various hardware, frontend, backend combinations and this Epia based system
> suits me best.
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