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Installation issues / Re: Another "failed to setup x" issue...
« on: February 27, 2012, 01:17:08 am »
Oh.. so blueray is not supported yet... Bad thing for me!
Would a B.R. drive work for DVD until full BlueRay support
is achieved?

please tell me that I read correctly and that full Hd Video
is supported! (1080p h264?)

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Installation issues / Re: Another "failed to setup x" issue...
« on: February 27, 2012, 12:18:30 am »
What do you mean? Like they would compete one with another
in the boot sequence?

I am right now in the process of building 2 HTPC (one for me and
one for my father) Mine would use the old AMD 1700+ I am talking
about since the beginning of this thread, and the second one
would be a brand new Micro ATX PC (my father wants blueray and
dual HD recording... I don't want to spend a lot on upgrading old
tech to fit his needs... if it can ever reach a suitable level of power
for his setup!)

I was looking at some AMD APUs and board, really cheap price for
interresting performance. The issue is that they all are running ATI
displays since they are AMD technology... Newer ATI cards are
supposed to be working with the latest Catalyst drivers for Linux.

What do you guys think about that? I also saw some onboard
GeForce setups but some say they are slower because the CPU and
GPU are figthing against each other for memory and ressources
on the board.

I already know that most of you will tell me to go with Geforce, but
I would like to have your opinion on newer ATI cards using the latest
Catalys drivers... Is it worth it?

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Installation issues / Re: Another "failed to setup x" issue...
« on: February 26, 2012, 10:22:49 pm »
You talk about Hardware requirements... I did not see anything really clear
on that subject.. only supposition that some setup could or have already
been used etc...

The most important thing for me if I buy another Graphic card, is that it
has to take most of the processing, like video decoding etc so that the
CPU only "works" on data transfer... That is the reason why I'll get a
Hauppage tuner to... so that the main CPU only has to transfer file
already converted in MPEG2 by the tuner to the network.

So.. Would you say a 450GTS could do that for me?

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Installation issues / Re: Another "failed to setup x" issue...
« on: February 26, 2012, 02:55:58 pm »
I am really happy to enter the Linux world with such a bunch of mature people  >:(

Please, I asked a question, could we please keep the topic on that question
unstead of going in the "mine's bigger than yours" area? Please!!!

As I said, I am experiencing with old cards I have before I go out and buy a
new 100-150$ card and realise that my system will never keep up!

I would like to know if my AMD 1200+ will be strong enough to do the basic
tasking that the MCE server asks from it... If not, I'll revise my strategy and
go for a brand new Micro ATX board with probably an AMD APU (if supported)
and onboard HDMI... For that, I need to first try it out!

I do realise that nVidia is the #1 choice for GPU on linux... but in AGP, they
are hard to come by at a decent price... Any suggestion on a WELL SUPPORTED
card that can take a huge load off the main CPU ?

 - Normand

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Installation issues / Re: Another "failed to setup x" issue...
« on: February 25, 2012, 09:54:31 pm »
Amen!  :D

I'dd like to ask... how can you run on ATI's open source drivers?

I read a lot about it but couldn't figure how to do it!

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Installation issues / Re: Another "failed to setup x" issue...
« on: February 25, 2012, 09:27:26 pm »
Tried with an old nVidia Mx440 card...
After reinstalling V.8.10, got the same xsever problem.. finaly changing
a few letters in xorg.conf resolved this issue for now...

I changed "nvidia" to "nv" in the config file and voilà!!!

Now I'll retry v 10.04 with this setup... Linux is a long thing to learn!

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Installation issues / Re: Another "failed to setup x" issue...
« on: February 25, 2012, 06:13:21 pm »
Quote
By the way,... you wouldn't have seen anything after the long command. That just opens up the files on the LinuxMCE install file server.
It's the script that does the work of actually installing...

I realised that just after my first post about that! Thanks anyways!


So after a long long waiting for installation, I got the same Server X message  :o

I'm going to try to revert to generic drivers to again cause I think that MCE automaticaly
installs ATI proprietary drivers...

 need to eat first :P

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Installation issues / Re: Another "failed to setup x" issue...
« on: February 25, 2012, 04:03:48 pm »
Never mind... not used to cammand prompt anymore :P

MCE is installing at the moment...

