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Title: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: aico on February 03, 2010, 07:46:45 am
Hi,

has someone tested this NetBox for use as MediaDirector?

Foxconn NetBox-nT330i

Tecnical Data:
Intel Atom 330 Prozessor 2x 1,6 GHz
NVIDIA 9400GT onBoard
Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11 b/g
6x USB 2.0
1x Gigabit-LAN
1x HDMI
1x DVI
Cardreader SD / SDHC / MS / MS Pro / MMC

It looks very interesting for use as a MediaDirector...

Sorry about my poor english!

Thank you!
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Techstyle on February 04, 2010, 07:28:19 pm
I was asking the same question on the IRC chennel but nobody had seen to.  It is for sale at Newegg for $199.  Like you said, would make a great MD.

The issue I see is that the NIC is an Atheros ar8131m which reportedly is not recognized in Ubuntu 0810, which means LMCE would probably have issues with it
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: totallymaxed on February 05, 2010, 11:20:20 am
Hi,

has someone tested this NetBox for use as MediaDirector?

Foxconn NetBox-nT330i

Tecnical Data:
Intel Atom 330 Prozessor 2x 1,6 GHz
NVIDIA 9400GT onBoard
Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11 b/g
6x USB 2.0
1x Gigabit-LAN
1x HDMI
1x DVI
Cardreader SD / SDHC / MS / MS Pro / MMC

It looks very interesting for use as a MediaDirector...

Sorry about my poor english!

Thank you!

This looks to be a good Atom/ion machine...there are tons of these now of course. As Techstyle points out the only potential problem is the Atheros NIC...but there seem to be people in XBMC world that have got this box running under the current XBMC Live Disc so it looks like this problem ix fixable. However this is all guess work on my part as we have not tested the T330i so tread carefully on this unit ;-)

All the best


Andrew
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Beeker on May 02, 2010, 02:58:20 am
Hi,

has someone tested this NetBox for use as MediaDirector?

Foxconn NetBox-nT330i

Tecnical Data:
Intel Atom 330 Prozessor 2x 1,6 GHz
NVIDIA 9400GT onBoard
Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11 b/g
6x USB 2.0
1x Gigabit-LAN
1x HDMI
1x DVI
Cardreader SD / SDHC / MS / MS Pro / MMC

It looks very interesting for use as a MediaDirector...

Sorry about my poor english!

Thank you!

This looks to be a good Atom/ion machine...there are tons of these now of course. As Techstyle points out the only potential problem is the Atheros NIC...but there seem to be people in XBMC world that have got this box running under the current XBMC Live Disc so it looks like this problem ix fixable. However this is all guess work on my part as we have not tested the T330i so tread carefully on this unit ;-)

All the best


Andrew

Andrew,
I just brought one and funnily enough the nic is not recognised I have tried following the steps in the wiki's of unrecognised nic's but no luck any suggestions

Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: aico on June 25, 2010, 07:19:31 am
Hi,

did anyone get the Foxconn NetBox-nT330i networkcard work with LinuxMCE?

regards!
Johannes
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Beeker on June 27, 2010, 12:45:59 am
Hi Johannes,
I haven't had time to try Andrew's suggestions and there are other suggestions in the forum to try as well but it requires a deeper understanding then my basic cmd line knowledge so I am waiting to see if someone has some added instructions. I hope to get this up and running when I get back in a weeks time over the school holidays as I have a brand new unit sitting in the cupboard collecting dust. Does anybody have any suggestions on using a iPhone as an orbiter?

Beeker
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: mishanya on October 25, 2010, 02:12:57 pm
Hi,
I have one such as the MD runs for 2 months.

LAN controller Attansic requires module atl1c. Without it I have kernel panic during an attepmt to PXE boot. Way to get nettop work described in wiki page http://wiki.linuxрmce.org/index.php/Unrecognized_NIC (http://wiki.linuxрmce.org/index.php/Unrecognized_NIC), section Modify the media director initial ramdisk.

Here's a quick tutorial:

1. First, download atl1c module source files from here - http://lnx.sensibile.it/files/foxconn/AR81Family-linux-v1.0.1.4.tar.gz (http://lnx.sensibile.it/files/foxconn/AR81Family-linux-v1.0.1.4.tar.gz);
2. Modify .src/makefile changing "DRIVER_NAME = atl1e" to "DRIVER_NAME = atl1c";
3. Compile module, this will give you file atl1c.ko;
4. Create directory atl1c in /usr/pluto/diskless/<MD#>/lib/modules/2.6.xx-xx-generic/kernel/drivers/net/ and copy file atl1c.ko into it.
5. Add line atl1c into files /usr/pluto/diskless/<MD#>/etc/modules and /usr/pluto/diskless/<MD#>/etc/initramfs-tools/modules;
6. Recreate initial ram disk of MD
Code: [Select]
cd /usr/pluto/diskless/
chroot <mediadirector-id>
depmod
cd /boot
mkinitramfs -o initrd.img-`uname -r` `uname -r`
exit
,

and after these steps MD PXE boot should be successfull. I advice to remove quiet splash boot options ( set Extra Parameters Override to 1 for MD in Webadmin/Devices/Media Directors) to make sure it is.
During the boot will take several minutes (and two reboots) to download and install nvidia drivers.

