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Installation issues / Fileserver added & Videolan not installing
« on: October 22, 2007, 09:37:19 am »
Hello Everyone

I would just like to say how excited I am about this project and how happy I will be when I can rid myself of XP Media Center. But.... I have a couple of issues that I hope someone will be able to help me solve.

Here goes...

I have installed LinuxMCE using the 2 CD method, straight on top of a fresh Kubuntu install.
My Core is a Hybrid, with 2 MD's (details below)

1st Problem:

When the system is installed and after waiting several hours for the updates to come through and install, I then setup an MD for the 1st time and everything installs well but I keep getting a "5854 Done with new Device, Fileserver added: Generic PC as MD" (the 5854 number increases each time it shows on the screen, and this is happening every couple of minutes without fail. This shows on the Hybrid and on the 1st MD. This didn't happen before the 4 updates were installed. I then boot up a 2nd MD and the same thing happens on all the machines. It doesn't matter what UI I have, the message still appears on each screen at the same time.

2nd Problem:
Pluto VideoLan, if I enable the software on the Core and the MD's I see the Downloading Pluto VideoLan Server, plugin, client etc but it fails to download. After a while it pops up a failed to download message. When the orbiter loads, a message that says something along the lines of "There are some devices on this media director that did not start correctly...."
If I load up KDE on the Core and check under the multimedia menu I can see that "VLC Media Player" is there and it loads. But on MCE it definitely does not work as I have tried the follow me feature and I can only show the media on one MD at a time. BTW this problem existed for me even before the updates.

I have reinstalled and reinstalled this system time and time again (the MD5 hashes are fine)

Any help with be most welcome

Core/Hybrid System
Asus A8N-SLI Premium
4GB Ram
AMD X2 4200+ Proc
8x 500GB SATA using a PCIe Areca Raid Controller
PCI Cirrus VGA Graphics card (don't need fancy graphics on this core)

1st MD
Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe
AMD X2 4200+ Proc
2Gig Ram
Nvidia 6600GT PCIe Graphics

2nd MD
Acer Travelmate Laptop 3012WTMi

many thanks,


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