Ok, so I've got the hyrid to boot properly, LinuxMCE starts, I even managed to get the AV Wizard to run after downloading a new driver for my Nvidia GT430.
The problems I now have are:
1: when I set the display resolution to 1080p in the AV Wizard I get a blank screen when it restarts. The best I can select is 720p. Not the end of the world, but a niggle.
2: whichever audio output I select I can't hear anything in the second part of the Wizard. I read in the wiki that for my motherboard (Asus M4A87TD EVO)
"ALSA drivers are not PNP in kubuntu-0810 but updated drivers are installed during the LMCE installation process and which make the audio Plug N Play with LMCE0810!"
Assuming this has happened ok, is there any way to check?
I've tried all the options for audio, and I noted that the optical SPDIF is not working at all when I plug the fibre optic cable in. If this was Windows I'd re-install the motherboard drivers from the CD, but its not, so I don't know how to go about fixing it (Bios setting show that HD Audio is enabled)
3: Living without the audio for now, I continue and get the setup wizard to start. Great, apart from I only see a big black box in the center of the screen, obviously I can't hear whats going on, but the text points me in the right direction. I manage to bumble through, but "Oh No" my hauppage winTV card has not been recognised at all, and isn't listed, so I can't get that setup.
So far what I've done is check in the xorg.conf file that the correct Nvidia driver is being used, I've been through several wiki and forum posts, but have come up stumped. I'm thinking that there is some configuration file somewhere, or something else I'm needing to check, but as I'm new to LinuxMCE its tough going.
Any wizards out there who might be able to help, please post your ideas.
Oh, one thing to note, when LinuxMCE starts it says something like "There were devices that did not start properly, you can still use the system but some functionality will be lost"
Asus M4A87TD EVO motherboard
AMD Phenom II 550 Black CPU (dual core, but 4 cores running with core unlocker on MB)
Gigabyte Nvidia GT430 graphics card (1Gb onboard memory)
Hauppage WinTV HVR 2200 capture card
1.5TB SATA HDD
4GB DDR2 RAM
Additional Gigabit NIC. (worked OOTB!)