OK, I'm starting a new forking thread here. I mean, I'm forking the thread or something like that because my other can deal with the hanging after initrd on dvd install which is something else.http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php/topic,12499.0.html
The problem, to re-iterate, is "Failed to setup X".
The chipset is Intel Sandy Bridge graphics.
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller : Intel Corporation Sandy Bridge Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0102] (rev 09)
The auto-setup wants to use an intel driver (fair enough, it's an intel chip) but the comment from l3mce below probably still applies
I will tell you that this will NOT work on Sandy Bridge/HD3000. Just too new for 1004.
So, where to now? Well, as far as the x-configuration goes - this is ultimately my headless core so I really just need basic graphics on it. Is there some way we can fall back to a simple vesa driver or something like that?
Or should I be doing something nasty to configure this one that will not work for everyone else
eg. I did find a link to a set of steps for getting sandy bridge graphics working under 10.04http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1879121
I guess first prize would be to get it working well for everyone (ie right driver auto-installed etc). If possible, I'd like to help with that. Let me know l3mce?
2nd prize would be to get it working badly for everyone - ie wrong driver but enough graphics performance to use on very basic core.
3rd prize would be a nasty hack that allows me to set up my own system but has to be repeated by anyone else with similar hardware.