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Correct me if I am wrong but I THINK it is at

Have you tried
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sudo apt-get install --fix-missingor
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sudo dpkg --configure -a?

If you can get into desktop/linuxmce admin page... I recommend looking at your network/settings and make sure that your nics arent swapped.

So... a note on linuxmce and wireless connections. This is the solution that worked for me outside of the networkmanager which is disabled.

I currently tether my phone to a pc, which is connected to a linksys router, and a wifi dongle on the core.

First you need to edit your /etc/network/interfaces

Presumably you have the following already

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auto lo

auto eth0 inet dhcp

auto eth1
iface eth1 inet static

after booting with my dongle in, there is no change here or in admin page... but I know my dongle is recongizable, the networkmanager is just disabled, and I didn't install with the dongle, because I didn't want confusion. So I just injected what I knew from previous installs that it wanted to see, as follows...

First, we must edit the /etc/network/interfaces. I use vi, I don't see many others suggesting it, but I seem to get into trouble opening things in dolphin as administrator, and sometimes kate... this is no doubt due to my being green. So:
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sudo vi /etc/network/interfaces

Then press <Ins> and insert the line
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auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp

After the eth1 lines.
In vi, you will need to press esc and then ":write" w/o quotes to save, and then ":q"  w/o " to quit.

Now, I live in the middle of nowhere and have no need to secure my connection... so this is for an unsecured wifi network, which is typically not recommended. We will make a little config file to catch a specific essid, so you will need to know your it.

Now back to prompt we type
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sudo vi /etc/rc.local

Press "Ins" and enter on the line above "exit 0"
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ifconfig wlan0 down
dhclient -r wlan0
iwconfig wlan0 essid "ESSID_IN_QUOTES"
iwconfig wlan0 mode Managed
ifconfig wlan0 up
dhclient wlan0

Now, let's make that an executable that starts when the pc does.
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sudo chmod +x /etc/rc.local
For instant gratification, or if the connection is lost for any reason after boot, type

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sudo sh /etc/rc.local
This should all be used only AFTER linuxmce is successfully installed. The install requires input on eth0

See for more on unmanaged wireless connectivity with wifi... but my experience is to ignore code requesting you bring the wired adapters down or up.

After the install I basically switched my nework from the wireless router (w/o DHCP) connected to the linux box on install, feeding my tethered/wireless connection FROM my windows pc, to the router over a hard line, to dropping a wireless dongle on the LinuxMCE  and the router on the PC side, still without dhcp.

*as a side note, the reason I choose the tethered droid over the mifi is that verizon has a 5 gb cap on the mifi, and on a tethered droid if you pay for the service... however if you tether outside of the vzmanager you are on an unlimited plan.

I am reading the dist-upgrade might have been a mistake and the source of my mythtv probs... due to the .22 to .23 in avenard. Don't know. Not working. Not avail in computing. Fighting now. Will prob start over again.

Will let you know.

PS... on the ICS wireless thing above... best to turn off DHCP on router.


NICs were swapped. Odd... as each other time the on board gblan has been eth0. Strange. I wonder how many times this has been a lurking issue... because when I have checked in the past eth0 has indeed been the on board. I will have to do some fresh installs on different drives and track.

So because of my location I cannot get "real" internet. My only options are a verizon mifi2200, and a tethered droid. All of the warnings to use eth0 are correct. You need to do that. So after a lot of renaming/disabling etc I realized faking it doesn't work so much. My only option to get the WWAN to eth0 was using windows ICS (internet connection sharing). This seemed to bring up a host of new problems, and this is how I dealt with them.

Asus m3n78-ev
phenom II... cant rememb clock
4GB ram ddr2 800
128 gb SSD for OS
LSI Megaraid 150-6 (cheap, slow, but effective. Shame I dont have a board running around with pcix) caps logical drive size to 2tb, I don't care what the firmware update says.
4x2tb in raid5 + HSS

Done this install with many different types, at least 6, all w same problem.

OSs using ICS (not at same time)
xp pc
vista pc
7 pc

Here is the problem.
update typically stalls out downloading
dist-upgrade always stalls out downloading
lmce always stalls out downloading

These failures occur on files of any size... in different places. Now what it looks like to me is that IPv6 is querying the piss out of the router and after enough of that the connection is lost until broken and re-tried. The bugs related to this are supposed to have been fixed in karmic... and it seems to only be an issue for me on the ICS side of downloading.

Except the ttf-mscorefonts. That fails on any connection.

Now when these scripts are done, some of them do cleanup which removes things necessary for the install. The broken packages show as existing, and do not install further.

So, my advice, if you are forced to use this sort of setup, is firstly, during update/dist-upgrade,  to drop the 2nd nic from the router/switch/hub. Then save the output of any term sessions. Go back and find the broken dl links, apt-get remove them... --purge does not work out so clean, so avoid if possible. I don't know why. I am sure it is due to my ignorance in linux. Then apt-get install them again.

Once the AVWizard comes alive, this stalling out nonsense seems to fix itself, so plug your 2nd nic back in.

Mythtv components are AWESOME at committing suicide on dl. You have to watch them, in particular, very carefully.

ICS SEEMS to be happier on XP... but I could be making that up.

Lastly, wtg guys on beta 2. I want to be like you when I grow up.

Developers / Re: Hulu desktop app for Linux released
« on: November 26, 2009, 10:38:07 pm »
My mysterious lady parts have stopped hurting. Thank you.

License cost isn't an issue with these clients.

