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This would be me.

So, both of these boxes were working in 0810, and now neither work on 1004? That is definitely not news I want to hear.

At this moment in time, you do not need to update your own driver manually. It does what it needs to do, based on what is needed, though HDMI audio might requre a little massage (it also upgrades your alsa version) based on requirements.
If you would, please, ssh into the core, and sudo ssh moonXX (where XX is the MD number) and just copy and paste the following into each MD and pastebin or post the results here.

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lspci -nn | grep VGA
grep 'Driver' /etc/X11/xorg.conf
apt-cache policy pluto-nvidia-drivers
apt-cache policy nvidia-glx-260

Lastly, how did you install? Snapshot or network? If snapshot, please note which one. Did you change any of the settings in web admin?

You do not need to revert to 810. I will get you up and running. If you want to drop into IRC I can get you going in short order, but I need to figure out why this is not happening automagically.

l3mce, Here are the results for the MAG, do you need for the zbox even tough
 video is working?
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root@moon51:/home/linuxmce# lspci -nn | grep VGA
03:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation ION VGA [10de:087d] (rev b1)

root@moon51:/home/linuxmce# grep 'Driver' /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Driver         "mouse"
    Driver         "kbd"
    Driver         "nvidia"

root@moon51:/home/linuxmce# apt-cache policy pluto-nvidia-drivers
W: Unable to locate package pluto-nvidia-drivers
root@moon51:/home/linuxmce# apt-cache policy nvidia-glx-260     
  Installed: 260.19.29-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 260.19.29-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 260.19.29-0ubuntu1 0
        500 lucid/beta2 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Thanks l3mce,

One quick question, do I have to to this on the router also, what about the other md (the MAG), should I do the zsync? Will this correct the video issues?
I'll try the hdmi audio changes and keep you posted. 

Thanks for all your help.


Hi Karel and L3mce,

Last night I was sooo tired that I didn't had the energy to write the entire story, so Ill try to explain a little bit more for education purpose only ;)

ZOTAC ZBOX model :1d41
ZOTAC MAG  Ill get this info later

Installation of the core was from a snapshot, Ill get the number later, Im not at home yet.  What I really did is that the Core was updated/upgraded several times until last week when I started doing both md's.   Both md's were image rebuild twice just to make sure it was done with the latest upgrades.

What where the issues:
MAG: no video playback unter UI V2, also no screensaver available (moving background images), the rest worked perfectly.  Sound via HDMI by only selecting it on the wizard, no issues during the entire process of the wizard.  Downgrading the UI to v1 I was able to watch videos but only one :S, if I try to load another, the video box was gone

ZBOX: same as above except no audio.

Both machines played video perfectly within KDE

I left the MAG as control box and started messing up with the zbox.  Last night after upgrading nvidia drivers to 295 It did nothing to solve the video problem until I did something else, apt-get upgrade last night, it did upgraded something else because I got again the avwizard and after it.  Video is perfect.  I believe it was not related to the upgrade, I believe it was related to running the avwizard after upgrading the video drivers.  I will try to do the same with the MAG (but I will get l3mce info first, sounds interesting, before erasing the evidence!.)
After manually upgrading ALSA to 1.25, aplay and mixer sees nvidia, unmuted all the channels but still no sound.  I guess Im closer to success, I hope!

As soon as I get back home Ill post the scripts results and details.



Dear Friends,

Finally after making the big decision of migrating to 1004 (from a working 810)  :-\  I am facing some issues with the video playback.  The problem is that (on both) there is no video playback, only sound, I only the the black square box where the video should be playing.  If I go to KDE desktop, xine and mplayer works perfectly.  I found that if I change the ui orbiter from v2 to v1 without alpha blend and open gl stuff I get the video output  but if I mess it up by fw or rw it will go away until Quick Reload the router.   Any hints???
As feedback to all, for the zotac MAG installation was completely smooth, even hdmi audio during avwizard but for the ZBOX im still fighting with the hdmi audio.  Hopefully by updating alsa from 1.22 to 1.25 fill fix the problem because the card is not even detected by aplay.

Video playback issues are not corrected by updating video drivers.  I installed 295 at the zbox and the problem is persistent
DENON 2311 via usb-serial cable was plug&play detected and also LG LCD screen.  

I guess I will have to go back to 810 before my wife kills me.  Before she hated the "geek" stuff by having all videos  and home automation on the TV, now she can't live without it!!!... so she continues complaining hahahahaha.... who can understand them... :S!



Thanks Kyfalcon,

I would 1004 a try but is there a painless migration?....  I guess that's a self answer question, I can already hear all the forum saying...... "There is no Painless action within LMCE and Linux!!!!". 
If I go 1004, do I have to setup all from scratch? Will I loose all my media?



Thanks Seth!!!!.  I was able to login.  It was a repositories issue.  I updated and update/ upgrade without problems.  Now the issue is that once it reboots, I get no error but I can only see black screen with the cursor, I can move it but there is nothing to do.  Maybe trying to run the installation scripts could solve this.   Thanks again, the link was perfect!

