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Post by Pablo » Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:58 pm

I do not see anything obvious. Could you try releases between -21 and -26b8 to see where it first fails?

Also, I notice that you do not give the client a fixed address or a fixed name. While it should not matter, not having a fixed address can result in getting a different between PXE boot and DHCP.
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Post by Topolopulus » Wed May 02, 2007 1:43 am

well.... i fixed my dhcp configuration, but the problem always ocurres... it should be network problem, because i saw this message:
/etc/rc.d/init.d/network start
RETURN=1
...
...
/usr/bin/test -ne 1
exit 0

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Post by Pablo » Mon May 07, 2007 5:24 pm

I have uploaded a new test version with some changes to the DHCP script. When you get a chance, could you let me know whether or not it works and whether or not it gives you any better debug output?
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Post by Topolopulus » Wed May 16, 2007 4:15 am

thank you for your help, with this version, i saw the same error but two more line:
--execution end
...
...
--execution end

the problem is... since the network don't start, i'm not able to login into the client side and see any log or detail message, i found some article about the problem with nvidia chipset and am2 socket, may it be the hardware problem?

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Post by Pablo » Wed May 16, 2007 4:23 pm

Topolopulus wrote:thank you for your help, with this version, i saw the same error but two more line:
--execution end
...
...
--execution end

the problem is... since the network don't start, i'm not able to login into the client side and see any log or detail message, i found some article about the problem with nvidia chipset and am2 socket, may it be the hardware problem?
Do you have a pointer to the article?
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Post by Topolopulus » Thu May 17, 2007 12:40 am

http://www.linuxjournal.com/node/1000074
well... i reviewed it again, and thinking my situation... now my 2 nvidia chipset pc does not work with minimyth, maybe i would try another mb with non-nvidia chipset to determine the cause.
well... i tried to boot GEEXBOX, and i got "umount NFS failed " problem, i think it should be the same: it does not have ip due dhcp or network problem, :(

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Post by Topolopulus » Mon May 21, 2007 6:03 am

well... i think i found the root of my problem, i put a network card in my system, and boot from this new network card... and everything is ok...
i don't know why.... maybe the new kernel don't like very much nvidia chipset.....
well well well, thank you very much Pablo, i'm going to enjoy this new minimyth with chinese support

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Post by iolaus » Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:03 am

I'm experiencing the same "DHCP Failed" error message immediately after entering the graphic "MythTV" screen as the thread parent. I, however, am booting the system from flash memory. I'm wondering if my problem could also be due to a missing ethernet driver.

I'm using an Asus P5E-VM HDMI which is a relatively new board. According to this page http://www.hogchain.net/attansic/attansic.html the ethernet driver needed for the motherboard's Atheros L1 gigabit ethernet was included in the linux kernel as of version 2.6.21. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Ryan

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Post by Pablo » Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:44 am

iolaus wrote:I'm experiencing the same "DHCP Failed" error message immediately after entering the graphic "MythTV" screen as the thread parent. I, however, am booting the system from flash memory. I'm wondering if my problem could also be due to a missing ethernet driver.

I'm using an Asus P5E-VM HDMI which is a relatively new board. According to this page http://www.hogchain.net/attansic/attansic.html the ethernet driver needed for the motherboard's Atheros L1 gigabit ethernet was included in the linux kernel as of version 2.6.21. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Ryan
You are correct. That is likely due to that lack of an Ethernet driver. I will add the Ethernet driver and upload a new test version (-33b9).

I believe that that ALSA snd_hda_intel driver should have the needed audio support. However, since the motherboard's audio PCI ids are unknown to MiniMyth, MiniMyth might configure it incorrectly. If so, then try the MM_AUDIO_CARD_NUMBER and MM_AUDIO_DEVICE_NUMBER settings in your minimyth.conf, and post the output of 'lspci -mn' along with the correct card and device numbers once you figure them out.

I am hopeful that the Xorg intel 2.1.1 driver should have the needed video support. However, since the motherboard's video PCI ides are unknown to MiniMyth, MiniMyth will not configure it. Try setting MM_X_DRIVER=intel_915 in minimyth.conf and post the output of 'lspci -mn' so that MiniMyth can be set up to configure it correctly in the future. Even with this, it is likely that you will need a custom xorg.conf since MiniMyth's Intel support is minimal at best. If you do modify xorg.conf, please post the changes to that they can be added to MiniMyth.
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Post by iolaus » Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:45 pm

Pablo,

Thank you very much for your quick response. I'll try -33b9 as soon as I get home today and let you know what the result is. Once I've got the ethernet working, I'll start plugging away at getting the audio/video drivers to work correctly.

