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anupindi007

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Hi,
I have installed ubuntu, then installed linuxmce from alpha7 scripts and restarted the system. Successfully completed AVWizard '10  configuration steps'.  There after shows progress bar with 98% & stuck and i cannot see kde or linuxmce screen.   I am not able to identify the problem and struggling from past one week.  Could any one let me know what is the issue & steps to resolve the issues it will be great help, and thanks in advance too.

My observations as follows:
1. /var/log/pluto/running.pids shows running continuously the following files:
  - /usr/pluto/bin/App_Server (by /usr/pluto/bin/Spawn_Wrapper.sh)
  - /usr/pluto/bin/LaunchOrbiter.sh (by /usr/pluto/bin/Spawn_Wrapper.sh)


2. 20_LaunchOrbiter.sh.log says:
   20(spawning-device)  Starting... 50
   20 (spawning-device) Found /usr/pluto/bin/LaunchOrbiter.sh
      Cannot register with router Return code: 1
   20 (spawning-device)   31 Device died... count=50/50 dev=20 died (spawning-device)   Aborting restart of device 20...


3. if i forcefully run(from tty2) sh /usr/pluto/bin/Start_sh & /usr/pluto/bin/Start_KDE, the KDE starts but the progress bar flickers for some time.   After some time it disappears.


4. /var/log/pluto/UpdateMedia.log says:
 - UpdateMedia::ScanFiles dir /home/public/data/pictures/flickr/2009/05/14: files found: 9
 - UpdateMedia::ReadDirectory /home/public/data/pictures/flickr/2009/05/10
 - Sync'ing db with directory...
 - Updating thumbs...
 - Synchronized '/home/public/data'.
 - Nothing to process, sleeping 2 minute...


5.  /var/log/pluto/UpdateMedia.log says:
  - UpdateMedia::ScanFiles dir /home/public/data/pictures/flickr/2009/05/14: files found: 9
  - UpdateMedia::ReadDirectory /home/public/data/pictures/flickr/2009/05/10
  - Sync'ing db with directory...
  - Updating thumbs...
  - Synchronized '/home/public/data'.
  - Nothing to process, sleeping 2 minute...

6. I have graphics card(Geforce 7050PV+ mFore 630a) issues but using time being "vesa" instead of "nv"
 
Configuration:
a.Mother Board: ASUS m2n68-vm
b.Ubuntu Intrepid   Ver 2.6.27-14-server
c. LinuxMCE LinuxMCE-0810 alpha2 32bit version only installed (scripts used new-installer-alpha7.tar.gz Dated 15-May-2009)
d. '10 configuration steps'-WelcomeScreen, ResolutionRefresh, VideoResolutionCounter, UISwitcher, VideoOutput, AudioConnector,A VAudioVolume, DolbyTest,DTSTest,FinalSelections.

Thanks,
Srinivasu Anupindi
Houston,TX
« Last Edit: May 20, 2009, 03:38:10 am by anupindi007 »

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Hi,

Try installing from alpha 2.20 (the latest).

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

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Don't the scripts install the latest alpha from the repo?

Thanks

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Hi,
Thanks for your promptly reply and for the inputs.

I have latest binary only and source.list is pointing to http://deb.linuxmce.org/ubuntu/dists/intrepid/lmce-alpha2/binary-i386/ only.

I will download "new-installer-alpha7.tar.gz" dated 15-May-2009, reinstall linuxmce and I will come back with latest updates.

Thanks,
Srinivas
« Last Edit: May 20, 2009, 03:45:08 am by anupindi007 »

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Hi,
I have installed  Alpha2 scripts (new-installer-alpha7.tar.gz dated 15-May-2009 ) from http://deb.linuxmce.org/ubuntu/new-installer-alpha7.tar.gz but i have same issue.  Once again I am prividing the log details.  If you required any log file please let me know.

