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Randykc

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Media Director devices did not start
« on: February 23, 2008, 06:41:08 pm »
I installed 7.10 successfully a couple of weeks ago. I then decided to change my sound card to a Soundblaster Audigy rather than the default one on the motherboard and upgrade my video card to an Nvidia Geoforce FX 5500. I installed the hardware and figured I would just do a re-install of LinuxMCE.  Have had nothing but problems since.  Even if I go back to my original hardware setup, I get the following problems.

1) During the Initial setup where it gives me the option to download additional software, I selected the w32codecs. I then got the message Cannot install software right now.  Please try again later. I did verify that my internet connection was still active and working, so I don't know why this would happen.

2) When LinuxMCE is starting (from the Launch Manager), I noticed the following the the message area - Starting device 15 App Server with the error Timeout waiting for device registration.  I then get a black screen with "There are some devices on this media director that did not...(can't see the rest because it is off of my TV screen).

3) When it does come up, I don't get the Flickr screensaver.

I am assuming that item #2 is the cause of all of my issues, but I don't know how to tell what device is giving me problems.  I would have thought it may have been the video card, but when I rolled back to the working card, I get the same errors.  Any suggestions on where to start?

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Re: Media Director devices did not start
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2008, 06:51:36 pm »
#2 is very likely to be related to your audio card.
#1 and #3 seem to be related to internet connectivety.

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Re: Media Director devices did not start
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2008, 07:02:51 pm »
Can there be a sound card issue even if I have sound?

I'll search around more for internet connectivity issues. Found a lot of people that wanted to not have the Flickr screensaver. This will let me narrow down my search.

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Re: Media Director devices did not start
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2008, 11:38:35 pm »
the app server problem probably is related to your sound card. i had the same problem with an audigy 2 even though i got sound through it fine. theres been some other talk in the forum about it.
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Re: Media Director devices did not start
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2008, 04:50:43 am »
I installed 7.10 successfully a couple of weeks ago. I then decided to change my sound card to a Soundblaster Audigy rather than the default one on the motherboard and upgrade my video card to an Nvidia Geoforce FX 5500. I installed the hardware and figured I would just do a re-install of LinuxMCE.  Have had nothing but problems since.  Even if I go back to my original hardware setup, I get the following problems.

1) During the Initial setup where it gives me the option to download additional software, I selected the w32codecs. I then got the message Cannot install software right now.  Please try again later. I did verify that my internet connection was still active and working, so I don't know why this would happen.

2) When LinuxMCE is starting (from the Launch Manager), I noticed the following the the message area - Starting device 15 App Server with the error Timeout waiting for device registration.  I then get a black screen with "There are some devices on this media director that did not...(can't see the rest because it is off of my TV screen).

3) When it does come up, I don't get the Flickr screensaver.

I am assuming that item #2 is the cause of all of my issues, but I don't know how to tell what device is giving me problems.  I would have thought it may have been the video card, but when I rolled back to the working card, I get the same errors.  Any suggestions on where to start?

Your problem is the same one I've been having. I'm assuming here you've got the Audigy Value - the base model - just as I have.

The problem here is that LMCE needs a master volume control, which the base model Audigy does not have. What you've got to do is create one in software. Have a look here: http://www.pillayfamily.com/LinuxMCE/CreativeAudigy2Value.html

If the link does not work, refresh the page after 10 seconds or so.
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Re: Media Director devices did not start
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2008, 01:57:07 pm »
It is indeed the lack of a master volume control on the sound card.  Thanks for the link!  I ran across another page that outlined this procedure, but it did not have the detail that this one has.