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Users / Any news?
« on: March 10, 2011, 11:41:33 pm »
Hey guys, I've been away from linuxmce for a long time and wondered what the latest stable version is.  Last one I knew of was 7.10 and haven't seen any changes to the website in a long time.

Users / fiire gyro remote 8.10 beta 2
« on: March 06, 2010, 01:17:18 am »
I finally got 8.10 working and have already noticed the stability is miles above what 7.10 was (for my hardware at least).  However, my beloved (and exspensive) gyro remote no longer has gyro functionality.  So two things:

1.) is this just because we're in beta still?
2.) I'll be glad to help test out any new fiire gyro functionality

Installation issues / Endless reboots 8.10 network install
« on: March 05, 2010, 03:30:03 am »
Ok, I've done a network install of beta2.5.  I basically followed the steps exactly as written here

Only thing I changed is I installed the nvidia driver using the gnome install dameon.  Anyway, after rebooting, I get a cycle of endless reboots.  It makes it past the beeps, but the screen resets too fast for me to see anything.  I had to take a video of the process in order to see the message.  Here's what I see.  The video is a bit blurry, so I might have some typos.

kinit: no resume image, doing normal boot...
Error 2002 (a # i can't read) can't connect to local MYSQL server through socket...

Ok, that seems to be the main message I get.  It then says "All MDs are down. Continuing."  Any help guys? also, I just discovered that the torrent is now fixed. I will definitely be trying that method too if this doesn't work out.

Installation issues / Help a noob out
« on: March 04, 2010, 08:00:08 pm »
Hey guys, I keep looking all over for ANY working download method for 8.10 and can't seem to find any.  Torrent doesn't work, ISOs are offline, and the wiki keeps directing me to download 7.10.  I'm sure there's something out there, but I just can't find it.  Please help

Installation issues / Fix the torrent
« on: February 09, 2010, 10:38:38 pm »
Hey guys, I'm willing to leave my bittorrent open pretty much all the time, but need a working torrent link to download.  Do we have one?

Users / How stable is 8.10?
« on: January 27, 2010, 08:08:48 pm »
Hi guys, used linuxmce back in 7.10 and ran into alot of stablity problems.  I am eagerly awaiting a stable build of 8.10 to try it out again.  So, how stable is it?  I don't use any homeautomation, I just watch tv and listen to music.  From the looks of the website, it looks like 8.10 is still in beta.

Users / *SOLVED* new nvidia driver breaks x
« on: October 02, 2009, 10:39:15 pm »
So, I did a fresh install of 710 from the dvd and noticed that the screen would flicker when the UI was up.  So, I went to update the video driver and now I receive this message after bootup.  

Failed to start X

I have tried holding down shift during bootup, but the AV wizard won't show up.  my xorg.conf is set to use the nvidia driver, not vesa.  Any ideas?

Users / What kind of success have you had with 8.10?
« on: April 04, 2009, 07:36:10 pm »
Hey all, I'm just wondering what kind of functionality 8.10 currently has.  Is it worth waiting for the release, or is it moderately stable?  I ask cause 8.10 will support my new digital tuner, so I'm pretty excited to upgrade.  Anyone have a mostly functional 8.10 system?

Users / NVIDIA 180 driver is amazing
« on: March 09, 2009, 03:49:44 am »
Guys, I've seen some other posts about this, but I had to chime in.  I tried out the new NVIDIA 180.11 driver which is stable and included in ubuntu 8.10 and I must say it looks amazing!  I've noticed a large reduction in tearing when using desktop effects and if I understand things correctly, it should improve UI2+alpha at least a little bit.  I hope the devs make sure that this driver is included in the latest release.  I've heard alot of good things about it and have seen for myself that it provides a much better video experience. 

Users / Is HDMI supposed to look worse?
« on: March 09, 2009, 02:37:41 am »
Hey all, right now, I'm using a VGA interface @720p for LMCE and couldn't be happier.  However, I did dabble with HDMI for a while since my lcd tv has both vga and hdmi.  I noticed that both in LMCE and in ubntu (never tested in windows), the picture looks worse when I use a DVI>HDMI cable.  I've tested with different cables too.  Everything is alot less clear using HDMI.  Font shrinks and are unreadable. Pixels also seem alot bigger and blockier, even though I run at the same resolution as VGA.  I don't feel the need to correct this, I just want to understand why this happens.  Why does quality degrade so much?  Shouldn't quality go up?  Does anyone else experience this? 