Users / Re: Android Orbiter
« on: November 26, 2009, 07:08:41 pm »
*edited out error

Side note... droid has a magnetomer. In verizons infinite wisdom, the only cases they had at my store had magnetic clasps, which will ruin the phone in this capacity. Do not get a case w a magnet.

Developers / Re: Hulu desktop app for Linux released
« on: November 26, 2009, 06:17:35 pm »
Thom is my hero. That is why I am so touchy.

I don't want a fortune. I want people to have a great product that stops costing ME thousands of dollars. I just want to recoup some losses. My current working system:

4x2 TB HW RAID 5 = 5.7Tb (finally booting from lsi megaraid 150-6)
ASUS m3n78-ev
Phenom II 2.8 dual
8gb corsair 800
Big corsair psu

UI2 alpha on 7.10 audio over optical/HDMI

Zwave cheap modules for lighting/climate

Alarm system I built on a 16 zone seimens PLC w autodial from a trac phone and a big gc unit. Not finished but functional.

I have several clients ready to buy. Haven't sold any because it, and I, are not ready.

I have a small computer shop, and we just picked up a large national client... so my time is limited lately to develop for something we do not do. In a few months my nerds will be able to handle most of the duties for the big client.

I love lmce, and am humbled and awed by this community, and would like very much to be a part of it. I just have to feed the fam while I play. Money is less of an issue now. It is just time.

I have not given up on 8.10, it solves so many 7 issues. I am just too dumb to make it work well. But I'm getting smarter... I really just want to get the guys foaming at the mouth a stable system by christmas.

Users / Re: Android Orbiter
« on: November 26, 2009, 05:41:51 pm »
I am in for 100.

Developers / Re: Hulu desktop app for Linux released
« on: November 26, 2009, 05:06:06 am »
I don't fly, and I am always above board.

Not really sure what the attitude is about, but as it is shared by a few I have to assume I am just coming across as a douche.

I have a background in java portlet dev and designing/programming autonomous PLC based control systems. I have, to this point, only asked questions. My practical reasons for wanting to stick with 7 do not require anyones approval. I have been screwing around with lmce for about 6 months, almost entirely offline, and have done some interesting things, considering how green I am to linux and how long it has been since I punched code.

I am here because I want to help. I need to be in a position to do so first. IF I can reach that point serving a need... I guess I don't understand why someone would take issue with it. Trying not to get all butt hurt over your comment Thom, but its tough when I walk in holding such respect for you. You said you could write THIS in a day which was what caught my attention. Sounded like a good place to start.

Developers / Re: Hulu desktop app for Linux released
« on: November 22, 2009, 05:39:46 am »
Instead of wasting time and energy implementing something for an old, out of date version that is already well underway in the new version, why not get yourself a copy of 0810 and learn by either squashing bugs or by implementing (or finishing) other new features?

First, because it is not a waste of my time. Until 810 becomes more stable I have to sell working products/feature enhancements to pay for the time and hardware to throw at development. 710 works in a production environment with little annoyance. Learning and tinkering is one thing, trial by fire another. I want to tinker with a system I can sell. I would be drowning trying to squash bugs. I need development time. I am rusty, and a bit out of my element. I am a good at what I do... and somewhat task obsessed... and an insomniac. I offer value, but I know how I work. I need my feet wet. Bug running when I don't understand the processes behind the bugs would be the wrong way for me to learn. I need to develop first. If I can afford myself a couple of months at a time, I can do some damage here.

I think the picture viewer/slideshow idea is fantastic, and where I am going.

Thanks to all. Once work slows just a little, I'll be all in.

Developers / Re: Hulu desktop app for Linux released
« on: October 29, 2009, 02:48:14 pm »
I guess I thought it was integrated into beta. I was looking for a project, and since Thom said he wanted us to do it to begin with, and should be pretty easy, I would try to make my own for 710 without cheating and looking at his. Banging my head against a thing I have no way of knowing will work seems less helpful in a learning capacity than a thing I know will work if I do it right. No Godzilla sized bugs etc.

Developers / Re: Hulu desktop app for Linux released
« on: October 28, 2009, 04:16:16 am »
So would it be equally easy to make a 0710 port for this? Or are there dependencies not satisfied by gutsy?

Cause it sounds fun.

Developers / Project: Ranged I/O interpretation.
« on: October 26, 2009, 12:54:52 pm »
I am new to linux/LMCE as are so many of us. I have, until recently, used linux like the speech function on Stewie's mac. "It installed... Yay". I compiled some java a long time ago with it... and then LMCE gave me motivation.

A great number of automation products provide 4-20mA feedback, with range sets that trigger different events. It is my goal to build such a thing for LMCE. This way I can implement modular projects which are not tied to specific control modules, and use cat5 for power, feedback and control.

I will begin here.

And note my progress.

Installation issues / Re: Beta 0810 and nvidia drivers
« on: October 26, 2009, 12:14:28 pm »
Flickr dead, (just disable and remove... do not reload) and the desktop is (more) stable. It hangs now and again for a few seconds, but I am pretty sure this is caused or contributed by a cycling attempt to download and install pluto-nvidia-video drivers. I will connect it again tomorrow... er... later today to the internet and see if that goes away (I am used to dev offline... linux likes the internet too much me thinks).

If someone could please tell me how to monitor what LMCE is doing in the background, and frankly opening a debugger... I would like to see if I can actually fix something rather than splice wikis together. Sorry for being so unfamiliar. I don't need my hand held for the ride... but a compass would be really helpful.

Installation issues / Re: 0810 - MD HDD Install?
« on: October 26, 2009, 11:00:30 am »
This doesn't really address your question, but your desired result.

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