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Installation issues / Re: Black screen problems
« on: April 07, 2007, 09:58:09 pm »
The only way to remove LMCE is to reinstall from scratch, formatting your partition.
Instead of reseting your computer, hit Ctrl-Alt-F7 to see if you can get back to the ubuntu desktop.
Try running the AV Wizard.  sudo /usr/pluto/bin/
Look at /etc/X11/xorg.conf.pluto and see if it is using the same driver as in /etc/X11/xorg.conf

That's all I can think of just now.  Some details about your hardware could be helpfull to others.

I got around this problem by changing my routers IP address before installing LMCE.  This avoids changing the LMCE setup.  If your other boxes get their IP addresses automatically, restarting/repairing the network connections will get them working again.

Installation issues / Re: How do youinstall LinuxMCE??
« on: April 07, 2007, 09:16:02 pm »
TO: Any linux newbies trying LinuxMCE.

Please, please, do not be put off Linux.  LinuxMCE has some serious installation issues that have even time-served linux veterans scratching their heads.  LinuxMCE is not easy to use.  That said, Ubuntu is a fine linux distribution that should impress windows users, and IS easy to use.  There are some license issues regarding wma and mp3 etc.  Linux is free.  Not just in cost, but also in freedom.  Some software/drivers/codecs that are not free as is freedom (open source) cannot be installed automatically.  Ubuntu makes it very easy to install these extras (google search 'ubuntu forum <your problem here>' and you will find the solution in a jiffy).  Or you could convert your music collection to a truly free codec such as ogg-vorbis, which any linux distribution will support right out of the box and will work under windows, too.

Installation issues / Re: Why only vesa?
« on: April 07, 2007, 08:33:49 pm »
It's worth mentioning that when I installed LinuxMCE I chose the 'use primarily as a PC' option.  I used the above method for installing the latest nvidia driver in ubuntu BEFORE installing LinuxMCE (I also installed Beryl to make sure compositing was working).  Once it is installed, the nvidia driver is usable by both ubuntu and LinuxMCE.  It seems to me that if you run LinuxMCE on top of ubuntu, there are two seperate xservers running.  Ubuntu uses xorg.conf (Ctrl-Alt-F7) and LinuxMCE uses xorg.conf.pluto (Ctrl-Alt-F11).  You should change BOTH of these to nvidia.  As for the resolutions, I tried changing xorg.conf.pluto to 1440x900 (my monitor's native resolution) and it did indeed work ... almost - it doesn't change the size of the UI to match.  I am still lamenting the fact that custom resolutions are not an option.

I should also point out that the home-built nvidia module cannot live along side the one available in the distro repositories.  You need to make sure that nvidia-glx, nvidia-kernel-common and the linux-restricted-modules packages are NOT installed.

I should also point out that if you try to select nvidia as the driver through the admin web page, it will start downloading an installing the above mentioned packages and break X.  A simple 'sudo apt-get remove nvidia-glx nvidia-kernel-common' should fix things again.

Installation issues / Re: Why only vesa?
« on: April 07, 2007, 01:01:52 am »

My favorite method of installing the driver is to change xorg.conf BEFORE trying to install any nvidia drivers.  ie driver nv becomes driver nvidia (if none of this makes sense, reply and I'll give more details).  Then, assuming you have installed everything you need to build a kernel module and the nvidia driver installer is in your home directory, you can ...

Logout then hit ctrl-alt-backspace to restart your xserver
(this will fail, and choosing no to viewing the error messages will drop you to a text mode login promt)

Log in

Type 'sudo sh ./NVIDIA*.run' and enter your password again

This method has always worked for me.

Installation issues / Re: Why only vesa?
« on: April 03, 2007, 12:37:36 pm »
OK, I can confirm that this method worked a charm for me.  I now have full alpha blending, and it looks great.  Thanks for the fix/workaround, k84!  I am now working on getting a resolution of 1440x900 (16:10) ...

Installation issues / Re: Uninstall?
« on: March 28, 2007, 12:26:44 pm »
I agree with arbrandes, this project is gonna rock.  I really appriciate the amount of hard work that must have gone into this project.  I've been waiting for a decent stable media centre solution for linux ever since I built my media PC and tried Windows MCE.  But I have to ask ... does the project really deserve its 1.0 designation?  Does it 'just work' out-of-the-box? And is it really stable? Maybe for pre-built boxes, but not for everyone else.  I feel that many noobs will have been misled by these claims into messing up their lovely ubuntu installation beyond repair.
I realise that the scale of the project is completely different, but beryl is only at 0.2 and many linux users use it everyday and it comes bundled with many distributions.
Anyway, sorry for the rant, and keep up the good work.  This project will make me very happy one day - and make my girlfriend despair!

