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Hey freymann!

Have you ever found a solution to this problem? It is the same for me, I can only see the pictures which are directly into the "pictures" directory but cannot list any of the sub-directories so cannot browse any pictures.


Installation issues / Re: Installation on MSI K9N2GM-FD
« on: September 23, 2008, 06:28:20 pm »
Hi johanr!

Thanks for sharing your comments. I have a FIH as well.

I'm giving up right now and the internal network card I think there's not much we can do with this version of Kubuntu. I'll do a clean install when LMCE will be compatible with 8.10

Would you please share which motherboard you purchased just for my curiousity? :)

I'm re-installing the whole system now as I received my second hard disk and will put a second NIC. I can't wait to have the media center up and running, configure my media directors and start working on the iMON LCD from the Antec case  :)


Installation issues / Re: Installation on MSI K9N2GM-FD
« on: September 22, 2008, 09:12:07 pm »
So, just to keep up the subject on this motherboard here is the status.

The audio appeared with LMCE installation. It is a bit strange and sometimes gives some cracking. It is mostly random but I could notice almost everytime that the processor was quite busy... I'll try to find a partern and share it with you guys.

Now the new issue is the onboard network card. It just won't work. MSI uses a Realtek 8211BL ship for this motherboard and I couldn't find a solution; if someone has a fix please post it and we could complete the wiki.

This really sucks cause this mobo is listed in the "newbie" pack I thought that it would be plug and play and i would spend my time enjoying the beautiful media center instead of fighting. I don't know what the newbie stand for in that case: newbie to LMCE or newbie to Linux world? They are 2 things to consider and I think this model shouldn't be listed as a newbie pack since some non-linux user might have fall in love with the demo video on the net as many of us but if they buy such hardware, they might just give up and miss the nice experience of this system.

What I would keep in mind is mother board is that:
- no possibility to have a x64 environement with Kubuntu 7.10 (seams to be fix on 8.10 will verify that). Sucks for x64 hardware environment
- you will need to install manually the video drivers which almost insure that there will be issues with the upgrade
- crunchy sounds randomly
- the onboard NIC isn't supported so you'll probably need to purchase 2 separated NICs and may actually run out of PCI/PCIe port if you plan to have a TV card and one other.

Once you manage to go through the installation, the image is very bluid with UI2+alpha blending. So it would probably suit better used in a media director config if the few points above are not seen as an issue for you.

From some reading on the net the NVidia Geforce 8200 seams to be much better supported on Kubuntu 8.04.


Installation issues / Re: Installation on MSI K9N2GM-FD
« on: September 21, 2008, 12:25:07 am »
Alright work in progress!

I finally managed to install Kubunt x32 and the video drivers. I updated the wiki:

The fresh Kubuntu install cannot find the audio device; I cross my fingers and hope it will be fixed after installing LMCE!


Installation issues / Re: Installation on MSI K9N2GM-FD
« on: September 20, 2008, 10:21:11 pm »
Hey itspac,

I now managed to install Kubuntu x32, I have been fighting a bit with the x64 but no success... :(

You said in the Wiki that you installed Nvidia 1.71.06 driver (Beta). Could give a little bit more instructions for this. Do you get it from apt or would you have a URL to get the package and instructions?



Installation issues / Re: Installation on MSI K9N2GM-FD
« on: September 20, 2008, 02:58:23 pm »
Hey Stutch!

Thanks for the tips! I have updated the BIOS as you suggested by installing XP first and using the MSI Live update utility.

The current BIOS on the MB is now 3.2, updated on 2008-08-18 according to the software, and it shows "A7508NMS V3.2 081808" which seams to confirm that it went well. Everything works like a charme under XP. Which exclude a hardware issue variable.

Unfortunately I still have the same issues:

- Kubuntu x64 installer gives me a black screen after loading the kernel; I have time to see a message saying "kernel direct maping table up to...." it goes quite fast. After I hear the CD spinning quickly and the hard disk activity as well.

- Kubuntu x32 installer: it goes throught until the point where kdm tries to start. Then I'm prompted a shell. If I start to perform a startx, it fails telling me that there is no display found. If I do a lspci it prompts all the NVIDIA components as unknow. Here is a little sample:

00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0759 (rev a1)
00:07.0 Audio interface: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0774 (rev a1)
00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 075a (rev a1)
00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0759 (rev a2)
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0760 (rev a2)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0569 (rev a1)
00:10.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0778 (rev a1)
00:12.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 075b (rev a1)
00:13.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 077a (rev a1)
00:14.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 077a (rev a1)
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0849 (rev a1)

The second ethernet card as well as the RAID are properly detected though! I'm now wondering if the chipset is supported by the installer :(

I checked also properly the specs on MSI website and MSI K9N2GM-FD has the same hardware than MSI K9N2GM-FIH.

The wiki states in the first point "to download and install alternate kubuntu 7.10 install". Does this mean that there is a spcific version of the installer to download?

