Hmmm.... would you happen to be the old Ultomato from the official Xbox forums?
Anyways, DO NOT get a composite to VGA adaptor. Those things suck, and usually aren't much cheaper than component to VGA adaptor. I'd highly recommend the Vdigi VD-Z3
. Not does it display a better picture than a composite signal, but if you have a 1.0-1.5 Xbox, then you can increase the resolution up to 720p.
As far as wireless B, yes it works, but the drivers (or at least the ones I used) don't support WEP, so you may have to disable WEP on your network. Personally, I use the MS MN-510 USB Wireless B adaptor with the linux-wlan-ng
drivers. A list of other compatible devices can be found here
As far as your speakers, that will depend on what kind of connector you're using. If they're using optical inputs, then you'll have to run magic and patch the ALSA sound drivers. If it's using 1/8th miniplugs (the kind you find on headphones and CD players), then you can buy a cheap RCA to miniplug adaptor at radioshack. Alternatively, if you do decide to buy the VD-Z3 like I suggested, then that also comes with an RCA to miniplug adaptor.
Yes you can add RAM to the Xbox (you can add another 64MB for a total of 128MB, I'd recommend this is you're going to be using your Xbox as your main computer), but you can't use PC RAM in the Xbox.
You have to buy specific RAM chips and solder them onto the mobo (or have someone else do it, I heard Perplexer is a good guy to do business with, or you can also send it to Friendtech). Search around and you'll find out more about upgrading Xbox RAM. There's even a thread somewhere with videos.
As far as Gentoox's resolutions, see the video chart here
Edited by Trevante, 15 March 2005 - 06:05 AM.