[LINUX] HOW-TO install XBMC for Linux on Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) and 8.10 (Intrepid) - Printable Version
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- rodercot - 2009-01-21 15:42
olympia Wrote:Do you have an E7200, not 7300?
Sorry Bence, It is a 7300 I just checked. I have not tested the Killa sample, I do not have a copy. Which disk on planet earth/chapter. or where to dwnld.
I also just noticed I have NO dvd playback with SVN 17230, no eject it sees the disc when loaded but nothing when hitting ok. I am about to check the log file.
- rodercot - 2009-01-21 15:56
Bahndit Wrote:I am wondering if anyone has had any success passing 6-channel LPCM over HDMI on the ASUS P5N7A-VM with the latest ALSA 1.0.19. I am hoping this is possible because of this from the ALSA Changelog found here
Just tried it with a MC FLAC audio test renamed to .ts converted from True-HD demux comes out as 2 channel pcm.
when converting, I just open the input file and then rename the output to .FLAC I assume this is correct. Do I need any other switches added to command line.
- adix - 2009-01-21 18:10
Hi cheers for the guide.
i've pretty much managed to adapt and use your guide to setup xbmc with intel G45 (DG45FC MB).
bypassed envy and nvidia setup section - used sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel instead.
encounted couple of issues :-
1. [unresolved] when i use "startx -- -br" i get black screen with x curser but xbmc does not load and stays on black screen. If i use just "startx" i get the expected grey screen with curser and xbmc loads fine. anyone any thoughts?
2. [unresolved but havn't looked into it yet] - sound works using aplay - but no sound in xbmc - plus alsamixer settings are not remembered on reboot - sure they are simple issues though.
3. [solved] when you drop back in to console (ctrl-alt-f2) the monitor registers as out of range or blank. Was frame buffer ubuntu bug - followed instructions at bottom of this link which finally sorted it. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/269457
- spozen - 2009-01-21 21:44
olympia Wrote:Intresting. Than you have much better performace than me. On the same board and CPU, I have more than 100 dropped frames on Intrepid...
Sorry i have a total of 153 frames dropped i just couldn't remember the correct number. I am streaming from network. (100Mbit).
rodercot Wrote:Sorry Bence, It is a 7300 I just checked. I have not tested the Killa sample, I do not have a copy. Which disk on planet earth/chapter. or where to dwnld.
I just posted a link to my collection of samples which contains the killa sample:
Direct link: http://data.fuskbugg.se/skalman01/killer_sample.mkv
But i would also like to know which episode the killer sample is from, so i can test some other encode of that clip.
- olympia - 2009-01-21 22:13
spozen Wrote:But i would also like to know which episode the killer sample is from, so i can test some other encode of that clip.
Planet Earth, episode 1, ~1:30 minutes
- rodercot - 2009-01-21 22:40
back to square one upgraded the latest svn this morning and playback has gone back to many dropped frames and terrible tearing and still no dvd playback. I changed nothing else other than upgrading the svn and rebooting.
Finished checking out SVN 17266 tonight and things seem back to normal, I am getting blocky playback on my transformers.mkv hd-dvd but all my others seem fine with 5-10 dropped frames but cpu usage still seems all over the place. I will check out the killa sample and report back. One thing between 17265 and 17266 I notice is the res of the desktop in 17230 it was 1080 @ 50Hz and in 17265 it was 1080 @ 60Hz and in 17266 it is back to 1080@50Hz.
UPDATE - tried the killa sample and it drops like 80 frames low cpu usage still uneven but very very blocky like the birds are in slow motion. This is similar to what i get with transformers.mkv but not near as blocky.
Anyone else have the issue of xbmc won't reload, if I try and reload I just get a flashing cursor, I have to actually reboot and to get to a shell I have to use ctl-alt-f1 or ssh only.
- Bahndit - 2009-01-22 16:27
Quote:Anyone else have the issue of xbmc won't reload, if I try and reload I just get a flashing cursor, I have to actually reboot and to get to a shell I have to use ctl-alt-f1 or ssh only.
I have the same problem
- rodercot - 2009-01-22 16:57
renamed Killa sample to .ts from .mkv and it seems better lower cpu usage and about 50 dropped frames, but try this which is confusing
If I play the file continually ie let it run then click on it again right away my cpu usage drops to like 3-5% on both cares and the frames only drop like 10-15 and the scene plays much smoother but still not free of the jerky playback.
I see this after about the third or forth time I play it back. but if I stop and leave it for like 15 minutes and then try it again it is right back to 80+ frames.
Yes I have been searching for a fix for this with no luck, the flashing cursor I believe is x trying to reload and cannot, if I hit ctl-alt-f2 at that point I see a xorg error that it cannot find "type1" which is in the modules section of the xorg.conf file. but if I look in the log it is in fact loading the 180.22 NVIDIA driver.
- spozen - 2009-01-22 17:31
rodercot Wrote:renamed Killa sample to .ts from .mkv and it seems better lower cpu usage and about 50 dropped frames, but try this which is confusing
My results without arons patch:
Seems to be totally random.
- KDB9000 - 2009-01-27 04:59
Not sure if you will be able to help me. First I want to say, great job on the guide. I swapped out your nvidia driver add for ATI drivers and did my own xorg file. Everything is up and running on my Dell GX260 (P4 2.26 Ghz, 1 GB RAM (will be 2 when this is stable), with a ATi HD 3450 with HDMI adapter).
Right now the CPU runs high (even at idle) but I have the screen set to 1080i (CPU peaked 75% when I started a movie, then came back down, video looks great) but I have a problem with the audio. I am going audio though the HDMI and installed the Alsamixer in your guide, only IEC958 showed up (just one, not three like you mentioned) and I unmuted it, but when I play my video the first few seconds of sound gets stuck in a loop as the video continues on. The audio is set to digital and hdmi hdmi with AC3 and DTS on, but it still happens. Any thoughts on what I could have done wrong?