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  • MacMini 2010 - Model 4,1
    • Intel Core 2 Duo - 2.66GHz
    • 8GB RAM
    • S/PDIF audio
  • Teufel Concept E 300 "5.1-Set"
  • DVB-S Device: TT-Connect S2 3650CI
  • Remote: WII Mote Plus
  • External HDD (2x 2TB): ICY BOX
  • iPad2
  • iPhone 3GS
  • Cups Printer: Canon IP5300

I used Snapshot LMCE-1004-20120701130826149.iso

Let's go

  • Drop in DVD and boot from cdrom
  • in grub select "Install"
  • TAB to set boot options and add nomodeset
  • hit ENTER to run installer
  • Wait till it completely bootet…
  • Follow the nice looking installer (If you can't figure out how to do this, go home! ;-) )

Update grub to enable reboot and graphics

After install boot again from DVD

  • Drop in DVD and boot from cdrom
  • in grub select "Install"
  • TAB to set boot options and add nomodeset
  • HDD needs to be mounted and we need to change some mount points temporarily. Do following steps:
 mount HDD Kubuntu is installed on
 mount --bind /dev/ /media/YOUR-DISK/dev/
 mount --bind /proc/ /media/YOUR-DISK/proc/
 mount --bind /sys/ /media/YOUR-DISK/sys/
 chroot /media/YOUR-DISK/


 nano -w /etc/default/grub

and verify that GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT contains nomodeset and reboot=pci Possibly its the best to add these values at the end


 GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset reboot=pci"

Whats going on ..

  • nomodeset fixes black screen after boot
  • reboot=pci enables reboot, if not set it won't reboot

To apply the new settings to grub run


Now you should be able to boot without getting a black screen and you are also able to reboot, but hold on for a few more minutes

auto install NVIDIA 320M

Does work now! THX L3top

Basic Steps to make it work automatically:

Check NVIDIA Card

 sudo apt-cache policy nvidia-glx-260 | grep -i Installed
 sudo lspci -nn | grep VGA
 Update pciid
 sudo update-pciids
 lspci -nn | grep VGA

Get pciid

 lspci -nn | grep -vi "non-vga" | grep "VGA" | sed 's/.*://;s/\].*//' 

add pciid in nvidia-install.sh. Add it to both lines DRIVER_260_SUPPORTED and VDPAU_REV_C_SUPPORTED

 sudo nano -w /usr/pluto/bin/nvidia-install.sh
 sudo /root/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-290.10.run --uninstall
 sudo reboot

Broadcom BCM57765 ethernet tg3-driver install

Download Driver


Go to dir and install

 cd tg3-3.116j/
 make install

Public Key Error medibuntu

By making sure that the LinuxMCE is up to date i had trouble doing „apt-get update“.


 W: GPG error: http://packages.medibuntu.org lucid


 sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 2EBC26B60C5A2783

Install TT-connect 3650 S2 DVB receiver

Kernel update may harm your dvb driver!!!!

If this happend make sure you cleaned your dvb drivers:

 sudo rm -rf /lib/modules/2.6.32-41-generic/kernel/drivers/media/dvb/dvb-usb/*


 mkdir 3650
 cd 3650
 hg clone http://mercurial.intuxication.org/hg/s2-liplianin
 cd s2-liplianin
 make install


 /root/3650/s2-liplianin/v4l/firedtv-1394.c:298: error: implicit declaration of function 'hpsb_unregister_protocol'
 make[3]: *** [/home/jochen/3650/s2-liplianin/v4l/firedtv-1394.o] Error 1
 make[2]: *** [_module_/home/jochen/3650/s2-liplianin/v4l] Error 2
 make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.32-33-generic'
 make[1]: *** [default] Fehler 2
 make[1]: Verlasse Verzeichnis '/root/3650/s2-liplianin/v4l'
 make: *** [all] Fehler 2





Kernel versions earlier than „2.6.32-41-generic“ i used to install the dvb device like described here

Download and copy ngene to /lib/firmware (no idea if it is really needed)

 wget http://l4m-daten.de/downloads/firmware/dvb-s2/linux/all/ngene_15.fw
 cp ngene_15.fw /lib/firmware/
 wget http://l4m-daten.de/downloads/firmware/dvb-s2/linux/all/ngene_18.fw
 sudo cp ngene_18.fw /lib/firmware

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Set options for splitting twin tuners. If i got it right, there is some trouble with twin tuners detecting each tuner as a single device.

 options ngene one_adapter=1
 options ngene one_adapter=0

When these option are not set maybe an error occur in mythtv setting up the TV card



just worked ...

iPad, iPhone 3GS Orbiter


CUPS and Airprint

CUPS worked out of the box on the latest 12.04 install

Network Boot from MacMini 2006

Howto utilize your USB to PXE boot a Mac: Mac_MediaDirector

Things to come...

  • AirPlay does not work. Bugreport
  • Control my Samsung Plasma TV. 2 ways possible. Either use HDMI or Network...
  • Find a way to change the volume. Currently using S/PDIF, i guess no chance to change volume within LinuxMCE