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Users / Re: Why you use LinuxMCE
« on: December 14, 2007, 11:16:48 am »
it definately has some bugs to work out. I'm hopeful 710 will be a big improvement. Otherwise I'll work on interfacing it with mister house.

any update on this? I couldn't find it in the wiki anywhere. How exactly did you modify the code to do this? I've pm'd you as well. If you send me the relevant info, I'll be happy to create the wiki entry

Users / Re: Nokia N770/N800 and Follow Me
« on: December 14, 2007, 10:26:36 am »
I hear you, my house has a ton of very thick mortar walls with the metal mesh inbetween and is instant death for wireless signals. They don't build them like the 1950s and earlier homes anymore

$200 Wal-mart's gPC vs $500 Fiire Station (set top box)

  • Video: Via UniChrome Pro II PC graphics plus hardware-accelerated alpha blended open gl and MPEG 2 decoder using licensed drivers and codecs

Makes the fire the clear winner with features vs cost for a full blown media director. Those drivers are not out in the wild and make a massive difference. Also it has gigabit ethernet which is a plus.
All I'm wanting to do with my gOS dev board is to run a touchscreen and bluetooth detection near my back door. So it will work perfect in UI1 as a minimal use md that at most may be asked to handle music duties in my living room.

so I've tried installing Fedora 8 and Kubuntu 710 on my gOS board and neither work (multiple tries with each). Fedora 8 fails to see anything attached to the ide drives once the install program loads in the beginning so it cant' find the install medium. Kubuntu fails install at the Creating Users part. It just drops to the desktop with no message. I had it go through installation once but it gave me some grub error thing and wouldn't boot when restarting. I think the drives may need a full reformat and partition removal or it could be the ide channels. I'm going to test with sata hard disk and a usb dvd drive when I get home from work in the morning and see what happens.
I suspected it could be my memory, but Memtest 86+ shows no errors after a full pass (5 hours). I've also got a brand new psu so it's not a psu issue.
If someone has correctly installed ubuntu/kubuntu or fedora, do you know if the bios settings need to be a certain way? Maybe some of the settings are screwing with it? I'm going to try installing it in Failsafe mode and then after install reactivating everything maybe that will work.
I've never had this many problems with install... guess it could always be a faulty board.. if nothing else works I'll eventually rma it for new one

also who has removed the annoying little fan it has and put on a bigger heatsink? If so, what's the product/cost that will work?

Developers / Re: bluray and hddvd playback
« on: December 12, 2007, 04:36:44 pm »
well then it's time to buy the hddvd/bluray combo drive :)

Developers / Re: bluray and hddvd playback
« on: December 11, 2007, 07:16:49 pm »

Which apps do you use to rip HD-DVDs and Blu-Rays, running on Linux?
had to add that last caveat didn't you.. There isn't any easy solution yet native to linux. I dual boot into win XP to do it.

created wiki entry please edit as you work on it:

the company pcchips appears to be manufacturing the gOS boards. The bios and name precisely matches the one on my board and other places have linked to that manufacturer's site for bios and driver support. It's an oem board so no manufacturer names on it but the board underlying hardware is the same as the gOS board I bought from clubit.

3rd power supply worked.. go figure... what are the chances that the pico wouldn't work and neither would the other power supply I just pulled out of working computer..

that is just weird. now the power supply that didn't work seems to work just fine.. ok well on to the os install

bios has a lot of options suprisingly... network boot is there pxe you can choose local first then network or vice versa.
Power usage is right around 25 watts with an efficient psu (so far)

installing kubuntu 7.10

thanks I've been looking all over the place for help with it.. so far there really isn't much. Downloading the manual for the board now from the pcchips site but it's the slowest server in the world :)

so I've been messing with it for about an hour and I can't get it to post.. power kicks in, fan comes on and nothing. It may be very picky and not like my ram no idea.. checking to see if there is a support site. So far I've tried 2 different psu's and 4 brands of ram

just found the board's support site

Users / Re: Core w/ raid 5...
« on: December 11, 2007, 10:42:02 am »
checkout making an unraid box. it supports using the full amount of the drive space you have even with non-similar sized drives and gives you disk fail protection. it does cost a little bit of money though, but I've heard good things about it.

Compatible Products & Services / Re: Ready to Go(With your help)
« on: December 11, 2007, 10:03:12 am »
GPU decoding only works in Windows and OSx for anything other than basic XVMC in nvidia cards. Whether you have a 6200 or an 8600 the cpu usage will be the same

ohhh we have one of those people that like to correct everyone else  :P

Developers / Re: Nokia 770 Orbiter
« on: December 11, 2007, 06:57:50 am »
I've got my n800 orbiter and bt keyboard on the way.. can't wait!

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