If you connect your MD to monitor or TV with HDMI, you won't see AVWizard after boot. Way to see AVWizard initial screen in this topic http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=9884.0 (http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=9884.0). NetBox nT330i have no VGA output, so AVWizard should be in DVI.

Also, I had to edit xorg.conf to make friends nettop with my 40" FullHD SONY LCD, because after nvidia drivers installation and second reboot i see message that drivers are already installed on HDMI output and black screen instead of AVWizard on DVI output.
I added section monitor with following
Code: [Select]
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
Option   "DPI" "96 x 96"
        Modeline        "1920x1080" 148.5 1920 1960 2016 2200 1080 1082 1088 11$
        HorizSync       20-500
        VertRefresh     59-61
EndSection

Line Option   "DPI" "96 x 96" added fоr corrent KDE desktop mapping, desktop icons and titles become unreadable without it.

Works close to great with UI2 Overlay, VDR, FullHD video. I have problems with MD freezing while playing video files and wathing TV.

Hope it helps someone.



Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: crisis90 on October 28, 2010, 11:24:14 pm
better just upload the newest driver AR81Family-linux-v1.0.1.4.tar to the core

sudo tar xvf AR81Family-linux-v1.0.1.4.tar

sudo make install

sudo nano /etc/initramfs-tools-interactor/modules

add line atl1c

sudo /usr/pluto/bin/Diskless_BuildDefaultImage.sh

sudo mkinitramfs -d /etc/initramfs-tools-interactor/ -o /tftpboot/default/initrd

reboot md

done
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Beeker on November 01, 2010, 03:08:48 am
Sorry for the stupid question but how do we download the driver from the cmd line into the core.............I can follow the rest of your instructions. Thanks for the tip and I look forward to making the Foxconn work as it has been on the desk for some months collecting dust

Cheers
Beeker
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Kezza on November 01, 2010, 10:00:36 am
This should do the trick:

sudo wget http://lnx.sensibile.it/files/foxconn/AR81Family-linux-v1.0.1.4.tar.gz

Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Beeker on November 01, 2010, 11:37:02 am
Hey Kezza,
Thanks.............got it to download
Do you still need to do all the instructions as per the previous posts

Cheers
Beeker
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: locutus on November 01, 2010, 01:18:31 pm
yes, wget just downloads the file

the other commands unzip and install the file
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Beeker on November 02, 2010, 09:29:38 am
Thanks all though when I tried to unzip but it says it can't find the file or directory.....I'm guessing it in a directory that I need to change too, any help appreciated

Cheers
Beeker
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: joerod on November 02, 2010, 02:55:59 pm
so, this board works? Sounds like an awesome relatively inexpensive media director... 

Any other experiences with the equipment?
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: crisis90 on November 03, 2010, 12:31:38 am
if you face any problems on install..

dont untar the file in the home dir!

cd /
mkdir AR81Family
chmod 777 AR81Family

(upload newest tar to dir)

tar zxvf xxx.tar.gz

sudo su
make install
modprobe atl1c
exit
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Beeker on November 03, 2010, 08:57:45 am
Hi Crisis90
Just about there everything works up to make install and then below is what I get with an error or what I suspect is an error and the modprobe atl1c definitely comes back with an error

Cheers
Beeker

dcerouter_1006790:/# cd AR81Family
dcerouter_1006790:/AR81Family# sudo su
dcerouter_1006790:/AR81Family# make install
make -C ./src/ install
make[1]: Entering directory `/AR81Family/src'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.27-16-generic/build SUBDIRS=/AR81Family/src modules
make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.27-16-generic'
  Building modules, stage 2.
  MODPOST 1 modules
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.27-16-generic'
# remove all old versions of the driver
find /lib/modules/2.6.27-16-generic -name atl1e.ko -exec rm -f {} \; || true
find /lib/modules/2.6.27-16-generic -name atl1e.ko.gz -exec rm -f {} \; || true
install -D -m 644 atl1e.ko /lib/modules/2.6.27-16-generic/kernel/drivers/net/atl1e/atl1e.ko
/sbin/depmod -a || true
install -D -m 644 atl1e.7.gz /usr/share/man/man7/atl1e.7.gz
man -c -P'cat > /dev/null' atl1e || true
man:
cannot write to /var/cache/man/cat7/atl1e.7.gz in catman mode
atl1e.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/AR81Family/src'
dcerouter_1006790:/AR81Family# modprobe atl1c
FATAL: Module atl1c not found.
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: posde on November 03, 2010, 10:42:04 am
[...]
install -D -m 644 atl1e.ko /lib/modules/2.6.27-16-generic/kernel/drivers/net/atl1e/atl1e.ko
[...]
dcerouter_1006790:/AR81Family# modprobe atl1c
FATAL: Module atl1c not found.

