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8.10 Installation Experience for hybrid
« on: October 20, 2010, 11:06:53 pm »
I performed an Internet installation on October 6, 2010 using new-installer-latest.tar.gz per http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Installing_0810. (Actually I installed multiple times because of problems that I encountered.)

My previously installed version was experiencing a number of issues in addition to still wanting to use avenard repo so I decided to reinstall from scratch.  FYI: The issues that I was experiencing vanished after the re-installation.

The reason that I had to reinstall the new version multiple times is because the internal data drives wanted to be configured while in the middle of going through the Setup process. Usually I was specifying the room names at the time at which point the Setup would jump forward in the Setup to configuring the AV equipment so I couldn't complete specifying the room names and every thing else associated with that setup screen (e.g. HDHomeRun). After reading through various forum postings I concluded that I needed to disconnect the internal drives to complete the setup successfully. I disconnected the power to my three internal data drives, reinstalled from scratch, and then I was able to successfully complete the Setup process. My RECOMMENDATION would be to disable the drive configuration until after the Setup process has been completed.

Other issues encountered:

1. After confirming all of the Video and Audio settings the mouse pointer ends up in the middle of the screen. This causes the text that appears in the middle of the screen to vanish immediately after it is displayed. I moved the pointer off the middle and then the text remained so I could see the installation comments as they appeared. I noticed the same behavior when the machine is booting up. Maybe the mouse pointer can be moved to the upper left corner rather than the center of the display.

2. I was unable to press "model isn't on the list" when specifying a Pioneer receiver. The button failed to respond to the button press. Seemed like a defect.

3. Specifying SchedulesDirect information during the Setup process failed to get properly recorded with the LMCE-default video source. I had to specify it again when configuring the MythTV backend.  Seemed like a defect.

4. The MythTV frontend was unable to delete previously recorded MythTV shows after the re-installation because the files were owned by root instead of mythtv in the PVR directories. I changed the ownership of the files to mythtv and I was able to delete again.  Maybe the drive configuration could confirm that the files have proper permissions when a drive is added. I migrated the recordings per http://www.mythpvr.com/mythtv/tips/migrate-recordings.html.

Other Comments:

1. I had microscopic fonts in KDE so I had to revise Start_X_Wrapper.sh per http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Display_Drivers. My video card is MSI N210-MD512H GeForce 210 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card.

2. I had KDE overscanning which I addressed via http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?action=printpage;topic=9580.0. Strangely, the version of nvidia-settings that is installed by default does not have the overscanning setting as an option so I downloaded the nvidia-settings associated with 195.36.15 (http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/nvidia-settings/nvidia-settings/nvidia-settings-195.36.15.tar.gz) and replaced the installed version. Why isn't the proper version of nvidia-settings installed?

I still need to configure my Pioneer receiver as well as my LG TV. Hopefully I will be able to get to them in the coming week or two. I don't think that either are currently supported but similar models are supported.

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Re: 8.10 Installation Experience for hybrid
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2010, 12:26:08 am »
1. After confirming all of the Video and Audio settings the mouse pointer ends up in the middle of the screen. This causes the text that appears in the middle of the screen to vanish immediately after it is displayed. I moved the pointer off the middle and then the text remained so I could see the installation comments as they appeared. I noticed the same behavior when the machine is booting up. Maybe the mouse pointer can be moved to the upper left corner rather than the center of the display.

2. I was unable to press "model isn't on the list" when specifying a Pioneer receiver. The button failed to respond to the button press. Seemed like a defect.

3. Specifying SchedulesDirect information during the Setup process failed to get properly recorded with the LinuxMCE-default video source. I had to specify it again when configuring the MythTV backend.  Seemed like a defect.

4. The MythTV frontend was unable to delete previously recorded MythTV shows after the re-installation because the files were owned by root instead of mythtv in the PVR directories. I changed the ownership of the files to mythtv and I was able to delete again.  Maybe the drive configuration could confirm that the files have proper permissions when a drive is added. I migrated the recordings per http://www.mythpvr.com/mythtv/tips/migrate-recordings.html.

Thanks for posting these issues!

I can confirm #2 doesn't work.  The button cannot be clicked on, but it can be reached via arrow keys on the keyboard.

You might want to submit these as individual tickets on the bug tracking system.
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Re: 8.10 Installation Experience for hybrid
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2010, 12:54:52 pm »
http://svn.linuxmce.org/trac.cgi/ticket/864 was created to track issue 2.

I'll create tickets for the other if they are confirmed to be something other than user errors.

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Re: 8.10 Installation Experience for hybrid
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2010, 04:38:01 pm »
http://svn.linuxmce.org/trac.cgi/ticket/877 was created to track comment 2.