[LIVE] HOW-TO install XBMC Live on Acer Aspire Revo - The Complete Guide for Newbies - Printable Version
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- gswarriorfan - 2009-12-14 18:40
any tutorials on how to make a logitech harmony work with xbmc live?
- axium - 2009-12-14 23:46
axium Wrote:Im getting stuck in the ubuntu installer. Can anyone help?
Sorry to bring this up again, but can anyone help? Im trying to install 9.11 b2 on my revo 1600. Im trying to install it from a usb stick. I'm a complete linux noob. Is there something I'm doing wrong?
- fguerrag - 2009-12-15 04:25
it worked for me
- axium - 2009-12-15 04:52
fguerrag Wrote:Try this
Thanks, but that's what I've done so far. Plus the additional line "cdrom-detect/try-usb=true" at the end, but it keeps asking me to mount a cd-rom drive after I select the install xbmc to hard drive option.
- Burninator - 2009-12-15 22:55
Is anyone using their Revo over a wireless network? How well does it stream video?
I understand wired out be ideal, but a cable from my PC to my TV would be a pain and ugly for my setup (condo and PC and TV do not share a wall). I suppose it could be done, but I would rather not have too if I can avoid it. But if wireless isn't going to cut it I would rather figure it out before hand. I will be buying a N router and the distance from my PC to my TV is about 15'. Thanks.
- Zarbis - 2009-12-15 23:14
Burninator Wrote:Is anyone using their Revo over a wireless network? How well does it stream video?I'm using my Revo wich connected to my desktop through cheap and crapy TP-Link TP-WR541G. Peak download speed I've reached using it was 22mbits\sec, usually it's near 18-20mbits and its far enough for almost all HD comtent, excluding unriped BD images.
The only minor problem that you can experience is when you open a video file and seeking very much finding exact scene in film XBMC may start buffering REALLY much, preloading near 20-30 megabytes of video, it looks like XBMC thinks you got not enough wide bandwidth.
But if you just watch your movies without seeking and seeking and seeking i think you won't get any bandwidth bottleneks.
- Furner - 2009-12-16 14:47
Here is a quick tip for Revo owners.
Instead of making the massive factory restore disk, and I know most people dont even have a USB dvd burner, you can download the Windows 7 Home Premium ISOs directly from Microsoft. The reason the images are available is for the "741" promo for college students that Microsoft did. They wanted an additional charge to ship the disk, so their default option for that promo was download the ISO
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit:
(right click, save as)
32 bit (not sure if 64 bit product keys will work with 32 bit windows, but you can try)
EDIT: I know the link says msvista, trust me this is windows 7. If you have a Win7 Home Premium factory disk, look at the product code in the very center of the disk, it will match the X15-xxxxx codes above.
- Burninator - 2009-12-16 18:16
/\ Is there anyway to transfer the copy of Windows 7 that comes with the Revo to a different PC? I want to follow this threads lead and load XBMC Live onto the Revo and it would be great to use Windows 7 on a different PC than have it go to waste. Thanks.
- Kevlarte - 2009-12-16 20:06
I have just one quick question... I have followed the steps from this tutorial and XBMC is up and running great on my new Acer. I'm just not sure how to ftp the new skins in. I tried to put the Aeon file in the usr>share>xbmc>skin and received several error and permission denied codes. So I went ahead and tried putting it in through home>xbmc>.xbmc>skin. That route seemed to work, or at least the file was now showing in the XBMC. But when i try to enable the skin it says that it was incompatible.. Please if you could help or direct me in the right location it would be greatly appreciated!
- khatarnaak - 2009-12-17 15:16
Ok, I'm not sure how many people this will help, but it would've helped me. I got it from this site, but I'll simplify it.
To get the Revo's WiFi (I have the R3600) working here's what I did:
1. Download PuTTy and log in into XBMC using your username and password, which you created during the install process.
2. Perform an update by typing
Now reboot by typing
3. Because of the reboot, you may have to log PuTTy back in.
4. Once logged in, install the WLAN packages by typing
5. Next, you'll have to create an interface file. I'm going to deviate from the link I gave above, because to this day I still have no idea how to use PuTTy to get to save changes to a file.
Download WinSCP and log in as root. To be able to this, you have to give root a password. I did this by logging in as normal using PuTTy and then typing
Now, log in as root using WinSCP and navigate to /etc/network. There, you'll find a file called interfaces. Right-click this and select Edit and copy and paste the following:
Change the address and gateway to reflect your settings, of course! Now, select the icon at the top left and save the changes and exit the editor.
6. You'll now have to generate a hex password for your secured WiFi network. Using PuTTy, type the following:
This will give you a readout which looks something like this:
Copy this into a text file exactly as you see it, because you'll need the hex psk.
7. Create a new text file on your desktop and type in the following:
Using WinSCP (logged in as root), copy this text file to /etc and rename it to wpa_supplicant.conf
8. Using PuTTy, type:
Hit CTRL-C to quit wpa_supplicant and reboot.
That's it, folks! Worked like a charm for me!
By the way, I had to run the following command to get samba network sharing to work again:
I hope this helps. FWIW, prior to this, I've had zero linux/terminal experience, so if you run into problems, I won't be able to help I don't even know what all the commands are, but they worked for me!