Hope someone can help because I am about ready to call it quits.
Installed 0710 RC2 via the DVD, several times. No real problems with installation. I use 32-bit although both core and MD have Athlon 64X2 processors.
Watching stored media on the hybrid core in the basement works fine, absolutely no problems with stored media. TV is another issue but I don't think it will be a big one, and until I get the stored media working I think it will be a moot point.
However, when using video or audio stored on the core from my MD in the living room, it will play well for a minute or two, freeze up for 20-30 seconds, then continue from where it would have been. It does this at random intervals making playback futile and irritating. While the media is frozen, the UI is accessible via the MEDIA button on my gyro mouse, but selected commands don't do anything until the media unfreezes.
I have troubleshot the network, replaced components, and even tried direct-connecting the MD and the core. Same result every time.
Here's my specs, as much as I can remember because I'm not going down to the basement one more frickin time today.
DFI Lanparty nf4 UT SLI-DR mobo (with onboard Vitesse PHY and Marvell PCI Gigabit LAN controllers)
Athlon 64X2 3800
I forget which graphics card, but it works fine.
add-on Intel PCI Gigabit NIC using e1000 driver (Vitesse is used as eth0, Intel NIC as eth1)
Shuttle SN27P2 integrated MOBO with onboard NIC (Marvell)
add-on Intel PCI Gigabit NIC using e1000 driver (eth0)
I've also forgotten this video card, but I used this as a standalone hybrid at first and the video card had no issues.
Basement Switch: HP Procurve 1400
Office Switch (not in the LMCE loop yet) Netgear GS105
I have tried adjusting network speed and increasing and reducing the frame size on all components with no appreciable result.
I am not that strong with Linux, so if you want me to report something you will probably have to give me the command line to do it.
Please help. Been pulling my hair out for several months now after several months of planning prior to that. Thought I had planned a good system but it's about to go on the junk heap. It's sad, because the core works really well and the MD does too - when it's not frozen.