MythTV Revisited

Recently I picked up a PCR-350 card from Chase’s boss and decided to give MythTV a try again.  I have tried it in the past but with little luck since I was using an ATI TV Wonder Pro which does software encoding.  Anyways I have been dabbling with Knoppmyth, Ubuntu, Gentoo and have not been able to get the damn thing working.  The life tv function just displays a blank screen, but when I cat the device to a file it DOES capture.  Anyways I got another machine from a guy that we share and office with so that was to be my new MythTV box…. that changed tonight when I decided to convert my main desktop to the MythTV box and the machine I got from the guy at work to my Desktop.  Anyways here are the new specs of my MythTV box, all the parts should be here with in the week.

AMD XP 2000+
512 PC2700
WinTV PVR-350
2×80 Gig Drives
2×120 Gig Drives
Athenatech Desktop Case
SYBA SD-CF-IDE-BR IDE to Compact Flash Adapter
CHAINTECH SH5200-128-DVI GeForce FX5200 128MB
DVD-Drive

I plan on using the Compact Flash Adapter for /boot, I hope that it speeds the boot process… if not I guess its kind of cool to have /boot running off a 256 mb CF Card.  I will keep everyone posted on what steps I take to get this running, I am thinking of the Gentoo route as it is my fav. distro.