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linux xbmc compiled? - Latvian3Dman - 2007-10-12 23:30
Thank you, Jezz_X. I was thinking about Linux solution, but i am not sure how and where to start. I am electronics and computers technician, but i am pretty dumb in programming, compiling, all that stuff. Is there some "ready for dummies" current version of XBMC Linux port? I did quick search around but didnt find anything more or less ready for use. Anyone help please?
Oh, i think i do off-topic in this thread. Sorry about that...
- Latvian3Dman - 2007-10-24 16:54
Never mind my previous post, i installed new Ubuntu 7.10 Linux and compiled XBMC linux port. It is working
- defee - 2007-11-09 20:14
I tried XBMC_PC but somehow it doesn't work properly. I did everything as said in the readme (I think) and tried to lauch it with this .bat
When I lauch this, I get an error window that asks me to slot a disc in \Device\Harddisk1\DR3. Then I click continue, everything work fine until my cursor hits Filemanager or if I go to System Info. If I do one of these, I get another error window, this time it asks me to slot a disc in \Device\Harddisk3\DR5. The window keeps appearring no matters what I click (Cancel / Retry / Continue).
I do not have C:\
My system is on K:\ and so is XBMC_PC (K:\XBMC)
Here is the debug log
Sorry for the long post!
- jmarshall - 2007-11-09 23:37
XBMC probes the disk drive(s) I think on boot, so this is probably what it is. Particularly if you have used a drive before and have removed it since.
- defee - 2007-11-11 01:43
Mmmh nop. I'll try without my cards reader partitions. Thanks for the help
WIN32 XBMC_PC.exe in fullscreen mode? - LaTropa64 - 2007-11-11 20:24
I know this was only meant to be a tool for skinning but it seems to work almost perfectly for just about everything. It plays all my music and videos just great. Is there any way we could run it in a fullscreen or maybe an option to lose the file menu and title bar on the window?
- Jezz_X - 2007-11-11 21:25
Its possble Donno made me a patch for just this the a while ago but it probably dosn't work anymore (files not correct versions)
- LaTropa64 - 2007-11-13 00:22
It would be cool if fullscreen was an out of the box option for it. With how great XBMC_PC is working, I don't see any reason for me to jump into linux to run that xbmc port. On my HTPC rather than installing linux and then looking for alternatives for my torrent and DVB apps, I can just keep running windows and then start up XBMC right inside of it whenever I want to. No need to dual-boot or run vmware or anything like that.
- Jezz_X - 2007-11-13 00:36
Ok let me point out the advantages of linux port over the win32 one
*Screen savers work
*Network settings actually change network
*All settings will eventually change the proper stuff like the xbox
*Fullscreen is proper full screen not stretched window by directx, Right now in win32 If you set the screen to pal 4x3 and have it fullscreen on a monitor at 1280x1024 it just stretches everthing out to fit images included. Linux actually draws xbmc in the resolution that the screen is in so was better quality graphics and non blury fonts
*Eventually xbmc will be its own bootable distro that will probably fit on and boot from a USB Stick with full network support
*Samba as a media source works on Linux not on win32
*joysticks (wireless or not) and remotes work in linux (I use an xbox controller to control mine)
* You don't need to mount fake drives for linux version to work
And thats just the few that come to mind
The whole idea is not to dual boot and to actually have a dedicated machine like your xbox when it is all finished
- Gamester17 - 2007-11-13 12:50
Off-topic (so please do not reply to this) but I just like to add this:
LaTropa64 Wrote:...looking for alternatives for my torrent and DVB appsStop looking. Torrentflux-b4rt for torrents and MythTV for TV-tuner/recording (there is even a front-end XBMC python script for Myth)
LaTropa64 Wrote:No need to dual-boot or run vmware or anything like that.Running Windows under the latest VMware Workstation in Linux is an alternative but not the best solution.