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Developers / Re: MythTV Plugin
« on: April 01, 2008, 08:36:31 am »
I was confused, I originally got into LInux because of it's versatility, I could configure it any way I please.  So why all of the sudden products that enforce optional settings?  (Not calling the save path optional, I understand it's concept, I just didn't like it being in the same path that UpdateMedia looks in.  Kept getting mytht's 10342342_342342.mpg files in my media list.  Moving the location of the files worked perfectly.

This is a LinuxMCE thing and it's extremely frustrating, I agree. There really aren't a whole lot of Linux programs that do this. LinuxMCE does this because it's based off of Pluto@Home, which is an appliance. LinuxMCE, however, is supposed to lean more towards customizable distribution, but it's still in its early stages. I think settings like this. in all third-party applications. should be set during install and maybe during a "restore to defaults" option, but otherwise left alone. This would satisfy both the appliance and customizable distribution aspects of LinuxMCE. From what I read, most people agree with me, it's just a matter of dev time.

Developers / Re: MythTV Plugin
« on: March 31, 2008, 08:10:32 am »
I know my .so works because MythTV runs perfectly find from the KDE Desktop, it just won't launch from lmce.

Actually, that .so is only used with LinuxMCE. If you load mythfrontend from the KDE Desktop you are completely bypassing that .so and using MythTV all by its lonesome.

One thing I noticed is that you are running b3 and if I remember correctly there were some MythTV changes from b3 to b4 (what the sources should be loosely based on). Of course there could have been other changes after the b4 release that would make that .so compatible... 'tis the nature of using bleeding edge sources... I'm sure it's doable, you just may have to recompile a few other things, like the player, for example.

Users / Re: Cannot use absolute scrolling with Gyration mouse
« on: March 28, 2008, 12:20:17 am »
I would have to agree, I didn't realize that F6 and F8 worked for you. With my problem they exhibited the same symptom.

Once I can get to replacing that one HD in my RAID I can test on my systems, but that's a bit of a chore and my real job has got me working overtime lately. I honestly haven't done this before... I usually use LVM for such things, but Ubuntu doesn't use that by default so this RAID was creating using LVM. I'm going to have to do some research on the Ubuntu way to replacing a bad HD in a RAID array. I'm sure it's not incredibly difficult, it's just something I have to research and very carefully do (I'm always extra careful when it comes to my data).

But I digress... does this happen on all MD's, or is it different based on the hardware it's running on? This really does seem like an OpenGL issue, when dealing with the cursor. I remember, back in the day, I had to deal with such bugs with things blinking as the cursor moves... although I was using MS crap... still the same concept though. Basically the cursor move updated the image before, after, and as the image was "flipping" into view. In other words two things where trying to draw in the same location at the same time.

Users / Re: Core Server keeps freezing
« on: March 23, 2008, 02:20:44 am »
I'm having severe problems with freezing, but it really doesn't have anything to do with LMCE... well except for one ushare bug... if you have a recursive symlink (/home/data pointing to /home, for example) ushare doesn't know how to handle it so it just fills the memory and effectively freezes the computer (this bug is filed in Mantis).

My main problems are diverse. I had some electrical problems, some MB problems, some video card problems. And now I'm having an HD problem (one of my HD's in my 4 disc RAID array is failing after being on for a period of time). That disc is serves my /home partition so if it fails the computer is lost (the linux savy should now know why I had a problem with ushare)... I must of done some seriously bad shit in a past life...

The point I'm trying to get at is random freezing can mean anything... and I mean ANYTHING! You should look at /var/log/messages and maybe keep an ssh session open (on another computer) running top. That would allow you to see if there is any process that decides to go 100% and lock up the computer just before it freezes.

If you have multiple HD's then cooling is a problem. This isn't mentioned much as most people don't have many HD's in their computer. BUT, if you have something like 4-5 HD's in your computer it is raising the temperature of your entire system! it is very important to at least have a powerful fan cooling them and at best have them water cooled. It may not be your HD that fails, but the extra heat could cause your MB or CPU to fail!

Users / Re: Cannot use absolute scrolling with Gyration mouse
« on: March 23, 2008, 01:03:25 am »
Actually the Nvidia drivers will always display that message if you attempt to enable compositing. The error messages, if any, would be below it.

Other possibilities are enabling options that your video card doesn't support. What is your video card and what options are enabled in the video card device section of xorg.conf? Also, in the previous log mentioned, what does it say about AGP (is it using apgart or the internal nvapg)? Sometimes switching those improves things greatly. What kind of FPS do you get in glxgears? That may not be an official benchmark, but it usually gives you a clue as to if something is wrong with OpenGL.

In my experience, the older your Nvidia video card the more problems you will find with the updated drivers. If you have at least a 7x series you really shouldn't have any issues with video on 0710. The 6x series is supposed to be supported... but I've had tons of issues with them in the past using updated drivers. If you have an 8x series... you shouldn't have any problem at all... they just work and damn well... In short Nvidia wants you to buy the new hardware so they support the old stuff less and less.

