NForce 4 mobo / s939 CPU
ATI HD4350 w/ HDMI & HDMI audio
XBMC Beta 1
I followed this guide here
on Ubuntu 9.04 to install 'XBMCbuntu' - which from what I know is exactly like this XBMC Live. I did not install the live scripts but instead used my own windows manager and a modified /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc script to load up XBMC.
I first installed Catalyst 9.9 using the unofficial ATI wiki located here
through the manual install. This worked fine, except for terrible problems with intermittent audio issues through the ATI card. I was following the XBMC PPA SVN and then commited over to the stable PPA for the beta/alphas. Running b1 I had fine video, but the audio was still having problems so I decided to try upgrading my video drivers.
I removed my video driver as stated by the ATI Linux wiki and reinstalled like before. Everything seemed to be fine, until I booted up into XBMC and then all of my video-except for Flash video- was totally corrupted and would just flicker one color.
I tried some of the fixes as stated on the ATI Linux wiki such as reinitilizing the xorg.conf file and also reusing my old xorg.conf that was already working great. So I decided to see if I could get this XBMC Live running.
So I installed it to HDD, and then got the notorious black screen everyone is getting. I reinstalled the ATI driver as stated by the ATI Linux wiki- 9.11 the same one that should be installed on XBMC Linux already. And now XBMC boots up but im getting the same weird video issue where it is just one color that changes when I play any video.
I do not have a debug log right now, but will update and post if needed.
Using a ATI card has been a nightmare
, and considering how cheap they are comparatively and with XVBA patches coming too FFMPEG its pretty disappointing.
I changed to Basic Sharders (ARB) from Advanced shaders (GLSL). Advanced shaders has always worked before... Maybe it is a issue with Catalyst 9.11. Because it seemed 9.9 let me do GLSL.