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- FoxMcCloud - 2008-12-06 11:54
Interesting. Ubuntu 8.10 did not want to install either, gave me the black screen unless i installed under safe mode.
HOWEVER, Ubuntu 8.04 is perfectly fine.
After trawling through the ubuntu forums, apparently Intrepid is screwed. So, going to have to get the necessary stuff from the 8.04 install. Ill report back.
- tha_lode - 2008-12-07 11:34
I guess doubleposting is frowned upon, so sorry. The original is here:
"I have a Acer L5100. Not sure what to call the mobo, but it's an AMD based system with ATI 1250 integrated GPU. (Just like jochenz)
I have a Toshiba 1080i capable LCD TV connected via HDMI. I also tried a 1280x1024 VGA monitor to see if that would help. In both cases I get the option between the different GFX types in the beginning, then I get a blank screen for a while, then the cursor appears. Nothing happens after that."
I tried it on my Laptop (Dell xps 1530 w/ nvidia gfx) and it worked right away. It looked awesome. Even the remote worked without any fiddling at all!
Ubuntu 8.10 works fine for me. The resolution was way off until I got the gfx driver from ati. I fixed that by connecting an old vga monitor. That got a usable resolution, so I could update the ATI driver. After that the TV was recognized properly.
- manxam - 2008-12-28 09:06
tha_lode Wrote:I guess doubleposting is frowned upon, so sorry. The original is here:
Can you please post your working xorg.conf? This is likely to fix a fair number of our issues.
- tha_lode - 2008-12-29 15:22
It would be great If I could help with this.
Not sure if it is important but I installed Ubuntu 8.10 from a live CD onto a Corsair Flash Voyager GT 16 GB.
# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
- tha_lode - 2008-12-30 12:08
The installation has the newest updates, and xbmc works (after I finally figured out how to install it).
XBMC live rules, booting to black screen - wuis - 2008-12-31 22:41
I tried a couple of different computers all of them Dell, also received a blank screen on the following systems: Inspiron 6400, XPS 420 and an XPS One. All of them will boot to the black screen after selecting the corresponding chipset.
Finally I was able to test XBMC live on an Optiplex with an Intel integrated video card. I also had success using an Inspiron 530 that comes with an Intel integraded video card and an Nvidia gpu (not sure if it's a 7300 series, but I will check). I will post more detailed information in the near future and will focus on the 530 since I have 2 of those and they are also dirt cheap at the outlet, I can throw XP, Ubuntu or Vista and these machines will run it all. But I really want to use XBMC and add an option to play and record HD-TV.
I'll have to say that I'm very impressed with XBMC so far. I also found a couple of bugs and have not been able to install it to a hdd , so I'm using the boot option each time and I love it but I want to save my settings, eliminate the keyboard and add a remote control and TV tuner. I'm not complaining but just wanted to point out that this software is near perfect, I would say is 90-95 % ready and the rest requires Linux knowledge that I lack. I will keep posting more info as I'm looking to learn more about this software, so far I recommended to a couple of friends that are also impressed with it and will be giving it a try too. Cheers to all the developers that made XBMC possible and please keep up the excellent job. ! BTW this is my first post here.
P.S. Happy New Year 2009!!!!
- KDB9000 - 2009-01-23 03:10
Hello, first time posting in the forum and wanted to say that xbmc is just what I was looking for. Now onto my problem. It is the same as a lot of people in this thread.
I have a Dell Optiplex GX260 and I added an Asus AH3450 (ATi HD 3450 low profile card). I am using a DVI (only port on it) to HDMI because my VGA gos out of range and all it does is boot up to a blank screen. I can see the splash screen but that is it. I tried a trick that worked during tested with a different ATi card (too big to use), and that was to install it using the onboard intel graphic and then put the card in and use that instead of the onboard and it worked. Now that I got this card I tried it again and got closer, it crashes between the text login and a black screen with the X courser. This is a fresh install, basic Xorg.conf file. I have tried adding the two options and last time it would crash before the X courser but wouldn't start xbmc. If you need me to post my xorg I can but any one have any thoughts? There isn't much regarding ATi cards in here. Thx.
- Abaddon - 2009-01-24 15:30
Can somebody with Radeon Mobility HD 3470 paste his xorg.conf ?
- Abaddon - 2009-02-01 12:57
I still can not run XBMC Live becouse of this xorg.conf i thing
- phistyle - 2009-02-06 06:21
I'm getting the same black screen as everybody else too...on an DFI amd 790gx board.....