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Installation issues / Re: WinTV PCIE card not recognised
« on: December 07, 2010, 09:24:59 pm »
Ok, I found another person on the web with the same problem I have.

I tried the things he suggested, but I can't get the command "sudo apt-get install mercurial libncurses5-dev unzip " to work.  Maybe something to do with the version of ubuntu??

Anyway it still doesn't work, and I can't get mythtv to appear anywhere on the Linuxmce screen because I was hoping that I could tell the system about the HVR2200 card that way.  Where should I look?

It could be something to do with the fact that when LinuxMCE loads up, it freezes at 91% saying waiting for other devices to finish starting up #32/MythTV Player.  This lasts for about 30 seconds before the black screen pops up telling me that there were some devices that did not correctly start. You can still use it but some functionality will be lost.

I'm a bit stuck here to be honest, I've no idea why its not plug and play, and if not, how to set it up.


Installation issues / Re: video and audio problems
« on: December 07, 2010, 09:10:02 pm »
So I think I'm finally getting somewhere, I had sound through the headphone socket on my machine, I had the video playing ok in the alpha-blending setting, and it was all going well, I'm now having major issues with the network, I had internet connection going really well, but then it all went away!  I'm currently following some other threads on here trying to sort that out.

Its currently booting up again so we'll see what happens.

Thanks for all the help, and if you get bored, you can always check out my other thread, I can't get my WinTV card going at all!  ;)


Feature requests & roadmap / Re: support for IguanaIR
« on: December 06, 2010, 02:20:58 pm »
Did this go any further??

I bought one of the Iguanaworks USBUIRT devices but lmce didn't recognise it.  I'd rather not have to send it back to the states if there's a chance that it can be used.

Darren you seem to know your stuff regarding this hardware, can you comment on where it stands, or how a relative newbie can integrate it to some degree?



Users / Re: Zotac MAG ION Nettop
« on: December 05, 2010, 11:18:59 pm »
Hi, I just bought the Zotac MagHD ND01 and of course it comes with no OS.  I'm wondering how to make it boot from the LAN as required by LinuxMCE, as the boot options only mention the HDD.  Google hasn't been very forthcoming, and I'm still waiting for a reply from Zotac tech support.  Anybody using one of these successfully?



Well - what do you know, tech support got back to me first thing on Monday morning with a solution.  In case anybody else is interested in using one of these...

"Dear Sir,

The MAG system supported remote boot through PXE. Please enable PXE ROM from BIOS > Chipset > Southbridge configuration > PXE rom boot support."

Installation issues / Re: video and audio problems
« on: December 05, 2010, 10:49:12 pm »
Ah, thanks Matt, thats sorted that issue out.   :D

Installation issues / Re: WinTV PCIE card not recognised
« on: December 05, 2010, 10:11:33 pm »
I tried to setup mythTV but it says there are no tv cards installed.

I checked the wiki before I bought the card, so was hoping that it would just work ootb, but hey ho, my LinxMCE introduction is somewhat bumpy to say the least.

I'm going through another clean install again, so we'll see what happens this time, but it hasn't worked on any of the other 3 clean installs this weekend, so I'm not hopeful!

Googling the message I get seems to point to the command "bttv.o insmod card=4" but I'm not really sure if bttv.o is appropriate to LinuxMCE.

Grr. even if I get this sorted, I still have no audio  :-\ but I'm trying to work through as many issues as I can.


Installation issues / Re: video and audio problems
« on: December 05, 2010, 09:36:36 pm »
Ha ha I think those are very wise words!!

I was trying something different because I wasn't getting anywhere by loading the drivers afterwards, however LinuxMCE wouldn't load by doing it this way round.  It got stuck loading @ "entering samba password in smbapswd" and looped there forever.  So I've started again (again) with a fresh install from the 23388 snapshot.

One thing I noticed is that even thought the internet connection is working, there are loads of failures when installing linuxmce after Kubuntu has installed.  It starts at: intrepid/main/packages

and continues on for a couple of screens full of lines.  It seems that the url is not found [IP: 80]

Anyway I'm doing another fresh install to try again!

Ha ha I'll have worn the DVD out before I get this system running! :D

Installation issues / WinTV PCIE card not recognised
« on: December 05, 2010, 09:14:03 pm »
Guess who!! ;)

Okay, I started a new thread because otherwise there will be too much info going on in the other ones.

I think I know why my Hauppauge WinTV HVR2200 card is not showing up in LinuxMCE.  When the machine boots, as soon as I see the Kubuntu logo I press ctrl+F2 and I can see the loading process.  At the beginning I get a message saying that the card is not (Yet) known to the system.  Then it says:
  • :

Card = <n> and something about insmod.  (wife is watching X-factor at the moment, so can't get back on the tv to copy the text exactly)

Below that it lists several versions of the Hauppauge WinTV card, and mine is listed as card 4 and card 5 and card 6.

My question is how do I go about telling the system that my card is type 4 (or 5 or 6).  I tried searching the insmod info file, but it really just told me to use modprobe instead, and I'm not really sure how to go about constructing the command properly?

I guess that I need to tell the system that the address listed at the beginning is a certain type of card.  Thats as much as I figured.  I have to say its over 10 years since I sat down at a console and properly worked with an operating system and hence my poor knowledge of linux commands.

I'll be grateful if anyone can help.


Installation issues / Re: video and audio problems
« on: December 04, 2010, 09:53:25 pm »
Help needed!

