[mythtv-users] daft newbie questions :-)
paullocal at pscs.co.uk
Fri Mar 28 15:27:14 UTC 2003
Thanks for the response :-)
> > 1) (I don't know if I dare ask this....) - which is the
> > 'best' flavour of
> > Linux to use for this - the PC in question isn't going to be used
>That's a matter of personal preference. Mandrake and Redhat have the
>most documentation in the HOWTO, debian and Red Hat have pre-made
>RPMs for MythTV. Other than that, they're just about all the same.
>Personally, I'm a Mandrake fan, but it doesn't really matter.
I'll use RedHat then, since I've had a bit of experience with it.
> > Any problems with the following PC spec?
> > - AMD Athlon XP 2800+
> > - Asus A7V8X/LAN motherboard (built in audio)
>Check the archives for issues with nForce audio chipsets.
The A7V8X motherboard has a Realtek audio chipset and VIA KT400 main
chipset - I can't find any reference to 'nForce' on Asus' website regarding
this motherboard - so I think I'm Ok there.
(The A7*N*8X motherboards seem to use nForce chipsets)
If all else fails I've got a spare SB-Live card sitting around, so I could
disable on-board audio and use that instead.
> > - ATI 9000 card with TV-Out
>Check the archive about issues with ATI cards and X drivers.
Where? Sorry, I can see issues with ATI 'All in wonder' cards (with tuner
etc), but nothing about plain old graphics cards. Do you remember what the
If plain ATI graphics cards are a problem what's a better (low cost) card
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