[LINUX] HOW-TO install XBMC for Linux on Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) and 8.10 (Intrepid) - Printable Version
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- toiva - 2009-02-21 22:04
I might have to get a new graphics card and switch to linux version of XBMC, this will come in handy
Although i'm gonna be knee deep in shit when something breaks
- majorheadache - 2009-02-21 22:05
majorheadache Wrote:Hey, thanks for this awesome guide! I just followed it and almost everything is working perfectly
I'm having the same problem again
I changed to another receiver that isn't just HDMI pass-through, so if there is sound on the HDMI port, it would play. I have confirmed this by connecting my PS3 to that same port and I get audio.
I do have audio on the optical S/PDIF output, but only for digital sources, like movies with AC3 soundtracks. MP3s and movies with simple stereo soundtracks have no audio on either the HDMI or the optical.
SO I have two problems: No audio on analog sources and no audio on at all on HDMI. I rechecked alsamixer and it looks just like I left it.
For the following log, I tried to play a movie with a stereo ST, then I tried to play an MP3, then I finally played a movie with an AC3 ST, which played. I also have no nav sounds.
Here is the debug log: http://www.majorheadache.com/xbmc.txt
Here is a screenshot of my alsamixer: http://www.majorheadache.com/alsamixer.gif
- olympia - 2009-02-22 13:06
majorheadache Wrote:I'm having the same problem again
How did you set up your audio in XBMC?
I have the same mobo as you, and using S/PDIF and all sound works.
My settings are:
Also, did you set S/PDIF for audio output in your BIOS?
- olympia - 2009-02-22 13:10
JBNY Wrote:Used the guide for Hardy, and was able to get XBMC up and running, Thanks so much for putting this together!
Are you sure you use the dependencies for Hardy? It seems that you have not installed hal package, while it is included in the guide for hardy.
Then issuing the wget command again. Theoretically it is needed to be able to turn off/ suspend/ reboot your htpc from within xbmc.
Or are these working for you?
JBNY Wrote:Install Splash
JBNY Wrote:Thermal and GPU monitoring do not seem to be working in Hardy. sensors -u shows info but xbmc displays ?
The command to include in advnacedsettings can vary from mobo to mobo.
- JBNY - 2009-02-22 16:18
olympia Wrote:Are you sure you use the dependencies for Hardy? It seems that you have not installed hal package, while it is included in the guide for hardy.
apt-get install hal worked and I was able to get it installed. Not sure why it did not work if it is included in the guide, as all I did was a copy and paste.
Quote:The command to include in advnacedsettings can vary from mobo to mobo.
Thanks I did not know that, I will look into what settings I need to use for my motherboard a GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R. Thanks again for a great guide!
- karifsmith - 2009-02-22 18:14
olympia Wrote:Look for Intel speedstep something...
I checked the BIOS and that was already enabled so I enabled the CPU Scaling per your guide. Thanks!
- karifsmith - 2009-02-22 18:23
majorheadache Wrote:I do have audio on the optical S/PDIF output, but only for digital sources, like movies with AC3 soundtracks. MP3s and movies with simple stereo soundtracks have no audio on either the HDMI or the optical.
I just installed XBMC via this guide and I'm using the Asus P5N7A-VM mobo. I'm using the optical output for audio and sending that to my receiver. Audio worked great for me and then all of a sudden it stopped working on analog sources. I tried what tslayer posted here and so far audio has been working just fine again:
Hope that helps with your first problem!
- karifsmith - 2009-02-22 18:32
I am trying to do this step of the guide:
Enable eject button of your ODD
but when I open /etc/sysctl.conf I do not see a line that says #dev.cdrom.lock=0
Here is what my /etc/sysctl.conf file looks like:
Any ideas? Thanks
- olympia - 2009-02-22 18:42
karifsmith Wrote:I am trying to do this step of the guide:
I think you have sata odd device. Try to add the line yourself, without # and report back whether it is working or not.
- karifsmith - 2009-02-22 18:52
olympia Wrote:I think you have sata odd device. Try to add the line yourself, without # and report back whether it is working or not.
Yes, I have a SATA ODD. The eject via XBMC works as is (without adding that line to the file). I just wasn't sure if it is something that I needed to do.