[LIVE] HOW-TO install XBMC Live on Acer Aspire Revo - The Complete Guide for Newbies - Printable Version
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- schneidz - 2009-12-24 20:18
keystroke Wrote:Troubles with booting XBMC Live from USB stick? Me too...
i hope this only has to be done once, because in my setup, it would be tedious to have to reach behind my tv, plug in a keyboard, hit f12, unplug the keyboard, put the revo back on the shelf behind the tv, ... everytime i want to watch a movie.
i thought it was a generic ion board but the bios is strangely different from my zotac ion which is more like a normal pc bios.
- junshi - 2009-12-24 20:53
Hi all, I have been following the tips here to get my revo working.
I have seen many links to other posts, but decided to put together what I did to get my system working.
I have a standard 1GB box, and it plays 1080p fine, no jitter:
IF you follow the OP's guide you should have a live version of xbmc working.
-- to get menu sounds working I created a text file asoundrc.txt, containing:
Next I tried to copy files to my revo, but SFTP was very slow. Time to install SAMBA and create a windows share.
Boot revo, hit ESC and select XBMC - SAFE MODE
login with username "xbmc"
password - whatever you set when you installed XBMC...
-- first off I updated my install --
-- time to install samba --
-- now I wanted the system to mount USB drives I connect to my revo --
--Finally to cure the jitter I was getting --
-- Note, if your conf file does not have the entry, then ADD it --
-- In the Monitor Section: --
-- now to restart --
With the above I can push files to the xbmc share at Gbit speeds, or just connect an external NTFS drive with files on. For a test I was able to watch the following with no jitter:
Video 1920x1080 at 22 FPS, 16:9, 18.5 MBit/s
Audio dca, 4800 Hz, 5.1, s16 1536 kb/s (Dolby DTS on my Onkyo)
CPU0 17%, CPU1 14%
TV: 47" Sharp Aquos. Revo connected to Onkyo TX-SR605 reciever, then to the tv, all via HDMI only.
I put this together so I had a place to reference all this, should I need to rebuild! Major thanks to all those people who worked out how to get the above working...
-- Ok upgraded to the latest version, here goes: --
-- Boot to safe mode, then login. --
Now to update to the latest nvidia drivers.
-- Boot to safe mode and login --
-- lets add our nvidia sources, by editing: --
-- add the following to the end of the list --
-- Now to download and install the drivers --
-- note after this step I booted back to safe mode, and noticed that the nvidia package had errors. Also the screen would refresh about every 30 seconds. To finish up the installation and get everything working: --
Viewing my previous test movie, I now get:
Video 1920x1080 at 24fps (was 22), 16:9, 20MBit/s (was 18)
Audio dca, 4800 Hz, 5.1, s16 2400kb/s (was 1536) (Dolby DTS on my Onkyo)
CPU0 15% (was 17%), CPU1 8% (was 14%)
No stutter while viewing HD content.
Linux version: 2.6.28-11-generic
XBMC version: 9.11 r26018
Nvidia driver version: 190.53
22 fps? - skmichi - 2009-12-25 20:03
good to have all that configuration stuff in one place
I just want to ask about the FPS - you have 22 FPS - is that enough to have smooth motion?
- edbro - 2009-12-25 20:56
I am trying to install the newly released 9.11 but I'm running into problems. I have easily installed 9.11b2 but this release always ends up with a red screen proclaiming that a step failed. This always happens right after partitioning the disk to use the entire disk. Right after that I get the red fail screen. It says I can try to go to the next step, which is install, but it immediately goes back to the fail screen.
I have redownloaded the live image with the same result. I am using unetbootin to create the bootable usb drive. Again, I can easily go back and install 9.11b2 but I'd like to get this release working. Anybody else try 9.11 release?
Okay, I found out it isn't just me.
Quote:Update: It looks like there’s a problem with the live installer causing installation to fail. Please hold tight while we look into it.
- rchapoteau - 2009-12-26 00:26
You can install RC1 and then do the update to full. That worked for me.
However when I installed RC1 I wasn't able to play 1080p movies properly. i was getting a lot of jitter. I just reinstalled 9.0.4 instead. 9.1.1 is nice, but its not really working so well :-(
- rchapoteau - 2009-12-26 01:10
Ok, after doing mroe reading I found that I needed to update my NVIDIA drivers after installing RC1. I went back and re-installed RC1, did the update, then did the aptitude update/upgrade to 9.1.1 final and so far everything looks great.
- dmillerct - 2009-12-26 03:21
rchapoteau Wrote:Ok, after doing mroe reading I found that I needed to update my NVIDIA drivers after installing RC1. I went back and re-installed RC1, did the update, then did the aptitude update/upgrade to 9.1.1 final and so far everything looks great.
How did you go about updating the NVIDIA drivers?
- rchapoteau - 2009-12-26 03:27
- junshi - 2009-12-26 08:48
Well regular film is 24fps.
To be honest it looked great. I really didn't think about the FPS till you mentioned that!
After the fixes I applied for the 'jitter', the change are night and day...
This has now replaced my D-Link DSM520 as the main digital source. The only issues I continue to have are streaming online content, but I believe that is more related to my network, than anything else.
Right now I am trying to find sources encoded with different audio formats as I am trying to see what my Onkyo will play... (I know it supports pretty much everything out there, but I want to see what XBMC can hand off...).
- headcase - 2009-12-26 09:13
Can anyone tell me why, anytime I SSH to xbmc-live 9.11 Rc1 installed to the HDD, the next time it boots to cmd prompt? I'd really like to do some modifications via SSH instead of directly on the box.