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Installation issues / 14.04 July 21 29194 notes
« on: July 24, 2014, 06:32:18 pm »


On initial install I get waiting for network, waiting 60 more seconds and booting without a full network.

This time I tried physically reversing ethernet cables and trying again but it doesn't matter what physical ethernet wiring is.

Same messaging for network occurs. 

During initial software load I did see a message about /etc/ddclient.conf line 8 Invalid value for keyword 'Login'.

systemd-udevd failed to execute messages were generated but AVWizard did run.

On restart of AVWizard, after A/V parameters selected a bunch of systemd-udevd were generated but ConfirmDependencies build did run.

ifconfig was checked and eth1 & lo was present but no eth0.  Eth1 was dcerouter ip.

LinuxMCE install messages appeared but No Sarah/House Setup wizard.  Rebooted.

No networking messages, ubuntu splash screen sat there.  Eventually LinuxMCE install messages were generated with orbiter screens generated.  Good sign.

Ifconfig showed eth0, eth1 and lo.  No issues with eth0 aliases.

Setup wizard ran without Sarah A/V.

Basically nouveau drivers, no Flickr photos.

General Info Plugin Download Software retried -X3- CIFS Utils (old Samba Utils), Pluto MythTV Plugin, asterisk-perl, Linphone library, EXIF/IPTC metedata manipulation library, Qt GUI Library MT v3, Debian Font Manager, MNG Library, Pluto MythTV Player.

Confirm Dependencies log showed the usual suspects (CIFS Utils (old Samba Utils), Pluto MythTV Plugin, asterisk-perl, Linphone library, EXIF/IPTC metedata manipulation library, Qt GUI Library MT v3, Debian Font Manager, MNG Library, Pluto MythTV Player).

Did update/upgrade with errors for pluto-mythtv-player and plugin.

Edited lanman client change in smb.conf and rebooted.

Powered up NAS.  NAS discovered.  Volumes detected.  UpdateMedia discovering content albeit slowly due to the usual suspects.

The usual suspects tried to download during NAS software discovery - X3.  A little annoying but understandable.


Installation issues / 12.04 July 19 29194 notes
« on: July 22, 2014, 12:18:28 am »

Core/Hybrid with nvidia drivers, Sarah present, no Flickr photos, NAS detected username/password entered - media not updated.

Checked webadmin had to manually add fields to Device #33 File Server #1837 -username/password and check Password Required box.

Manually add fields to Device #34 Volume_1 Windows Share #1768 - username/password, Filesystem, checked read only and Online.

Manually add fields to Device #35 Volume_2 Windows Share # 1768 - Filesystem, checked read only and Online.

Reboot and have to manually check Online for both drives.

In Media Files Sync added LinuxMCE Video Files to get check for exist both on disk and database - did resynch and nothing.

Rebooted, rechecked Online - no media being updated.

Tried service smbd restart - nothing.


Installation issues / 14.04 July 19 29194 notes.
« on: July 21, 2014, 06:38:57 pm »

Basically no Sarah, nouveau drivers, no Flickr photos, eth0:1 alias again so alias down eth1 up with ip address, did update/upgrade with errors for pluto-mythtv-player and plugin.

Confirm Dependencies log shows CIFS Utils (old Samba Utils), Pluto MythTV Plugin, asterisk-perl, Linphone library, EXIF/IPTC metedata manipulation library, QT GUI Library MT V3, Debian Font Manager, MNG Library, Pluto MythTV Player.

Did lanman client change in smb.conf and service restart then powered up NAS.  NAS has yet to be discovered.


Installation issues / 30-Jun 1404 29172 loops on AVWizard
« on: July 01, 2014, 04:19:43 pm »
Tried this out.

When setting up initial screen resolution HDMI/1080p/60hz, on Continue, system generates tons of system udev-failed to execute lib/udev/socket:@/org/freedesktop/hal/udev_event no such file or directory messages.

Loops back to AVWizard screen - no escape.


Installation issues / 29-June 12.04 29165 load - MD creation fails.
« on: July 01, 2014, 02:12:23 pm »

Tried this load out.

Core/Hybrid system using nouveau driver, no Sarah, no flickr photo files.

