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HowTo: Mandriva Linux 2005 C3 VIA EPIA Mini-ITX MythTV Guide

Posted on 31 August 2005 by

Austin just posted a pretty cool HowTo: Mandriva C3 VIA EPIA SP13000 Mini-ITX MythTV Guide

“This HowTo describes how we built a fully working MythTV system using a VIA EPIA SP13000 motherboard. Building a myth box involves a lot of variables, which is why it’s so hard to document. Your hardware choices, your outboard gear choices, and the software you wish to use will almost certainly deviate from the road we took. Use this guide as a starting point, not a rule.

We wanted the following configuration:
– C3 box used as both frontend and backend
– one big SATA hard drive
– one DVD-RW drive
– one Hauppauge PVR-250 TV card with remote control
– video out to both a TV (S-Video) and a large CRT monitor
– audio out by digital S/PDIF to home stereo
– wired 10/100 connection to home network router
– open source unichrome pro drivers
– Mandriva Linux 2005
– full MythTV suite with all plugins”

EDIT–> They get bonus points for that pretty cool looking guitar… What IS that thing? Some sorta retro 50’s les paul knock off?