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Users / Re: Asus eee video problem.
« on: December 05, 2008, 08:34:22 pm »

You will also need to add a rule in xorg.conf that disable internal lvds.


Where can I find that rule and where in xorg.conf do I put it?

Sorry, I'm way out of my linux depth here.

Users / Re: Asus eee video problem.
« on: December 05, 2008, 07:38:59 pm »
OK, that post says that the intel drivers are up to date in 0710.  I'm not sure I'm understanding all of it, but when I look at the xorg.conf file for my MD it says "vesa" for the driver, should that be something else for the intel 9xxx driver?

Users / Re: Asus eee video problem.
« on: December 05, 2008, 06:51:39 pm »
Yes, two tv's a Sony 40" LCD and a Sharp Aquos 42" LCD, both same results.

Users / Asus eee video problem.
« on: December 05, 2008, 05:09:59 pm »
Setting up Asus eee box and the AV Wizard comes up fine but when i choose 480p or 720p the screen is out of sync (like if you chose the wrong refresh rate on a computer monitor).  If I choose 1080p it comes up in 640x480 and I can only see the top left corner of the next screen (image is too big for the screen).  Only choosing 640x480 produces a useable picture, but obviously not the resolution I want to run.

I've tried different cables, two different TV's, deleting the MD and creating a new one, all with the same results.

Anybody got any ideas on this?

Users / Re: COMING SOON: MAME Media Type
« on: December 04, 2008, 04:40:13 pm »
I love this.  Build a state of the art home automation system, distribute media, control lighting, hvac, alarm, surviellance and telcom.  Oh, and I want to play Galaga too.  LOL

This has to say something about our level of geekness, but I'm not sure what it is.


Users / Synchronize media playing in multiple rooms?
« on: December 04, 2008, 04:32:39 pm »
When I use the floorplan to play music simultaneously in multiple rooms they are not synchronized.  Is there a way to sync them?

Any updated news on this and is it going to be something that can be implemented on 0710 or only made available on 0810?

Users / Re: Converting Video output to component signal
« on: December 03, 2008, 09:13:03 pm »
I am currently using a DVI>HDMI cable and it works great.  I wouldn't have any reason to suspect VGA>Component would be any different.

LMCE doesn't detect cable types, only output/input types.  When you choose VGA/DVI for the output on your MD, you are then going to choose the resolution (1280x1024, 720p, etc.).  That is the signal/resolution pumped out that port.  As long as the TV input (HDMI, Component, whatever) can handle that resolution it will have no problem displaying it.  Your MD has no idea what type of connection is at the other end of the cable and it doesn't care.

Users / Re: More TV Tuner Questions
« on: December 03, 2008, 07:01:05 pm »
It's not HD tuner support that's the real issue, HD Homerun supposedly works great.  It's the cable companies desire to force you to use their STB by encrypting so much crap that causes the problem.  Most of my channels, including almost all the ones I record shows on, are encrypted leaving me with no choice but to capture from the STB. 

My setup is almost identical to yours, the only difference is my STB is connected to the TV via component 'cause the STB doesn't have HDMI output.

Perhaps "tuner" isn't what I mean.  Given the arguable necessity of an STB (I'm not giving up On-Demand), what is really needed is a capture card that has an HD input.  As I see it, that's the real issue.  I don't use my PVR150 as a "tuner" at all, if it had an HDMI or Component input instead of SVideo I'd be set.

Users / Re: Internet radio idea.
« on: December 03, 2008, 06:06:32 pm »
OMG!!  With all the other stuff this system can do, I didn't even think about internet radio!!

I can't wait to get home and try this out.  I'm loving this system more every day.

I'm blaming all you guys when my wife bitches me out about spending so much time on this, hope you don't mind.  hehe

Users / Re: More TV Tuner Questions
« on: December 03, 2008, 04:47:42 pm »
Currently I'm using a PVR 150 capture card (not HD).  I have HDMI from my HD cable box directly into HDMI2 on my TV, SVideo from my cable box to the SVideo input on the PVR150 in my MD.  My MD is plugged into HDMI1 on my TV.

So, essentially, when I want to watch a movie/show in HD I switch inputs on my TV and watch the cable box live.  I'm using the SVideo connection to record TV shows that aren't available On Demand, i.e. Heroes and the like.

Obviously, I'm also using the MD to play media stored on the Core.

I realize this isn't a full LMCE solution as I'm still switching to my cable box, but it's a solution that gives me the best of both worlds (HDTV and LMCE function) with minor inconvenience.  I'm sure more HD tuner support will be forthcoming so I'm happy with my setup for now.