Tried to create MD and failed.

ifconfig on Core/Hybrid showed alias of eth0:1

eth1 was down.  Did ifconfig eth1 up, ifconfig eth0:1 down

ifconfig -a looked better.  Tried to pxe boot MD - failed.

Rebooted Core/Hybrid and eth1 down.

Tried ifconfig eth0:1 down, eth1 up.

Lights are on but there's nobody home.


Installation issues / NAS Detection/UpdateMedia
« on: June 07, 2014, 11:14:41 pm »

Just a heads up.

if you want things to go a little smoother, (save yourself a bunch of PITA, grrr, grrr, you dumb a$$), do your editing for  /etc/samba/smb.conf to include "client lanman auth = yes" and "service smbd restart", before you power up your NAS for auto-detection.

Follow your install notes.  If you don't have any - write some, and follow them.


Installation issues / 12.04 & 14.04 apt-get nvidia-current (Resolved)
« on: June 05, 2014, 09:33:40 pm »

Basically neither version is happy doing this.  (Then don't do it!).

12.04 will crash on reboot with the screen showing...

rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/kernel/sound/pci/hda/snd-hda-intel.ko
  rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/kernel/sound/pci/hda/snd-hda-codec-idt.ko
  rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/kernel/sound/pci/hda/snd-hda-codec.ko
  rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/kernel/sound/core/snd-hwdep.ko
  rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/kernel/sound/core/snd-pcm-ko
  rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/kernel/sound/core/snd-page-alloc.ko
  rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq-miidi.ko
  rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/kernel/sound/core/snd-rawmiidi.ko
  rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq-midi-event.ko
  rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq.ko
  rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/kernel/sound/core/snd-timer.ko
  rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq-device.ko
  rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/kernel/sound/core/snd.ko
  rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/kernel/sound/sound/soundcore.ko

I ran recovery mode and appended rw init=/bin/bash to the end of the linux line so I could get around that aggrevating enter root password - for maintenance or Control-D to continue and the root password always fails.

Anyway, I checked the xorg.conf in 12.04 and the nouveau driver was still listed.  I tried changing to nvidia but no joy, LMCE does reboot but hangs at oribter generation - I think.

14.04 booted with an error message, then rebooted and stalled @ orbiter generation, again, I think.

This is the log activity...

Start-Date: 2014-06-05  14:49:38
Commandline: apt-get install nvidia-current
Install: nvidia-opencl-icd-304:i386 (304.117-0ubuntu1, automatic), nvidia-settings:i386 (331.20-0ubuntu8, automatic), nvidia-libopencl1-304:i386 (304.117-0ubuntu1, automatic), screen-resolution-extra:i386 (0.17.1, automatic), nvidia-current:i386 (304.117-0ubuntu1), libcuda1-304:i386 (304.117-0ubuntu1, automatic), nvidia-304:i386 (304.117-0ubuntu1, automatic)
Error: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
End-Date: 2014-06-05  14:51:30

Setting up libcuda1-304 (304.117-0ubuntu1) ...
Setting up nvidia-304 (304.117-0ubuntu1) ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/nvidia-304/ to provide /etc/ (i386-linux-gnu_gl_conf) in auto mode
update-alternatives: warning: skip creation of /usr/lib32/vdpau/ because associated file /usr/lib32/nvidia-304/vdpau/ (of link group i386-linux-gnu_gl_conf) doesn't exist
update-alternatives: warning: skip creation of /usr/lib32/ because associated file /usr/lib32/nvidia-304/vdpau/ (of link group i386-linux-gnu_gl_conf) doesn't exist
update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/nvidia-304/ to provide /etc/ (x86_64-linux-gnu_gl_conf) in auto mode
update-alternatives: using /usr/share/nvidia-304/glamor.conf to provide /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/glamoregl.conf (glamor_conf) in auto mode
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
INFO:Enable nvidia-304
DEBUG:Parsing /usr/share/ubuntu-drivers-common/quirks/put_your_quirks_here
DEBUG:Parsing /usr/share/ubuntu-drivers-common/quirks/lenovo_thinkpad
DEBUG:Parsing /usr/share/ubuntu-drivers-common/quirks/dell_latitude
Loading new nvidia-304-304.117 DKMS files...
First Installation: checking all kernels...
Building only for 3.13.0-24-generic
Building for architecture i686
Building initial module for 3.13.0-24-generic

