[LINUX] ASRock IONSTAR 330 (NVIDIA ION) with XBMC for Linux performance and setup? - Printable Version
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- Starstream - 2009-06-10 21:52
medicineuk - could you add this one to the first post as well
Enable 1080p @ 24Hz for XBMC Live
Thanks to boba23 for the solution
If you have limited linux experience I suggest downloading Ubuntu CD and boot from it. It will give you the option to boot a “live” version called try without changing… so go with that.
Once Ubuntu is up & running click Places and look for a hard drive there should be two listed and one is about 4GB in size so click on that one so it mounts it, now close the file browser window it opened.
Now start terminal found under Applications->Accessories
Type in what’s below and it should open a new file browser window
Browse to /etc/x11 folder and look for xorg.conf and open it in the text editor
Look through the file and you will see a section called Screen, add the following line into this section with quotes intact,
Option "DynamicTwinView" "false"
Click save if all goes well it should, if it won’t let you close the window and repeat the terminal step.
Now boot back into XBMC Live & go to settings->video->player and enable "adjust refresh rate". Now to to settings->appearance->screen and change resolution to 1920x1080@24Hz
To confirm its working you can press z on keyboard and it will display refresh rate.
- Starstream - 2009-06-10 22:09
Qroach Wrote:I just setup my zotac ion board and had the same problem with getting audio over hdmi to work. All I did was type in "hdmi" into the audio settings and that made it work.
I did try that but stubbornness gave in and I tired again with hdmi + iec958 and still no audio but then found an error in my testing.
Instead of my movies I tried something else a tv show with mp3 audio and suddenly I could hear the audio over HDMI ??
But I dont get any audio in the XBMC interface and I dont get any audio in videos with AC3 tracks (I do get all the audio over SPDIF into the same sound system).
Mystified now as to what it could be.
Edit: okay I just set both audio sections to lowercase hdmi and I now have working audio on everything bar the XBMC UI, I was certain I tried out this combo before maybe it was the lack of audio in XBMC interface which threw me off but its seems to working fine now, thanks to all who helped.
- medicineuk - 2009-06-10 22:16
@Starstream do you have the problem with SPDIF that I described on the first page?
Quote:My Issue is that the sounds takes about 1 second before it starts playing. This is fine when watching a movie or listening to music but it means that I can't not hear any audio from menus or any UI's as they're normally under one second.
- Starstream - 2009-06-10 22:29
Yes I had the same problem when connected over SPDIF with my AMP. If I used the remote to cycle through the menus quickly I could hear the audio of the menu.
However over HDMI I get no audio in the XBMC UI at all however the audio cut off in first second or two that was present over SPDIF seems to be gone (I think) when playing videos.
- Hannes The Hun - 2009-06-10 22:32
I'm glad it finally worked out for you. it's completely normal that there are no XBMC sounds at all, I think nobody got them to work via HDMI. and remember, as long as you uncheck the "downmix to stereo" option, XBMC will passthrough all audio unchanged to your receiver, if he's capable of decoding it or not (AAC is often problematic)
also, because of the HDCP handshake, there *should* be a pause of around 1 to 2 sec when you start playing a movie before you hear any sound
- Starstream - 2009-06-10 22:45
Hannes The Hun Wrote:I'm glad it finally worked out for you. it's completely normal that there are no XBMC sounds at all, I think nobody got them to work via HDMI. and remember, as long as you uncheck the "downmix to stereo" option, XBMC will passthrough all audio unchanged to your receiver, if he's capable of decoding it or not (AAC is often problematic)
Thankfully mine does DTS/AC3, thanks for the tip about AAC my sony amp does support it I think but I only have a handful of files that use it.
Thats good to know about the HDCP handshake thanks for the info.
- needmorstuff - 2009-06-11 22:19
just got my asrock.. replaced the nvidia drivers with the latest package as per link on 1st page using magiciso.. burned fine - installed fine - but in XBMC it doesnt recognise the ION GPU.. any ideas?
- ultrabrutal - 2009-06-11 22:53
Anyone know where to get the ASRock in EU now? Only found one place in Denmark which doesn't have it until the first of July
- Starstream - 2009-06-12 13:15
needmorstuff Wrote:just got my asrock.. replaced the nvidia drivers with the latest package as per link on 1st page using magiciso.. burned fine - installed fine - but in XBMC it doesnt recognise the ION GPU.. any ideas?
Thats odd sure you didn't burn the original XBMC Live by accident ?
Try remaking the new iso image just in case.
Maybe someone else knows of a command to tell the driver version.
ultrabrutal - I got mine from here, does international delivery.
- needmorstuff - 2009-06-12 14:45
Starstream Wrote:Thats odd sure you didn't burn the original XBMC Live by accident ?
£299? try aria.co.uk £266