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Installation issues / Re: HDMI audio...(again!)
« on: October 10, 2011, 11:15:12 am »
Got the script to run ok this morning, installed linuxmce, went through the setup wizard, then exited straight into kde.
No hdmi audio, and the 2 commands you asked for before yielded:-

The last command returned:-
07:00.0 VGA compatible controller:  (nv)

This is without installing any drivers for the graphics card, or the latest alsa version.

With the version of alsa that gets installed when following the wiki, I have only 2 channels in alsamixer.  There are no other cards listed either.
With the latest version of alsa installed (1.0.24) suddenly all the channels appear for the onboard sound, along with the 2nd card.
I have unmuted everything, and set all levels to the max.
lspci now shows
and amixer scontrols
the last command shows
shwd  | grep VGA | grep controller
07:00.0 VGA compatible controller:  (nv)

I do seem to be going backwards slightly here, because now I can't get any of the hdmi channels to work from the multimedia setting on the kde desktop, where I once had 1,9 working with the test button.

I'm thinking about the thread I followed in my first post, this tells me to load a ppa something-or-other which seemed to get other users around the problem.  How is this effecting LMCE?  This helped with getting the sound over hdmi working pre-LMCE install with only kubuntu running.

I don't really know what happens when LMCE installs, which config files are altered that could affect the sound channeling?? Any ideas people?

The main reason I started playing with 10.04 is because I just couldn't get it working with 8.10 so when it was working in Kubuntu pre-LMCE install I thought I'd cracked it.  Grrr.  ;)

Installation issues / Re: HDMI audio...(again!)
« on: October 10, 2011, 12:16:34 am »
OK, because I have been playing around with it for a while, I have formatted the partition, and started again. (again)
After a new install of Kubuntu 10.04 and running the following:-
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
apt-get install subversion
I have the following response for lspci
and this for amixer scontrols  (very little there)

There is no support for my Nvidia sound channels anywhere, and alsamixer doesn't even show the Nvidia channels when I press F6.

So now I follow the advice in the wiki and run:-
wget -q && chmod +x
and run the script.

I'm doing this live, and typically, the install has failed this time with the following error:-
An error (Exit code 100) occured during the last action
apt-get update
So I'm going to reboot, and see if it will work.  Will post the results of the two commands you asked for once linuxmce has installed without failing, and see the differences.
**Looks like the server is down (, will try again tomorrow**

Installation issues / Re: HDMI audio...(again!)
« on: October 09, 2011, 12:25:04 pm »
Sure thing..

The odd thing is that I can see the 4 Nvidia outputs in alsamixer by selecting the other card (F6), and I can see all the sound outputs from the KDE desktop in the mixer controls.  Nothing is muted.  One strange thing is that it sets the "capture" as the default master control.  I have tried changing this to other options.  Once LinuxMCE has installed I don't get a volume and mixer control on the taskbar, which is no great loss.  At this stage I have now updated all the Nvidia and alsa drivers to the latest versions, is it worth going back to a fresh Kubuntu again and just installing only LinuxMCE, then running the lspci and amixer controls commands again?

Installation issues / Re: HDMI audio...(again!)
« on: October 08, 2011, 07:44:20 pm »
Hi Murdock, I had another play this afternoon, and started with a fresh install again. I followed the wiki instructions, and yes the hdmi video works as default, a great improvement, however I still can't get audio through hdmi. When I go to the kde desktop and view the settings for the sound card, I can see all the different outputs, but when I try to test the one that always worked in the past, 1,9 a little box pops up to say that its not working. The same happens for all 4 different Nvidia outputs. I have given up for now, whilst the runs, but once thats finished I'm happy to try anything. I still have my 8.10 install on another partition to keep the family happy, but I know I'm close to audio over hdmi, it must just be a setting or something somewhere.  Could it be the video driver?


Installation issues / Re: HDMI audio...(again!)
« on: October 08, 2011, 11:32:41 am »
OK, was up most of the night playing with 10.04 and trying to get the sound working over HDMI.  I installed a fresh Kubuntu 10.04, and then went through the usual process of updating the alsa drivers to 1.0.24, and loading the latest Nvidia drivers.  I followed this thread to load something about ppa, which I don't really know much about:-

The good news was that when I finished all this, and blacklisted the Nouveau drivers, I managed to get sound through the hdmi in Kubuntu.  Even the test button worked in the multimedia settings which is more than has ever worked before.  With my new-found luck I then went ahead with the new install script from the repository and installed LinuxMCE.  The luck ran out there though, as when the AVWizard started, the sound through HDMI had stopped working.  I followed the wizard through to the end, and jumped back into the kde desktop.  The sound through HDMI has stopped working in kubuntu now, so it must be something thats loaded with LinuxMCE.  Any suggestions as to what I can try next??



Installation issues / Re: HDMI audio...(again!)
« on: October 04, 2011, 10:57:33 pm »
Been away for a while, going back home tomorrow and will have some time to play with the system again.  Somebody must have an idea on how to set the parameters for the audio playback so that I can get it working....

Users / New Thin Client
« on: October 04, 2011, 10:37:54 pm »
Just seen these whilst searching for a new fanless thin client.  Not sure if the hardware will work with LinuxMCE, but they look tiny, can pxeboot with some fiddling, and have audio over HDMI.  Might have to get my hands on one and give it a go.  The bare bones ones are only £158 from and less in the states I think.

Maybe a technical bod could take a look and offer some advice before I spend my cash.   ;D


Installation issues / install problems on 10.04
« on: August 30, 2011, 10:01:05 pm »
Encountering strange goings on...!

