21 September 2005

Installing Mandrake LE2005 on the XboX

XboX: first lightHere’s what the first input screen looks like.

Scaling has eliminated most of the horrible moire effects from our el cheapo 68cm TV (many thanks to R & I Electronics for that one, it’s been good to us so far).

The next step was doing surgery on the video cable and two of the USB ports to allow it to talk to a flatscreen and small keyboard (ex Peter Lingley Electronics) and coruscating mouse (ex BigW), the sync being untangled courtesy of a neat little $6 chip called an LM1881 from the ever-useful WorldWide Electronics.

I’ll dig out, process and post some pictures tomorrow.

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