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Old July 4, 2009, 08:03 AM
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Well ... after reading a few closed threads on this subject I figured it might be time to try again.

Just to make things clear, this thread is about running linux, not about windows.

So, how that thats out of the way, lets forge ahead.

I have been running various linux distro's for years but this is the 1st time I plug into a HDTV using the HDMI port with linux. In the past I found the monitor res to be a battle to get working but using Linux Mint 7 64bit (based on ubuntu 9.04 64bit) this has worked easily after installing the 800 nvidia drive using restricted driver in the admin area section.

I have played around briefly after installing the driver but as of now, I am not getting sound thru HDMI.

Next, I will try to see if something is muted somewhere before going any further.

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The quest continues ...
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Old July 4, 2009, 09:31 PM
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Do you have the internal SPDIF cable hooked up to the video card from the sound card/motherboard? Since I don't believe any NVIDIA card has an audio controller on it like ATI does.
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Do you have the internal SPDIF cable hooked up to the video card from the sound card/motherboard? Since I don't believe any NVIDIA card has an audio controller on it like ATI does.
You're right Nvidea cards don't have and on board sound controller, that's one of the reason I prefer ATI when it comes to an HTPC.
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I am planning to dump MS Windos with my new build. What kind of linux software do you use? In windows, I use GBPVR ffdshow and Media Portal. Just wondering if there are integrated packages for Linux.

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I am planning to dump MS Windos with my new build. What kind of linux software do you use? In windows, I use GBPVR ffdshow and Media Portal. Just wondering if there are integrated packages for Linux.
Only one I'm aware of is MythTV, or MythBunutu which is a package with MythTV and Ubuntu.
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mythbuntu but you have to watch out for the tv cards that are compatable I tried to use different Linux versions including mythbunto with my hauppuage 100 tv card but never did get it to work properly even after I used some( built) beta drivers which is why and only why I am using MS os for now until they find somthing that acually works lol
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Thanks. I found mythtv for debian distribution. I'll be trying it out soon after I iron out a few problems with my new system.
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