Looks great, cant wait.
Looks great, cant wait.
I'm downloading this now, going to give it a shot in VM and on hardware...
Okay, I've had a chance to boot this up, install it on a VM and check it out. Props to kev000, thanks for even attempting something like this.
Observations: (please note I'm not trying to nitpick! I'm willing to help, these are just my first impressions)
it's running XFce, right? I'd love to be able to find the XFCe settings panel, for the few things I can change there... networking, etc. Or is it using the main menu as the desktop?
No screen resolution dialog? I guess I could bust out vim and modify xorg.conf but that's a PITA... doesn't XFCe have a utility for that? If it's there, I didn't see it... maybe including a util from Gnome that would allow you to change resolutions would help. I'll have to see if there's something like that which would work.
When I ran nGhost, it only showed up in the upper left portion of the screen (i.e. didn't change screen resolution to match). I don't know if this is a result of using it in the VM (I'm running VirtualBox in Ubuntu) but I'll play with it some more.
A lot of the menu items had titles that were too long to read... and no mouseover text, so I had to guess what they did.
Overall, I didn't have time to really thrash test it, but it installed and updated without problems. nGhost seemed to work correctly. I'm going to give it another thrashing tonight, to see if I can figure out a little better how to use it. I'm pretty impressed with nGhost, I will definitely have to play with it (and Myth) to see which is best for my uses... but what I've seen so far looks really good. Since nGhost doesn't need a huge backend database with listings, transcoders, etc. it has lots of potential for carPCs... looking forward to testing it some more.
If you've downloaded Beta2-1, then no, it is not using xfce (alpha4 did (LinuxICE-Feisty)).
As for the screen resolution changer: I know gnome has one, possibly xfce too. I'll see if we can include the xfce one in a beta3/rc1 whenever I actually get it to build again...
nghost2 will be better than nghost1 (that comes default). ng2 automatically scales to the right size. You can download it if you include the linuxice unstable repo in your /etc/apt/sources.list (see http://nghost-project.com/nghost/downloads/index.php).
Thanks for the feedback. I'm looking forward to hear what you think of nghost2.
Okay, I'm adding it my my repo list (in LinuxICE and in Ubuntu) and will give it a shot.
Update: I didn't have much luck. Installing 1.0.1 worked, but it would die whenever it tried to launch mplayer (which worked fine on it's own).
So I added the unstable repo, removed nghost and installed and ran nghost-unstable, and it immediately crashed with an error about a missing library (libthread-gcc-something-or-other).
So I removed it and reinstalled the old nghost, and it worked, using the newer skin... but mplayer still didn't work.
I tried this process on Ubuntu and LinuxICE in VM's.
i updated the nghost-unstable package last night. It shouldn't require libboost-thread anymore.
Awesome! I've finally got some time behind the keyboard, I'm giving it a try now.
Okay, I've got mostly success! First off, thanks to Kev000 and whoever else has worked on this.
I got the latest source from SVN, spent a few minutes fetching all the dev packages, and I finally got it compiled and running (after copying all the .so files to /lib)
But mplayer won't run from nghost, it just dies. Mplayer works fine if I just run it, plays music fine, but won't work when it's called from nghost.
I'll troubleshoot it some more tomorrow when I have time... but at least I got it compiled and running!
Quick question: What kind of feedback do you need to see what's going on, Kev? Should I run nghost in debug mode and paste the output here?