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Installation issues / Status of LMCE 710?
« on: November 17, 2007, 12:54:26 am »
I'm anxiously awaiting the new release based on Gutsy. Any status updates?

Installation issues / Adding NTFS Hard Drive to LMCE
« on: November 13, 2007, 01:00:59 am »
I have a 400GB SATA drive with my music/movies on them. This was previously my Windows MCE drive, and I don't want to erase it. I added the drive and LMCE detected it. In the Audio/Video player, how do I get LMCE to look for the media on that drive?


Installation issues / After 2 Weeks...I still have problems :(
« on: November 07, 2007, 12:46:15 am »
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.
Hauppage PVR-550
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  ;D.

I'm not above groveling!

Thanks everyone.

Installation issues / No bootable device found?!
« on: October 26, 2007, 07:21:53 pm »
So, this may be a noob question, but I gotta ask anyways. Here's my scenario:

My Windows MCE drive just crashed, so I just bought Seagate 160GB HD, and I wanted to install linux mce and forget all about windows. I ripped out the old drive, plugged in the new one, put the DVD in and picked "Install Linux MCE". I picked the appropriate HD to install (since there is only one), and it went on its way and installed successfully. It told me to eject the CD and press enter to restart.

So when the comp restarts I get a message that says "No Boot Device Found. Please enter boot device and press any key to continue." If i put the linux MCE DVD back in, I can restart the comp and select the "Boot from hard disk" option and linux mce will come up. But I can't start it straight from the drive. So my question is, what am I doing wrong? I'd really appreciate some help here.

Thanks in advance!

Users / Recording HD and SD channels through FireWire
« on: October 23, 2007, 03:08:15 am »
I know that MythTV enables you to record unlocked hd and sd channels through the firewireport on a Set Top Box. Is the same true for LMCE??

Thanks in advance.

Feature requests & roadmap / Firewire STB recording in Myth?
« on: October 23, 2007, 02:20:03 am »
So I know that Myth TV can record SD and HD (unlocked) channels through the firewire and I was wondering if LMCE does this, or is going to do this in the future? If it does, consider me a convert.

Thanks in advance.

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