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Re: Graphics Driver Problem Abit AN-M2HD / GeForce 7050PV -- driver 100.14.19
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2007, 08:32:37 pm »
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But when I reboot the screen comes up dead black.

I assume it is black when x starts, but you can see the post screen as the pc boots.

did you try running the avwizard after you rebooted.
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Re: Graphics Driver Problem Abit AN-M2HD / GeForce 7050PV -- driver 100.14.19
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2007, 12:48:39 am »
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But when I reboot the screen comes up dead black.
I assume it is black when x starts, but you can see the post screen as the pc boots.
Yes, that's right.  I can see the post and all the text screens, but when x starts it goes black.
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did you try running the avwizard after you rebooted.

I'm confused, can I run avwizard from a command line?  If so should I boot into recovery mode and run it there?

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other stuff I've tried:

copied xorg.conf from the mythbuntu installation to try to learn something from that.  There are certainly some differences. 

in recovery mode I've copied the ubuntu xorg.conf to use in this install (unchanged) then startx and it works fine.  Then I reboot into standard (non-recovery) mode and I get the black screen; hit ESC to get out of what I assume is avwizard and it brings me back to an X login screen with tiny unreadable fonts.  WTF???

I ran envy on my mythbuntu install and updated the driver from .19 to .23.  Everything seemed to work fine, no errors or problems.  No discernable differences with the new driver.

Thanks for helping me with this.  Hopefully in the end others will find this useful too. :)

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Re: Graphics Driver Problem Abit AN-M2HD / GeForce 7050PV -- driver 100.14.19
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2007, 07:28:11 am »
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I'm confused, can I run avwizard from a command line?  If so should I boot into recovery mode and run it there?
Thought you might ask
http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/AVWizard

Restarting the AVWizard

During bootup you can either hold down the shift key on the keyboard, or press the a/v menu button on the remote to make A/V wizard start that boot. During bootup you will hear a series of escalating beeps to tell you when LinuxMCE is monitoring the Shift & A/V Menu keys. Hold the keys and A/V Wizard will start.

When you hear the descending beeps that means it's too late; the bootup has already gone past the AV Wizard check and LinuxMCE has started.

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Re: Graphics Driver Problem Abit AN-M2HD / GeForce 7050PV -- driver 100.14.19
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2007, 09:45:59 am »
Aha!! Of course... 

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How A/V Wizard Starts
When A/V Wizard starts it always outputs 640x480 on the VGA connector. So, if you are not using the VGA connector, you will likely see a blank, black screen when A/V Wizard starts, even if you previously saw the Kubuntu boot splash. You will know that the A/V Wizard is running because you hear a series of beeps. When you hear those beeps, if you have video, proceed to complete the A/V Wizard.

it would help I suppose if my case had a speaker so I could hear the beeps! ::)

Apparently the black screen I've been complaining about is AVWizard running with output on the VGA.  All I had to do was hit one of the number keys (8=720p) and the I'm off. 


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Re: Graphics Driver Problem Abit AN-M2HD / GeForce 7050PV -- driver 100.14.19
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2007, 06:13:03 am »
Full Instructions for AN-M2HD

Here http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=3368.0



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