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    i think i'll just let my tivo do the tivo'n lol

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    and what store sells them ?

    exactly.

    I know comet did, but not anymore afaik
    Lez, more widely known as flez1966

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    i've only heard of using the xbox as a mythtv frontend, not as a backend.

    which isn't to say that it can't be done, but i've just never heard of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lez
    USB tv tuner (wintv?)
    Some OS
    mythTV
    The USB tuner needs to be a USB 1.1 that has hardware encoding, not one of the newer USB 2.0, as the XBox's controller ports are only USB 1.1. You're limited to either Linux (which MythTV runs under) or Windows CE.net (not very usefull) currently in OS choices.

    I saw something about RSS and torrents and series of stuff downloaded etc
    Could it do that too?
    Linux turns your XBox into a full-fledged PC (minus good 3D, but they're working on it), and the MythTV frontend supports reading of RSS feeds, wether information, and a whole lot more, directly from its interface.

    I currently use XBMC to play stuff would I lose that ?
    Maybe, the XBox Linux project doesn't directly support having homebrew/backup stuff on the same HD, though I'm sure there are ways around that. With MythTV, you will have simular playback capabilities as XBMC, though, so even if you can't get it working, you won't be loosing any functionality.

    If so I may just buy another xbox and build this setup etc, then dump the dvd player+hd recorder combo because its never been useful as it wont connect to pc
    With the 360 being out, this might actually be pretty cheap to do. However, you might consider building a PC for the task for more flexibility. There's an episode of Systm (an IPTV show, http://www.systm.org ) dedicated to making a MythTV box.

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    you can still run ur saved games, xbmc and homebrew with linux installed.. You just have to make sure to follow the prompts. Install on the E or F drive and not reformat or initialize the drive. I now have gentoox and xebian running. xebian via cd and gentoox on the main menu of my evox front end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don 944 LA
    I thought that Linux was still a command line / gotta get the right modules / tweak this / tweak that / etc ........
    Oh it still is and what makes it so powerful

    I am glad you see the stuff in Linux that you like. Welcome to the party

    I use debian linux.

    The apt-tools are incredible, check it out.

    Install off of a network boot CD.
    Install from the CD but do not install any extra packages when you are prompted.
    reboot.

    log in as root.
    # apt-get install ssh apache samba

    apt will install all of the needed packages for you and resolve all dependancies.

    You will now have a minimal install web and windows file server, remote access is done using ssh.

    Want to update all packages on the system to the latest bug fixes and updates?

    # apt-get update
    # apt-get dist-upgrade

    ALL installed debian packages will auto-update. You can also use this to upgrade to the testing, unstable, or experimental versions by editing the file /etc/apt/sources.list file with a text editor like nano:

    # nano /etc/apt/sources.list

    If you have installed something you dont use or need or like:
    # apt-get remove <package name>

    If you want to see if there is a package available
    # apt-cache search gnome

    You will now see a list of packages that match the query above.

    Want to install a Desktop environment on your minimal install of debian.
    # apt-get install gnome-desktop-environment

    Enjoy Linux
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    Oh, there are mythtv packages for debian as well .
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    thanks to this post I've completely switched to SUSE 10.

    I must say, its better.

    I had troubles setting up my intel onboard lan card, but going usb direct to the cable modem was an easy workaround. The intel drivers ought to be fixed soon.

    Its much faster. I use celeron 2.0 machines and they can't handle much of windows xp. In SUSE, I can have multiple programs on multiple workspaces, even multiple users at once and it keeps up just fine. Programs launch so fast, like they're already running.

    SUSE comes pre-loaded with all the necessary tools to get started, and by following a couple of online tutorials you set it up so that it can always find the software you need. It's the nicest auto update / program update tool I've ever seen.

    The security is impressive. I dont have to worry about viruses and the like anymore... not that theyre not out there but I feel much, much less vulnerable.

    So who's got some front-end magic so that I can switch my car (it now seems stupid to run windows in the car) , and so that the rest of us can switch!

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    Instead of choosing either KDE or Gnome, I have both.

    I sometimes sign in as root ( on KDE desktop ).. then ..
    sign in as another user ( on Gnome desktop ) -or-
    sign in as another user ( on KDE with multiple desktops )

    this way I can switch between desktop styles to see how each one is different. So far I am liking the KDE.
    I also like how the individual desktops with each users account are totally isolated. In other words, if there is a window on one desktop, and you click onto another desktop, that window doesn't show ( unless you want it to ) ..

    anyway, I am finding all sorts of cool stuff to do with Suse/Linux.

    now if I could just figure out the file structure ( hard to cut that MS emillical cord )..

    Don

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    Here you go. This should get you started

    The root directory is simply identified as a "/"
    All other directories branch off root

    The following lists the most common directories and their intended contents.

    / - root directory
    /bin - binary executable programs that all users need
    /boot - Files used by the bootstrap loader, Grub. Kernel images are often kept here.
    /dev - device files that control drives, terminals and any equipment attached to the server
    /etc - configuration files
    /skel - When a home directory is created it is initialized with files from this directory
    /home - where directories are contained for each user
    /lib - Shared libraries needed by the programs on the root filesystem
    /mnt - Mount points for temporary mounts by the system administrator
    /proc - This filesystem is not on a disk. It is a virtual filesystem that exists in the kernels imagination which is memory
    /tmp - Temporary files. Programs running after bootup should use /var/tmp
    /usr - Contains all commands, libraries, man pages, and static files for normal operation.
    /local - The place for locally installed software and other files.
    /var - user specific files

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