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info wanted

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:12 am
by bbr81
I have recently gone back to my xbox to see if i can update it.

I have been running XBMC (latest varient), have it networked and watch and listen to media saved on my windows server.

Now I have scanned linux things and xbox and am I correct to say I can now run:

1 - Linux or MCE

2 - Connect a TV card to my Xbox

3 - Record TV onto my xbox.

If this is right how do i go about it.

i have a chipped X3 xbox, what next Linux or MCE.

i want my xbox to run Ninan to download binaries (linux varient available), but would like to connect my tv to it if poss.

Please direct me

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:44 pm
by zlasher
The USB ports on the xbox is only USB 1.0 - so there is no bandwidth for any tv-grabbing. There have been several projects trying to acheive this, no-one has reported back any positive results.

So.. Until someone makes a USB 2.0 HW-add-on to the XBOX, there is no way.. (won't happen!)

Steinar T

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 8:13 pm
by bbr81
So tell me then, what advantage(s) do I have in installing Linux on an xbox rather than a very cheap PC that one can buy now??

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:31 am
by zlasher
Well, none.. Except you might have an old xbox laying around, why not put it to good use?

If you are going to buy the hardware anyway - buy a normal PC..

For the rest of us, it's mostly just because we can..

Steinar T

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:53 am
by bbr81
Ok then can you advise if I am able to do this.

I would like to run Ninan ( to download binaries and extract them on my xbox, Linux would be usefull as I could do this.

But can i say select and run linux from the dashboard (or selected bios (buttons on front). Then run ninan, let it download, then reboot and use XBMC?

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:45 am
by zlasher
I don't know Ninan at all - but sure, you could start up linux, run <linux app> then shutdown the linux, run xbmc - but ofcourse not be able to use the <linux app> anymore (until you restart linux) - you get the idea.. - Just as you would if you multibooted a PC with linux/windows.

There is nothing really fancy about gentoox (or any other xbox linux distro) it just turns your old xbox into a linux box. There is ofcourse hardware "limitations" as the console wasn't really meant to do this.

Steinar T