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Installation issues / Microsoft MCE wireless keyboard support?
« on: April 06, 2008, 04:12:23 pm »
  During various installaitons of LinuxMCE, I have had some functions on this keyboard workinng, but never text, and sometimes only half of the function buttons (Volume up but not down was a lot of fun). There any way to manually configure this or add support for this keyboard more accurately into the system?
  This is the Keyboard for MS Media Center with the little thumb Mouse pointer on the corner (Not working yet either).

Installation issues / Linux MCE 704 DVD Post-Install goes POOF
« on: August 16, 2007, 04:09:51 am »
  Something strange as I have installed this twice and so far, after I do one install from the All included DVD, the system goes poof from the main boot. I think its something in Grub, but I only have trouble AFTER I've rebooted, shut down, and started again. I am unfortunately not familiar enough to track this issue down and am not sure why it happens after I've installed, set up, shut down, booted fine, shut down again, and then it goes blearf.

Basically, mdadm goes funny and can't find any Devices.

mdadm: No devices listed in /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf

after that it gives a few modprobe lines, mount can't read /etc/fstab... anything else..etc.

Installation issues / Re: Hard drive activity?
« on: June 08, 2007, 11:42:04 am »
    Does it also munch on internet bandwidth? seems we get a significant crunch on bandwidth when its running. I will likely have to throttle the machine at this rate, but it chews on the harddrive more than a bit. Maybe its just my loud scsi drives that I notice more than others... We have a decent SDSL connection where I am, but it seems to depress and lag other connections while it is in operation.

    Also: I had a little trouble with the Alpha blending UI using the LinuxMCE reccomended Nvidia driver...

    Video cannot play out to the Svideo port if the whole system was installed with the Svideo port being the primary video adapter. I mainly did this because I had a bloody tough time with it using a monitor and trying to set it to clone view, which it was fond of playing with the configs and then later not even listening to them (after I told it not to go through the re-config process in 1.0).

   The good news is that in the static image UI, video plays fine, but I'd like to get back to the higher level UI sometime, and It could just be a problem with the driver and overlay device to the TV-out port...

Installation issues / Hard drive activity?
« on: June 07, 2007, 03:58:34 pm »
Not sure if anyone else has this or not. I have not had a good chance to go sifting through processes and find out who is being restless, but is anyone else noticing a lot of activity from the hard drives at times? It just seems to be poking at the drives a lot. I stuffed about a gig and a half into this system, so I was hoping its not trying to do any swap.

It happened some with the 1.0 release, and seems to be more prevelant on the 1.1 release.

Standard Kubuntu 7.04  with 1.1 Beta2

Installation issues / Re: LinuxMCE Video Output - TV-OUT?
« on: April 23, 2007, 04:19:59 pm »
  I have run through the video resolution config program and can change resolution there... sort of. it makes the interface that res, but it runs in the 1024x768 I had it set at earlier. Might be because I have the automatic config pluto does each time arrested by an early ;exit in the startup sequence.

  Does anyone have any help info on what goes into the web based app fields? Several of the help buttons lead to empty pages, and so far the wiki is still rather devoid of additional info.

Installation issues / LinuxMCE Video Output - TV-OUT?
« on: April 15, 2007, 05:18:01 pm »
  I've been trying to get this going a while. While not entirely new to linux (I've worked on and off at times for a while), I know enough about the xorg.conf to set it up for most video related settings. I'm having trouble setting the Media director to use my system's TV-Out.

  Even when I had specified it to use Composite out in the early wizard (Output Connector, step3), I get nada on the Composite Output. It does work, because I get things out during boot like all good Nvidia cards do. I get the Ubuntu logo up till X starts. But from what I understand, the media director's settings are not stored anywhere I can get to or change other than the Admin web site. Lo and behold the help files (clicking help) have been not the best at explaining this task or have been linked wrong (the one on advanced settings tries to find the wiki locally 192.168.x.x, not from the linuxMCE website.).. when I found the wiki page for it, its still just a bit of a list...

   I realize that linuxMCE is still growing, I just need a bit of help with configuring my TV out in this setup. I did some searching on the forum, but not much seems to say how to do this.

The current setup and hardware:
x86 standalone (which I am working on opening ports since I don't want to use it as my router. Btw: nothing in Firewall rules help either..)
Nvidia 6600GT with monitor + TV connected via Composite Out

All I want is to set my Composite output to be either main, or twinview. Right now my Video Settings has a screen resolution and refresh, nothing about output.

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