I decided to go for a complete re-install from the DVD, loaded Kubuntu, and from the console installed all the new drivers required for video, audio, lan etc.  I then ran the LinuxMCE install, but now when the machine boots it just comes up with a login prompt, and when I sign in, I have only the "ubuntu" prompt.

How can I get LinuxMCE to start, or even the Kubuntu KDE desktop??

I have a feeling that is was the NVIDIA driver that caused this problem, but I don't know how to undo it without a complete re-install again.  Is there a simple command I can run from the ubuntu prompt to start KDE?

Sorry for all the help requests, gotta get this thing up and running somehow.


Installation issues / Re: video and audio problems
« on: December 04, 2010, 12:59:38 am »
ok so I just downloaded, compiled, and installed the latest alsa drivers and now when I type alsa -L I get the following:

    HDA ATI SB, VT1818S Analog
    Front speakers
    HDA ATI SB, VT1818S Analog
    4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers
    HDA ATI SB, VT1818S Analog
    4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
    HDA ATI SB, VT1818S Analog
    5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers
    HDA ATI SB, VT1818S Analog
    5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
    HDA ATI SB, VT1818S Analog
    7.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Side, Rear and Woofer speakers
    HDA ATI SB, VT1818S Digital
    IEC958 (S/PDIF) Digital Audio Output
    Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture)

Also when I run alsamixer I now have loads of different channels, (front, center, rear etc) including "IEC958" and "IEC958 D"

Everything is un-muted except the mic channel, and now when I look at the fibre optic cable plugged into the optical SPDIF port there is light (at the end of the tunnel I hope!) so we're heading in the right direction.

Unfortunately when I select the input on my AV amp for optical there is still nothing to be heard.  I ran the AVWizard again, tried hdmi, and optical SPDIF sound options, but alas....silence.

I'm currently deep into some ubuntu forums discussing the work-arounds for the newer graphics cards and hdmi audio, but some of the stuff is not relevant to the version 8.10.  Some of the commands they say to use; I can't get to work.

Methinks there is still some tinkering to be done with a .conf file somewhere along the way.  Will post any solutions I can find, please add anything you feel is worth a try.

Installation issues / Re: video and audio problems
« on: December 03, 2010, 10:33:59 pm »
I was running as root when I typed aplay -l and thats what the result was "aplay: device_list:217: no soundcards found..."

How should I proceed?  I've downloaded the alsa latest drivers, and am planning on installing them next. If this doesn't work is it worth doing a fresh install and trying again?  I haven't bothered with any of the z-wave stuff or tv cards yet, so its not a big deal to start afresh.


Installation issues / Re: video and audio problems
« on: December 03, 2010, 08:47:57 pm »

I've just been reading through the thread on the ubuntu forum you suggested purps, and after typing aplay -l I got the following:
aplay: device_list:217: no soundcards found...

Which obviously isn't helpful.  I assume that the onboard sound should have appeared at least, and possibly the Nvidia card HDMI sound as well.  I'm in the process of reading and following threads on the ubuntu forum to see if I can get some newer alsa drivers or anything to work.

Installation issues / Re: video and audio problems
« on: December 03, 2010, 08:41:50 pm »
Thanks guys, I've just checked and I've got 1.0.18 installed:
  Installed: 1.0.18-1ubuntu9~dia1
  Candidate: 1.0.18-1ubuntu9~dia1
  Version table:
 *** 1.0.18-1ubuntu9~dia1 0
        500 file: ./ Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1.0.17a-0ubuntu4 0
        500 intrepid/main Packages

There are "DVI/HDMI" and "DVI/HDMI 2" options on the AV Wizard.  I can't get the first option to work, only "DVI/HDMI 2" and thats only at 720p.

when I open the asound.conf file I see the following; is this info of any use?

  GNU nano 2.0.7                      File: asound.conf

pcm_slave.spdif_convert48k {
        pcm "spdif:0"
        rate 48000

pcm.spdif_playback {
        type plug
        slave spdif_convert48k

pcm_slave.hdmi_convert48k {
        pcm "hdmi:0"
        rate 48000

pcm.hdmi_playback {
        type plug
        slave hdmi_convert48k

pcm.asym_spdif {
        type asym
        playback.pcm "spdif_playback"
        capture.pcm "plughw:0"

pcm.asym_hdmi {
        type asym
        playback.pcm "hdmi_playback"
        capture.pcm "plughw:0"

pcm.asym_analog {
        type asym
        playback.pcm "plug:dmix:0"
        capture.pcm "plughw:0"
pcm.!default asym_hdmi

Installation issues / Re: video and audio problems
« on: December 03, 2010, 08:01:07 am »
According to this Wiki page it should be plug and play :-\

I can't help thinking that there's some setting somewhere I should be checking?  I don't have enough experience with Linux to go much further my myself.

Installation issues / Re: video and audio problems
« on: December 02, 2010, 10:59:01 pm »
Hi Matt, thanks for the quick reply.

Graphics card was cheap, and had loads of outputs, also I read that it can delivery audio via HDMI, which was a major factor in choosing.
I'm using a HDMI cable from the graphics card via the AV amp, to the TV.  Initially I setup using a VGA cable and a monitor, but once I had the new driver for the card installed the HDMI output worked, and the Wizard came to life with HDMI so I switch to the TV.

I ran alsamixer, and both levels were at almost 100%, now they are both AT 100%, but without change.  I just ran the AV wizard again to be sure, and this time I selected no overlay or alphablending.  The good news is that now Sarah is in what used to be the black box, bad news I still can't hear what she's saying.

Where to next anyone?

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