LinuxMCE / Installation issues / [Solved] Failed to Setup X
on: March 14, 2011, 07:45:09 pm
Im new here and to LinuxMCE. From all i have read and watched i love it. MCE is exactly the program/system i have been looking for.
I would firstly like to thank the users of this Forum for such detailed and helpful instructions and answers and i hope someone can find the time to try and help me in this way.
I would secondly like to thank tschak909 for his Video walkthroughs. These have really help me in underatinding MCE and its abilities.
Please bear in mind i have only recently started playing with linux.
I have a problem while trying to install a Core/Hybrid which for the moment will be the only machine in my system.
I downloaded a snapshot a few weeks ago and installed. all worked fine and i got to Sarah and then into the MCE. all good. I didnt know what i was doing and nothing worked, no media, no flicker images. so i reinstalled a different version and i have now installed so many different versions i have lost count. I even went to 1004 for a time but asterisk didnt work and thats fundamental to what i need. If i am honest i have no idea now which versions did work.
Every time i had a go i read a bit more on the forums and wiki and learnt a bit more and realised i should be installing the latest snapshot.
Therefore i downloaded 23759. Failed to Start X
then 23796. Failed to Start X and all the way through to the newest one which i tried yesturday.
My machine is old but should be good enough. it has two ethernet cards although one is a usb one at present. I will change that tonight.
Grahics card is an ATI one which is all i had but i have been trying to get my hands on a nvidia card so i will try that when i can.
I download the dvd snapshot and boot from DVD.
Click english and then install LinuxMCE
Clean install full HD partition
Installation works well and i boot into Kubuntu
I go to terminal and type sudo su -
enter password and run apt-get update
this fails on some but i am assured from recent forum posts that this is fine.
run apt-get dist-upgrade
run apt-get update
run apt-get upgrade
When rebooted i run the LinuxMCE installer from the desktop having checked that the snapshot i am using doesnt have the problem with the _ missing.
MCE installs fine. it takes quite a while and doesnt seem to throw up any errors.
I reboot and Failed to Start X
if i press alt F4 and type startx that fails if i try and run AVWizard_run.sh from the command it cannot find the file even though it appeard if i dir that directory.
Does anyone have any ideas.
Thanks in advance and for taking the time to read and help me.