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Users / Key mapping/startup events for touchscreen
« on: March 30, 2008, 06:31:09 pm »
Like others, I've been trying to find a cheap solution to get a touchscreen computer in my kitchen so I could play music, control lighting, etc. 

I've settled on a computer and hardware (that I will update on the wiki as soon as I get this fixed- don't want my question to get lost)

The touchscreen's calibration only works when I shrink the lcd screen and then re-enlarge it (Fn + F5 and then Fn + F5 again) after the touchscreen's input is recognized (it loads usually as /dev/input/event6).

There are 2 primary reasons I want it to load on startup-  1) the keyboard is mounted behind the screen, and 2) I don't want to have to push those buttons every time it starts up.  Yes, I could (and plan) to keep it running at all times, but in the event that it gets rebooted I want the system to automatically restore itself to the previously (calibrated) stated.

So, want I would like to know is from anyone with some experience mapping keys and startup events how to merge the two so that the required signal is sent on startup.  I can't seem to attach my xorg.conf file and a picture of my setup...

Users / Mythtv temporary black screen
« on: February 24, 2008, 05:01:29 am »
Has anyone else experience a black screen showing on a media director for a period of time (10 minutes or so) before the tv picture and sound work?  The picture and sound show up immediately on the core, but on media directors there is a delay- no mouse pointer as others have experienced: or an error like here:

Once loaded, channels change and display as expected, a/v is in sync, etc. 

I've regenerated the core and the md, I've done restarts, tried UI2 with and without transparency.

It's a Hauppauge PVR 500 installed on the core and the md is an Asus A7N8X Deluxe. 
It does the same thing with a Dell Inspiron C400 (delayed picture and audio)


Installation issues / Network DHCP issues
« on: April 11, 2007, 06:44:04 am »
Steps taken:
   1)  Full format of HDD
   2)  Full Ubuntu 6.10 install
   3)  Installed all updates
   4)  Installed LinuxMCE

  As soon as LinuxMCE starts up I, my network breaks.  Windows boxes, linux boxes- it doesn't matter, can see the network but are unable to connect (either wirelessly or via RJ-45).  If I physically disconnect the RJ-45 cable from the LinuxMCE box and wait about an hour the network is back to normal- all computers can connect.  Sometimes, if I leave the LinuxMCE box connected long enough when the other computers try to access the internet all URLs are redirect to the LinuxMCE admin login page.

I have two Belkin F5D7230-4 wireless routers setup as WDS (wireless bridging).  Access is controlled via MAC address- no WPA/WEP etc.  I've done full formats on two different machines with and without the core and with and without the dhcp server, and I've tried turning off DHCP as suggested here:

For now, I just want to be able to connect my LinuxMCE box to the network without it messing up the other computers- keeping my Belkin routers as the DHCP server.  Any ideas?  Suggestions?

Thanks in advance-

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