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- touser - 2011-08-31 21:13
I wanted to add one more little annoyance to the list i forgot in my delirious late-night rant . Regardless of OS the onboard wired network interface will completely drop the connection at random, i'd say about every 5 days or so forcing me to wander over and unplug/plug the cable back in to get things working again (i'm confident this isn't a switch problem).
- thaiboxer - 2011-08-31 23:41
go to the realtek website and update to new drivers its supposed to fix the problem
- ErikB - 2011-09-05 12:52
- ErikB - 2011-09-05 12:54
nemek Wrote:If some one is interested below is my custom xbmc-live ubuntu 10.10 x64 build (done using xbmc-live sdk). Its contains patched xbmc 10 compiled with vaapi enabled and all needed libs (ie libva, xvba-video etc) + latest catalyst 11.3 + mplayer-vaapi (for testing). Its confirmed to work with almost all hd movies (HP@L4.1 / AP@L3 max - xvba limitation) on ati cards (probably uvd2 is required - ie hd 4xxx)Hi Nemek,
thank you for your efforts!
Creating a bootable USB-stick with Unetbootin and then running live works great.
I can even press ctrl+alt+F2 and enter console to add own software, which is great.
However upon restart settings etc are removed - I suppose this is because I'm running some sort of Live mode.
So. I figured a solution would be to run the install and make a full install instead of running Live.
When selecting "install xbmc", during the loading installation components phase, an error appears stating that some component could not be loaded from the CDROM.
I've tried with universal usb creator and unetbootin. Same result.
Any tips on how to use your ISO and acutally make a new install, but still keeping your excellent support for VAAPI etc?
Would be so happy for your help. I've been tampering every night for a week to get xbmc working on ubuntu with VAAPI. So far I've found only two solutions: your ISO and the Openelec unstable release for amd64.
However neither satisfies me completely since I want to be able to add LAMP server and a SAMBA server.
Thank you so much,
- Nemeiss - 2011-09-25 02:46
It appears that the files for Nemeks custom XBMC Live have been deleted from Filesonic.com, is it possible to find the files elsewhere?
- quotaholic - 2011-09-25 19:44
Just would like to add that I have had a Fusion E35-M1 Deluxe since it was released and my headaches are non stop. If you are thinking about this board for your htpc, oh god, don't do it. I concur with every negative post on here. I have tried it all from custom compiling to different distributions, including slackware and arch, and no joy.
There is another solution beyond next gen ion for those looking for blu-ray audio formats. Look to a Zotac motherboard "Mini-ITX" that has an embedded GT430 chip on it. 50 percent of the time I look for it on Newegg its sold out. Has to be getting popular. I know its an expensive build however after living with Fusion for about 6 months now I can see the value on something that actually works. Currently hating myself for running winblows 7 with a ds player build of XBMC and I still cant get dts-ma to work. WTF ATI?
About to sacrifice usability and use MPC-HC as an external player with the supremely crappy imon driver (windows). It just gets worse and worse each and every time I try to rebuild this HTPC. Should have learned long ago that Nvidia is the only way.
- Redsandro - 2011-10-02 00:53
quotaholic Wrote:Just would like to add that I have had a Fusion E35-M1 Deluxe since it was released and my headaches are non stop. If you are thinking about this board for your htpc, oh god, don't do it. I concur with every negative post on here. I have tried it all from custom compiling to different distributions, including slackware and arch, and no joy.
Oh shit, I'll receive my Zotac Fusion-ITX WiFi any day now, which is pretty much the same as your Asus E35M1-I Deluxe.
I actually mainly wanted to use it as a File Server and HTPC through XBMC on Debian or Fedora.
I've previously heard people say "Just install this VA-API thingie together with Catalyst drivers." I thought it'd be a breeze, but reading this topic makes me sweat.
But other people say stuff like this:
Robotica Wrote:the platform is ready for a HTPC with Linux. What happened?
I don't know what to think or where to start.
- poofyhairguy - 2011-10-02 09:31
Redsandro Wrote:I don't know what to think or where to start.
Robotica has a guide too:
- Redsandro - 2011-10-02 17:53
Yes pretty extensive!
Although very Ubuntu-centric. I hope someone who jumped the hoops on Fedora will shed some light on this. It's provocative enough as it is without having to try and find the Fedora way.
- poofyhairguy - 2011-10-02 18:23
This community is huge on Ubuntu. XBMC Live uses it as a base, as does every other XBMC live CD. The primary XBMC repos are Ubuntu. You might want to consider Ubuntu as that is what we all know well.