[mythtv-users] Calling all Acer Revo AR1600-U910H users
nick.rout at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 00:04:40 UTC 2010
On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 10:44 AM, Scott Alfter <scott at alfter.us> wrote:
> (Top-posting's bad...m'kay?)
> On 8 Feb 10 16:50, Michael Drons wrote:
>> Can I get it without windows xp installed?
> Acer's website makes mention of systems with preinstalled Linux, and
> (?) BIOS downloads are provided for systems that shipped with Linux vs.
> (like mine) that shipped with Windows. I don't know if there actually is a
> difference, or if anybody's currently selling them with Linux. The one
> carries has Windows on it; I actually left it on there, shrunk its partition
> with SysRescCD, and put Linux on it.
>> Whats the distro of choice on it? All of my myth devices run gentoo
> I have Gentoo on mine; if you're familiar with it, I'd stick with it. It
> didn't take an inordinately long time to bring it up, though I went with a
> minimalist setup than usual. I'm using Ratpoison as the window manager, and
> auto-login with this in /etc/conf.d/local.start:
> nohup su - mythtv -c startx 2>&1 >/dev/null &
>> Just to confirm, no built in IR receiver, whats a good remote/usb
>> I have a MCE combo and the remote is "cheap" feeling.
> I plugged in a Bluetooth dongle...one of the small ones that barely sticks
> out from a USB port. I'm still trying to get a Playstation 3 remote to work
> reliably with it (the machine forgets about it after a while),
I think that's a "feature' to save the batteries in the remote (from
my brief reading on the subject)
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