[mythtv-users] Installation on EPIA VIA EN15000

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Mon Aug 14 18:24:59 UTC 2006

White Joe wrote:
> I am planning a MythTV FE/BE on an EPIA EN15000 using the instructions 
> at _http://groundstate.ca/c3mythtv_ as a HOWTO springboard.  Does anyone 
> in the know have any comments on the instructions supplied there, or 
> suggestions as to a better source of authoritative knowledge?

You probably do not now need to follow all of the steps to rebuild the 
video drivers. Distro specific binaries are available through the 
openchrome site.

The listings of required packages in that article was extremely helpful 
for me.

Jarod Wilson's site may be specific to Fedora but it gives an excellent 
step-through of the process whatever distro you are using. Lots oif 
authoritative help and tips there.

My SP13000 hardware was recognized without problems by Mandriva, but I 
ended up going to Fedora 4 (and now 5), in part because the openchrome 
drivers were more advanced on Fedora.

I have been looking at getting an EN15000 because it is the first Via 
motherboard with a TV-Out chipset which is actually capable of doing HD 
output (The chips prior to the VT1615 are limited to 1024x1024 max).

Whatever your distro, you will likely spend time at openchrome if it is 
HD that you want.


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