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Developers / Re: Building for 0810
« on: January 10, 2009, 12:49:23 pm »
I try to post my experiences with the alpha1:
1) System: Tyan N6650W w/Nforce3600pro. Single Opteron 2352, 4gb RAMDDR2-667reg, dual GB-NIC. ATI 2600XT-256. Install as Core (ev. hybrid). Second: Diskless MD with Nvidia 630a chipset, 2GB RAM, Athlon Be2350.
2) Installation of 8.10 without problems.
But the next 2 days...

- dire problems with networking, because the core should directly connect via PPPOE to the internet. With many work (not a newbie, but no expert either), I got all installed and configured. It would be a great improvement for me, if the alpha/beta-versions of LMCE don't touch the external networking at all: configuring network before installing LMCE is obligatory to get the updates and drivers, configuring dhcp and eth1 would be enough  ::)

- Second problem with networking: the core/router does not route...  ??? getting access from other PCs of the network (non-MD, IP via dhcp of the core) to the internet on eth0/ppp0 was possible after using:
echo 1 >> /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o ppp0 -a -j MASQUERADE
I have to do this every bootup, so can that be fixed permanently? Or have I done st unusual?
- The problems with ATI were dire and are so far unsolved: when using fglrx, the systems boots into blank screen without any reaction (keyboard dead, etc). Using radeon or vesa without problems. So I use currently radeon+UI1.
- I still have problems with the diskless boot of the MD. I did as written in the Wiki (rebuild i386, quickreload). MD starts PXE-booting, but tells something about missing NFS:
"running /scrips/nfs-premount" -> "mount call failed: 13" -> "retrying ..." - many times until taking busybox. Any ideas?

Aside from these problems, the systems seems to be running fine. I'll begin the configuration the next days.
I wish you a happy new year! - and many thanks for the work you do!

Congratulations, you have just single handedly figured out why it's an alpha version, well done!  ::) ::) ::)

You still have to single handedly figure what  alpha  testing means. Good luck on project. call me when you figure it out. and good luck on alpha version.

Developers / Re: Building for 0810
« on: December 21, 2008, 03:33:20 pm »
not like anybody will use my assumptions as facts.
i am happy you made it working. thank you.

Developers / Re: Building for 0810
« on: December 21, 2008, 01:04:58 pm »
As i see dependency is removed. I wasnt sure about it by now.
As far as I found out - you dont have to build lirc-modules on 8.10 (unless some specific patches) all modules are already included by default.
As about building them from source - its still failing for some reason which i couldnt find out.(short on knowledge) I tried with m-a and got error but nothing in logfiles. 

Developers / Re: Building for 0810
« on: December 17, 2008, 07:17:42 pm »
i kind of was testing. and still am testing.  ;D

I  did setup home router to work as dhcp server so i could install kubuntu with automatic ip asssignment.

Now installation is done, but still - when i will get lirc-pluto package? Fresh install doesnt have it - should i continue or i did something wrong again? i didnt touch kubuntu at all. (just ok and next)

dcerouter_99329:~# dpkg -l | grep -i lirc
ii  liblircclient0                            0.8.3-0ubuntu2+lmce2                        LIRC client library

(thats it. dont have lirc-pluto package yet again.)


Added IR transceiver. and again it failed to install lirc-pluto. Are you interested to look into this problem or this problem is affecting only my installations only?

lirc-pluto package isnt on any repository. If it should be built automatically then it fails appearently.

May be some of you could let me know where this package should come from. Then i can look to solve this problem myself.

edit2: i mean lirc-pluto depends on lirc-modules-2.6.22-14-generic which arent on repo.

Developers / Re: Building for 0810
« on: December 17, 2008, 06:47:49 pm »
i was under impression we all speak about same thing.

i was speaking about 8.10alpha1 instalation. guess you about 7.10?

Developers / Re: Building for 0810
« on: December 17, 2008, 06:24:39 pm »
sorry. can you give link?

Developers / Re: Building for 0810
« on: December 17, 2008, 05:47:09 pm »
you really mean dvd?

where i can get ready image? or i should make it myself?

p.s. kubuntu/ubuntu networking is broken out of the box. (try installing kubuntu with one static interface)

Developers / Re: Building for 0810
« on: December 16, 2008, 06:47:22 pm »
1) Start again, and use the DVD to install not the CDs (these are for a specific purpose) - the DVD has everything needed to install on a bare machine, so do not install Kubuntu or anything else first.

Thank you for responding.  i will go on it again then. got some ideas what i could do different.

2) Do not try to re-engineer the system. The steps you describe almost certainly will have screwed up LMCE and are not necessary. If something isn't working correctly, you need to identify the root cause, rather than patch around the symptoms - the forums can help you with this.

Problem is that all depend on your knowledge.
my network is not working after reboot of fresh installed kubuntu system(you can try simple setup with 1static ip interface). Root cause of it is that my resolv.conf file is empty after each reboot.
I am not that smart to find root cause of root cause so i end here and fix it. appears network manager is problem for this.
as about ddclient and awahi and ufw i saw problems with starting dhcp3 (which is installed by lmce) and as lmce is using its own iptables script i removed ufw.

Does Linuxmce really uses any of those packages?

3) Be certain you have the correct network setup (ie 2 NICs, etc)
thats only thing i am really sure. thought i am dissapointed about ubuntu/kubuntu ppl screwing already traditional system of configuring network.
(leaving only way to configure it from graphical interface.) even windows now can use command line to configure network setings.

SO generally i should be able to install lirc-pluto by simply reinstalling system? does it compile lirc-modules itself(on correct install) or there is ready package somewhere?

Developers / Re: Building for 0810
« on: December 15, 2008, 09:12:53 pm »
I am new to linuxmce.

while installing installer somehow missed lirc-pluto package.

I have following in /var/log/pluto/Spawn_cdc_7697.log  concerning `lirc-pluto'

+ apt-get -y install lirc-pluto
Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
Reading state information...
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.

Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  lirc-pluto: Depends: lirc-modules-2.6.20-15-generic but it is not installable or
                       lirc-modules-2.6.22-14-generic but it is not installable

trying to add by hand fails because i havent lirc-modules package in repositories.

should i build it somehow from sources?  (there is  lirc-modules-source package. )

If nobody else has this problem with lirc i can reinstall whole system and see how it goes then. I had issues with network (installer + kubuntu itself screws all setings) which i think i managed to solve.

I can provide my walktrough so far:
First fresh instalation of kubuntu fails to function properly with static ip (assigned on instalation)
as far as i figured i had to remove these packages to be able restore configuration manually.

uninstall ddclient
uninstall NetworkManager
uninstall avahi-*
then i had some problems with fw in some of my instalation tries - as a result i figured to remove ufw too as linuxmce uses its own scripts for iptables.

#change /etc/network/interfaces
#add >>
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static

#edit /etc/resolv.conf
#add >>

I run next session in screen(if remote)
#install linuxmce
sudo su - #This might ask for the password you specified earlier during the install of kubuntu.
cd /home/user/
wget -c
tar xvf new-installer-alpha1.tar.bz2
cd new-installer
edit (to not lose my ip again)
put outside iface ip + dns.


#Add my lcd native resolution


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