Going through slowly this time and writing down the steps I take to report my current failures. I was hoping for advice on which path to install I should use prior to going through all of this again the wrong way.
Some fails so far: AV wizard too large on the screen so I couldnt select options, sara going techno on her openning phrase looping the first 3 words over and over but I could only see the top of her head, grey/black screen full screen message prompts about regening orbitor followed by error messages at the top of the screen ( I cannot read the orbitor configuration from the server, transperancy failed, a few others ) scrolling script failures --> start domain name service... bind 9 [fail] , starting NFS common utilities [fail], I got to the flicker orbitor once but it was locked to the upper left corner of the screen and reported errors to a seperate window about failure to load bluetooth, mythtv, and media "indentification?" something like that, my kde desktop panel stuck half way across my screen once and would not resize when I changed resolution ( which was now limited to 540x4?? ) , went into webadmin to raise my resolution back to 1280x960 and got a black screen.
So I have run into a few issues. On top of this my webdt366 hangs at the splash screen and the progress bar will not move. I think that may be a case of needing to remake my thumb drive image though because I cant get into terminal on it. That can wait though for after I get the core working.
Selected Install LinuxMCE from Kubuntu initial screen
entered my loc and info
got to kde desktop and activated driver 190
ran LinuxMCE script on desktop
rebooted when prompted
av wizard came up
VGA/1280x768/60, UI2, Analog ( no sound came through )
-- the top half of sara came up, sound worked and I got her prompts but could not see the buttons to progress, could not get out of her screen so had to reboot--
rebooted again, noticed some fails " staring NFS common utilities [fail], start domain name service... bind9 [fail] "
grey screen with full screen prompts about starting core services
sara came up again but this time I could select kde desktop. her voice still came across and I could not kill her wizard
When I try to get to 192.168.80.1 it tells me the server has it blocked, and desktops 1 and 5 if selected will put me back into the loop