Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - Lomion

Pages: [1]
Installation issues / Re: Orbiter generation problem
« on: December 02, 2008, 02:32:12 pm »
Boys I've good news!

I started reinstalling 7.10 from DVD to the Via C3 motherboard, but this time I installed with ethernet cable unplugged from NIC.
Everything is working now, except I had to make network tuning after installation because installer put same IP on each ethernet card, so I had to chage IP of external NIC to match the subnet of my LAN.
I think installer had problem with my LAN settings  ???
LinuxMCE 7.10 runs very well on this VIA EPIA PE10000G and 512 MB of RAM.

Now I'm going to try a fresh install without cable connected on the other, more "powerful" ::) Pentium 3...

Installation issues / Re: Orbiter generation problem
« on: December 02, 2008, 10:49:06 am »
You'll need alternative drivers from nvidia for that MX400 and probably tweak xorg.conf manually:

mmm I'm using Vesa driver right now, I'll try to install nvidia legacy driver as you suggested :)

Strange enough, if I take "OpenGL overlay" Orbiter is generated correctly, but cannot be displayed.

I am also getting intermittent "can't generate orbiter" messages, can't find any messages in the log as to why.  I reboot or sometimes stop the router and restart it and it clears up.  Have also had problems with loss of contact with mysql.  Suspect timing probllem with mysql, too long to respond 'cos it is doing something else?

Once LMCE is up all is fine for a couple of days.  Get kernel crashes at the moment but will try rebuilding my kernel with a newer or older version ( at the moment).

In my case they're not intermittent, I had this strange message from the first fresh install... And never got to House setup wizard.

Well, I will try to get Nvidia drivers working before trying something else ;)

Installation issues / Re: Orbiter generation problem
« on: December 02, 2008, 12:19:22 am »
Thanks for the reply.

I've seen system requirement on and this old computer meets minimal specs.
Forgot to mention that on the Via C3 card I had previously installed 7.04 and it ran quite well.

Anyway, I'll take a deeper look into the wiki, I think I've messed around something during the install process.

I can't figure out why, but after a reinstall LinuxMCE now can connect to router (no more LM_connect error), but Orbiter still can't be generated...

Installation issues / Orbiter generation problem
« on: December 01, 2008, 10:48:07 pm »
Hi all!

I'm trying to get to work my new installation of LinuxMCE 7.10.
I have LinuxMCE installed on an old computer this morning, starting from DVD.

Everything went fine, I went through AV Wizard and choose 1280x1024, no Opengl (video card is an old Nvidia MX400) and setup sound output.
After AVWizard, when core started for first time, skin for Orbiter generated and then LinuxMCE started trying to connect to router on localhost ( In this phase, something went wrong and I was told that "LM_connect: failed" and "cannot connect to router".

If I start DCERouter from tty1, LinuxMCE starts generating skin for on-screen orbiter, but suddently on phase 2 of 2 at about screen 151 it stops, complaining it cannot find config file for orbiter on server, and that it will regenerate this orbiter.
At about the same point everything stops again, and so on, in loop.

My box has 2 nics (eth0 is connected to ADSL Modem/router with DHCP enabled), Nvidia graphic card MX400, Pentium III processor and 512 Megs of ram.
I've also tried installing on a Via C3 board but I've encountered same errors.

Thanks to everyone who will help me, and sorry for my poor english ;)

Installation issues / Re: Eth1 settings not applied
« on: March 21, 2008, 02:01:46 pm »
No they stay fixed.

eth5 and eth6, same device name, same MAC address. Anyway, configuring by hand with ifconfig, route and /etc/resolv.conf works ;)
I'll try also the udev persistent rules later, for now everything went just fine.

I've also tried VmWare Server and it works out-of-the-box. No problem with NICs, everything work well.

I think is a problem not related to LinuxMCE, but a VirtualBox problem, or at least related to the interaction of the two :)
Maybe VBox's virtualized devices are not suited well for such a complicated architeture like LinuxMCE's one... :uhu:

Thank you so much, you are very kind...

Have a good Easter!

Installation issues / Re: Eth1 settings not applied
« on: March 21, 2008, 10:49:05 am »
I'm not familiar with virtualbox myself, but it sounds like there is something wrong with the network drivers, what does "ifconfig -a" say? And I wouldn't mind having a look at the few relevant lines from dmesg either.

Virtualbox uses AMD PcNet PCI ethernet cards. They are supported by kernel 2.6
Ifconfig -a said I have "lo" loopback interface and two "eth5" and "eth6" ethernet device.

It seems I must configure eth6, not eth1.
I'll try later to manually configure with ifconfig this network card.

Anyway, this explain also why I can't enter the webconfig from http://dcerouter/ but I had to specify

I think the system is lacking eth0 and eth1 interfaces, so it is configuring two eth card that actually are missing :D

Here is the "dmesg |grep pcnet":
[13.989731] pcnet32: PCnet/PCI II 79C970A at 0xc020, 08 00 27 f7 de eb assigned IRQ 11
[14.605322] pcnet32: PCnet/PCI II 79C970A at 0xc240, 0a 00 a7 c1 db d5 assigned IRQ 10
[14.605512] pcnet32: 2 cards_found

So, for now I will try to configure the two network card manually by ifconfig and config files in /etc, setting eth5 to internal network card ( netmask and eth6 to external one.

Many thanks to you, I'll keep working on it :)

cheers! ;)

Installation issues / Eth1 settings not applied
« on: March 20, 2008, 11:31:22 pm »
Hello everybody!

I was trying to figure out if LinuxMCE is a good choice for a Media center I will build in future, so I've tried 710 beta on my desktop machine.

Using Virtualbox on my Gentoo Desktop I've created a virtual machine with 2 network cards on it and I've installed LinuxMCE 710 from the DVD.
I am amazed by this distro, but I still can't get network working. The problem is that LinuxMCE sets eth0 for internal network at and eth1 is reserved for external network.

I have LAN with static IPs, and I want to assign to LinuxMCE's eth1 ip (netmask
My lan is connected to the Internet through a Zyxel Router (IP netmask
If i set in the admin-webconfig eth1 to netmask gateway and my ISP's DNS, LinuxMCE refuses to save the settings.

Only DNS is saved but the field eth1 ip, netmask and gateway are empty.

If I try to set IP from KDE (using ifconfig) it's like the system can't see the Network cards.
dmesg reports virtual cards are detected, anyway...

This is not a huge problem, but I want to figure out what I am missing, expecially as a training for real LinuxMCE install I must perform in future.

Many thanks to you for reading this, and sorry for my bad english...

Forgot to say, I've disabled DHCP in admin-webconfig ;)

Pages: [1]