Running module version sanity check.
 - Original module
   - No original module exists within this kernel
 - Installation
   - Installing to /lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/updates/dkms/


DKMS: install completed.
Setting up nvidia-current (304.117-0ubuntu1) ...
Setting up nvidia-libopencl1-304 (304.117-0ubuntu1) ...
Setting up nvidia-opencl-icd-304 (304.117-0ubuntu1) ...
Setting up screen-resolution-extra (0.17.1) ...
Setting up nvidia-settings (331.20-0ubuntu8) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-0ubuntu6) ...
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.103ubuntu4.1) ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-24-generic
Log ended: 2014-06-05  14:51:30

This is from 14.04 but it appears exactly like 12.04 messgaes.

14.04 logs complains about module license 'NVIDIA" taints kernel.  Signature and/or required key missing - tainting kernel.


Users / Core/Hybrid Dual NIC's Dual MTU speeds.
« on: May 29, 2014, 03:24:17 pm »

I've been playing with jumbo frames on my "Media Network".

On the Core one ethernet card is set to mtu 1500 going to the DSL modem (default - can't be changed).

The other ethernet card is set to X000 mtu going through a switching hub (supports up to mtu 9000 speeds) to 2 MD's whose mtu set to matching X000 speed.

The NAS is matching the X000 mtu.

I can use jumbo frames within the Media network, (for movie playback, etc.), but when I want to do, for example, apt-updates/upgrades it fails big time because of the dropped packets from the DSL modems 1500 mtu speed.

Is there a way in the Core to handshake between the 2 different ethernet cards running at different mtu speeds?

I've looked around but haven't (as yet) found anything that addresses the topic.


Hi guys,

1) I did not select "Install this third party software".

2) Under computer name "Geforce-8000-series-invalid-entry-length-0-DMI-table-is-broken-Stop" message received.
   Same on 12.04 install.

3) Liked the return of "please remove installation media and close the tray (if any) then press ENTER:".

4) Selected *Ubuntu on Gnu Grub menu.

4) Ooooh - fancy glowy kubuntu!

5) System booted temporarily into kubuntu desktop - then restarted with Grub memu.  Selected *Ubuntu.

6. Received network messages (including 60 seconds and booting without full network).

7) Got AVWizard after selecting initial screen size got lots of error message...
systemd-udevd[XXXXX]:failed to execute 'lib/udev/socket:0/org/freedesktop/hal/udev_event' 'socket:0/org/freedesktop/hal/udev_event': No such file or directory

8) DVI/HDMI (first choice) with analog audio selected.

   Screen ratio:       16:9
   Video output:      DVI
   Video resolution:   720p
   Video refresh:      60
   Audio connector:   Analog Stereo
   Dolby sound test passed: not available
   DTS sound test passed: not available

9) Upon "I agree" again got lots of...
systemd-udevd[XXXXX]:failed to execute 'lib/udev/socket:0/org/freedesktop/hal/udev_event' 'socket:0/org/freedesktop/hal/udev_event': No such file or directory

10) Then...

    ConfirmDependencies Install is running
    ConfirmDependencies Install is done
    InstallNewDevice is running

    ...looking good.  Wait for it...

    ... after 32 minutes on my system received LMCE installation screens.

11) After 2 hours I'm still waiting for Sarah to say "hello".

    I opened a terminal window - OK that works.

    The first thing reported by the dcerouter login: ConfirmDependencies buildall is running.

    I logged in.  It worked.

    Running 3.13.0-24-generic.  Have name@dcerouter:~$ prompt.

    Logged in as root.  Have dcerouter_1:~# prompt.  Switched back to F7 - nothing, then back to F1.

    Did top - flipped around between top, asterisk, ksoftirqd/0, mysqld, StorageDevices_, rcu_sched, etc. but nothing hogging the cpu.

    Nothing ran as a heavy user.  Nothing of the conssistant programs ran above 1%.

12) I will let the system run for up to 4 hours.  At that point I will reboot to see if anything develops.

Oh! Just great.  I lost power.

System is restarting.  Booting without full network configuration.

I'll save this now, just in case I get dumped again.



I am very reluctant to download for testing.

The last time they were small there was no networking.

Just curious.


I have a Realtek RTL8169 chip for eth0 and a Realtek RTL81111/8168/8411 for eth1.