Just installed kubuntu 10.04 along with LinuxMCE as per the instructions in the wiki:-

All went well, and I managed to get the AV wizard up, setup the required settings etc, and then linuxmce started up for the first time.  Went through the house wizard, or whatever its called to assign z-wave, capture cards etc, and everything was fine, then I had the usual orbiter screen UI2 with alphablending.  First thing I noticed is that there were no flickr pictures in the background, but the internet connection does work, as I can load up web pages from "computing", also my other devices are assigned IP addresses, so I know the dhcp is working, and that the other nic is ok. (had problems with it on 8.10, the R8169 issue).  Anyway, missing flickr aside everything seemed fine.  My problem now is that I rebooted back into 08.10 to check some settings, but now when I boot up 10.04 it stops at "Generating orbiter.....Done"  I can switch to other terminals and see from tty1 "starting launch manager...OK"

No matter what I press, or do linuxmce doesn't want to appear. (been through pressing keys as if the av wizard doesn't appear)
If it log into tty2 and run the, followed by the, after rebooting I get the AV wizard again, followed by the orbiter back on the screen as before, and all my settings from the first house wizard are still there and working.  Rebooting again leaves me with the same problem of linuxmce not loading.  Am I missing some really basic step of the install process, or can I check a log file somewhere to see where its hanging up.  I know the #1 rule is to be patient, so I thought, "sod it, I'll leave it overnight" and in the morning the pc had switched itself off!  Nice one ???

I know that its still in development mode, but loads of people seem to have it working, so I must be missing something here.  I even tried formatting the partition, re-installing kubuntu again and trying it all afresh....still the same.

Any ideas??

Installation issues / HDMI audio...(again!)
« on: August 30, 2011, 09:30:49 pm »
I could use a little help  ;)

After failing for months to get my audio over hdmi with 08.10 I have installed 10.04 on a second partition.  After the usual apt-get updates etc. I downloaded the latest Nvidia drivers, and also the latest Alsa driver.  With all this in place, even before installing the LinuxMCE application, I tried the audio over hdmi.  What this kubuntu version gives me that 08.10 didn't is that in alsamixer I get a second device with 4 channels.  After unmuting them I still get no audio over hdmi....however if I type
aplay -D hw:1,9 /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav then a lady says "Front Center" through my hdmi connected tv.  Great!  Now how do I use this information to tell the system that I want to use this device/channel as my sound output??

After loads of googling, and even a brief trip to the IRC, I gave up and continued with installing LinuxMCE.  All went well (ish) and at the AV wizard I chose HDMI as the audio option.  Problem is there's still no audio over hdmi so there must be a setting or file I have to update to tell Linux that I want my audio sent through the channel mentioned previously...any suggestions?? ???

Users / Re: New Build for Newbie
« on: June 15, 2011, 11:16:18 pm »
Hi Dennis, thanks for the info, I've been trying to find the templates for the imon-pad, but without luck.  Would you happen to know the number of those device templates, then I'll try your scripts and give it a go.

Many thanks.


Compatible Products & Services / Re: Qees zwave products
« on: June 15, 2011, 10:44:19 pm »
Shame, I'd ordered one of the key-chain remote controls, ideal to set your home to away mode as you leave.  However after waiting for 4 months, have got my money back.  Will wait until they hit the shelves and purchase one then.  Look the part though  :)

Users / Re: DVDCSS library issue
« on: June 15, 2011, 09:41:43 pm »
I've had a strange experience with this recently, I have loads of kids dvds ripped onto my core, mostly BBC or disney ones.  Anyway, some wouldn't play from the start, stating the dvdcss not installed message, but others would.  Then around the beginning of this year, they all started working....Great...... Until last week, when some stopped playing again, stating the same dvdcss library not installed.  Now they were ripped all at the same time, all to the core, and have been there unmolested ever since.  I've tried apt-get install libdvdcss2 but it says the latest version is already installed.

Has anything else changed in a recent update that would effect this??


Users / Sky remote control
« on: June 08, 2011, 09:57:52 pm »
To aid ease of use, I'd like to use the remote control for my sky box and have it pass through the linuxmce system to control the sky HD box. (i.e. capture the ir command via the usbuirt, then send it back out again)  I wanted to add a remote control in the webadmin section "infrared remote controls you will use", but there wasn't one listed for the sky box (any of them) that i could see.

Has anybody already setup a template for a sky remote control, or am I going to have to sit and teach it all the commands from scratch?

I can use my windows remote to control the sky box, and also the gyration remote, which use the "Sky plus codeset".  Can I use this info and create a new remote template from it??



Users / Re: Restart after power failure
« on: June 03, 2011, 11:52:53 am »
Thanks for all the posts, the option was indeed where Posde said it would be, and I altered it last night.  I checked the bios in my work laptop, and that function doesn't appear, guess its too old.  Anyway all is good now, and hopefully this will be an ex-problem.

Thanks again.


Users / Re: Restart after power failure
« on: June 02, 2011, 02:55:51 pm »
Hi Posde,

The motherboard is a Asus M4A87TD Evo AMD 870.  I'm currently at work, wife phoned to say there was a power out, and now can't use the linuxmce.  I tried logging into it from work, but turns out it hasn't switched itself back on.  Will go through the bios when I get home and have a good look.  Google searches suggested that I need a UPS, but 99% of results were Windows or Mac based answers, I know that you can get a lot more from your hardware with Linux.

If I have no joy in the bios, I'll keep digging.
Thanks again.

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