I understand your computer. I would not want to load module by a different name, than the one someone installed... ;)
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Beeker on December 26, 2010, 05:32:49 am
HELP
Still cant get this damn thing to boot.......I get up to where it announces itself to the Router now but it still gets a kernal panic a couple of mins after that. below is what I get from the various instructions from Crisis90 which has got me this far.......Thanks to crisis90 merry xmas

Any further help would be really appreciated to get this MD up and running I am concerned about the part in yellow

Cheers
Beeker

dcerouter_1006790:~/AR81Family# cd
dcerouter_1006790:~# chmod 777 AR81Family
dcerouter_1006790:~# cd AR81Family
dcerouter_1006790:~/AR81Family# tar -zxvf AR81Family-linux-v1.0.1.4.tar.gz
src/
src/modules.order
src/Module.symvers
src/Makefile
src/kcompat_ethtool.c
src/kcompat.h
src/kcompat.c
src/at_osdep.h
src/at_common_main.c
src/at_common.h
src/atl1e_param.c
src/atl1e_main.c
src/atl1e_hw.h
src/atl1e_hw.c
src/atl1e_ethtool.c
src/atl1e.h
src/atl1c_param.c
src/atl1c_main.c
src/atl1c_hw.h
src/atl1c_hw.c
src/atl1c_ethtool.c
src/atl1c.h
atl1e.7
atl1e.spec
at_osdep.h
copying
dkms.conf
ldistrib.txt
Makefile
pci.updates
readme
release_note.txt
dcerouter_1006790:~/AR81Family# sudo su
dcerouter_1006790:~/AR81Family# make install
make -C ./src/ install
make[1]: Entering directory `/root/AR81Family/src'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.27-16-generic/build SUBDIRS=/root/AR81Family/src modules
make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.27-16-generic'
  Building modules, stage 2.
  MODPOST 1 modules
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.27-16-generic'
# remove all old versions of the driver
find /lib/modules/2.6.27-16-generic -name atl1e.ko -exec rm -f {} \; || true
find /lib/modules/2.6.27-16-generic -name atl1e.ko.gz -exec rm -f {} \; || true
install -D -m 644 atl1e.ko /lib/modules/2.6.27-16-generic/kernel/drivers/net/atl1e/atl1e.ko
/sbin/depmod -a || true
install -D -m 644 atl1e.7.gz /usr/share/man/man7/atl1e.7.gz
man -c -P'cat > /dev/null' atl1e || true
man:
cannot write to /var/cache/man/cat7/atl1e.7.gz in catman mode
atl1e.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/AR81Family/src'
dcerouter_1006790:~/AR81Family# modprobe atl1c
FATAL: Module atl1c not found.
dcerouter_1006790:~/AR81Family#
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: daballiemo on December 26, 2010, 08:55:11 am
Beeker,

my first one is up and running and you can see what I did in http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Foxconn_nT330i (http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Foxconn_nT330i). I bought the second one just before Christmas and will give it a go tomorrow.

So except for the HD part all works nicely, hope it helps u  ;D

rgds

Han
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Beeker on December 26, 2010, 09:40:58 am
Hi Han
Thanks heaps you have given me hope that this unit is not just yet for a trip out the window, I am stuck in the wiki at the point below and your help is much appreciated. Is this a step or just a information note.......if it's something I need to do could you give me some tips. Do I need to edit a file?

Build the atl1c kernel module

Modify .src/makefile changing "DRIVER_NAME = atl1e" to "DRIVER_NAME = atl1c";

Regards
Beeker
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: daballiemo on December 26, 2010, 11:59:38 am
Quote
Hi Han
Thanks heaps you have given me hope that this unit is not just yet for a trip out the window, I am stuck in the wiki at the point below and your help is much appreciated. Is this a step or just a information note.......if it's something I need to do could you give me some tips. Do I need to edit a file?

Build the atl1c kernel module

Modify .src/makefile changing "DRIVER_NAME = atl1e" to "DRIVER_NAME = atl1c";

Regards
Beeker

Beeker,

just cd into the .src directory.
use vim (or whatever editor you like) to change the makefile. Where you see "DRIVER_NAME = atl1e" change "atl1e" to "atl1c"
then start the make process.

rgds

Han
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Beeker on December 26, 2010, 09:30:37 pm
Hi Han,
Thanks and after a little more xmas cheer and taking a lesson out of my own book of re reading the instructions more carefully I finally got it to boot and now got through the AV Wizard so just waiting for it to reboot and see what we get............thanks again for your help and hope you and your family along with all the MCE gang have had a lovely xmas and all the best for a happy 2011 and my new years resolution is to finish my MCE outstanding list off.

Do you know if the latest snapshots now include the atl1c fixes?

