Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: Andrew Udvare <audvare@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Gentoo on Apple TV 1
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 16:02:56
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Gentoo on Apple TV 1 by Mick
1 On 8/31/18 11:31 AM, Mick wrote:
2 > Hi All,
3 >
4 > Would anyone have *recent* experience of installing and running Gentoo plus
5 > Kodi on the above? It has a Pentium-M with Apple's 32bit EFI.
7 Not exactly the same but I've tried converting old systems into usable
8 ones with Gentoo involved.
10 The Apple TV also has a GeForce Go 7300 which is still supported but
11 barely. 304.137 of the proprietary driver is still in the tree for the
12 time being. From what I can tell you will be better off with the
13 proprietary driver over Nouveau.
15 I question if it can handle running modern Kodi. Maybe you would want to
16 use something else for video playback/media management?
18 You definitely would want to cross-compile everything for this machine
19 on a modern system, with minimal dependencies since you only have 512 MB
20 of RAM to work with. You can set Kodi to start with xinitrc or you can
21 have something like SDDM show Kodi as an option.
23 Nouveau may work for you other than hardware acceleration of video
24 decoding. Maybe that CPU can handle 480P MPEG-2 and non-HD XviD but
25 almost certainly not x264 or HEVC (I doubt the OpenGL renderer can help
26 here). If you are willing to convert files and use lower resolutions
27 then this may be acceptable. You would still be able to have 6 channel
28 output via the HDMI or optical output.
30 Conflicting information here as Nvidia says there are no VDPAU features
31 supported by this graphics card.
33 vs
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36 Andrew


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