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Hardware Pre-install Check
« on: May 27, 2007, 07:22:22 pm »
Running a check on the installed hardware to verify support by linuxmce. Something that says you have this and this and its going to work very easily. This was found and we arent sure what it is may be on the way or it may not work well at all ever. Something similar to the vista rating system maybe...idk. Maybe checking to see what hardware goes with what category.....

Video: nVidia 8600 GT videocard
Sound: Creative Audigy
Network: undetermined
DVR: undetermined

something like that....but..of course..something better ;)
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Re: Hardware Pre-install Check
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2007, 03:03:37 am »
Let me add to this...

Not only is a hardware check incredibly useful, but it would also be useful to have a test of the video as part of the install process that allows the user to back out, try a different option, etc. would ease installation.  Having this done before the install starts would prevent black screens of death on reboot, etc.

Having the installer separate from the ISO would be very, very useful and would prevent folks (myself included) from using the wrong one.

Having the version numbers of LinuxMCE AND the corresponding installer somehow match, e.g. at least major release version, would avoid confusion.

Provide two install types on the DVD quick install, say a common and custom, where a custom install would allow you to do stuff like configure the network and choose whether to run DHCP...

Provide an easy mechanism to add tuner card firmware to the system so it can recognize cards, like my WinTV PVR 350 :)

Sorry if this feels like a rant, but I've been trying for the past week or so to get this working - it's too cool not to use!

They'll be more probably :)