1. 20_LaunchOrbiter.sh.log says:
-  Return code: 1
-  20 (spawning-device) Device died... count=16/50 dev=20
-  died
-  ========== NEW LOG SECTION ==========
-  20 (spawning-device)    Starting... 17
-  20 (spawning-device)   Found /usr/pluto/bin/LaunchOrbiter.sh
-  Cannot register with router
-  Return code: 1
-  20 (spawning-device)    Device died... count=17/50 dev=20
-  died

2. DCERouter.log
-  Parameter 14(Type): monitormode <0xa3ff0b90>
-  Received Message from 20 (OnScreen Orbiter / ) to 58 (Orbiter Plug-in / ), type 1 id -  -  255 Command:Orbiter Registered, retry none, parameters: 
-  Parameter 8(On/Off): 1 
       Parameter 17(PK_Users): 1 
       Parameter 45(PK_EntertainArea): 0 
       Parameter 57(PK_Room): 0 
       Received Message from 20 (OnScreen Orbiter / ) to 58 (Orbiter Plug-in / ), type     1 id 58 Command:Set Current User, retry none, parameters: 
       Parameter 17(PK_Users): 1 
          [33;1mThe target device 58 (routed to 58) has not registered. 
          [33;1mSender: 20 sent message type: 1 ID: 255 and expected a message reply from 58 

3. pluto.log
        20 (spawning-device)    Device died... count=18/50 dev=20
    20 (spawning-device)    Starting... 19
    20 (spawning-device)    Found /usr/pluto/bin/LaunchOrbiter.sh
    LaunchOrbiter (server)    Number of desktops found: 4 ; desktops activated? 1
    LaunchOrbiter (server)    Primary desktop: 2 and secondary desktop 3

4. running.pids
[PID changes] /usr/pluto/bin/LaunchOrbiter.sh (by /usr/pluto/bin/Spawn_Wrapper.sh)

5.UpdateMedia.log says:
-  UpdateMedia::ScanFiles dir /home/public/data/pictures/flickr/2009/05/14: files found: 9
-  UpdateMedia::ReadDirectory /home/public/data/pictures/flickr/2009/05/10
-  UpdateMedia::ScanFiles dir /home/public/data/pictures/flickr/2009/05/10: files found: 12
-  UpdateMedia::ReadDirectory /home/public/data/pictures/flickr/2009/05/15
-  UpdateMedia::ScanFiles dir /home/public/data/pictures/flickr/2009/05/15: files found: 46
-  Sync'ing db with directory...
-  DB sync'd with directory!
-  Updating thumbs...
-  Synchronized '/home/public/data'.
-  Nothing to process, sleeping 2 minute...

6.deaths says:
- 20 died (repeats)

7. died_20_20 says:
-  died (repeats)

Thanks,
Srinivas
« Last Edit: May 20, 2009, 03:45:23 am by anupindi007 »

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Hi mocitysam.

Not necessarily to the MD - I had to add a broadcast-address to get 2.19 to dist-upgrade.

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Hi,
Sorry, I am not clear what you said, could you explain clearly.

# apt-get dist-upgrade
   Reading package lists... Done
   Building dependency tree
   Reading state information... Done
   Calculating upgrade... Done
   0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

# etc/apt/sources.list contains:
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid  main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid multiverse
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid  main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates  main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates  main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-security  main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-security  main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://deb.linuxmce.org/ubuntu/ intrepid  lmce-alpha-latest lmce-alpha-latest-updates
deb http://debian.slimdevices.com/ stable  main
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ intrepid  free non-free
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid  main universe multiverse
#deb http://deb.linuxmce.org/ubuntu/ 20dev_ubuntu  main
#deb http://deb.linuxmce.org/ubuntu/ intrepid  lmce-alpha2
deb file:/usr/pluto/deb-cache ./

