I'll start off my post by saying this seems network related..
After some issues and some new equipment that I wanted to add to the system (USB-UIRT and Zwave controller). I decided I'd like to do a fresh install. However, after installing I noticed that some of the screens in the setup wizard (particularly the one where you add the win32codec and dvdcss) seemed to have a black area with nothing in them to select. During my last install of 0710, I was able to click and highlight the packages to install and everything worked fine.
After completing the setup without adding the dvdcss and w32codecs, I noticed that my flickr screen saver was not running. I have a black background and the menus along the bottom to navigate with. I try to play a CD or DVD and the media is not identified.
At this point, I'm thinking I have a network issue going on so I go to the KDE Desktop and open a terminal window. Ping my external interface, good. Ping my DSL Router, good. Ping www.google.com
, good. Open a browser, go to www.google.com
Is there something I'm missing? My hardware is listed in my sig and I am currently setup with UI2 with blending. I've tried switching to regular UI2 and that made no difference.
Funny thing is, I had a relatively fresh install of 0704 going this afternoon without problem. (I just had to muck with it and go back to 0710 beta 2 so that my DVD audio and video would be in sync.)
By the way, I've reinstalled this system quite a few times now between 0704 and 0710 beta2. I'm just trying to get a totally stable setup going then I promise to leave it alone.
I searched around for an answer but didn't find any that look like they related to this issue so my apologies if it's already been answered somewhere else. Thanks for your help in advance.