Fedora Home Theater PC
Fedora HTPC is about building a Home Theater system based on Fedora distribution.
Currently active people can be found from #fedora-htpc@freenode irc channel.
P5E-VM HDMI is one of the first motherboards capable of outputting audio through HDMI interface and thus good choice for HTPC platform.
It has Intel G35 Chipset which needs the xorg-x11-drv-intel X-driver package.
Fedora 10/rawhide drivers have problems (bug #496614) with hanging video and thus one needs to be sure what version of intel driver is used. Following drivers are known to work:
P5E-VM has RealTek ALC883 audio chip. Supporting kernel modules are:
snd_hda_codec_intelhdmi snd_hda_codec_realtek snd_hda_intel snd_hda_codec
Some pkg deps are missing, like glxinfo. Automatic startup is missing. Pulseaudio startup is missing.
VDR is terminal for digital-TV broadcasting. Because of that - it needs a receiver card to start up. Even it has a lot of features and plugins suitable for media server, card reuquirement in cases where receiving is not done, complicates things.
If using S/PDIF digital output, the option --spdif option must be given.
|Messerting||F11||Asus P5E-VM HDMI
Terratec Cinergy C HD PCI DVB-C
|In use, but unstable||True 1366x768 over HDMI, use "nomodeset" kernel parameter. xorg.conf
MythTV pre-0.22 (svn trunk), mantis driver from s2-liplianin.
|tuju||f10/rawhide/fusion||Asus P5E-VM HDMI||vlc||plays video, audio works through onboard RCA coaxial S/PDIF.|
|tuju||f14/fusion||Asus P5E-VM HDMI||xbmc||in use||plays video, audio works through onboard RCA coaxial S/PDIF. HDMI audio does not work out-of-the-box, don't know why.|
|tuju||f15/fusion||Asus P5E-VM HDMI||xbmc||tested, didn't work, reverted to f14.||kernel video driver i915 gives blank screen without nomodeset kernel parameter. If that is set, setting xorg resolution with xorg.conf or xrandr fails.|
|hahlo||F15/fusion||Biostar tp45 leadtek winfast 210||Video works well in Loewe 26" tv but no audio.|
- QA/Test_Days/2009-03-12 about intel driver testing.
- Fedora Display Port feature page