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Date:      Tue, 18 Nov 2008 13:12:39 -0500
From:      "Gary Hartl" <ghartl@gmail.com>
To:        "'michael'" <michael.copeland@gmail.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   RE: FreeBSD Media Center
Message-ID:  <000001c949a9$3e5fb490$bb1f1db0$@com>
In-Reply-To: <4922ED9D.90509@gmail.com>
References:  <000e01c94999$a7532dc0$f5f98940$@com> <4922ED9D.90509@gmail.com>

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-----Original Message-----
From: michael [mailto:michael.copeland@gmail.com] 
Sent: November-18-08 11:30 AM
To: Gary Hartl
Subject: Re: FreeBSD Media Center



Gary Hartl wrote:
> Hi all;
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> I have an old laptop (Dell Inspiron 7500), P3 550mhz, 256mb ram 20 gig
hdd.
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> I am wondering what the validity of putting FBSD on it running VLC or
> something like that feeding to my tv.
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> Anyone with any feedback on this.
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> Or is there a FBSD Media Center project out either in alpha or beta?
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> Thanks 
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> Gary
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It will run. I'd put a bit more ram in, especially if the video card is 
lacking. I assume it has svideo out? or are you feeding with vga out?

Yeah i'm going to be bumping it to 512mb which is the laptop max, I will be
running vga out coupling to dvi on the tv.
With a y audio cable from the sound card.



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