ATI Radeon HD 5770 + Catalyst 9.12 + XBMC = Problems
The title says it all: I can't get XBMC to start on a very new pc.
The screen turns black, with just the XBMC-mouse cursor in the middle of the screen (unable to move it). All I can do is Ctrl-Alt-F1, then 'killall xbmc.bin' and return via Ctrl-Alt-F7 (after which the right-bottom part of the screen is a little bit "scrambled").
I'm a long time XBMC user (always on NVidia before), but it doesn't work on my ATI/AMD card. I was hoping that any of you might confirm/disprove my problem. It would be even better if someone would have a solution/workaround. I'm willing to do as many kinds of test as needed in order to help.
- CPU: AMD PhenomII X4 965
- GPU: HD 5770 (on an Asus board)
- OS: Ubuntu 9.10 (64 bit)
- Catalyst 9.12 (with hotfix)
- XBMC 9.11
Things I have tried:
- Compiz on/off
- different resolutions
- Catalyst 9.11 9.10 ...
Thanks in advance,
PS: I posted this on the XBMC forums, but they couldn't really help, so I'm trying Phoronix now (long time reader, first time poster)
Kano, I couldn't start the program at all using Catalyst 9.x, so there was no way for me to play with the video settings.
Due to time constraints I didn't try the Catalyst 10.1 driver.
When I installed Catalyst 10.2, I thought I'd try to install XBMC once again, just to see if it'd make any difference, and lo and behold, it all worked, without me fiddling with the settings at first.