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0810 alpha2.20 (?) installation experience
« on: May 20, 2009, 08:27:29 am »
Hi,

I've installed the latest alpha on a dedicated drive of my 0710 hardware yesterday. I followed the instructions on the front page from May 14th. The installation basically worked fine there are just three slight issues

1) I had to manually tweak udev naming rules for my network *before* running the LMCE installer for my external network was detected as eth1 while the internal one was eth0. The installer produced a lot of errors on setting up dhcp an such.

2) After rebooting into LMCE my keyboard layout was changed (DE -> US). no idea why that happened (or if it is necessary :))

3) The install did not install the nvidia drivers (as it should do according to the front page article) my system is still running on nv driver instead.

What am I to do with the video driver? is it safe to use KDE desktop to install nvidia restricted driver (version 180)?

thx,
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Re: 0810 alpha2.20 (?) installation experience
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2009, 09:04:43 am »
1) I had to manually tweak udev naming rules for my network *before* running the LinuxMCE installer for my external network was detected as eth1 while the internal one was eth0. The installer produced a lot of errors on setting up dhcp an such.
At the moment, the installer is quite picky. eth0, or eth0 and eth1, are needed.
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2) After rebooting into LinuxMCE my keyboard layout was changed (DE -> US). no idea why that happened (or if it is necessary :))
You should be able to change that in the web admin under keyboard layout.
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3) The install did not install the nvidia drivers (as it should do according to the front page article) my system is still running on nv driver instead.
Interesting. Would you mind pasting the output of lspci and lshwd.
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What am I to do with the video driver? is it safe to use KDE desktop to install nvidia restricted driver (version 180)?
Should not cause too many problems, but again, it surprises me, that it was not done originally.

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Re: 0810 alpha2.20 (?) installation experience
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2009, 10:14:04 am »
Thanks for the feedback, pos!

Issues 1) and 2) are really just minors. If it stays like this when we come closer to beta I would only expect a small note with the installation instructions.

I'll check lspci and lshw when I'm back home tonight and will also try to change to nvidia driver.

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Re: 0810 alpha2.20 (?) installation experience
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2009, 02:09:35 pm »
For me the same for issue 3 was happening.

nvidia driver might have been installed, but didn't worked out of the box.

workaround installing nvidia from kde before using installer, worked for me.

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Re: 0810 alpha2.20 (?) installation experience
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2009, 08:06:41 pm »
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3) The install did not install the nvidia drivers (as it should do according to the front page article) my system is still running on nv driver instead.
Interesting. Would you mind pasting the output of lspci and lshwd.

Here we go. This is my lspci output
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00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8T890CF Host Bridge
00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT3351 Host Bridge
00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT3351 Host Bridge
00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT3351 Host Bridge
00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT3351 Host Bridge
00:00.5 PIC: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT3351 I/O APIC Interrupt Controller
00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT3351 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. [K8T890 North / VT8237 South] PCI Bridge
00:02.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8T890 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller
00:03.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8T890 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller
00:03.1 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8T890 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller
00:03.2 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8T890 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller
00:03.3 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8T890 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller
00:09.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7131/SAA7133/SAA7135 Video Broadcast Decoder (rev d0)
00:0a.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7131/SAA7133/SAA7135 Video Broadcast Decoder (rev d0)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21152 (rev 03)
00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A SATA 2-Port Controller (rev 80)
00:0f.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 07)
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0)
00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A PCI to ISA Bridge
00:11.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 Ultra VLINK Controller
00:13.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A Host Bridge
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
02:00.0 SATA controller: JMicron Technologies, Inc. JMicron 20360/20363 AHCI Controller (rev 02)
02:00.1 IDE interface: JMicron Technologies, Inc. JMicron 20360/20363 AHCI Controller (rev 02)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)
06:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV44 [GeForce 6200 LE] (rev a1)
07:04.0 Ethernet controller: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21140 [FasterNet] (rev 22)
07:05.0 Ethernet controller: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21140 [FasterNet] (rev 22)
07:06.0 Ethernet controller: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21140 [FasterNet] (rev 22)
07:07.0 Ethernet controller: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21140 [FasterNet] (rev 22)
80:01.0 Audio device: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT1708/A [Azalia HDAC] (VIA High Definition Audio Controller) (rev 10)


lshw output is attached for it exceeded maximum allowed length of the post... :(

HTH
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Re: 0810 alpha2.20 (?) installation experience
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2009, 09:53:15 pm »
chriss,

please send the output of lshwd not lshw

Thanks.

