I see, I didn't realize it would cost so much to do something that seems so simple to do.
Are you referring to the 'other' packages or LMCE? I didn't think I would have to spend a lot to play with LMCE but as I said previously, I'm over $3,000 CDN and still going! But you already replied to me in another thread saying money was no object, so I'm a little confused where you stand on that one right now.
I guess the main problem is that a lot of people want it to "just work" like it did in your video, but the video was made using hardware that isn't readily available.That video
is not a very good representation of what to expect in my mind. Nothing works "out of the box" in the manner suggested. Everyone has to go into the web based control panel for LMCE and set up something. I highly doubt any newbie would be able to answer all of Sarah's setup questions properly and end up with such a nicely working system as shown in the video. The video does show you what you can end up with though, it just happens to skip over all the blood, sweat and tears some of us have to go through to get there!
Let me give you my perspective about a recent nvidia driver issue I had just the other day.
Hmmm, I don't think you can compare upgrading Ubuntu from 6.05 (was there really a 6.05? or was that 6.04?) to 8.04 against installing LMCE 7.10RC2 onto a new box. But seriously, you made quite a few leaps there and surely you weren't naive enough to think something wouldn't have changed and broke?
But kudos to you for hammering things out. If you have skills like that they will be handy when playing with LMCE.
I have the MCE remote, it wouldn't work until I gave the lircd daemon a kick in the pants. I don't know what kind of tuner card is in it, probably a Leadtek Winfast XP 2000.
Your remote should be fine with LMCE.
If you go to the mythbuntu forums and search for that tuner card, I don't think you'll find a lot of happy faces. Check this thread out:http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=610426&highlight=Leadtek+Winfast+XP+2000
If you want a fairly painless experience with LMCE ensure you start with compatible equipment as has been suggested to you. If you come back and start complaining nothing works nobody (especially Zaerc) will feel sorry for you!