I know you all probably hate getting this sort of posts, and I'm sorry! I'm pretty much a Linux noob, and I've gotten as far as I can on my own reading through posts here and on the LinuxMCE Wiki. I've done my homework, but I'm stumped.
Like the title says, I've got a M3n78-Pro (onboard Geforce 8300) with an AMD Phenom 64 processor. Installing LinuxMCE version 0710 RC2 via DVD.
After installing, I was getting the blank/flashing screen problem.
I read about having to upgrade the nVidia drivers for the M3N78 Pro to work properly; I downloaded and installed the latest drivers (in "recovery mode" following this: newbielink:http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Display_Drivers#NVidia_Chipsets [nonactive]) and checked /etc/x11/xorg.conf to make sure the nVidia driver is selected (not vesa). It is.
When I reboot and press shift to run the AVWizard (I've not successfully been able to display this yet), I eventually get the "AVWizard cannot start x" error.
When I reboot without pressing shift, I see Kubuntu splash screen and the boot process gets to:
Starting up ...
Loading, please wait...
Ubuntu 7.10 dcerouter tty1
dcerouter login: * Starting Samba daemons [ok]
* Restarting UPnP Media Server fuppesd
and just keeps blinking from that to a black screen with [ok] in the right corner and a flashing cursor a line down.
I also get the following error repeating a lot if I leave the machine on for a while:
[ 429.884000] bcm43xx: Error: Microcode "bcm43xx_microcode5.fw" not available or load failed.
I've been doing reading up on how to fix whatever the problem is for days, but I'm completely stumped!
If you need any more info, let me know; I really don't know what sort of info is needed to figure this out. Thanks again!