[mythtv] Xbox hardware detection

Ian Campbell ijc at hellion.org.uk
Mon Jul 16 17:04:10 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-07-16 at 12:41 +0200, Christian Wattengård wrote:
> 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.

You might also find something in the output of the dmidecode tool.

Ian Campbell

We are all so much together and yet we are all dying of loneliness.
		-- A. Schweitzer
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