[LINUX] HOW-TO install XBMC for Linux on Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) and 8.10 (Intrepid) - Printable Version
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- olympia - 2009-02-26 08:31
danillll Wrote:I think I gave up on this one and I need your help.
Yes, I am aware that the steps should be extended for hardy (are OK for Intrepid). I have to comment it in the guide until I figure this out. Unfortunately I have no Hardy installation at the moment.
and than continue from the wget part of the guide.
- danillll - 2009-02-26 20:54
Quote:# sudo apt-get -y install usplash-theme-ubuntu xubuntu-artwork-usplash libgd2-xpm-dev
the above packages did create the usr/lib/usplash dir. I redid the steps with no errors, however the restart didn't show the splash, I still get text.
Then I looked at /boot/grub/menu.lst and noticed that no vga option was defined, so I added it and rebooted.
Now the boot text is gone, however, I see a weird picture (it's like a color calibration image with a progress bar in it ), it's not even positioned correctly.
Didn't have time to troubleshoot, had to leave and get my ass to work, but it looks like a progress.
- danillll - 2009-02-27 09:14
I finally got it working, here is what I did:
- I started fresh with a new hardy minimal install ( I just wanted to undo all the trials and extra packages I loaded during my initial troubleshooting)
- ran the suggested command which created the usr/lib/usplash dir along with two files (I can't remember I installed libgd2-xpm-dev, so you can try it without it)
sudo apt-get -y install usplash-theme-ubuntu xubuntu-artwork-usplash
- Rebooted and got the xubuntu splash
- finished the remaining steps in the guide, but it wasn't working
- so I downloaded the splash zip from dudukes website
- unzip it and compiled
- copied the image and overwrote the xubunty splash (usplash-theme-xubuntu.so) in /usr/lib/usplash
- I made sure that usplash-theme-xubuntu.so is still selected by running
sudo update-alternatives --config usplash-artwork.so
- edit etc/usplash.conf according to the guide
- and then run
sudo update-initramfs -u
So the main difference is that I had to recompile the splash and not use the one linked in the guide, which still wouldn't work
- slacker666 - 2009-02-28 11:43
there's an error regarding autostarting XBMC in the wiki.
It should be .bash_login (not .bash_profile) with this code:
and it should be named ".Xsession" (without ") with this line:
and nothing else in .Xsession
- toiva - 2009-02-28 21:19
I followed the wiki but when trying to launch XBMC i get this
Quote:Cannot get root display. Is X11 running and is your DISPLAY variable set?
echo $DISPLAY returns a blank line
I've tried with original xorg.conf created by Nvidia installer, and the modified one from the wiki.
I used 8.04 and instead of compiling XBMC manually i grabbed precompiled one from svn ppa.
- pyrates - 2009-03-01 15:16
I followed the guide and noticed there was a change in it. It seems that aron's patch and how to apply it has been removed. Is there a reason for this because the patch did work for me?
- toiva - 2009-03-01 16:28
Any suggestions to my problem? I know it's hardly an optimal way to simply copy&paste commands and have Linux installed that way but i'd like to atleast see how fast&well it works with that setup.
I can't even launch xclock so the problem obviously is with xorg, not XBMC.
- harryzimm - 2009-03-01 16:36
What hardware are you running?
- toiva - 2009-03-01 19:31
Abit i-n73hd (Geforce 7100, nforce 630i chipset, Realtek ALC888). Picture over hdmi, sound over spdif.
- majorheadache - 2009-03-01 19:41
Anybody else can probably help you better than I can, but for what it's worth, while I was searching for that error, (which I had a few pages ago) I did find this thread which included a solution.