[mythtv-users] Installation on EPIA VIA EN15000

White Joe joe.white at consultant.volvo.com
Tue Aug 15 13:02:42 UTC 2006


 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org 
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of R. G. Newbury
> Sent: Monday, August 14, 2006 2:25 PM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Installation on EPIA VIA EN15000
> 
> White Joe wrote:
> > I am planning a MythTV FE/BE on an EPIA EN15000 using the 
> instructions 
> > at _http://groundstate.ca/c3mythtv_ as a HOWTO springboard. 
>  Does anyone 
> > in the know have any comments on the instructions supplied 
> there, or 
> > suggestions as to a better source of authoritative knowledge?
> > 
> 
> You probably do not now need to follow all of the steps to 
> rebuild the 
> video drivers. Distro specific binaries are available through the 
> openchrome site.
> 
> The listings of required packages in that article was 
> extremely helpful 
> for me.
> 
> Jarod Wilson's site may be specific to Fedora but it gives an 
> excellent 
> step-through of the process whatever distro you are using. Lots oif 
> authoritative help and tips there.
> 
> My SP13000 hardware was recognized without problems by 
> Mandriva, but I 
> ended up going to Fedora 4 (and now 5), in part because the 
> openchrome 
> drivers were more advanced on Fedora.
> 
> I have been looking at getting an EN15000 because it is the first Via 
> motherboard with a TV-Out chipset which is actually capable 
> of doing HD 
> output (The chips prior to the VT1615 are limited to 1024x1024 max).
> 
> Whatever your distro, you will likely spend time at 
> openchrome if it is 
> HD that you want.
> 
> 
> Geoff
> 
> 
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That being the case, I may stick with Fedora.  My current FE/BE is a
Fedora 4 box.  

Thanks
jw


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