My New Mythdora Box
First off, please let me thank the makers of Mythdora!
This is a brilliant software package.
I look forward to seeing further updates with this project!
Since this is my first post here, let me introduce myself.
My name is Jamie, and I am located in Horsham, Victoria, Australia.
By day, I am a Laboratory / IT Tech at a local school, and by night, I am a Ham radio operator / Electronics enthusiast.
I love using old PCs for dedicated purposes.
So far I have retrofitted an old upright arcade machine with a PIII running MAME and an old Jukebox using a PIII using Virtual Jukebox.
Both of these projects have been very rewarding.
My latest project has been a home brew Media Center.
Originally this started with a copy of Windows MCE, but I realised that it was VERY fussy with what components you could use.
(Actually it didn't really support anything that I had as I was trying to recycle older components)
First I discovered KnoppMyth and I have used this for the last 6 months without a problem. But a few days ago I bought (cheap) a Compro DVB-T300.
KnoppMyth didn't support this out of the box, so I found Mythdora.
I haven't looked back since.
Once again, thanks to the makers of the package. It is brilliant how it has been made so easy to build a media centre thanks to this software!
So in essence, I have built using Mythdora a very fast media centre using a P4 1.5 using a NVidia GF6200 with a Hauppauge WinTV Epress and a Compro DVB-T300.
All is working rather well so far, but I have a few questions.
Now please let me speak before you flame me for asking questions on a first post!
I am next to the other guy hating people asking lame questions on a forum on their fist post without searching the forum.
I have looked!
Just for proof, how do you think I got the Compro DVB-T300 to work without searching the previous posts?
So here are my dilemmas:
1. I can use the Hauppauge and the compro very happily at the same time tuning Analog signals, but as soon as I add the DVB function of the Compro, the Analog side of the card refuses to tune.
Has anyone any ideas why this happens?
I have found if I use the Composite input of this card after the DVB side has been added, it works, but I get this weird green / red dotted patch appearing in the top LHS of the screen, but the picture is still fine!
2. After installing Mythdora, I used the automated setup and selected Compro DVB-T remote.
Unfortunately the remote only works using the arrow key.
None of the other keys work. I did some searching about diagnosing LIRC, and tried a command to monitor the output of LIRC, (command name escapes me at the moment), but I got nothing out.
Does this card have some sort of other k/b emulator support other than LIRC?
3. My main display is an OLD 19" FIXED FREQUENCY Sun Monitor.
OK, yes it is VERY old, but it still gives a very good picture.
When I install Mythdora I use a LG Multisync monitor to allow me to see text mode screens. After I have got it working, I edit xorg.conf and throw in a modeline and a few other bits and the old monitor works at 1152x864.
My problem is that after installing Mythdora, I am only given a 640x480 resolution.
After a first install, my xorg.conf makes no mention of modelines, etc, and I have to add all those bits and more to get my old monitor to work.
Which it does, BUT at 576x432.
This did not happen with KNoppmyth.
What have I done wrong?
I can receive HDTV using the compro. It is slow and "framing" at 640x480, but it gets worse when I change to the new modelines.
Is this because the processor is too busy converting this to a lower resolution?
Would this not happen if it was running at a resolution closer to, if not 1080?
Once again, thank you for Mythdora, it is a brilliant piece of work.
I look forward to adding my help to the project.
Sorry for the long post.
All the best,