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Users / Re: Need a good low profile Sound card
« on: September 21, 2009, 08:23:27 pm »
I think I should write something down here.
I am very picky for my sound quality. I read a lot good review about Asus Xonar series and got myself Xonar D2 sound card.
Few months ago I tried it on Ubuntu but did not get my spdif out so I switched to XP and used it for a while and I love it.

Just two days ago. I installed 8.10 Linuxmce and wow.. soundcard work out of the box. I am getting Optical spdif out without any problem. Nothing gets better than this.... Its awesome !!!!!

Hope this helps...


Installation issues / Re: Resolved - This orbiter will be closed message.
« on: September 21, 2009, 07:46:49 pm »
Thank you for your prompt reply. I guess i shall wait.

Installation issues / Re: Logitech Dinovo Mini
« on: September 21, 2009, 02:38:27 pm »

Did you see this wiki?


OKey. here is my story. I did fresh install 8.10 two days ago and my logitech Dinovo was kinda plug in play. mouse pad was working just fine. all the media buttons as well. to get my Fn7 and Fn8 keys working i followed wiki guide. but it seems to me little confusing. I have few questions for the wiki guide.

Q 1.  where should I add the line, options usbhid quirks=0x046d:0xc71f:0x00080000 in my options file ? I mean beginning or end ?  What is the command in Kubuntu to edit text file ?

Q.2  My /etc/X11/xorg.conf file does not have any thing that says.....

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier     "Keyboard0"
   Driver         "keyboard"
   Option         "XkbLayout" "us"
   Option         "XkbVariant" "basic"
   Option         "XkbModel" "pc105" 

so what am I suppose to do. ?

I modified my /usr/share/X11/xkb/keycodes

put those FK08 ; FK07 numbers and  I got my window key working but still no key working to bring main menu.  I am lost , Please help me.

by the way, I am editing those files with sudo kate (file path) in terminal. I am not sure is it the proper way ?


Installation issues / Re: 810 setup - repository errors
« on: September 21, 2009, 02:21:05 pm »

I really don't understand why you guys are having repository/troubles building a Core.

I've rebuilt alpha so many times and have never had a problem.

Sorry Hari about the bandwidth.

Just in case it's procedural, here's what I do...

                                             Installation of LinuxMCE-0810 alpha2


   1. Install Kubuntu 0810 (Intrepid Ibex).

   2. After Kubuntu software has been installed perform a reboot (follow instructions on screen).

   3. After login, open the K Launch Manager to Applications > System > Terminal.
      Log in as root - enter...

      sudo su -
      [sudo] password for XXXXXX:   (XXXXXX is your username -The password is what you specified during
      the kubuntu installation.)

   4. To see the active kernel enter...

      uname -r

      At the time of writing it is

   5. Run aptitude update and aptitude dist-upgrade to get the latest Kubuntu updates.


      apt-get update
      apt-get dist-upgrade

   6. If required (Nvidia card installed), enable the most recent NVIDIA restricted (video) driver.

      This can be done by

      a) selecting the hardware icon on the task bar and activating the recommended version.

      b) navigating via the K Launch Manager to Applications > System > Hardware Drivers.
      Enter your password (if required) and highlite the latest version.
      Then select the Activate button to download and install the driver.

      c) If your card can not be enabled from a or b open the K Launch Manager to 
      Applications > Add/Remove Software Adept Installer and search for NVidia. 
      Select the latest binary driver.

      (After doing the apt-get dist-upgrade in step 5, the latest nvidia driver should be 180.)

      Restart the system to activate the latest nvidia driver.

   7. After the reboot to see the active kernel enter...

      uname -r

      At the time of writing it is  (The 180 nvidia driver should be active at this
      point from step 6.  Check the hardware icon in the task bar.)

   8. After login, open the K Launch Manager to Applications > System > Terminal.
      Log in as root - enter...

      sudo su -
      [sudo] password for XXXXXX:   (XXXXXX is your username -The password is what you specified during
      the kubuntu installation.)

