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Installation issues / Install Checklist
« on: April 10, 2007, 07:39:28 pm »
I have just ordered a core machine and a media director that will be used primarily as a PVR for now.  After reading through all the documentation, I'm a little confused as to how exactly drivers and outside packages should be installed with LinuxMCE.  Here is an overview of what I think must be done for the install process:

1.  Install Ubuntu (Edgy) on the core machine.
2.  Apply all available updates for Ubuntu.
3.  Install LinuxMCE.
4.  Go through initial LinuxMCE configuration.
5.  Add the Media Director.
6.  Reboot and enjoy.

So, since the media director will have no hard drive (network boot) I don't see how it's possible to install anything on it.  This particular media director will have an Nvidia card as well as a pcHDTV card.  I've seen threads on people having issues with the nvidia driver.  Should the nvidia driver be installed on the core using Ubuntu's installation methods?  Will it then be available to the media director when it connects?  If so, should it be applied between steps 2 and 3 above?

Also, if I would like to add some of the third party packages like libdvdcss or enable-dvd-bookmarks, will these need to be installed using Ubuntu's installation methods or through LinuxMCE some how?

Thanks in advance.

Users / TV/Audio Media Director Questions
« on: April 09, 2007, 06:17:26 pm »
Assuming that you do not go with a hybrid setup, when a TV Media Director is acting as a pvr, does the cpu encoding take place on the media director or the core computer?  I'm wondering what the TV Media Director would need in terms of hardware.

Thanks in advance.

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