This is not common at all,
Can you be more specific on your installation? what are you installing onto? what did you do?
I installed it on 2 laptop one Dell 630 and on Acer Aspire one.
I installed Kubuntu 7.10 and linux MCE with the 2 cd's.
Now when i start the system hang a little at "starting Samba daemon"
and after that whe my kubuntu start, at the startup I have a screen that pop up, saying: "Linux Media Center needs administrative privilieges" I enter my password and press enter and now it sead "Command not found!" ERROR KDESUDO
I press Ok and I have another window: "Information KDESUDO" No command arguments supplied! Usage: kdesudo [-u <runas>] <command> Kdesudo will now exit.
I press ok... and now when i lunch linux media center It hang at the place a sead earlier.