#ifconfig says:
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr xxxx
          inet addr:xx.xxx.xx.xxx  Bcast:255.255.255.255  Mask:255.255.252.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:576  Metric:1
          RX packets:258468 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:83255 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:98778969 (98.7 MB)  TX bytes:15603410 (15.6 MB)
          Interrupt:216 Base address:0x8000


eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:14:d1:17:56:8a
          inet addr:xx.xx.xx.x  Bcast:192.268.60.255 (just changed to near numbers) Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: xxxx::xxx:xxx:xxxx:xxxx/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:35369 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:255958 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:4500707 (4.5 MB)  TX bytes:83275090 (83.2 MB)
          Interrupt:19 Base address:0x4c00

Thanks,
Srinivas
« Last Edit: May 20, 2009, 03:40:47 am by anupindi007 »

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Hi anupindi007,

Here's the procedure I follow when I re-install.  Please check your procedure against this to make sure a step was not omitted


                                             Installation of LinuxMCE-0810 alpha2

 
Procedure:

   1. Install Kubuntu 0810 (Intrepid Ibex).


   2. After Kubuntu software has been installed perform a reboot (follow instructions on screen).


   3. After login, open the K Launch Manager to Applications > System > Terminal.
     
      Log in as root - enter...

      sudo su -
 
      [sudo] password for XXXXXX:   (XXXXXX is your username -The password is what you specified during the kubuntu installation.)


   4. To see the active kernel enter...

      uname -r

      At the time of writing it is 2.6.27.7-generic
   

   5. Run aptitude update and aptitude dist-upgrade to get the latest Kubuntu updates.

      Enter...

      apt-get update
      apt-get dist-upgrade


   6. If required (Nvidia card installed), enable the most recent NVIDIA restricted (video) driver.

      This can be done by

      a) selecting the hardware icon on the task bar and activating the recommended version.

      b) navigating via the K Launch Manager to Applications > System > Hardware Drivers.
      Enter your password (if required) and highlite the latest version.
      Then select the Activate button to download and install the driver.

      c) If your card can not be enabled from a or b open the K Launch Manager to 
      Applications > Add/Remove Software Adept Installer and search for NVidia. 
      Select the latest binary X.org driver.

      (After doing the apt-get dist-upgrade in step 5, the latest nvidia driver should be 180.)

      Restart the system to activate the latest nvidia driver.


   7. After the reboot to see the active kernel enter...

      uname -r

      At the time of writing it is 2.6.27.14-generic.  (The 180 nvidia driver should be active at this point from step 6.  Check the hardware icon in the task bar.)


   8. After login, open the K Launch Manager to Applications > System > Terminal.
      Log in as root - enter...

      sudo su -
 
      [sudo] password for XXXXXX:   (XXXXXX is your username -The password is what you specified during the kubuntu installation.)


   9. Enter...

      wget -c http://deb.linuxmce.org/ubuntu/new-installer-alpha-latest.tar.gz


  10. Unpack the tar file. Enter...

      tar xvf new-installer-alpha-latest.tar.gz


  11. Then change to the just created new-installer directory.

      cd new-installer


  12. Run the following scripts (in order): pre-install-from-repo.sh, mce-install.sh, post-install.sh.

      ./pre-install-from-repo.sh
      ./mce-install.sh
      ./post-install.sh


  12. When completed reboot the system.
      After the restart wait for the system activity to stop.
      The A/V wizard will appear.


  13. Setup your requirements using the A/V wizard.
      When you have finished the A/V setup the X window will restart.
      The system will start various processes.  Please be patient as this will take a while.
      (It is possible to watch system progress on console/workspace 8 - press <Ctrl/Alt> F8).
       

  14. When you can hear the House/Media Wizard switch back to the X window.
      (<Ctrl/Alt> F7 will get you back to the X window environment.)
      Complete your setup according to the Wizard.
      Wait for the system to render all screens, etc.

I hope this helps.

Cheers.

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two quick notes on pigdogs message:

  • The switching to the text mode is not really necessary. And if you do not switch to text mode, you don't need to switch back into graphics mode after that either. It is purely for your entertainment to see all the bytes fly by :)
  • Our forum software has the ability to use lists. It makes things a lot easier on the eyes to use those (as I have done in this post to highlight it)  ;)

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Thanks posde.

