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Users / Re: VIA supported yet? - MSI CN700T
« on: July 28, 2008, 05:07:18 am »
Well I attempted to follow that guide, and got up to the point where I could attempt to do a make and it wouldn't let me. When I ran the ./ --prefix=/usr command, it complained about an xorg server not being present.

I also noted that the help provided in that guide hasn't worked for other people. But I know people have been successful. Even if I can get this MD to work with UI1 support, I will be happy.

Can anyone offer a good guide to get this up and running? Basically my MD is NETBIOS based boot, diskless, and I can only SSH to it. It halts prior to loading up X Windows because the graphic drivers aren't there yet.

How can I get this to work? Thanks!

Users / VIA supported yet? - MSI CN700T
« on: July 27, 2008, 06:19:44 pm »
Hey guys,

 ??? ???
It's been a while since I've posted anything... mostly because I was waiting on some type of solution for my setup. Last I played with LinuxMCE was back in February, and I had just purchased my first media director, which was unsupported because of the on-board graphics chipset being VIA.

The motherboard that's in the media director is an MSI CN700. And my Core is currently running Beta 3 at the moment. The Media Director would work on a netboot up to the point where it needed to load X-windows for obvious graphic driver reasons.

Just curious if there's been any solution / workaround / fix for this yet that would be easy for me to implement. Thanks!


Users / Re: 1" and or 2.2" Low Power Stations
« on: February 19, 2008, 12:22:33 am »
Can do... still working on it at the moment

Installation issues / Can't Download Beta 3 Upgrade Script
« on: February 18, 2008, 03:39:08 am »
Hey guys,

I'm trying to upgrade my LMCE to Beta 3 using the upgrade script helpers... and the link doesn't seem to work.

I'm going to the wiki page

and then I click on the  gutsy-upgrade-scripts_0.1.0-1_i386.deb link. (

That link doesn't work. How can I get this?


Users / MD Boot Up Problem
« on: February 17, 2008, 05:51:23 am »
Hey all,

Received my NEW MD today and got it hooked in and all. I set the device to PXE boot, and it's receiving an IP successfully and running through the normal boot up procedure. Heck it even detects my SBLIVE 24 External USB SoundCard (Got it because MD didn't have Optical Outputs on it, and I wanted DTS sound).

In any case, the mobo is a MSI CN700T, which is based on VIA. It's MINI-ITX form factor, which is why I liked it. I'm running 0710 Beta 2 on my core at the moment (haven't updated it yet). in any case... it gets all the way down to "Helper Script Started", and seems to just sit there. If I hit enter... I'm given the prompt to login.

Not really sure what to do from here, or what my problem is. Help Please?

Users / Re: Quick ? about PXE Boot
« on: February 15, 2008, 11:11:21 pm »
Wait... I've been reading all about VIA chipsets on here... and I have heard people complaining about UI2, not UI1. ANd I thought that this would work out of the box with UI2 overlay. It's the VIA CN700 Chipset based with VIA C7 Processor.

If I need special drivers for this... where the heck do I get those?

Users / Re: DTS Audio Question?
« on: February 15, 2008, 11:07:07 pm »
Actually... What about this? The Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit External USB Sound Card.

Has an optical Audio output on it, and connects via USB... would that work?

Users / Re: DTS Audio Question?
« on: February 15, 2008, 11:03:28 pm »
No I checked the Mobo for that early on... an SPDIF... no header. Box says Audio supports 7.1 channel AC'97 Audio. It's got the 3 standard 3.5mm audio inputs, the Mic In, Line In, Speaker Out/Line Out.

Do they make a cheap USB type Audio Card that has SPDIF out? I mean the box is gonna be too small to add a card to it.

Users / Re: DTS Audio Question?
« on: February 15, 2008, 10:49:17 pm »
Yea damn... it's just 1 standard 3.5mm out. Not 8... say's it's a flexible 8 channel... but crap. Don't they make 3.5mm to Optical jacks? I thought they did anyways...

