alex_mckinney at net
Oct 9, 2002, 12:12 PM
Post #1 of 2
First, hats off to Issac and others working on this project. This sounds
exactly what I've been looking for.
I am in the middle of building a quiet PC in a fancy case with VFD display
specific use as a PVR and media hub. It has to be easy so my wife will use
I'm still waiting for my PSU and CPU fan to arrive. I don't have a spare
machine, otherwise I would already be trying this baby!
I've used Linux for a variety of work-related projects, but have not got
it with the 'depth' necessary to be really comfortable. Now I'm hoping to.
Few of questions:
- Is the DVI output on various GF4-based cards fully supported in Lunix?
this is a dumb question and it 'always' works... I just don't have any
experience. Specifically I am planning a new TV with a DVI input that
box will be connected to.
- Anyone using RAID 0? Is it well supported? I was planning on the Asus
with raid if anyone has thoughts on it.
- Here's a wild one... Anyone with experience with M-audio sound cards,
the Delta Audiophile 2496? These are high-end sound cards that are used
in HTPC in the Windows world.
I'm also a software engineer, and will (hopefully) have time to contribute
this project. I was originally thinking of VFD (ie LCD) support but it
like that is covered. The other thing I could do, although maybe of limited
interest to most, is Sony S-link support. I have a slinke box
(http://www.nirvis.com/) that basically converts RS-232 to S-link protocol.
The slinke box was mainly for people with big CD-carrasals, but works with
other Sony equipment too.
Alexander (Sandy) McKinney
P.S. For those interested in AV stuff, I would highly suggest
There is a HTPC forum with Linux supporters there, but the majority or
people are Windoze-centric.