View unanswered posts    View active topics

All times are UTC - 6 hours

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Print view Previous topic   Next topic  
Author Message
Search for:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:00 am 
Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:36 pm
Posts: 63
Location: Melbourne
I upgraded a family member's box running R5B7 on a Pentium III to R5E50 with the following:

# Video type: DVB-T SDTV and Foxtel Digital SDTV
# Type of system: combined front- and back-end
# Noise level: I can tell it's on until I play some media, without it being annoying. I'm not sure how good my hearing is

# CASE: 7 Year old beige ATX case
# PSU: came with the case above
# CPU: AMD Sempron 3000 with stock heatsink
# RAM: 512MB
# CD/DVD-RW: Liteon Dual Layer DVD burner
# HDD: 200GB Seagate IDE
# GRAPHICS CARD: Nvidia MX4000 PCI (I was going to upgrade to an AGP card if it didn't work well but it seemed good enough)
# SOUNDCARD: Onboard
# TUNER CARD: Hauppauge PVR-150, TwinHan DVB-T MiniTer
# REMOTE CONTROL: Dvico remote (came with a second card from my system)

This was about the cheapest motherboard around at $45 Australian. It uses a VIA K8T800 chipset so I was a bit nervous about what has happened with VIA chipsets in the past but I already had a K8V-X SE so I tested the upgrade on that first to make sure it would work ok. The only trouble was it had a different network adapter. I couldn't get the onboard Marvell adapter working even after a kernel recompile so I just threw in the 3COM adapter from the old box, which worked straight away.

I had to apply the patch at and recompile because the backend was crashing. This may not have been necessary if I had defined all the input connections in one go. I had both cards installed through mythtv-setup but only had the input connection for the twinhan defined at first. I also had to patch the /etc/init.d/mythtv-backend script to get rid of the pid file if it exists on startup, as has been well documented in the R5E50 installation hints thread.

This is using ACPI wakeup.


Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

Theme Created By ceyhansuyu