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thopunk

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Gray Screen and Nothing
« on: March 25, 2007, 10:02:24 am »
So i FINALLY got this thing sort of up. But when it starts the media center i just get a gray screen and nothing else. also... in the setup of my video card, no matter what i changed the options too, it stayed the same. all i know is that it took me under an hour to get windows media center up, running, and recording. and that is with installing the OS. it has taken over two hours to just get this thing to almost start.

mmeija

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Re: Gray Screen and Nothing
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2007, 06:11:33 pm »
i'm stuck at this same point too
i chose dedicated so it would start mce before ubuntu, it just boots to a grey screen with a mouse cursor
then i can drop back to a terminal ctrl+alt+f1, login, run startx and ubuntu starts fine, launch mce from ubuntu andi end up at the grey screen of death

i've tried a bunch of things along the lines of my video card as well to no avail

i think i'm at like 4 hours now ;p

thopunk

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Re: Gray Screen and Nothing
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2007, 06:31:36 pm »
out of the box my annus. false advertising lol.

sportman

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Re: Gray Screen and Nothing
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2007, 06:42:41 pm »
would this be a video driver problem/ xorg.pluto issue, or maybe a problem with the UI selected? anyone try using a different UI and see if they can get LinuxMCE up and running?

thopunk

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Re: Gray Screen and Nothing
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2007, 06:44:04 pm »
how can i get to select a different UI? i cant get out of the grey screen, and i dont know how to get to the setup?

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Re: Gray Screen and Nothing
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2007, 06:49:23 pm »
Did you make  Linux MCE boot default? or Did you let it go to Ubuntu first? Cause otherwise just restart the computer... another option might be control alt backspace, and then startx from terminal... worth a shot. As for getting to the setup again, I am not sure, i will search the forums, there is probably a way to initialize it from terminal.

thopunk

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Re: Gray Screen and Nothing
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2007, 06:56:50 pm »
lol, ya. i boot into unbuntu, for this reason exactly actually lol. if you find it, let me know. thanks.

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Re: Gray Screen and Nothing
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2007, 07:02:34 pm »
I am currently trying to change the vesa drivers to the ati ones, then i am going to see if that fixes the problem, i made a post about reconfiguring linuxmce I will see if there is a response

disruptor108

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Re: Gray Screen and Nothing
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2007, 07:05:53 pm »
Try going to http://IPofCORE on another machine on your network to setup some configuration stuff...

thopunk

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Re: Gray Screen and Nothing
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2007, 07:07:51 pm »
lol. im done. thanks. back to windows mce for me. mythtv is a myth for me.

mmeija

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Re: Gray Screen and Nothing
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2007, 07:11:55 pm »
i made lmce boot first as i was saying earlier; i've found if you do this and it grey scsreens
ctrl+alt+f2 (a couple times even)
login
startx

and in my setup ubuntu boots fine soi'm sure it's very likely the ui choice is bad;
are there specifc tricks for the alpha transaprency to be done in the config?

im unable todo a video for now

my mistake didn't see the post on the web interface, i'm playing around in there now
« Last Edit: March 25, 2007, 07:15:39 pm by mmeija »

ColumbusGEEK

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Re: Gray Screen and Nothing
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2007, 07:18:03 pm »
If you change the UI I have noticed it takes some time to regenerrate the graphics.  be patient.

I rebooted once before thinking it was locked up.

mmeija

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Re: Gray Screen and Nothing
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2007, 07:28:24 pm »
definately seems the web interface and maybe /etc/X11/xorg.conf.pluto are worth a look
can' say if i have it workin yet as i'm remote ;|

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Re: Gray Screen and Nothing
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2007, 07:59:13 pm »
where in the web interface can i change the UI settings on the core machine?

vetzak

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Re: Gray Screen and Nothing
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2007, 10:52:11 pm »
I had the GSOD too and could not get into the webadmin.
After installing the nvidia driver (ATI-driver for ATI-card owners) and rebooting i could log in.

greetz and hope this helps