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Author Topic: Just a feel-good post.  (Read 1649 times)

nightflier

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Just a feel-good post.
« on: October 01, 2010, 07:51:18 am »

I just had some positive experiences with a digital LCD TV from LG. It was plug and play with my VL6 desktop, the nVidia control panel detected and configured it right away. There is a slider to correct for overscan when using HDMI, but I found that using an analog VGA cable yielded a much better result. Next, a cable from the on-board audio output to the receiver enabled digital sound without any further fiddling.

It was also nice to find the Open Source Notice section in the manual, where it listed Linux 2.6, busybox and several other packages used. Instructions on how to obtain the source code was included as well.

Times are changing, and some times it's for the better.   :)
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Re: Just a feel-good post.
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2010, 09:55:45 am »

Sounds like times are changing indeed.

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Re: Just a feel-good post.
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2010, 01:14:14 pm »

great ! awesome news :-)
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Re: Just a feel-good post.
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2010, 04:40:49 pm »

I've been seeing a bit more of this. The new Lexmark pro series lists Linux as one of the supported OS's on it's packaging.  Have not tried one though.  Also NVidia's new product packaging also lists Linux as a supported OS.
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Re: Just a feel-good post.
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2010, 04:16:48 am »

I've been seeing a bit more of this. The new Lexmark pro series lists Linux as one of the supported OS's on it's packaging.  Have not tried one though.  Also NVidia's new product packaging also lists Linux as a supported OS.

Well...with the economy in shambles these companies have to start thinking.........there are MILLIONS of us Linux folks.
hplip was a shining example set by HP.
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Re: Just a feel-good post.
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2010, 10:56:06 am »

Like most of my projects, there is constant re-evaluation along the way.

Plan "a" was to build a home theater computer. Not knowing what to expect, I held off on ordering parts until I had tested it. After verifying compatibility using my desktop machine, I left it hooked up and started experimenting. Initially, the intent was to use a pre-packaged distro with MythTV or XBMC. However, I found that things just worked better with VL. The video is smoother and the audio is how I want it. Other offerings showed stutter and no DTS or Dolby Digital output. After some tweaking of the desktop, using bigger icons/text/cursor, increasing zoom in Opera and so forth, it works well with a standard interface.

Looks like plan "b" is to build a new desktop instead.
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