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Title: Dual graphic cards?
Post by: lindhardt on January 29, 2009, 09:15:52 pm
I've tried to install the 710 version of linuxMCE, but I got a problem since I have 2 graphics cards.

1. an on board that does not have a video out for TV
2. a PCI Readeon 2400 pro that does have video out + HDMI, but mce only recognize the on board card, what do I do?
 
Title: Re: Dual graphic cards?
Post by: tkmedia on January 29, 2009, 09:20:42 pm
Get compatible Hardware thats what you could do.


Or struggle with drivers

You should disable on board video

then look here
http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Display_Drivers

HTH


Tim
Title: Re: Dual graphic cards?
Post by: Zaerc on January 29, 2009, 09:23:03 pm
What he said, and change the "BusID" in xorg.conf as described on that wiki page.
Title: Re: Dual graphic cards?
Post by: lindhardt on January 29, 2009, 09:28:42 pm
I still don't know what the problem is, what you say may soulve the issue, but I'm using fedora with Gnome/Xorg and it has no problems detecting mulitiple display cards... I think that mce should support choosing display card...

By the way I set the PCI card to be boot card but MCE choose to change to on board, it took me some time to figure out that that was the reason a didn't see anything on my TV.... REAL BUMMER :-(
Title: Re: Dual graphic cards?
Post by: tkmedia on January 29, 2009, 09:32:30 pm
I still don't know what the problem is, what you say may soulve the issue, but I'm using fedora with Gnome/Xorg and it has no problems detecting mulitiple display cards... I think that mce should support choosing display card...


We gladly accept patches.

Title: Re: Dual graphic cards?
Post by: hari on January 29, 2009, 09:32:42 pm
we accept patches.

best regards,
Hari
Title: Re: Dual graphic cards?
Post by: lindhardt on January 29, 2009, 09:33:13 pm
Get compatible Hardware thats what you could do.


Or struggle with drivers

You should disable on board video

then look here
http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Display_Drivers

HTH


Tim
You just get your act together... I don't care about about compatible hardware....... The idea about Linux is that it should be for everyone if you need to buy expensive hardware you can just as well buy Windown MCE..... Fu...er
  PS.: Don't care if I get banned for the last remark..... ;-)
Title: Re: Dual graphic cards?
Post by: hari on January 29, 2009, 09:35:17 pm
[ ] you have understood what this system is about


much fun,
Hari
Title: Re: Dual graphic cards?
Post by: colinjones on January 29, 2009, 09:36:31 pm
Hari - can you please lock this thread? Its a pointless waste of time.
Title: Re: Dual graphic cards?
Post by: lindhardt on January 29, 2009, 09:36:46 pm
I still don't know what the problem is, what you say may soulve the issue, but I'm using fedora with Gnome/Xorg and it has no problems detecting mulitiple display cards... I think that mce should support choosing display card...


We gladly accept patches.


I do not have a patch and I don't need one. What I'm saying is that when the A/V-Wizzard starts there is no way to change display card even if you have more than one, but when you start Xorg in fedora I see all my cards... Why?
Title: Re: Dual graphic cards?
Post by: hari on January 29, 2009, 09:38:47 pm
because fedora is more advanced than our system in that regard. We have strenghts in other fields.

best regards,
Hari
Title: Re: Dual graphic cards?
Post by: tschak909 on January 29, 2009, 09:41:53 pm
Linhardt, please understand, that this system has a specific purpose.

The Core machine is meant to be a primary server for the entire house, as such, double displays is not a priority, and will never be.

Also, any media directors, will only have a single display as well.. again, double displays not a priority.

If you want dual displays, either:

(a) wait
(b) send us a patch.
(c) shut the fuck up.

-Thom
Title: Re: Dual graphic cards?
Post by: lindhardt on January 29, 2009, 09:45:02 pm
Sorry Hari, who ever you are... I Didn't intend to offend anybody, but right now I get pissed that people think I'm a dope just because I can't get the MCE to work.... I don't have a lot of money to spend on harware having 2 kids so i tried to make use of what I have, nut that doesn't fly so I tried to look for help... I known one of my fiends has simular problems, where should we seek help if not here?????
Title: Re: Dual graphic cards?
Post by: hari on January 29, 2009, 09:47:19 pm
Sorry Hari, who ever you are... I Didn't intend to offend anybody, but right now I get pissed that people think I'm a dope just because I can't get the MCE to work.... I don't have a lot of money to spend on harware having 2 kids so i tried to make use of what I have, nut that doesn't fly so I tried to look for help... I known one of my fiends has simular problems, where should we seek help if not here?????
you did not offend me. Multi display support would be nice. It is just not our focus at the moment. So either you deactivate a card or do as in the instructions given by previous posts or miss the nice features of LMCE in other areas like home automation.

