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nils

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Video disappears after booting, no UI displayed
« on: December 31, 2007, 03:58:55 am »
Hi,

I managed to install LinuxMCE via the 2CD package. I first had the problem that it didn't select the right driver for my video card (installed over plain ubuntu 7.04), so I installed it manually via the ATI packages and prevented changes to the file by usign chattr (the system kept revoking my changes, vesa doesn't really make sense).

Now when I boot, I can see the Video with the instructions for 2 seconds, then it disappears. I can still hear the sound ("When you can see and hear me, use the arrow buttons"), but there is only a mouse cursor on the screen, nothing else.

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Re: Video disappears after booting, no UI displayed
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2007, 05:23:52 am »
did you install over Ubuntu or Kubuntu?
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Re: Video disappears after booting, no UI displayed
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2007, 07:58:37 am »
Hi,

I managed to install LinuxMCE via the 2CD package. I first had the problem that it didn't select the right driver for my video card (installed over plain ubuntu 7.04), so I installed it manually via the ATI packages and prevented changes to the file by usign chattr (the system kept revoking my changes, vesa doesn't really make sense).

Now when I boot, I can see the Video with the instructions for 2 seconds, then it disappears. I can still hear the sound ("When you can see and hear me, use the arrow buttons"), but there is only a mouse cursor on the screen, nothing else.

I had a similar problem. I'm using an NVidia card connected to a standard TV via SVideo. I had to change Option "TVStandard" from "CRT" to "TV" in xorg.conf.
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Richard

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Re: Video disappears after booting, no UI displayed
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2007, 03:44:40 pm »
Oh sorry, installed over Kubuntu of course.