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- tslayer - 2009-05-23 21:52
Sorry.. No idea
I can't reproduce.
Without details on how to reproduce, we may be at a standstill.
- oscarmax - 2009-05-23 23:14
Not easy to debug without beeing able to reproduce the fault - it's very annoying that I have this problem since I have had ProjectM working in the past. I think it was when I switched to Ubuntu Intrepid It went dark.
Im almost considering wiping the whole thing and do a complete reinstall of Ubuntu and the recompile xbmc and hoping that that will make it work.
There is nothing with the graphics drivers I have to adjust to get it to work - I have a Nvidia card it the box?
- succo - 2009-05-23 23:42
tslayer, are you running xbmc in standalone mode (from a folder) or installed as a package/made install?
if you run it standalone it could be what makes it work for you but not for us... btw what is your XBMC_HOME setting set to? for me it's /usr/share/xbmc
what i want to try now is to copy projectm.conf to /usr/share/xbmc/userdata/visualizations and see...
- tslayer - 2009-05-24 00:39
I compile using regular : ./configure; make; sudo make install
So, it is installed in /usr/local/share/xbmc
And I just use xbmc to run it (which invokes /usr/local/bin/xbmc script).
This is the normal way to do it.
- succo - 2009-05-24 11:20
i compile with --enable-avahi --enable-mid --enable-vdpau --disable-pulse --prefix=/usr so that xbmc is installed in /usr/share/xbmc
again, i guess it can depend on one of three things:
1: the distro (what distro are you on?)
2: the hardware/drivers (all of my pcs are nvidia-based, what's yours?)
3: some missing dependency (i have all the ones detailed in README.linux, but who knows)
i can't think of anything else...
- o_neill - 2009-05-24 16:01
Some more details from me:
- I always compile with --disable-pulse --
- my files are played form SMB
- the XBMC_HOME variable had no influence
- using NVIDIA 9400GT usually with VDPAU enabled, XBMC is set to 1080p
- my XBMC installation is located in /user/share/xbmc.
- tslayer - 2009-05-24 17:39
I have nvidia 9500GT. vdpau enabled. pulse enabled/disabled does not matter as I have tested both.
I use ubuntu 8.04(32-bit). Latest beta drivers from nvidia. 185.18.#.
For arguments sake, test without specifying a new --prefix. Keep it default and see. That is the only other difference really.
- succo - 2009-05-24 19:36
so you're on ubuntu 8.04... this seems to me to be a BIG difference
i made uninstall and re-made without any prefix, so now it's installed in /usr/local/share/xbmc
i used the prefix because, as far as i can remember, ppa builds used /usr instead of the default /usr/local
no difference at all... my next move will be to try live, as it should e jaunty based, so if it does work it myst be something with my environment
will let you know
edit: just noticed that, even if i exported XBMC_HOME i have a line in the terminal log saying "[PresetLoader] ENOENT error. The path "/usr/share/xbmc/visualisations/projectM" probably does not exist. "man open" for more info."
will reboot and see if anything changes
- succo - 2009-05-24 20:23
mmmmmmmh... somehow XBMC_HOME gets hardcoded in projectm at configure time, as even rebooting gave me the same error
anyway, made reallyclean and re-configured, and noticed that i have a warning regarding ftgl not being installed (i guess this is to show track names and so on)
anyway, just installed libftgl-dev (shouldn't it be listed in README.linux?), re-configured, re-made, re-made install (in /usr/local) and say what? nothing changed
p.s. just noticed that the preset path is not hardcoded during configure, but is in .xbmc/userdata/visualizations/projectM.conf
edited that too
- tslayer - 2009-05-24 20:32
XBMC_HOME should not be needed.
Show me your console output.