I have installed LinuxMCE on serveral machines now and learned from everyone of them. This one was the hardest to install...
Before trying the DVD installer like I usally do, I tried the CD version. I did not want to wipe the drive.
1. I started with installing Kubuntu 0710 64bit without internet so no updates.
2. After a reboot, I connected the Internet cable to my modem and a cable to my switch.
3. I inserted the first LinuxMCE 0710b3 64bit CD and installed the installation routine and started it.
4. It asked to install the Nvidia driver and I selected YES.
Aftere a few minutes of installing it rebooted to a black screen...
I had not used CD2 yet.
It was not done and not at the wizard.
There was no picture on VGA or DVI (I had 2 monitors connected).
CTRL + ALT + 1 did not work and I had no idea of what had to be done.
So I went with the DVD install instead.
I tried installing 0710Beta3 DVD 64bit with a Nvidia 8500GT card installed in my server.
1. Prepared a HD that culd be wiped 200GB.
2. Booted from the DVD
3. I chose to install LinuxMCE 0710 from the menu
4. Black screen!
I have not selected a HD yet, and no picture at all. Both VGA and DVI are connected.
I have installed this DVD on several servers and know that it works well and that the install works.
Could this be the problem many people are having with these cards?
This should be the time when the DVD asks for a drive to use.
Having installed this disk before I knew what to do next.
5. I pressed 0 + Enter Nothing
6. I pressed 1 + Enter DVD started installing but still no picture
(Knowing well how the DVD works I know this part takes time)
7. Still no picture but the DVD ejected, so I removed it and pressed enter.
8. It rebooted and picture was lost after the Bios picture.
9. It rebooted again and now I could hear the AVWizard beeps (still no picture on VGA or DVI)
10. I pressed 1 for DVI and it beeped once and showed me the AVWizard!
11. I tried changing resolutiong to 1280x1024 and 1024x768 but all came up 640x480?!? I went with that for now.
12. The setup wizard came up in 640x480 so I just followed it.
13. The GUI came up in UI2 like I had chosen in 640x480.
14. I pressed CTRL + ALT + 1 and logged in with linuxmce/linuxmce
15. I edited the xorgconf with the following command:
sudo vi /etx/X11/xorg.conf
For those who do not know vi, insert button lets you edit, then press esc to exit insert mode and press : to type commands.
is the command for write + quit and press enter.
16. To stop LinuxMCE to mess with my new xorg.conf I edited Xconfigure.sh and added exit to the top.
sudo vi /usr/pluto/bin/Xconfigure.sh
sudo shutdown -r now
made a reboot.
18. After a rebuild the UI was now 1600x1200