Dear All,

Just to share a little bit of what is going on and to understand better LMCE.  I had successfully install LMCE on a ZOTAC MAG as an MD.  Works perfect if you get VDPAU working.  This time I wanted to setup another MD but this time it is a ZBOX with more cpu juice!

The problem I'm getting is that I don't get to the av wizard due to some issue with the nvidia driver but I could not see it, it continues scrolling during boot and gets locked under samba service started.  It is not really locked, if I press enter, it goes to the login.  Then here comes the interesting part.  When logged as linuxmce I can't do anything.  If I do whoami, it says I'm sambahelper and I don't know the passwd for it.  I´m unable to install anything because linuxmce does not have the rights.  If I do sudo, it asks for the sambahelper passwd.  WHO IS SAMBAHELPER!, is not helping at all.  I can start the xserver but can't do anything because of the rights of linuxmce user.  Any hints?.  Does root has a password? or Sambahelper?.  Where can I get the boot log to see why it failed to install the nvidia drivers?


Installation issues / Re: Update/upgrade MD's from core not internet?
« on: June 11, 2011, 07:15:28 am »
Dear All I´m very happy to see people interested on this topic, I really wish I could understand Linux more to help, I just dropped the idea but you guys are amazing  :o, for me you are all talking in another language but I'm starting to learn little by little.

Keep up the good work, I wish I could bring the beers for moral support but I guess it will be a little bit difficult.



Installation issues / Re: Update/upgrade MD's from core not internet?
« on: June 03, 2011, 03:27:42 am »
Thanks to all, Im not good in linux but I will give it my best.  Maybe I find something usefull for all.  The way I see it is that I see an option under webadmin that you could just click to the MD page and update/upgrade, maybe it is not possible, maybe it is.  For now, a good script should be a good progress.  I hope I get the knoledge soon to make my own script and share it to all.

I will Keep all posted.


Installation issues / Update/upgrade MD's from core not internet?
« on: June 02, 2011, 06:31:20 am »
Hi to all,

Is it possible to update/upgrade all the MD's from the core?.  If I have several MD's if i want to keep them updated, all of them have to download from the internet the packages.  Since they all boot up from the core, which means that they all should be at the same version of the core, would be faster to set up all the MD's to do the apt-get update/upgrade  from the core?
My apologies if this is a dumb question, I just couldn't find an answer  on the forum search



Installation issues / Re: LG LCD Template
« on: May 31, 2011, 04:38:10 am »
Hi Purps,

Any hints on solving the problem?



Installation issues / Re: LG LCD Template
« on: May 10, 2011, 03:08:47 am »
Hi Barney, thanks for the info and sorry for the off topic, it wasnt my intention.

I'm having a problem now that I don't understand, the settings for the LG template are not permanent.  Everytime I reboot the MD or quick reload, the configurations of the serial port, and unchecked "Disable" option under advance  are lost.  Any ideas?
Apparently PNP is messing things up



Installation issues / Re: LG LCD Template
« on: April 30, 2011, 03:44:26 am »
Hi Barney,

Sorry for the delay,  I did used a recent build.  When you mean RAID is any kind (sw or hw), is it easy to setup a secondary disk as a backup?.   I always thought that sw raid was a good option because it is not hw dependent.  
At least that's what i read.   Any suggestions?. I agree that backup is always required, is it easy to setup PING?.

Thanks for your help



Installation issues / Re: LG LCD Template
« on: April 24, 2011, 04:50:28 pm »
Hi to all,

I figure it out!  ;D, by default the device is disabled... I think I read that some time ago and now it just realized what does that ment.  On webadmin,A/V equipment, the Device## with template 2126,  under advance, the disabled option was checked!!!!
Uncheck, quick router reload, and voila!!!
I have to configure now the tunner! and the DENON receiver.
So, I neve got the PNP to detect the LCD but by adding it manually worked ok!, so in terms of this post, the template is good!

Thank for posting, without the information within this forum, this would have been impossible.

Shared info:  I have a core/hybrid and planning to do a raid5 but it is sitting only as core, as MD I´m using a ZOTAC MAG 330, connected to it LG 32LH70 LCD, I have only tested VDPAU video with online  FLASH videos with great success @HD and 1080p.
Two usb to rs232, that only worked with the serial hack, one for the TV and the other will be used for the DENON
If anyone needs any help with this similar configuration, I´m incredible new on this but I'll do my best to share my little experience.

Sorry for the spelling, english is not my native language

Thanks again,


Installation issues / Re: LG LCD Template
« on: April 24, 2011, 02:45:17 am »
Hi Barney,

I'm having problems with the USB part, for some reason it is not using the port or not working and I don't know what is going on.  PNP does not detects the LG tv, but if I run manually try serial test script I can control the tv.  I´m using a USB so it is ttyUSB0 under port part.
I added manually the TV as I found on another post using the AV part on the wizard, then changing manually the port using webadmin.  Since  I did the serial hack, i´m able to see all the available "serial ports" under the MD, I just select from the drop down the /dev/ttyUSB0 and update and reload but nothing.
I know the cable is ok because i get response from the TV and also the USB to serial has a little LED so I´m able to see if there is activity.

Thanks for your help and to anyone that is reading, all the help is welcome!!  :)



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