Users / *SOLVED*Trouble with libdvdcss2
« on: March 02, 2009, 08:19:09 am »
I'm running a fresh install of 7.10.  I don't know why, but nothing appeared in the "Add software" section of setup (empty menu with no choices in it).  I'd had this happen before and I usually just come back later and they are there.  Well, my options did not appear to install libdvdcss2, so I went to the medibuntu website and downloaded the .deb package manually.  I made sure it was the gutsy version and ran the install.  However, this didn't work, even after a reboot (you need to reboot in regular ubuntu after installing libdvdcss2).  I still can't watch dvds and receive the message that libdvdcss2 is probably not installed. 

So then, I thought I would try to use the "add software" section.  Now, the options have finally shown up in the list, but this doesn't install it either.  So, please help!  Why can't I install libdvdcss2?!  I've used the .deb method before and it worked, but not this time.  Anyone? 


Users / *SOLVED*Orbiter blinking randomly
« on: March 02, 2009, 12:43:47 am »
Running LMCE 7.10 on a fresh install.  Also, tried several reinstalls.  Orbiter is blinking to black every so often.  Interval between is random, but I think it has to do with CPU usage.  Any ideas?

Users / More info on the tearing problem
« on: February 16, 2009, 07:53:14 pm »
I know that ui2+alpha blending has that horrible tearing problem, and I've accepted that.  However, I'd like to understand it a little more than "It's just the NVIDIA driver".  What is causing this problem and why have I heard people say that it will probably not be fixed anytime (on NVIDIA's side) soon.  Thanks. 

Users / Straight answers about digital cable
« on: January 06, 2009, 07:04:11 am »
Ok, I know that I am very confused about digital cable.  I thought it might be good to lay down some information in the wiki about what the user needs to know when purchasing tuners, particularly, the compatibility of tuners with their cable service.  I'd be very willing to do this, but need some clarification on a few points.  Here is the gist of what I know and will be putting into the wiki.  Please comment if I have some information wrong or left out something important.  After it looks like the posts have died down, I'll make the wiki page.

Free, OTA, or Broad cast TV: This refers to the free stations that are broadcasting over the air(OTA) and are picked up with an antenna (rabbit ears).
This tv signal will be changing to digital in feb (in america at least.  Little help on other country standards would be appreciated)
1.) TV's using this signal must have digital tuners built in, or user must purchase converter box after febuary

Cable from a provider: Any type of tv signal which is purchased through the a cable company.  Comcast is the main monopoly one here in america and I'll focus on them since I use them.  Others would be encouraged to add information on other cable companies once I get the wiki area up and running

1.)ANALOG Comcast, at least, will continue to provide analog television to it's subscribers indefinitely.  Nothing needs to be done for this.  No converter boxes or new tv's will need to be bought.
      A. NTSC computer tuners are the ones which can read this tv signal.  I'll include links to compatible cards and make sure to mention LMCE compatibility as well here.  This cable signal is unencrypted?(Need input here)

2.)DIGITAL Here's where I need help.  This is what I understand after researching and chatting with comcast's unhelpful online staff.
      A.  In order to tune comcast digital cable of any kind, a set top box is required.  (I'm not sure about this, but some comcast techie tried to convince me of this.  I was under the impression that only the High def, premium, on demand, etc channels required a set top box.  What about the low channels from comcast which are digital, like normal old discovery channel in digital?  Need some input here.)  This is due to comcast's signal being encrypted?  Are all comcast channels encrypted and therefore unusable by computer tuners??  Please comment on this 
             i. The work around involves getting a cable box with firewire output and recording that stream while IR blasting for control of channels.  I know this has been done by some users for those high definition set top boxes
      B. Free digital stations are mostly (maybe always??) broadcast in the QAM format.  Saying "clear QAM" refers to unencrypted QAM siganls.  Look for tuner's advertised for clear qam for this form of cable.  This form of digital cable is easily captured in LMCE

So, my main area of confusion is the simple digital channels from comcast.  Let's say that I receive channel 32 (discovery channel in my area) in digital format from comcast.  It's part of the basic plan, not free over the air, and it's not pay per view or an extra channel (like hbo).  Can LMCE watch that station?  That's what I need to know and then I should be able to get to work on the wiki.  Also, I'd love some testimonies of you users who have listed their set ups in the wiki would be great!  Which types of TV signal have you been able to tune?  thanks guys

Users / Does HDhomerun still work without running DHCP server?
« on: January 06, 2009, 03:58:36 am »
I know that the default set up in LMCE is with a DHCP server running, but would the silicon dust HDhomerun still work when dhcp is turned off?  Just curious because my college dorm does not allow routers (I don't know why), so I have to turn off the routing function of LMCE when I go back.

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