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Re: Error: Orbiter failed to initialize OpenGL
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2007, 02:13:01 pm »
The pop up window "Error: Orbiter failed to initialize OpenGL" keep poping up. And, no whereelse you can go. How to change the setting to UI1?
I'd like an answer to this too - I have exactly the same problem. The first time I installed I chose the third option and got a similar pop up window. So I re-installed all over again and chose option 2. Still get an error. So much for an easy install. I didn't expect the problems to start at this point  :(

I have the same issue.  I chose UI2 first... no luck.  Onboard ATI Radeon Express 200 video.  I added an ATI x1300 PCI-E card.  Same error.  Reinstalled with UI2 - Same error.  I am now reinstalling with the on-board graphics and selecting UI1....  More to come.  It appears that ATI and MCE just do not get along.  I intend to find an nVidia card on the cheap to install at a later date and try UI2 and maybe 3. 


Most ATI cards should be able to run UI2 (without the alpha blending).  Some need the latest drivers, see http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Display_Drivers for more info.
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Re: Error: Orbiter failed to initialize OpenGL
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2007, 12:43:53 pm »

I'd like an answer to this too - I have exactly the same problem. The first time I installed I chose the third option and got a similar pop up window. So I re-installed all over again and chose option 2. Still get an error. So much for an easy install. I didn't expect the problems to start at this point  :(
Now I've tried the first option and the install continued OK. I now have the video wizard working.
The install won't work though because the installation has picked the wrong IP for my router. My router (Fritzbox 7140) has a built in ADSL modem that I do not use. I only use the router part and this is connected to a cable modem. I think that LinuxMCE has picked up the ADSL modem's IP which is useless. So, I need to change the gateway IP to that of the router, so LinuxMCE can connect to the Net and retrieve the necessary files. I haven't yet worked out how to do this.



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Re: Error: Orbiter failed to initialize OpenGL
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2007, 01:11:32 am »
I saw the same issue.

Does anyone know if this is fixed in the new version coming out?  The recent post states something nvidia cards and HDTV support.

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Re: Error: Orbiter failed to initialize OpenGL
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2007, 01:38:54 am »
The pop up window "Error: Orbiter failed to initialize OpenGL" keep poping up. And, no whereelse you can go. How to change the setting to UI1?
I'd like an answer to this too - I have exactly the same problem. The first time I installed I chose the third option and got a similar pop up window. So I re-installed all over again and chose option 2. Still get an error. So much for an easy install. I didn't expect the problems to start at this point  :(

One way forward is to edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and change the text  between the quotes that reads "nvidia" below to "nv";


Code: [Select]
Section "Device"
        Identifier      "nVidia GeForce 6200 TurboCache(TM)"
        Driver          "nvidia"
        BusID           "PCI:1:0:0"
        Option          "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP"
EndSection

...change  it to;

Code: [Select]
Section "Device"
        Identifier      "nVidia GeForce 6200 TurboCache(TM)"
        Driver          "nv"
        BusID           "PCI:1:0:0"
        Option          "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP"
EndSection

Now save the xorg.conf file and reboot... this will now boot your Core with  the Open 'nv' driver which is fine for UI1 and UI1 with overlay. In fact video performance seems much better than the nVidia drivers in terms of video playback quality (ie no video tearing and good smooth frame rates even at 720p).

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