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Current install is LinuxMCE 8.10 beta 2 SVN 22969, UI2-3. HW; Mobo: Gigabyte E7AUM-DS2H, Core2 Duo E8400 (see sign for more HW info).

When using the desktop enviroment, I have been using the task window named "OrbiterGL" and this will take me back to LinuxMCE. But after working a while in the desktop, the orbiterGL becomes unresponsive. Now I only see the flickr picture shifting after selecting "PlutoGalleryViewer". Seems like the LinuxMCE menu system is whent to sleep.... ???

Now I have to do a forced restart, to get it working again :P

Users / New hardware for dedicated core build
« on: April 17, 2010, 11:23:48 pm »
I'am in a prosess of getting me a new platform for LMCE.

Looking at the new intel cpu Core i3 and socket LGA1156, it shows a very low power consumption, but have more power than core2 E8400.


Also considering a Core2 Duo set up with:

Both system will have the same total cost approximatly.

I have in order one Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-T-500-HD and one WinTV-HVR 4000 to put in the core. Also I have an Win TV-Nexus that also should be able to work with LMCE...

Is it considered gambling to try out a i3 system on LMCE this early, or will it work in a core enviroment?? Also considering the onboard GPU on the i3, will it display the installer in LMCE with the ALSA drivers?

Thanks for any comment  :)

I have read in this forum and on wiki about Hauppauge DVB cards. The WinTV-HVR 4000 and NOVA-T-500 seem to be working in linux. So I planned to order one of each, but then I noticed that the webstore offered now a HD version of these cards.

Will these HD cards work in LMCE, or should I try to get the older card without HD?
(I am at this stage not concerned about receiving or vewing HD streams, regular is just fine...)

I am living in Norway, so I need support for the MPEG4 H264 and AAC audio for the DVB-T features. I will also be using DVB-s. All free to air...

If someone have other card, type/brand to recommend, feel free to comment.


I'am installing LMCE 7.10 RC2 on my new core; 1TB hdd. I am following the "DVD Install And Custom Partitions" guide. To problems:

1. Step by step using fdisk to make the partitions from Ubuntu. The Alt + F2 dident work for me. I ended up partioning via an install off ubuntu:

sda1 = 60GB   /
sda5 =  2GB   Linux Swap
sda6 = 10GB   /mnt/recovery
sda7 = 0.9xTB rest

2. The notion:
"We need fool the LinuxMCE Installer into believing we already have a LinuxMCE installation. To do so we have to create a single file. If you are using the LMCE DVD, it has created the /media/target directory to use below"
What do I need to do, in order to "fool" the LinuxMCE Installer. I need a step by step instructions here as well. :P

Yes I am a newbie at linux, and I am most struggeling with the terminal, partitions, where do my file and folders end up/or how to separate my privat files, from the linux system files. And it all sums up in how do the file system actually work in linux, as suppose to windows.... struggeling here again  :D

Well much to learn :P, if anyone have some god tutorial on these matters, dont heasitate to donate som links ;)

Users / New Hardware for Core Linux MCE
« on: August 17, 2008, 09:45:56 pm »

I have been installing some test systems with LMC 7.10b4, I now want to build a Core for my setup. After som reading in the wiki and forum post, I have selected these components:

Chassis:          Lian Li Minitower, Aluminium, Mini Cube, Sort
CPU:               Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
Cooler for CPU: NorthQ NQ-3580 Siberian Tiger
Memory:          OCZ Gold XTC 4096 MB DDR2 PC6400
HDD:               Samsung Spinpoint F1 1 TB
Power supply:   Seasonic S12-II 380W
Mainboard:       XFX nForce 630i+GF7150 or Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H, nForce-630i+GF7100 -Both card are m-ATX, Socket-775, DDR2, HDMI, PCI-Ex16.

Hovever I not quite satisfied with the mobo, on to points:

-to few PCI slots
-single channel ram.

My reason for selecting one of these mobos is that they also can be used as Core/Hybrid and MD, with UI2.

Also on the CPU, have I been thinking; will the heat emission be to heavy for my low noice sysem??

If someone have a requmendation for an ATX mobo with an onboard grafic that can handle the install of LMCE, I would like to know about it... :-*

Well, any feedback on this setup will be nice ;-)

I am using the Hauppauge WinTV-NEXUS-S DVB Card ver 2.2. see here for wiki info;

After following this Wiki article here
In any regard, once you find and obtain the necessary firmware for your device, copy it into the appropriate hotplug directory. The location of this directory depends on your distribution, but normally it's one of these:


Because that LMCE did not recognized my card, it proberly needs a new firmware. I downloaded
from So then I wanted to take the downloaded firmware file, and place it in the /lib/firmware folder in LMCE. When I do this in KDE it gives me Access denied dialog box,,,, ???

