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Complete newbie to Linux and even newer to LinuxMCE so sorry if these are dumb questions:

I have a Gigabyte MB with Intel GMA X4500HD. Should this support alpha blending etc out of box? I can only get the system working if select basic otherwise a OpenGL error comes up when loading orbiter. I have read about updating Nvidia drivers but unsure if there is a solution similar for Intel? Wiki stats intel chipset should work with anything after 7.04 so hoping this board is no different and its a quick fix.

I have the system working under basic graphics mode and otherwise from random blank screens appears to be working ok. Plays some DVD's but errors on some. I have seen another post on that so will try that fix if can get TV working:

Current issue is trying to install Nova-TD-500(not diversity model from what can tell). I have read various posts on the card and everything suggests should be working under 8.10. Could someone please confirm this will work and if so how to install? I have tried adding it to the MD via web admin as a PVR-500 but nothing seems to happen and not sure if thats even the correct setting.

When I open MythTV there is an error about PnP (Presume that is trying to say no tv card?) and then displays a database details page (ie server address, username, password etc) it is set to localhost with standard setting but when click next I get error unable to connect? Do I need to set this up somewhere else?

Thanks in advance.



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Re: Newbie installation questions - Nova-TD-500 and Intel GMA X4500HD
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2009, 04:05:25 pm »

Complete newbie to Linux and even newer to LinuxMCE so sorry if these are dumb questions:
Hi There and Welcome!
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I have a Gigabyte MB with Intel GMA X4500HD. Should this support alpha blending etc out of box? I can only get the system working if select basic otherwise a OpenGL error comes up when loading orbiter. I have read about updating Nvidia drivers but unsure if there is a solution similar for Intel? Wiki stats intel chipset should work with anything after 7.04 so hoping this board is no different and its a quick fix.
The GMA-X4500HD has so far only supported UI1...on paper at least it should handle UI2 + Overlay...but thats on paper...
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I have the system working under basic graphics mode and otherwise from random blank screens appears to be working ok. Plays some DVD's but errors on some. I have seen another post on that so will try that fix if can get TV working:

Current issue is trying to install Nova-TD-500(not diversity model from what can tell). I have read various posts on the card and everything suggests should be working under 8.10. Could someone please confirm this will work and if so how to install? I have tried adding it to the MD via web admin as a PVR-500 but nothing seems to happen and not sure if thats even the correct setting.
Drop me a PM with your email address via the forum and I will send you a pre-built v4l package that should get your T-500 working for you.
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When I open MythTV there is an error about PnP (Presume that is trying to say no tv card?) and then displays a database details page (ie server address, username, password etc) it is set to localhost with standard setting but when click next I get error unable to connect? Do I need to set this up somewhere else?

Thanks in advance.

You need to run MythTV backend setup on the Core... adding your capture cards etc (you'll need a working T-500 for that though) and you then also need to run MythTV backend setup on each MD too (even if you have no local capture cards)

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Re: Newbie installation questions - Nova-TD-500 and Intel GMA X4500HD
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2009, 05:09:26 am »
Hi

After hitting wall with Beta1 I put this aside but as of yesterday reinstalled with beta2(DVD does not work but web install had no issues).

I'm now back to trying to get this Nova-TD-500 working. So far:

Installed MCE and checked everything seems to be working, installed the Nova card and ran the V412-Modules package Andrew provided that appeard to be successful.... Now what? :)

Was hoping it would be PnP but not so lucky I'm presuming since MCE did not appear to setup automatically I need to add the card somewhere like PVR capture card in MD but is not listed. I did try PVR 150 and USB as I recall in past these being mentioned but do not appear to work.

Is there a way for me to check the system has actually installed the card properly?

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Re: Newbie installation questions - Nova-TD-500 and Intel GMA X4500HD
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2009, 11:32:04 am »
Hi Kezza

....Computing, web admin, login, wizard, devices, media directors.....add your t500 as  PVR500 tuner1&2 ,update, quick reload router.
Goto ... computing, myth setup, tuner cards... and it should be there....(use arrow keys to navigate in myth)
if not goto a command line and ...    lsusb.......it should be listed


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Re: Newbie installation questions - Nova-TD-500 and Intel GMA X4500HD
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2009, 12:07:49 pm »
Hi Ian

Thanks heaps for the reply. Leaving for wedding 1st thing tomorrow so will give this a go on Tuesday when I'm back.

Cheers
Kerry

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Re: Newbie installation questions - Nova-TD-500 and Intel GMA X4500HD
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2009, 07:38:24 am »
I have added the cards in web-admin and when update I noticed MCE installed some things bug failed getting IVTV drivers.

Also ran lsusb and one of the entries is Bus 010 Device 002: ID 2040:8400 Hauppauge so I presuming its installed ok.
 
I have found the following in wiki:
 
Currently the ivtv-firmware packages are not being installed by default along with the other ivtv packages, which means that the card is not initialized properly. The fix is simple: Alt-Ctrl-2 into a session and issue the following commands:
   apt-get install ivtv-firmware
   rmmod ivtv
   modprobe ivtv


I presume ALT-CTRL-2 just shortcut to get to KDE-Desktop cmd?

Anyway I tried running 'apt-get install ivtv-firmware' and does following:

Reading package lists... Done
Reading stage information....Done
E: Couldn't find package ivtv-firmware


Am I doing something wrong is is there an issue?

Cheers
Kerry

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Re: Newbie installation questions - Nova-TD-500 and Intel GMA X4500HD
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2009, 05:39:08 pm »
guys...

I _REALLY_ WISH people would HELP US ON MAKING DEVICE TEMPLATES, SO THAT THIS MANUAL SETUP WOULDN'T BE NECESSARY.

-Thom