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embezzler

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Writing about my LinuxMCE journey
« on: September 13, 2007, 11:48:20 pm »
Just thought I would write my steps I take to build my first hybrid core. I will try to update
this post with the problems I face and the steps I take.

In below, you find my shopping list that was ordered today:

Motherboard: Asus M2NPV-VM
Processor: CPU AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ (65Watt,Socket AM2,Dual core,Box)
Memory: DDRII800 PC6400 1GB CL5 BUFFALO
DVD-writer: NEC DVD +/-R/RW 18x AD-7173S-0B S-ATA Black OEM LabelFlash Dual Layer Without Software
Hard disk: Western Digital CaviarSE 250Gb 7.200RPM 8MB S-ATAII 300 WD2500JS
              => Three of them stored in a RAID 5
Case: Antec NSK2400 DT Black/Silver 380W ATX
Tv-card: Hauppage WinTV-PVR-150 MCE
Network: Extra gigabit NIC
Remote: Philips Vista MCE

To be ordered: The USBUIRT, that is for when the rest arrives and is installed.

Everything should arrive and be assembled at the store by next Tuesday, 13th of September


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Re: Writing about my LinuxMCE journey
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2007, 02:15:09 pm »
Finally, after a few months of playing around with LinuxMCE in my spare time, I was able to
master most of the problems. Being not a real Linux admin and trying to install it on a RAID5,
software based, was a nice journey.

At the moment, I hope to find some help regarding the Asus M2NPV-VM motherboard that
I appearing on many configurations in here. It has an included HDTV module, but I was
wondering on which output the HD resolutions work. I hoped it would use the component
from the HDTV module, but I can only get the output when selecting 480p and not
720p.

At this link, someone states that the component out only does 480p
newbielink:http://www.motherboards.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=96114 [nonactive]

I use a 42" plasma and have RGB, Component, S-Video, Composite and HDMI as inputs.
Do I need a DVI to HDMI cable to connect the digital out from the motherboard to the HDMI
of my plasma to get the HD resolution?

Thank you in advance.
« Last Edit: December 09, 2007, 02:24:40 pm by embezzler »

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Re: Writing about my LinuxMCE journey
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2007, 05:07:01 pm »
in short, yes.

-Thom