Lets hope we can get the HD working as then it will make a great MD as I can then mount it directly to the back of my Panasonic Plasma and then plug in the ethernet, power, HDMI cable, USB IR blaster and the Gyro USB dongle then should all be done......here's hoping

Cheers
Beeker   :)
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Beeker on December 26, 2010, 11:14:51 pm
Hi Han,
Further update the Foxconn now boots up and works sort of...........two issues
1. Video and unit freezes approx 10sec after starting playing anything
2. No Audio through SPDIF coax

Any ideas would be really appreciated...........nearly there apart from the HD issue screen shot attached of MD settings



Cheers
Beeker
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: daballiemo on December 27, 2010, 01:07:07 am
Hi Han,
Further update the Foxconn now boots up and works sort of...........two issues
1. Video and unit freezes approx 10sec after starting playing anything
2. No Audio through SPDIF coax

Any ideas would be really appreciated...........nearly there apart from the HD issue screen shot attached of MD settings



Cheers
Beeker

Beeker,

your system shows as amd64, mine as i386, as far as I know change it to i386 and rebuild your md. Video is setup differently, but that is no problem as long as you can see anything. The part on SPDIF coaxial gets me worried while there is only SPDIF optical in the 330i....

here's my md:

(http://www.dumpt.com/img/files/5qtpq5d8jx9t73mxqzvi_thumb.png) (http://www.dumpt.com/img/viewer.php?file=5qtpq5d8jx9t73mxqzvi.png)
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Beeker on December 27, 2010, 01:14:19 am
Hi Han,
Thanks......still waiting to buy a plasma with HDMI as my Panasonic only has VGA, as for the Audio I thought it had SPDIF via coax but your right I will have to get the correct optical lead and try that which I suspect is the problem with the audio. I will change it to i386 and rebuild the image and see if that fixes the freezing issue........will let you know how it goes

Thanks again


Cheers
Beeker
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Beeker on December 27, 2010, 02:39:23 am
Hi Han
I changed it i386 from the Devices MD page and did update then clicked on rebuild image on the same page though it now goes to a kernal panic when trying to boot up.......back to the same old problem. Just for piece of mind going to change back to AMD64 to see if will boot then I don't know where to go to from there

Attached is the new MD details

Cheers
Beeker
 :)
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Kezza on December 27, 2010, 02:52:47 am
I don't think there is a AMD64 build yet and it should default to i386 so maybe something else going wrong or you have not upgraded in over 6 months :)

http://svn.linuxmce.org/trac.cgi/ticket/702

Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: daballiemo on December 27, 2010, 08:58:55 am
Hi Han
I changed it i386 from the Devices MD page and did update then clicked on rebuild image on the same page though it now goes to a kernal panic when trying to boot up.......back to the same old problem. Just for piece of mind going to change back to AMD64 to see if will boot then I don't know where to go to from there

Attached is the new MD details

Cheers
Beeker
 :)

Beeker,

after you rebuild you have to go through the process of adding the atl1c module to the build again (see MD Time in http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Foxconn_nT330i (http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Foxconn_nT330i))  ::)

rgds,

Han
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Beeker on December 27, 2010, 09:02:42 am
Hi Han,
I did and it worked, but I decided to do my first upgrade as I have an existing image that is at least 12 months old and has been working fine up till now, when I boot the Foxconn now it brings up the Kubuntu blue loading bar and moves twice and stops I remember seeing something about it but can't find anything

Cheers
Beeker 
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Beeker on December 27, 2010, 09:12:16 am
Hi Han,
Send me a slap I thought I had done it but it seems I forgot all good sorry for being stupid

Cheers
Beeker :)
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: daballiemo on December 27, 2010, 09:41:46 am
Beeker,

don't be sorry. We have all been there ;-)

gtrz

Han
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Beeker on December 27, 2010, 09:45:39 am
Thanks Han
Have you got the HD sorted yet

Regards
Beeker :)
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: daballiemo on December 27, 2010, 09:56:10 am
Nope,

as far as I know vdpau is not supported by the current Mplayer build. My HD is not running smoothly to say the least, but in time that will be solved as well, I guess  :-\
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Beeker on December 27, 2010, 11:03:41 pm
Hey Han,
Just when I thought I everything was perfect the damn Foxconn freezes after about anywhere from a 30secs to a min whilst playing any content, It's running i386 now so I am thinking of downloading one of the latest snapshots to see if this fixes all my issues..........whats your thoughts on this, and do you know if the atl1c module is in the lastest snapshots or will we have to do the wiki procedure again

Cheers
Beeker
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: daballiemo on December 28, 2010, 08:14:49 am
Beeker,

you still have to follow the wiki with the latest snapshot. Did you have a good look around in /var/log/ to see if not something else is causing this freezing behaviour?

rgds

HAn
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Beeker on December 28, 2010, 09:30:00 am
Hi Han,
Really appreciate all your help sorry but I'm not sure what I am looking for in the logs.........I went to the /var/log directory and there more log files then you poke a stick at, you must be getting sick of all the silly questions.

Do you think its worth doing a fresh install my only concern is my software RAID if I do a new install I want to make sure I don't lose all my data

Cheers
Beeker
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: daballiemo on December 28, 2010, 06:01:29 pm
We'll i would consider to do a bit more of faultfinding before getting into a reinstall. It took me 2 days to pull everything together and get all the typo's out of the way just for this little box. A reinstall of the core would take me a bit more time, as you have to through in all the tweeks again.

Just to make sure, you have the 330i with the ion chipset ( and I mean not the 525 with the intel chipset) ?? If so I would delete the MD image and just start over again, and check and recheck if everything is put in right.

rgds

Han
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Beeker on January 22, 2011, 06:05:11 am
Hi Han,
Just downloading 23618 snapshot to do a complete rebuild and see how it goes, so I am currently playing with the Foxconn again with my current image to test it before I do this new rebuild tomorrow, when I do the modprobe atl1c I am getting a fatal error and I am tipping why the Foxconn gets a kernel panic.

