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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 / Re: New 810 Install Hardware Advice please :)
« on: April 21, 2009, 06:27:06 pm »
You mention that you want several tv tuners in your core.  This is fine, but it you are using 3 or more tuner cards, you'll probably need a signal booster.  In my parents new house, with new cables run, I cannot split the cable signal more than two times without a noticeable loss of quality.  The alternative is to put tuners spread throughout the house so that you minimize the signal splitting.  LMCE can use a tuner wherever they are, as long as you have enough local area bandwidth.   

Users / Re: TV Tuner Question
« on: April 09, 2009, 03:50:28 am »
Computer tuners can only tune unencrypted tv signals.  All analog signals are recordable, but yes, only OTA digtal can be tuned at the moment.  This is a problem for windows as well.  However, there are means of controlling settop boxes via infrared. 

Users / Re: What kind of success have you had with 8.10?
« on: April 05, 2009, 09:27:33 pm »
Id still like to hear how stable 8.10 is

Users / Re: What kind of success have you had with 8.10?
« on: April 04, 2009, 11:38:46 pm »
Hey, you know me.  I'll give it a swing, but I was more talking about mythtv support and kernel support in general.  The 7.10 kernel doesn't have proper drivers for the haupuage 1250 MC, but 8.10 has a fairly stable driver.  However, it will take me a long time as I am in the middle of senior papers and not currently running LMCE (I'm using ubuntu 8.10+mythtv.  I took the the trade off of digital TV to sweet interface and functionality.).  I'll be able to work on this in depth in about 1 month when all my papers are done. 

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 / Re: Re-calibrate broken Fiire Chief?
« on: March 31, 2009, 05:12:55 pm »
If your gyro is sending the wrong signals, do this.  (It's listed in the manual for the remote btw)  Turn on the gyro by pressing the menu button, then set the remote on a flat surface.  Leave it there until the LED turns off.  Then you should be good to go.  If that doesn't fix it, you may have broken your gyro remote. 

Users / Re: Best Mainboard for hybrid device???
« on: March 20, 2009, 01:17:07 am »
Don't get too hung up on the actual mobo. Pick a mobo that is known to work well with Kubuntu 0710.

I'd just like to point out that I personally have used a mobo which worked great in kubuntu, but caused random crashes in LMCE.  It's not a perfect correlation. But, 8.10 should provide alot more hardware support purely from the newer kernel.

Also, I have had alot of trouble with the DVD install.  If the DVD install of 7.10 fails too, try the CD version.  It takes about 2 hours, but getting LMCE functional I think is worth 2 hours.

Users / Re: How did you end up here, using LinuxMCE? >> UI
« on: March 19, 2009, 10:03:32 pm »
d. This could be presumptious for a rookie, but I think I saw a post that LMCE is home automation, not entertainment center...but I think I reject the assumption that this has to be the case - only because those two are not contradictory. It can be both and has the basics of such already (??). The music player for orbiter needs a lot of work, but

Well, I would hope that both media and HA are being worked on.  However, I can see how HA would take alot more work than media playback.  Linux already has several very nice media players that IMO would be easy to integrate into something like LMCE.  Home automation though doesn't have alot of native linux support.  But yea, I agree that there are some improvements I'd like to see with media playback.

Users / Re: New installation - UI2 alpha blending with no tearing
« on: March 18, 2009, 12:24:29 am »
I use vga @ 720p and I expereince tearing when using alpha blending, but not in overlay.  I bet alot of it has to do with the fact that you're using the newest NVIDIA driver.  I've seen a large improvement in that driver over the old 177.   

Users / Re: NVIDIA 180 driver is amazing
« on: March 17, 2009, 05:21:48 pm »
I'm using this driver actually on an ubuntu 8.10+mythtv box.  Right now, I'm using it because LMCE doesn't support my digital tuner yet.  Latest mythtv does.

Users / Re: New User wanting to get the core right
« on: March 16, 2009, 06:47:58 pm »
I only have 2 gigs of mem and it's the cheap brand.  HD digital television is fine.  Granted, I'm thinking of my ubuntu+mythtv box, but 2 gigs is plenty.  Really, the thing you'll want to focus on is the video card.  that will affect your video performance way more than ram.

Users / Re: Some noob questions from a Myth user.
« on: March 10, 2009, 05:27:44 pm »
Yea, you'll need to go all LMCE or all mythtv.  LMCE though can forward all types of media over the network, like pictures, audio, videos, TV, and docs.  It's possible with mythtv to do all those, but more difficult.

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. 

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