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Users / Kubuntu Desktop resolution....
« on: February 03, 2008, 01:17:38 am »
I have my hybrid/core running. Most things are working ok now, but when i go to the kubuntu desktop, I can't see the whole thing.. I can barely see the menu to browse the applications.. Its like its zoomed in and I'm missing about 100 pixels around the whole border of the screen..

Can I correct this?

Users / Can't play commercial DVD's (dvdcss is installed)
« on: February 03, 2008, 01:08:49 am »
I can't get my core/hybrid to read commercial DVD's. The admin site does say that libdvdcss is installed.

I saw another page in the wiki that mentions installing libdvdread3 via sudo apt-get install, but it asks for my sudo password - of course I don't know what it is.. I tried my password for the admin page, but no go... So which is it? Do I need libdvdread3, or do I need libdvdcss??  And since libdvdcss was installed (through Advanced->Software->Add Software through the admin site, why is it not working? (Even after a reboot)

Users / Help with gigabit network...
« on: February 02, 2008, 01:03:29 pm »
I have my core set up finally, now on to the network...

Right now, all PC's in the house as well as the core all have gigabit ethernet cards. I picked up a cheap 8-port gigabit switch - but as I've always just had normal routers, i'm not familiar with how to hook it up (at least nothing has worked that I have tried so far)

For one, normally every router i've used has an Uplink port. The gigabit switch however does not have this. It just has 8 ports. So does my internal ethernet card on my core just go to any port?  How does the switch know what port is hosting the DHCP services of the network?

I have connected the core directly to the switch (on port 1), but upon plugging anything else into the port - there is no DHCP to be found and the computer has no network connection.

Is there something I'm doing wrong, or something I'm not understanding? Do I need a switch with some sort of "uplink" port?

Also, does it matter if I had Internet connection when I installed LMCE (I.e. did it need it to update NVidia drivers or something?)?  Mine is not working as I'm currently waiting for a new DSL modem (mine is stuck in bridge mode and I can't get PPPOE to turn back on)

I've finished installing LMCE 7.10 Beta3.

I have an ASUS M2NPV-VM motherboard with an LCD tv hooked up to the HD ports. During install, I go to the part where the lady is talking - I can hear "When you can see and here me...".
I can hear the voice, but there is no picture. I could see a picture fine during install and when I first start the core (up until I get an error that it can't set the USplash resolution), but then it goes to No Signal..

I followed one of the sticky posts above, and using the number keys to select my video port does not work.

Any ideas?

Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Firewall and Proxy
« on: January 31, 2008, 07:28:24 pm »
Dansguardian sounds great (I use it on my Ubuntu boxes), but I agree that it should be built-in to LMCE

Users / Re: Is my M2NPV-VM dead?
« on: January 31, 2008, 07:24:31 pm »
Wow - kept trying the same thing over and over (power off, reset CMOS and pull battery, move RAM) and it finally booted after 50 tries or so - I was able to update the BIOS and everything is great now!

Thanks for the suggestions!

Users / Re: Is my M2NPV-VM dead?
« on: January 31, 2008, 05:59:23 pm »
I have had no luck getting to the point where I can flash the BIOS - it seemed to power up the first time only (but I had no keyboard or monitor attached). After that, no matter how I rearrange RAM and how many times I reset the CMOS, i still get the same beep error.

Looks like I need to get me a cheap processor

Users / Is my M2NPV-VM dead?
« on: January 31, 2008, 06:20:38 am »

Well after a couple of months of buying parts, I put my core together today. I was excited to give LMCE a try after investing so much time and money into building a core - but I had no luck today.

After installing the mobo in my case, adding a brand new powersupply, RAM and CPU - I try to power on but I get some kind of bios beep code (Long short short - I think this means a video card problem?) But anyways, nothing is displayed on my monitor, it just repeats the long-short-short beeping.
I have tried pulling the battery and resetting the CMOS settings, but still get the same thing.

The processor is brand new (BE-2400), the RAM is brand new (4 sticks of KVR800D2N5/512 - Listed on the Qualified Vendors List in the manual). The motherboard however is used (i guess thats what I get for trying to save a few dollars) But it was listed as tested and working...

Anyways, just wanted to see if anyone could help me determine if it is toast of not.



Developers / Re: Adding alpha blending to the Openchrome drivers?
« on: January 28, 2008, 09:43:44 pm »
Has anyone gotten anywhere with this?

Users / Re: Add on ESATA ports.... (like Fiire Station does)
« on: January 28, 2008, 06:15:27 am »
do you have 4 or 6 esata ports on the back? 

Feature requests & roadmap / Re: 2 orbiters on one machine??
« on: January 28, 2008, 12:58:50 am »
I'll have to give that a try.... (my last few parts for my core come in on Wendsday)

But it would still be nice to have this supported by LinuxMCE

Users / Re: Home Automation Protocols (X10, Insteon, Zwave, ...)
« on: January 28, 2008, 12:56:23 am »
X10 is kind of slow (about 2 seconds to see results to your actions) but reliability has not been bad at all in my opinion (as long as you properly couple the phases in your wiring!). When set up right, I don't think I've ever noticed anything fail (i've had an extensive X10 setup for years). Though it is limited (I.e.  you can't poll a light for example to see if its on). Insteon does seem much nicer, but that also means more expensive!  I think X10 is a very reasonable inexpensive solution - it has done very well for me over the last several years!

Users / Re: Add on ESATA ports.... (like Fiire Station does)
« on: January 27, 2008, 07:03:35 am »
Thanks - too bad we can't get that kernel into the official 7.10

I'll start shopping for some port multipliers

Users / Re: Add on ESATA ports.... (like Fiire Station does)
« on: January 26, 2008, 08:13:46 am »
Thanks, I appreciate your time

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