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black screen on startup

Postby annevance » Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:18 pm

Hi all, I am new to the game.
Just installed FG 2018.3.1 from the ppa on my Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS
My laptop runs on an Intel i5- 8250, has 8 GB memory und uses Intel UHD graphics 620 Kabylake GT2 .

Installation went smooth.
After startup I get the the setting screen and the initialization screen which both look good.
Then, I get a black screen with the menubar on top. In the horizontal center of the black screen I see a wide picture of 1920 px and , what is best described as a cropped image of only perhaps 50 px high.

So I see a wide narrow "line" what probably should be the startup screen.

I have no idea where and how the problem can be solved.
Hope anyone recognizes the issue.
Thank you.
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Re: black screen on startup

Postby wkitty42 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:53 pm

can you provide a screen shot? post it to imgur or similar and provide a link here so we can see it...
"You get more air close to the ground," said Angalo. "I read that in a book. You get lots of air low down, and not much when you go up."
"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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Re: black screen on startup

Postby annevance » Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:44 pm

Thank you for your response, I really feel soooo stupid now. I was making some screenshots while starting up, and as it progressed, the screen now suddenly looked as it should. Only difference was that the joystick was not plugged in. After I plugged it in the program still worked well. I will do some more tests with the stick and keep you informed. Sorry for now.
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Re: black screen on startup

Postby annevance » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:34 am

Sorry to say but this morning it started up as it did in the past. so with a black screen.
Here are some screenshots: https://imgur.com/a/uEklCLa
I started this morning without a joystick.
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Re: black screen on startup

Postby xDraconian » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:08 pm

That is a night view. You can change the time setting via the Environment menu or within the Launcher.
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Re: black screen on startup

Postby annevance » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:59 pm

Wow , that's it. I changed to "noon" and I have my regular vieuw back. Thank you so much. Next step, learn to fly.
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Re: black screen on startup

Postby wkitty42 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:24 pm

i was thinking that it was a night time offset problem which is why i asked for the screen shots ;)

i'm glad it was this simple...

and yeah, you should think about the location you are flying from/to and where they are in time compared to your physical location... this is actually a nice feature of FG... an example that caught me out a few times when i first came aboard is that i'm on the east coast of the US... right now, it is 16:20 my local time... if i decide to fly from EDDF, for instance, it is after midnight there...

sometimes, when i'm in a craft i don't fly very often, i will set the time to noon just so i can see the initial buttons and switches i need to use to turn on the lights and start preparing the craft for my flight... once i have that done, i'll return the time to clock time so it is realistic for the airport in relation to my location's real clock...
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