Any ideas

I have checked /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net/ and atl1c is there if I do a modprobe sky2 it just returns without an error as per below

dcerouter_1006790:~# modprobe atl1c
FATAL: Module atl1c not found.
dcerouter_1006790:~# modprobe sky2
dcerouter_1006790:~#


Best regards
Beeker
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Beeker on January 25, 2011, 06:57:21 am
Thanks for everyone's help so far with trying to solve the issue of getting this atl1c module to start................especially many thanks to Han for all your help so far.

We have done exhaustive testing and still we have the same issue of Fatal:Module atl1c not found

Han and I have gone through all the steps of the wiki and cannot find the problem so I hope somebody can help find the solution to this problem, please don't slap too hard just starting to get a bit deeper into the logs and the system and get a better understanding but no idea of programming so I leave that to the experts out there

Regards
Beeker 
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Beeker on January 26, 2011, 03:21:33 am
Finally got this unit of the floor and mounted on the back of the Plasma with an awesome effort and help from daballiemo and tkmedia thanks guys all works well only vga and analog sound at the moment until I can afford to upgrade to a plasma that has HDMI

Best regards
Beeker
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: tkmedia on January 26, 2011, 04:22:31 am
Great news I am glad it worked for you.




Tim
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: theteju on January 28, 2011, 07:03:24 am
Finally got this unit of the floor and mounted on the back of the Plasma with an awesome effort and help from daballiemo and tkmedia thanks guys all works well only vga and analog sound at the moment until I can afford to upgrade to a plasma that has HDMI

Best regards
Beeker

Please try to mention the steps you followed or you may post a wiki under how to section, It might take few minutes for you to put them together, but can save someone's hours. If you have already, ignore my comment. Thank  you.
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Beeker on February 18, 2011, 02:52:14 pm
Does anybody know if the NIC in this Foxconn unit will be supported in 1004
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: daballiemo on February 18, 2011, 05:10:54 pm
had a play with 1004, the module is there but it has to be added to the diskless image

rgds

Han
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Beeker on February 18, 2011, 05:41:41 pm
Hey Han
How do we get it added so it's always there in the future 1004 snapshots is that a request we need to do on the IRC

Regards
Beeker
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: daci92 on May 06, 2011, 08:58:32 am
Can u help me ,did u fixed the problem ,is is PXE Boot possible now ?????
I went tru the steps written on this page (http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Foxconn_nT330i) but i'm not sure if i should get some output after using /usr/pluto/bin/Diskless_BuildDefaultImage.sh again.
I dont have this PC yet but i think i will have one in the next few days if u can help me i would be very grateful
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: daci92 on May 10, 2011, 05:23:02 pm
i've did everything like it was described there ,i managed to get once to configuring what will be used for ,and after that my core disconnected by it self .Waited for i while and it reconnected again ,the nT330 connected and finally i got screen from MCE but from Orbiter .... Why is like that ????
What to do ??....
i'm freaking all day because of this problem..
People told me million times to go to irc but i cant so please dont tell me that coz i really cant i'm behind proxy mIRC doesn't work ,ports blocked , online Mebbit disconnects even before it connects
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: joerod on May 10, 2011, 07:50:25 pm
try to get on IRC with this:
http://webchat.freenode.net/ (http://webchat.freenode.net/)

Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: daci92 on May 13, 2011, 04:14:46 pm
Reinstalled core with snapshot  23946 doesnt pxe nt330
it doesnt announce to the core at all
last three lines which are shown on the md are :
ipconfig: nodevices to configure
/init: .: line 1: can't open /tmp/net-eth0.conf
[  5.584664] Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!


The most weird thing is that /tmp/net-eth0.conf doesn't exist at all , someone who can help me ?
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Beeker on May 13, 2011, 11:22:47 pm
Anybody feel free to correct me if I am wrong, from my limited knowledge I believe 1004 will support PXE boot of the Foxconn though it is not supported in any 810 snapshots so you will need to go through the whole exercise of adding support for this NIC and then make an image of your system like I did so you don't have to go through the same pain every time............I have left the Foxconn on the back of the plasma turned off until I see a final release in 1004 as I find it too painful to keep testing snapshots only to find something else is broken.

I have a snapshot from Feb last year that I use and so occasionally I will do an update and upgrade to get the new features but sometimes it screws the core so I just revert to my original image and do a restore in 6 mins and everything is back up and running. I have to say I did an update and upgrade to the core and md last week and everything is working great even Asterisk so I intend to make an image of this and that way I don't have to re download 650mb or more of updates

Cheers
Beeker
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: daci92 on May 16, 2011, 02:07:39 pm
Anybody feel free to correct me if I am wrong, from my limited knowledge I believe 1004 will support PXE boot of the Foxconn though it is not supported in any 810 snapshots so you will need to go through the whole exercise of adding support for this NIC and then make an image of your system like I did so you don't have to go through the same pain every time............I have left the Foxconn on the back of the plasma turned off until I see a final release in 1004 as I find it too painful to keep testing snapshots only to find something else is broken.

