Well, I got the driver installed (unichrome), and made it to the A/V wizard for the MD. However, I'm still experiencing difficulties. Apparently, when I restart the MD now, it freezes everytime at a Timer screen during bootup.
I noticed there were additional instructions in the wiki now relating to the via video drivers. I spent some time yesterday working on my office md. I ended up deleting the md from the web admin panel and booting the md. Once it stopped at the unable to start x error, I switched to another terminal, logged in as root, and ran all the apt-get's required.
After installing the unichrome driver, I then did a
and copied ~/xorg.conf.new to /etc/X11/xorg.conf, as up to this point, there was no xorg.conf file to edit.
Then I rebooted and I believe the A/V Wizard worked fine. Maybe those steps will work for you?
Using UI1, I can move around OK, but videos still studder and MythTV once again loads and then exits in about 30 seconds. I was able to shell into the box and the load averages were anywhere between 2-3 (or 65%) with Xine_Player sucking up most of the resources. When I did play video, it studdered and eventually would just lock the entire box requiring a hard reset.
So much for that experiment. I guess I'll have to stick with MythBuntu 7.10 for a while longer.
What worries me even more is the same problem with MythTV exists. I had tried a couple other spare computers as MD's a few weeks ago and everything worked fine except launching TV. It would attempt to load MythTV then exit in 30-45 seconds, but if you went to the KDE desktop and launched MythFrontEnd, everything works fine.
Keep in mind the MD is Net bootable only, doesn't have it's own HD, or CD-Rom etc. I'm also currently running 704 B3. I downloaded 710 today, but am weary of doing an upgrade on the core yet.
Same here. Plain MD, but I'm using 7.10RC2 AMD64 on the core. It did detect the md a i386. My issues with the MythTV problem happened on both a i386 md and another amd64 md so I can't say if using the AMD64 code is the problem.