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April 3, 2007

Building an Ubuntu multimedia station

Filed under: Computers, Music — Ketil @ 16:34

I’m planning to build a multimedia station, and connect it to my stereo (an old Pioneer surround system), and to my LCD TV. The TV is a Samsung LE27S71B. Samsung claim that their TVs don’t work with Linux. (Can’t find the fucking web page, because samsung.com is a totally fucked up site…) I was not aware of this when I bought it, but I mean, it’s a bloody monitor. What could they possibly have done to make it not work? So I tried hooking my old desktop PC with Ubuntu 6.06 up to it. Voila!

The multimedia station will not be running Myth or anything, it will mainly use Amarok and things like that. Anyway, I made this component list:


– Box:
Antec Performance P180 (w/o electrical system), or
Antec Performance One P150 Miditower (430W PSU)

– Motherboard:
Asus P5B DLX/WIFI-AP, P965, Socket-775, ATX, 2xGbLAN, SATAII, Firewire, PCI-Ex16

– CPU:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz Socket LGA775, 4MB, BOXED w/fan

– Memory:
Corsair Dominator TWIN2X6400C4D 2048MB, DDR2,2x1GB(KIT),DHX,E.P.P, CL4-4-4-12T

– Graphics card:
Gainward GeForce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3, PCI-Express, “BP7600GT-256-TV-DD”

– Hard drive:
Samsung SpinPoint T166 500GB SATA2 16MB 7200RPM

– Soundcard:
M-Audio Audiophile 2496

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