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Installation issues / Re: numerous problems installing lmce..
« on: February 08, 2010, 06:14:10 am »
The mobo doesn't have onboard graphics..
the card just doesn't put out any signal to the tv (I even don't get a message on the tv about any unsuported mode.. nothing.
 I thing I'll try to get an other type of graphics card, maybe I get lucky then.

Installation issues / Re: numerous problems installing lmce..
« on: February 03, 2010, 08:23:07 am »
Thanx a lot for the tips so far.. I think I'm almost there!

I read a lot about issues with the AV wizard, especially when it comes to HDMI.. and I seem to have a problem thats not covered anywhere yet!

The problem is the AV wizard doesn't switch to the HDMI output of the graphics card, and I have a clue what the problem is also: This card has THREE DVI outputs.. (beside an SVGA output also). Two of them are DVI connectors and one actual HDMI connector. So I'm pretty sure I can't switch to the correct connector simply because the wizard only supports two DVI outputs (and the third being the one I need). Of course I could use a DVI-HDMI adaptor, but I would like to use the actual connector, since I also want to use the audio output via HDMI. Is there maybe a way to manually configure this?

The graphics card I use is a ASUS 9800GT/DI CUDA 512

Installation issues / Re: numerous problems installing lmce..
« on: January 25, 2010, 07:37:24 pm »

After I did a clean new install (I installed Kubuntu from the dvd and then the internet-installation script, so I was able to choose the partitions this way) I succeeded in getting the AVWizard up (though it was a bit difficult since I had no HDMI display initially)


Now the next steps are to getting hdmi audio up. Firstly, I want to see it work on the tv (a Philips plasma), if that works I' going to buy a Denon receiver to link it up with.

Question: I havn't got the (internal) blu ray player to play blu ray disks yet. It does play dvd's though. Are there any extra configurations needed?

Many thanx!

Installation issues / Re: numerous problems installing lmce..
« on: January 04, 2010, 07:14:55 am »
After numerous problems I found a way to install without any problems:

First I installed Kubuntu 8.10 using the alternate cd. Then I installed MCE using the script Bongowongo posted (thanks a lot for that  :) )

Now I have a new set of things that puzzle me, but I think I will find solutions along the way for them:

-characters are way to small / unreadable on HDMI television, though resolution cannot be set higher then 600x800 though my philips hdtv is detected ?!
-No sound (though I had sound under Kubuntu)
-I get the control interface on the tv but found no way to switch to media screen. The only way yet to watch a movie is by browsing a drive and select 'play'
-while playing I don't get the controls via mouse like it should.
-when I choose to start the audio/video wizard again, I get a message a restart is needed. It does the restart but then the wizard doesn't appear; I just end up at the control interface again.

I assume some of these problems are due to misconfigurations and not knowing the right input methods. However I'm planning to buy some extra hardware to the system when it works convincingly.

Any tips are of course very welcome!

Installation issues / Re: numerous problems installing lmce..
« on: December 16, 2009, 02:41:27 pm »
Would the aptitude dist-upgrade not replace 8.10??

(Yes, I'm using console when something can't be resolved otherwise, my knowledge of commands is still very small - but learning fast  ;D)

Installation issues / Re: numerous problems installing lmce..
« on: December 15, 2009, 09:05:37 pm »
Oh.. I failed to give some details about the machine I'm installing on..

Motherboard:      MSI AM3 790FX-GD70
                        (AMD 790FX+SB750 chipset)
Processor:          AMD Phenom2 X4 965
Graphics:           ASUS 9800GT/DI CUDA 512
Memory:            4x 2048GB DDR3 Buffalo
HDD:                 2TB Hitachi SATA drive

I assume none of these specs should give couse for any problems (I somewhere read something about HDD of 2TB and larger could cause problems.. the installation of Kubuntu 8.10 went seamlessly though)

Edit: graphics card description corrected

Installation issues / numerous problems installing lmce..
« on: December 15, 2009, 08:49:08 pm »
Hi there, I'm a newbee so maybe some of my questions are a bit stupid   :-X
I tried to find solutions for several installation isseus but did not find ones that quite fit (however.. I havn't read the over 100 pages of topics  ::) )

I intend to install MCE 8.10 on a brand new machine and the following problems occured:

-(trying the DVD install) Installation almost completes but fail at the end reporting GRUB install failed
Then I tried to first install Kubuntu 8.10 (wich worked fine) and proceed with the 2 CD's for lmce. I get the message 'caching cd' wich takes about 5 minutes, then the installer just dissapears.

- I get the problem that my HDMI television won't stay the primary display, at some step during the installation the screen turns black en stays so. If I connect a regular pc monitor this problem doesn't occur
- when I tried to use a beamer instead, the resolution jumped instantly to over 3200, causing text to be unreadable and thus making further troubleshooting a no-go

I spended many hours trying to install, so a few good tips would come in welcome!

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