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Feature requests & roadmap / Cursor Reset in UI
« on: January 04, 2008, 07:26:20 pm »
One problem that I noticed was that the cursor in LinuxMCE resets to the lower left corner as you navigate from screen to screen. Let me explain.

Say I am in the main menu for linuxmce and I tilt my remote towards the right a little bit and click on the floorplan menu. Now that I am in the floorplan menu, I decide that I want to go back to the main menu, so I tilt my remote far right so that I can click on the big X in the top right corner. Now, as soon as I click that X, the screen goes back to the main menu, and the cursor is in the bottom left corner. The problem here is that my remote is still tilted > 45 degrees to the right, and the cursor is at the bottom left..

Hence, I'd have to press the button in the middle of the remote that turns off the gyroscope temporarily, and then rotate my remote to a neutral position, and then let go of the button.

This leads to very clunky controls, and I think that in the next version, when returning to the main menu, the cursor should not be reset to the bottom left..

Does that make sense?

Users / DVD image quality during fast motion
« on: September 17, 2007, 11:06:53 pm »
While playing a DVD, I noticed that the image gets horizontal lines during fast motion scenes. It looks as though the top half of the image was shifted over to the side a few pixels, and this lasts for a fraction of a second, and it  keeps popping up whenever a scene involves fast motion. Any idea what might be causing this?

Is it possible that the graphics card is too slow? Would it be better if I picked up a faster graphics card? Thanks for your feedback.

My hardware specs are as follows:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+
Onboard graphics (Nvidia Geforce 6150)
2 GB DDR2 Corsair RAM

Also it may help to know that I am connecting my computer to a 47 inch LCD HDTV using HDMI/DVI connection.

Users / Gyration Remote vs FIIRE Remote
« on: September 17, 2007, 08:13:21 pm »
I picked up one of these gyration remotes the other day for 100 dollars.. i got a really good deal:

However, when I started using the remote with my LinuxMCE box, I realized that the functionality is VERY different from the FIIRE remote as I saw in the demo video. Some of the buttons such as the Pause buttons dont work. Also, in the demo theres a way to control the skip speed and such using gyration, and I was unable to do that with the gyration remote. When I looked at the FIIRE remote, the remote is EXACTLY the same. Some of hte buttons are labeled differently, which leads me to believe that FIIRE has loaded their own firmware into the remote to allow for the different functionality. I was wondering if anyone has gotten their gyration remote to work just like the FIIRE remote.

I hope that made sense.

Installation issues / [SOLVED] UI loads and crashes repeatedly
« on: September 14, 2007, 06:50:45 pm »
I've installed linux MCE using the CDs multiple times.. atleast 15 times, on three different configurations of hardware.

One problem i keep running into is that that once ive gone through the setup wizard and everything, the menu system loads with a black background. However, when i mouse over any of the menus, like system or media or security, the menu doesnt pop up. A few minutes later the background becomes grey, and the menus shift so that part of it is cut off. Then a progress bar shows up on screen and says its waiting for mythtv/xine etc to start up. Then the progress bar goes to the end and the process repeats itself. Sometimes i get a black screen that says "some devices did not start up correctly. You can use it, but functionality is limited"..
This is on the Asus M2NPV-VM Motherboard.

any ideas???
im pulling my hair out with all of these problems

Installation issues / SPDIF / Analog Audio
« on: September 13, 2007, 06:45:45 pm »
I have connected my computer to my amplifier through the SPDIF Optical out port on my motherboard. In the AVWizard, I select the SPDIF Optical option for audio and I get no sound. When I select Analog, the sound comes clearly, but then obviously I cannot play DTS or Dolby sound, it only outputs as PCM.

Why is the SPDIF connection only outputting analog audio???

Installation issues / AVWizard not displaying correctly
« on: September 13, 2007, 05:41:35 am »
I installed Kubuntu using the CD and then installed the latest Nvidia drivers using Envy. Then I installed LinuxMCE. After rebooting, I was unable to view the AVWizard, so i went into the shell and replaced the xorg.conf with the xorg.conf.backup. Then the AVWizard was launched.

Problem is, when i am in the AVWizard, the display isnt working problem. I selected DVI/HDMI (im running this on my 47 inch HDTV). Then I selected 720p. After that I selected 60herz, and my display looked extremely garbled and there were lines running along it. I went back and i tried 50 herz, but i could only see the top left corner of the AVWizard!!!! Literally I could only see 20% or less of the total screen.

How would i go around solving this? Is it a problem of the Xorg.conf that i replaced? What could be the problem?

Installation issues / [Solved]LinuxMCE load fails (Dcerouter login:)
« on: September 12, 2007, 11:54:47 pm »
Alright... I've hit yet another dead end.

I restarted my computer after LinuxMCE finished installing, and as soon as the Kubuntu bar becomes totally blue, and it finishes loading, i get an error message ending in

dcerouter login: *Reloading... etc etc

Also, the screen keeps flashing back and forth between the dcerouter login, and another screen that says helper script failed.

Any ideas whats going on??? I had installed Kubuntu first, then installed the newest nvidia drivers as per:

Then I installed LinuxMCE.

I also tried holding shift during the Kubuntu loading screen, after the beep. This doesnt help at all and it doesnt load the AV wizard.

Im running the Abit AN-M2HD, with the 7050 graphics chipset.

Installation issues / CD Drive wont spin up
« on: September 12, 2007, 10:33:51 pm »
I was installing LinuxMCE just now and it asked me to insert the first disk, after i inserted it, the drive spun up and cached the files, then it asked me to insert disk two. I did the same and the device spun up again, copied the files, and within 5 minutes it was asking me for the kubuntu disk. After I inserted the kubuntu disk, the drive never spun up... the dvd drive is reading the cd, because the light flashes every so often, and the hard drive light also flashes, but the disk never spun up. Its been running for more than 20 minutes now, and i'm unsure as to what i should do.

Installation issues / Installation DVD Fails
« on: September 11, 2007, 05:57:23 am »
After selecting what hard drive that I want to install linuxmce, It displays messages saying... read checkpoints

After it gets to Read Checkpoint 300000, it gives an error saying unexpected EOF or something along those lines, and gives an input/output error..

Any idea whats causing this?

Im using the Abit AN-M2HD motherboard.. and im installing linuxmce on a 500 gb hard drive.

Ill try and get teh exact error and type it up here

Users / Remote Question
« on: September 06, 2007, 12:55:52 am »

I've finally decided to bite the bullet and build myself a LinuxMCE box.

As much as I loved the demo with the gyro fiire remote, $150 is WAYYY out of my budget.

I was wondering, what are some good cheap remotes that you guys use, and have great functionaity/ease of use.

I read around the forums, and a lot of the decisions come down to if you would like a Follow Me button. I'm only going to be using this in one room, so I dont need it.

Please recommend me some remotes. Right now im considering the 70 dollar gyration mouse, but 70 dollars is still a bit pricey, and i was wondering if there were cheaper alternatives. Also, i dont necessarily need gyration, but that would be a plus.

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