-Ryan

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Post by mache » Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:49 pm

I think I am having similar problems and posted over at the hardware forum.

Here is the post http://www.linpvr.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1521

Any suggestions?

-- Mache

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Post by iolaus » Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:08 pm

Update on my MiniMyth progress:

Version 33b9 fixed the DHCP error and now I've gotten MiniMyth to boot completely. I can see the front-end and watch TV on the VGA monitor attached to the computer but I haven't figured out how to get the picture to my Plasma TV over HDMI. My plasma is 1080p and should sync at 60Hz.

Here is what I currently have in the X section of my minimyth.conf:
MM_X_SCREENSAVER='xscreensaver'
MM_X_SCREENSAVER_TIMEOUT='10'
MM_X_OUTPUT_DVI='auto'
MM_X_MODE='1920x1080'
MM_X_DRIVER='intel_915'

I have not yet tested sound as I don't have any speakers hooked up to the box. I'm hoping to get sound working over HDMI (along with the video) in which case the TV speakers will be handling the sound.

Here is the output of lspci on the system as requested:
root@(none):/var/log # lspci -mn
00:00.0 "0600" "8086" "2980" -r03 "1043" "8295"
00:02.0 "0300" "8086" "2982" -r03 "1043" "8276"
00:02.1 "0380" "8086" "2983" -r03 "1043" "8276"
00:1a.0 "0c03" "8086" "2937" -r02 "1043" "8277"
00:1a.1 "0c03" "8086" "2938" -r02 "1043" "8277"
00:1a.2 "0c03" "8086" "2939" -r02 "1043" "8277"
00:1a.7 "0c03" "8086" "293c" -r02 -p20 "1043" "8277"
00:1b.0 "0403" "8086" "293e" -r02 "1043" "8277"
00:1c.0 "0604" "8086" "2940" -r02 "" ""
00:1c.4 "0604" "8086" "2948" -r02 "" ""
00:1c.5 "0604" "8086" "294a" -r02 "" ""
00:1d.0 "0c03" "8086" "2934" -r02 "1043" "8277"
00:1d.1 "0c03" "8086" "2935" -r02 "1043" "8277"
00:1d.2 "0c03" "8086" "2936" -r02 "1043" "8277"
00:1d.7 "0c03" "8086" "293a" -r02 -p20 "1043" "8277"
00:1e.0 "0604" "8086" "244e" -r92 -p01 "" ""
00:1f.0 "0601" "8086" "2916" -r02 "1043" "8277"
00:1f.2 "0101" "8086" "2920" -r02 -p8f "1043" "8277"
00:1f.3 "0c05" "8086" "2930" -r02 "1043" "8277"
00:1f.5 "0101" "8086" "2926" -r02 -p85 "1043" "8277"
01:00.0 "0200" "1969" "1048" -rb0 "1043" "8226"
02:00.0 "0101" "197b" "2368" -p85 "1043" "827e"
04:03.0 "0c00" "1106" "3044" -rc0 -p10 "1043" "81fe"


root@(none):/var/log # lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82G35 Express DRAM Controller (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82G35 Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82G35 Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 02)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 02)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 6 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 92)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801IR (ICH9R) LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801IR/IO/IH (ICH9R/DO/DH) 4 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) 2 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Attansic Technology Corp. L1 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (rev b0)
02:00.0 IDE interface: JMicron Technologies, Inc. JMB368 IDE controller
04:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev c0)

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

-Ryan

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Post by iolaus » Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:03 pm

Good news! For reason my TV seems to have decided to start playing nicely with the PC. I'm getting video during the BIOS boot and for the front-end and TV. I modified my minimyth.conf file a bit with the following X values:

MM_X_SCREENSAVER='xscreensaver'
MM_X_SCREENSAVER_TIMEOUT='10'
MM_X_OUTPUT_DVI='auto'
MM_X_SYNC='67.5'
MM_X_REFRESH='60'
MM_X_RESOLUTION='1920x1080'
MM_X_DRIVER='intel_915'

Eek, as I was writing this it appears MiniMyth has locked. I'll reboot and see if it happens again.

Any suggestions on what I should adjust to possibly get the audio working?

Thanks again,
Ryan

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