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Hi,
I did excatly as you described (several times :-) ).

The only thing that I can think of is that I started with 8.10 interpid server.  I also had to install fuppes as upnp was not working (it was a pain to get fuppes working.   Had to create fuppes user group as well).  I also had to install djmount. Similarly, I had reconfigure mysql as mysql was installed as part of LAMP and some users were not initialized.  I had to manually create the users and also create converge database.

I also had several issues with NVIDIA drivers - 173, 177, 180, etc.  Now I have 173 installed but am using the VESA instead of NVIDIA (Still I am not able to fully utilize NVIDIA capabilities because of driver issues)

I got the AVWizard and configured all fine.  After reboot, I seem to be stuck at Orbiter registration with the router.

If you think it will be better to redo the installation with 8.10 desktop then I will give it a shot. 

Following is my installation info:
>uname -r
   2.6.27-14-server           

>apt-get dist-upgrade
  Reading package lists... Done
  Building dependency tree
  Reading state information... Done
  Calculating upgrade... Done
  0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

- Motherboard:  M2N68-VM
- Onboard GeForce 7050PV+nForce630a card. 


I installed 3 times and followed steps 1-14. In Step 14.  X-Window starts shows progress bar(tty7) and get stuck at 98%. 
   - from another terminal(tty2) run /usr/pluto/bin/Start_X.run
   - run /usr/pluto/bin/Start_KDE.sh
   - flickering happens. Shows status bar and after time out (couple of minutes) stops displaying flickering and no progress-bar after that.
   - I started using KDE.

Thanks.
   
   
« Last Edit: May 20, 2009, 03:40:09 am by anupindi007 »

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Hi anupindi007.

Yes!  Please install using 8.10 desktop.

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Dear All,
Thanks for all your help.  Got it to work now.  The issue seems to have been the Ubuntu Server installation.  I started over again with Ubuntu Desktop installation - thanks to pigdog, and now I can see Audio Video instructions.  In the process of setting up the remote...

Thanks for your help pigdog, posde, mocitysam.

Setup Notes(used):
a. kubuntu-8.10-desktop-i386   (http://mirrors.ccs.neu.edu/releases.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/8.10/kubuntu-8.10-desktop-i386.iso)

b. LinuxMCE scripts : new-installer-alpha7.tar.gz   (http://deb.linuxmce.org/ubuntu/new-installer-alpha7.tar.gz)

c. Alsa-driver-1.0.20:  Scripts - AlsaUpgrade-1.0.x-rev-1.17.tar   (http://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.php?s=26aec0702775c2b480d20fd0b872ff4e&attachmentid=113163&d=1241945700)

d.  Installed HVR 1600 drivers (instructions on MythTV Wiki) (http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb/archive/tip.tar.bz2)

e. Had display issue on reboot - "out of frequency" error.  Installed Nvidia 180 drivers; There after AVWizard says "Failed to Setup X". Changed /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to use vesa instead of nvidia. (http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/180.51/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.51-pkg1.run)


Thanks,
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« Last Edit: May 20, 2009, 03:39:18 am by anupindi007 »

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e. Had display issue on reboot - "out of frequency" error.  Installed Nvidia 180 drivers; There after AVWizard says "Failed to Setup X". Changed /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to use vesa instead of nvidia. (http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/180.51/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.51-pkg1.run)

The out of frequency issue should have been resolvable by pressing one of the numeric keys, as pointed out in the wiki [urlhttp://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/AVWizard_Step_by_Step#Section_II][/url]. The nVidia driver is automatically installed.

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Sorry, today only I saw your note.  Time being using 'vesa' drivers but I need to figure out the  'nvidia' drivers solution and  I need to follow your note.

I am using:
- Motherboard:  M2N68-VM
- Onboard GeForce 7050PV+nForce630a card

Any one has NVIDIA working drivers (version number) for  UBUNTU 2.6.27.

Thanks,
Srinivas






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