[LIVE] HOW-TO install XBMC Live on Acer Aspire Revo - The Complete Guide for Newbies - Printable Version
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- rchapoteau - 2009-12-28 09:08
Finally got 1080p working. Edited the xorg.conf file by pico. When I tried erasing and copying the enitre file previously it failed. I used these settings listed here.
Day 2 Attempt 5 & Attempt 6 - campbeln - 2009-12-28 09:32
Well, I finally got past the blinking cursor issue (by pressing tab at the Grub menu and modding the command line from "cd quiet splash" to "usb"), got vanilla 9.04 installed updated it, installed the Nvidia drivers and...
I was able to set the display to 720p in 9.04, but nothing is being pushed out via the fucking hdmi, not a fucking thing... So I tried to update to the newest 190.53 drivers direct from Nvidia, and stupid xbox-live keeps respawning which keeps the Xserver alive which doesn't allow me to update the driver.
I also tried the linked-to modded version with the drivers pre-installed, when I got SquashFS errors...
Day 2, Attempt 5: FAILURE
Day 2, Attempt 6: FAILURE
I really hate this fucking Acer Revo...
- campbeln - 2009-12-28 09:43
rchapoteau Wrote:When I boot with it, it takes a while to synch with HDMI because my projector doesn't support the resolutions the revo initially boots with until its in XBMC. I still have to make some adjustments to get 1080p. Right now I'm only doing 1080i.
Thanks, but I've been cycling back through other inputs on the Tv and receiver then back to the Revo in case it didn't push the hdmi until it was fully loaded. I have had it push over hdmi a few times at boot (but only after a reboot) and the Windows install worked with the hdmi just fine, so I don;t think it's the hardware, it's something with the current drivers I think... VERY aggravating!
Glad to hear you got your issue fixed though!
Day 2, Attempt 6 - campbeln - 2009-12-28 09:54
Ok, trying 9.11-b2 as was previously suggested... Common lucky 21st try (yep, about 15 installs yesterday, 6 today...)!
If this fails, Attempt 7 (22) will be with a full install of Ubuntu 9.10 KK and adding XBMC+drivers and if that fails... I think I just may have a $200 paperweight for Xmas...
Rebooting... Config'ing XBMC... Rebooting after config... Giving it 2 minutes to startup before trying the hdmi via the Onkyo... sweet...
Day 2, Attempt 6: FAILURE
PS- well that's new... plugging in the DSub gave me video even though the hdmi was plugged as well, and I could only go 480p... odd...
change resolution error and how do I upgrade the xbmc build on xbmc live? - smoose - 2009-12-28 10:14
So I am made the changes Jushi suggested and they worked, but something odd happened when I went to test other resolutions, they screen went black and just briefly flashed and then stayed black and the cycle kept repeating, I restarted and it kept doing the same thing, had to reinstall everything.
Does anyone know how to recover from that, I did test resolution but it never recovered?
Also I am using xbmc live, if I just want to update the xbmc build how do I do that, can I just down load the live version and copy over the xbmc folder via ssh like I used to do with the original xbox? or is there an easier way?
junshi Wrote:Hi all, I have been following the tips here to get my revo working.
Day 2, Attempt 7 - campbeln - 2009-12-28 10:20
Just because I'm bored while KK downloads... I'll try the Lifehacker version of the modded 9.04 (w- drivers), just for shits and giggles...
Installing... copying files... set password... rebooting... setting up the settings... rebooting with hdmi in... no signal... testing the XBox 360 just in case the hdmi cable is broken with all the testing... nope 360 works fine, XBMC is still fucked over hdmi
Day 2, Attempt 7: FAILURE
- campbeln - 2009-12-28 10:31
smoose Wrote:So I am made the changes Jushi suggested and they worked, but something odd happened when I went to test other resolutions, they screen went black and just briefly flashed and then stayed black and the cycle kept repeating, I restarted and it kept doing the same thing, had to reinstall everything.
Heh, that was one of the issues I ran into yesterday... no idea which config it was now, but it didn't work for me in the end so I also reinstalled =) Seems I should be a beta tester as i've found most of the bugs with the live CD version...
- schneidz - 2009-12-28 18:31
campbeln Wrote:Just because I'm bored while KK downloads... I'll try the Lifehacker version of the modded 9.04 (w- drivers), just for shits and giggles...i use the latest stable live-usb version (i thought it came with nvidia drivers) and hdmi works ok for me (my tv says the resolution is set to 1920x1080) except i have this issue:
schneidz Wrote:this is weird, when i connect my revo to my tv using hdmi, my usb mce remote refuses to work (the red light on the usb receiver stays lit as if a button is being held down). but it works fine when i use vga.maybe if you disconnect everything that is not needed you will find the problem ?
- jonuwz - 2009-12-29 00:58
campbeln Wrote:Just because I'm bored while KK downloads... I'll try the Lifehacker version of the modded 9.04 (w- drivers), just for shits and giggles...
When you connect the revo directly to the TV with hdmi, do you see the bios screen ? Some TV's don't do low resolution over hdmi.
If you're also going via an amp and the EDID isn't being read by the revo, then XBMC will default to 640x480, which potentially is a resolution your TV doesn't support over hdmi...
If this is whats happeining, in xorg.conf add this line in the Section "Device" :
Option "IgnoreEDID" "true"
and in Section "Screen", force some resolutions :
Modes "1024x768" "800x600"
sudo service xbmc-live stop
(this is also the command you need to stop xbmc respawning if you upgrade the nvidia drivers)
sudo service xbmc-live start
Same advice applies if you have the same problem in KK
- campbeln - 2009-12-29 02:18
schneidz Wrote:i use the latest stable live-usb version (i thought it came with nvidia drivers) and hdmi works ok for me (my tv says the resolution is set to 1920x1080) except i have this issue:maybe if you disconnect everything that is not needed you will find the problem ?
What BIOS version do you have (hit DEL at startup and enter the information page)? I've got A1, but the support site has A3 and an A4L(inux) versions available, so I'm going to do BIOS upgrade today and see if that helps.
And which "live-usb stable" version is it you're using? 9.11-repack?
As to the question of low res's and the panel... my Onkyo up/down/cross converts everything to 720p so that shouldn't be the issue. Also, I've gotten low res (ie- the BIOS POST screen) on the panel 3-4 times, but I cannot say if that was thru the Onkyo or direct to the panel (I generally try both before giving up on an attempt) but they were after reboots only (never on an initial load).
Last night I got Ubuntu 9.10 KK on it, installed the Nvidia drivers and even though it reconized the Onkyo as the second monitor, I couldn't get it to push a signal. I used 185.3?, 190.53 and the 195.?? beta versions of the driver with no love.
Now I'm trying to get a XP bootable USB key together (man, that is harder then it should be!?) to get Winblows back on the system. Originally the stock Acer Windows install did successfully push a signal to the panel via hdmi, but in my initial issues getting XBMC installed I blew away that install figuring I'd just reinstall later (one of my MANY mistakes on this project!).
I'm really thinking it's a BIOS version issue at this point, but it worked from Windows originally with this BIOS, but maybe the Linux drivers are assuming a newer version... I donno... I'm a programmer! I don't deal with the hardware stuff =)
Will report back...