I have just installed LinuxMCE via the 2 CD method on top of a brand new Kubuntu install. My first problem is that the Ethernet on the mobo doesn't work anymore but I use a Netgear WG311v3 and after much tooling around I got it to work. After the long install of MCE I went through the setup process followed by the configuration setup, everything was working fine, wifi card was still working, the video of the woman looked fine.
But after the final restart before MCE would start "officially" for the first time, it goes through the MCE launcher and pulls up the main menu, then after about 10 seconds the screen freezes and I get this ugly pic with multi-colored vertical lines.
Here is a video i took with my digital cam of the startup right after the Kubuntu blue loading screen. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnQ9ooZKisg
Once that last screen comes up I have to do a hard reset
Intel P4 2.8 GHz (single core)
1 GB DDR RAM
2 Internal HDD's 40 GB each (I stream my media via a Vista computer I have)
Netgear Wg311v3 PCI wireless card
Onboard intel video controller (64MB video memory)
I realize this setup is the bare minimum but it is a computer I put together from the spare parts of others that were given to me. I am not going for amazing graphics and speed I am just looking for functionality.
I know the GFx isn't good but I am just running to a 20" monitor via VGA connection, and it has worked fine for WindowsMCE 2005.
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.