Hi everybody! (hi dr. Nick)
My name is Tonie an I'm from Holland and have been trying to get an LMCE setup working.
First of all I'd like to thank the developers for this fantastic package of software, even though I haven't had it running yet I'm very excited about its features! Secondly I'd like to add that I'm a complete and utter newb when it comes to Linux. I grew up using Dos so I'm not unfamiliar with a text based operating system which is of somewhat help to me, but still....
I've started a new job three weeks ago and I have to deal _a lot_ with Solaris from now on so I decided to start fiddling with Linux at home to get some better taste of the *nix OS's. And then I found the LMCE project *wow* excited!!
I had this P4 3GHz barebone PC standing somewhere doing nothing and decided that it had to become my core/hybrid.
I downloaded the latest 8.10 snapshot, the latest 8.10 beta for release and the latest 7.10 version and burnt them to DVD.
My first install of 8.10 led to nothing but a KDE desktop which, after installing the mce from desktop wouldn't boot anymore.
7.10 worked like a charm but wouldn't send an output to my DVI port (which in retrospect turned out to be a broken VGA card)
So started (or better tried) another install of the 8.10 version, this time the last beta for release. Well now, after I guess 8x installing it from scratch again and again, reading lots and lots of forums en fiddeling with VI I gout my sources-list as it should be, no more 404's or other errors, then I added a new (secondhand) Geforce card, an oldie, AGP 8x with 265MB of ram. Got video output on all three ports and ended up with a continuous reboot. So some more reading and fiddling later I managed to alter the nvidia-install.sh file and got rid of the reboot bug *fingers-crossed* final reboot?
wouldn't you know.... Now it's stuck at what I suspect is the last part of the booting process.
So to be complete on relevant information (I hope)
The machine boots
I get the Kubuntu splash screen
I hear the special 80's game style series of beeps (very fast) but it won't react to the shift buttons.
When I press (and hold) the shift button prior to these beeps nothing happens.
When I press (and hold) the shift button after these beeps nothing happens except my computer will beep every second as long as I hold the shift button.
The computer just continues with its booting untill I get the last messages:* stopping NTP server ntpd
* starting NTP server ntpd
After those messages the screens (monitor on VGA and television on DVI) will flash, sometimes simultaniously sometimes not, sometimes for the same amount of time sometimes the TV flashes a bit longer)
Now when I press ctrl+F2 to get a command prompt it asks me to log in, if I then become SU after a while it gives the following message:
dcerouter _1:/usr/pluto# [ 4958.490056] kobject_add_internal failed for vcs1 with -EEXIST, don't try to register things with the same name in the same directory. [4958.490620] kobject_add_internal failed for vcsa1 with -EEXIST, don't try to register things with the same name in the same directory.
If I wait long enough this message will repeat itself on and on and on and so on, the number between [ ] will differ however every time.
Another thing, when booting 7.10 I could here the descending beeps, which after some time would be followed by ascending beeps, I don't get these ascending beeps while booting.
I can reach the admin page from any computer in my network by going to 192.168.80.1 and change all settings. I can't however tell it to use my modem's IP adress as standard gateway, had that same problem with 7.10 but there I was able to go to KDE and set it as standard gateway after which internet worked with the Core/hybrid as DHCP.
So there I am, I have done everything in my power to get this machine running LMCE and I won't give up but also I don't know where to go from here, I have a feeling (or at least hope) that I've got some setting wrong or maybe I need to change some files or something but I really don't know anymore. Also and actually more so, I've got a 6 week old daughter and a lovely wife who was/is sweet enough to let me "waste" all my time on some computer between work and caring and playing for and with my daughter but her patience is running out I'm afraid
Well.... that's it for now. I really hope one of you guys can point me in the right direction to get this machine up and running again!