I have a snapshot from Feb last year that I use and so occasionally I will do an update and upgrade to get the new features but sometimes it screws the core so I just revert to my original image and do a restore in 6 mins and everything is back up and running. I have to say I did an update and upgrade to the core and md last week and everything is working great even Asterisk so I intend to make an image of this and that way I don't have to re download 650mb or more of updates

Cheers
Beeker
Hey Beeker as i got it ,it will be supported but it will be not in the Diskless ,you should do it alone again.
I have added drivers like it should ,that's the pain ,new snapshot ,old snap shot ,idk which snapshot i got now ,but i got kernel panic again....1004 is still in development and i don't wanna screw my self tryin to get it right ,even idk how to install it ...
Can u tell me which snapshot do u use on your system ?

Thanks,
Daci92
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: daci92 on August 31, 2011, 02:39:31 pm
Someone tested Foxconn nT330i on 1004 like MD ?

I did but with no success ....  ???  :(
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Murdock on August 31, 2011, 02:47:12 pm
Not yet, I have 3 foxconns at home though my only testing at this point is on VMs for the installation process and weeding out issues there. I can certainly let you know as soon as I complete the VM testing and move to physical hardware, though that won't happen until many corrections are in place for the install process (which may be the reason why you're having issues).
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: daci92 on September 01, 2011, 03:58:46 pm
Not yet, I have 3 foxconns at home though my only testing at this point is on VMs for the installation process and weeding out issues there. I can certainly let you know as soon as I complete the VM testing and move to physical hardware, though that won't happen until many corrections are in place for the install process (which may be the reason why you're having issues).
i managed to get to the a/v wizard but after configuring the a/v i dont get setup configuration (with sarah) it just try to get into orbiter but with no success so i cannot locate the problem i did the last update on 1004 and recreated TBZ so i'm creating new MD atm and we will see what happens but i guess it will remain on the same spot
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Murdock on September 01, 2011, 08:11:40 pm
There's one open issue with 1004 that will be corrected when we go GA with 810 around sarah not showing up in the video when ui2 with alpha is chosen:
http://svn.linuxmce.org/trac.cgi/ticket/1211

The fix in the ticket works, so once 810 goes GA the fix will be rolled into the code and it should 'just work'.
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: daci92 on September 02, 2011, 08:20:00 am
There's one open issue with 1004 that will be corrected when we go GA with 810 around sarah not showing up in the video when ui2 with alpha is chosen:
http://svn.linuxmce.org/trac.cgi/ticket/1211

The fix in the ticket works, so once 810 goes GA the fix will be rolled into the code and it should 'just work'.
i know about this problem if u remember i was the one discussing with TSCHAK on irc :)
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Murdock on September 02, 2011, 01:56:25 pm
I don't, but thank you for remding me! :)
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: totallymaxed on September 02, 2011, 02:25:42 pm
There's one open issue with 1004 that will be corrected when we go GA with 810 around sarah not showing up in the video when ui2 with alpha is chosen:
http://svn.linuxmce.org/trac.cgi/ticket/1211

The fix in the ticket works, so once 810 goes GA the fix will be rolled into the code and it should 'just work'.

This also affects general video playback in Ubuntu 10.10 as we see it in Dianemo 10.10 too - if you config an MM with alpha blending on it will not play video. As we never recommend alpha blending to our installers we have never investigated it to figure out a fix though.

By the way we do have Atheros support in Dianemo S10.10. If anyone has an Ion/Atom based machine that will not pxe boot under Dianemo S10.10 we will add the driver (if one is available) to our diskless image for you - just let us know.

All the best

Andrew
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Murdock on September 10, 2011, 05:59:38 pm
FYI - the ui2 video issue with alpha blending issue on 1004 has been corrected and posde is updating the repos so a config update should be available in a few hours.
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: jimbodude on September 12, 2011, 08:43:03 pm
It sounds like this unit is 100% functional after installing the Atheros NIC driver, setting the nomsi kernel option, and enabling WOL in the BIOS.  Can someone who owns one confirm that?  There were some HD playback issues mentioned previously, and I don't see a definitive resolution to those in this thread.

Also, how loud is the fan in this thing?
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: daballiemo on September 18, 2011, 09:19:22 am
It sounds like this unit is 100% functional after installing the Atheros NIC driver, setting the nomsi kernel option, and enabling WOL in the BIOS.  Can someone who owns one confirm that?  There were some HD playback issues mentioned previously, and I don't see a definitive resolution to those in this thread.

Also, how loud is the fan in this thing?

I can confirm that the unit is functioning 100% and HD playback does not give me any issues.

The fan, well, its not soundless so to say ;-) but bearable...

if somebody is interested in the initrd and vmlinuz files to overcome the Atheros driver stuff pm me and I'll send over the files.

rgds

Han
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Murdock on September 18, 2011, 05:23:33 pm
Please post to the wiki for the foxconn so everyone may enjoy.
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: totallymaxed on September 18, 2011, 05:31:14 pm
It sounds like this unit is 100% functional after installing the Atheros NIC driver, setting the nomsi kernel option, and enabling WOL in the BIOS.  Can someone who owns one confirm that?  There were some HD playback issues mentioned previously, and I don't see a definitive resolution to those in this thread.

