[mythtv-users] mythbuntu karmic on Zotac ION

Travis Tabbal travis at tabbal.net
Wed Nov 4 18:20:11 UTC 2009

> Hi Patrick,
> This sounds a little something I experienced when installing one of
> the karmic alphas-- in service of "ease of use" Karmic seems to
> persistently try to start X again and again even when it fails-- I saw
> the same flashing terminal, and solved it by SSH'ing in and installing
> the nVidia drivers-- the *instant* this completed, the X display
> popped up.  Obviously the solution isn't totally applicable to what
> you saw here, but I suspect the same root cause.

I saw this as well. I would prefer it print an error and just stop trying to
start X, personally. I get why they want to keep trying, but give it up when
it's obviously not going to work. :)

I fixed it with SSH and "/etc/init.d/gdm stop". Then installing the NVidia
drivers and starting gdm. It worked fine. Weird that it couldn't come up in
VGA mode though.
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