[LINUX] HOW-TO install XBMC for Linux on Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) and 8.10 (Intrepid) - Printable Version
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[LINUX] HOW-TO install XBMC for Linux on Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) and 8.10 (Intrepid) - olympia - 2009-01-18 18:52
The GUIDE HAS BEEN REMOVED!
New official guide can be found here:
Old removed unofficial guide has been archived here:
- dirtylion - 2009-01-18 19:16
great work, thank you i will test it soon
- megacrypto - 2009-01-18 19:17
Very nice I will try this later tonight, I was going to go for the server install, but this looks much smaller than the server one.
How long does it take to boot into xbmc?
- alanwww1 - 2009-01-18 20:14
Thanks for this great guide !
The only problem now with Intrepid is still that it's using only one core of a dual (or multi) core processor. This way it has a very degraded performance with 720p or 1080p videos.
It would be great to solve this problem. Than Intrepid could be the best soulution.
- olympia - 2009-01-18 20:16
alanwww1 Wrote:Thanks for this great guide !
Yes, I am aware about that, this is a big pain at this moment.
I will include aron's patch as a workaround later into the guide.
- lcapriotti - 2009-01-18 20:32
olympia Wrote:How to avoid the gray dithered background of X, which pops up for a second before XBMC starts? We would need to change this to black, but how?
- olympia - 2009-01-18 21:43
Thank you very much Luigi, you're my man
l.capriotti Wrote:XBMCLive docet...
I am not sure what do you mean by that...
- spozen - 2009-01-18 22:04
Awesome XBMC is up and running!
But i have some minor problems:
When i boot up there is a blue window: "There seems to be another X running on this display to you want GDM to run on another display or do you want to try again"
NOTE: This is not the original text it's just a crappy translation from Swedish, but you get the point.
Then XBMC runs in tty 2(if i remember correctly) and Gnome runs in tty 7.
XBMC works like a charm but i do have one problem:
Playing DTS SACD .wav files the only thing i hear is noise. I tried Movies with DTS they work without any problems.
Thanks for all the work you put down making this guide, it's guys like you who makes this community so great!
- megacrypto - 2009-01-19 04:00
Great work .. it took some time to finish setup, but amazingly one of the few guides that went through exactly like they were written. Very nice work
I do though have a problem with the sound.. im not getting any I have a creative soundblaster installed... i will do some research on this issue (im new to linux).
btw, im using one of my rather old pc's for this which has an ati rv280 radeon 9200, so i skipped the nvidia part of the guide and did the follwoing:
# sudo apt-get install --reinstall libgl1-mesa-glx libgl1-mesa-dr
which i will have to do with for now until i get my new htpc next month
thanks and great job .. and btw the system on my P4 2.6GHz w/ 512MB RAM boots into xbmc in approx. 20 seconds )
edit 1: movies info are not working (was just trying to get info from imdb but its not getting any data back) ?!
edit 2: got sound back by reinstalling alsa:
#chmod 777 AlsaUpgrade-1.0.x-rev-1.15-Ben.sh
#sudo ./AlsaUpgrade-1.0.x-rev-1.15-Ben.sh -di
#sudo nano /etc/group
[actually i found xbmc still added to user from first install]
and that's it, i skipped the remaining part concerning alsa since im not using any HD out or anything.
- draggy - 2009-01-19 06:53
First thing I'd check is to make sure your channels aren't muted.
From a terminal:
Type in alsamixer
turn up the channels you need and unmute them by pressing the m key. Once you're done, press escape, and type in
Edit: didn't see your edits =)