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Installation issues / Another "failed to setup x" issue...
« on: February 24, 2012, 07:31:46 pm »
Hello everyone, I am Normand, from Repentigny (near Montreal) in Quebec, Canada.
(sorry for the poor english, i am a french canadian!)

I am trying to give a seccond life out of an old PC and use it as a Linux MCE for my father's house.


ECS K7S5A pro M.B.
AMD Athlon 1700+ CPU
512 Mb ram DDR (2x 228)
IDE 160Gb Hard drive
Ati Radeon 9200 AGP Video Card (for testing, I'll be upgrading to Radeon HD3450 on similar with HDMI output.)
LG generic DVD/CD/R/RW writer/reader

To come:
Hauppage tuner HVR-1600
Ati Radeon HD3450 with HDMI
PCI USB 2.0 card
1TB external drive(s) for Data

Since I lived all my life with M.S. Os from DOS to Win7... I know NOTHING about linux except the name and
stuff I've read and tutos I've watch on youtube on the main concepts of it... I am still really good with
computers and I know a lot about programming (working in the industrial automation domain) but now, I
need help!

Before you throw rocks at me, i've searched for 6 hours on how to solve the issue without bugging anyone
but I've not foud the solution.

So, here it goes:

I've installed Linux Ubuntu 8.10 from the LinuxMCE 8.10 Final package. Everything went fine, after installing
a device manager I checked that all my hardware had drivers for it and nothing seemed to be missing there.

I ran the LinuxMCE installer and I was asked to reboot and I did

-The M.B. self check see
-I see "Booting from: dev\bla bla bla" ... "Starting up please wait".
-Descending beeps after 20-25 seconds
-nothing for 20 secs
-Screen returns and I see Loading scripts
-kinit: "No resume image, doing normal boot..." and it stays the same for 10-15 secs
-Then, BLUE SCREEN with AVW saying "failed to setup x"

I am running from VGA (I know this can be an issue when running other outputs)

After some reading, I am trying to extract the Xorg.config file.. I'll be back with it in my next

Have a nice day,

 - Normand

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