Users / Re: Media Directors for $200 or LESS! Please post
« on: December 02, 2008, 08:15:10 pm »
I'm not sure if this is possible, but I'd like to come to the defense of everybody.

First, I'm a life long Windows guy, I'd go so far as to say I'm an expert as I've been in the business of networking/building/repairing computers since before there was a Windows (Netware 2 FTW!!).  Until recently with LMCE I've had virtually no experience with Linux of any kind.  Not that I ever had a problem with it, it just isn't used in my career market.

So, with that in mind I can explain how us Windows people think and why I think there was a misunderstanding in this thread.  Windows people are commercial-centric.  We pay for everything.  You want to add another user?  That'll be $100, oh, they need email too? Another $50, and so on.  So, as an effect of that, we are typically demanding.  The reasoning being "I'm paying you an ass load of money, you better have a patch yesterday and you better support anything I can buy."  And usually they do because they want our money.  So, having been accustomed to that sort of workings for so long, most Windows people don't really think anything of asking things like: "Why doesn't it already have drivers?  What do you mean this hardware isn't supported?  When is a patch coming out?"  None of that is meant to be insulting or desparaging, we just think like that because it's how we've been conditioned.

Now, having just started to delve into LMCE I've had a huge culture shock.  Um, It's free? Really? You're shitting me.  Wait, AND I can go online and chat live with the actual developers?!?  Get the fuck out a here!   This is too good to be true!  Well, it is if you don't let go of your conditioning.  LMCE is free because people like me and you donate their time and money to develop it.  In most cases for no reward other that the project itself.  This is a radically foreign concept to us Windows people.

However, the beauty of the project is also it's bane.  Free means limited resources and those are being provided by a very small percentage of the community busting their asses harder than the rest of us can comprehend.  And you have to bear in mind that I'm sure they get many people everyday that are "Hey, I just saw this video of LMCE and downloaded it.  Make all my shit work for me and I'll check in with you later."  (Because that's how Windows people are conditioned)  From the perspective of the people working so hard on this project that comes off sounding extremely selfish, condescending and greedy.  Imagine you spend all week remodeling your kitchen and your Wife gets home, takes one look at it and the first thing she says is: "Couldn't you make the counter longer?  My cutting board won't fit on that."  You'd be like, "Fuck you bitch, next time do it yourself."  Now imagine the people that have been working on this project for years.  It's understandable that they'd have a strong reaction to a similar statement.

So, the misunderstanding part is two-fold:

Us Windows guys have to really think about what's going on here, it's a truly amazing thing involving collaboration and support from guys just like us and our "commercial" model doesn't apply.  Support is whatever people have time to provide and WE can be those people.  You don't have to be a Linux programmer to provide support to others, it can be as small as connecting a previously untested piece of hardware and reporting your experience.  The important thing to remember is that it's thankless and NOT what you're accustomed to from a software development perspective.  We have to keep in mind whenever posting that these people are GIVING their time, be thankful for whatever help we can get and be willing to do our own research if help isn't available.  (Don't be afaid to learn Linux, it's actually pretty cool if you can retrain yourself)  LMCE is an awesome home automation solution and as a consequence it is complex.  Don't think for an instant that you're just going to plug in your stuff and *poof* everything works.  It's like having a super hot girlfriend that's a complete bitch, there's a lot of work involved but the payoff is worth it.

Linux guys, give us Windows people a little margin for error, we don't mean anything malicious.  We're just new and have to overcome years of conditioning.  For some of us that's easier than others but it does take adjustment and I think most of us are trying.  I do realize that you have to deal with a lot of us, but remember, we're here BECAUSE the system is great.  Most of us want to help but don't truly understand what's going on and just need a little time and patience.  Try to bear that in mind when we say something inappropriate.

Users / Re: Asus Eee Box?
« on: November 24, 2008, 11:12:59 pm »
The problem is, I have no idea what file.

Users / Re: Asus Eee Box?
« on: November 24, 2008, 08:17:53 pm »
We're using is as an MD very successfully (you need to update the boot image to include the NIC driver... see it works great for UI1 & Ui2 + Overlay. As long as you dont want a integral optical drive or any TV cards it would be possible to use the Eee Box as a Core too.

All the best


I'm attempting to follow the instructions on the R8168 drivers Wiki page above but when I get to the patch<r8168.diff part it tells me: 

can't find file to patch at input line 3
Perhaps you should have used the -p or --strip option?
The text leading up to this was:
|--- drivers/net/r8169.c.orig   2008-09-05 17:07:29.000000000 +0300
|+++ drivers/net/r8169.c        2008-09-04 23:49:51.000000000 +0300
File to patch:                     

I have no idea what file to tell it to patch.  Any help would be appreciated.



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