[LIVE] HOW-TO install XBMC Live on Acer Aspire Revo - The Complete Guide for Newbies - Printable Version
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- rchapoteau - 2009-12-26 18:23
When you connected via SSH did you make ANY changes? I SSH in, and made changes that the system didn't like and it booted to the command prompt. I'd ssh back in and remove the changes and it would go back to normal.
upgrading memory?? - MARKD1505 - 2009-12-26 20:00
- cbaksa - 2009-12-26 21:57
Search You Tube. There is a good video on how to take it apart.
Just be very ginger with it as to not scratch or break the tabs.
- SiNJiN - 2009-12-27 03:43
NiklasK Wrote:OK, I´m hoping somebody here could help me out. I´ve serached this forum as well as other websites but havent found answers.Me too. Just got my R3610 with the Linux Install. I didn't see any of the mentioned setting in my BIOS either. Anyway, using the latest LIVE and everything is working just fine.
I still would like to know why the mentioned setting in the instructions are not on the R3610. Is it because it's a R3610?
- Jovack - 2009-12-27 05:37
I have tried 9.11 repack as well as 9.11 RC2.
No matter what I get the error "No common CD-ROM drive was detected".
This is where my installation fails. I have made sure I have the detect-cdrom/try-usb=true as well.
Ultimately the install fails when it tryies to get preseed.cfg from file:///cdrom/install/preseed.cfg
- ncnmra - 2009-12-27 07:01
Just got the Revo and first thing installed XBMC Windows on it. I was pretty disappointed that it wouldn't play my 720p videos smoothly. I have a dual core 1.5Ghz laptop that plays 720p with no problems, but its running XP, so I'm not sure if that's the reason
Anyhow, I tried the LIVE version (9.11) from a USB key using unetbootin. It works, in that it boots just fine, but I can't get the following to work. Please keep in mind that I'm a Linux newbie, so perhaps there are some HOW-TOs on this topic:
1) I have no network connection, because I need wireless, and I don't know where to put in the WEP key/wirelesss details
2) My MCE remote does NOT work out of the box
3) no audio over HDMI even though the settings page is set for this.
Aghrrrrrrrrrr! - campbeln - 2009-12-27 12:23
I've wasted a whole day trying to get this to work, and now I'm feeling like a complete f'n noob.
Here's what I've done (from f-n scratch for the 3rd time today):
1) Unetbooted a 4gb thumb with 9.11 rc1
2) Installed from the thumb onto my Acer Revo R1600 (using a monitor, not via hdmi)
3) ctrl-alt-f2'd out, logged in and ran:
a) sudo apt-get update
b) sudo apt-get upgrade
and dome came the gold version of 9.11
4) Reboot, no love on the hdmi (blank screen, no signal, nutin) This has been tried via my Onkyo 875 and direct with my panel, no love either way.
5) Reboot with monitor, ctrl-alt-f2 out and run:
a) sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-185 nvidia-settings mesa-utils (185-1?-36 is the version that comes down)
b) sudo nvidia-xconfig -s --no-logo --force-generate --output-xconfig=/etc/X11/xorg.conf
and then reboot. Again, nada with the hdmi. Re-reboot with monitor and I get the dreaded "XBMC needs a supported display driver" message. It seems the nvidia driver (which should be there in the damned first place) gorks XBMC.
Someone, please WHAT THE F AM I MISSING? I've searched and read:
(and those are just teh tabs I still have open)
What in the hell am I missing?
(a very pissed and aggravated) Cn
PS- I've also tried the linked-to Babylon release, the gold version, the 9.11-repack all with no love on the hdmi... so aggravated...
Arghhhh 2 - campbeln - 2009-12-27 12:36
Few other things:
I've occasionally gotten a signal down the hdmi, but only 3-4 times and only after a reboot for the BIOS screen (read here somewhere that someone else had the same problem, but their solution [if there was one] didn't work for me). Finally got the thumb to boot into the "default" mode (which doesn't seem to work, someone forgot to change it's config to look for USB as well maybe?) over hdmi, never would under Nvidia live mode (as far as I could tell). At any rate, the HDMI works fine under Windows and can do under linux/grub but not under XBMC.
I've tried using 3 different thumb drives (one brand new bought for the effort) with no love.
Just tried going directly to Nvidia's site, got the 190.53 driver and ran "sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-190.53-pkg1.run" Installed fine but guess what? No love over the hdmi. This did fix the display error message though...
I asked for and got the Acer Revo R1600 for XMas and thought it's be easy and fun to setup, replacing the old modded XBox and able to push 1080p and instead all I've wanted to do is throw the f-n thing out the window. 9.11 live is broken, but that's ok, the repack was posted and I got the little f-er within minutes, but nope. So I burn it down and do exactly as this original post says, nope. Lifehacker version? Nup... I've reinstalled this thing at least 15 times today...
I know I'm missing something blaring ass stupid, but I'll be damned if I can figure it out...
- edbro - 2009-12-27 15:42
I'm a noob too but I believe that RC1 lacked the drivers and 9.11b2 included them. My workflow was to install b2 and upgrade from there.
- moontan77 - 2009-12-27 20:57
anyone using the alaska skin with an acer revo dual core and 2gb ram?
The menu are jumpy/shaky for me and i dont have that problem at all with my asrock ion which has the same specs. Very disappointed so far with the acer because of this and cant understand what the problem might be. I have full ubuntu installed and have it booting straight into xbmc. I have visual affects set to none and have gpu buffer set to 512mb.
Does anyone else have similar problems?
I installed ubuntu twice and made no difference aswell as trying 9.10.
All i can thing of theres slow harddrives in the revo's as fanart is slower to load compared to the asrock.