first of all my configuration
GA-MA78GM-S2H (Rev. 1.1, newest BIOS) // AMD 780G Chipset with ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 Graphics onboard
AMD Athlon X2 4850e Sockel-AM2 boxed, 2x 2.50GHz, 2x 512kB Cache
OCZ Gold GX XTC DIMM Kit 4GB PC2-6400U CL5-5-5-18 (DDR2-800)
2x Samsung SpinPoint F1 1000GB 32MB SATA II
LG Electronics GGW-H20L SATA (Blu-Ray RW)
I had the same problems as the topic starter from this thread http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=4922.0
but i managed to solve them by disabling Floppy in BIOS,
disabling SATA AHCI and using the "all_generic_ide" parameter as install-boot-option (F6-key).
The installation ran without problems. Then I went through the AV-Wizard, setting my resolution to 1280x1024 and my sound to Analog Stereo.
After that the Configuration-Window with the "Start MCE" button etc... came up and it did some software installations and rendering orbiter screens (?!?).
When it was done the following loop occurs, the time of the
-> 3 minutes "one moment"
-> 3 minutes "video/audio check" (mouse is laggy all the time, even NUMLOCK reacts laggy...) -> no woman appears, nothing to hear. buttons not reacting...
-> then it switches to a screen where it says that some devices are yet starting up with a progress bar in the middle of the screen staying at 50% or 60% all the time
"one moment waiting for other devices to finish starting up:
#21 orbiter, #xy embedded phone, #xy xine player, #xy photo screen saver, #xy mplayer player"
and then it starts over with the blue "one moment" screen
all in all everything is very slow too....VERY SLOW, there is also nearly no HD activity. I don't know whats slowing down...
Perhaps a driver issue...
I already did the ATI-Driver installation:
It didnt't change a thing. Is there another Driver for ATI or the AMD chipset, which is recommended??!??!
What is the problem here? Is it the orbiter which cannot start?
Please help, i am frustrated.
A strange thing happened now... I restarted the HTPC, because in between the loop there appeared a blue info window (like the "one moment"... -one) with the statement that the router (what router?!??!?) has to be restarted because of changes (?!?!? i didnt make any, and i rebooted already after installing the ati drivers...) but well i rebooted and
after the "one moment"-screen the movie with the girl came up for a short moment and was shown in a seperate window (first a small one, then fixed to the actual size), before the gui switched to the actual "test screen" for video/audio (where the video normally should display, but there the video-part of the screen was black again...)
the video also showed with less than 1 frame per second and no sound, and only 3 - 5 screenshots. the sound of course could be a general problem.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP IN ADVANCE!!!