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Installation issues / Re: Fiire Chief drifting issues
« on: August 14, 2008, 01:44:30 am »
Well I guess I'll have to contact Fiire about it, it's a brand new remote.

Installation issues / Fiire Chief drifting issues
« on: August 13, 2008, 06:35:12 am »
I am having issues with my fiire chief remote and I wonder is anyone else having the same thing. Basically the cursor drifts so much that it's allmost unusable. I set it down to recalibrate and it works for about 5 seconds and it drifts again. Driver issues? bad remote? bad operator? I have the same issues on my core\hybrid and my media director. I am running 32 bit LMCE 0710 dvd install.

yes there are fresh batteries in it.

Users / Linux MCE in South Korea
« on: July 09, 2008, 08:09:08 am »
Hello all

I live in Daegu South Korea and I have about 4 other friends that have started building Linux MCE systems. 2 questions: 1. Are there any other users out there living in South Korea? 2. How can we contribute to the Linux MCE project? Some of us have Linux experience and the rest are just good at figuring things out and testing configurations. There is allot of unique hardware over here that we are working to Integrate into LINUX MCE. (TV tuners, ip cameras, home control, ect). What are the standards to posting our findings on the WIKI? I just want to be sure that as we progress that we can constructively add to the knowledgebase.


I have an nvidia based media director with onboard hdmi port. When I run the A/V wizard and I select 1920×1080 it works but 1080p doesn't. Isn't 1920×1080 1080p anyways or is that 1080I? My tv is an LG and it is A full HD 1080p LCD tv, so that leads me to beleive that it's an issue with the media director.


Installation issues / Re: i386 install vs amd64
« on: June 19, 2008, 01:15:38 am »

Please give us more information to help you out.

Whate is your core running (i386 or amd64) and what is your media directors running, and exactly what is the issue that you are having.

In my case my core is i386 and it autodetects my media director to am64. I manually had to change the media director to i386 due to issues with my nic card driver (marvell yukon.)

Installation issues / Re: i386 install vs amd64
« on: June 18, 2008, 02:22:05 am »
Thank you for the reply, both of you answered my questions.

Installation issues / i386 install vs amd64
« on: June 17, 2008, 06:52:08 am »
Maybe this has been covered before, (I did do a search) what are the pros and cons between the i386 and the amd64 versions? I am currently running the i386 verion in my core but my media directors are 64 capable so they get installed as such and I have issues (yukon nic card) so i have to manually switch it to i386 and everything is fine. With that said i'm considering reloading the core with the 64 version(my core is 64 capable 2.6 core2 duo). Any words of wisdom?


Installation issues / Re: can't find /usr/pluto/diskless directory.
« on: June 16, 2008, 06:24:41 am »
"I get stuck here..."
cd /usr/pluto/diskless/
chroot <mediadirector-id>


chroot: cannot run command `/bin/bash': Exec format error

It should be sudo chroot and the number of the media director in my case it would be

sudo chroot 50

I hope this helps

Installation issues / Re: can't find /usr/pluto/diskless directory.
« on: June 16, 2008, 06:22:11 am »

you have to do all commands with SUDO.

I allways got permission denied if I didn't use it.

Installation issues / Re: can't find /usr/pluto/diskless directory.
« on: June 16, 2008, 06:20:19 am »
I've got mine to work and this is what I did

In this instance my CORE is i386 and it detects my media director as amd64

follow the directions as posted here

then you have to manually change your media director to i386. Go to mce admin - media directors and change the line that says amd64 to i386.

click update and then click rebuild media director.

once that is finished go and redo the steps listed here

It should be good to go after that.

anytime you rebuild the media director you have to rerun all the steps in that post.

I hope this helps

Installation issues / Re: can't find /usr/pluto/diskless directory.
« on: June 13, 2008, 02:16:36 am »
I followed the directions as posted here

Initially there is no directory at /usr/pluto/diskless

After running these

sudo <editor-of-choice> /etc/initramfs-tools-interactor/modules

and adding the line sky2 (marvell nic driver)

then running

mkinitramfs -d /etc/initramfs-tools-interactor/ -o /tftpboot/default/initrd

and powering on the media director it actually pics up the nic on the media director and installs

then the media director  reboots itself and I get back to "can't find eth0"

However now there is the directory /usr/pluto/diskless in the mce core and the media director is 50.

Now I did the following

/usr/pluto/diskless/50/etc and and put the line "sky2" into a file called "modules"

/usr/pluto/diskless/50/etc/initramfs-tools and put the line "sky2" into a file called "modules"

To create a new initial ram disk the command is

cd /usr/pluto/diskless/
chroot <mediadirector-id>
cd /boot
mkinitramfs -o initrd.img-`uname -r` `uname -r`

the media director still doesn't work, I still get 'Kernel Panic' during the initial PXE boot process can't find eth0.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

can it be this caveat

"The above steps do not work, if the media director and the core utilize two different CPU architectures,ie. one is using AMD64 the other i386 (chroot won't work)."

My core is I386 and my media director is being loaded as AM64.

should I reload my core with the AM64 install? (it is 64 capable 2.4ghz core 2 duo processor)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Installation issues / Re: can't find /usr/pluto/diskless directory.
« on: June 11, 2008, 03:52:16 am »
Thanks for the response

I am looking on the Core, the actual media director won't get past the nic card install.

Installation issues / can't find /usr/pluto/diskless directory.
« on: June 11, 2008, 02:00:19 am »
I am tring to network boot a media director with a marvell yukon nic card, The  network boot detects but it stops at kernal panic can't find eth0. I understand that this is a driver issue and i have to go to the /usr/pluto/diskless directory, however it's not there. There is /usr/pluto but no "diskless" folder. What am i missing here? My MCE is the DVD x386 install, latest version. I have network booted other systems as media directors, but everything was detected fine on those.

Thanks in advance

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