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Users / Re: Disappointment
« on: February 12, 2008, 07:43:14 am »
I will jump in here before the Gurus have a chance.  If your GUI looks the same on every resolution and screen size (I assume you are checking this using the AV wizard) then you have a problem.  I can tell you from a week of experimenting that the video outputs are very different depending on how they are set.  Are you certain you have everything connected correctly?  Double check your projectors manual.  And then search here for video/modeline.  I know there are several threads on tweaking the modeline in the xorg.conf to match your particular video output needs.

I couldn't get any 16:9 resolution to work most likely because graphic card driver.

And as far as the equipment that can be found in a dump, ("almost death" I loved that description) I think you may be missing the point of Linux in general.  The computer/software industry makes gazillions by convincing folks that they constantly need the latest and greatest, when in reality they most certainly do not.  Linux distros, which for the most part are developed by people who don't want to get into your pockets, take a more sensible approach.  Linux works on equipment that is well behind the bleeding edge because that is all you need to get the job done.  Buying more than is needed to get the job done ends up only benefiting the hardware companies, not you.

I know, I have done ten's of linux projects with used computes (my first computer, 10 years old, now its used like home
router with IPCop, then juke-box, wireless router, media player with knoppmyth, car pc with imediamythtv/viaepia board...),
but for some thing like this I do not want to use old computer.

by the way, 180" screen is impressive.  where are you setting this up?  in your barn?

Its in my bedroom, and yes its impressive ;D, i was thinking to put another one in garage to have my own drive in. 8)

Users / Re: Disappointment
« on: February 12, 2008, 05:13:11 am »
Its very good that you are not a developer for Linux MCE.
How do you know that I am not a developer and this is the reason you couldn't get the system to work for you??

Chill out, it was a joke for your 2 year long reading  ;D

Users / Re: Disappointment
« on: February 12, 2008, 05:02:02 am »
Yes. the UI is a bit warty in spots. There are those of us who are being brave enough to dig into HA Designer to be able to change it, and provide better skins. But we need more visually minded people to help dig through and understand how this aspect of the system works.

I think biggest problem with gui, is same layout of for every resolution, width and size of screen,
some think may be looking ok on 21", 4:3 and 380 lines tv, and on 180" 16:9 and 720p projection its look terrible.

Users / Re: Disappointment
« on: February 12, 2008, 04:21:04 am »
I've been reading about Pluto and now Linux MCE for the two years I've been planning my house and only today did I even get around to installing it for the first time ever.

Its very good that you are not a developer for Linux MCE.

Users / Re: Disappointment
« on: February 12, 2008, 04:09:29 am »
If you only use proven supported equipment, then sure, no problem,

This hardware lists in wiki are not very usable.

Most of this hardware could be found on dump, and with todays prices of hardware
I do not want my smart home to be based on old, used, almost death ... hardware
(ASUS A7V600, ASUS A7N8X Deluxe I have them but they do not work any more).

Most of my problems with lmce was with graphic card driver.
Abit Fatal1ty F-I90HD is on list of tested good hardware, and it have same integrated graphic card rx1250.
I did not expected in this list to find hardware that need 12 page instruction manual to install driver.

My dvb cards (skystar 2 and HD) are not supported ????? I am sure that they work, there is no reason why
wouldn't work (compatible whit mythtv, vdr/xine, kaffeine ...)

The video is made by Paul using some Fiire equipment, and some other stuff. But it was also the hardware LMCE is written for, so it should of course work.

Fiire equipment is way overpriced, and some of the hardware used in their equipment, not now, but in 2-3 years, would be very hard to replace, for example main board and agp graphic card, and this is from their website:

Quote from:
CPU, memory and hard drive are never a problem to change, however, we will stick to motherboards and video/audio/network chipsets that are known-compatible with LinuxMCE.

It's not like VistaMCE works on all hardware either, not even supported hardware at times, then again, this is not a simple Media center either.

Its against my religious, political and moral beliefs to see my future with microsoft.
And like you said, vista/xp mce is just simple media center, and any linux distro + mythtv is way much better solution.

Users / Re: Disappointment
« on: February 12, 2008, 02:30:59 am »

although one thing AdriaWave was way off on.... the "disgusting chick"  (from the) video?!?!  Personally I think she is pretty damn cute! 

Disgusting was video not chick.

Users / Re: Disappointment
« on: February 11, 2008, 07:58:19 am »
It does not mater what you think or say, fact is lmce is to much hardware
specific and 90% of people will have same problems that i have.

Users / Disappointment
« on: February 11, 2008, 03:59:42 am »
I just finished installing and uninstalling LinuxMCE 0710 beta. ??? ??? ???

And just in case I have did this on two different computers (amd 3800X2, 2gb, nvidia8600gt; and amd 4200X2, 1GB, ati 1250 integrated).

It was nothing like linuxmce vs winmce video, or like quick install, what was labeled on dvd iso. ??? ??? ???

During installation i could not set up resolution for my projector(hd 720, 16:9) on every 16:9 resolution test i was getting 800x600 output, even if I have chose less demanding gui, was slow responding(pathetic), and gui was looking bad, very ugly, so repulsive that it would be unusable even if everything else was working perfectly, my home madded ir wasn't working, even if its works under Kubuntu and win and suse ..., I could not setup mythtv backend, and that disgusting chick video during setup was completely unnecessary, it was replaying it self over and over again ..... ??? ??? ??? ???

I know that there is lots of work behind LinuxMCE and I was very enthusiastic about it, but now for me, now, this look like project without any perspective. :'( :'( :'(

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