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    Default XBMC 13 Gotham update menu text missing

    Good morning all,

    I have just updated my XBMC installation to version 13 from the Packman repository.
    On rebooting I've found that the menu screens of xbmc are showing no text at all.
    As below


    I was just wondering, has anyone else seen the same behaviour?
    A google search finds previous problems of this type, mostly related to graphics driver updates.

    xbmc log
    http://flickerluke.co.uk/misc/xbmc.log

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    Default Re: XBMC 13 Gotham update menu text missing

    Working fine here, using open source radeon driver.

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    I'm having the same issue on my desktop using Nvidia's 331.67 drivers with a Geforce 660 Ti; however, XBMC works flawlessly on my laptop with 3rd gen Intel graphics.

    Haven't tested out the beta drivers yet.
    I'm confused...No, wait...Maybe I'm not...

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    Happy to report back with positive results after trying beta driver 337.19 from Nvidia.
    I'm confused...No, wait...Maybe I'm not...

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    Default Re: XBMC 13 Gotham update menu text missing

    Hi there,

    Thanks for the replies.

    I can confirm the issue seems to be with the current nvidia drivers from the repo.

    I installed the beta, as Wrath5000 did, and xbmc is functioning correctly.

    Thanks for the tip!

    Cheers,

    T

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    Quote Originally Posted by logs_con View Post
    Hi there,

    Thanks for the replies.

    I can confirm the issue seems to be with the current nvidia drivers from the repo.

    I installed the beta, as Wrath5000 did, and xbmc is functioning correctly.

    Thanks for the tip!

    Cheers,

    T
    Sorry for such a stupid question, but how to install those beta drivers?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: XBMC 13 Gotham update menu text missing

    Quote Originally Posted by ZhiTAN View Post
    Sorry for such a stupid question, but how to install those beta drivers?

    Thanks
    Hello there,

    You will need to go to the Nvidia site and download the beta driver for linux
    and install it manually.

    Here's a pretty good guide.
    http://monsterbeee.blogspot.co.uk/20...oprietary.html

    I didn't need steps 4 and 5 of that guide for whatever reason. (I assumed the installer dealt with it)

    Just be careful, if something goes wrong, you'll be stuck in text mode, without a graphical shell
    until you can fix it.

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    I can also confirm that loading Nvidia's 331.67 driver down loaded from Nvidia's website fixed the problem for me. Follow the instructions on the site.

    Note I had to run "zypper remove nvidia-gfxG03-kmp" first to remove the existing nvidia driver before it would install.

    Then "sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-*-337.12.run" and XBMC has text again.

    herbert69

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    Quote Originally Posted by logs_con View Post
    Hello there,

    You will need to go to the Nvidia site and download the beta driver for linux
    and install it manually.

    Here's a pretty good guide.
    http://monsterbeee.blogspot.co.uk/20...oprietary.html

    I didn't need steps 4 and 5 of that guide for whatever reason. (I assumed the installer dealt with it)

    Just be careful, if something goes wrong, you'll be stuck in text mode, without a graphical shell
    until you can fix it.
    Thank you!

    Done it!

    Just need to:
    make it executable $ chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-337.19.run
    log off X init 3)
    uninstall old drivers zypper remove nvidia-gfxG03-kmp
    install new ones ./NVIDIA-Linux-86_64-337.19.run
    and reboot init 6

    And magic!!! texts are back again in XBMC!!!
    But still I can't get it... How Nvidia drivers are connected to XBMC fonts!?!

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: XBMC 13 Gotham update menu text missing

    NVIDIA is graphics everything graphic is effected by graphic drivers. The text was not actually missing it was just the same color as the background ie rendered wrong.

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