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Radelix

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orbiter failing to regenerate in OpenGL
« on: November 10, 2009, 06:58:02 am »
Hi all,

I just installed MCE and after the first restart after install it tries to regenerate the orbiter.  It continues to pop up a message stating that the orbiter has fail to initialize openGL.  I chose UI1 when the wizard ran.  Is it possible to:

A) rerun the avwizard and select a different UI
B) enable restricted drivers from the command line.

specs:

Asus M3N-HT
AMD Phenom 9750
Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTS
Maxtor 200GB IDE
4 GB Corsair RAM

Thanks in advance

nosilla99

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Re: orbiter failing to regenerate in OpenGL
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2009, 11:57:55 am »
Welcome to the forum,

edit /etc/pluto.conf and change the line UseVideoWizard = 0 to UseVideoWizard = 1

then reboot

I would recommend selecting UI2 with alpha blending

One other sensible option would be to login on one of the consoles and run

   sudo apt-get update
   sudo apt-get install dist-upgrade

as this will pull down the latest packages off the web which may also solve your problem

NOS
« Last Edit: November 10, 2009, 03:30:06 pm by nosilla99 »

Radelix

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Re: orbiter failing to regenerate in OpenGL
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2009, 08:30:58 pm »
Thanks that worked.  Also it looks like I might be spending quite a bit of time on this forum.  I seem to be having alot of issues that are not resolving very easily but Im willing to work through them since this system looks really good once its working

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Re: orbiter failing to regenerate in OpenGL
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2009, 09:10:41 pm »
Good to hear that your up and running

The beta is in its very early days so expect some challenges !

If you hit issues it is worth reading through the threads in the installation issues and users sections, although the guys are working hard to resolve issues so updates are frequent, and some of the problems may be solved by running updates.

NOS.



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Re: orbiter failing to regenerate in OpenGL
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2009, 09:40:33 pm »
sudo apt-get install dist-upgrade is failing.  it says that the dist-upgrade is unavailable.  Does that upgrade to 9.04?

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Re: orbiter failing to regenerate in OpenGL
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2009, 09:58:58 pm »
no, despite the name that does not upgrade the version.
A little bit more detailed error would be helpfull (copy/paste what you did and what its saying?)

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Re: orbiter failing to regenerate in OpenGL
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2009, 10:38:25 pm »
try "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade"
"sudo apt-get install X" will try to install package "X", whatever it may be, and there is no package named dist-upgrade. That is why it says dist-upgrade is unavailable.

nosilla99

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Re: orbiter failing to regenerate in OpenGL
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2009, 11:45:46 pm »
Sorry for the syntax error

Should be

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

which wil pull down and install the latest packages

Not sure why cherkhoff did not explain the issue as he seems to  have a good understand what the commands are doing

NOS
« Last Edit: November 10, 2009, 11:53:16 pm by nosilla99 »