Well after 2 weeks of running and gaining headway with LinuxMCE I am back at square 1.
I moved my video card from one slot on the mother board to another making room for the bigger TV tuner card statred up and get the error message
Orberer failed to setup transparency. Please check if the transparen.... and runs off the screen
OK I will remove the tuner card and put things back and restart. No Luck
OK during startup I will hold down the left shift key at the audio prompt and reconfig from UI2 to UI1, nice try but this time
Orbeter failed to initialize OpenGL
And all this time I can not get to the Kubuntu Desk top or du any thing but look at the Manager and periodic full screen popup errors. close manager and b blank gray screen of death.
Reading elsewere these type of issues are usualy on inital install with unproven hardware not on a running system.
OK Now what any suggestions?