Hello LinuxMCE community,
I have been anxiously following this project for over a year and a half now, and I would just like to say I'm thoroughly impressed by your hard work. This is an amazing project! With that said, the reason I have been following the project so closely is that the last iteration of LMCE (0710) was incompatible with my videocard and I could not get past the Kubuntu splash screen before my screen went black.
Obviously I was thrilled when 0810 alphas started being released but still I have been unable to get LMCE up and running stably on my core. I have attached a copy of the components I used to build my core. I had not yet heard of LMCE when I was putting this rig together, otherwise I might have chosen some more typical hardware, however I have not come across any documentation that says anything I have used would be incompatible.
I have tried installing 0810 from the DVD and the web-install method countless times to no avail, and I have finally succumbed to posting and asking for help. I always end up with a black screen at the end of the install and I do not know what the problem is. Sometimes it appears that the core is attempting to netboot and cannot find the image it is looking for, other times i just have a black screen with nothing.
On my most recent attempt to install 0810, I installed kubuntu just fine, ran updates and rebooted. I picked the recommended nvidia driver and rebooted again (*before running install scripts). This time, I was sent straight to the recovery console. I tried to do a normal boot and received nothing but a black screen. This leaves me wondering if LMCE is actually installing fine, and the nvidia driver (which is reportedly installed when using the web-install scripts) is causing me not to see the AV wizard.
I have tried the number keys, and arrow keys, and all other proposed solutions and nothing seems to be working. I am using an Nvidia 9800GTX video card that has two DVI outputs. I am using a DVI-to-HDMI converter to send the signal to a Samsung DLP, (my primary TV, as the core is to be used in the main media room) however i have also tried using other monitors as well as DVI-to-VGA.
This is my first real foray into the Linux system, so maybe there is a simple solution that I am not seeing.
I really hate to post and beg for help, but I am really unsure what else to do. If anybody could offer any advice on how to get LMCE up and running on my core, I would be extremely grateful.