I'll start off by saying I'm a total noob to LMCE and linux as a whole.
My core/highbrid setup is as follows
Gigabyte K8-NF9 Mobo with a Realtek ALC850 based onboard sound
AMD Athalon XP 3000+
160GB Sata HDD for the LMCE
320GB Sata HDD filled with Media on an NTFS file system
I inserted the quick install DVD, ran thru the setup with no problems and installation finished with one the no sound on SPDIF problem.
Everything else seemed to be working and detected.
I tried verious solutions found on this and other boards and and evetually got the sound working for a couple of minutes, but then it stopped working again.
Not being able to fix it convinced me to reinstall, again, installation seemed to work flowlesly only this time I got an error while starting the services (when you get a green bar on a gray background after everything is finished...) it hanged around 91% and the said something about not being able to stat the phone system and gave me a black screen saying that "some services could not start but I can still use my system" and a white ok button.
As I was eager to figure out the sound issue, I decided to continue and worry about it later .
I finally found a driver on the Realtek site that fixed the sound issue but some stuff stopped working.
Can't launch firefox from within the orbiter, trying to start mythtv from within the orbiter does nothing the screen just goes black.
So I've decided to do a fresh install but the same scenario just repeated it self again.
One more thing, at some point it detects my ntfs hdd and installs it (I asked it to read only and keep the filesystem intact) but even tough I can see it I can't access it or catalog it in anyway. Trying to sync the media from the Admin website, I can't even see te drive, but from withing the orbiter, if I search a name of an audio file, it finds it and playes it ith no problem, but movies are non existant to the system.
BTW inserting and playing a dvd works including ac3/dts what ever sound format it is ...
I have a total of 5 installation under my belt now, all with exactly the same results. I tought it might be the dvd so I made a fresh one, still the same problems.
Can any body help me with this ?