hi there - I just installed fresh 810 from the dvd, rebooted and went through the avwizard. Avwizard finished, and it hasn't done anything since then - just sitting there with a black screen and white arrow cursor, but nothing else going on. I can access web admin page, but there are "no users in database", so clearly it's not properly configured.
What do I do? just hard reboot? reboot from shell?
First of all welcome to LinuxMCE!
The system is undergoing a lot of development right now and many issues have surfaced that people have been working through. I have not encountered the issue you speak of myself but... I would first suggest doing a little searching on the forums for your issue. A search of "black screen" brings up a bunch of posts which may relate to your problem:
Topic: SOLVED: Black screen with mouse pointer on Core (0810 alpha 2.31)http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8820.0
Topic: LinuxMCE Black Screen (Solved)http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=5364.0
Topic: [solved] Black screen after starting X-Server http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=3220.msg16195#msg16195
Hmm, are you using an nVidia card? This poster had an issue similar to yours and found a solution.http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8700.msg60940#msg60940
Check that last one first if you`re using an nVidia card.