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dan g

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Issues with 0710 RC
« on: April 23, 2008, 01:20:39 pm »
The release candidate is available for download.

Please, please post any significant issues with 0710 RC so we can monitor it. Don't post here if you don't have relevant information. We're trying to find what things can stop us from releasing 0710.

Thank you

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Re: Issues with 0710 RC
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2008, 02:03:09 pm »
Much thanks to all!  We've seen no issues.
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Re: Issues with 0710 RC
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2008, 02:43:56 pm »
Where do I find the RC? I find no links to download it...

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Re: Issues with 0710 RC
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2008, 03:17:47 pm »
Ran through a complete installation with my entire house. No show-stoppers to report. There are little buglets in bits of the telecom code (Speed dial buttons always dial the media director's phone for a room, and not the specified phone on the speed dial)...but again, nothing that would hinder release.

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Re: Issues with 0710 RC
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2008, 04:02:12 pm »
Hi,

Sorry ran through the mirrors on the download wiki page, but can't seem to find the 0710 RC version to download, can you point out the location???

Thnx,

Dave

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Re: Issues with 0710 RC
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2008, 04:46:25 pm »
So there is a release candidate available but for some reason nobody can inform us where to obtain it...

What kind of cruel joke is this? 
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Re: Issues with 0710 RC
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2008, 04:56:51 pm »

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Re: Issues with 0710 RC
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2008, 05:46:37 pm »
Gee thanks for updating that half assed announcement.
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Re: Issues with 0710 RC
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2008, 06:01:13 pm »
I am trying to figure out what is the different between those DVD and DVD DL (Double layer)? Feature different?
Why the LinuxMCE-DVD-DL-i386-rc1.iso is not available on the download page?

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Re: Issues with 0710 RC
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2008, 07:17:29 pm »
The dual layer discs have upgrade from 704 code included + both i386 and amd64 MD's + video.

The dual layer i386 disc is available as the LinuxMCE_Install_Upgrade_DVD_for_i386 torrent.

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Re: Issues with 0710 RC
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2008, 03:10:18 am »
Hi,

what are options for upgrade from 710b4 ? Will system autoupgrade ? I have fairly complex setup and would like to take minimum risk....

Thanks in advance,

regards,

Bulek.
Thanks in advance,

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Re: Issues with 0710 RC
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2008, 07:05:44 am »
First off let me say that I really appreciate the effort the developers have put into this. I would recommend however that the official video be removed because it gives the average user false hope about LINUXMCE's current state of development. Things have a loooooong way to go.

LinuxMCE RC1 Failed across the board here's why...

Core Machine:
gigabyte Ep35-DS3R
Intel Dual core 2.2 ghz
Geforce 8500
Intel Nic and Onboard Realtek NIC
Samsung 17 LCD monitor (DVI)

Media Director
Gigabyte P35-DQ6
Intel Dual core 2.4 ghz
Geforce 8600
Sharp Aquos 46" 1080p native

I installed the Kubuntu CD onto the core machine with the recommended ISO in the Wiki
I then downloaded the 2 CD installer 710RC1 and MD5 checksummed both discs
*1*LinuxMCE took around 3 hours to install. This seems abnormal for a linux system.
*2* When the Core booted for the first time, the fonts and resolution were horrible. Prior to LinuxMCE, Kubuntu looked fine.
*3*I tried a diskless boot of the Media Director. It got about half way and in red letters "DISKLESS SETUP FAILED" and it halted.
*4*I did some research on the web, and found out that LINUXMCE tried diskless booting my media director as an AMD64 architecture.
*5*I corrected the architecture and rebooted the Media Director.
*6*The media Director made it to the A/V Wizard. I selected 1080p, LINUXMCE did not output 1080p (640X480)
*7*My iMON remote isn't working out of the box. Almost any media center package I've played with supports this.
*8*Everything looks ugly and nothing reliably works...looks like this needs some work before it can be taken seriously.

A couple of questions for the developers.
1)Why are the newest (check your version vs. current version on the web)  nvidia drivers not implemented supporting 8x00 series cards. the 8 series of cards are easily the most popular card used in average systems nowadays.
2)Why is LinuxMCE installing ontop of Kubuntu and not following the example of MythBuntu. (Product release in sync)

Some comments.
All of my hardware worked in VistaMCE.
All of the hardware worked in Ubuntu
All of the hardware worked in MythTV

This is an exciting product but unfortunately it's failed to leave the ground. I'll keep my eye on it, but it's not ready to impress.

If you have any questions about my hardware please don't hesitate to ask.

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Re: Issues with 0710 RC
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2008, 07:45:27 am »
Now now, that seems rather harsh! I believe they're doing a wonderful job.
(I just wish I could contribute in a way, but after 4 years of Linux use I still haven't written a single application for it! - This is what you get when they taught you VB or VB.net in school, you get too lazy to code in a real language!)

Anyhow, I'm going to make a clean-install on my HybridCore tonight, I've done so much damage to it since january I really think it's necessary.

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Re: Issues with 0710 RC
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2008, 08:09:23 am »
thanks for this release guys, your the best
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Re: Issues with 0710 RC
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2008, 12:50:39 pm »
The dual layer discs have upgrade from 704 code included + both i386 and amd64 MD's + video.
The dual layer i386 disc is available as the LinuxMCE_Install_Upgrade_DVD_for_i386 torrent.

I'm very eager to try the RC, but... How about the DL disk for amd64? There is an MD5 checksum available, but no way to obtain the disk. Could you provide us with one?

I would also appreciate a clear instruction on which disk will allow the several types of upgrading, preferably in a table listing the ISO name, upgrade paths, core arch and MD archs.

Many thanks,

Mark