Im using XBMC Live - downloaded about a month ago - loads on 10.04 Ubuntu I believe.
I tried a new live install yesterday using the above install.
I did update the Nvidia drivers, using the APT-GET:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-current-modaliases nvidia-settings
It ends up installing 270.36 I believe - but still no luck.
Now I didnt mention the full story above, but heres the thing : I did manage to get everything working over the weekend (after updating the Nvidia drivers as above, and hacking a little initially when it would connect to my TV), but when I tried to boot the machine up yesterday it wouldnt connect to my TV. I plugged the unit into my monitor. and noticed that the resolution in XWindows is limited to 640x480 - nothing I tried allows any higher resolution (xrandr lists 640x480 and max res).
We did experience a power failure yesterday morning, so Im wondering if that has something to do with it. Could it be a HW problem ? I suppose if the terminal works at 1280x1024 then the card should be fine, correct ?
Everything was working fine on Sunday night when I shut it down. I made no changes to anything. Then this problem crops up yesterday evening.
When I plug the machine into my TV, I can see it trying to change resolution, so the HDMI out is still alive.
I may have made a change while hacking (mainly trying different xorg.conf entries) that made all the difference, but now I have no idea what that change was as Ive recreated the boot USB.
This is my plan of action for now :
- Remake the USB using the current installation files - will test on both the Quadro and the 210
- Re-download XBMC Live and make a new USB
- update to 270.41 instead of 270.36
- hope and pray
And, thank you for your help...
If you have any more ideas, please share.