[LINUX] HOW-TO install XBMC for Linux on Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) and 8.10 (Intrepid) - Printable Version
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- ashlar - 2009-03-19 23:45
olympia Wrote:I cannot imagine that anyone willing to use the mobo's analog out in a decent htpc setup.As mentioned, you can't resample AC3 stuff and resampling is needed for Reclock. Also, it's not necessarily the motherboard's analog out. I have an X-Fi with decent DACs and there are professional soundcards with awesome sound quality through analog out.
- ChuckMcB - 2009-03-20 12:21
karifsmith Wrote:I've followed the guide several times in the last few weeks successfully. Now, I am getting an error on the Installing the Prerequisites for Intrepid.
Got this same message with my Hardy 8.04 install, followed karifsmith's lead and replaced 'libpng-dev' with 'libpng12-dev', let's hope all works as expected.
Something else that's not in the Wiki:
Quote:[sudo] password for xbmc:.
Let's hope that selecting 1 is the right thing to do.
(Hardy 8.04 USB Drive install)
- olympia - 2009-03-20 14:16
ChuckMcB Wrote:Got this same message with my Hardy 8.04 install, followed karifsmith's lead and replaced 'libpng-dev' with 'libpng12-dev', let's hope all works as expected.
ChuckMcB Wrote:Something else that's not in the Wiki:
- olympia - 2009-03-20 14:32
ashlar Wrote:As mentioned, you can't resample AC3 stuff and resampling is needed for Reclock. Also, it's not necessarily the motherboard's analog out. I have an X-Fi with decent DACs and there are professional soundcards with awesome sound quality through analog out.
As I mentioned I am not a pro on this, by any means. I have to catch up...
But there is several questions then:
- How do you connect your htpc's analog output the amps, having only spdif and/or hdmi for multichannel input?
- What if the soundcard supporting 44.1kHz, do we need resampling in this case too?
- Is X-Fi supported well by Ubuntu in terms of usage with xbmc?
- ChuckMcB - 2009-03-20 18:16
olympia Wrote:Thanks, corrected.np.
'sudo make install' is giving me this error:
Forum search seem to indicate that "make -j2" is failing to complete. I've tried to run it twice now (I noticed that one of the devs mentioned the command was "make -j 2" [note the space between 'j' and '2'.]).
It now looks like I've maxed out my 4GB USB drive, as I'm getting "No space left on device" errors. I'm presuming (hoping?) that there are multiple tmp files on the drive that I can flush and try again. Any pointers how I clear myself some room?
Edit: Or I could just delete the XBMC directory and checkout the code again...
Edit #2: ratz, that didn't work. Now there is no enough space to checkout the code...Any advice?
- darkside22 - 2009-03-20 23:42
Hi! Is there a way to go back to KDE after having done the autostart with XBMC? I would need to update something but reloading XMBC doesn't take me to login screen
Thanks in advance!
- ashlar - 2009-03-21 00:28
olympia Wrote:- How do you connect your htpc's analog output the amps, having only spdif and/or hdmi for multichannel input?- I'm not sure I get the question but usually you use three 3.5 jacks that split to L-R/C-SW/RL-RR.
- All soundcards that I know of support 48Hz, if that was the question
- It seems to be, from what I read on this forum (but it's not just for my X-Fi, mind ).
- paac - 2009-03-21 01:24
First of all, I cannot praise this how-to enough
It's now very simple to have a great versitale full featured Linux media PC.. can't be much better!
I do have a slight problem.
I just made a fresh install of Intrepid x86 (my previous install was from this how-to as well, but from one of the first revisions) using the VDPAU-branch and with the beta NVIDIA driver 185.13.
However, the problem I had with my first install is still on this one. My TV (a Sony KDL-46W4000) which is connected first to a receiver via HDMI, then to my HTPC, is reporting 1080i-resolution... and the automatic change of refresh rate doesn't seem to work.
My motherboard is the Gigabyte GA-E7AUM-DS2H using the integrated graphics (it's got the same chipset as olympia's motherboard). I've also highered the VRAM to 512mb.
So, do you guys think it might be my TV? Or should I try and hack the xorg.conf? (am using the one from the how-to).
Thanks in advance!
- majorheadache - 2009-03-21 03:07
paac Wrote:First of all, I cannot praise this how-to enough
Can you try connecting the HTPC directly to the TV? I would suspect that either the receiver is mis-reporting what the TV is capable of (or not reporting at all), or the receiver is downgrading the HTPC signal for some reason.
- mhardy - 2009-03-21 03:09
I'm getting the same error when trying to run sudo make install. I've tried removing the entire xbmc directory and starting fresh multiple times. I've used make and make -j2, both end up with the same error. One of the times I ran make, I received an error about dvddemux.ffmpeg or something, so I installed ffmepg through apt-get and that allowed make to at least finish. I still get the same error when I try to install though.
As for clearing space, I think there might be a /tmp directory, maybe check in there for files you remove. I don't have access to my htpc at the moment to check for sure though.