Installation issues / Re: Why only vesa?
« on: March 27, 2007, 11:17:28 pm »
Thanks for the replies!

Here is the output of lshwd -id

00:00.0 1106:0282:147b:1415 Host bridge: VIA Technologies Inc.|K8T880Pro CPU to PCI Bridge (amd64-agp)
00:00.1 1106:1282:0000:0000 Host bridge: VIA Technologies Inc.|K8T880Pro CPU to PCI Bridge (unknown)
00:00.2 1106:2282:0000:0000 Host bridge: VIA Technologies Inc.|K8T880Pro CPU to PCI Bridge (unknown)
00:00.3 1106:3282:0000:0000 Host bridge: VIA Technologies Inc.|K8T880Pro CPU to PCI Bridge (unknown)
00:00.4 1106:4282:0000:0000 Host bridge: VIA Technologies Inc.|K8T880Pro CPU to PCI Bridge (unknown)
00:00.7 1106:7282:0000:0000 Host bridge: VIA Technologies Inc.|K8T880Pro CPU to PCI Bridge (unknown)
00:01.0 1106:b188:0000:0000 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies Inc.|PCI-to-PCI Bridge (AGP 2.0/3.0) (amd64-agp)
00:07.0 1106:3044:1106:3044 FireWire (IEEE 1394)|OHCI: VIA Technologies Inc.|OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller (ohci1394)
00:0a.0 1102:0005:1102:1003 Multimedia audio controller: (unknown)
00:0b.0 1814:0201:1814:2560 Network controller: RaLink|Ralink RT2500 802.11 Cardbus Reference Card (rt2500)
00:0e.0 1106:3119:147b:1415 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies Inc.|VT3119 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (via-velocity)
00:0f.0 1106:3149:147b:1415 IDE interface: VIA Technologies Inc.|VT6420 SATA RAID Controller (sata_via)
00:0f.1 1106:0571:147b:1415 IDE interface: VIA Technologies Inc.|VT82C586 IDE (via82cxxx)
00:10.0 1106:3038:147b:1415 USB Controller|UHCI: VIA Technologies Inc.|VT82C586B USB (uhci_hcd)
00:10.1 1106:3038:147b:1415 USB Controller|UHCI: VIA Technologies Inc.|VT82C586B USB (uhci_hcd)
00:10.2 1106:3038:147b:1415 USB Controller|UHCI: VIA Technologies Inc.|VT82C586B USB (uhci_hcd)
00:10.3 1106:3038:147b:1415 USB Controller|UHCI: VIA Technologies Inc.|VT82C586B USB (uhci_hcd)
00:10.4 1106:3104:147b:1415 USB Controller|EHCI: VIA Technologies Inc.|VT8235 USB Enhanced Controller (ehci-hcd)
00:11.0 1106:3227:147b:1415 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies Inc.|VT8237 PCI-to-ISA Bridge (i2c-viapro)
00:11.5 1106:3059:147b:1415 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies Inc.|L7VTA v1.0 Motherboard (KT400-8235) (snd-via82xx)
00:18.0 1022:1100:0000:0000 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices|K8 HyperTransport Technology Configuration (unknown)
00:18.1 1022:1101:0000:0000 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices|K8 Address Map (unknown)
00:18.2 1022:1102:0000:0000 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices|K8 DRAM Controller (unknown)
00:18.3 1022:1103:0000:0000 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices|K8 Miscellaneous Control (amd64-agp)
01:00.0 10de:0045:0000:0000 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corp.|NV40 [GeForce 6800 GT] (nv)
---:--- 0000:0000:0000:0000 Mouse: Generic PS/2 Wheel Mouse (msintellips/2)

I hope it helps.

Installation issues / Why only vesa?
« on: March 27, 2007, 06:53:43 pm »
Why does the avwizard use vesa as it's graphics driver?  I have tried with the latest driver from the nvidia web site installed, but the linuxmce setup changes it to vesa.  I thought maybe linuxmce needs the driver to be installed from the repositories, so I tried that.  No good.  I actually saw the script UN-install the drivers then fall back to vesa.  What gives?  I have a GForce 6800GT card that should shine through with linuxmce (from what I can gather) but with vesa drivers I can't even use my native resolution (1440x900) never mind the OpenGL and Alpha stuff.

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