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Re: ASUS M3N78-EM
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2008, 02:47:17 pm »
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nite_man,

Try the driver I have posted in this wiki entry:

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/R8168#Asus_M3A78-EM

It may fix you right up. It was downloaded from Asus' web site, and I built it for i386 7.10rc2.

Maybe it will get you going.

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Re: ASUS M3N78-EM
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2008, 03:50:21 pm »
Thanks, Seth, for your suggestion :) Not sure that it'll work but at least I'll try. The M3A78-EM mobo has Realtek 8168 NIC but M3N78-EM - 8211.
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Re: ASUS M3N78-EM
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2008, 09:14:13 am »
As I expected the driver for Realtek 8168 didn't help to recognize NIC (the the kernel module r8169 was already there). I can confirm that under Kubuntu 8.10 the integrated NIC Realtek 8211 works from the box. I couldn't find the driver for the 7.10
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Re: ASUS M3N78-EM
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2008, 09:45:15 am »
I had zero success in getting the drivers to work with Kubuntu 7.10. There isn't any drivers available from asus website for the MB M3N78-EM. There isn't any drivers whatsoever available for the chipset RTL8211 for what I could find. Some forums for ubuntu and debian states that the driver to use should be forcedeth - but that didn't work for me. Isn't forcedeth mainly used for nforce chipsets?

I figured, as I dont have a lighting system, security system, external receiver and/or dvd/vhs-player I might as well go with Kubuntu 8.10 and run XBMC or something alike. Feel free to advice.

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Re: ASUS M3N78-EM
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2008, 09:59:12 am »
As I know XBMC and Boxee are not ready for 8.10 yet :) I'm going to install 0810-alpha1 when my Internet connection will be done. Think this is the best way to make integrated NIC working.
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Re: ASUS M3N78-EM
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2008, 05:28:33 pm »
Isn't 8.10:s codename Intrepid? if so, then it is supported by XBMC.

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc-intrepid/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc-intrepid/ubuntu intrepid main

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Re: ASUS M3N78-EM
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2008, 05:54:46 pm »
who cares? this isn't an XBMC forum.

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Re: ASUS M3N78-EM
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2008, 08:26:29 am »
Checked again yesterday NIC under 0710 and 8.10. Under 8.10 it's used driver forcedeth (I saw it in the lspci output). But in the 0710 the forcedeth wasn't even loaded. I loaded it manually but nothing happened. NIC was still unrecognized. As I understand the only one way to have that NIC working under 0710 is upgrade the kernel.
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Re: ASUS M3N78-EM
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2008, 05:45:33 pm »
Yeah it seems like the forcedeth driver in 0710 isn't as updated as in 0810. I'm currently running windows vista with xbmc :( I'm gonna wait for 0810 to come out stable.. Can't wait!
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Re: ASUS M3N78-EM
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2008, 12:53:08 am »
nite_man

How did you get LinuxMCE with this MOBO.  I've done everything you've listed however still not able to get past busy box message.

Same board =

1 SATA HDD 320gb
1 SATA Optical
4 gb MB Memory
2 PCI 1gv NICs

Disabled on-board video, NIC, sound and just about everything.

Hope you can provide some more help.

Thank

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RESOLVED: Re: ASUS M3N78-EM
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2008, 02:16:46 am »
Thanks to all you folk for your posts and guidance.  The very last steps I took got the system up and running.  I must have had a bad AMD64 disk as it would not install, however, I did get the same errors with 0710 i386.  When I hit F6 and input the commands listed, BABOOM - it installed and is running.

Now I can really play

Thanks

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Re: ASUS M3N78-EM
« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2008, 08:39:23 am »
Marper, I use integrated graphic, SATA HDD in AHCI mode and IDE optical drive. First of all I changed the SATA HDD mode. Then I used i386 0710 DVD. After installation is passed I boot in rescue mode and installed the latest nVidia drivers. After that the AVWizard run successfully even in UI2 with resolution 1080p.

Currently there are two problems which I didn't solve yet. The first one is the integrated NIC. It works from the box under 8.10 but is not recognized by system under 7.10. Possible solution is upgrade kernel.

The second problem is digital audio. Currently in aplay -L output I can see the analog only. The possible solution is again upgrade kernel and ALSA. Moreover, I'd like to pass audio via HDMI. The people talk that it's possible with the latest nVidia drivers and the latest version of ALSA. Will try it as well.
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Re: ASUS M3N78-EM
« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2009, 10:13:24 am »
After upgrading kernel to 2.6.26.5 the integrated NIC is working fine (don't forget to activate Realtek PSY option in the kernel configuration). Also after upgrade ALSA to 1.0.18 HDMI card appears in the aplay -L output. But AVwizard doesn't play sound with any options via HDMI. Need more time to dig it.
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Re: ASUS M3N78-EM
« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2009, 05:48:10 am »
Great job niteman - I've finally got this running as a core and I really like the mobo.  Thinking of getting one for my MD - looking forward to your HDMI experiment.  Please keep us posted on your progress.

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Re: ASUS M3N78-EM
« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2009, 10:42:54 pm »
Great job niteman - I've finally got this running as a core and I really like the mobo.  Thinking of getting one for my MD - looking forward to your HDMI experiment.  Please keep us posted on your progress.

I'm glad you and nite have been through this already or I would be stuffed. I just bought the same motherboard, and spent the last few days trying to setup Linux MCE on it.

I get the same issues as you did, however I am not at all fluent with the Linux command line navigation. How the heck did you update the drivers in recovery mode??!! I am assuming that this is using the 2nd option down after you press esc at the boot screen, as the bottom option comes up with "file not found".

The wiki suggests the wget command to download the drivers, however I am pretty sure that the NIC is not working, and as such, wget wont work.

I put drivers on a CD, but have failed to access the drive from within the recovery console. Could one of you please enlighten me?

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Martin
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