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[SOLVED] 8.10 beta 2 - installation problems
« on: December 22, 2009, 08:02:29 pm »
I have been trying for 2 days to get linuxmce 8.10 setup on the box i just built for my core/md hybrid.

here's the specs:

ASUS P5Q-EM mobo (has built-in hdmi)
INTEL 3.0 GHZ E8400
4 GB CORSAIR DDR2 800 Mhz
Hauppauge 1600 1199
PNY NVIDIA Geforce 9800GT 1GB
ANTEC 550 PSU
WD Black 1 TB
Silverstone Lascala Case

Scenario:

Before i purchased and installed the PNY NVIDIA 9800GT, using vga moniter and regular audio
Installed kunbuntu 8.10 from dvd
Installed linuxmce from internet
Setup linuxmce using static video option and the greetings video's with the lady played fine.
ripped a dvd to hd
played that dvd fine

so now drumroll, i tried to get it setup to work with my 42-inch Samsung LCD over hdmi.
rebooted machine and held shift
AVWizard started, setup with DVD/HDMI 1, and HIGH video settings - OpenGL.blabla
Rebooted and Failed to start X
relaunched AVWizard from commandline
Chose the static overlay low video settings again.
I was not happy with graphics

Went to Bestbuy and purchase the PNY NVIDIA Geforce 9800GT 1GB.
Installed and still had problems.
Finally edited the /boot/grub/menu.1st and added vmalloc=256MB, because i read and it seemed that the hauppauge 1600 was loading before the graphics card and stealing the memory
installed the NVIDIA 190.53 drivers thru commandline

" wget http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/190.53/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-190.53-pkg1.run"
"sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-190.53-pkg1.run "
"nvidia-xconfig"

launched AVWizard, selected HDMI and High Graphics again.
Rebooted and Orbiter Generated fine, viola fliker pictures floating by and nice transparent menus.

Now the problem is video, and dvd's.
open the dvd drive and pop in a movie, then it says disc loaded and the name of the movie.
however when i select play from the Manage Drives or from the Video menu, it just flashes briefly and the flicker pictures keeps rolling
i move the mouse and there is a big white play/pause button and mute button in bottom right corner.
so i go back to the setup wizard, now the greeting video's with the lady will not play. no video's will play.
spent couple hours researching online and trying stuff via commandline. NO SUCESS

So then i decide maybe i just need to reload,
I select the Install Linuxmce from the DVD this time and followed the steps
more of same problems, never got far enough to get orbiter to generate

So then i decided to reload Kubuntu 8.10 from the dvd and then do the internet installation like the first time.
before i ran the linuxmce install scripts, i figured i would try to get the kubuntu installation to play a dvd first.
did all of the same steps
aptitude update
aptitude dist-upgrade
aptitude upgrade
sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-extras

tried to play dvd from mplayer and got a video out -vo error. tried most of the drivers under the preferences of mplayer and still no success.
checked the nvidia server program under settings and it had all the information for my graphics card and i adjusted the overscan a little to see everything on the screen.


Also i have not been able to get any audio over the hdmi. ( i attached the spdif jumper from the mobo to the 9800gt)

i 've played with motherboard settings, i changed the audio setting to SPDIF out instead of hdmi. and tried the PEG:PCI option.
I really don't know what i need to set bios options.

SO AFTER almost 2 days straight of working on this, but I'm back at square 1. Please someone have the answer or suggestions.  :-\
« Last Edit: December 24, 2009, 06:58:13 am by d1v3rdown »
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Re: 8.10 beta - installation problems
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2009, 09:03:05 pm »
My Setup http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/User:Tkmedia

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Re: 8.10 beta - installation problems
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2009, 10:51:35 pm »
wow i thought i remember trying your solution, just in case

i ran this and it worked..thank you Tim!! ;)

wget http://www.avenard.org/files/ubuntu-repos/ubuntu-repos.key && sudo apt-key add ubuntu-repos.key && rm ubuntu-repos.key

and then added

deb http://www.avenard.org/files/ubuntu-repos intrepid release

to my  /etc/apt/sources.list

then did sudo apt-get update

then

#sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-195

nvidia-xconfig and reboot

so now the mplayer will play my dvd

However i think i may have messed something up trying to get video to work earlier, when i clicked the linuxmce install link on the desktop, i got a bunch of error's, so i'm going to reinstall and then use your solution to fix the video

however still no audio.

i have a bose unit connected via optical to my tv, when i put the tv on the hdmi port for my core/md , the bose does say PCM but i cannot get any audio out

like i said before i have the spdif cable connected to the spdif + and gnd on the mobo and then it plugs into the top of my graphics card. my video card has two dvi outputs and i am connecting to hdmi with a dvi -> hdmi adapter that came with kit. It is supposed to support passthrough, however i just can't get my configuration correct between the mobo settings and the kunbuntu settings.

i think i am going to wait and try to get the audio working before i reinstall linuxmce 8.10 beta 2. if i can get it working with just kubuntu 8.10 then i should be able to fix video and audio again after kubuntu installs but before linuxmce installs. then hopefully all is good!!!!

any ideas on the audio?

