Installing 1204

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  • Please note that LinuxMCE-1204 is in a pre-alpha state but is now installable for testing purposes.
  • By installing LinuxMCE-1204 you accept that you will experience system breakage from time to time as packages are updated and bugs are discovered/fixed, etc.
  • If you install LinuxMCE-1204 be prepared to file bug reports in trac.
  • Developers can only follow up when bugs are properly reported in trac.
  • Please do not expect 'support' for running LinuxMCE-1204.
  • If you install LinuxMCE-1204 you understand that you will have to troubleshoot any issues that arise and document them in a trac ticket.
  • Once a ticket is filed please return to look at it every couple of days to see if a dev has any questions or needs more information.
  • And... A big thank-you for testing!
  • It is only through community testing and bug reporting that LinuxMCE will improve!
  • Your thorough testing and documentation is really appreciated!

Internet Installation

Installing LinuxMCE-1204 over the network is a fairly easy process that involves:

  • Installing Kubuntu 12.04
  • Updating Kubuntu 12.04
  • Installing LinuxMCE-1204 on top of the updated Kubuntu 12.04
  1. Install Precise Pangolin desktop and update it. (download Kubuntu 12.04 desktop release from Currently, only the 32bit version of LinuxMCE is available. Only download the i386 version of 12.04 Kubuntu, even if your system can support 64bit versions. Note: If Kubuntu asks whether you would like to install/activate 'Restricted Drivers' for your video card, ignore it and continue to step 2.
  2. Grab the latest installer script from our servers.
  3. Run the following (as root):
  4. Reboot, wait for the activity to stop (see progress on console).

In other words, after installing Kubuntu run the following:

sudo -i
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
reboot # in case a new kernel was installed

Then after reboot:

sudo -i
wget -q && chmod +x
reboot (if it does not do it automatically)

If you have problems with any aspect of the system please log a trac ticket.

Keeping Up-to-date with updates

LinuxMCE-1204 is under constant testing and development. Once you have installed LinuxMCE-1204, all you need to do to keep up-to-date with the latest and greatest, is run the following from a terminal on the core and each MD:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade