I've had a hell of a time getting any of the Live versions to work on any of my systems, so I gave up. I'm now trying the 9.04 Live version with better luck, but still no go.
Originally, I was getting NO video. Now, it seems that the live CD will boot, but my screen goes wonky, and my sound goes ballistic (starts making screeching sounds, like mic feedback or something).
I think the video issues are driver related. I have a laptop with an Radeon Mobility X1600. Windows works fine with the latest drivers.
I can boot into the ATI/AMD safe mode OK. When I do a "lspci | grep VGA" it comes back with:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M56P [Radeon Mobility X1600]
When I to run aticonfig, I get
aticonfig: No supported adapters detected.
Is there any way to get XBMC Live working under this scenario?