« Last Edit: December 23, 2009, 12:16:31 am by d1v3rdown »
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CPU: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor E8400
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Re: 8.10 beta - installation problems
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2009, 01:06:45 am »
make sure nothing is muted under alsamixer IEC958 I think is the one .




HTH


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Re: 8.10 beta - installation problems
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2009, 07:14:55 am »
thanks but i tried unmuting in alsa mixer.. still no sound

figured out to get my dvd playing in the pluto-xine, i had to change /etc/pluto/xine.conf and set audio to none instead of auto or alsa temporarily.
i looked at xine's logs and it was stopping because of audio error

so now im trying to figure out how to setup my audio

when i run lsmod
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root@dcerouter:/dev# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
udf                    88484  0
crc_itu_t              10112  1 udf
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aplay -l was showing
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root@dcerouter:/usr/share/sounds# aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC888 Analog [ALC888 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 1: ALC888 Digital [ALC888 Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
and
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root@dcerouter:/usr/share/sounds# aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC888 Analog [ALC888 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 1: ALC888 Digital [ALC888 Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
root@dcerouter:/usr/share/sounds# nano /etc/asound.conf
root@dcerouter:/usr/share/sounds# aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC888 Analog [ALC888 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 1: ALC888 Digital [ALC888 Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
root@dcerouter:/usr/share/sounds# aplay -L
front:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC888 Analog
    Front speakers
surround40:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC888 Analog
    4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers
surround41:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC888 Analog
    4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround50:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC888 Analog
    5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers
surround51:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC888 Analog
    5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround71:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC888 Analog
    7.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Side, Rear and Woofer speakers
iec958:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC888 Digital
    IEC958 (S/PDIF) Digital Audio Output
null

until i ran /usr/share/alsa-base/snddevices
now it looks like this
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root@dcerouter:/dev# aplay -l
aplay: device_list:217: no soundcards found…
root@dcerouter:/dev# aplay -L
root@dcerouter:/dev#

currently what my /etc/asound.conf looks like after playing around
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pcm_slave.spdif_convert48k {
        pcm "spdif"
        rate 48000
}

pcm.spdif_playback {
        type plug
        slave spdif_convert48k
}

pcm_slave.hdmi_convert48k {
        pcm "hdmi"
        rate 48000
}

pcm.hdmi_playback {
        type plug
        slave hdmi_convert48k
}

pcm.asym_spdif {
        type asym
        playback.pcm "spdif_playback"
        capture.pcm "plughw:0"
}

pcm.asym_hdmi {
        type asym
        playback.pcm "hdmi_playback"
        capture.pcm "plughw:0"
}

pcm.asym_analog {
        type asym
        playback.pcm "plug:dmix"
        capture.pcm "plughw:0"
}

pcm.!default {
        type plug
        slave.pcm {
        type hw
        card Intel
        device 1
        subdevice 0
}
}

getting this audio working is the final problem, please help!!!
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CPU: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor E8400
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Hauppauge 1199 WinTV HVR-1600

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Re: 8.10 beta - installation problems
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2009, 06:56:52 am »
problem solved..after another whole day..

used the alsa update script found here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1046137 to upgrade from 1.0.17 to 1.0.19 (tried 1.0.22 but no soundcards were detected)

changed the options from
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DRIVER=alsa-driver-1.0.21
FIRMWARE=alsa-firmware-1.0.20
LIB=alsa-lib-1.0.21
PLUGINS=alsa-plugins-1.0.21
UTILS=alsa-utils-1.0.21
TOOLS=alsa-tools-1.0.21
OSS=alsa-oss-1.0.17

to
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DRIVER=alsa-driver-1.0.19
FIRMWARE=alsa-firmware-1.0.19
LIB=alsa-lib-1.0.19
PLUGINS=alsa-plugins-1.0.19
UTILS=alsa-utils-1.0.19
TOOLS=alsa-tools-1.0.19
OSS=alsa-oss-1.0.17

to install 1.0.19 and then re-ran avwizard and now im getting pcm, dolby 5.1 over the hdmi…whoohoo ;)

i can finally sleep!

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Motherboard: ASUS P5Q-EM Intel G45 775
CPU: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor E8400
GPU: PNY - NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express
Hauppauge 1199 WinTV HVR-1600