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Users / Re: Weird Start Issues
« on: September 29, 2009, 02:55:26 pm »
Is there a key combo that I can use to get to the AV wizard?  I dont know how to get back to taht.

Users / Re: Weird Start Issues
« on: September 23, 2009, 09:39:14 pm »
Hey again guys--

I tried doing that via the web admin off of a laptop and got nowhere  :(  Im still getting the "Failed to start transparency" message.  Where would ya'll recommend I proceed from here?


Users / Re: Weird Start Issues
« on: September 19, 2009, 09:28:15 pm »
I tried doing the nvidia-config in recovery mode but I now get the "Prompt user window" that says "Orbiter failed to setup the transparency.  Please check if the transparency manager is running!" again.  Should I reinstall to get rid of this or is there a way around doing that?

After I get around that I should be able to get onto the admin website, then try to switch to OpenGL on the webpage.  Presently, I cant even get to my KDE desktop or to a place where I can run that.  How can I boot into the KDE desktop straight from the recovery console?

I CAN reinstall the OS again but it does take some time and is kind of a pain....

Thanks again for all the help,

(P.S. this wouldnt be such a big deal except that the VESA driver makes my video card sound like crap due to improper fan control--It just runs the fan at the highest possible speed regardless of usage, therefore outputting a very annoying high-pitched sound whenever the machine is on.)

Users / Re: Weird Start Issues
« on: September 19, 2009, 02:04:57 am »

Thanks guys, indeed it did do the same thing after a re-install.  Im going to try that fix later tonight or tomorrow.

Ill post again once I try and fix that.


Users / Re: Weird Start Issues
« on: September 17, 2009, 06:53:14 pm »
Actually, I've decided to simply re-install 810 for simplicity's sake.  After re-installing, I will update the NVidia drivers cleanly and hope that this issue does not repeat itself.  I realized that I think I tried to resize the video output to fit my full screen resolution (1920 x 1080) without really knowing what I was doing.  I think if I reinstall and update the drivers it will work properly.  If you know of a way to resize the output resolution so that I might be able to use the whole screen, that would be great.

Thanks again,

Users / Re: Weird Start Issues
« on: September 17, 2009, 06:36:04 pm »
Thanks Colin--

I only have so many hours each week to work on this as a student but I'm working through it.  The link is  I dont really know what Im looking for....Can you help me out in finding the issue/working through it?

Thanks so much,

Users / Re: Weird Start Issues
« on: September 13, 2009, 12:07:26 am »
not to be ignorant but i have no clue how to do what you just suggested.  how can i see my /var/log/xorg.0.log file?

i tried booting into the recovery mode of the same kernel and it now starts up to a point and then comes up with a "Prompt user window" that says "Orbiter failed to setup the transparency.  Please check if the transparency manager is running!"

Users / Weird Start Issues
« on: September 11, 2009, 06:51:05 pm »

I recently updated my NVIDIA drivers for a 9400 GT to the most recent and my hybrid looked MUCH better.  In an effort to fix my resolution issues (I wasnt able to use my 1280x1080's full resolution), I tried to restart it in the setup scenerio.  Now every time I boot, it looks normal but after it finishes loading the orbiter interface, the screen goes black and my monitor says "NO DVI INPUT."  Ive checked the cables and tried a VGA one as well but nothing seems to work.  Advice/help/suggestions for what I can do?


Hi ya'll--I'm back with more questions for the LMCE community.

I installed 810 and bought a USB-UIRT for my setup but I am struggling to do several things:

1.  The USB-UIRT will not be recognized by my system--Well, it's recognized but hangs the boot process at either 84% or 92% of the way every other time (It gives me an error messaged the other times, saying that there is improperly installed hardware.
2.  I have a 21.5" 1080P monitor that I purchased for use with my system but unfortunately, I cannot get LMCE to use the highest possible resolution.  This is a link to the screen:  The highest resolution is 1920x1080--If you can help me with instructions which will allow me to use the screen to its full potential, that'd be awesome.  It is connected by DVI to a Nvidia 9400 GT card.
3.  I also have noticed that with 810, I am no longer drawing images from Flickr for my background.  Any ideas why this is happening?
4.  Another thing that I had in 710 and is no longer present is the control window in the KDE desktop environment.  Is there a way to get that back?  Sometimes if I stay in the KDE environment for a while the orbiter wont start back up again.  Is there a key combination to regen the orbiter?
5.  Can I use my LMCE hybrid as a more or less "automatic" backup for my Macbook Pro?  Is that a possibility?  I have a 500 GB hard drive in it with not much on it and was hoping that if the MBP was connected to the internal LMCE network I could set up a backup agent somehow.

Thanks so much!

Users / How should I upgrade from 710 to 810?
« on: August 27, 2009, 05:58:29 am »

Another question for you forum veterans.  So far you have helped me set up my network successfully and my NVidia card so that I can run the highest level GUI.  You've also given me invaluable advice on many other topics via previous posts.  First of all, thank you so much for all the help.

Now for the question:
I installed LMCE 710 64 bit for AMD figuring that it was the best option for my hardware (AMD 64 bit processor, GeForce 9400, etc).    Last night, Thom said the following:

"It is worth noting to _PLEASE_ use the Alpha if you can. We can not support 0710 any more, and you'll have better luck with your hardware combo generally if you do.

People get flummoxed with LinuxMCE over two sticking points:

* They don't use an NVIDIA card
* They don't put two network cards in and let it be the center of the house.

If you do those things, setup is smooth, I promise.


So whats the best way to do this?  I'd really love to not have to reinstall the OS, though I can if need be.  I dont care 64 or 32 bit at this point.  Please give me some more of your magical advice!  I'm a complete linux newbie but am learning on the fly and loving it.

Thanks again,

Users / Re: Network query
« on: August 27, 2009, 05:27:07 am »
Thanks Jim--

I did get it to work.


if i get the Go mouse refurbished, I could handle it.  Or I could go the cheap MCE remote route with a USB UIRT.  It looks like I'll get one of those soon.

Thanks for the help and advice!

Users / Re: New System Failing! Please help with network settings.
« on: August 26, 2009, 06:08:53 am »
Okay--Ive been working on the drivers, I think Ill get there by the end of tonight.  I really am not good with the Bash command line and all that bit.  I thought that reloading the router meant resetting the Linksys box--that didnt work but powercycling it did.
I guess it is finicky! 


And here is where being very new at linux and networking is really going to do me in....

Okay, I'll probably go the USB UIRT route...The Go Mouse looks good too though.


Users / Re: New System Failing! Please help with network settings.
« on: August 26, 2009, 04:52:52 am »
Okay--I might try that in a bit. And yes, I can log into webadmin.

How can I update my NVidia Drivers and the system in general?  Im really still very new to all this....Sorry!  Thanks for all the help!

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