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Questions before I set up
PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:12 pm Reply with quote
Walter Dnes
 
Joined: 11 Jul 2006
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Location: Suburban Toronto




I've ordered an HD5500 and it's now "in transit". I intend to hook up a used PC on the TV stand in my living room. It'll be dedicated strictly to the TV. I expect to be running Grntoo linux for a couple of reasons...
1) I use Gentoo on my home machines, and supporting 2 distros can be confusing.
2) With Gentoo, I can custom-build linux and all apps (including mplayer) to use all the hardware features specific to my CPU.

Now for the questions...

1) Filesystem. I run ReiserFS, and it should be able to handle the largest harddrives available in home computers (approx 500 gigs) as of this writing. Anything to watch for?

2) Should I run X or is "framebuffer" less overhead?

3) Any other **** traps to watch for?
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