[mythtv-users] PCChips Geode MoBo?

Warren warren-lists at icruise.com
Thu Mar 30 14:26:19 UTC 2006

Nick Rout wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Mar 2006 13:21:21 -0500
> Warren wrote:
>> I have had no problems running mythtv with a PVRx50 card on both an
>> EPIA-M10000 (
>> http://www.logicsupply.com/product_info.php/cPath/78_76/products_id/32 )
>> and an EPIA-SP8000 (
>> http://www.logicsupply.com/product_info.php/cPath/78_76/products_id/306
>> ).  The M10000 is far cheaper (almost 30%) but will not do
>> hardware-accelerated MPEG4.  The SP8000 will do MPEG4 (when the drivers
>> support it) and is fanless.
>> I am hoping to get my hands on an EPIA-EN board board from the epiOS
>> guys soon, but I have to talk them into it first :)
>> I am not endorsing the site whose URLs I posted, they were just handy
>> and have the specs readily available.
> OK I have an M9000 with 256M Ram, PVR 150 and gentoo with mythtv 0.19.
> It is totally useless for live tv or even recording now. In my efforts
> to get XvMC going I seem to have completely borked the whole thing and I
> am considering rebuilding the whole thing, (software-wise).
> I am a great gentoo fan, but unsure whether I want to go through
> installing gentoo on it again.
> Do you have a recommendation for a distro to use on it, where I will get
> XvMC working out of the box, with smooth livetv and actually have a
> usable PVR with high WAF (which is about zero at the moment).
> My box works fine most of the time for watching videos etc via
> mythvideo, in fact that is 99% of its life. I would like to do the PVR
> thing, but am not allowed to spend too much more money.  The local (NZ)
> sky tv now have an upgrade available (for $600) to a hard drive recorder
> with two tuners. Now I don't particularly want their box, with no simple
> ability to transfer recordings to other formats or storage, but its
> looking popular with the rest of the household!
> So, please help save my mythbox!
There is an EPIA-specific linux release called epiOS
(http://www.epios.net).  I loaded that up, built mythtv from source
(after loading subversion) and had myth working with XvMC in almost no
time at all on a m/b extremely close to an M10000.  You might want to
give that a whirl.

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