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Users / still problems in ui2 alpha-blended
« on: September 10, 2007, 05:31:16 am »
UGH,

I can't seem to activate the full UI2+Alpha blending... nothing shows up behind the control panel...even though the $(@#$@#(%$@# Diagnostics tool works _PERFECTLY_!

I have given up and am using UI2 with Masking, but this _really_ __Really__ sucks! Why is this happening? I have an NVIDIA card that is supported, and it DID work the very first time I installed LinuxMCE..but I had to reinstall it to put it on the production hard disk, and it doesn't work anymore.. All the right xorg.conf configurations are there, and the Extensions are enabled (Render and Composite), so really, WHAT THE HELL?!

*cries*

-Thom
 >:(  ???    :'(


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Developers / Re: All Developers, please read.
« on: September 10, 2007, 02:49:59 am »
yup, I am in agreement here too. let's DO it. my main thing right now is, I'm trying to get a development environment set up... I tried using the UbuntuHelper scripts, but I have a funny feeling those are for 1.0??? .... not sure....

I will write down how to set up an up-to-date environment, so long as I know I am building the right tree, the right environment, etc.

-Thom



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Users / Re: How to get the image (jacket) for a dvd
« on: September 10, 2007, 01:05:21 am »
The simplest way, is to rename the .iso files to .dvd, and to place them into the appropriate media folders where LinuxMCE can see them.. i.e. /home/public/data/videos ....

once this is done, and updatemedia has crawled them (give it 10 minutes), you can then go to the Pluto Web Admin.. at http://192.168.80.1/pluto-admin/  and select Cover art from the Files And Media pull-down menu.

Hopefully this will get you closer.. You can adjust the keywords, and filters for each to make sure that the right cover art is given.. But the best tips are:

* Use a title that matches the disc you are trying to match. Use either spaces or underscores in the filename.. If you need to, make sure the keywords match, and that there aren't any extraneous words in the keyword field.
* Increase the # displayed on a page if you want to get them all done at once, enter something like 1000, it will take longer, but you'll be able to get them done in one pass.

Once you've entered in keywords, it will scan amazon.com for the data. Do keep in mind that this will take a fair amount of time. Be Patient, wait.. and the page will refresh with matching cover art.. Find the ones that are applicable... It may not find all of them, but that's okay, they will show up again in the cover art list, if you say "None of these" so that you can refine the keywords and try again.

--PLEASE READ-- --PLEASE READ-- --PLEASE READ-- --PLEASE READ--

I WOULD SUGGEST COPYING FURTHER MEDIA INSIDE LINUXMCE, THIS WILL ENSURE THAT ALL MATCHING METADATA WILL BE FOUND, AND YOU WILL GET ADDITIONAL METADATA SUCH AS CHAPTERS THAT WILL NOT BE FOUND ON A SCAN FOR COVER ART SEARCH.

--PLEASE READ-- --PLEASE READ-- --PLEASE READ-- --PLEASE READ--

I hope this helps.


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Users / Re: New update for schedules direct
« on: September 09, 2007, 09:43:42 am »
webpaul1, Looks like the update got fudged...

I noticed this inside DataDirectProvider.sh

        /usr/bin/wget -q --http-user=$USER --http-passwd=$PASS --post-file=$POSTFILE --header=Accept-Encoding:gzip "http://datadirect.webservices.zap2it.com/
tvlistings/xtvdService" --output-document=-|gzip -d>$RESPONSE

is there a way to force/reapply the update?

-Thom

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Users / Re: New update for schedules direct
« on: September 08, 2007, 08:28:15 am »
arrggg!!! help!

I did the update, no errors noticed, but when I try to enter my username and password in the wizard, it says, "There was an error retrieving your provider information, please check your username/password/location" ...

I have logged in several times to schedulesdirect.org flawlessly from a blank form, my username and password work... why is it not working inside LinuxMCE? has anyone else had this problem?

arg

-Thom

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Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Better Media Organization / Browser
« on: September 07, 2007, 03:10:50 am »
so, you're talking about adding an additional layer of UI complexity just to satisfy your little edge case? nice. um, no.

