[mythtv-users] MythTV on the 2010 Mac mini update, getting there...

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Thu Jul 1 21:54:55 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 5:41 PM, Johnny Walker <johnnyjboss at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 4:27 PM, Jarod Wilson <jarod at wilsonet.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 4:15 PM, Jurgen Kramer <gtmkramer at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>>> Since last time I reported about trying to get MythTV running on the new
>>> 2010 mac mini I've made some progress.
>>> I managed to install Fedora 13 x86_64 on the internal HDD and went from
>>> there.
>>> My current status:
>>> - Ethernet:
>>> OK, needs kernel >= 2.6.34
>>> - SATA:
>>> OK-ish, needs patch/workaround, I made a custom 2.6.34 kernel to make it
>>> work. With the workaround to get the MCP89 SATA controller going it's
>>> not very quick but doable.
>>> - Nvidia video out through HDMI:
>>> OK works, tested with the latest nvidia binary driver.
>>> - Nvidia audio through HDMI:
>>> ALSA from kernel 2.6.34 recognizes 3 HDMI audio outputs but I could not
>>> get sound from any of them :(. Maybe newer alsa drivers are needed but
>>> the ALSA modules no longer compile on Fedora 13...
>>> So it looks promising but I'm not there yet.
>> If someone sends me one, I'll collect all the necessary patches and
>> commit them into the Fedora kernels and try to fix any remaining
>> issues. (I'm only joking a little bit... I may actually see if our
>> kernel hardware team can't just go buy one...)
> Man i need to come work there.

Yeah, there are definitely some good bennies to working here. Never
hurts to scour our job postings if anyone's truly interested...

(And I just pinged the kernel hardware team manager to ask about getting one :)

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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