[mythtv-users] Xbox frontend questions

Frank Mckinney krush_groove83 at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 24 15:02:02 UTC 2007

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From: David Whyte <david.whyte at gmail.com>
To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 3:25:47 PM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Xbox frontend questions

On 4/25/07, Frank Mckinney <krush_groove83 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 1. Are there any issues running Ubuntu backend with the Xebian frontend on
> the Xbox?

> Nope, I run Ubuntu Feisty on my backend and have two Xebian Xboxes as
> frontends and some other Feisty FE's too.

Thanks, that's great news!

> 2. I want to be able to play Xbox games, etc., on the Xbox after it's
> running Xebian. I'm assuming this means booting up the console, but will
> this affect anything on backend box at all? I'm guessing 'no' but just would
> like confirmation.
> 3. Finally, does anyone have any experience with what modchip works best
> with Xebian/MythTV? At the moment I don't have the console but want to make
> sure I get a fully featured modchip that will work without having to deal
> with too much command line stuff.

> I did the hardware mod which involved soldering some pins on the Xbox
> mobo and flashing the BIOS to Cromwell.  Therefore, I don't know about
> questions 2 and 3.

OK thanks, I'll look up that mod and see what it entails. As long as I can still watch DVDs and play games on the Xbox I'm happy to try whatever mod it takes to get a simple to install Xebian install.

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