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Xbox shuts down unexpectedly

Post by Kudos » Sat Aug 14, 2004 1:11 am

My xbox (focus chip) has for some reason started shutting down when i try to start gentoox.
This happens after the first reboot of a clean install, the fan goes up to full spin and the xbox shuts down.
The strange thing is that it went fine for a week and suddenly this started happening and i've reinstalled it numerous times.
Any help would be much appreciated as i've just started get to grips with linux.

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Post by Kudos » Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:59 pm

If anyone is interested I have discovered that the problem is resolved by unplugging the xbox, i haven't tested it yet but i have a hunch the problem was to do with a corrupt system time (the year 8097).

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Post by ShALLaX » Wed Aug 25, 2004 6:44 am

No, the problem is you are using an old version of Gentoox Loader which has an i2c trampling bug. Make sure you get the latest version from the website! :)
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Post by Kudos » Wed Aug 25, 2004 11:16 am

thanks :)

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Post by bdonkey » Sun Sep 26, 2004 10:03 pm

I have this same problem, even with the newest loader, that I downloaded direct from the site.

I have the HDTV pack, and I think that's causing the problem. If I disable HDTV modes in the dashboard, the loader works. If I have HDTV modes enabled, this problem happens.

Any fixes? Thanks.

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Post by ShALLaX » Sun Sep 26, 2004 10:39 pm

Theres your fix then ;p Some boxes dont support HDTV in cromwell.
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HDTV on certain XBoxes...

Post by main_thread » Sat Oct 09, 2004 7:50 am

ShALLaX wrote:Theres your fix then ;p Some boxes dont support HDTV in cromwell.
Well, to be honest, this is not a fix, its not even a workaround... :roll: Is there anything else to try before uninstalling gentooX :?:

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Post by nobspangle » Sat Oct 09, 2004 10:44 am

To be fair it is a workaround, you said it works if you disable HDTV in your dash, that sounds like a workaround to me.
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HDTV not working on some xboxes...

Post by main_thread » Sat Oct 09, 2004 11:26 am

Hi
Don't get me wrong, of cource your'e right about it beeing a workaround getting gentoox to boot, but you still end up with a 'low' resolution and somewhat blurry picture. This is quite hard to accept if you want to run it on your not so cheap plasma screen that usually present a fine picture:-)

Im using a very early pal xbox, probably a 1.0 box (bought on the first day of sale in Stockholm, Sweden), with a M$ original HDTV Kit. Is this problem related to the version of the box, which box version would work in that case?

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Post by ShALLaX » Sat Oct 09, 2004 7:18 pm

Its a problem related to there being only about 3-4 active devs for Xbox-Linux with no funding and working in their own time... ;o
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