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This is my doing. I am guessing you are not using HDMI for video... or we just cannot read the EDID from the specific display.No, I'm using VGA, I don't have an HDMI out.
If you just press the corresponding number to your output (probably 3) at the FIRST screen which displays funky, it will fix itself. I am working to fix it. If you have an xorg.conf and it presents any issues at screen three (or what should be screen three) sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf and reboot.I'm afraid that didn't help; the number keys don't seem to do anything at all in fact. (The first screen is the one with the 15s countdown, is that correct?) Removing xorg.conf and rebooting didn't seem to make any difference either.
I am working to get around this. What is happening, is that it is putting out output on everything, but only trying to read EDID information from the HDMI connection. If there is no EDID data, it blows up to ginormous size at what I believe is 640x480 on screens 1 and 2.That doesn't sound quite right; it's a little bigger than it should be, but only the very right-most edge is actually off the screen, whereas 640px is less than a third of the 1920 it should be. Assuming I'm interpreting you correctly and you mean I would be getting the leftmost 640 of the 1920 screen, anyway.
Start by making sure your graphic card resolution on your PC or laptop can do 1920x1080.I'm not really sure how to do that, I've just been assuming that if it can't handle it it'll just fail to output anything. If you know another way to test it I'd like to hear it, so I can either rule out or confirm that it's a hardware problem.
...provided, that is, you are prepared to take some time assisting them with the testing of it.I certainly don't mind running a few tests, as long as I don't need too much understanding of Linux; it's a little different that what I'm used to.
Anyway, I'd say have another go with the old monitor but perhaps jump in after the Kubuntu install and prior to running the "install linux mce" script and try to sort out those font issues using the wiki and forum posts and get the TV working with Kubuntu. Then run the install script.That sounds like a plan, if you think 10.04 might be a better choice. I was wary because it's described as "unsupported". If all else fails, I see that Kubuntu has a text-based installer. That sounds much more useful than a GUI.
It looks to me (checking out other similar posts on kubuntu forums) as if this is related to newer hardware and old distrubtion (8.10). Are you hooked up to a newish high-def monitor / TV by any chance?Well I've had it a few years now, but 1080p probably counts as newish, right?
Couldn't find a solution on the web, most people seemed to use an older monitor to do the install and then hack the DPI settings afterwards. Is that an option for you?I can certainly do that, I have an old 1024x768 I used to test the hardware beforehand. I thought it might be smoother to install in the final config rather than change it post-install. Looks like I was wrong there!
Otherwise, have you thought of trying 10.04 if your hardware is newer? It's nice ;-)Well, it's a newish TV, but the box itself is pretty old, so I dunno. And isn't 10.04 still pre-alpha? I think I'd rather wait until it goes beta, really.
Sorry I can't be of more help...It's cool, I can use another monitor like you said, was just checking if there was a way to fix it directly.
Ethernet. Core with 2 nics. Stick with what works. Don't reinvent the wheel (unless you can code, in an amazingly brilliant fashion, and can contribute it to the project, that is). If buying new hardware, make sure it's compatible (don't know,... ask). If you have existing hardware, try it and/or ask... Someone will help you, or die trying.Heh, my coding is somewhat less than amazingly brilliant; if the distro doesn't contain USB modem drivers, I'm certainly not going to try to write them myself.