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Cant change skin from Back row - kinmad - 2012-04-20 05:27
I recently upgraded my linux ubuntu version to the latest and also used the opportunity to upgrade xbmc to 11.0-Eden.
I changed from my normal skin to Back Row just to check that things were still working, but now I can't seem to change it to any other skin?
When going to the skin details, I cannot arrow down to the content and make any changes? Hopefully I'm doing something stupid
I'm at work at the moment, so if any specifics are needed, I can provide later, but just wanted to see if anyone else is having the same issue?
Thanks in advance for any details people might have.
RE: Cant change skin from Back row - Sharpe - 2012-04-20 08:19
Hi there - that's a bit weird. So let's see you've gone into "Settings" then "Appearance" and can't move down from the skin menu header in order to change the skin - is that right? Have you tried with a keyboard, mouse or remote?
I don't have a linux version to hand so it's hard to test be useful if anyone else could confirm or not.
RE: Cant change skin from Back row - kinmad - 2012-04-20 08:58
(2012-04-20 08:19)Sharpe Wrote: Hi there - that's a bit weird. So let's see you've gone into "Settings" then "Appearance" and can't move down from the skin menu header in order to change the skin - is that right? Have you tried with a keyboard, mouse or remote?
Thanks for your response Sharpe,
Yep, that's the issue - can't move down from the header selection to change the skin (or any other parameters). I've tried the keyboard...as I physically moved the HTPC to my router to download all the new s/w, and then set-up back in the lounge and tried my generic remote and my universal remote, but all to no avail.
It is indeed weird and that's why I wondered if I did something strange?
I'm heading home from work soon so will try later and post up my specific config details.
Nothing against the skin (I like it), but obviously I would like the option to change as well
RE: Cant change skin from Back row - wilson.joe - 2012-04-20 09:09
ok your in linux.. take the frontrow folder from the addons directory and move it somewhere else and restart your computer.. it will resort back to confluence..
RE: Cant change skin from Back row - Sharpe - 2012-04-20 10:01
Yes moving the backrow folder somewhere else would revert back to Confluence but still it's a pretty major bug if that's happening in Linux - I'll try it out when I get home.
RE: Cant change skin from Back row - kinmad - 2012-04-20 11:43
My next question was going to be what tweaks behind the scenes do I need to perform to rectify the issue....
After further testing though, it does look like a bug in the version I'm using.
From what I can deduce, it affects any multi-tab system type screens under the settings section, and it seems you can only navigate horizontally, but not vertically. If the screen has one tab, then you can navigate horizontally. Currently using a keyboard input to test.
Although I'm naively guessing it's a software issue, system info included just in case:
XBMC 11.0 Git: - Compiled 24/03/2012
Screen resolution: 1680x1050
OS Linux 2.6.38-14-generic #58 ubuntu smp tue 27/03/2012
CPU Intel Pentium 4 3.50Ghz
GeForce GT 420/PCI/SSE2
GL Version: 4.1.0 NVIDIA 270.41.06
RE: Cant change skin from Back row - Sharpe - 2012-04-20 12:25
Well it's not something that's happening under my own windows installation - so could be Linux specific. Could you try enabling the mouse and let me know if you can select the lower vertical options using the mouse.
RE: Cant change skin from Back row - kinmad - 2012-04-20 12:34
Probably a silly question, but I do not seem to be able to use a mouse on xbmc? The mouse is defintely working as I can exit XMBC and use it within linux, but not within xbmc?
Also, moving the add on folders doesn't seem to fix the skin selection.
I assume I need to update the <lookandfeel> xml entry in guisettings.xml?
Yep....updating guisettings did he trick
RE: Cant change skin from Back row - Sharpe - 2012-04-20 13:03
You should be able to enable the mouse in System settings I think.
RE: Cant change skin from Back row - kinmad - 2012-04-20 13:16
Tried that..mouse pointer appears, but cannot navigate.
Anyway...I've got the skin back to my preference, so if it's all right with you, I'll let yourself and others work through any remaining issues, as I'm back where I need to be...including adjusting bob-light settings to get rid of jerking video...Oh the joys of upgrades
Now onto my flaky wifi settings .....
Thanks for all your help! Really appreciate it, and all the hard work the skin designers and programmers put into xbmc!