I currently run a FreeNas file server on one desktop PC. And a HTPC running yavdr acting as a server/client.
I would like to turn the PC running FreeNas into a Ubuntu 11.04 desktop with the yavdr PPAs making it a Ubuntu TV & file server.
1) Is there a guide I can follow?
2) I know I have to use the PPA ( stable-yavdr , stable-vdr & stable-xbmc ). But which packages do I need to install to just get the basics up and running?
Obviously I need to install vdr, how do I go about gettings the DVB-S2 drivers, do I use s2-liplianin-dkms from the yavdr PPA or should I just go about it as if it were a normal Ubuntu install (drivers from the manufacturers website)?
3) Do I need to install XBMC if it is headless
4) Again if it is headless do I need a decent graphics card, or can I get away with old hardware?
5) Can I have the yavdr webGUI on a ubuntu desktop - i guess this package
- would it work, does it have dependencies?
Finally, I assume the above is the best solution. The other idea I had considered was running an ESXI or other virtualised server with a full yavdr install. Would I need IOMMU compatible hardware if I went this route, or being headless would it not matter?
Any help would be appreciated, I have found lots of most saying install via the PPAs but I could not find anyone listing the packages required. Thanks