[LINUX] HOW-TO install XBMC for Linux on Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) and 8.10 (Intrepid) - Printable Version
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- harryzimm - 2009-02-11 16:53
Quote:harryzimm, for a second I was not going to try your suggestion, it just didn't make any sense to me but guess what? I gave it a try and it FIXED my problem.... I wish I can get a technical explanation for what it did, I know what dual mode channel is but not sure it affected the refresh rate.
Yeah i know what you mean, this issue was causing me serious frustration and it was such a simple fix. Im unsure as to why this is needed but happy that it works.
Anyway glad your up and running now
- rodercot - 2009-02-11 17:53
olympia Wrote:It's at the same place as the one from the guide, but the file name is xorg.conf.modelines
Well it seems this Konka V7 has a native res of 1366x768 at 60Hz. I have tried to reconfigure the xorg.file for a few different modeline.
If I turn off edid completely and add the modeline for 1280x720 and 1360x768 and 1366x768
Then allow non60hz modes, nodfpnativeres check
It boots at 640x480 and none of the added modes are available anywhere in the xconfig settings menu.
I also tried prefferedmode and mode in the proper places with the same results.
xorg log says that no modes are being requested so it defaults to nvidia auto select and if i enable UsedEDID the tv reports to X all the wrong values. IE reading the xorg log every edid reported mode is outside of the tv reported scan rates both H and V. What a piece of Junk this thing is.
- gzusrawx - 2009-02-11 22:24
Is there any way to use this setup, and have nx be able to login with gdm remotely? If I start from full intrepid install without uninstalling gdm, will I still be able to login to a normal desktop if I need to, with a different user?
Xorg and HDMI AUDIO (custom modelines) - rodercot - 2009-02-12 13:48
Thought I would post this little solution in case you get stuck.
IT seems if you use custom modelines in your xorg file and you use the option
Option "UseEDID" " "False"
This will stop X from reading info from the TV BUT it will also KILL your audio from HDMI.
The solution here is to use
Option "ModeValidation" "NoEdidModes"
- 4ndr3w - 2009-02-13 10:00
i followed your tutorial and it works great!
I have two screens connected to my xbmc computer, the first is a tv and the other is a projector. Default XBMC is booting on my tv-screen.
If i want to use my projector i have to add this into xorg.conf:
Option "metamodes" "DFP: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
Is it possible to have a button on my MCE remote that when i push it runs a script that:
1. Closes XBMC
2. Checks if the above line is present in my xorg.conf, if it is, it removes the line or just adds a #.
If its not present in xorg.conf, adds the line.
3. Starts XBMC again.
Is this somehow possible?
- 4ndr3w - 2009-02-13 23:32
I think i have the script for changing my xorg.conf here:
cat test.txt | grep '# Option "metamodes" '
if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then
sed -i 's/ Option "metamodes"/# Option "metamodes"/' test.txt
sed -i 's/# Option "metamodes"/ Option "metamodes"/' test.txt
# The End
So no to my other problem, how do i setup Lirc och irexec or whatever to kill xbmc.bin, i cant get it to work. How do i get a button on my remote to kill xbmc and then execute the above script and then startx -- -br?
- majorheadache - 2009-02-14 22:13
Hey, thanks for this awesome guide! I just followed it and almost everything is working perfectly
The biggest problem is no sound. My main receiver (onkyo 705) is in for repairs so I'm using an older receiver that only has HDMI passthru. And since it's being passed thru to a projector, thats no good. So I'd like to be able to use the optical output. I've got it connected but there's no sound. Is there a modification I need to make to a file somewhere?
- pyrates - 2009-02-15 03:43
I followed the guide and it worked great for me! However sound was not working when it was dts or ac3 output via spdif/coax. So I changed iec958 to default and then it worked. So now that I've got the 1080p performance problems fixed and now the sound problems fixed as well, I can fully switch over to xbmc from myth. Way to go xbmc dev team
One bug that I noticed is that the navigation sounds do not work for 30 seconds to 1 minute after watching a video with dts/ac3 compressed sound outputted via spdif/coax. But this problem does not occur if you watch a video with uncompressed stereo sound.
- majorheadache - 2009-02-15 03:58
pyrates Wrote:I followed the guide and it worked great for me! However sound was not working when it was dts or ac3 output via spdif/coax. So I changed iec958 to default and then it worked. So now that I've got the 1080p performance problems fixed and now the sound problems fixed as well, I can fully switch over to xbmc from myth. Way to go xbmc dev team
Where did you change that setting?
I've discovered something new with my problem. The sound does work with any movie that has a digital soundtrack, and doesn't work if it's stereo. In XBMC settings, I've tried digital and analog, only digital works.
My nav sounds never work. I've tried every different mode my receiver has.
My motherboard is an ASUS P5N7A-VM
- pyrates - 2009-02-15 04:01
majorheadache Wrote:Where did you change that setting?
Did you follow the guide? Some parts of it I found weren't necessary because I had mythbuntu installed, so no nvidia drivers needed to be installed since I had installed them already during the setup of mythbuntu. But I did update alsa using the guide and it worked for me.
For my sound settings, I had selected digital, ac3, dts, and default for both entries below that.