From the net, I read that my video card is not supported
by Catalyst (too old!) so I'll stick with the open source
drivers for now and I'll upgrade when I'll change the Video
card.

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Installation issues / Re: Another "failed to setup x" issue...
« on: February 25, 2012, 03:52:41 pm »
When I enter this command

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wget -q http://svn.linuxmce.org/svn/branches/LinuxMCE-1004/src/new-installer/mce-install.sh && chmod +x mce-install.sh
Nothing happens... I am confused ???

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Installation issues / Re: Another "failed to setup x" issue...
« on: February 25, 2012, 12:58:53 am »
Sorry for that... for some reason, your post was not showing when I wrote mine!
Probably an "f5" issue! :P

So if I get it right, to install V10.04, I have to Download the Kubuntu 10.04 iso
and then run obscure commands in terminal to load LinuxMCE 1004 from the net...
is that it ? (I went to the wiki and tried to understand)

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Installation issues / Re: Another "failed to setup x" issue...
« on: February 24, 2012, 11:58:25 pm »
I tried.. I really did try to manually install the "restricted driver" but
system crashed and now can't go back to GUI again :(

Someone has a better idea? maybe I should install MCE from a
newer ubuntu release? or maybe I should cry in the corner of the
room?

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Installation issues / Re: Another "failed to setup x" issue...
« on: February 24, 2012, 08:30:15 pm »
I tried to load the KDE and Gnome desktop from the command prompt with no result
other than flickering screen

I'll reinstall everything from the beginning I guess and download the drivers in the GUI
before installing LMCE...

Be back in 2 hours :P

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Installation issues / Re: Another "failed to setup x" issue...
« on: February 24, 2012, 08:04:57 pm »
I'm on it, thanks...

How can I download Catalyst 12.1 from the command prompt?
(I don't know how to go back to the GUI)

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Installation issues / Another "failed to setup x" issue...
« on: February 24, 2012, 07:31:46 pm »
Hello everyone, I am Normand, from Repentigny (near Montreal) in Quebec, Canada.
(sorry for the poor english, i am a french canadian!)

I am trying to give a seccond life out of an old PC and use it as a Linux MCE for my father's house.

Computer:

ECS K7S5A pro M.B.
AMD Athlon 1700+ CPU
512 Mb ram DDR (2x 228)
IDE 160Gb Hard drive
Ati Radeon 9200 AGP Video Card (for testing, I'll be upgrading to Radeon HD3450 on similar with HDMI output.)
LG generic DVD/CD/R/RW writer/reader

To come:
Hauppage tuner HVR-1600
Ati Radeon HD3450 with HDMI
PCI USB 2.0 card
1TB external drive(s) for Data

Since I lived all my life with M.S. Os from DOS to Win7... I know NOTHING about linux except the name and
stuff I've read and tutos I've watch on youtube on the main concepts of it... I am still really good with
computers and I know a lot about programming (working in the industrial automation domain) but now, I
need help!

Before you throw rocks at me, i've searched for 6 hours on how to solve the issue without bugging anyone
but I've not foud the solution.

So, here it goes:

I've installed Linux Ubuntu 8.10 from the LinuxMCE 8.10 Final package. Everything went fine, after installing
a device manager I checked that all my hardware had drivers for it and nothing seemed to be missing there.

I ran the LinuxMCE installer and I was asked to reboot and I did

-The M.B. self check see
-I see "Booting from: dev\bla bla bla" ... "Starting up please wait".
-BLACK SCREEN
-Descending beeps after 20-25 seconds
-nothing for 20 secs
-Screen returns and I see Loading scripts
-kinit: "No resume image, doing normal boot..." and it stays the same for 10-15 secs
-Then, BLUE SCREEN with AVW saying "failed to setup x"

I am running from VGA (I know this can be an issue when running other outputs)

After some reading, I am trying to extract the Xorg.config file.. I'll be back with it in my next
post!

Have a nice day,

 - Normand

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