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mike-b

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Graphics problems / Orbiter not starting
« on: November 30, 2009, 10:40:16 pm »
Trying to get 8.10 beta installed on what is intended to be my hybrid machine. I got kubuntu 8.10 desktop installed fine, then did the internet installation of 8.10 beta (I did this last night - 01:00 GMT 30/11/09, would this have got me beta1 or beta2?).

I get to the first setup screen and hit my first problem - when I choose screen res of 1280x1024 (native resolution of the 15" monitor attached), the display goes oversized and crops off the right hand and lower section (it looks like the screen is showing part of a 1280x1024 image on a 1024x768 screen). Can't find anyway around that yet, so I'm limited to 1024x768, at least til I get setup enough to swap to the tv screen.

2nd problem - the orbiter loaded correctly when set to UI1 but when I changed to UI2 (with alpha blending), it got stuck with "orbiter failed to setup transparency", so I dropped back to UI2 (overlay), and then I got "Error: Orbiter failed to initialize OpenGL". UI2 with alpha blending was working fine with v7.10, so I know the hardware is capable of it.

Now I've just tried to do "apt-get update" and "apt-get dist-upgrade" to see if that fixed anything (is it any different to "aptitude update", which I'd already done?), and now the orbiter fails to start without any error message - I just have a blank screen with the mouse pointer.

What should I try next?
Maybe I should go back to 7.10, but I need to setup partitions manually and dual boot, and I don't think 7.10 can do that?


pedplar

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Re: Graphics problems / Orbiter not starting
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2009, 03:55:58 am »
I you have an Nvidia card, did you enable the restricted drivers in kde?

maybeoneday

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Re: Graphics problems / Orbiter not starting
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2009, 12:18:09 pm »
Hi mike-b,
Iwas net-installing at around the same time and suffered similar problems, then downloaded dvd iso & have got a functioning system (atm...untill I fix it too much  ;D)(all hail the devs !!!!)

I would strongly suggest you  go the dvd route.....&btw...hardware info  is always helpfull ,

regards,
Ian
 

mike-b

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Re: Graphics problems / Orbiter not starting
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2009, 10:52:20 pm »
Yes, I realised my mistake the second time around - after starting again from scratch. It seems obvious now I know about it, but I just followed the install steps of the wiki too blindly.

Now have a successful 8.10 install - just got to get mythtv to work and I'm almost there.

I picked the internet install over the dvd, as when I started it was before the beta2 dvd release, and back then internet install was more recent with bug fixes etc.