But be aware that this all is luxury. Better feed your family first :-)

best regards,
Hari
Title: Re: Dual graphic cards?
Post by: lindhardt on January 29, 2009, 09:48:52 pm
Linhardt, please understand, that this system has a specific purpose.

The Core machine is meant to be a primary server for the entire house, as such, double displays is not a priority, and will never be.

Also, any media directors, will only have a single display as well.. again, double displays not a priority.

If you want dual displays, either:

(a) wait
(b) send us a patch.
(c) shut the fuck up.

-Thom


One.. I don't like your language... Is this not a media center edition of linux that sgould be able of run together with a TV?
Title: Re: Dual graphic cards?
Post by: colinjones on January 29, 2009, 09:49:44 pm
Posts 2 & 3 give you exactly the help you were seeking!
Title: Re: Dual graphic cards?
Post by: jimbodude on January 29, 2009, 09:52:25 pm
http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/FAQ
Title: Re: Dual graphic cards?
Post by: lindhardt on January 29, 2009, 09:55:26 pm
Posts 2 & 3 give you exactly the help you were seeking!
Sorry got blinded by the trashing... Thanks I will look closer at the posts
Title: Re: Dual graphic cards?
Post by: tschak909 on January 29, 2009, 10:06:14 pm
I think the language is appropriate for someone who is acting like a child.

Secondly, This system is a smart home platform. The Media Center functionality is only 20% of the entire system. We have a much larger functional scope, and very few people who work on it on a schedule approaching full time.

The system is very custom, and tightly integrated. Just because something works in Fedora, does not mean it works here, we have a vastly different plumbing structure underneath.

We DO NOT appreciate whiny users who seem to think that they are ENTITLED to features, and that if they are not there, then, gee, we aren't doing our work. If you want the feature, then it needs to be written, either by you, or by someone else. If you can't do it, then perhaps you can pay someone else to implement it, or.....

....heaven forbid.....

possibly exercise some patience?

and yes, the language, you asked for it.

-Thom
Title: Re: Dual graphic cards?
Post by: lindhardt on January 29, 2009, 10:15:12 pm
I think the language is appropriate for someone who is acting like a child.

Secondly, This system is a smart home platform. The Media Center functionality is only 20% of the entire system. We have a much larger functional scope, and very few people who work on it on a schedule approaching full time.

The system is very custom, and tightly integrated. Just because something works in Fedora, does not mean it works here, we have a vastly different plumbing structure underneath.

We DO NOT appreciate whiny users who seem to think that they are ENTITLED to features, and that if they are not there, then, gee, we aren't doing our work. If you want the feature, then it needs to be written, either by you, or by someone else. If you can't do it, then perhaps you can pay someone else to implement it, or.....

....heaven forbid.....

possibly exercise some patience?

and yes, the language, you asked for it.

-Thom

I'm sorry that I misunderstood what LinuxMCE is, I thought is was an alternative t Windows MCE...

I do understand and appreciate the effort people are putting into the developement of LinuxMCE and I think it has geat potential.

Again sorry for my out burst... I will try to make ti work since I think it's a great product...   
Title: Re: Dual graphic cards?
Post by: skeptic on January 29, 2009, 11:16:26 pm
Thom has very little patience when it comes to user requests, but he's a good guy and is a HUGE help to people here.  You'll get used to it.  A great way to get on his good side is to help with the project in some way.  I'm not a programmer, and maybe you aren't either, but that doesn't mean we can't help with the project even if it's just some small way.
Title: Re: Dual graphic cards?
Post by: posde on January 29, 2009, 11:23:21 pm
[..]
The Media Center functionality is only 20% of the entire system.
[..]

Now, where have I heard that before ...  ;D