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Installation issues / Re: ASUS M3N78-EM
« on: December 19, 2008, 05:45:33 pm »
Yeah it seems like the forcedeth driver in 0710 isn't as updated as in 0810. I'm currently running windows vista with xbmc :( I'm gonna wait for 0810 to come out stable.. Can't wait!

Installation issues / Re: ASUS M3N78-EM
« on: December 18, 2008, 05:28:33 pm »
Isn't 8.10:s codename Intrepid? if so, then it is supported by XBMC.

deb intrepid main
deb-src intrepid main


Installation issues / Re: Another networking thread
« on: December 18, 2008, 09:48:50 am »
For the cable modem, if this one is connected to the switch and the hybrid is acting as DHCP server you'll need to setup the DNS and gateways for the DHCP server to match the cable modems settings. To experiment with which settings you should have you should turn of dhcp server and set it to dhcp client and connect it to the cable modem directly to see what settings it recieves from the cable modem. Let me know if I missunderstood you.


Installation issues / Re: ASUS M3N78-EM
« on: December 18, 2008, 09:45:15 am »
I had zero success in getting the drivers to work with Kubuntu 7.10. There isn't any drivers available from asus website for the MB M3N78-EM. There isn't any drivers whatsoever available for the chipset RTL8211 for what I could find. Some forums for ubuntu and debian states that the driver to use should be forcedeth - but that didn't work for me. Isn't forcedeth mainly used for nforce chipsets?

I figured, as I dont have a lighting system, security system, external receiver and/or dvd/vhs-player I might as well go with Kubuntu 8.10 and run XBMC or something alike. Feel free to advice.


Installation issues / Re: ASUS M3N78-EM
« on: December 16, 2008, 05:57:50 pm »
Some updates on this case. I didn't manage to get the NIC working. So I couldn't go on with the LMCE installation. I found out the chipset was RTL8211CL. And there were no drivers to be found anywhere where I searched. Someone might have better luck with this though.

I figured I'd give 8.10 intrepid a try. Started of with CD version of Kubuntu 8.10. GFX & NIC worked out of the box. Sound didn't work until I updated the system. (205 updates)

FYI, I'm writing from the kubuntu-desktop now... waiting for to complete.

Off-topic: The TV-card I have for the box is a hybrid analog/digital dvb-t card, Terratec Cinergy HT PCI which isn't found to be working either.

Let me know how you get along with your installation Nite_Man and good luck!

Installation issues / Re: Asus motherboard "M3N78-EMH HDMI"
« on: December 16, 2008, 10:21:11 am »
Thank you for your response. I'm now considering to return the graphics card that I bought. Nite_Man successfully installed LinuxMCE 0710 DVD i386 WITH the integrated geforce 8300 card by booting to rescue mode and install the latest nVidia drivers. I will see how my luck turns out for that.

Installation issues / Re: ASUS M3N78-EM
« on: December 16, 2008, 10:18:18 am »
Thank you very much for keeping me update on your progress. I'm gonna try those steps instead of using the CD version installation. Did you get the integrated NIC to work as well?

Installation issues / Re: ASUS M3N78-EM
« on: December 15, 2008, 06:48:11 pm »
I managed to get Kubuntu 7.10 running. I downloaded the desktop version of kubuntu 7.10 i386. Edited xorg.conf and changed driver "nv" to driver "vesa" to get the monitor working. Then I wrote startx to get X up and running. From there I simply clicked the Install-icon on the desktop. Installation went flawless.
However, when I inserted the first CD for LinuxMCE 0710 rc2 i386 I couldn't complete the installation cause the NIC wasn't installed. So this is where I am stuck at the moment.

I'm gonna try the steps explained on the link below, these are instructions for M3A78-EM and not for M3N78-EM to get the NIC working.

Can someone confirm they are the same chipset? - i.e Realtek 8168?! I'm unsure how I can find that out.

Installation issues / Re: Asus motherboard "M3N78-EMH HDMI"
« on: December 15, 2008, 10:40:57 am »
I've got the ASUS M3N78-EM board.. I'm unable to get it to work..

Here's the steps I did:

Downloaded DVD AMD64 rc2.
Screen connected with VGA and also DVI. I tried both.
The graphics card is integrated gefore 8300.

The screen lost video signal right after I hit "Install LinuxMCE" from the DVD.

I went to my favorite pc store and bought a new graphics card - a GeForce 9 series.
Nothing changed.. I had the same problems with the screen loosing video signal.

I downloaded DVD i386 rc2. The installation started and the screen didn't loose video signal.
However the installation couldn't find any hard drive. I doubled checked bios to see that the hard drive was connected - and it was.
I changed from SATA mode to AHCI mode and the installation was now able to find the hard drive and started to install everything to it.
After it completed formating and copying contents from DVD to hard drive the screen went blank, black background and a cursor blinking.

So I waited for about 10-15 minutes before I decided to press CTRL+ALT+DEL. Next time I would boot up the computer grub couldn't load.
I received: Error 18
Which I read about here: Error 18: Selected cylinder exceeds maximum supported by BIOS

So I went into BIOS and disabled LBA for the DVD-ROM... because I didn't have any options anywhere to change the LBA settings for the hard drive.
Next boot did work except that the screen went black and computer hung up after (I believe) it had completed booting.
I couldn't activate caps lock, num luck or scroll lock and it didn't respond to ctrl+alt+del.
This is were I'm shouting out desperately for help.


Installation issues / Re: ASUS M3N78-EM
« on: December 15, 2008, 09:22:31 am »
I'm sorry, the 2 CD installation? Do you mean downloading Kubuntu 8.10 and then download LinuxMCE 8.10?

Edit: I found the 2 CD installation you were refering to. This includes downloading 3 CDs. If you count with Kunbuntu 7.10 CD.

Anyways, does 8.10 run fine? Is it usable as a media center?

Installation issues / Re: ASUS M3N78-EM
« on: December 14, 2008, 08:13:59 pm »
Update: The screen doesn't loose video signal, instead it just goes black and hangs up. I'm unable to do anything... it doesn't respond to num lock, scroll lock, caps lock or ctrl+alt+del. Does anyone have a suggestion for me? I'm desperate.

Niklas Jumlni

Installation issues / ASUS M3N78-EM
« on: December 13, 2008, 07:45:45 pm »
I have bought a new computer for the purposes of using LinuxMCE. So dont tell me to switch over to Windows MCE bleh. :)

MB: Asus M3N78-EM AM2 GF8300 MATX

I started out by using the AMD64 rc2 DVD for installation. The screen went black after hitting "Start installation" - Lost video signal.
So I read some about geforce 8300 not being able to start installation cause the screen goes black. But they had success in installing with i386 rc2 DVD.
So I started to download the DVD i386 rc2. Installation did start this time.
New problems:
BIOS default settings SATA Mode select: SATA mode <- These settings doesn't work cause the installer couldn't find any hard drive.

Installation said:
Error: No hard drive found (Found this)

So I thought I go look in bios and change some settings. I changed from SATA mode to AHCI mode. This DID work. I managed to select hard drive for installing to and the hard drive started to format. The installation went on and started to "Copy DVD to Hard drive." After a while the screen went black (It didn't lost video signal) with a writing cursor blinking. After 10-15 minutes I forced the computer to reboot by pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL.

Grub couldn't load my installation.
Error 18

So I went back to BIOS to change from AHCI Mode to SATA Mode. Grub managed to boot from these settings. However the screen lost video signal when everything was booted and stuff. I'm lost now... Any advice greatly appreciated.

Best Regards,
Niklas Jumlin

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