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Users / Re: custom media locations...?
« on: September 15, 2007, 07:56:15 am »
you should set your "MediaSVR" partition to mount as the /home folder in Linux (Kubuntu). That's how I set mine up before installing LinuxMCE.
My setup:
180GB hard drive: Partition 1, 30GB mount point = "/" (root) for operating system
Partition 2, 149GB mount point = "/home" for user files (and where linuxMCE happens to store your media)
Partition 3, 1 GB Swap space

If that's not an option for you to do, I think you can tell LinuxMCE to record to the other Partition when it was "discovered" and asked "can I record to this drive?"

Users / Re: Pictures from Network-Share not showing
« on: September 15, 2007, 07:37:44 am »
I've got the same problem. I made the shared drive public, and it found most of my music and movie files, but no .jpg's. Should I change it to the LinuxMCE directory structure or what?

I'm using a Lacie Ethernet hard drive set up as a Windows share device.


Users / Re: How should my media be organized?
« on: September 15, 2007, 07:31:26 am »

Your audio files wouldn't happen to be Ogg files would they? I am having trouble with a library of music where the MP3 all show up but the OGG files only show up when sorted by filename. Like you said I think it is a problem with MCE reading the tags in the OGG format. Not sure if it carries over to things like movies and other music formats.


my audio files are all MP3 or WMA. No OGG files as of yet.


Users / Re: How should my media be organized?
« on: September 14, 2007, 03:55:41 am »
Once your server is discovered and you allow LinuxMCE to connect to it, LinuxMCE is set up to scan for all media. So it should find most of your movies, etc. I don't know enough to answer the subtitle question though.

Hopefully someone else can chime in, but I haven't been able to figure out how to tell LinuxMCE to look on "This device in This folder for... music/movies/pics/etc"... and only this folder. I have a Lacie Ethernet drive set up as a windows share on my network with all my music/pictures/movies on it.

edit: now that I'm playing with the MCE box again after three weeks of nothing, it looks like you need to configure the MetaData for songs. I had a few ripped CD's that wouldn't show up on the menu. I wonder if it's the same for movies...

Users / Re: Windows Share
« on: August 25, 2007, 06:16:27 pm »
I haven't quite figured out how to manually set it up on the Web Admin page. But the Orbiter seems to scan for devices constantly, so wait for it to pop up with "Device Discovered" and set the user name and password. That seems to be the easiest for me. I'm used a Lacie ethernet drive that's set up as a Windows Share device.

The Web Admin page isn't very intuitive, you have to know what your doing. I'm waiting for a LinuxMCE setup for idiots guide.

Users / Re: UI2 Keyboard Shortcuts ? For Remote Mapping !
« on: August 24, 2007, 10:49:36 pm »
hi all,

Ive found the F Keys ....

can I ask where you found them? I've tried searching but can't find a listing of all F keys..


Have a look at:

I was following those instructions to install the driver. It said to run A/V Wizard to configure the driver, but I can't get the Wizard to run.

Since this is a fresh install I think I'm just gonna wipe it away and try to install the driver on a fresh kubuntu install.

thanks for the command. I checked all the boxes that said anything about sync. I also looked in the KDE desktop settings, and I noticed it was using the 'nv' driver, but the 'Generic' radio button was selected and I couldn't change it to 'Proprietary'.

Also, the A/V Wizard is still broke. I get the following error during start-up.

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router login: [227.016908]  CIFS VFS: Send error in SETFSUnixInfo = -5
After about 10 times of this, I hit the restart button, and it starts up normally. Any ideas?

Users / nVidia Driver Installed - Can't run A/V Wizard, Screen issues
« on: August 22, 2007, 02:11:58 am »
I'm running UI2 w/ Alpha blending, my problem was that I couldn't get the DVD remote to pop up during Video play back. ( I have to hit F1 then choose DVD Menu ) I have an NVidia GeForce 7600GS AGP video card that I thought could handle the higher setting. I was thinking that it wasn't getting the proper Video Acceleration and the CPU was running so hard to play a movie that the remote wouldn't pop up.

I came across a post that said something about OpenGL acceleration. So I changed it in the Advanced Options, well that just made it worse, my CPU temp shot up to 110 deg, from an already high 99. So I put Video Acceleration back to 'xv' and tried installing the NVIDIA driver from their website. I followed the instructions on the LinuxMCE wiki page. When I rebooted and tried to run the A/V Wizard, I now get an error that keeps looping at the "login@dcerouter: " portion of the start up sequence. If I let it restart normally the UI Menu flickers as I move the mouse across the options. and DVD playback now as flickers and cuts across the screen. It didn't do that before, every thing was smooth other than the menu wouldn't come up while playing a video/DVD.

Anybody have any idea what config files might have gotten changed so that I can't run the A/V Wizard anymore? Or why the screen now flickers?

My set up:

Gigabyte Mobo
1G Ram PC2100
P4 2.53 Ghz
MSI Nvidia GeForce 7600GS Video card.

Users / Re: running a 1080i desktop on linuxmce
« on: August 19, 2007, 05:33:51 am »
I have an nvidia NX7600GS card and all I can get it 720p. The how to wiki for the A/V wizard mentions there's a driver problem for 1080i and 1080p.

Compatible Products & Services / Re: HDMI
« on: August 19, 2007, 05:28:08 am »
I also have DVI to HDMI to a 50" Sony TV. Max resolution I can get however is 720p. 1080i or p just gives black screen, but I read that it seems to be an nVidia driver issue.

Installation issues / Re: Can't start A/V Wizard
« on: August 19, 2007, 05:22:27 am »


I had the similar issue - in my case it was happening because I had display connected to VGA, but the AVWizard somehow was outputting by default to DVI. Maybe you have the same issue: have you seen the following step:  - note the text If instead of AV Wizard you see black screen or "no signal" message on display, try to switch the connector type as it is described in section II  -- this will allow you to press number to specify connection type VGA, DVI etc. In my case, I pressed "2" to choose VGA and after couple of seconds blinking, the AVWizard restarted with outputting to VGA connector. :)

Regards, Kir

sweet. the wizard helped. I was getting pretty frustrated with the black screens and "out of range" errors. Now I wish nVidia would support 1080p. Max I could get was 720p.

Using GeForce NX7600GS 256MB AGP card to a 50" Sony SXRD TV via DVI to HDMI cable.

Feature requests & roadmap / Sony iLink support
« on: August 15, 2007, 02:18:03 am »
I'm working on getting my system up and running. I connecting this to a Sony SXRD 50" HDTV. I'm not sure what Sony used the iLink connections for, but I was hoping I could use it to let LinuxMCE control my TV. A few google searches haven't turned up much more that iLink being a version of FireWire, iLink capable PCs can connect to Sony devices.

Any body have an more knowledge on this subject? I was trying to find out before I went and bought a FireWire ( IEEE 1394 ) PCI card and cable.

Compatible Products & Services / Re: LinuxMCE Min. Requirements
« on: August 14, 2007, 10:21:27 pm »
Good topic. Looks like everybody else has the same question, see there's close to 2k reads and no replies yet.

I'm just curious about what graphics card to use.

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