[LIVE] HOW-TO install XBMC Live on Acer Aspire Revo - The Complete Guide for Newbies - Printable Version
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- SweetS2K - 2009-12-31 08:16
deadite66 Wrote:1. yes
Sorry still new to Linux/Ubuntu. Can someone summarize the commands to update/upgrade XBMC / nvidia drivers through the PPAs?
EDIT: Ok. I think I figured it out. Basically, its a "sudo apt-get install [package]". This will remove the old package and install the new package. So what's the best way to be notified of updates to packages? Monitor the PPA pages?
Which nvidia-glx package seems to be working the best for 1080p? I tried the latest 195, and I got more stuttering than my previous 185 package which wasn't bad, but not perfect.
- edbro - 2009-12-31 16:01
SweetS2K Wrote:Check your BIOS to support wake on USB... nice to turn on Wake on LAN too.Thank you SweetS2K, I've got it working now.
- edbro - 2009-12-31 16:06
This is more of a generic Linux question but can anybody tell me how to copy files from an attached eSata drive to the local hd of the Revo?
- schneidz - 2009-12-31 19:46
try doing sudo tail -f /var/log/messages as you plug it in to see what sdx device it attaches to.
then do a sudo mount /dev/sdxy /mnt/wherever
- einstuerzende - 2009-12-31 20:59
I'm having two small problems that I'd love a hand with.
I tried live 9.04 first and then installed 9.11 on a revo 1600. When running 9.04 live, I had no trouble mounting and watching videos from a 500 gig usb external hard drive. With the installed Live 9.11, I find that xbmc becomes unresponsive when I try to browse that drive through the video or music browsers. USB flash drives haven't had this problem, but they've been much smaller and had fewer files. It also doesn't seem to have a problem if I'm only looking with the file browser. Does anyone know how to fix this?
Secondly, I haven't had much luck with my usb wireless card. I believe this poster had the same issue:
But I haven't gotten much out of the suggested solution:
Anybody else having this problem or able to point me in the right direction? I've been searching and haven't come up with much. Thanks to everyone for all the great work so far; much less intimidating than it could have been without all the guides.
- Birtybasset - 2009-12-31 22:43
I had something similar recently. I connect to a single windows share from XBMC and normally when I open it, it goes straight in and I can browse the contents. However all of a sudden when I tried to access it, it took ages to actually open up and be able to browse the contents. I then discovered it was because I had placed a folder in that same share which had 100's maybe thousands of sub folders / files. The folder in question wasn't particularly large, it just had many sub folders / files.
Moved the folder and it was ok again.
- schneidz - 2010-01-01 20:49
einstuerzende Wrote:I'm having two small problems that I'd love a hand with.can you post the output of
- schneidz - 2010-01-01 20:53
schneidz Wrote:my mce remote works fine with vga but stops working with hdmi.
i updated to xbmc-9.11(confluence skin) and now my mce remote works when i connnect my revo 1600 to the tv via hdmi. but now my belkin usb wireless b/g adapter wont connect to my router (it only works when i connect it to my tv with vga).
the weirdness continues...
- TheDuffMan - 2010-01-02 18:04
Just wanted to say thanks for the guide. After figuring out the USB stick I was trying to use was giving me troubles, the installation went smoothly and HD playback over HDMI is looking great. Thanks!
- gonzus - 2010-01-03 00:13
campbeln Wrote:But, considering the MASSIVE departure in experience between what happened to me and my system verses EVERYONE else's experience I read online, I'm now convinced that my system is a lemon. Bad motherboard? Blown capacitor? I donno, I don't fucking care... there is nothing else that can explain all of the issues I've experienced! Oh! And I couldn't even get memtest to run off the 9.11-repack...
I don't know that this will help, but... You sound exactly like me! My wife could bear witness to that! I am also a programmer and hardware is something of a black box to me. And I have enjoyed (perhaps in a mischievous way) everyone of your posts...
Anyway, I am only starting to experiment with XBMC, initially on a Dell desktop, eventually will move to something like the Revo; so there is not much advise I can give, except for one thing: you need a little of what Anton Ego ordered at Gusteau's: perspective. I bet if you sit down in front of your Revo with a knowledgeable friend, the two of you together will be able to sort it out.