I am trying to get LinuxMCE running with a similar board, the M3N78 Pro, and I can't even seem to get the installer to run. After the Kubuntu splashscreen where I hit f6 to add the all_generic_ide option, I see the kernel loading up, it switches back to text mode for a second or two, and then... blackness.
I've read all about the blank screen issue, but no combination of number keys gets me anywhere. I thought that generally happened after install and reboot, not during the install... at any rate, this case also doesn't seem to have an internal speaker, so I can't listen for the beeps to tell me what's going on. There's a lot of disk activity for a few minutes, and then nothing. Ctrl-alt-del at that point causes some more disk churning and then ejects the CD - so it seems like the installer is running and waiting for input, but I can't for the life of me see the display. I've tried the onboard HDMI & VGA ports, as well as DVI & VGA ports on an PCI-express GeForce 8400 GS. Come to think of it, that PCI-E card might be too new as well.
I'm using IDE hard drive & cd-rom; onboard SATA, sound, & lan are disabled. Any advice is appreciated.
My advice for others thinking about building lmce systems... Buy the components recommended in the Wiki!