   9. Enter...

      wget -c

  10. Unpack the tar file. Enter...

      tar xvf new-installer-alpha-latest.tar.gz

  11. Then change to the just created new-installer directory.

      cd new-installer

  12. Run the following scripts (in order):,,


  13. When completed reboot the system.
      After the restart wait for the system activity to stop.
      The A/V wizard will appear.

  14. Setup your requirements using the A/V wizard.
      When you have finished the A/V setup the X window will restart.
      The system will start various processes.  Please be patient as this will take a while.

Personal System Changes (edited)

To get the Core to play decrypted and encrypted DVD's.

  1. Install extra packages.

      /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/ (this installs libdvdcss2)  [may need to install libdvdread3]
      apt-get install w32codecs
      apt-get install kubuntu-restricted-extras

I hope this helps to avoid issues.

These steps are really amazing. It worked just perfect for me. Its just you have to be extremely patience. It took me whole night. but at the end system was working just fine. Thanks.

Installation issues / Re: Resolved - This orbiter will be closed message.
« on: September 21, 2009, 02:17:01 pm »
I have just installed fresh 8.10 and it was working fine until the update.
Now I am facing the same problem.
It took me a night to install the system, is there any other way to solve the problem rather than reinstalling ?

Installation issues / Re: Asus Xonar series soundcard
« on: December 11, 2008, 03:55:56 pm »
Thank you for your reply.

I highly appreciate it.
My problem is,, I got Dell's poweredge server which does not have any onboard sound card , So I have to buy something out there.

But any ways..

Once again,, thanks for your reply

Edition : Oh I forgot to mention, I read somewhere that latest kernel released in Linux supports Asus Xonar series,
My questions are.. what kernel our Linuxmce runs on ? how can I find out what version of kernel am I running and Can we upgrade the kernel ?
If Yes,  How ?

I hope someone will show me a direction.


Installation issues / Asus Xonar series soundcard
« on: December 10, 2008, 05:23:57 am »
I am gathering hardwares for my linuxmce.
My research says, recently Asus has come out with its Xonar series sound card and there are pretty good reviews of the card.
I am planning to buy Asus Xonar D2 PCI sound card..
These are quite powerful cards.
But looks like there is no driver so far for linux.

I wonder if Developers can come out with its driver solution...
Or should I try it on my system? I am ready to experiment if somebody ready to help me.

I shall wait until someone replies to my post.

Thank you.

Help Wanted / Re: D-link DSM-510 media player as MD
« on: August 13, 2008, 05:11:26 pm »
hello, thank you so much for reply.

Basically i am from IT filed.. If you know more about how to set up such uPNP server. Please let me know the steps.

I would highly appreciate your help.

Thanks again.

Help Wanted / D-link DSM-510 media player as MD
« on: August 13, 2008, 03:49:30 am »
Hello there,, This is my first post and i am quite a newbiee to LinuxMce.

Yet I have setup a hybrid/core linuxMce server and I am able to netboot my Dell's Inspiron 1420 from core.

Before going in to further modification, an idea click in my mind that can i use my Dlink media player Model : DSM-510 as media director?

There are some unique features about this media player.

1. these days this player is quite cheap !!!
2. It has a Wired LAN adapter on its back. it is also able to connect to wireless network.
3. Most importantly, this device has HDMI  and SPDIF digital sound output (Optical) as well as alalog audio-video output.
    I am not sure how to put an image here on post,, but if you just goolge  "DSM-510" for image,, you can have better idea what i am talking about.
4. It has its own remote control, which We might can configure on our core.

This might be a new task for developers,, And i am ready to trial with my piece. if someone suggest me steps to follow.

This device runs "Medialounge Entertainment Network" software..

Please take a look of its user manual,, easily available on Dlink,, and let me know, if i am thinking towards an absolutely impossible task or do i have some Hope here !!!!

I hope someone find this interesting and guide me to proceed further.

Thanks a lot.


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