[mythtv-users] Mythtv on Xbox

Ben Dash ben_dash at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 2 12:20:26 EST 2005

--- Andrew Close <aclose at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/2/05, Ben Dash <ben_dash at yahoo.com> wrote:
> <snip/>
> > I'm using my xBox as a fully functional
> mythfrontend,
> > except for the remote control which I can't seem
> to
> > get working at the moment.
> >
> > It was fairly easy using Gentoo, although I had a
> near
> > vertical learning curve to implement a diskless
> xBox
> > mythfrontend where I leave the HDD untouched to
> ensure
> > that I can still play native games.
> >
> > It's very early days, I just completed the project
> > last night, but I don't expect any problems.  My
> wife
> > was out of town for the past couple of weeks and
> this
> > was a surprise for her.  A couple of days ago I
> had
> > thought that I wouldn't be able to complete it but
> > everything came together when I switched from a
> 2.4.31
> > to a kernel.  I have only slept an
> average of
> > 4 hours per night for the past week and a half but
> > it's finally done and I'm sure she'll be very
> happy
> > with it.  If only I could get that lirc working!
> i had originally planned on using an xbox as my
> frontend and was going
> to pick one up used.  however my brother got me one
> for Christmas last
> year knowing that i wanted to tinker with it.  i
> immediately chipped
> it and installed a larger HD and played with a
> couple different
> dashboards and XBMC.  and i haven't really played
> with it since. :)  i
> keep telling my wife to win the lottery so i can
> tinker full time. :D
> i just currently rebuilt my FE/BE system and am
> retweaking it for ease
> of use and added functionality.  unfortunetely i'm
> limited on time (as
> are we all)  and i'm no Guru so everything takes a
> great deal of
> research before i can do anything right.  so maybe
> by this time next
> year i'll be in a position to start playing with my
> xbox again. ;)
> i do have one of the original Xebian distros that
> came with my
> mod-chip, but i'm looking forward to trying out
> GentooX or Nassas
> Xebian. ;)
I became confused with the GentooX versus Gentoo issue
and decided to go with straight Gentoo for my xBox. 
No offence to Shallax but I really wanted to keep to
the standard OS that all my other machines use.  I am
sure that life would have been easier had I gone with
GentooX but I learned a lot by not doing so.

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