In order to use my machine with a CRT TV in my lounge, the final step of my installation was to ditch the onboard graphics, and add a graphics card with a TV out. Since my onboard was an nvidia 7050pv, which worked just fine, I bought another nVidia, this time a 7300GT.
Thinking I should be able to just plug the card in, I did so, and booted up the PC.
All went well, with the kubuntu logo appearing, and the progress bar going all the way up, the dcerouter login screen popped up as per usual, and from there linux mce would normally auto start.
However all I got was a blank screen with a small horizontal white flashing line in the top left corner (Like an underscore). I left the machine just in case it was doing something, but ages later nothing had changed.
Figuring I must be missing something, I powered down, removed the card, and booted up again, this time using the onboard gfx.
This time it booted up into linux MCE, however everything was really jerky, and the GUI was totally messed up, just random blue and grey blocks where the tabs should be.
I eventually managed to open up the kde desktop, which took ages to load, and was just as jerky, and it popped up a message saying:-
The Process For File Protocol Died Unexpectedly
This now happens every time I run the PC, and google hasn't really thrown up any definite causes/fixes.
If anyone has any suggestions I'd be most grateful.
Thanks in advance