-Thom

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Developers / Re: All Developers, please read.
« on: September 06, 2007, 07:41:44 pm »
Paul? What if we got a slice from gplhost.com or somewhere similar?

also, what ARE the immediate priorities currently in the development branch?

-Thom

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Users / Re: Fiire Remote
« on: September 06, 2007, 06:24:08 am »
I am getting better with the remote, with that said, I am trying to gain more proficiency in the LinuxMCE codebase. There are a number of UI issues that can confuse some people (some people would think, why do I sometimes have to hit OK instead of hitting the center button?, the consistency of changing the haloed button needs to be dealt with, even though I am now subconsiously flipping back and forth between using the direction pad and the gyro, this is a source of potential confusion.)

also, I do believe that work with a pure gyro-mouse needs to be dealt with, because the Fiire is very much a schizophrenic device.. It is BOTH an IR remote, _and_ a gyromouse, with remote buttons, and gyro mouse buttons.

why am I bringing this up?

Because so much of the appeal of LinuxMCE has seemed to be, the fact that EVERYTHING can be done with the gyro and 3 buttons... Close.  But if that was the case, why did this remote need to have an entire universal remote collided into it? It can be done with fewer buttons, fewer parts, and certainly a smaller footprint, did Fiire really think somebody would treat this thing like their Comcast DVR/learn their other devices remote too?

I'm just posing these observations because I believe this product, while fantastic, needs a good deal of refinement (and another paint job, please please please dear _GOD_ it clashes with everything. If Fiire wanted a remote that stood out from the others, they could have used a number of different shades, but I will take this up with them personally.)

-Thom

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Users / Fiire Remote
« on: September 05, 2007, 05:49:24 am »
Ugh, okay, I just paid $150 for this thing...

it is _NOT_ for people who have less than PERFECT arm control. It is far too sensitive.

Not to mention there are a number of _VERY_ ___VERY___ Brain dead UI SNAFUs... Why should I be flipping back and forth between the center button, and the OK button that's buried on the bottom left to do something as simple as PLAY A FUCKING MEDIA FILE?!

argggghhhh... frustrations are mounting with this system.

-Thom

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Users / Re: MythTV Observations, ugh.
« on: September 05, 2007, 01:19:20 am »
and half of my recordings show up in the grid, but they immediately go back to screensaver..meaning they don't get recorded. This is becoming very aggravating...


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Users / Re: MythTV Observations, ugh.
« on: September 05, 2007, 01:14:46 am »
also the lack of being able to deal with the commercial flagging ____REALLY____ is a step down.... ugh, as is the lack of direct ability from linuxmce without circumenting the mythtv stuff to intelligently schedule recordings.... searching for it in the context of the guide really really really REALLY sucks.

-Thom

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Users / LinuxMCE/Pluto vs Crestron/Escient/et al
« on: September 04, 2007, 05:01:06 pm »
How DOES LinuxMCE compare to a fully loaded Crestron system? I've seen and used Crestron, and LinuxMCE has the potential to be so much better than that, of course it was a $100,000 setup, so it wasn't fully loaded..has anyone here actually A/B'ed this stuff functionality wise versus the higher end systems (now I am not talking about all the bugs, believe me, I understand the distinction...)

-Thom

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Users / Re: MythTV Observations, ugh.
« on: September 04, 2007, 01:51:10 am »
I agree with darrenmason.

-Thom

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Developers / Re: All Developers, please read.
« on: September 03, 2007, 06:44:43 pm »
and if the thing explodes, it can simply be rebooted from the management console, or even re-imaged. I find less and less of a need to use dedicated boxes anymore.

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Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Better Media Organization / Browser
« on: September 03, 2007, 09:56:06 am »
come on, guys. You have filters.. ____USE THEM___ !!

-Thom

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