The Media PC

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  1. Load Linux
    1. Fedora 8
      • Holy Crap!!! Loaded Fedora 8 from the dvd (2/1/2008), ran "yum update" and it updated 622 packages!!!
  2. Obtain and compile the nVidia Proprietary Driver
    1. if you're running a 2.6.25 kernel you're going to need this patch
    2. Run the installer, sit back and enjoy the ride
    3. Optimize the xorg.conf for the TV
    4. Setup X so it logs in as a non privileged user and runs the main display
  3. Get LIRC working
    1. yum install lirc-doc lirc-devel lirc
    2. setserial /dev/ttyS0 uart none
    3. modprobe lirc_serial
    4. run "mode2" to test remote
    5. cp /usr/share/doc/lirc-doc-0.8.2/remotes/packard_bell/lircd.conf.packard_bell /etc/lircd.conf
    6. run lircd
    7. run irw and watch for commands
    8. Make loading lirc automatic, add to /etc/rc.local:
      1. /bin/setserial /dev/ttyS0 uart none
      2. /sbin/modprobe lirc_serial
      3. /usr/sbin/lircd
    9. Handy notes at: http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/LIRC_on_Debian_Etch
  4. Disable screen blanking
    1. add to /etc/rc.local:
      1. setterm -blank 0 -powersave off -powerdown 0
  5. install mysql
    1. yum install mysql
    2. service mysqld start
    3. /usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root password 'root-password'
    4. chkconfig mysqld on
  6. download mythtv
    1. bunzip2 -c mythtv-0.21.tar.bz2 | tar xvf -
    2. yum install lame-libs lame lame-devel (from the livna repo)
    3. yum install qt-devel
    4. ./configure
    5. make