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Esperanto

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12.04 black screen
« on: March 15, 2014, 01:57:37 pm »
On my MD I often get a black screen. I can still press F7 to show the menu but the content that was showing is not visible anymore. Any suggestions?

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Re: 12.04 black screen
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2014, 09:39:30 am »
anyone else experiencing this? So the screensaver disappears and I get a black screen. Then I press F7 and the menu shows again properly. When I select a menu item the next item disappears immediately again and so I am looking at a black screen again.

My MD is running on a asus at3iont http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/ASUS_AT3IONT

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Re: 12.04 black screen
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2014, 12:31:41 pm »
Hi,

What version of 12.04 are you running?

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Re: 12.04 black screen
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2014, 01:10:18 pm »
Hi pigdog,

thx for your reply. Is there any way to find that on the install? I don't have the iso anymore.

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Re: 12.04 black screen
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2014, 05:47:20 pm »
Hi,

In webadmin it used to be under installation but I don't see it there anymore...

...maybe I was thinking of somewhere else, but I don't think so.

Anyway you can always go into webadmin > advanced > software > Software versions and with "Core" selected as which computer? scroll down to the LMCE packages and you should see the build date.

It will be something like X.X.X.XX.14032328853 meaning - I believe - 2014 Mar. 23 28853 build.

Cheers.

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Re: 12.04 black screen
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2014, 06:37:31 pm »
Most are 2.0.0.46.14030128788 on my core while my md has a lot of 2.0.0.46.13032527365 also. you suggest to sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade the MD first?

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Re: 12.04 black screen
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2014, 06:58:02 pm »
Hi,

Unfortunately the 28788 release is no longer in the snapshots.

Have you been doing updates/upgrades on your core?

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Re: 12.04 black screen
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2014, 07:32:20 pm »
jes. I did apt-get upgrade a few times. Also I use the latests kernel on the core (not on the MDs)

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Re: 12.04 black screen
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2014, 07:58:24 pm »
Hi,

I've been testing the latest snapshots and there has been some networking issues.

Since you aren't having any Core issues I guess it would be OK to update/upgrade the MD.

If anything major occurred you could always delete the MD and then recreate the MD from the Core software.

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Re: 12.04 black screen
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2014, 08:00:29 pm »
Hi again,

If it is only the screensaver that times out and you lose the Flickr screen what about turning the screensaver off?

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Re: 12.04 black screen
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2014, 08:45:43 pm »
Its also the menu. When I click an item on the menu (say power) then the power screen also disappears. I am upgrading as we speak and will see if it makes a difference.

thx thus far.

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Re: 12.04 black screen
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2014, 09:14:59 pm »
OK,

Let us know what happens.

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Re: 12.04 black screen
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2014, 09:29:01 am »
I am confused. I sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade both the core as the MD but they still have different versions.

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Re: 12.04 black screen
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2014, 12:47:59 pm »
Hi,

Maybe this will help, or at least point you in the right direction.

http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=12740.0

Are you having the same screen issue?

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« Last Edit: March 28, 2014, 02:28:01 pm by pigdog »

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Re: 12.04 black screen
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2014, 01:12:32 pm »
What UI are you running; 1, 2, 2+alpha?
-Coley.