Also, how loud is the fan in this thing?

Well any Atom/ion machine on the market today should be fine. The only issues we ever see are NIC related and those are easily fixed and sometimes we see unusual mapping of the hdmi/dvi/ ports which is confusing sometimes too. Our latest rev of the AVwizard now auto-detects which port the display is connected to and sets most of the config based on EDID if the display reports back 'sane' values (some definitely don't lol!!). This means that no one should be left trying to figure out the output connector for their video hardware (we hope).

All the best


Andrew
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: daballiemo on September 18, 2011, 06:09:57 pm
Please post to the wiki for the foxconn so everyone may enjoy.

Its been there for months  ;D

kr

Han
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: tmwillett on September 19, 2011, 12:33:38 am
I have 4 of the nt330i's running as MD's and they work great.  There were some issues with the NIC drivers, but the wiki does a great job walking you through that.  I'm going to put up a new wiki with my complete build when I figure out how to add a wiki page (and get some time)..  HD video works great, but I suggest loading them up with memory.  I've got 2Gb of memory in them now, and it uses all of it when I'm playing a movie.  Fan runs all the time basically, but it's not that loud (especially compared to a normal sized pc).  Overall, I'm very happy with my set up using the Foxconn's and will buy another when I get the need.  Only outstanding issue I've got is HDMI sound, but I'll figure it out eventually.  I see others using XBMC have had similar issues, so it's a common problem.
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: daballiemo on September 19, 2011, 12:15:38 pm
I have 4 of the nt330i's running as MD's and they work great.  There were some issues with the NIC drivers, but the wiki does a great job walking you through that.  I'm going to put up a new wiki with my complete build when I figure out how to add a wiki page (and get some time)..  HD video works great, but I suggest loading them up with memory.  I've got 2Gb of memory in them now, and it uses all of it when I'm playing a movie.  Fan runs all the time basically, but it's not that loud (especially compared to a normal sized pc).  Overall, I'm very happy with my set up using the Foxconn's and will buy another when I get the need.  Only outstanding issue I've got is HDMI sound, but I'll figure it out eventually.  I see others using XBMC have had similar issues, so it's a common problem.

I have had some trouble getting sound up via HDMI but its running. If I can give a hand with printout of setting and so, let me know.

rgds

Han
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: tmwillett on September 19, 2011, 11:50:11 pm
That would be great if you could send me (or post) the configs that you have.  I'm running it through the DVI interface right now, and would love to get HDMI up and running. 

Thanks!
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: daballiemo on September 20, 2011, 08:34:23 pm
That would be great if you could send me (or post) the configs that you have.  I'm running it through the DVI interface right now, and would love to get HDMI up and running.

Thanks!

First of all - follow the wiki. I have been fighting with these thingies for some time and the wiki contains the steps I had to take to get a working system.  Especially the step were you have to press 3 when you know for sure AVWizard is running. And most of all "Give it some time". Its not like u press 3 and within a millisecond its there....

If it works you'll end up with a config like beneath

Xorg.conf

Code: [Select]
root@moon120:~# cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier      "XFree86 Configured"
        Screen    0     "Screen0"       0 0
        InputDevice     "Mouse0"        "CorePointer"
        InputDevice     "Keyboard0"     "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
#       RgbPath         "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
        ModulePath      "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11"
        FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
        FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
        FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
        FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
        FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
        FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
EndSection

