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Developers / Fiire remote shown in demo
« on: August 08, 2007, 11:56:23 am »
Just wondering if the Fiire remote used in the demo video is exactly the same, with same 3 button functionality etc.. as the gyration go remote as pictured here:

This remote is more available, and cheaper.

I want to get it, but only if it is the same as the fiire equivalent (plug and play with same ir codes etc..)

Users / Re: LIRC Remote and vfd screen
« on: August 02, 2007, 04:27:18 pm »
ok, I found LIRC imon in the admin site, but when I add it as an interface device the orbiter says it has installed the software and needs to regen, but it still doesn't make my remote work.

I read that I have to enter a configuration file in the admin site. but where and how??

Has anybody managed to set up any LIRC remote?? Tell me how!!


Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Wii Remote Support
« on: July 30, 2007, 05:06:04 pm »
Oh right, that aint for me then!

is there no way around having to install wmd everytime you reboot? run a cronjob?

I want a media center to control with a remote from my couch!

Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Wii Remote Support
« on: July 30, 2007, 12:39:00 pm »
If I can get the wii remote working as a mouse with wmd in KDE will it not 'just work' in LMCE? or does LMCE work outside of kubuntu (and require its own device drivers)??

Users / LIRC Remote and vfd screen
« on: July 30, 2007, 12:27:01 pm »

I have just set LMCE up and wish to use it with an imon vfd screen and imon pad remote.

I have installed LIRC for the remote in KDE and run the LIRC daemon it as a cronjob on boot. It works fine under irkick. I have also installed lcdproc 0.5.2 for the vfd screen and can echo to it in KDE, so I know it works. I have that starting on boot too.

However, I don't know where to go next in terms of getting then to work in LMCE. How do I get LMCE to listen to my remote?

Also, I have checked the 'use lcd display' in the mythtv setup inside LMCE but it doesn't display anything.

Does it matter that LIRC and LCDproc are installed in KDE? Or does LMCE run outside of kubuntu? (meaning that I have to install the drivers within LMCE)

I would be grateful for a 'how to' on installing a LIRC remote and vfd screen


Installation issues / Re: Media files
« on: July 30, 2007, 11:04:31 am »

Sorry for hi-jacking this thread with my own question, but it is related.

I have just one media center in my network, however before installing LMCE I partitioned my large disc so that the LMCE could be changed in the future without wiping my media.

I want LMCE to automatically save media to the media partition not the small LMCE installation partition (default).

How do I specify the save directory??


Installation issues / Re: Linux MCE 1.1b2 installation woes...
« on: July 27, 2007, 02:19:18 pm »
See this thread for connection loss during LMCE

I solved the prob by apt-get install arping and rebooting prior to installing LMCE

Installation issues / Re: MCE 1.1 Beta 2 and Nvidia Driver issue
« on: July 26, 2007, 02:31:24 pm »
I've done that, my monitor should run up to 1280x1024 @ 75 Hz, although for some reason this setting buggers up the x-server (have to reload my backup xorg.conf. 1024x748 @ 60 seems to work fine. I don't think Its a refresh rate issue.

Anyway, I will give LMCE another shot- it's all about playing around.

Strangely though with any driver I use nvtv does not detect a compatable graphics card. I have an XFX Nvidia 7300gt. Does anyone know if this card is def supported by nvtv??
Also since the kde display manager does not show that I am using a nvidia driver I am beginning to wonder if i'm missing something out when installing it...
When envy says the driver is installed its installed right?

Installation issues / Re: MCE 1.1 Beta 2 and Nvidia Driver issue
« on: July 26, 2007, 01:26:24 pm »
I had tried installing the nvidia drivers from the nvidia web site in init 1 mode but when I then installing LMCE it still prompted me to install the properatry driver (suggesting that no driver was detected) So I installed LMCE's driver and after reboot the x-server wouldnt load (not even after using the xorg.conf backup).
I did manage to get LMCE running using it's nvidia driver (after reinstalling everything) but that messed up by clicking the kde display manager to change the resoultion. And again the x-server wouldn't start.

So, I have decided to try out mythbuntu instead (since I only need the media bit) and see how that goes.

Thanks for your help!

