First, to the developers, great work on Alpha2 so far!
Yesterday, I disconnected my HD with a running 710 install on it, and replaced it with a different one and installed 810 with the latest, alpha2.19. All went extremely well. I then connected my diskless MD with an ASUS M3N78-EM mobo, in an Antec Fusion V2 case (VFD), and powered it up. No more r8168 NIC problems and the on-board nVidia 8300 graphics adapter was recognized correctly. It created perfectly, new MD recognition, created diskless image, Sarah came on and rebooted without problems. It set up an AMD64 image, of which I changed to an i386, regenerated the MD, an rebooted correctly.
I don't know if I needed to change the MD from AMD64 to i386 but I have heard that it may be easier getting the Antec (iMon) IR/VFW to work easier on an i386 diskless MD image.
Just for info, I have an D-Link 920, IP Camera working in a motion wrapper and I have my x-10 CM11a and about (15) X-10 devices working and placed on floorplans. All working as they did in LinuxMCE 710 with no problems.
Unknowns to me! I've read the forum info but I have not definitively found what I'm looking for.
1. Does the Launch Manager exist and is just not staring automatically?
a. If so, where is it and how do you start it?
b. After updating and waiting for over 24 hrs., there still is no Add Software items to install such as the Codecs for DVD and such.
Since I couldn't play or rip DVD movies, on the core's Konsole I did a "sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2" and all was well after that. I could then play and rip DVDs on the core. On the running MD, I invoked the konsole and executed the same command and then I could play the ripped dvds from the core.
Ripping and playing audio CDs were no problem.
I have yet to set up the IR/VFD on the Fusion V2, and to switch the diskless MD with the M3N78-EM mobo from VGA to HDMI and test it on my Mitsubishi DLP to check for proper output and a higher UI.