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*READ THIS 1st BEFORE POSTING* FAQs, HOW-TO post about a problem in a useful manner - althekiller - 2008-07-08 10:05
See: XBMC for Linux specific FAQ - XBMCbuntu FAQ - XBMC v12 (Frodo) FAQ
Things we want from EVERY report:
GUI Problems (Navigation, Finding options, Setup, Labels, etc):
Other things that may be useful:
"Latest" is a completely useless version!
When referring to the version of something, ALWAYS be as detailed as possible. Saying you're using the latest version of something is wrong the second it is updated, and completely useless to someone looking for help on a similar problem in the future. (NOTE: It is perfectly fine to tell someone to upgrade to the latest version of something as this is nearly always a good idea.) Some good examples...
How do I find my architecture?
How do I find my GIT revision number?
From home screen in default Confluence skin...
Where is my debug log?
How do I obtain a backtrace? (Only obtainable if XBMC has crashed out completely to the desktop or terminal)
How do I obtain useful compiler output?
First things first, wait 24hrs. Just as the police don't care if your kids are missing, we don't care if you can't compile! XBMC is in a constant state of flux and it is VERY likely that any compile errors will be resolved in a much shorter time than this. That being said, what not to post. "make: *** [some target] Error #", I'm sure we can all agree that this tells us nothing other than something bad happened while building "some target", so don't waste your time posting it.
Now, there probably isn't actually a problem. Try this from a terminal.
File Hosting sites:
This needs to be added to the wiki... - Gamester17 - 2008-07-16 15:58
@althekiller, could this maybe be added to the wiki? Hope the existing article can be cleaned up to describe bug reporting for all platforms, if not then we just need to create a seperate bug reporting article for each platform. http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=HOW-TO_Submit_a_Proper_Bug_Report
- blittan - 2008-07-16 17:15
Althekiller: are this the latest version of this post, in that case.. I like it
- althekiller - 2008-07-16 19:30
@gamester: At some point probably, AFAIK sho was gonna give the wiki a once over when he got back from holiday. I'd like to wait until after that so the language doesn't get lost
@blittan: Yup, this is the one and only version.
RE: *READ THIS 1st BEFORE POSTING* FAQs, HOW-TO post about a problem in a useful manner - Ned Scott - 2013-01-04 23:20
First post updated care of uNiversal, as well as the wiki FAQ.