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I plan to add some of the procedures I had to go through to get the system up and running.


    • offers onboard graphics and gigabit network (driver currently only supports 100 MBit)
    • could not get onboard sound to work flawlessly, got another sound card
    • full-height bracket for TV out included
  • Athlon XP 3500+ (PIB package with rather noisy fan, may need replacement)
  • 512 MB DDR2 PC667
  • Dual Hauppauge WinTV NOVA-T-USB2
    • work together without troubles
    • external devices, quite a bit of cabling out of the box
    • remote control supported by kernel 2.6.17 as keyboard device
  • Hercules Gamesurround Muse LT (half height but only with full height bracket)
  • Western Digital 1200BEVS Scorpio (120 GB)
    • 2.5 inch laptop hard disk
    • very quiet
  • Aopen H360A Black Slimline case
    • three half-height slots available
    • reasonable price
    • with power supply and quiet fan
    • offers no good installation point for 2.5 inch hard disk


  • Gentoo 2006.1 (networkless, creates a lot of problems when installing or upgrading software)
  • MythTV 0.19 (rev. 10505)
  • firmware dvb-usb-nova-t-usb2-02.fw (google for it)

Open issues

Feedback is very welcome!

  • Order of programs in EPG
  • Videotext


Onboard sound troubles

  • first no sound at all
  • then high-pitched noise all the time (also with other applications)
  • fragile: sound disappears after changing the volume
  • upgrade to MythTV 0.20 did not fix these issues
  • ALSA 1.0.11 (as mentioned in the web) did not fix these issues

System startup

  • used runlevel 4 as described in url://
  • added own script with rc-update add to start mysqld (pause five seconds), mythbackend (pause two seconds), and mythwelcome