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MythTV DVR System Upgrade

Hardware

  • 2x1024MB PC5400 RAM
  • Masscool Socket 775 CPU Cooling Fan
  • Nvidia 7300GT PCIexpress video card
  • Raid5 disk array
    • STM3500630AS Maxtor 500GB, 7200RPM, 16MB SATA drive
    • STM3500630AS Maxtor 500GB, 7200RPM, 16MB SATA drive
    • STM3500630AS Maxtor 500GB, 7200RPM, 16MB SATA drive
    • ST3500630AS Seagate 500GB, 7200RPM, 16MB SATA drive
  • WDC WD1200JB-00GVA0 120GB, 7200RPM 8MB IDE drive
  • Video Capture
    • Hauppauge PVR-250 PCI video capture card
    • Hauppauge USB video capture card - Not enabled
    • Quickcam webcam - Not enabled
  • Bluetooth Dongle
    • Bluetooth PS3 remote control - Not enabled

Drive Temperature monitoring

Remaining recording time

Video

Due to difficulty with the Intel integrated graphics and the LCD television, a discrete video card was purchased, Nvidia 7300GT PCIexpress video card. Using Nvidia supplied drivers, the television is currently connected via DVI/HDMI and X is running at 1920×1040.

Software

  • Debian 40r4a i386 (Etch)
  • hddtemp
  • cpudyn

Manuals

Configuration

Drive partition

Each of the four 500GB SATA drives will be configured as follows:

  • 1024MB Swap
  • 256MB /boot raid1 array - /dev/md0
  • 499GB LVM raid5 array - /dev/md1

LVM

  • Volume group name: VGraid, Capacity: 1.36TB, Version: LVM2
100GB/EXT3
300GB/mnt/l…EXT3
50GB/mnt/mi..EXT3
90GB/mnt/me..EXT3
30GB/mnt/p…EXT3
Unallocated

Performance monitoring

  • iftop
  • dstat
  • nstat
  • iostat
IVTV
# v4l2-ctl -i 5
Video input set to 5 (Composite 3)
# v4l2-ctl -v width=720,height=480

# Set volume level to maximum
/usr/bin/v4l2-ctl -c volume=65535

Video Drivers

Installing Intel drivers

EDID

With No monitor connected:

# ddcprobe
vbe: VESA 3.0 detected.
oem: Intel(r)Q965/Q963/G965 Graphics Chip Accelerated VGA BIOS
vendor: Intel Corporation
product: Intel(r)Q965/Q963/G965 Graphics Controller Hardware Version 0.0
memory: 7616kb
mode: 1280x1024x256
mode: 1280x1024x64k
mode: 1280x1024x16m
mode: 1024x768x256
mode: 1024x768x64k
mode: 1024x768x16m
mode: 640x480x16m
mode: 800x600x64k
mode: 800x600x16m
mode: 640x480x256
mode: 800x600x256
mode: 640x480x64k
edid:
edidfail

With monitor attached:

# ddcprobe
vbe: VESA 3.0 detected.
oem: Intel(r)Q965/Q963/G965 Graphics Chip Accelerated VGA BIOS
vendor: Intel Corporation
product: Intel(r)Q965/Q963/G965 Graphics Controller Hardware Version 0.0
memory: 7616kb
mode: 1280x1024x256
mode: 1280x1024x64k
mode: 1280x1024x16m
mode: 1024x768x256
mode: 1024x768x64k
mode: 1024x768x16m
mode: 640x480x16m
mode: 800x600x64k
mode: 800x600x16m
mode: 640x480x256
mode: 800x600x256
mode: 640x480x64k
edid:
edid: 1 3
id: 0203
eisa: TSB0203
serial: 00000000
manufacture: 0 2006
input: analog signal.
screensize: 196 142
gamma: 1.000000
dpms: RGB, no active off, no suspend, no standby
dtiming: 1920x540@67
dtiming: 720x480@59
monitorname: TSB-TV
monitorrange: 15-46, 59-61

Nvidia card with TV on:

vbe: VESA 3.0 detected.
oem: NVIDIA
vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
product: G73 Board - p501h7b Chip Rev
memory: 262144kb
mode: 640x400x256
mode: 640x480x256
mode: 800x600x16
mode: 800x600x256
mode: 1024x768x16
mode: 1024x768x256
mode: 1280x1024x16
mode: 1280x1024x256
mode: 320x200x64k
mode: 320x200x16m
mode: 640x480x64k
mode: 640x480x16m
mode: 800x600x64k
mode: 800x600x16m
mode: 1024x768x64k
mode: 1024x768x16m
mode: 1280x1024x64k
mode: 1280x1024x16m
edid:
edid: 1 3
id: 0203
eisa: TSB0203
serial: 00000000
manufacture: 0 2006
input: analog signal.
screensize: 196 142
gamma: 1.000000
dpms: RGB, no active off, no suspend, no standby
dtiming: 1920x540@67
dtiming: 720x480@59
monitorname: TSB-TV
monitorrange: 15-46, 59-61

Text to speach - AT&T Labs - Audry

  • Warning, Power has failed and the UPS is on battery backup. If this is an extended power failure, power down the television.
  • Power has been restored: UPS is off battery.

Remote Control

irsend SET_TRANSMITTERS 1
 
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