Im really glad I found this thread, as I am also planning to build an XBMC Live HTPC with the HP microserver. Ive been playing around with XBMC live on my laptop over the last month or so, but Ive hit a snag - I cant get the audio out on HDMI to work (Ubuntu is not seeing the HDMI device). Ive tried new drivers, etc - still no luck - this was kinda putting me off Ubuntu, but your success gives me hope once again.
Can you confirm that with your setup the HDMI audio out worked on XBMC Live 10.1 as is, without having to install newer drivers, or tweeking etc ?
Did you have any other problems with the HP MicroServer / GeForce 210 with XBMC 10.1 ? (HDMI Video worked 1st time?)
Did you add more RAM, or are you running with 1GB ?
Can you also confirm if this is the graphics card that you are using :
Finally, have you tried a dual monitor setup on you htpc ? (HDMI and VGA)
I have a longer term plan of adding a small LCD for navigating when the TV is off, hence my question.
Thanks in advance...