Section "Module"
        Load    "dbe"
        Load    "extmod"
        Load    "record"
        Load    "xtrap"
        Load    "speedo"
        Load    "type1"
        Load    "glx"
        Load    "int10"
        Load    "v4l"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Keyboard0"
        Driver          "keyboard"
        Option          "XkbLayout"             "us"
        Option          "XkbVariant"    "basic"
        Option          "XkbModel"              "pc105"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Mouse0"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "Protocol"              "auto"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping"  "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "Monitor0"
        VendorName      "Unknown Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName       "Unknown Monitor Model"
        Modeline        "1280x720" 74.250 1280 1390 1430 1650 720 725 730 750 +hsync +vsync
        HorizSync       20-500
        VertRefresh     59-61
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option         "NoAccel"                               # [<bool>]
        #Option         "SWcursor"                              # [<bool>]
        #Option         "ColorKey"                              # <i>
        #Option         "CacheLines"                    # <i>
        #Option         "Dac6Bit"                               # [<bool>]
        #Option         "DRI"                                   # [<bool>]
        #Option         "NoDDC"                                 # [<bool>]
        #Option         "ShowCache"                             # [<bool>]
        #Option         "XvMCSurfaces"                  # <i>
        Identifier      "Card0"
        Driver          "nvidia"
        VendorName      "Unknown Vendor Name"
        BoardName       "Unknown Board Name"
        Option          "LinearAlloc"           "16384"
        #BusID          "PCI:0:2:0"
#       Option          "NoDDC"                         "true"
        Option "XvmcUsesTextures" "true"
        Option "renderAccel" "true"
        Option "NoDDCValue"
        Option "UseEDID" "true"
        Option "ExactModeTimingsDVI" "true"
        Option "NoLogo" "true"
        Option "NoBandWidthTest" "true"
        Option "ModeValidation" "NoDFPNativeResolutionCheck, NoEdidMaxPClkCheck, NoMaxPClkCheck, AllowInterlacedModes, AllowNon60HzDFPModes, NoEdidModes"
        Option "DynamicTwinView" "false"
        Option "UseEvents" "true"
        Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
        Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Screen0"
        Device          "Card0"
        Monitor         "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
                Modes           "1280x720"
                Virtual         1280 720
        EndSubSection
        Option "RandRRotation" "True"
        Option  "TVStandard"    "720p"
        Option "XvmcUsesTextures" "true"
        Option "renderAccel" "true"
        Option "NoDDCValue"
        Option "UseEDID" "true"
        Option "ExactModeTimingsDVI" "true"
        Option "NoLogo" "true"
        Option "NoBandWidthTest" "true"
        Option "ModeValidation" "NoDFPNativeResolutionCheck, NoEdidMaxPClkCheck, NoMaxPClkCheck, AllowInterlacedModes, AllowNon60HzDFPModes, NoEdidModes"
        Option "DynamicTwinView" "false"
        Option "UseEvents" "true"
        Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
        Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
        Option  "AllowMouseOpenFail"    "true"
        Option  "AutoAddDevices"        "false"
        Option  "BlankTime"             "0"
        Option  "StandbyTime"   "0"
        Option  "SuspendTime"   "0"
        Option  "OffTime"       "0"
        Option  "AIGLX"                 "Off"
EndSection
Section "ServerFlags"
        Option "AutoAddDevices" "False"
EndSection
Section "ServerFlags"
        Option "AutoAddDevices" "False"
EndSection
Section "ServerFlags"
        Option "AutoAddDevices" "False"
EndSection
Section "ServerFlags"
        Option "AutoAddDevices" "False"
EndSection
Section "ServerFlags"
        Option "AutoAddDevices" "False"
EndSection
Section "ServerFlags"
        Option "AutoAddDevices" "False"
EndSection
Section "ServerFlags"
        Option "AutoAddDevices" "False"
EndSection
Section "ServerFlags"
        Option "AutoAddDevices" "False"
EndSection
Section "Extensions"
        Option "Composite" "false"
        Option "RENDER" "true"
EndSection

aplay -l

Code: [Select]
root@moon120:~# aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 0: ALC1200 Analog [ALC1200 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 1: ALC1200 Digital [ALC1200 Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 3: NVIDIA HDMI [NVIDIA HDMI]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

Alsamixer:

(http://www.dumpt.com/img/files/3s3pgcoz7clt9cqo6d5t_thumb.jpeg) (http://www.dumpt.com/img/viewer.php?file=3s3pgcoz7clt9cqo6d5t.jpeg)


/etc/asound.conf:

Code: [Select]
root@moon120:~# cat /etc/asound.conf
pcm_slave.spdif_convert48k {
        pcm "spdif:0"
        rate 48000
}

pcm.spdif_playback {
        type plug
        slave spdif_convert48k
}

pcm_slave.hdmi_convert48k {
        pcm "hdmi:0"
        rate 48000
}

pcm.hdmi_playback {
        type plug
        slave hdmi_convert48k
}

pcm.asym_spdif {
        type asym
        playback.pcm "spdif_playback"
        capture.pcm "plughw:0"
}

pcm.asym_hdmi {
        type asym
        playback.pcm "hdmi_playback"
        capture.pcm "plughw:0"
}

pcm.asym_analog {
        type asym
        playback.pcm "plug:dmix:0"
        capture.pcm "plughw:0"
}
pcm.!default asym_hdmi
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Murdock on October 01, 2011, 02:15:29 am
FYI - via trac ticket http://svn.linuxmce.org/trac.cgi/ticket/1265 I've implemented and tested a couple of MD builds with the Foxconn NT330i, this should now be seamless and not require any manual intervention as it did on 810.

I've also updated the wiki to distinguish between the 810 and 1004 setup: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Foxconn_nT330i

This update will be available to everyone on the next deb re-package, which happen every couple of days. Once this repackage occurs you will need to re-run the /usr/pluto/bin/Diskless_CreateTBZ.sh (it takes about 30 minutes give or take). If you already have a media director built and want to test this out, go into the web admin and select media director --> scroll down to your media director and click 'rebuild image' - this will leverage the new compressed image created by the Diskless_CreateTBZ.sh file.

New installations should be able to simply plug and play.
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: posde on October 01, 2011, 12:13:44 pm
and if you want to be on the safe side, make a copy of your diskless directory tree before rebuilding the image ;)
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Murdock on October 01, 2011, 07:22:19 pm
ha - thanks possy :P
Title: Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
Post by: Murdock on October 04, 2011, 05:44:01 am
HDMI audio via the avwizard by default has now been committed to SVN. The next repackage run will allow you to take advantage of this when building the foxconn (as well as any media directory using HDMI) so you don't have to hook up a VGA connection (i'm happy to bid farewell to that monitor i lugged around the last couple of years whenever I setup an md).

This concludes the last remaining issue I'm aware of for a seamless MD build for the foxconn nt330i.

If any issues are noticed please let me know.