I downloaded and installed the r8168 driver from Realtek.

eth0 shows kernel driver in use:r8169
kernel module r8169

eth1 shows kernel driver in use:r8169
kernel module r8168, r8169

How do you get eth1 to use the r8168 driver?

If I blacklist the r8169 driver eth0 dies completely - ifconfig only shows eth1.

I've tried creating alias eth0 r8169 & alias eth1 r8168 in various mod* types of files (plus other things) but nothing seems to work.

Is this even do-able?


Installation issues / AVWizard Failed to setup X.
« on: May 07, 2014, 11:56:05 pm »

I reloaded 12.04 20140416153928950 from scratch, got the networking sorted out with interface swap, PNP'd my NAS and then restarted AVWizard through main menu >Advanced>AVWizard setup.

System restarted and I received AVWizard Failed to setup X message.

On reboot I get terminal message (system frozen) [screen a little wonky - large font]

/etc/rc2.d/S99linuxmce (server) X server:backround; AlphaBlending:0  (yes that's backround - no typo)
* Starting LinuxMCE Launch Manager /usr/pluto/bin/ [OK] 1   05/07/14  17:04:28  SetupAudioVideo (server)
  Starting 1   05/07/14  17:04:29   SetupAudioVideo (server)
  ' 1  05/07/14  17:04:29   SetupAudioVideo (server)
  DBSetting:  S Reboot:  Script Path: /usr/pluto/bin/
  rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/kernel/sound/pci/hda/snd-hda-intel.ko
  rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/kernel/sound/pci/hda/snd-hda-codec-idt.ko
  rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/kernel/sound/pci/hda/snd-hda-codec.ko
  rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/kernel/sound/core/snd-hwdep.ko
  rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/kernel/sound/core/snd-pcm-ko
  rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/kernel/sound/core/snd-page-alloc.ko
  rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq-miidi.ko
  rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/kernel/sound/core/snd-rawmiidi.ko
  rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq-midi-event.ko
  rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq.ko
  rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/kernel/sound/core/snd-timer.ko
  rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq-device.ko
  rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/kernel/sound/core/snd.ko
  rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-60-generic/kernel/sound/sound/soundcore.ko

No updates were applied.  System is running on default nouveau drivers.

I am going to re-install, get networking up (no NAS) and install nvidia-current to see what's happening.

Results will be sometime tomorrow.


Installation issues / 12.04 audio issues - Closed
« on: May 07, 2014, 03:48:01 pm »

I messed up my system doing some tests and reloaded snap 2014/04/16 28950 from scratch, did an update/upgrade.

My audio is not functional.

AlsaMixer v1.0.25 shows my Card: HDA NVidia Chip:SigmaTel 92HD206X

lspci shows Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation MCP72XE/MCP72P/MCP78U/MCP78S High Definition Audio (rev a1)

Original install NVidia was the audio chip pci 07 and I was analog stereo.

I restarted AVWizard - now have AVWizard Failed to setup X message.

Will reload from scratch.  Test system.  If successful will update/upgrade to see if something there is an issue.


Installation issues / xine cpu 80% with vdpau
« on: April 21, 2014, 10:57:58 pm »

I've been doing some tests, (before I try jumbo frames), and I've notice that while playing a DVD (VOB) from my NAS to my Core/Hybrid, or to a MD, xine has been running at 79-80% CPU.

This is with both hardware acceleration & De-interlace quality set to vdpau with video card defaulted to GeForce.

Picture looks great but it seems strange that CPU % is so high.

I've tried stuff but with little success at reducing CPU %  (which I didn't think would be that high in the first place).

Am I'm wrong thinking this is an issue?


p.s. 12.04

Installation issues / Gigabit ethernet card runs @ 100 - Resolved
« on: April 18, 2014, 10:24:58 pm »

Before I get too stupid and spend hours/hours looking into things... would a 1 Gigabit card running r8169 driver get stuck @ 100 speed?

Everything works fine except the speed.

I want to set up jumbo frames on my LMCE network because my MD's are not the fastest CPU's.

I was hoping to increase the frame size, reduce my CPU processing and improve my data transmission speeds.

I have one device in the network which is connecting @ 100Mbps @ the switching hub but "spec-wise" has a gigabyte card.

Other devices are 1Gig at the hub.


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