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Media Director appears to shut down during PXE boot [RESOLVED]
« on: September 01, 2007, 10:31:24 pm »
Previously, I had a Pluto system running pretty much trouble free.
after the release of the latest LMCE, I thought i'd give it another try.

I set up the core and got all my lighting set up and have been using it that way for a couple weeks.

Now when PXE boot Dell 8200 (which worked flawlessly with pluto) it goes through the boot, sets itself up (packages etc) then it appears that the screen shuts down. I get no response from it at all unless I hit the power button which brings the screen back briefly and turns the system off.

The last lines that I can see say something about starting helper script and ending helper script. it's right after the ending helper script message that this is happening.

I have never seen this happen before.
Any suggestions about how to sort this out?

thanks
Ed
« Last Edit: September 02, 2007, 03:04:34 am by pixelator »

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Re: Media Director appears to shut down during PXE boot
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2007, 10:49:11 pm »
Previously, I had a Pluto system running pretty much trouble free.
after the release of the latest LMCE, I thought i'd give it another try.

I set up the core and got all my lighting set up and have been using it that way for a couple weeks.

Now when PXE boot Dell 8200 (which worked flawlessly with pluto) it goes through the boot, sets itself up (packages etc) then it appears that the screen shuts down. I get no response from it at all unless I hit the power button which brings the screen back briefly and turns the system off.

The last lines that I can see say something about starting helper script and ending helper script. it's right after the ending helper script message that this is happening.

I have never seen this happen before.
Any suggestions about how to sort this out?

thanks
Ed

Sounds like the AVwizard cant run because X has not started properly. What your video hardware?
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Re: Media Director appears to shut down during PXE boot
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2007, 11:04:15 pm »
Sounds like the AVwizard cant run because X has not started properly. What your video hardware?

64 MB GeForce 4 440 Go

I figured it was a video problem, but I have no idea where or what the issue might be.
The laptop runs X fine using any Linux boot disk I throw at it, and when I used it with Pluto, so it should also be able to handle it with LMCE.

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Re: Media Director appears to shut down during PXE boot
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2007, 12:01:57 am »
I have an Inspiron 8200, works fine once it's set up.  See: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Display_Drivers#Configuration if you have trouble with the display.
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Re: Media Director appears to shut down during PXE boot
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2007, 01:15:06 am »
I have an Inspiron 8200, works fine once it's set up.  See: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Display_Drivers#Configuration if you have trouble with the display.
As should mine. As I stated, It works with every Linux boot disk I use as well as pluto. I see no reason why it shouldn't work with LMCE now.

Where does LMCE store Xorg.conf for pxe devices?

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Re: Media Director appears to shut down during PXE boot
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2007, 01:44:00 am »
I have an Inspiron 8200, works fine once it's set up.  See: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Display_Drivers#Configuration if you have trouble with the display.
As should mine. As I stated, It works with every Linux boot disk I use as well as pluto. I see no reason why it shouldn't work with LMCE now.

Where does LMCE store Xorg.conf for pxe devices?
The files of the diskless MDs can be found under /usr/pluto/diskless/ on the core. 
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Re: Media Director appears to shut down during PXE boot
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2007, 03:04:10 am »
Excellent!!!

I checked out the xorg.conf file for the MD and saw that the driver was set to "nvidia" .
After changing it to "nv" and booting the MD again, It proceeded to the AVWizard..

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