Users / Re: Cannot use absolute scrolling with Gyration mouse
« on: March 22, 2008, 02:44:52 am »
I honestly don't remember. It was a long time ago. I'm pretty sure I commented on it somewhere in the forums, but like I said, it was a long time ago.

That said, I'm pretty sure UI2 won't even load if DRI is disabled, so it most likely was.

I just installed b4 about two weeks ago, but I haven't got the damn thing stable yet... so I haven't really done any playing of media to say whether or not I get that issue with a vanilla b4 install or not.

Question, is compositing working? You should see a line such as below in /var/log/Xorg.0.log
Code: (Xorg.0.log) [Select]
NVIDIA(0): Enabling 32-bit ARGB GLX visuals

I'm sorry, but my God. I don't install any OS without checking what it removes; it's just a given. Think about it; it's an operating system, the very core of what runs the entire computer. Even Windows does this if you're not careful. You just need to check the documentation... If you install an OS on something and just assume your previous data is going to just be there when it's finished...

Yes, you are right. I wouldn't recommend this for general users yet as installation of hardware can be a pain and the UI needs some work, but certainly not for this reason!

You're definitely right about Linux and Java, Flash, and CoDecs. It's very annoying and usually has things to do with licenses and certain companies who own the applications just not caring. That said, I too love Linux and use it as my primary desktop... when I'm not working...

Many things in Windows/Linux/Mac/Solaris/etc. can't easily be undone. It's just the nature of the beast we call a computer.

1) The AVWizard isn't for adding capture cards, it's for changing the video resolution and audio settings. You can deal with the capture card from the obiter. Check the countless forum posts and wiki entries on the subject. The PVR-150 is supported.

2) Yes, you can, but wouldn't recommend it. There are forum posts that explain how.

Users / Re: Cannot use absolute scrolling with Gyration mouse
« on: February 08, 2008, 08:24:02 am »
I was messing around with several different versions of nVidia drivers using different settings. Basically what was happening was direct rendering wasn't fully working so the GL menu that popped up blinked constantly.

Users / Re: Cannot use absolute scrolling with Gyration mouse
« on: February 08, 2008, 06:36:15 am »
That's very odd... I actually got it working out of the box when running 0704. I do remember having a problem with it once, but it was related to the video drivers...

Users / Re: Hang/Freeze during Idle (M2N-SLI Deluxe MOBO)
« on: February 08, 2008, 06:25:31 am »
I would say your definitely on the right track and that would be the first thing I would check. I've even had that particular issue once or twice.

That being said, random hanging is hard to diagnose. Right now I just discovered that my core is randomly freezing at relatively idle periods because of an electrical problem that I thought I fixed. You have to be careful when you plug in a phone, tv, sip adapter, core system with 5 HD's and an AMD 2.4Ghz dual core processor, Cable modem, Comcast DVR, and regular digital cable box in one outlet... Really, it should be able to handle it as it's not drawing more power than the circuit breaker can handle, but I'm getting some serious feedback or something as it's shorting out the cable modem when the core is on for extended periods of time and the core can freeze after anywhere between 2 - 12 hours. I'm going to have to verify proper grounding and such, again...

My point is there are many possible causes of such things...

Users / Re: Asus EeePC - almost network boots
« on: February 08, 2008, 06:15:12 am »

Users / Re: LinuxMCE ignores xorg.conf?
« on: February 08, 2008, 06:07:52 am »
That's not true. The NVidia driver definitely does use modelines. I have to use a specific one to work with my TV. It will, however, automatically ignore any modelines that the video card doesn't support. It could also ignore the modeline if the connected display isn't actually connected and turned on as it verifies that the display will actually accept the modeline. Check the log and see what it's doing. It always says if it ignores a modeline that's entered in xorg.conf.

One thing I should note that can be really confusing. If you have an xorg.conf file in /root that will be used instead of /etc/X11. I once made a backup of the xorg.conf to /root and I couldn't figure out why none of my changes to /etc/X11/xorg.conf were being used...

Users / Re: Media over network share unavailable ... please help!
« on: February 08, 2008, 05:20:54 am »
colinjones, have you tried using a fake username and password. Even though Windows XP has the share anonymous smbfs still requests a password to mount. I never matters what you use for a password, but it will always ask for one. CIFS may have the same quirk.

Of course, that should be handled by the script, but I don't have it handy to say if it actually does.

Developers / Re: UI3 Discussion
« on: February 08, 2008, 04:41:48 am »
I never heard of Clutter before now, but it does at the very least look like a step in the right direction.

Still I would like to the the meeting minutes so I know the direction that we are heading...

From what I understand the options are to use and build upon GNash, use and build upon another OSS project (Clutter would be in this category), or just start from scratch. From my understanding GNash is a no go and this would likely have to be started from scratch to deal with licensing.

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