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Marketplace / Fiire Chief Remote + 3 USB Dongles for sale ($160)
« on: May 13, 2009, 12:39:55 am »
I have a Fiire Chief Remote with 3 USB Dongles for sale for $160.
I had posted this a while ago but did not check my mail at the stated e-mail address (just laziness on my part).
You can contact me at or PM me here.



Marketplace / Fiire Chief Remote + 3 USB Dongles for sale
« on: August 21, 2008, 12:59:20 am »

I have the fiire chief remote + 3 usb dongles for sale for US $200 obo.

E-mail me at if you are interested.

For now, windows vista mce satisfies my needs, so I don't need the fiire chief remote anymore.



Users / Re: How to get the image (jacket) for a dvd
« on: February 25, 2008, 11:34:36 pm »
How do  you get coverart and other info for movies you have on dvd? Is there a bulk way of specifying a list of movies on dvd (in a text file etc.) and get cover art. I have arranged my DVDs in alphabetical order, but want to have movie synopsis, plot, awards etc. from to be displayed in LMCE. This would be similar to (Movie Collector) software ( on Windows. Movie Collector searches, IMDB, and DVDEmpire (high quality cover art), but it would be cool to get data from as well.

Users / Re: Display problem with nVidia 8600GT card on 1080p TV
« on: February 24, 2008, 05:48:20 am »
I must have spoken too soon...last night the 1080p was working. Today morning when I fire up the LMCE machine, I get 'Invalid Video Signal' on my Sharp Aquos. I thought I had everything figured out. Also, now I don't get the onscreen menus on my TV (like adjusting brightness, contrast, volume etc.) Need to do some digging around to figure this out...just when I thought everything was going ok...oh well, back to the grind.

Any suggestions are welcome. Will update this thread with my results.

will update the hardware Wiki when I get this running in a stable manner


Users / Re: Script to play music from a playlist at start
« on: February 23, 2008, 09:45:09 am »

I tried to access the admin webpage http://dcerouter/pluto-admin
I tried user: linuxmce  password: linuxmce (which is the default, I haven't changed anything)
but it doesn't accept. Do I need to login with a different ID?


Users / Re: Hard Drive / Install Configuration for repeated installs
« on: February 23, 2008, 08:35:04 am »
So I installed my second drive, but LMCE does not seem to detect it i.e. I don't get any popup that says how I want to use my drive etc. I even tried 'Manage Drives' from the LMCE menu. Do I need to install it in kubuntu, mount it etc. and LMCE will recognize it only then?


Users / Remote login from Vista or XP into kubuntu
« on: February 23, 2008, 08:19:24 am »
I am looking for a way to remote login from my Vista or XP machines into kubuntu to make tweaks from my desk instead of sitting in front of the tv (convenience). Can anyone recommend any tools for this? I am a newbie in terms of linux networking, so some pointers to tutorials in this regard will be highly appreciated. Thanks.


Users / Re: Display problem with nVidia 8600GT card on 1080p TV
« on: February 23, 2008, 08:15:57 am »

You may want to look at this URL:
Although it is for Fedora, it goes through tweaking the display frequencies. Maybe useful.
Also try using the command cvt -r -v and plugging those values into the Modeline.

Thanks for your advice. I set my EDID on in xorg.conf, looked at my /var/log/Xorg.0.log, got the timings, plugged them into the modeline value in xorg.conf and that did the trick.


Users / Script to play music from a playlist at start
« on: February 21, 2008, 10:29:35 pm »
I plan to use the 'wake on alarm' feature of the motherboard to start/resume LMCE at a fixed time in the morning and/or evening. I want it to play music from a specified playlist at that time. Any ideas on how I can do this? If someone can provide directions and some samples, I can try it out and post the final script here. Thanks!


Installation issues / Re: NVIDIA 8600GT
« on: February 21, 2008, 10:25:44 pm »
I put in a 7600 GS card and got it working at 1080p.

Users / Re: Display problem with nVidia 8600GT card on 1080p TV
« on: February 21, 2008, 04:11:24 am »
Thanks Colin,

I figured out how to turn the EDID on, by searching on other forums. That did the trick and I am on 1080p now with alpha blending. I have tried DVD playback and it has been pretty good (occasional glitch here and there). I will start transferring my media library to LMCE now.

Thanks for the font tip, my fonts are currently unreadable too. Will try your option out in xorg.conf.

We need a good section on xorg.conf. I will see if I can start something and you guys can add to it.

BTW, can you send me your xorg.conf file? I don't seem to have the ConnectedMonitor section in mine.

Users / Re: Display problem with nVidia 8600GT card on 1080p TV
« on: February 21, 2008, 12:38:04 am »

Thanks for your advice. Can you elaborate on a few points? Sorry I am a newbie and hardly know anything about the structure of xorg.conf.

>>After you upgrade the nVidia drivers, the xorg.conf will have been replaced, and the output will most likely be sent to the VGA adapter. Check the xorg.conf, logging in from one of the text terminals (Ctrl-Alt-3 is what I use, for various reasons)

Question: What line in the xorg.conf will tell me whether VGA or DVI is being used?

Getting your 1080p working - edit the xorg conf by hand, or use the nVidia utility. You want to make sure you are using the right connector - if you have two DVI connectors, they will be DFP-0 and DFP-1 (I think). Then you want to make sure you have EDID turned on. Once this is done, start up the X system - it's not important whether it works successfully or not.

Question: How do I turn on EDID? and where will I find which DVI connector is being used?

Thanks in advance

Users / Re: Display problem with nVidia 8600GT card on 1080p TV
« on: February 19, 2008, 03:25:32 am »
Well, my saga of getting the display to work continues. I get the alpha blending with 720p working with Sharp Acquos 46" TV on the 7600GS with HDMI. But I want 1080p, and that's where the problem lies. I tried installing the latest drivers 169.09 from nvidia using Envy, but got the blank display after rebooting.

Anyone successfully got 1080p on a Sharp Acquos TV (Model: LC-46D62U) with one of the newer nvidia cards? Can someone post their xorg.conf file? That would help me out a lot.

When I rebooted, for some reason I could not get the A/V wizard, so I think LMCE is expecting 720p, but the newer nvidia driver could be providing 1080p. Could that be the problem?

Should I first install kubuntu only and then install LMCE? LMCE installs nvidia-glx for me and does not let me select 1080p in the setup (I can only select 720p with 4:3 TV even though my TV is 16:9 1080p)

Any help is appreciated here. Thanks.

Users / Re: Display problem with nVidia 8600GT card on 1080p TV
« on: February 13, 2008, 05:13:17 am »
I did a reinstall but the driver was the same generic 'nv' driver not the proprietary 'nvidia' driver. I changed the driver to the proprietary 'nvidia' driver and am having display problems again. Will update this thread on what happens today. Alpha blending with UI2 was working quite well on 7600 GS. I played some DVDs and the playback was pretty good (ocassional glitches hardly noticeable), but this was all at 720p NOT 1080p. My next step is to get to 1080p resolution. Maybe I need to setup the latest driver first and then run A/V Wizard?

Users / Adding additional hard drive disables LMCE from booting up
« on: February 12, 2008, 08:43:06 am »
I had installed LMCE with only 1 SATA drive in the system. Later on I added another SATA drive. Kubuntu  bootup was saying that '/dev/sda1' could not be found and just loaded the shell.

How do I get it to bootup with the first drive after adding the second drive? My grand plan was to store all music, movies etc. on the second drive. That way even if I reinstall the final version for 0710, my media would be safe on the second drive. Does anyone know how to do this?

Can this even be done or is this a limitation of LMCE?

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