I tried to install LinuxMCE back with release 1 and couldn't get a successful install. I've since been using Myth on Fedora Core 6 with a few things installed from source (Nvidia driver, ATI soundcard driver and Lirc - to support a Windows MCE remote).
I'd like to take another shot at LMCE but I have no interest in the security/lights/network plug-n-play features. My interest is primarily motivated by the obviously superior GUI/guide etc. I know there's been a lot of talk about LMCE being pointless if you don't use the other features, but I really don't need them.
With all that being said, can anyone suggest some "best practices" or even a step-by-step on how to set up LinuxMCE as a standalone media box (no DHCP server, having only one network interface, etc)? I've seen several threads covering different aspects of this, but nothing that gives an all inclusive "how-to" on the subject.
I would like to suggest to the LinuxMCE team that the next release have an option to install this kind of setup in an automated fashion. Seems there is enough interest/market to justify it.
Any and all help appreciated.
PS - hardware config is as follows, if it's relevant:
MSI RX480 Neo2-F Socket 939 Motherboard
NVIDIA GeForce 6600 256MB DDR PCIe w/DVI/TV-OUT
Westinghouse 37" 1080p Monitor connected via DVI
AMD Athlon 64 Dual Core FX60 Socket 939 CPU
Single 7200 30GB IDE drive for OS/LMCE software
Dual 7200 400GB SATA drives in LVM for media
Motorola 6140 set top tuner box connected by firewire for digital cable/HD cable.
Two Hauppauge WIN-TV-150 tuners for analog us-cable.
One DVD R/W/RW