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- Nuka1195 - 2007-07-04 01:00
I'm having issues just running the program.
Results from running thru gdb.
Quote:Starting program: /home/nuka/XBMC/XboxMediaCenter /home/nuka/XBMC/XboxMediaCenter
Quote:18:56:38 T:2953509776 M: 7032832 DEBUG: host name = http://www.l.google.com
http://pastebin.ca/602210 <- full log
When I rename Splash.png -> splash.png it doesn't even get as far.
- d4rk - 2007-07-04 07:17
From the looks of this:
Quote:19:07:04 T:3072374560 M:184152064 ERROR: GLX Error: No compatible framebuffers found
it appears to be an issue creating a compatible opengl window.
What graphics card does the laptop have? If possible can you paste the output of 'glxinfo'. Also, in gdb, when it crashes, the command 'bt full' prints the current call stack, which is also useful for providing information about the function in which the crash occurred.
- Nuka1195 - 2007-07-04 14:36
It's an Intel 82852/82855 GM/GME (In windows). says i810 in linux.
It use to run this app. As you progress further is it likely that some hardware on the edge may no longer work? I have a pretty lame laptop.
http://pastebin.ca/602967 <- bt full
http://pastebin.ca/602969 <- glxinfo
- Nuka1195 - 2007-07-06 15:23
Was that info helpful?
- d4rk - 2007-07-09 23:20
Nuka1195, sorry for the delay in my response, was out of town.
From the glxinfo output, it appears that your video card does not support double-buffering and depth buffers at the bit depth that XBMC requests.
Unfortunately, currently there is no fallback to single buffered rendering or lower bit depths, so having a double buffer is a requirement. Since this is an AGP chipset, increasing the shared video memory in your BIOS might help the case.
- LaTropa64 - 2007-07-18 21:34
I'm not sure if this is still the thread to discuss possible future hardware platforms, but if so then I wonder if the TViX would work:
They have a model that can do HD playback for $250. Plenty of connectivity: USB/LAN/Component/DVI/SPDIF. The interface is really cheesy though but if it could be hacked to run XBMC Linux then it would be perfect for the price.
- szsori - 2007-07-18 22:36
That's incredible. You might even be able to talk to the company and see if they could preload XBMC-Linux on them. Seems like a smaller company like this might love the idea of making a small customization in order to gain a huge amount of potential customers. They might even be willing to give back $5 per order (or something like that) which could go back to the developers.
Hell, if that thing can run linux then emulation using USB controllers is definitely a possibility too.
- seaweed - 2007-07-18 23:23
I have the old version tvix m5000, and its a very nice box indeed, unfortunatly the new version doesnt play x264 :/
But xbmc on the tvix would definatly be cool
- hexland - 2007-07-18 23:28
The specifications for the M-4100SH specify H.264 in hardware.
It's a shame it has no support for DVD drives
- seaweed - 2007-07-19 12:24
h264 indeed, but no x264 mkv unfortunatly, ive been in forums where people confirm this. But if xbmc gets ported to tvix, then it wouldnt be much of a problem to play x264 files i would asume
I know someone started fiddling with linux on the tvix some time ago:
Check second post. Not sure how the progress is going on it though.
- Gamester17 - 2007-07-19 14:07
XBMC is programmed and designed to work only on x86-based processors, and it also requires a 3D graphics-hardware-chip that supports OpenGL 2.0, ...I am willing to bet that the Tvixbox (and similar producs like it) do not support either, instead they probably use a ARM-based processor and have no 3D capabilitirs in the hardware at all.
IMHO it will be too much work and too expensive to support XBMC on any other hardware than on x86-based hardware architecture, XBMC could maybe be done without 3D-hardware but then you would loose at lot of eye-candy in XBMC skins, like animations, (plus all developers maintaining XBMC would still have to own all the different hardware to be able to develop XBMC in order not to break anything on a other platform and that is not realistic for a hobby project of XBMC size).
- speedway - 2007-07-19 23:36
Gamester17 Wrote:XBMC is programmed and designed to work only on x86-based processors, and it also requires a 3D graphics-hardware-chip that supports OpenGL 2.0, ...I am willing to bet that the Tvixbox (and similar producs like it) do not support either, instead they probably use a ARM-based processor and have no 3D capabilitirs in the hardware at all.
So this port of xbmc will never run on a PS3.....
- spiff - 2007-07-19 23:43
it will if you port it - you certainly have a bigger chance with it running under linux. good luck
New mac mini - grisen - 2007-08-07 22:45
Gamester17 Wrote:Today I do however think that the upcoming update model of the [url="http://www.apple.com/se/macmini/"]Mac Mini from Apple will possibly make a great high-end model candidate, I think it will probebly come down to the retail price that will be set for it when it is released this fall, (and if it so happens to come with a HD DVD and/or Blu-ray disc-reader as an option that would not hurt either)
The new Mac Mini is here. But no HD DVD or Blu-ray
- Iceman-UK - 2007-08-08 00:17
szsori Wrote:That's incredible. You might even be able to talk to the company and see if they could preload XBMC-Linux on them. Seems like a smaller company like this might love the idea of making a small customization in order to gain a huge amount of potential customers. They might even be willing to give back $5 per order (or something like that) which could go back to the developers.
This is similar to the idea I had in my mind ever since I heard of the Linux-XBMC project. I am seriously considering starting a company to offer and support pre-built PCs specialized in running Linux-XBMC. With the idea that a portion of it goes back to the very talented folks behind it. One step towards that though is trying gauge when a Release Candidate of v1.0 will be ready :-) no pressure yuvalt!
Another step is to establish a hardware platform. So in a "wisdom of crowds" kind of way, what would you all suggest as a minimum and/or recommended spec?
My "complete guesswork" suggestions for a minimum:
Analogue audio out
Optical Digital audio port (aka "TOSLink")
2 x USB2.0 ports
10/100 Ethernet NIC
"Bookshelf-PC" form factor
Media card reader
SPDIF Co-axial out
If its possible to get some concensus here in the thread, we could consolidate it on the Linux-port wiki?
Over to you!