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yoan33174

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Help on installation
« on: May 29, 2007, 10:56:26 pm »
Real newb here on all things linux. I've spent alot of money and time on putting this media center together and now dont know what to do.
I installed Kubuntu 7.04 from the cd
I have the Linux MCE beta 2 cd and put it in the drive.
It appears on the desktop, i open it, the install file inside opens as a word doc. I really dont know what to do.
Can anyone guide me through the steps they took to get theirs working. please ill really apreciate it

my computer:
celeron d 360 3.4 ghz on intel 965 board.
geforce 7600 gs video card 256 mb ram,
400 watt ps.
encore tv tunner card
vizio 42" lcd tv
« Last Edit: May 29, 2007, 11:11:17 pm by yoan33174 »

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Re: Help on installation
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2007, 11:17:14 pm »
you need to right click that file and use the kubuntu debian package installer to install it. right click and where it says kubuntu package or something youll see install on the next part of the menu that pops up...man...sorry...i am pretty new too and am doing it from memory. once you do that it will install an icon on the desktop. click that and the installation will start up. oh..and ill give you this advice too. make sure you have a good set of cds. i tried eleventy billion times to install it and finally redownloaded the linuxmce cds. after that it worked. learn how to get to the var/log files to see what happened if it didnt install correctly. be prepared to scour the forums to get it working. id suggest getting a good ubuntu book somewhere and reading up on it as much as you can.
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Re: Help on installation
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2007, 11:28:41 pm »
ok, i just need to watch my recorded media, watch tv, and record tv, do i really need to become a programmer for that?
« Last Edit: May 29, 2007, 11:37:58 pm by yoan33174 »

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Re: Help on installation
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2007, 12:04:38 am »
to quote the magnificent geico caveman.."uhhhhh....what?"
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Re: Help on installation
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2007, 06:22:34 am »
i installed it sucessfully, thanks. I dont know though how to get my resolution to match my tv's maximun resolution. I put it on 1080 i but what i got is a blue screen, how can i turn it back?

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Re: Help on installation
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2007, 12:09:58 pm »
go in web admin-> Media Directors and you'll find a field where you can put resolutions modes.
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