[kwlug-disc] Building a new MythTV Frontend

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Wed Nov 4 15:29:45 EST 2009


Colin Mackay wrote, On 11/04/2009 2:47 PM:
> Reviving an old thread...
> 
> This is what I am looking at building for a Frontend. 
> Motherboard 	Zotac IONITX-A-U Intel Atom 330 1.6Ghz Dual Core, nVidia 
> ION GeForce 9400M Graphics w/ DVI + HDMI, DDR2 800Mhz, Wireless 802.11n, 
> 5.1 CH HD Audio (Optical Out), 3x SATA 3.0Gb/s + 1 eSATA, 90W PSU,10x 
> USB 2.0, Mini-ITX 	1 	$209.99 	$209.99 	
> 	http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=024768&cid=MBD 
> <http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=024768&cid=MBD> 
> 
> CPU 	Included (Intel Atom Dual 1.6 ghz) 	0 	$0.00 	$0.00 	
> 	
> RAM 	A-Data DDR2 800 240pin 2GB Module Unbuffered-DIMM Non-ECC Memory 
> (w/ Heatsink) 	1 	$58.99 	$58.99 	
> 	http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=016875&cid=RAM.346.307 
> <http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=016875&cid=RAM.346.307> 
> 
> Compact Flash 	Kingston Elite Pro 133x Flash Memory Card - 8GB - 
> CompactFlash (CF/8GB-S2) 	1 	$34.99 	$34.99 	
> 	http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=013755&cid=FMD.437 
> <http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=013755&cid=FMD.437> 
> 
> CF SATA Adapter 	Syba SY-SATA2CF Compact Flash to SATA Adapter  	1 
> $16.13 	$16.13 	
> 	http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=33465&vpn=SY-SATA2CF&manufacture=Syba 
> <http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=33465&vpn=SY-SATA2CF&manufacture=Syba>
> Case 	Apex DM-387 mATX HTPC Case Glossy Black 1X5.25 1X3.5 1X3.5INT 275W 
> Low Profile Front USB Audio 	1 	$59.16 	$59.16 	
> 	http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42116&vpn=DM-387&manufacture=Apex%20Computer%20Technology 
> <http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42116&vpn=DM-387&manufacture=Apex%20Computer%20Technology> 
> 
> Doing CF to keep things quiet and cool.  Plus, it's something I've never 
> done before.  Hahah.
> 
> Comments/concerns?

FWIW ... downloaded the latest (9.10) MythBuntu CD.

Just tried to boot the CD standalone to have a gander. On my laptop, 
get squiggly lines, and nothing. With safe graphics, get a blank 
screen. On a desktop the same. I suspect the 9.10 CD install problems 
described in other threads, not so much MythBuntu itself.

Actually, on the laptop I get the bouncing TV graphic, but it doesn't 
get beyond that.

FWIW if/when you choose that route / get that far. Hopefully you have 
better luck.



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