I too tried LMCE 710 and it failed. I gave up after reading all the other posts having trouble getting everything to work under 710. I downloaded Kubuntu 810 and installed without any problems. I performed the update and dist-update per the LMCE 810a2 wiki and manually downloaded and installed the latest NVIDIA drivers. All seems to be working fine minus a few non-free plug-ins. No problems to report of, but then I am still connected to VGA and analog audio. I have been working with Debian sarge/etch/lenny for quite some time and have managed to perform kernel re-compiles from time to time. So I don't consider myself a complete novice to Linux. I did actually take the time to research the mobo in advance for possible use as a LMCE core.
1. ASUS P5N7A-VM
2. Quad Core2 - 2.66GHz Q9400
3. 4x1GB Kingston (reuse)
4. 2x200GB Segate PATA (reuse)
5. Pioneer BDC-202
6. Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1950 USB2 (read someone got it working. would rather had the 2250 PCIe card, but read that driver development halted. Seemed like external USB tuner with hardware compression simplifies the driver support. HDHR does not have analog and consumes LAN bandwidth)
7. Currently connected to VGA and analog audio for installation purposes.
8. Running latest 180 NVIDIA drivers.
I have tried a few times to run the "latest" 810 install scripts from the LMCE 810a2 wiki, which instructs me to use the REPOsitories. While I understand the LMCE may have a lot of specific dependencies, what I do not understand is that if I have a working system, why do the install scripts basically download ALL the DEB packages as if it was a new Kubuntu install? It takes hours! I understand that LMCE has some special front ends and packages to pull all the separate GNU and non-free packages all together and wizards to help a user set it all up, but why doesnt the install scripts only download only the necessary additional packages from a base Kubuntu install and configure the system and interface. Am I missing something here? Can the install scripts skip downloading the huge videos? Can the scripts prompt for what type of setup you are creating (core, front end, HA, etc.) and only download the necessary packages for that configuration? Similar to a package manager?
I must be missing something, because from some of the posts and wiki pages, it reads like it is simple.