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Fred builds his first PC 
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Those that are looking into MythTV, I'd recommend MythDora. It's a Fedora based live CD that installs quite nicely. Very well done. I believe there is an equivilant based on a debian. Hmmm, was that equiv known as KnoppMyth, it's been a while. I haven't tried that one yet, I've been very happy with MythDora.


Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:31 am
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I tried mythdora but I found mythbuntu to be more sorted and less bloated. seems to boot faster too. but mythdora seemed excellent, I just did not spend the time with it to get it right.


Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:43 pm
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Yeah, I've seen mythtv, it's interesting, but not something I need just yet. No, not a media centre, just a small quiet PC with barely enough power. It's quite nippy actually, no complaints there.

The video issues were expected, but I had to try it :-)

A mate sent me a BBC clip with some birds in it. This was worse again. needed to be 2.5x faster to play it.

As for C... C is C. Just start playing with GCC on your x86 box and do some file and CLI IO etc. Then add some extra finesse to your hello world, whats your name app. checking for arg count etc. It's a good way to get started.

The ref manual for the processor is all you need with respect to freescale specifics.

In other news, I had file system errors today. Not good. I hope the disk holds out long enough to get the box setup and backed up.

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So is there a module that needs to be plugged in to the compiler for the Freescale processor?


Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:11 am
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The compiler you need to use is specific to the hc11, hc12 and hcs12 processors. For ubuntu it is just an apt-get away :-)

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I wonder if an intel Atom would make a good MCU? :D


Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:24 pm
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Make a decent dashboard and logger? :-D

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Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:43 am
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I have an old little HP laptop around here somewhere that has an atom. For most purposes it's totally useless. But for a terminal it's fine. Could probably use it for a media player. I think Spotify would kill it dead.


Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:26 pm
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I found atom more than usable for anything that didn't involve obese JS web apps or video playback :-) audio was no issue, but not sure how obese Spotify is. I haven't run it since it was Europe only and I was living there.

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Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:58 am
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spotify is morbidly obese. Most JS stuff is. I don't really like high level code for such reasons. I tried using stuff like tinycore and other small footprint linux distros. I REALLY wish Menuetos was useable. I look forward to seeing what RTOS brings for x86. Unfortunately I think IOT is going to enslave it.


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