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Old 08-05-2006, 08:36 PM
rschellenberg rschellenberg is offline
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Linux version install errors

I have set up the linux client...
email thread to sage...

Unfortunately there are no returns after the key has been activated and you
will need to activate it to use it. We also don't switch them to Windows
versions. Your best bet is to try the trial on a Windows machine and see if
you like that.

There also isn't a trial for the Linux version.


George XXX

-----Original Message-----
From: Ryan []
Sent: Thursday, August 03, 2006 8:06 AM
Subject: linux oem order

I am interested in setting up a linux sage tv box.
I have a windows one running upstairs, adnit is great.
the linux is a p4, 1.7 with 512 megs of ram, and an 80 gig hdd...
I am concerned that the linux version won't be as compatible with the wife
as the windows version, adn I am having trouble locating the details for the
return policy...
If I am dis-satisfied with the linux version of the product can it be
returned? or switch it to the windows version?
----end email---
and decided that I'd give it a go.

so far, the install selected nvidia drivers, and my x windows session kept crapping out.

I changed it to vesa just to get me into x, and then I have to go in and change the mouse from /dev/mouse to /dev/input/mouse0
then, things started working nicely... except that I don't get any video.
I get a cryptic error -
there was a playback error in playback details sage.playbackexception

so I tried a reboot to see if that'd fix it, and now I am getting java exception errors and x won't start again...

I am eager to get this going... I have a licensed windows box upstairs, and figured that the 100 dollars would be worth it (again) to have it in linux, but this is turening out to be a big headache...
hardware for those interested...
512 megs ram
hauppage pvr 150
gentoo install
place shifter active...
no other hardware seems important... or maybe it is, and I havn't picked up on something...

any ideas?
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Old 08-05-2006, 08:39 PM
rschellenberg rschellenberg is offline
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Oh. Does anyone know if I just reinstall gentoo or re-run the sage scripts will the activation key still work?
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Old 08-06-2006, 08:41 AM
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You can reactivate your system without problems.

What is your video card? You need a video card that supports video overlay and the vesa driver won't provide that.

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Old 08-06-2006, 03:30 PM
rschellenberg rschellenberg is offline
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interesting... I'll make sure that I have the right driver loaded, or I'll throw in a pci video card to test...
thanks for the hint... updates twhen I get-em
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Old 08-06-2006, 09:16 PM
rschellenberg rschellenberg is offline
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Looks like that might do it...
I selected the i810 drivers, and without any more tweaking, I can see the video capture starting to blink through... It is no where near usable, but I am at least on the right track. I'll post the xorg.conf when I get it settled...
thanks for the hint.

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