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maverick0815

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install experience on RC1
« on: January 12, 2013, 09:30:04 pm »
Today I did an install of lmce 10.04 RC1
I got a core with an older AMD dual core on an Asrock MB, 2GB Ram, 2x2TB hdd, and a Geforce 8400GS, a Soundblaster Audigy2 ZS with an added Coax SPDIF out and for TV a Hauppauge Nova HD-S2.
I have one MD running- or rather still installing- an Asrock Ion 330.
The install itself ran pretty straight forward, no problems there. In contrast to the last snapshot I Installed, my mediafiles were all detected an added to the database immediately.
What I did find out during my install so far is this:
  • the TV card gets detected and preconfigured, what is missing is the firmware, so I had to install linux-firmware-nonfree manuall. I don't know if this is behaviour by design. I remember running 8.10 rc1 or rc2 that process wasn't neccessary anymore.
  • The soundcard in my core is not working or not working as it should. Its very weird. KDE desktop complains immediately, that this card is not working. I can open Alsamixer and check everything. This card has an IO-Pinout for SPDIF in-and out. I could use it for optical or coax. I use the Output as coax. Alsamixer only reports a spdif optical out. When I mute this one, I get sound, but DTS or Digital give me only some hissing. I did have this working before. Now I',m a bit at a loss.
  • I believe the graphicsdriver for Nvidia is still the 260 version. I remember reading a number of threads here as well as from my own experience, that this driver causes a lot of artifacts and distortions. I once installed the 295 version, which as for me a bit of a hassle. I later changed to a seemingly easier approach in installing nvidia-current. However I believe that version is by now around 303 or something. I don't know if this causes the immesureable number of crashes I had with mythtv. If there is a better way of getting rid of the aforementioned artifacts, please let me know.
  • Right now I'm still running the install of my MD and Sarah is looking at me very sternly, because we both wait for the xmltv util to be finished for some hours now

So far these are my findings. I will update this, as soon I find something else.

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Re: install experience on RC1
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2013, 01:45:30 pm »
IMDB is not working, always returns no result. However the autotag is doing a nice job, though its not finding all the movies.

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Re: install experience on RC1
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2013, 04:31:24 pm »
Hi... these are all my thingies.

I have to add that non-free firmware package as well. Some need it, some don't. The decision was made to just install them on a case by case basis. I will see if I can't just get that package installed again.

I added functionality to handle the Audigy2 specifically a few weeks ago. It may not be perfect yet. It reports devices in a non-standard way. If you want to drop into IRC, I will try and make it better. (I see you dropped in not too long ago).

As for 260, we are at "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" stage. There are mechanisms in place to install the latest driver (304.xx), but it is an ugly way to do things, so I only do it IF there is a REQUIREMENT to do so. You can switch, if you like. It will only require uninstalling 260, and moving your pciid around in nvidia-install.sh from 260 supported to nvidia-current supported.

The IMDB is a known issue. It did not affect me so I was sluggish to fix it. I will do that today.

This is also going to upgrade your alsa by default... so, again, drop into IRC and we can go over all of this.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2013, 04:33:25 pm by l3mce »
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Re: install experience on RC1
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2013, 10:53:46 am »
Thanks again for your help. The nvidia-driver issue seems finished so far. I take it the new script will not be killed by the next update?
If you need any info or testing done with the audigy2, I'm at your disposal.

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Re: install experience on RC1
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2013, 05:42:12 pm »
It seems its not only IMDB, which is not working...thetvdb.com is also having trouble. If I want to tag TV-Shows with it, it finally give this :
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Duplicate entry '3967-0-0-0' for key 'PRIMARY'

Trying the autotag feature, which right now has a success-rate of about 90% on my movies, it will start downloading and then gets stuck forever at "expanding" ...no progess whatsoever. It goes as far that the webadmin is not reacting anymore...and the tv starts losing its sound...it gets tinny, until it fades away. Only reload router will alleviate that.