[ubuntu-uk] TV connected to ubuntu pc via ethernet
rob at esdelle.co.uk
Wed Dec 9 21:14:07 GMT 2009
Ronnie Tucker wrote:
> Rob Beard wrote:
>> Ronnie Tucker wrote:
>>> I'm quite interested in getting a Revo too since my original Xbox is, I
>>> think, going through its death throes.
>>> I have my PC hooked up to my Netgear wireless router, as is my Xbox360.
>>> If I was to wire a Revo to the wireless router, how would I transfer
>>> files to it from the PC?
>> Well if you install Ubuntu on it I'd assume you could transfer files to
>> it on the same way as you can with a PC, samba, nfs, sshfs, even FTP.
>> Assuming your PC dishes out IP addresses to each network device, it
>> should be a case of setting up some sort of sharing on the PC (I'm
>> assuming you're running Ubuntu on the PC?). Then connect to the share
>> from Ubuntu on the Revo.
> Yep, got Ubuntu 9.10 on my desktop machine, so hopefully I can FTP/Samba
> files across, either way - I'm getting one, sod it. :D
LOL, what I tend to do on my laptop is just mount the samba shares on
the server, does the trick nicely.
>>> Oh, and does the Revo come with a keyboard and mouse? And what about a
>>> monitor cable, for hooking it up to my TV?
>> I haven't got one myself so I don't know, but I gather it has a HDMI
>> port, so even if it doesn't, you're only looking about a fiver for a
>> HDMI cable, also not sure about a keyboard or mouse but eBuyer.com do a
>> nice wireless laptop size keyboard with touchpad (made by Keytronic I
>> think, IIRC it's about £25).
> From what I've read on eBuyer forum posts, the Revo comes WITH a
> keyboard and mouse, which makes it even more of a bargain! :D
> I'll buy an HDMI > DVI cable to hook the Revo to my TV.
I take it your TV has DVI?
The HDMI to DVI cables aren't bad either, I have a 5 metre one from the
wife's PC to the TV. I almost had a heart attack when I saw the prices
of pretty much an identical cable in Currys (I say almost, I was half
expecting it to be over priced).
> Now if I could find a remote for it...
> (eBuyer don't have any PS3 remote controls in stock)
Is it possible to use a PS3 remote on Ubuntu?
>>> Thanks for reading, no thanks for possibly costing me £150 :D
>> LOL, I've been holding off due to lack of funds at the moment (well, I
>> have the funds, just not the agreement from the wife), if that wasn't a
>> factor I'd have already got one of these plus a Hisense Media Player and
>> a Bluray player. :-D
> Go on, just buy one. Tell the wife I said it was OK ;P
LOL, I don't think that would work. I'm getting a PS3 now anyway for
Christmas, looks like it'll be a 40GB one which can run Linux. Okay I
know Linux isn't that great on a PS3 but it's got to be better than
Linux on the Wii or DS (which seem to be just on there for geek factor).
I'm mulling over eventually getting a Revo, maybe not over Christmas,
possibly sometime next year when Intel bring out the new Atom CPUs (I
believe the new Atom netbooks are released in early January), with any
luck the prices might drop a bit on the existing kit. Not sure what
it'll do to NVidia though as I gather the new Atom chips have embedded
memory controllers and graphics.
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