[mythtv-users] Calling all Acer Revo AR1600-U910H users

Nick Rout 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
> different
> (?) BIOS downloads are provided for systems that shipped with Linux vs.
> systems
> (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
> Fry's
> 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
>> today.
>
> 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
> more
> minimalist setup than usual.  I'm using Ratpoison as the window manager, and
> I
> 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
>> receiver.
>> 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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