[mythtv-users] Rethinking Xbox-Myth

Christian Rubbert christian at rubbert.de
Mon Jan 26 11:49:40 EST 2004

On Mon, 26 Jan 2004 10:27:36 -0600 (CST)
Bill Bradley <wbradley at bham.rr.com> wrote:

> >Dennis Cartier wrote:
> > Richie Jarvis wrote:
> >
> >>>
> >>>I looked at the distro, and it consistantly refers to 0.11 & 0.12 -
> >I >>am running 0.13 on my backend atm.  Also, the method for getting
> >it 
> onto 
> >>>the xbox seemed a little vague.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> 0.13 is on the website (and was announced on this list).
> >
> >Yeah - I just found it - it is missing on one of the mirrors (the one
> >I picked - d'oh!) - Thanks....
> >Incidentally, regarding ftp'ing to the box - when should this be
> >done?  Are you supposed to boot into emergency linux after the
> >mechinstaller has done its trick, and just slap the files onto the
> >/mnt/E drive?
> >Thats the bit I don't quite understand.....
> >Cheers,
> >Richie
> Yes...that is correct.  Just load the Emergency Linux , then ftp the
> image files over to the xbox on the /mnt/E drive.  You will have to
> use a crossover cable.  Once you reboot the xbox, you just choose
> linux from the dash and it all starts up.    You might want to
> configure the /etc files before sending them to the xbox.  That way
> everything comes up ready to go (mysql connection to backend, network
> interfaces, etc.)  . In addition you may want to modify your .xinitrc
> to fix the overscan issue (black bars around the border), mount
> network shares, and create a symbolic link for the dvd player.  Here
> is what I have added to mine:
> mount -t smbfs -o username=foo,password=xxxx //winblozeXP/share
> /mnt/vid ln -s /dev/cdrom /dev/dvd
> xbv -auto 640 480 6.0 6.0
> xvattr -a XV_DOUBLE_BUFFER -v 0

You probably might have to link the correct /etc/localtime, depending on
your geographic location.

rm /etc/localtime && ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Berlin /etc/localtime

There was some other stuff i've done, like modifying the XF86Config-4 to
load the correct keymap for Germany, setting the correct nameservers in
/etc/resolv.conf, etc. I bet there are other things I've done and forgot
 right now. Maybe I'll remember later.

Christian Rubbert
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