I was hoping someone could help me out with all of this. I've been trying like crazy to get linux mce working, because everytime i watch the video, i'm just overly amazed by the amount of things this thing can do! First here's my setup
Intel Core2Duo E660
Intel 975xbx (Bad Axe) Motherboard
2gigs DDR2-800 ram (overkill)
NVidia 8500GT graphics card
2 SATA2 drives, 1x160GB HDD -dedicated for this project, 1x400Gb HDD - contains all my windows MCE stuff
2 NICs, 1 on board, one crappy add in.
Motorola DCT3412 w/ firewire recording capabilities.
42" Vizio Plasma, HDMI and VGA inputs (using the VGA input for the time being)
I don't want to make this my DHCP router just yet, so I just want it to act as a media center for the time being.
Now onto the Issues.
I'm using the Quick install DVD
Installation is a breeze, it installs with no problems. I posted on here earlier that the machine wouldn't boot after i took the DVD out, but I fixed that problem. Apparrently the Quick DVD install doesn't re-enable the "boot" flag in fdisk for the partition.
Issue 1: Poor resolution. the manual for my tv for displaying pc output is 60Hz through the VGA Port. I've tried lots of different resolutions (720p, 1024x768) and I still get really really bad resolution. when the core is starting or i go into kde desktop i can barely read the screen.
Issue 2: Related to Issue 1. But I can not get UI1 or UI2 working. I can't get the "nvidia" driver properly installed on the box. The most i can do is the "nv" driver with UI1, but it still has poor resolution. I've done some digging, and I can't properly install envy on the box.
I guess we should start with those first. I've done a lot of research and have tried multiple things, but to no avail. If anyone can help me, i'll wire them some money for a 6 pack of beer
I'm not above groveling!