How do I get root/access to copy files in the KDE enviroment/GUI/desktop ???

I have read a loot on this forum using sudo su in terminal window with linuxmce password, but no change. Also accessed the network with my username and password, but still no access...

Do I have to do the file transfer through the terminal window or what...!

This is bugging me now, something is kidding me :P

Please point me in the right light wave :D

Users / LMCE lockup when ripping CD -Needs to do a cold reboot!
« on: April 23, 2008, 11:33:25 pm »
LMCE 710B4

I have followed the wiki on installing lame on LMCE here

And here is a screenprint of the Terminal window, when installing LAME:


This is my first attemt to install somthing in LMCE via terminal :P

Some tipo on this pls :)

Users / New hardware switch & NIC for MD network setup -any comment?
« on: April 21, 2008, 11:07:51 pm »

I have a Core/Hybrid working, and want to expand with connecting a coupe of MD's. See my Signature for spec on my Hybrid.

I see that on wiki ASUS GigaX1108N is requmented as the main switch in a LMCE setup see spec here

Also looking at Netgear GS608 (low-priced) see info here it looks like GS608 has one protcol more;
IEEE 802.1p (QoS)
Dont know if it means anything...

For the network cards I am looking on PCI-e versions(keep PCI slots for my tuners). Intel have the PRO/1000 PT Desktop Adapter, look here for info

DeZen DZ-LCE1000, PCI-Ex1, LAN Card 100/1000MBIT network card(less expencive)  see info here

For the intel NIC I see that there is a driver for Linux:
This driver is intended for 2.4.18 through 2.6.x kernels.
see here*&lang=eng&strOSs=39&submit=Go%21 if that is needed :-\

Any user comment or view points on this, will be appreciated :-*

Finaly seem to have my installation working as a core/hybrid :)

So I added my Windows XP NTFS SATA 500GB media HDD, with mp3, mpeg2, avi, divx files. It installs in LMCE, I choose LMCE file structure and Public. Waited until LMCE states that finish installing new device, and did a reboot. Checked for Video and Audio in the UI2 GUI, but nothing is displayet.

When I go into KDE Desktop GUI, I can play all the media files, and copy them over to the core HDD Home folder, but nothing is displayed in LMCE.... :-\

From KDE Desktop:

And I can transfer to HOME:

But not to Root:

My Specs:
200GB IDE HDD Core/Hybrid installed
500GB SATA HDD NTFS media files
2 Nic's GBits installed.
No MD installed

I have read many topics on this but haven't found any fiks, only that it should be possible:

Presumably since your 300GB drive came from a Windows machine it is currently formatted NTFS... which means it will be read only (but mountable).
Ref link:

Please advise ;)

I currently have UI1 working fine on my EPIA EN12000. If I install the latest driver v0.8 dated 04 December 2007 for Ubuntu 7.10, will UI2/3 work?


I have played around now for while with LinuxMCE on my hardware:

VIA EPIA EN 12000 with integrated VIA UniChrome Pro AGP graphics           -working in UI1 (used as CORE)
ASUS A7V880-VIAKT880 ATX, SocketA, Sapphire Radeon 9600Pro 128MB    -PXE bootable as MD
MSI-K8NGM2-FID, nF430, GF6150, mATX, S939                                      -IO error copying files to HD (no PXE).

I was hoping to use the MSI mobo with UI2 or 3, but there seems to be a problem somewhere. I have tried to update from Bios v3.5 to the latest 3.7 but no luck.  :(

Full spec for my MEDIA PC: MSI-K8NGM2-FID, nF430, GF6150, mATX, S939. AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+. Samsung HD 250GB & 400GB. Corsair 2x512 MB DDR PC3200 400Mhz CL2. NEC DVD+/-RW ND4551A. Seasonic S12-330; +3.3v/20A, +5v/20A, +12v1/8A, +12v2/14A

I have also tried 7.10 beta 3 and 7.04.

Also on the CD installation there is an error; after GRUB loading I got "Error 15"  ???

I belived that this board should be excelent for LMCE since it got Nvidia 6150..... Any comment on this?

I installed the DVD version. My harware is VIA EPIA EN12000EG Mini-ITX.

Under the installation I didn't get any picture on the Wizard Guide (the girl who is talking...) and there was a big latency in the Wizard.

When it reboots after the installation it starts well and it gets to the GUI with my user name displayed. But after a while it returns to a "DOS" like GUI and ask for username and password:

Ubuntu 7.10 dcerouter tty1
dcerouter login:

I have tried my own name and LinuxMCE both on login and password, like the tutorial says.

The funny thing is that when i try to enter password the coursor dont move or display any of what i enter.... ???

Thanks for any view on this issue :-*

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