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PLEASE make the next gentoox support S-Video with any chip

Posted: Wed May 19, 2004 4:26 am
by jakin
PLEASE make the next gentoox support S-Video with any chip. I have v1.0.

and a 3D driver for the Gentoox and S-Video cable setup.

And tell the know it all's to go read and search more. either they do not

know what s-video is or they enjoy the power of screwing people.

On several of my posts I stated I was using S-VIDEO and they know it.

and I still was treated rudely.

Magic is the closest thing to really bringing linux head to head with

Windows. It Is truely magic. We only have to learn our way around

the few commands and not learn everything at first. Magic makes it

possible to get up and running so we can learn as we go.

Shallax you changed the world! I think you got the boot because they

were jealous of your talent.

Posted: Wed May 19, 2004 9:19 pm
by Trogdor
*sigh* . . . where do I start?

Here's what you can do to make a difference:

1. Convince M$ to GPL the Xbox GeForce 3 drivers.
2. Email them to ShALLaX.
3. Paypal ShALLaX 3000 GBP, so he doesn't need a job this summer, and can work on the drivers.

Sucking up to ShALLaX isn't a good substitute for the three steps listed above.

BTW, you might try using S-Video to Composite RCA adaptors. I don't know if they work, but you should give it a try.

Edit: you accuse me (and others?) of being mean to you when you ask questions, but I am only as mean as you are unwilling to search.

Posted: Fri May 21, 2004 4:33 pm
by jakin
go fudge yourself

Posted: Fri May 21, 2004 10:05 pm
by msnyder
Somebody, ban him...


Posted: Fri May 21, 2004 11:00 pm
by Trogdor
jakin wrote:go fudge yourself
What a mature answer. You came to the Gentoox community for help, and I was being sincere. I am trying to say that it's not like ShALLaX hasn't noticed 3d and S-Video support missing; if you'd have searched, you'd have seen the multiple requests that are already in place.

Posted: Fri May 21, 2004 11:50 pm
by jakin

Then give me the respect due me and all the other's that are getting

unacceptable answers. I ask & ask & ask & searched and printed and read

AND NO ONE told me S-Video

was not supported until I had reinstalled Gentoox 3 times and the 4th

time I did not run magic after someone saw the s-video I posted in the

bug section....then i was informed.............. I wasted a week.

YOU are not reading the questions! or you would have seen the S-Video

mentioned in the posts.

I'am not going to switch cables. As I stated before ...This forum needs

Pinned articles like xbox-scene.

AND I still do not understand why linux or just linux on the xbox does not

have 3d or S-video support.

When you ask someone what is the time...They do not expect to be told

how to build a clock.

And that is what is going on here all the time. Go to the bug section and

read a nice simple answer. Then give alot of thought before you insult

someone again...or ask yourself "would I like this answer"? Is this the

BEST I can give to help someone?

Posted: Sat May 22, 2004 12:23 am
by winterborne
Is there something you can do about that double-spacing? It's really bugging me; thanks.

More importantly: The reason there are no 3D drivers for Linux on the Xbox.
I'm not sure if you know how a computer works, but here's a rough outline:
Software interacts with hardware through things called drivers. Drivers are code that work specifically with the chips on the hardware (eg, videocard). The people that make the hardware have to tell you what commands the hardware uses so that you can code a driver for it. Unfortunately, not everyone believes in Open Source Software: the people that make the Xbox's videocard won't tell Shallax, or anybody else working on Linux for the Xbox how to even make the drivers. No drivers -- no 3d.
On top of not having the information, it would take a good deal of work. That was Trogdor's point.

*please correct me if I'm missing an important detail*

Posted: Sat May 22, 2004 1:37 am
by Trogdor
Jakin: Linux is not Windows. Reinstalling will not solve a problem, unless you screwed something up (I'm not accusing you). All settings can be fixed by changing configuration files and compiling new kernels. Easy!
BTW, this is a phpBB forum. With a little searching, I found that phpBB does have the "sticky" feature, exactly the same as Invision's "pinned."
The Linux community is very DIY-oriented. If you expect us to spoon-feed you, you will learn nothing. If you have an open mind, and are willing to try things yourself, you will learn and develop.

Thank you, winterborne. You have the patience of a saint.

Posted: Sat May 22, 2004 2:55 am
by _mikec_
there is no professional guys around here!

UK ppl get good support first and thats a fact. I bet if ppl asks how to change root password, TROGDOR will tell him to: SEARCH THE WEB U fudge AND STOP WASTING OUR TIME. and thats another fact. is not just because you guys are US parters at war that you think you deserve the right to stand up and me like them.(lol) back off a liltle will ya!

i did not have good experience with linux and xbox cause of you guys, am learning all fudge top.. linux is linux, so why i cant go ahead and install lets say red hat? the most used and supported linux distro.

stop your smart ass attitude with newbs, and do that with smart ppl, SEARCH, how about you give the answer of a question and i'll learn from there thank you! you're not my father!!

Posted: Sat May 22, 2004 3:13 am
by msnyder
Dude go ahead and put Red Hat on your Xbox, we don't care...go start your own forums and make your own rules.

Posted: Sat May 22, 2004 4:41 am
by Trogdor
_mikec_ wrote:there is no professional guys around here!
Well, you certainly proved your point!

Posted: Sat May 22, 2004 4:44 am
by Trogdor
_mikec_ wrote:you're not my father!!
And you're not Luke! Quit acting eliteist. You're a newbie. There is nothing wrong with that. We were all newbs once. I have a problem with your sence of entitlement, that you have to have everything put on a silver platter for you. I've got news for you: I'm not getting paid for this! I don't owe you anything! I'm helping the rational people out of my support for Linux. Paypal me ten bucks, and I'll put up with your abuse. Until then, act rationally.

EDIT: Contrary to your claim, I have nothing against individuals in the US (unless said individual is Bill Gates, George Bush, etc.). Quit whining.

Posted: Sat May 22, 2004 4:54 am
by Trogdor
_mikec_ wrote:linux is linux, so why i cant go ahead and install lets say red hat? the most used and supported linux distro.
1. RedHat will be slower, but there is no one holding you back from making an xbox "port" of RedHat! Until you are ready to DIY, stop complaining.

2. According to your theory, you should be using Xbox Windows, because Windows is more popular than Red Hat, right?

Posted: Sat May 22, 2004 6:35 am
by _mikec_
*Post deleted* This is a family orientated board. Your type isn't wanted here. [Edit by ShALLaX]

Posted: Sat May 22, 2004 1:04 pm
by msnyder
Okay, I'll stop if you go somewhere else... I think both of you have decided for everyone else that no one here will help you...