I keep digging :)


Installation issues / Installation on MSI K9N2GM-FD
« on: September 19, 2008, 11:26:18 pm »
Hello guys,

I'm being a bit down at the moment. After fucking around with some older and noisy hardware I decided to build a new setup with brand new components all coming from the Wiki setups to save some time and money. Here are the parts for the sake of the conversation:

- Antec fusion remote
- AMD X2 4450E
- Intel Pro/1000GT PCIe x1
- Adaptec EC 1430SA + 2*TB disk mirrored

I went trough the wiki and my local distributor was able to get MSI K9N2GM-FIH which is the second listed model from the wiki but with the HDMI output instead of the DVI.

I tried the LinuxMCE x32 installation DVD. The installation goes through with no problem but went restarting as script fails when starting LinuxMCE and just fails so often/fast repetitions that I cannot switch to a different terminal to login and try to debug.

Then I tried the LinuxMCE x64 DVD installation. The installation won't work: the installer starts but as soon as it starts copying data on the hard disk, black screen and there nothing to do...

The installation won't work with Kubuntu 7.10 x64: The installer starts but as soon as it starts copying data on the hard disk, black screen and there nothing to do so I bet the this is a Kubuntu installer issue.

I have now tried to use the multiple CDs (x32) to install Kubuntu 7.10 first and then LMCE. It gets stuck as well :(

With all the installations, I have tried to remove the cards on the 2 PCIe ports and plug the hard disks straight on the motherboard to remove the variables, but it didn't change a thing.

The Wiki states:
   1. download and install alternate kubuntu 7.10 install
   2. download Nvidia 1.71.06 driver (Beta)
   3. install drivers (per nvidia instructions)
   4. reboot and begin install of LMCE
   5. run avwizard and configure display
   6. reboot into recovery mode and reinstall nvidia drivers
   7. proceed with normal setup

It also states that this mother board has been performing well especially on x64 setup as MD and core hybrid so I don't get why it just won't work with me.

Would anybody be able to help me there? I'm really desperate to get it working.



Users / Re: PDA / Tablet Suggestion Wanted
« on: June 02, 2008, 09:41:57 pm »
Same observations than wombiroller. There is no normal -> full screen button implemented and it gives some difficulties. But except that it rocks!

darrenmason, I have copied the fonts as instructed in the wiki. If they are not installed the application won't start and tell you to install the fonts before you can go further.


Users / Re: PDA / Tablet Suggestion Wanted
« on: June 01, 2008, 08:29:34 pm »
Hello Guys!

I have managed to get the orbiter installed on a N810 today. I go very excited but I have a problem, I cannot see any text (descriptions, song or movie name...). I can only see some text on the generated pictures.

Has anyone being through this yet? If everything worked, please post the installation step on the tablet.



Developers / Re: Java/ J2ME mobile orbiter
« on: March 12, 2008, 08:56:43 pm »
I'm at the same point where I should apply the patch.

Hari, do you have any instructions or a little "how to" apply the patch? I am not familiar with the development environment for this project.

If you have something and time ( :) ) it would be nice to update/create the JavaMO page on the Wiki. I could help you to do it if you are overloaded.



Developers / Re: Java/ J2ME mobile orbiter
« on: March 09, 2008, 07:20:24 pm »
Thanks Hari it works.

It is the first time I had to install an application this way. It is strange that the S60 app manager does not let you install the JAR straight forward.

Ok I'll have to update to beta4 if I got it right and it should work like a charm.



Developers / Re: Java/ J2ME mobile orbiter
« on: March 08, 2008, 09:55:47 pm »
Hi Hari,

Congrats and thanks for the efforts you are putting into the project.

I was browsing the source repository and found JavaMO.jar. I have tried to install it on a Nokia N95 and E61 but I get "Invalid Jar file" error on both.

I really would love a try it; any ideas why it wouldn't work?



Users / Compatible graphic card with AGP x8???
« on: December 01, 2007, 10:54:18 pm »
Hey guys,

I've been trying for more that 3 weeks now to make my installation work properly but I'm kicking my head on the wall. I have a Radeon 9550 but the transparency does not work with this model, I cannot see any video... Problems only problems.

Could someone give me an AGP x8 graphic card reference that fully works with LinuxMCE? I'm really desperate to get it working at the moment!

A list of compatible hardware would be more than welcomed in the Wiki. That would have saved me a graphic card already...

Thanks for any entries,


Users / Can't see videos
« on: November 25, 2007, 01:52:00 pm »
Hey fellows,

I'm banging my head on the wall right now. Here are the symptoms:

I finally managed to install a Radeon 9550 using the tutorial here

I am only using the multimedia features at the moment: audio, videos...

I can without any problems see the list of songs and start to play them.

The problem comes with videos. With the default skin, I cannot see the list of videos, only a black square on top of it. If I click somewhere a video starts and I can see the video.

Now using a different skin, I can see the list of videos but as soon as I start a movie, I can only see a black screen on top of the video!

If I press F1 to go to the menu I can see the different menus and the video but as soon as I do a right click to hide the controls: black screen!

Does someone have any ideas of what to do next???

Also I use UI2 without transparency since I could make it work with it.



P.S: hardware used if it helps:
  • Asrock K7S41GX
  • Sempron 2600
  • 1GB RAM
  • Radeon 9550

Users / Re: Follow Me - DVD
« on: November 11, 2007, 02:33:20 pm »
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/

Fixed the problem for me. Thanks


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