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Craptastic

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Upgrade Kernel or Install 810?
« on: May 02, 2009, 05:53:38 am »
Okay, so my box is up and running, with the exception of the onboard NIC. (I have the ASUS M3N78-EM).

I have played around and read posts and got to a point where I am comfortable with the LMCE environment.

So, based on the wiki page for the mobo the solution to resolve NIC is to upgrade kernel. Now, looking at page after page of documentation, mostly warnings, it begged the question as to whether or not 810 would be the best option with a fresh install.

Only thing of concern I have read are comments about the xorg.conf file under 810 not liking changes.

If it were you what would you do?

I also don't have to do this today, it's a hybrid, I have no MD's and for what I need right at the moment it works, but I am a tinkerer and will likely do one or other anyway.

Thanks,

Craptastic

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Re: Upgrade Kernel or Install 810?
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2009, 04:57:04 pm »
Hi Craptastic,

Just Core/Hybrid? - and you are just starting up a LinuxMCE system? - go for it (810).

Seth has same mobo http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=6806.0

Cheers.

« Last Edit: May 02, 2009, 04:58:48 pm by pigdog »

jimmejames

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Re: Upgrade Kernel or Install 810?
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2009, 05:26:45 pm »
(I have the ASUS M3N78-EM).

I don't think the two have the same integrated items- I, like Seth, have a M3A78-EM, not a M3N78-EM.  Just an FYI that the NIC may require different files to work...  my M3A78-EM's NIC works out of the box with 810- but remember it's still in alpha.

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Re: Upgrade Kernel or Install 810?
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2009, 12:46:49 am »
I have the M3N78-EM and the NIC worked out of the box for 810. I did have a little trouble getting installed. I ended up upgrading the kernel - then installing nvidia drivers inside KDE, - getting all upgrades, and doing sudo apt-get install arping - then ifup eth0 (to avoid network loss at install), before installing LinuxMCE 810.

« Last Edit: May 03, 2009, 12:54:56 am by johnnyr »

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Re: Upgrade Kernel or Install 810?
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2009, 04:19:26 am »
Hi,

Just follow the wiki and do a clean install.

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/LinuxMCE-0810_alpha2

Cheers.