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Users / Re: Yeah this is totally easy....wait, what?
« on: March 26, 2007, 04:53:23 am »
Without digging in more I can't be sure, but so far this is always caused by trying to use UI2 with a video card (or driver actually) that doesn't handle XDamage extensions.  That's why I always stick to nVidia 6xxx and higher and I've tried this on many nVidia systems and have never had it not work.

Installation issues / Re: Install from CD problems
« on: March 26, 2007, 04:33:49 am »
the earlier post definately had the wrong installer because the 'install from internet' option isn't there anymore.

regarding the follow-ups, just to confirm: you burned the iso to a physical cd, inserted the cd when linuxmce asked you to, and when finishing the installer you hear the cd spinning for a good 5-10 minutes while it copies the contents off to the hdd's cache folder?

Installation issues / Re: Install Linux mce from desktop fails
« on: March 26, 2007, 04:29:00 am »
Are you typing in the password that you used when you installed Ubuntu, and which you used to login to Ubuntu?

Installation issues / Re: screen resizing not following through
« on: March 26, 2007, 04:27:49 am »
I've seen a math-related bug that the overscan settings in a/v wizard don't exactly correlate to the size of UI2.  They are close though.  Regarding the speed, which UI are you using?  UI1 is pretty fast even on really slow boxes.  I've run it on a 300Mhz before.  UI2, however, requires the video driver to support XDamage at least, and XComposite if you want alpha blending.  My nVidia 6150 does this and the response is very fast even with alpha blending, and cpu stays below 10% always.

Installation issues / Re: Getting media from around the house
« on: March 26, 2007, 04:24:04 am »
Note the section i added for media management on:

Installation issues / Re: Gray Screen and Nothing
« on: March 26, 2007, 03:24:02 am »
>> where in the web interface can i change the UI settings on the core machine?

wizard, devices, media directors, and wizard, devices, orbiters

You change nic settings in the admin panel under advanced, network settings.  It's true that during install LMCE tries to 'take over' the nic process with the assumption the user doesn't know what he's doing, and it's not integrated into Ubuntu's networking setup.  This is an issue that needs to be resolved.  However in the meantime you should be able to let LMCE change the nic, and then when it's done, change it back to what you want and I don't think LMCE will touch it again unless you go into the network settings manually.

Users / Re: Yeah this is totally easy....wait, what?
« on: March 26, 2007, 03:19:54 am »
The installation guide shows screen by screen what you should see.  If you don't, something went terribly wrong.  I'm puzzled by "had to wade through menus to change the resolution".  AFter installing LMCE, on the first reboot, you should always see the 'av wizard', which let's you pick the resolution.  You shouldn't ever dig through menus since that's what the av wizard does.  What menus are you digging through, btw?  LMCE or Ubuntu?

Users / Re: Not Working....
« on: March 26, 2007, 03:16:29 am »
I've tried ATI's Linux drivers and they're really bad.  I've only gotten UI1 to work reliably with ATI, which is ugly i know.  I always use nVidia 6xxx or greater.  However, I hven't tried switching from ati to nvidia, so it may require a reinstall.

Users / Re: Hardware needed?
« on: March 26, 2007, 03:14:34 am »

Users / Re: Ubuntu - problem with S-Video output with NVidia 6200
« on: March 26, 2007, 03:13:52 am »
LMCE has nVidia's proprietary drivers already bundled and should automatically use them.  AFAIK, only these drivers implement XComposite, and teh open source nv drivers Ubuntu uses by default don't work very well for media playback.

I'm out of town until Tuesday.  But when I return, if you're still having problems, and anybody is willing to let me log in (LMCE has a remote assist feature you can turn on if you don't have a routable ip), i'll look into it when I'm back.

Installation issues / Re: Install from CD problems
« on: March 25, 2007, 07:53:37 am »
I don't understand why that's happening to you.  The error indicates the installer can't find the packages.  however the first thing the installer does is copy the contents of the cd to your local deb-cache and update your packages.gz.  I'd suggest manually taking all the packages from the cd image you have and putting them into deb-cache, and then trying to run the installer app again.  BTW, are you installing off a physical cd that you burned?  That's the only way I tested it.

Users / Re: Everyone read please, info for bittorrent users
« on: March 25, 2007, 07:49:25 am »
I have to admit I don't know what's in the old torrent.  I was still getting the server up when the Digg story hit; I worked on a live server because I figured nobody knew the URL and it wouldn't matter.  (doh, won't do that again).  The old torrent was a nightly build snapshot that I hadn't tested.  Theoretically it should word because there were only minor changes, but it's much better if everyone uses the 'real' one so that if bug reports are submitted we know what version they're against.

Installation issues / Re: How do I install MCE from the CD?
« on: March 25, 2007, 06:30:35 am »
there are installation instructions online

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