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Hopefully not premature, but if anyone else hits this gotcha, here's how I fixed it.
The problem: Right in the beginning of the installer, just after language selection, the installer checks requirements and reports on two things- The disk space (8.6Gb required) and the internet connection.
When the screen comes up, my internet connectinons is initially ticked (ie passes the test) and then it turns to a no-entry sign - ie fails the test and then the option to download updates while installing is also disabled.
I traced and resolved the problem as follows:
- "quitting" the installation which took me to an Ubuntu live desktop session
- opened a terminal to check network
- ping worked but no dns -> ie ping www.google.com failed but pinging the IP for www.google.com passed.
- modified /etc/resolv.conf: deleted the existing nameservers and replaced with the address of my local modem-router (192.168.10.1) which, I presume, forwards DNS requests to my ISP's nameservers.
- thereafter I was able to ping www.google.com successfully.
- Then re-ran the LinuxMCE12.04 installation from the desktop icon
This time, when I got to requirements, internet connection stayed clicked and I was able to proceed with installation.
I traced the problem to DNS. For some reason the nameservers specified in /etc/resolv.conf do not work for me so I just replaced them with a pointer to my local adsl-modem-router address (192.168.10.1) and that fixed it.
Does the AVWizard shares the same vid config as the splash screen?. Can this be fixed or is there any walk around?
Sorry for the delay I attempted to install the internet install to see if that worked but it was also a no go Kubuntu installed a driver for graphics before the LinuxMCE install but then left me with the AV wizard not running and the setup wizard started going mad and adding not just my drives but also itself dcerouter as a file share and still I had the no video issue.
So I have again attempted the DVD install and I have the same issue I had with the graphics driver as before, last time I resolved this by downloading and installing the Nvidia driver manually from a usb stick with the file I got from the Nvidia website which worked fine except for the no video issue.
Worth noting as well is that I have to edit the Grub boot line with nomodeset and turn off the splash and quiet boot to get this far otherwise I just get invalid format on my tv but attached is a picture of how far I get before it reboots and then I get an unlimited loop of this loading trying to install nvidia-current then shutdown then try again etc.
Does anyone have any further suggestions how to proceed? the graphics card if you cant make it out is Nvidia GT218 [Geforce 210] with a PCI-ID of PCI-0a65
Many thanks for your help.
What I found in alsamixer was if I muted headphone and line jack I could get sound on YouTube videos.
If I re-ran Setup Wizard I got audio (having only Sarah after earlier reload from scratch).
If I re-ran AVWizard everything returned to default and I had to unmute everything, but headphone and line jack, plus, push the volumes up.
I reloaded the 14-Feb-2014 again from scratch and I got Sarah but no audio.
(This time I checked "Install this third-party software" in "Preparing to install LinuxMCE.)
I'm presently trying to determine what the audio issue is.
My audio hardware is SIS SI7012 (Card0_SI7012;pci0000:00/0000:00:02.7) in AVWizard.
I don't think that's a bad guess. I had some errors come up during the installation regarding networking but when all was done and dusted the network was up and things were working. I wasn't sure if the issues were real or what everyone experiences.
I'll have a look at my install notes and see if I noted the errors, otherwise I'll clobber another install and take screenshots the old fashioned way.
If anyone has a working Flickr on 12.04 - under /home/public/data/pictures/flickr/2014/02/XX where XX is 18, 19, 20 do you have 2 or 3 same file numbers with extensions?
Like XXXXXXX.jpg XXXXXXX.jpg.tnj and/or XXXXXXX.jpg.id3?