Users / Re: Quick ? about PXE Boot
« on: February 15, 2008, 05:42:10 pm »
Whoops, sorry, I meant it's an MSI CN700T, but it's a VIA chipset.

Users / DTS Audio Question?
« on: February 15, 2008, 05:24:04 pm »
Hey Guys,

Another question in relation to this new MD. Again, it's built on the VIA CN700T Motherboard. Audio says it's a "Flexible 8-Channel" Audio with Jack-Sensing, however, my understanding was that if you have a DTS AV Receiver, you could hook up your MD right to that, and voila, you now have DTS Enabled Media (assuming the media is DTS).

From past experience though, my understanding was that you could only achieve DTS sound through either a Digital Audio cable, or a Digital Coax cable. Is that true? The board doesn't have a pin configuration anywhere for SPDI/F out, and the audio outputs are standard 3.5mm stereo jacks.

The board does have 1 available PCI slot for an expansion board... though i'm unsure how exactly I'd get that to fit in the case I have.

What are my options here?

Users / Quick ? about PXE Boot
« on: February 15, 2008, 05:14:23 pm »
Hey guys, I just got a new MD. It's built with VIA CN700T Motherboard. I'm in the BIOS menu, and I've never setup PXE boot before (not even sure if this has that capability or not).

However, I see two Options that may apply...

Under Advanced BIOS Features --> Boot Sequence. I have the ability to select "Legacy LAN" from the list of Boot Devices.

Also Under Integrated Peripherals --> VIA OnChip PCI Device. There's an option called "Onboard LAN Option ROM" which is currently Disabled. The menu Item says it "Decides whether to invoke the boot ROM of the onboard LAN chip.

Do either of these 2 options apply? Just Trying to see how I can get this thing up and running.

Users / Re: FTP Services?
« on: February 15, 2008, 05:08:39 pm »
K great... wasn't sure if the SFTP services run by default or not.

Users / Re: FTP Services?
« on: February 14, 2008, 04:07:33 pm »

No actually, I was talking specifically about the FTP / SFTP "services" of the out-of-the-box CORE installation, not so much the client connectivity. I'd only use PuTTY anyways (not a big fan of the GUI based FTP clients). I use it all the time for other things.

My question was more directed towards the SFTP services of the CORE installation. Are they enabled by default? I'm not overly familiar with Ubuntu installations (I'm mostly a Solaris guy). Is there someplace I can easily go to modify the available list of directories, welcome screen, etc?

Doesn't have to be fancy... just need to setup basics.

No problem, I too get touchy when people step on my own Subject Matter Expertise, especially on forums (too many bad experiences). In any case, I appreciate your input and understand completely where you're coming from, especially since it's an Open Sourced Software as well as a open configuration (hardware) layout.

On the otherhand, what about a goog/tv front end? I wasn't sure if this was already built or not (still working on finalizing my OWN setup at home at the moment, but have played around a lot with the core software, not so much the MD yet). I did my MS in Information Security, so I'm uber sensitive in my network layout which is probably taking me the most time to setup in the best effecient way possible.

Just some thoughts... Thanks again.

I am sorry for coming across a bit clipped...

However, as someone who went through this doing multicast video transmission in the late 1990s, I went through all of this, already. So I do feel I am a bit qualified to comment.

I do have an RSS assisted torrent downloader on my list, because this is still within the bastion of fair use....

but rentable movies currently are subject to negotiation by both content production houses and their tightly coupled distribution houses. Since this system is open and source code is available to all, Hollywood will not enter into an agreement to provide content for such a service, unless it can be proven that the content can not be copied, or viewed without a proper matching transaction.

This is not a technical problem, but a political one, and those problems are always tougher to solve.

It could be done with a commercial locked down fork of the software, however, it would require a completely separate DCE Player device, that does not intertwine with the rest of the system, under a commercial license, we would not be able to provide source code to such a device.


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