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Installation issues / Re: "No internet connection" 12.04 installer (solved)
« on: February 22, 2014, 12:11:49 am »
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.

Jamo can you please paste the contents of resolv.conf as the dvd had it?  I have yet to sync the lastest snap.

J.

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Does the AVWizard shares the same vid config as the splash screen?.  Can this be fixed or is there any walk around?

They do not share configuration.  The splash screen is controlled by the kernel on boot.  The lmce-plymouth-theme package may be forcing the video resolution to 1024x768.  You can check /etc/initramfs-tools/modules and /etc/default/grub for possible locations this could be set.

To be honest we need some TLC on the boot splash screens as there have been updates in 1204 vs previous releases.  Many systems now use a text based splash when an appropriate framebuffer driver is not present during boot, we have not yet created a text based splash to use in these situations so everything shows the graphic splash.  This does not work with all video cards properly.

J.

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Installation issues / Re: 12.04 - video config (AVWizard)
« on: February 21, 2014, 11:53:05 pm »
Sounds good.  /me crosses fingers.

J.

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Hi,

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.

That's quite odd.  The nvidia-current package should be on the dvd.  Can you pastebin the contents of /etc/sources.list and `ls /usr/pluto/deb-cache/*`. 

Thanks for testing!

J.

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Hi,

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.

Cheers

Hmm.  That's very odd behaviour and not standard behaviour for a sound card.

J.

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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.

Install third party software is not required with lmce.  It installs codec packs mostly, and we install the items that lmce requires.

Can you pastebin the file /etc/asound.conf and /etc/pluto/xine.conf please after you have been through the AVWizard.  What are the complete audio options that you are choosing?  Is this Stereo/hdmi?  We will need specifics in order to try and find the problem.

J.

J.

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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.

Let me know what you find.  I believe that the dvd is set to use a google nameserver at the moment.  I will also test here.

J.

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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?

The .jpg is the original image file, the .jpg.tnj file is a thumbnail image for use in lmce menus and datagrids and .id3 files are used to store metadata about files.  These are all normal files to find on an LMCE system.

J.

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I've been going nuts with dhcp addressing issues taking control of things it shouldn't.

This is by design.  The system must act as the dhcp server to enable proper device discovery at this point.  We are open to patches to extend this functionality.

J.

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Installation issues / Re: LinuxMCE on raspberry pi
« on: February 18, 2014, 11:06:24 pm »
rpi MDs create automatically following the wiki instructions now and will bring you to Orbiter UI1 when the setup is complete.  This is by no means a fully working/supported installation.  I will be concentrating on making rpi-b qMDs but I had to restore all the functionality I had prior to moving forward.

J.

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Installation issues / Re: 12.04 install, motion wrapper
« on: February 18, 2014, 11:03:02 pm »
This is updated now and a new package will be created and pushed to the repository.  Thanks cfernandes!

J.

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Hi guys,

As there are significant issues with the installations you two have been reporting on I'm going to suggest that you both have some serious issues with the installs.  Flickr is working great on fresh 1204 installs here.  There is nothing that has changed for AV setup in recent snapshots either.

If I had to guess I would say that it sounds like some serious networking problems during install prevented the system from configuring and installing properly.  That is my reaction from all of your posts I have just read.

J.

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Installation issues / Re: 12.04 - video config (AVWizard)
« on: February 18, 2014, 10:50:49 pm »
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  • Firstly, when selecting an option from the initial screen resolution, connector, frequency page and pressing next (or enter), it can take a really long time to show the screen where you have to confirm. Like 8 minutes! Any idea what's going on there? That's, of course, tricky, because you tend to be doing something else so catching the "yes it's ok" bit in 10 seconds is tricky.
I've never seen this happen.

  • Secondly - 1280x1024 doesn't seem to work any more. I select it because it's definitely what I had previously, but
    when it "tests" it, the screen is oversized - ie  lots of the buttons are offscreen. I went through with it anyway, because
    I figure maybe there's something quirky about avwiz and I could guess my way through blindly having done
    it so often ;-) But then when I finally get to a running system it's the same problem - the menu bar is offscreen.
    And when I check the monitor it says it's receiving 1024x768, not 1280x1024 which I chose.

    I can confirm that in webadmin the media director video settings are 1280 1024/60.
The intel video drivers have changed drastically from 1004 to 1204 and could be part of the issue.  Otherwise I'm not entirely sure.


I can't see any Xorg.conf file. Do we use one anymore? How to troubleshoot?
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Yes we use xorg.conf (except on the rpi).  If you do not have an xorg.conf file after avwizard then there is an issue there for sure.

  • And then finally, just a question - Does the frequency still matter in the AVWiz screen setup? Especially for LCD screens? Is there a default? I'm assumig 50 or 60 Hz? Will it make much difference? Should one experiment with these?
It does not make a difference on LCD monitors (that I have tried).  But is very important for proper operation of CRT monitors.  I'm not sure how this data is being utilized in the current AV setup scripts.

J.

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Installation issues / Re: 14-Feb-2014 build notes.
« on: February 18, 2014, 10:44:22 pm »
"is connected to the internet" always failed no matter which ethernet cable was in eth0 or eth1.

This is a known issue and will not affect the installation in any way.

I have not had any of the other issues you describe.

J.

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None of these problems *appear* to be system problems with LMCE.  I (and none of the devs) are experiencing issues like this.  Ususally this is down to NIC problems or other network problems (cabling, switches)... 

J.

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