On Tue, 18 Nov 2008 11:21:02 -0500, "Gary Hartl" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hi all;
> I have an old laptop (Dell Inspiron 7500), P3 550mhz, 256mb ram 20 gig hdd.
> I am wondering what the validity of putting FBSD on it running VLC or
> something like that feeding to my tv.
> Anyone with any feedback on this.

Yes, done it. AMD 550 MHz CPU, 128 MB RAM, 6 GB HDD (new 20 GB disk
ready to start) with FreeBSD 5. Main utilities were xmms and mplayer,
NB no K- or G-mplayer. Worked very well for serving music and videos
(allthough not in DVD quality, no DVD drive).

> Or is there a FBSD Media Center project out either in alpha or beta?

I don't know. But in order to utilize a "low end machine" for the
purpose specified you need to taylor a lot. I don't think there's
anything preconfigured yet...

GUI setting here: WindowMaker, Midnight Commander, X Terminals
and some utilities as shell scripts or in Tcl/Tk I wrote myself.

>From Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...
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