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Tlaloc

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Need help; blank screen after install
« on: April 19, 2007, 08:28:44 am »
hello!

I need help getting lmce to work after I reboot after install. First, I have an Nvidia 5200 card, which doesnt work with the vesa drivers or the default drivers, I dont know which ones they are. So after I installed Ubuntu I updated to new Nvidia drivers. After everything was setup and working correctly on Ubuntu, I installed LMCE. Then after installing and restarting to complete installation, I see the progress bar with the LMCE logo. Then the AVWizard starts, after I choose the settings, the wizard disappears and I am left with a blank screen.
After that I tried running the AVWizard but again I got a blank screen. The only time I see the wizard is right after a fresh install, when it runs for the first time.
After installing again and choosing different settings on the wizard the same thing happend. So I edited the file Cards on dir hwdata, like I read on some thread, changing the driver from nv to nvidia, ran the lshwd -id command and it shows nvidia for driver.
Then I ran the AVWizard but same thing a blank screen. After rebooting and reading other threads, I edited the xorg.conf.pluto file and changed driver to nvidia, rebooted and did not see the progress bar and got a blank screen. Then ran the wizard and same thing a blank screen.
So now I got desperate and edited the xorg.conf.pluto.avwizard to change the driver to nvidia, ran it again and nothing.
So now I'm posting for help, and any would be appreciated.

The pc I'm using is HP pavillion a1203w
Motherboard K8S-LA   
Processor Sempron 3000+ 1.8 GHz
Nvidia 5200 video card
SoundBlaster live 5.1 card

Juliet Smith

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Re: Need help; blank screen after install
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2007, 10:58:00 am »
What kind of interface did you choose? Try UI1.


Tlaloc

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Re: Need help; blank screen after install
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2007, 09:48:26 pm »
The only time I can get the wizard to come up is after a fresh install, so thats what I'm going to do.

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Re: Need help; blank screen after install
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2007, 11:41:24 am »
You can switch to UI1 using the Web Admin configuration page, not only from AV Wizard. You can access this by typing your Core's IP in a browser. In the Media Directors section, you have a drop-down box (the bottom right corner). Change to UI1 and press Update.

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Re: Need help; blank screen after install
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2007, 04:21:15 am »
I change the UI and still nothing, just blank screen with cursor on the upper left.
I also change the resolution but again nothing.

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Re: Need help; blank screen after install
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2007, 05:20:17 am »
Have you checked /var/log/pluto/pluto.log to see if there are any errors?

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Re: Need help; blank screen after install
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2007, 07:53:43 pm »
Sorry for the late reply, but I was away.
I checked the log and it is empty like if LMCE is not even starting up.
I also checked the AVWizard log on the same dir and it also is empty.
Going to do a fresh install and check the logs after it first starts and see whats up.

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Re: Need help; blank screen after install
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2007, 01:41:38 pm »
in fact you should check /var/log/pluto/mce-installer.log
Read the F****** Logs!!!