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Users / DVB-S Mythtv install over virgin LinuxMCE install
« on: April 14, 2007, 06:27:55 am »
Here goes...

This is what I have done:

1. Installed base Ubuntu 6.10
2. Installed latest nvidia driver
3. Installed LinuxMCE with 6.10 updates in a hybrid configuration - Director + Core
4. Edited necessary conf files for 'nvidia' video driver preference
5. Have not launched LinuxMCE app from Ubuntu Desktop yet.
6. Used "Roo's Ubuntu Edgy Mythtv NA dvb build instructions and Viking1's Mythtv step-by-step setup instructions to install and configure my first successfull working dvb-s NA Mythtv system. I have a twinhan 1020a card.

My Question:
Will running LinuxMCE for the first time thrash my currently working Mythtv setup ?
I want to use my satellite setup within LinuxMCE's core and view it using the local director interface :)
Has any one else tired this?

From playing with past LinuxMCE test installs, LinuxMCE seems to have a mind of it own when it comes to it's auto configuration routines. Seems alot going on whenever linuxMCE reloads. As a total Noobe it makes me nervous.
Took some reading just to figure out how to make the nvidia driver preference stick

A related Question:
How do I create a simple startup script that would initialize and load my dvb 0 and loopback 1 modules prior to the launch of the Mythbackend within LinuxMCE?


Installation issues / AMD64 Distro of Ubuntu
« on: March 28, 2007, 07:23:09 am »
A Linux NOOB here, so don't jump down my throat for asking the following:

I have a amd64 distro of Ubuntu installed. When I try to run the I386 linuxMCE installer I get a incorrect architecture error. Do I have to install a 32-bit version? Or is there something I can do to get the installer to work?
I don't have high speed and had to lug my htpc to a friend's house to download and install the latest 6.10 updates. A reinstall involves payments in beer. I like my beer fridge the way it is, ... Full

My current HTPC digital components consist of a twinhan 1020a, MyHD 130, and xboxHDDVD drive. Will (Any) of these devices work inside linuxMCE with minimal fuss?

I have never really had much success with MCE software and have happily supported SAAR and MyTheatre in the past. I just wish that Russian would immigrate somewhere where HD exists.

I was surprised that Ubuntu actually detected the MyHD chip hardware during its install. It provided a glimmer of hope to guy who loves his ATSC signal hardware decoded. But as a long time MyHD user I don't get my hopes up often.

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