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RE: Need help installing XBMCbuntu on Acer Revo R3700 please - pumkinut - 2012-04-11 21:22
You might, you could check to see if it's blacklisted or not with the following:
This command concatenates the file /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf (where kernel modules are blacklisted from loading), and then pipes that through grep (grep searches for patterns) which looks for r8169.
If the driver isn't on the blacklist, you can easily just do the following:
RE: Need help installing XBMCbuntu on Acer Revo R3700 please - pumkinut - 2012-04-12 04:35
One last thing. After the script runs, you'll need to reboot for everything to take effect. After the reboot, you can check to see if the correct driver is loaded by performing:
If the command returns some output, then the driver is loaded and everything should be good.
RE: Need help installing XBMCbuntu on Acer Revo R3700 please - Finchy - 2012-04-12 19:58
It did work fine last night, but then when I swithed it on this morning it didn't have LAN connection again.
I've just booted it back up and done the commands you mention above and get the following results;
I also keep getting 'cannot connect to remote server' when it scans and tries to pick up art. Should I be putting in a proxy or webgateway address in somewhere so it knows how to get to the web servers to scrape?
And how do I blacklist the wireless network adapter, as I don't use that;
RE: Need help installing XBMCbuntu on Acer Revo R3700 please - pumkinut - 2012-04-12 23:00
Well, it looks like the r8168 driver is loading from the lsmod output, and your r8169 driver has been blacklisted (multiple times by the look of it).
The 8168 PHY is there and the driver is loaded, so the next step is to see if the interface is actually up or not. You can see this by issuing:
This should enable eth0 if it's not active for some reason. If that fails there may be something else going on. You can see if the interface is failing during init by looking through dmesg for information regarding the NIC:
RE: Need help installing XBMCbuntu on Acer Revo R3700 please - Finchy - 2012-04-15 18:40
Ah, yes, I think it is correct then! Thanks!
Two last issues.... I still keep getting the failed to connect to remote server error, and I noticed that it looks like it's looking locally for the remote server. Should I set the proxy address to the gateway (ie the router's 192.168.1.1)? Or is it just a problem with Eden itself?
And where do I turn off the sounds effects?! The clicking and whooshing is driving my GF mad!
RE: Need help installing XBMCbuntu on Acer Revo R3700 please - Plaguester - 2012-04-15 18:56
Turn off skin sounds in the same screen that you set the skin. Settings > Appearance. One of the sound options will be "Off".
RE: Need help installing XBMCbuntu on Acer Revo R3700 please - Finchy - 2012-04-15 19:03
Ah, ta, will do that!
RE: Need help installing XBMCbuntu on Acer Revo R3700 please - Finchy - 2012-04-15 21:39
I really appreciate all the help you guys have given me on here, by the way! Thanks so much!
RE: Need help installing XBMCbuntu on Acer Revo R3700 please - pumkinut - 2012-04-15 23:04
You shouldn't set up a proxy address, that's only if you need one for internet access. How are you trying to connect to your servers? Are you trying by name? NetBIOS name resolution doesn't always work that well. It's usually better to connect via IP address and then share name. In XBMC, when you want to set up your video and audio sources, you can do the following if it's a network share.
Select "Add Videos" or Music, whatever the case is.
Hightlight "None" and select it.
Under "Enter the paths or browse for the media locations. Put the following:
This adds an SMB/Samba share a.k.a. a Windows share.
If you can ping the server by IP address, try the above. If you can't ping it, then you have deeper problems.
Another thing you can do is mount your shares during boot via /etc/fstab, and then point XBMC to the mounted shares instead of the network location. Here's my fstab file from my AppleTV gen1:
RE: Need help installing XBMCbuntu on Acer Revo R3700 please - Finchy - 2012-04-16 19:40
Yes, I've definately a connection out and ping ping local and internet addresses.
What I did notice is that when I (for example) refresh the info on a TV show it does pull in so much info and fanart, but when I select extras and look to choose other fanart, etc only the local one is avialble. The rest all have a blank polaroid type icon and at the boom they say the path is 'fanart://Remote0', 'fanart://Remote1', etc. It's like it's looking for somewhere local for certain data, and that's the same on all three devices (ATV2, XBMCbuntu and my Windows laptop, which I'm also using for testing the syncing).
I've tried adding the IP address, usrrname and password but it's just doing the same.
That last paragraph scared me......!