Installation issues / Re: Core lost IP during installation
« on: July 26, 2007, 12:42:40 pm »
I had the same issue, and it is because LMCE uninstalls knetworkmanager in place of arping midway through the installation. To solve this just re-boot and re-start the LMCE installer when it loses connection, then it'll go all the way through.
Or you can sudo apt-get install arping before starting the LMCE installer, reboot first and make sure you are still connected to the net.

Installation issues / Re: Linux MCE 1.1b2 installation woes...
« on: July 26, 2007, 12:37:00 pm »
My big problem was with the Nvidia drivers, I tried using envy before installing LMCE and had problems when running LMCE with poor rendering, so I then tried re-installing kubuntu and using the nvidia drivers direct from the website, LMCE didn't think I had a driver and prompted me to install the propetary driver, so I did and after that the x-server wouldn't start; so re-installed kubuntu, let LMCE install the nvidia driver, got to load up LMCE and it all looked ok, untill I clicked on graphics options in the LMCE advanced menu - it shrunk my screen, so I then clicked on the KDE display manager in the core start menu and that messed everything up (without changing anything) LMCE no longer recognised its own installed driver!
I'm giving up on LMCE untill the stable version is out and moving to try mythbuntu (since i only want the media bit at the moment)

Installation issues / Re: MCE 1.1 Beta 2 and Nvidia Driver issue
« on: July 23, 2007, 03:40:22 pm »
My monitor model isn't listed.
I'm going to try uninstalling my current nvidia driver, install the driver from linux MCE, and set my monitor to generic.
This should work, although I would have prefered the envy nvidia driver to work as it comes with the nvidia settings interface - looks useful for adding a TV out (I want my media center to display through a CRT TV via s-video).
Has anyone managed to get a CRT TV working through s-video with linux mce + nvidia card?

Installation issues / Re: MCE 1.1 Beta 2 and Nvidia Driver issue
« on: July 23, 2007, 03:15:04 pm »
Also, the installed nvidia driver shows up on the xorg.conf file, is this file over-ridden by linux mce? is there a linux mce xorg.cof equivellant that is loaded instead of xorg.conf??

Installation issues / Re: MCE 1.1 Beta 2 and Nvidia Driver issue
« on: July 23, 2007, 02:56:38 pm »
I tried installing linux MCE without a pre-installed nvidia driver, it prompted to install a nvidia Proprietary driver. I clicked ok, it installed and rebooted, but the resolution was stuck at 640x480, and would not increase.
Would this be rectified by changing the display (in kde display manager) from plug and play to generic??

I have an acer 17" flatscreen monitor

Installation issues / MCE 1.1 Beta 2 and Nvidia Driver issue
« on: July 23, 2007, 12:23:11 pm »
Hi all,

I'm new to linux and have almost got my new media center finished after a tough struggle with drivers.

I'm having trouble with my graphics driver now. I have a Nvidia 7300gt and currently have the latest driver installed via envy (I have also tried manually installing the latest driver from the nvidia website, but with the same problem)

The drivers work fine untill I install linux MCE.

No driver shows up in the 'graphics driver' box under the visual tab of the MCE conf screen; when I set the graphics option to u2 with blending it tells me that renderaccel (amongst others) is not enabled. Clicking the option to enable these exits the x-server which then fails to restart (I had to re install kubuntu when this happened, although re-installing the nvidia driver in diagnostic mode may have fixed this).
If I choose to run in U1 mode then I can run through the MCE setup process, although the screens are poorly rendered (very faded and blue with jumbled checkboxes and parts of the kubuntu desktop visable).
The kubuntu environment also shows signs of a bad / no graphics driver - the screen goes white for a few seconds while loading the kubuntu desktop, fast page scrolling is jumpy and the logout screen blend to grey shows a black or mal-rendered desktop.

I notice that the graphics driver in the kde display manager is 'vesa' not the installed nvidia driver. I can select a Nvidia 7 series driver from the dropdown menu but this doesn't improve my driver problems, and I assume this is the built in kubuntu driver, not the nvidia driver I have installed - very confused!!

I would greatly appreciate any answers, suggestions in getting my graphics up to scratch! the card should be more than capable for linux MCE!



For further info, heres the rest of my system specs:

cpu: amd Athlon 4200+
mem: 512mb corsair value select (could this be an issue? does MCE reqire more than 512mb???)
mobo: foxconn nf4
TV card: hauppauge hvr-1100
HDD: 400gb seimens sata
psu: themaltake 500w
dvd drive
soundgraph imon lcd + imon pad remote

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