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Hi Colin, I got the specs from the HP website, the 6150LE is an error because I do not have onboard video. The Motherboard Chipset should have said nVidia nForce MCP51. I got this info from running System Information in the System Tools folder in XP.

I removed the 7300LE and put an 8600GT in 2 years ago, so I only have 1 GPU. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

Also, I ran Belarc Advisor and it said I had an nVidia nForce Networking Controller, so maybe that's 2 errors from the HP website?

Thanks for the tip on installing the video driver from the nVidia website, I didn't know that.

As for the Hauppauge tuner, I'll just have to install LinuxMCE and see what happens. I'm willing to try it!

I have XP backed up to a 2nd hard drive with Norton Ghost, so if anything goes wrong I can always restore that backup.

I almost forgot, earlier today I tried the Ubuntu 8.1 Live CD (ran it from the CD) and the internet worked great. Everything else seemed to work ok including the graphics. I have a widescreen monitor and it selected the correct 1400x900 resolution right from the start, I didn't have to change anything.

I'll install it Mon nite and see what happens. Thanks for all the info!


Thanks Colin, I sincerely appreciate the help. I'm downloading the LinuxMCE i386 DVD now.

Here's what's in my HP Pavilion m7580n:

Motherboard manufacturer's name: ASUS A8M2N-LA * HP name: NodusM-GL8E

Processor - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600

Ram - 2gig

Chipset - GeForce 6150 LE chipset (Northbridge & Southbridge)

Onboard Audio - Realtek Built-in High Definition 8 channel audio ALC883 or ALC888 CODEC

Onboard LAN - 10/100 Marvell 88EC031

Video Card - GeForce 7300LE (Upgraded to GeForce 8600 GT)

TV Tuner - Hauppauge WinTV PVR 150 TV tuner card with FM tuner

Hauppauge didn't have any Linux drivers on their website, do you think this will be a problem?

I download the nVidia 8600 GT Linux driver and the Realtek HD Audio Linux driver.

I'll check on the compatibility of the motherboard, it was made by ASUS for HP but ASUS software (ASUS Probe) doesn't recognize it as an ASUS motherboard. Do you think I will have to install any drivers for the nVidia chipset on the motherboard?

It will take awhile to download the DVD so I'll do some checking (and lots of reading) in the meantime. I probably won't attempt the install until Mon or Tue nite.

Thanks Colin,

I will apologize first 'cuz I'm sure this topic has been covered, I did a search but did not find anything. I read some of the articles on the website but it didn't mention anything about it.

Will the LinuxMCE CD's install on Kubuntu 8.10 (or 9.04 Beta), or do the CD's only install (or work) on Kubuntu 7.10?

I'm downloading the Kubuntu 8.10 AMD64 DVD right now and will download the LinuxMCE CD's as soon as it's finished.

I have an HP m7580n with XP MCE and I would LOVE to get away from Microsoft. I just now found out about LinuxMCE and I can't wait to give it a try.

Any help to cut the cord with Microsoft will be greatly appreciated!


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