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My name is Ryan, my user name is Murdock on both the forum and on IRC. I am located in KC, Missouri. I have been interested in technology all of my life, though for the last year have been reading up on and studying/playing with linux. I watched the google video and made the purchasing decision with Fiire November of 2008 to 710. I have a dev SATA HD I boot up on for testing the newer releases. My setup at home is below.

Core - Workout Room

Fiire 12TB

  • Supports UI2 with alpha blending
  • Intel E8400 Core2 Duo 3.0 GHz
  • 2GB RAM
  • Dual gigabit
  • 7.1 HD Audio with analog, SPDIF coaxial and optical outputs
  • 1x HDHomerun
  • 1x MiCasa Verde USB Controller
  • 1x PCHD5500 Tuner card for Core

Family Room

Fiire Prestige-lite

  • UI2 with alpha blending (some tearing on ui2 w/ alpha)
  • Intel Core2 Duo E4600 2.4GHz
  • 1GB RAM
  • 7.1 audio with SPDIF coax and digital outputs
  • Fiire Chief Remote
  • Toshiba 62HM195
  • Sony Receiver
  • Xbox 360

Z-Wave Setup

  • 1x MiCasa Verde USB Controller
  • 1x Dimmer

More coming...

Coming up...

  • Cat5e to each bedroom
  • Additional media directors for these rooms
  • Z-Wave thermostat (currently looking around)

House Floorplan


Network Setup


Network Map


810 Install Instructions

1. Install Kubuntu Desktop 810 2. Upgrade Ubuntu to latest

 sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

3. Install OpenSSH for remote command line administration

 sudo apt-get install openssh-server

4. Download and install latest V4L drivers for PCHDTV 5500 card

 sudo apt-get install build-essential mercurial linux-headers-`uname -r`
 cd /usr/src
 sudo hg clone http://  #Due to wiki constraints I had to insert a space between http:// and linuxtv, close this space prior to running
 cd v4l-dvb
 sudo make
 sudo make install