Just found this link, I believe this will solve the issue and will give it a go tonight. I was thinking the BIOS update would download automatically.
I had the same issue with mine when I got it. You're correct in your second message that it doesn't update over the Internet from the bios. You'll want to download the BIOS and put it on a flash drive, then go into the BIOS menu. When you hit F7 it'll ask if you want to check for a bios, just say no and then point to the bios on the flash drive.
For the HDMI audio problem try this (it's not a NUC-specific problem):
- Add the following groups to your account: audio, pulse, pulse-access, video, voice
- In a terminal window run the following:
- sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev/alsa-daily
- apt update
- apt install oem-audio-hda-daily-dkms
I hope this helps.
Thank you so much for the reply, I will try this when I get home and report if this worked.
Another question, I tried to install Ubuntu 13.04 because XBMC would not load with 13.10 and I could not figure out the reason why. After scouring the internet, it appears that XBMC will only work on 13.04 and below.
I installed 13.04 and it appeared to install but now it only boots into terminal and no GUI, i searched the net for this and tried the startx command and it did nothing. It comes back with Fatal Error, no screen. Any advice would be great, otherwise I will just try to install 13.10 again, but I am afaraid that XBMC wont work.
Thank you again. Totally new to Ubuntu so this is a new world for me.
To be honest I haven't used plain Ubuntu on mine. I'm running Linux Mint 16 (Petra) and it works perfectly. After I applied the HDMI audio fix I have no issues and XBMC is rock solid.
Just wanted to say thanks and that this did help the system. I decided to go with Linux Mint 16 since it was working for you and everything is working great. I got XBMC, HDMI Audio and plex running, all very smoothly. One thing that I did notice is that when I loaded up Mint for the first time it looked as though I was on an extended desktop, even now when I go into the diplay settings it appears as if there is another "Unkown Monitor" Available. This made it so that I could not see the installation disc on the homepage when I first tried to setup the OS. Not sure what is causing this, but I suspect it is the same thing that was causing my "No Screens" Error in ubuntu 13.04.
Thank you again for all of your help.
Awesome! Glad you're up and running.
I had the same issue with the display. Here's how you get around it:
- Right-click on the desktop and select Change Desktop Background, then clicking All Settings.
- Open the Display settings. You'll see a phantom 1024X768 display set as default
- Disable the phantom display and your HDMI connection will become the primary and everything should start working.