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Re: 0810 alpha2.20 (?) installation experience
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2009, 04:54:46 am »
Hi chriss,

I have to agree with murcel about the nvidia driver.

On 810 alpha I have always done the apt-get update and apt-get dist-upgrade on the KDE desktop.

The 180 Nvidia driver gets downloaded and then by selecting the hardware icon on the task bar you scroll to the recommended 180 update and activate.

You reboot the system and then install LMCE.

I've had absolutely no xorg.conf adjustments to do.  The RGB line is commented out, nvidia is the driver and my modelines are set for 1080p display.

On 710 I always had to set EDID to true and play around with font sizes on the KDE destop.

On 810 everything is displaying perfectly.

Cheers.

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Re: 0810 alpha2.20 (?) installation experience
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2009, 09:24:53 am »
please send the output of lshwd not lshw

Oops, my fault...

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00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.|VT3351 Host Bridge (unknown)
00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.|VT3351 Host Bridge (unknown)
00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.|VT3351 Host Bridge (unknown)
00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.|VT3351 Host Bridge (unknown)
00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.|VT3351 Host Bridge (unknown)
00:00.5 IO(X)-APIC: VIA Technologies, Inc.|VT3351 I/O APIC Interrupt Controller (unknown)
00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.|VT3351 Host Bridge (unknown)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.|[K8T890 North / VT8237 South] PCI Bridge (unknown)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies Inc.|K8T890 PCI-to-PCI Bridge (unknown)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies Inc.|K8T890 PCI-to-PCI Bridge (unknown)
00:03.1 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies Inc.|K8T890 PCI-to-PCI Bridge (unknown)
00:03.2 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies Inc.|K8T890 PCI-to-PCI Bridge (unknown)
00:03.3 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies Inc.|K8T890 PCI-to-PCI Bridge (unknown)
00:09.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors|SAA7135HL Multi Media Capture Device (saa7134)
00:0a.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors|SAA7135HL Multi Media Capture Device (saa7134)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: Digital Equipment Corp.|DECchip 21152 (unknown)
00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies Inc.|VT8237A SATA 2-Port Controller (unknown)
00:0f.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies Inc.|VT82C586 IDE [Apollo] (via82cxxx)
00:10.0 USB Controller|UHCI: VIA Technologies Inc.|VT82C586B USB (uhci_hcd)
00:10.1 USB Controller|UHCI: VIA Technologies Inc.|VT82C586B USB (uhci_hcd)
00:10.2 USB Controller|UHCI: VIA Technologies Inc.|VT82C586B USB (uhci_hcd)
00:10.3 USB Controller|UHCI: VIA Technologies Inc.|VT82C586B USB (uhci_hcd)
00:10.4 USB Controller|EHCI: VIA Technologies Inc.|VT8235 USB Enhanced Controller (ehci-hcd)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies Inc.|VT8237A PCI to ISA Bridge (unknown)
00:11.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies Inc.|VT8251 Ultra VLINK Controller (unknown)
00:13.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies Inc.|VT8237A PCI to PCIE Bridge (unknown)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices|K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration (unknown)
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices|K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map (unknown)
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices|K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller (unknown)
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices|K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control (amd64-agp)
06:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corp.| (nv)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor|RTL-8168 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet (r8169)
02:00.0 Non-VGA unclassified device: JMicron Technologies, Inc.|JMicron 20360/20363 AHCI Controller (ahci)
02:00.1 IDE interface: JMicron Technologies, Inc.|JMicron 20360/20363 AHCI Controller (ahci)
07:04.0 Ethernet controller: Digital Equipment Corp.|ANA-6944A/TX Fast Ethernet (tulip)
07:05.0 Ethernet controller: Digital Equipment Corp.|21140 Fast Ethernet (tulip)
07:06.0 Ethernet controller: Digital Equipment Corp.|21140 Fast Ethernet (tulip)
07:07.0 Ethernet controller: Digital Equipment Corp.|21140 Fast Ethernet (tulip)
80:01.0 Non-VGA unclassified device: VIA Technologies Inc.|VIA High Definition Audio Controller (snd-hda-intel)
---:--- Mouse: Generic PS/2 Wheel Mouse [/dev/psaux] (msintellips/2)

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Re: 0810 alpha2.20 (?) installation experience
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2009, 09:51:28 am »
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06:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corp.| (nv)
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This looks absolutely correct, and should have installed the nvidia-glx-180 driver.

hmm. Strange.