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dyous87
December 21st, 2008, 07:28 PM
Hello everyone,

I'm looking for some information about Mythbuntu before I go ahead and build my system.

First of all, I have an old Acer Aspire 5672WLMI laptop that the batter and monitor no longer work so I was wondering if it was possible to use this as a frontend/backend.

It's specs are as follows:
Intel Core Duo 1.66 Ghz
2GB RAM
120 GB HDD (Will use extra storage on external or networked drive)
DVD±RW (+R Dual Layer) / DVD-RAM
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 128MB

Is it possible to use a system like this for Mythbuntu even though it is a laptop and if so how can it be done?

Ideally what I would like to do is to be able to pause and rewind television, and record programs and then have them viewable from other computers on my network.

What do you all think, I would appreciate it very much if you could point me in the right direction.

Thank you in advance,
David

bmwman
December 21st, 2008, 09:01 PM
I recently set up IBM ThinkPad T42 which is a lot older than yours and it works fine.

dyous87
December 21st, 2008, 09:05 PM
Oh ok thanks that sounds great!

So what kind of hardware did you use for the capture card and whatever else you may need?

David

bmwman
December 21st, 2008, 09:15 PM
I use HDhomerun which is a dual HD network tuner with built in Mpeg encoder. You might be able to get some PCMCIA or USB capture card that works, i haven't tried any.

dyous87
December 21st, 2008, 10:24 PM
thanks a lot bmwman, i really appreciate all that. I'm going to try it out and see how it goes!

David

dyous87
December 22nd, 2008, 12:11 AM
I'm googling and looking on newegg but I'm unsure which usb tuner will work with mythbuntu. I was looking at this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815116032

can someone verify for me that it will work with mythbuntu, and if not which usb card I cant get to work with it well?

Thank you,
David

Jenko22
December 22nd, 2008, 02:13 AM
I'm googling and looking on newegg but I'm unsure which usb tuner will work with mythbuntu. I was looking at this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815116032

can someone verify for me that it will work with mythbuntu, and if not which usb card I cant get to work with it well?

Thank you,
David

A quick search turned up this HOWTO: HVR-950 on Mythbuntu Intrepid Ibex 8.10 (http://ubuntu-utah.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=990185&highlight=HVR-950)

A good place to look for hardware compatibility is the LinuxTV Wiki (http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Supported_Hardware)