Sorry in advance for the following "book" ... And thanks, l3mce for your hard work,...
I fell asleep last night doing the reinstall, so never finished (been fighting off a cold,... that's my excuse). Might get the opportunity to finish tonight, ... Might
, to re-emphasize. I keep my /home partitions intact (no reformatting that partition), and want to clean up the junk on the core's /home,... it's looking like a flea marketeer's back room on that partition.
I'll try to compile my list of machines over the next couple of days. I haven't set up any of the MDs yet... I had taken them off of net boot a while back. The only machine I have worries about is an ASUS eeePC Box 202, from a video playback perspective, but I understand that others have made that model work.
Currently, only the core is being worked on. I have 3 MDs (the ASUS being one), as well. The other two are Dell Studio Hybrids (nice machines, too bad they were discontinued, very stylish small footprint machines, and dual core too). Two more MDs are being ordered, but they won't be pressed into immediate service (I'll be using them for RHCSA/RHCE lab machines, then afterwards as MDs when I pass my certs). They'll be quad core Intels on small footprint motherboards with nVidia video cards on riser expansions.
All my Monitors are LCD TVs (all Sanyo, a good compromise between features, picture and price). One of the TVs (plus another, currently unused) has no VGA input, HDMI only, so it can be a nice testbed for mode line settings (nasty overscan on that machine), and testing the overscan settings in the avwizard. I'll be getting two new Sanyo 26-32" TVs as monitors for the new MDs (maybe some switching around of what MDs are in what rooms, no sense in giving the kids the quad cores). Why all Sanyo?!?! To make future IR setup easier, by sticking with one brand (I have a bunch of those keychain sized universal remotes, and staying with one brand is great for keeping them strategically hidden throughout the house).
The rest of the system includes a MCV Vera (as external network and z-wave master controller), 2 HDhomeruns, an
Obi110 ATA for VOIP/POTS bridging, and maybe a SP3201 ATA that'd otherwise be gathering dust (the Obi110 and the Linksys/Sipura were developed by the same folks, so I'm hoping to follow the Wiki on the Sipura to get both working).
So you can see it's an ambitious system setup,... In all, about $6k to $7k of stuff, including TVs,... All I need is a a couple of more Z-wave units for a basement room we're building, another security cam or two, ... and maybe an R2 unit to fix it all
. So, it'll be a great testbed for anything you want to throw at it, and I'll be happy to help out there. I've seen a few really cool ideas thrown out by folks on the forums.