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Installation issues / Re: newbie installation woes
« on: May 01, 2011, 02:20:00 pm »
Cheers Biker that is exactly what I wanted to know.
Jon :)

Installation issues / Re: newbie installation woes
« on: May 01, 2011, 02:10:22 pm »
It's a modem, router, wireless AP with 4 lan sockets in the back, any more than that I can't tell you.
Tripod has a tech description here

Installation issues / Re: newbie installation woes
« on: May 01, 2011, 09:55:38 am »
my bad with terminology.
The router is a 2wire bt2700hgv router with built in switch & wireless AP (the sort of thing you get from your broadband supplier) and I also have a couple of Dlink 5 port switches about as well.
The problem I am going to have setting it all up is that the core is in a different building to the router. I've got cat 5e connection over there but getting it back again could be difficult, need to think a bit.

Installation issues / Re: newbie installation woes
« on: April 30, 2011, 06:03:33 pm »
Hi L3mce,
Don't know why but doing it that way seems to have installed things nicely, I now have an internet connection & LCME has installed and does something at least.
So just to confirm, can I keep my 2 wire hub supplied by BT, then go to my core, then go to my 5 port hub and then onto everything else?

Installation issues / Re: newbie installation woes
« on: April 30, 2011, 05:10:36 pm »
 OK, so I have achieved a basic setup, all be it with no sound but I guess thats because I'm using an onboard audio output. I've got a sound card kicking around somewhere so next time around I'll install that & see what happens. So thank you for the encouragement.
A little question about network setup if I may.
In the diagram on the wiki it shows the core going between the router and the switch, however like most home users this is all in one box supplied by BT. Do I need to reconfigure things or can I plug both nic's of the core into 2 of the 5 ports in my BT hub? If not can I go BT hub-----core-----5 port switch or do I NEED to replace the BT box with a dedicated router?
I might not be able to see the light at the end but at least I can see the tunnel now.

Installation issues / Re: newbie installation woes
« on: April 30, 2011, 12:52:53 pm »
OK so some progress of sorts.
I started from scratch & booted from DVD but this time choose install kunbuntu instead of linuxmce & hey ho it installed with a working internet connection (on the pc card nic not the onboard nic)
clicked linuxmce file & it started to install.
I did get quite a few could not connects during the install and a few fails when starting services including domain name service and upnp server but it did get to the setup screen.
Just going through setup at the moment, only issue so far is no sound from the onboard audio out but not worried about that.
keeping going :)

Installation issues / Re: newbie installation woes
« on: April 30, 2011, 11:31:04 am »
OK so got an hour or so to myself & having another go. Re-installing from scratch & just noticed as it is booting from the DVD it comes up with the line "not starting internet superserver as no services found"
Is this the culprit as to why I have no internet?
The network manager shows a green globe but then reports etho 0 no carrier.

Installation issues / Re: newbie installation woes
« on: April 28, 2011, 04:16:09 pm »
Hi to all,
Sorry not been back on to reply to your responses. Haven't had time lately to get back on the forum so haven't done anything further with trying to install again.
Might get some time next week to give it another go, will let you know how I get on.

Installation issues / Re: newbie installation woes
« on: April 25, 2011, 10:17:31 pm »
Thanks Posde,
Unfortunately I'm using the recommended image on a system that I know is good, it works fine when booted with Ubuntu 10.10 or windows.
Networking does seem to be the issue and not understanding what the likes of network manager are supposed to do does not help. For instance I want to see whats going on with my network so obviously I try to open network manger, click on the link to it and what happens, nothing. No windows open, no dialog boxes, no new icons...??
Trying hard not to be negative but everywhere I turn is a dead end.
Thanks for commenting.

Installation issues / Re: newbie installation woes
« on: April 25, 2011, 10:09:40 pm »
Hi Josh,
Thanks for your reply. Yes that is the image I used.
I've also tried with the very latest version but no difference.
I'm really struggling with kubuntu & don't find it very intuitive or user friendly at all, maybe I'm just not into it yet but feel like I'm banging my head against a wall.
Really need someone to help & guide me through this as I feel like I've been dumped on mars at the moment.

Installation issues / Re: newbie installation woes
« on: April 25, 2011, 10:00:25 pm »
Hi merkur, I'm not being negative just trying to express my disappointment after having spent 3 1/2 days working on this to end up not even being able to install it.
You may call it a project & I can see from your point of view it is but it is out there in the world & it is being promoted, so just because you aren't charging doesn't make it a product and in this day & age if you make claims for a product it should stand up. If it doesn't and has obvious flaws call it a beta.
I would love to be able to help & work on this project but I don't have the knowledge & experience, & without a functioning install I'm not likely to gain it either am I.
As for my remarks about documentation, well if I can't get it even installed after aprox 20 hours of work what more do I need to say.
What I was hoping to gain from this forum was constructive help from someone who really knows how it all works of the sort that josh started to offer, please remember none of us are born with the knowledge of how to install an operating system, EVERYONE had to ask questions at some point, especially if the user manual requires interpretation.

Installation issues / Re: newbie installation woes
« on: April 25, 2011, 03:17:17 pm »
Hi Josh & thanks for your reply.
I've installed a second nic & sometimes I can get an internet connection & sometimes nothing.
I tried clicking the linux mce file that was in the window on 1 of the occassions I did have a web connection but I got KDE Sudo Error command not found, It tries to install a load of stuff that it is pulling from a server but gets a way through & then just stops.
On 1 of the attempts it refused to install as kubuntu was out of date but when I went to upgrade it said are you sure you want to upgrade to a version of UBUNTU that is no longer supported?
To be honest I've had enough, the product certainly isn't ready for the general public, documentation is out of date & contradictory & the installation guides are a joke "install with just 3 clicks" yea right.
It's a pity really I was looking forward to getting this up & running as I have 5 pc's spread throughout various buildings & wanted to be able to share media & phone calls across them all along with cctv footage & lighting control. The promise is so great but it just does not deliver. :(

Installation issues / newbie installation woes
« on: April 24, 2011, 11:13:44 pm »
Hi all,
Please forgive my probable newbie mistakes but I am having real issues trying to install.
I have downloaded & burned to DVD the iso image, I have booted from the dvd & selected install linuxmce (onto a freshly formated disk) the problems start at the remove disk & press enter to reboot.
I have done this process 4 times now & it has never done anything other than boot up into kubuntu & does not attempt to install linux mce. There is a window on the desktop with a file in it called linux mce but clicking on this just opens a terminal window that quickly fills up with a stream of can not open file errors & can not connect errors, then nothing. This I guess is because there is no network connection, I cannot access the internet or my own network & there is no activity on the NIC led.
The system itself works fine as I have a second HD loaded with ubuntu which works AOK.
Any help for a complete linux newbie would be very much appreciated.

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