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Re: Black screen with cursor on MD (0810 alpha 2.28 + updates)
« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2009, 11:28:42 pm »
Dear Philippe,

your network problem comes most probably from the new feature
apt-cacher-ng
see also
http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8756.msg59273#msg59273

check /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/02proxy

Rgds
Peter

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Re: Black screen with mouse pointer on MD (0810 alpha 2.28 + updates)
« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2009, 09:54:28 am »
Bonjour Peter,

It's ok.... for apt-cacher-ng.

I've update the MDs and have retrive the "Starting device xxx" messages.
But it does not resolve my orbiter display problem.

So the solution must be found elsewhere.

Regards,
Philippe

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Re: Black screen with cursor on MD (0810 alpha 2.28 + updates)
« Reply #32 on: August 27, 2009, 07:40:17 pm »
Hi,
to solve a black screen problem, try this:
- from another pc login to lmce (es: http://192.168.80.1/pluto_admin
- create a new user
- login
- choose show device tree (low left corner)
- delete extra core.
- reboot

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Re: Black screen with cursor on MD (0810 alpha 2.28 + updates)
« Reply #33 on: August 27, 2009, 08:48:44 pm »
Hello Enricome,

"http://192.168.80.1/pluto_admin" does'nt exist anymore with 810 and I suppose you would say "http://192.168.80.1/lmce-admin".
I ve test with a existing user (not me) but after showing the device tree, I don't see any "extra core".
Can you please give more informations, I don't understand what you would suggest ?

Thank's,

Philippe

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Re: Black screen with cursor on MD (0810 alpha 2.28 + updates)
« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2009, 08:55:09 pm »
Bonsoir Philippe,

so we should check it from the basics

Let's follow the remark of Thom and also from enricomce to check your device list

so let get your actual device list once more
and also the different logfiles for the 2 MDs not working as already before

I think best thing would be to delete/ move / logrotate all logs in the diskless section and also for the core
and to make a complete restart.

logs must give us some hint.

but first check once more the device list for strange/double/unwanted entries

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Peter

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Re: Black screen with cursor on MD (0810 alpha 2.28 + updates)
« Reply #35 on: August 27, 2009, 09:06:53 pm »
Bonsoir Peter,

Yes I think that better is to begin from the basics.
I'll repeat the manipulations (tests) tomorrow and post the results.
And all the logs in the diskless section and core will be erased to start again.

Regards,
Philippe

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Re: Black screen with cursor on MD (0810 alpha 2.28 + updates)
« Reply #36 on: August 28, 2009, 02:00:09 am »
Peter,
Thank you for your quick reply.   had to go out of town for a few days and just got home and voila my MD is working!  I don't know why - except perhaps it was taking a very long time to get itself together.  I can still post config info if you like, but it's pretty vanilla from a couple of years ago - nvidia, etc, and I suspect it won't be of much help.

Also, thank you for the /etc/pluto.conf hint.  I hit it with nano and I assumed that the setting to fix was changing DesktopActivated =1 to  = 0.  I did that and rebooted, but it didn't seem to have any effect.  The core still booted into the KDE login and then went to the KDE desktop.  I have tried searching the forums and wiki, but I haven't been able to choose the correct search terms to narrow the results.

Pointers welcome and thanks again,
joseph

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Re: Black screen with cursor on MD (0810 alpha 2.28 + updates)
« Reply #37 on: August 28, 2009, 07:09:03 am »
I've had this too, and a reboot of the MD fixed it, every time.

Richard

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Re: Black screen with cursor on MD (0810 alpha 2.28 + updates)
« Reply #38 on: August 28, 2009, 09:56:20 am »
Hello Enricome,

"http://192.168.80.1/pluto_admin" does'nt exist anymore with 810 and I suppose you would say "http://192.168.80.1/lmce-admin".
I ve test with a existing user (not me) but after showing the device tree, I don't see any "extra core".
Can you please give more informations, I don't understand what you would suggest ?

Thank's,

Philippe


hello pga,
i'm login with a .../Pluto_admin
anyway
I solved the black screen problem,
if you have more than 1 core in the device tree, leave only 1 core and delete the other.

scuse for my english.
i read very well, but i have same difficult to write

regard
enrico

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Re: Black screen with cursor on MD (0810 alpha 2.28 + updates)
« Reply #39 on: August 28, 2009, 10:41:03 pm »
Dear Joseph,

look at
http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Clean_Core

maybe this helps

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Peter

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Re: Black screen with cursor on MD (0810 alpha 2.28 + updates)
« Reply #40 on: August 29, 2009, 05:20:06 am »
Peter,

Thank you.  I'll have a look at that. 

also, I installed another md and it got the dreaded black screen with x cursor as well...

mainboard in both are ASUS M2NPV-VM
mainboard in core is Asus P4P800-E Deluxe

and they've worked well for a couple of years.

joseph

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Re: Black screen with cursor on MD (0810 alpha 2.28 + updates)
« Reply #41 on: August 29, 2009, 05:21:35 am »
are you guys using the latest build? it may just be doing orbiter regeneration.

-Thom

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Re: Black screen with cursor on MD (0810 alpha 2.28 + updates)
« Reply #42 on: August 29, 2009, 05:28:58 am »
Thom,

That's a thought I had when the family room MD was alive after I was out of town for a few days. 

Now the (second MD) home theater MD has been going for about a day, but I rebooted it a few times.

Is it possible that it can take on the order of days to gen?

thanks for sharing your thoughts!
joseph

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Re: Black screen with cursor on MD (0810 alpha 2.28 + updates)
« Reply #43 on: August 29, 2009, 08:22:17 am »
Thom,

I've just used the lasted build (complete re-install from yesterday) and have the same problem with 2 MDs.
It does not resolve this black screen with mouse pointer.

I continue to search but for the moment I have no success :-(

Regards,
Philippe

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Re: Black screen with cursor on MD (0810 alpha 2.28 + updates)
« Reply #44 on: August 29, 2009, 03:52:17 pm »
guys, please start by ssh'ing into your machines and running top to see if any specific processes stand out as chewing up CPU. There may be something obvious. Failing that we will need to resort to trawling through some log files, but start with the low hanging fruit.