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Believe me, I had a nasty one installing LinuxMCE due to a kubuntu bug. Otherwise I'd never mess with this stuff  ;D

Found it!

There is an hda-intel ALSA module problem is in kubunto 7.10. I found the document below which recommends downloading the latest ALSA driver and build it from source:

It gives out detailed instructions. I successfully compiled the driver, but failed on the alsa-utils. However it was enough to fix my problem. Even the Optical S/PDIF works now!

Thanks for all your help,



I accidentally deleted /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss which is a symbolic link. Could someone look on a 0710 install and tell me what was it pointing to? I don't want to reinstall again :)


I first stopped LinuxMCE, as you suggested. Nothing. Then I tried the Live DVD, but when I type "live" at the boot prompt, it boots to command line only. I then tried xinit, but got an error and stopped trying.

I also tried installing Fedora 8 on this machine again and took a more detailed look at the sound configuration that was automatically generated by the installer:

[erasmo@kreacher ~]$ /sbin/lsmod|grep snd_hda
snd_hda_intel         297441  3
snd_pcm                70981  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
snd_page_alloc         11593  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
snd_hwdep              10693  1 snd_hda_intel
snd                    48453  16 snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_hwdep

alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
options snd-card-0 index=0
options snd-hda-intel index=0

alias char-major-116-* snd
alias sound-service-*-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-*-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-*-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-*-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-*-12 snd-pcm-oss
install sound-slot-* /sbin/modprobe snd-card-${MODPROBE_MODULE##sound[_-]slot[_-]}
install snd-pcm /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-pcm && /sbin/modprobe snd-pcm-oss && /sbin/modprobe snd-seq-device && /sbin/modprobe snd-seq-oss
install snd-emu10k1 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-emu10k1 && /sbin/modprobe snd-emu10k1-synth

I tried to replicated these changes on kubuntu the best I could (however I'm not an expert and I don't know kubuntu as I know Fedora), without success.

Now you mentioned something about newer alsa sounde drivers. How do I get those?

I also wanted to tell you about my soundcard, because I really don't think it's a fancy one. I bought an a-bit mini-ATX mobo based on the nvidia MCP73PV chip with a GeForce 7100 /nForce 630i GPU and HD audio (optical S/PDIF & HDMI) on board, so I didn't need to add any cards. It was really cheap it looked ideal for LinuxMCE, however it looks like Linux Kernel support is not entirely there. When I installed Fedora, I was able to play DVDs and .mkv HD videos, but my audio card would only play audio thru the analog output (the opt S/PDIF is dead, and I don't have HDMI on my TV). The video plays good though.

I'm fiercely committed to make linuxMCE work and I'm willing to run any tests you guys come up with. I built this system for that purpose.

Best regards from California.



I just got my install up for the first time. When I try to play any video (or dvd) it complains "Audio output is busy or not available". Then I exit to KDE and it shows the little speaker icon on the system tray with a red cross. All this leads me to believe my sound card wasn't recognized. I also noticed that /etc/modprobe.d/sound is empty.

This computer was running fedora 9 before, and it was recognized as:

nVidia Corporation Unknown device 07fc
Driver: snd-hda-intel

Any ideas?

Never mind. I just booted on recovery mode and changed it.

Sorry PeteK, I dont understand. linuxmce is neither the root password, nor the linuxmce user has root privileges. Could you please clarify?

Thanks for replying,



I just installed from the 0710 beta DVD. Its a wipe all install, however it never asked me to set the root password. So I assume it's set to something in the documentation, but I couldn't find it. I also tried "root" and blank password without success. Can anybody tell me what the root password is set to?



I'm asking about a MAC MINI, not APPLE TV. Please dont hiyack the thread

Installation issues / Has anybody installed LinuxMCE on a mac mini?
« on: March 17, 2008, 09:01:26 pm »
No. I'm not crazy. For 2 years I had the mac mini as my media player. I just had it with all the limitations/bugs/weaknesses/crap of FrontRow. So I want to try LinuxMCE. Has anybody tried this? Will the apple remote control work?

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