Archive for February, 2006

PVR150 working!!!!

Posted in Uncategorized on Sunday, February 12, 2006 by Yatta

I got my pvr150 working.. YIIPEE!!!!
i think i can say it took me like roughly about 1hour to install. It wasn’t really that hard.. once u follow the directions from . Howto:Ubuntu and Installing MythTV on Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy) with a Hauppauge PVR-150/250/350/500 .

at first when i recorded a short piece by using:
cat /dev/video0 > /tmp/test.mpg
all i got was static… then while reading further to change the channel:
ivtv-tune -c # -d /dev/video0 (Where “#” is replaced by the channel that you want to tune to)
VOILA!!!! I’m watching TV.

Since i’m using a AMD64 i have to build Mythtv from source.

MythTV & Ubuntu (Breezy)

Posted in Uncategorized on Sunday, February 12, 2006 by Yatta

Well here i go…. I have my AMD64 machine running with both XPSP2 and Ubuntu 5.10. I can say right now, i don’t kow if it is the memory or the new CPU but my system is FLYYYYIINNNGG!!!!!!!! I must truly say i like the small investment i put into this little machine.

Moving on… my Hauppauge PVR-150 works fine in Windoze BUT i have issues on ubuntu :-(. I found out i’m going to have to install kernell module ivtv to get it to recognize it. U know i think this driver is installed by default on SuSE?!?! Ohh well…..

Let me get back to my tinkering.. i’ll keep this posted to how it comes along.

Sempron 64

Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, February 2, 2006 by Yatta

Well I finaly joined the 64bit bandwagon….to be honest is it a good thing?? I’ll tell u in a few weeks when i have a 64bit OS to fully utilise the new instruction set. I tried loading the Ubuntu DVD i have to see how it would run on my sytem.. but when i chose the LIVE version.. it never booted properly.. so right now i’m gettign the 64 version.. hopefully that’ll make a difference.

I’m also planning on getting another system to help with my networking stuff i plan on using a:
Athlon XP 1600+
512MB PC2100 (DDR 266MHz)
120GB IDE

It won’t be a powerhouse sytstem but i know it’ll more than get the job done…. what i face right now is should i give my sister my ‘little machine’ or keep it???

It’s a nice little machine…. it can run everything basically EXCEPT for games. Right now i use it as my PDC server.