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Installation issues / Re: Fresh Beta2 install failed
« on: December 03, 2009, 07:20:53 pm »
I did a fresh install (DVD install) and had the same error message as charlie1953.

I am trying new net install - will keep posted.

Users / Re: Core Hard lockup problem solution
« on: January 12, 2009, 09:12:33 pm »
When I was using the NEW Crucial 800mhz RAM I ran the Memory test for abour 2 - 3 hours if i remember right. I do not think that my problem is a heat/thermal problem with the RAM as I had one of the extra cooling fans blow air directly on them. Also I have 4 1Gb sticks of that RAM and to trouble shoot is use different 2 stick combination's. I also inserted different 2 stick combinations in different slots (the MSI motherborad has 4 slots) all with the same result a lock-up/freeze.
I never checked the logs - will do it in the future - if a problem comes up again.
I would also like to mention that after the lock-up and a reboot LinuxMCE would not boot all the way but get stuck at the fsck - where the automatic check disk would not fix the problems. I would have to start the HD with the Kubuntu Live CD and manually run a fsck. That would fix numerous errors. After that MCE would start again - to lock-up shortly there after until I changed the memory.
i hope this helps
ps i will post my dad's hardware info later as he live 7 hours ahead of me

Users / Core Hard lockup problem solution
« on: January 12, 2009, 03:39:39 am »
Hello Everyone,
I have been using LinuxMCE for about 10 months and have had some very nasty core lock-up problems. All of a sudden my core would just freeze up, on the keyboard the green led's would be flashing and all my MD's would also be frozen. With frozen I mean the system would not respond to anything; keystroke or moving of the mouse. This happened for a while- anywhere from 2 hours to 2 days that the entire system would freeze up. I went ahead and changed out the power supply, CPU, motherboard, nic cards, network switch, you name it nothing worked. I disabled the flicker screen saver, like many have recommended, added 2 extra 4 inch cooling fans and still the core would just go and freeze up. My final step was replacing my brand new bought 4 x 1Gb of RAM (Crucial Balistix PC2-6400 800Mhz) (which I was sure could not be the problem since it was brand new and even tested OK in the memory test) with a slower 2x1GB DDR2 667MHz. Ever since the memory swap the core has run and and run with NO lock-up or freezing up. I have it running 24-7 and it runs nicely over 2 weeks with no issues.
My Dad is also an avid LinuxMCE user and reported similar RAM problem to me today - that his system became unstable  due to a memory.
SO the point of this post is just a quick heads up to anyone with core problems and to anyone building a core to be aware that LinuxMCE is very picky about the RAM you use - I do not know if it was the motherboard/ram combination but a different Ram solved a big problem in my system.

here are my current and working specs for my core
MSI K9N SLI Platinum motherboard
AMD 3.0 gh dual core Windsor CPU
7300GS 256MG Nvidia graphics
2 x Giga Lan onboard
2 Hauppage PVR 150
2x 1 GB 667 MHZ Ram
200 GB PATA Segate for the os
500 GB SATA Samsung for media
Antec EA430 Power supply

I also have a MD that locks up from time to time. I run the 0710 RC2 DVD install.
The core/hybrid seems to be running fine and does not have any lock up problems, it is just the MD.
The motherboard is an ASUS  M2NPV-VM AMD dual core proccessor,  1GB G"skill dd2 800 ram and a DVD drive. I have changed the power supply, the cpu and change the system from 64 bit to the 32 bit version, have changed the gigabit network connection to 100mb but still have problems with the occasional lock up. I ordered a new motherboard  ABIT AN-M2HD (LE) GF7050 AM2 RT will come in tommorrow, so will have to see if that fixes the problem. I will also try to disable the screensaver too, to see if that does the trick.
Have a good one.

Users / Re: very slow internet/firefox on MD's
« on: May 13, 2008, 04:36:53 pm »
Problem solved. For some resasn i had the external network card hooked up wrong. I have taken the wireless router out inbetween the modem and the core (going straight from core to the modem the way it says in the Wiki) and it works fine.

Users / very slow internet/firefox on MD's
« on: May 09, 2008, 05:28:29 pm »
I have some problems with using the internet on the MD's. I have an AMD64 core/hybrid running 0710RC1 Amd64 bit version. My MD is also an AMD64 machine. Everything works well on both machines, like audio, video, mythv, but when I go to KDE destop on the MD and try to surf the net(firefox), it takes a very very long time to even get a basic web page to display; we are talking about minutes to get to this page. This problem is only when using the internet on the MD, when using the internet on the core/hybrid it works fine.
I used the DVD installer. The core motherboard and the MD both have Gigabit connections.
Is there a setting I am missing or are others also having this problem?

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