HTPC

Specification

Processor
AMD E-350
Linux Support
good
Identification/Module
AMD E-350 1600 MHz Dual Core
Comment
surprisingly fast and energy saving
Memory
4 GB
Linux Support
good
Identification/Module
Comment
Video Card
ATI Wrestler – AMD Radeon HD 6310
Linux Support
Some inconsistent repainting issues with mythtv
should be able to comsume less power
Identification/Module
fglrx
Comment
export LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT=1 and maybe export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 before starting mythtv helps about the repainting issue
Harddisks

Corsair Accelerator SSD 30GB

SAMSUNG HD502IJ 500GB

SAMSUNG HD252KJ 250GB

Linux Support
good
Identification/Module
SATA ahci
Comment
The SSD is for fast booting (use mount options: noatime,discard), 500 GB HD internal data storage, 250 GB HD external data storage
Wifi
TP-Link (TL-WN721N) – 150Mbps WLAN
Linux Support
good
Identification/Module
atheros – ath9k_htc
Comment
LAN
1 GBit Realtek
Linux Support
good
Identification/Module
RTL8111/8168B – r8169
Comment
Display
Size 24″
Resolution 1980×1080
non-glare
Linux Support
good
Identification/Module
Comment
Display is connected through hdmi
everything works fine
Remote Control
Came with TV Tuner Card
Linux Support
good
Identification/Module
anysee_rc, …
Comment
DVD/CD
LiteOn iHAS122
Linux Support
good
Identification/Module
Comment
Audio
ATI Wrestler HDMI Audio Radeon HD 6250/6310
Linux Support
ok – hdmi sound does not work yet
Identification/Module
snd_hda_intel
Comment
TV
Anysee E7 PTC/PT2C DVB-C Internal USB Card
Linux Support
can’t compare but very bad receiption with some channels (all but German ARD „group“)
Identification/Module
dvb_usb
Comment
SD and HD working
CI Slot (AlphaCrypt) with SmartCard working
OS
MythUbuntu Linux 12.04 64bit
Linux Support
good
Identification/Module
kernel 3.2 64bit
Comment
needs current linux media-build compiled and installed to get the TV card working with CI
Mythtv
Mythtv 0.25
Linux Support
good
Identification/Module
ok, still some issues with vaapi + fglrx + hd playback profiles
Comment
0.25 frontend and backend

Installation and Configuration

No issues while ubuntu installation. Everything works fine there. Installed Mythbuntu to the SSD for faster boot (more waf friendly)

More tbd (some more about autostart/scheduling/shutdown configuration, remote control config, )


Sources and Links

No special order whatsoever…

http://palosaari.fi/linux/
Kernel developer – anysee driver/module and more developer. Big thanks!
http://www.vdr-portal.de/board16-video-disk-recorder/board85-hdtv-dvb-s2/106098-anysee-dvb-s2-t-c/index1.html
Discussion about Anysee E7 (German)
http://olefriis.blogspot.de/2010/06/mythtv-on-eeebox.html
Blog article about mythtv, eebox and anysee DVB-C
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1385896
VAAPI with mythtv and ATI/AMD Video cards
http://mythtvbox.blogspot.de/2005/12/getting-mythvideo-to-use-169-aspect.html
Aspect ratio for watching hdtv

Todo

get real 5.1 sound working