Author Topic: Experience installing 8.10 alpha 2.22 on MSI x58 i7 platinum  (Read 637 times)

jaysonraymond

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Chose this board for my Core - figuring the i-7 would prove useful and dual gigabit ethernet would be ideal.

Attempted 7.10 install - things appeared to go well, but drivers for dual gigabit required kernel version used by 8.10.

8.10 Kubuntu install (from USB) went fine (after realizing I shouldn't allow it to upgrade to 9.04).

Posted install instructions went without a hitch (that I noticed).

However, I am no longer getting the 'See and Hear' video I saw with 7.10 - it's simply blank.

Should I be seeing this in the latest alpha?

Any/all suggestions greatly appreciated -

Jayson
« Last Edit: June 06, 2009, 04:38:23 pm by jaysonraymond »

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Wanted to add that I have resolved this issue.
 
System is using Zotac GeForce 8500GT board (256M) - discovered  system should be set UI2 without alpha blending. System is really intended to just be a Core anyway.

Will provide further updates related to using this motherboard as I encounter them.

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Re: Experience installing 8.10 alpha 2.22 on MSI x58 i7 platinum
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2009, 12:31:23 pm »
Learning as I go - I keep reinstalling until I get it right.

Discovered that I needed the proprietary nvidia v.180 driver for the Zotc GeForce 8500GT card - for $35 I figured it would do all that was really needed for a core - but actually does nicely for a hybrid.

It does UI2 with alpha blending. The trick is the Hybrid view is displayed on the HDMI interface while Kubuntu booting & desktop displays on the VGA  port.

Also resegmented network to place existing Vista Media Center where LMCE will readily access shares. Preparing for eventual Zotac Ion 230 Media Director (waiting for update w/ wake on USB).
Put up WiFi in LMCE controlled network segment and booted WebPAD DT366 Orbiter. Very cool seeing things starting to come together.

Next tasks:
 - Get content from windows Vista Media Center share seen by LMCE
 - Get MythTV working  - doable on Hauppage PVR 150 (or is it a 250)?
 - Get 360 extenders, now in LMCE segment, seeing VMC again.

Why do i keep getting errors related to:
 - MediaTomb
 - ivtv drivers