[mythtv] Xbox hardware detection

Christian Wattengård cwattengard at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 10:41:46 UTC 2007

On 7/16/07, David Whyte <david.whyte at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/16/07, Matthew Wire <devel at mrwire.co.uk> wrote:
> > Anyone with Xbox hardware, could you take a look at your system and see if
> > there is any way of identifying that the system is an Xbox?
> >
> Ummm, I had a look around and whilst I don't really know what most of
> them do, I did find mention of Xbox in cmdline.
> mythFE2:~# cat /proc/cmdline
> root=/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part2 devfs=mount kbd-reset xbox=hdd

I believe that's just the parameterline to the kernel on boot.

You should probably be able to detect the gpu chip using lspci or
lshw. If you get a id from that one it should be unique since the gpu
is a Xbox dedicated chip. But you would probably get a few different
since it was changed once or twice on the different Xbox versions.

Another alternative is to check on the combination of hw. Decide that
a 733MHz Celeron with 64Mb ram and NVidia graphics is unique enough to
be classified as an Xbox.


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