1.) UI2: Has anybody this UI2 running? I always get the error with the "transparency manager..." The funny thing about this error is, i had the UI2 running with the original Pluto (Version 188.8.131.52) on the exact same PC's.
2.) When i start MythTV (setup of mythtv was fine) i always get a black screen with the mouse pointer. No keys work and i can only kill this by remote with an Windows-Orbiter. I checked the log-files and i only get something like "device died..." with the device id of the mythtv-player. But i don't get an error why this device died. Any suggestion where i should look for a solution?
I was able to get UI2 without alpha-blending working. I was also getting the error message about the "transparency manager" not running when I tried using alpha-blending. At one point, my video settings got all messed up. I had to reinstall my nvidia drivers before I could get any further. I'm not sure if the problem was related to the alpha-blending setting or one of the other settings (opengl for instance). I'm going to try to give the alpha-blending another try. I'm running an Athlon64 3500 with a 6600GT. I assume that's enough horsepower, but probably just barely.
I'm also getting the black screen with a cursor when I try to watch TV. I briefly see what looks like the mythTV frontend open up and then it goes black. I installed LinuxMCE overtop of a working MythTV .20 setup. On a side note, the LinuxMCE installer was failing because it was trying to open mysql without supplying a root password. To get by that I had to disable the password from phpadmin. That allowed the MCE installer to create the tables that it needed, but it essentially broke my Myth setup. I haven't tried to resolve that issue yet, but it concerns me.