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Fedora Home Theater PC

Fedora HTPC is about building a Home Theater system based on Fedora distribution.

Discussion

Currently active people can be found from #fedora-htpc@freenode irc channel.


Hardware

Asus P5E-VM HDMI

P5E-VM HDMI is one of the first motherboards capable of outputting audio through HDMI interface and thus good choice for HTPC platform.

Video

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:

2.6.0-14.fc11


Audio

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

Software

XBMC

Some pkg deps are missing, like glxinfo.

VDR

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.

MythTV

Vlc

If using S/PDIF digital output, the option --spdif option must be given.

People

nick f rel hw sw status notes
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.

See also

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