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Installation issues / Re: LinuxMCE Networking Fails During Install
« on: June 16, 2007, 02:34:02 am »
For others that are having this problem (I assume you fixed it since you're a Linux guru):

To prevent it from fubar'ing your networking during install, try killing the network manager before install:

Get the process IDs to kill:

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ps -A | grep Network
Then kill each process by it's PID (run this twice, replacing <PID HERE> with each PID, one at a time):

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kill <PID HERE>
Then restart your network:

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sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
Then install LinuxMCE! Using this method shouldn't require applying updates prior to LinuxMCE installation:

1) Install and boot Kubuntu Feisty
2) Kill network manager
3) Restart network manager
4) Install LinuxMCE

Installation issues / Re: Why only vesa?
« on: June 16, 2007, 02:26:03 am »
I haven't had any success with the nvidia drivers to use UI2. The first time I installed LinuxMCE, I already had the Automatix2 nVidia drivers installed, and it looked great, dual monitors working with max resolution, but I wanted UI2 with alpha blending. So I set out on a journey to get it working!

I'm on my 9th install of Kubuntu/LinuxMCE. Each time I install LinuxMCE, I start with a fresh copy of Kubuntu. I might want to ghost this partition soon if this is going to be many more times before I get it working.

Anywho, I took the necessary steps that Kurt suggested, installing the latest Nvidia drivers from their website. When I reboot, it just sits at a black window with a flashing cursor. So I hit Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get to another console, and I restore my xorg.conf, startx, and voila, I'm back in.

Then I did some comparing of the xorg.conf that failed and the xorg.conf that was good. The only difference was:

Non-Working xorg.conf: Did not contain DRI; used nvidia driver; did not specify BusID under "Device" heading
Working xorg.conf: Contained DRI; used vesa driver; specified a BusID under the "Device" heading: BusID      "PCI:1:0:0"

Click here to view working [vesa driver] xorg.conf
Click here to view non-working [nvidia driver] xorg.conf

Now when I try to modify just that driver line to say "nvidia", then I type "startx" it results in:
Click here to view non-working [nvidia driver] startx log

When I change it back to "vesa" and then type "startx" it results in:
Click here to view working [vesa driver] startx log

And finally, my lshwd -id output:
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00:00.0 1106:3189:1106:3189 Host bridge: VIA Technologies Inc.|VT8377 CPU to PCI Bridge (via-agp)
00:01.0 1106:b168:0000:0000 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies Inc.|PCI-to-PCI Bridge (AGP) (unknown)
00:0e.0 13f6:0111:10fd:a715 Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc.|CM8738 (snd-cmipci)
00:0f.0 1103:0004:1103:0001 RAID bus controller: Triones|HPT366 (hptraid)
00:10.0 1106:3038:1106:3038 USB Controller|UHCI: VIA Technologies Inc.|VT82C586B USB (uhci_hcd)
00:10.1 1106:3038:1106:3038 USB Controller|UHCI: VIA Technologies Inc.|VT82C586B USB (uhci_hcd)
00:10.2 1106:3038:1106:3038 USB Controller|UHCI: VIA Technologies Inc.|VT82C586B USB (uhci_hcd)
00:10.3 1106:3104:1106:3104 USB Controller|EHCI: VIA Technologies Inc.|VT8235 USB Enhanced Controller (ehci-hcd)
00:11.0 1106:3177:1106:3177 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies Inc.|VT8233A PCI to ISA Bridge (via-ircc)
00:11.1 1106:0571:1106:0571 IDE interface: VIA Technologies Inc.|VT82C586 IDE [Apollo] (via82cxxx)
00:12.0 1106:3065:1106:0102 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies Inc.|VT6102 [Rhine II 10/100] [߷] (via-rhine)
01:00.0 10de:00f6:1682:217e VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corp.|GeForce 6600 GS (nvidia)
---:--- 0000:0000:0000:0000 Mouse: Generic PS/2 Wheel Mouse [/dev/psaux] (msintellips/2)

Most people would give up after 3 bad installs...but not me. I went out and bought a 42" 1080p LCD just so I could have a decent TV for LinuxMCE. It wasn't until the 4th of 5th install that I actually got to see the LinuxMCE interface running.

Any advice/help is very much appreciated.

I totally posted in the wrong topic. My apologies.

Now it's stuck at:

* Reloading /etc/samba/smb.conf                [ OK ]
* Running local boot scripts (/etc/rc.local)    [ OK ]
* Reloading /etc/samba/smb.conf                      _

This has not reached [ OK ] yet. Could my problem be related to Samba?

Hi, I recently install LinuxMCE 1.1 Beta 2 from Kubuntu (I installed KDE from aptitude in Ubuntu, then changed the session to KDE and installed LinuxMCE).

When my computer tries to boot, it sticks at "* Running local boot scripts (/etc/rc.local)             [ OK ]" and continues to switch between two screens. The first screen looks like a normal boot process, with "[ OK ]"s down the right hand side, and the other screen just says "* Starting MySQL database server mysqld"

Any suggestions?

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