[LIVE] HOW-TO install XBMC Live on Acer Aspire Revo - The Complete Guide for Newbies - Printable Version
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- Scottola - 2010-01-07 20:42
I followed this guide to get the wireless going on my revo after installing XBMC to a USB disk.
- schneidz - 2010-01-07 21:09
essid should be the name of your ssid that your wireless router is broadcasting.
(you guessed rite that <my-router> is just a place holder for the actual name of your router.
as far as permissions is concerned try
i put these lines at the end of my /etc/rc.local and it works (you shouldnt put sudo in /etc/rc.local since it runs everything in there as root).
i think the more standard way to do it is put your info in /etc/network/interfaces and the system will automatically start it up. for whatever reason your ubuntu automatically does this but xbmc-live doesnt. (compare your /etc/network/interfaces in ubuntu with the one in xbmc). - i usually use fedora which uses network-manager-applet so its more seamless.
- bark02 - 2010-01-07 22:21
Scottola Wrote:I followed this guide to get the wireless going on my revo after installing XBMC to a USB disk.
Cheers scott that got it working.
- Tiburon11 - 2010-01-07 23:32
SweetS2K Wrote:Check your BIOS to support wake on USB... nice to turn on Wake on LAN too.
This works fine for me initially, but if I shutdown or restart the system instead of suspending it, USB0 reverts to disabled. I have added the command to rc.local. I've literally spent days trying to fix this, and have had no luck so far. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?
- loot87 - 2010-01-08 18:56
This guide and all of the posts were awesome. This is a great solution. I've been looking for an Xbox replacement that could do HD for a while now. I was all set to get a Seagate box but knew that I would miss XBMC. The Revo is a no-brainer.
The only way I could get the USB boot working was to run Unetbootin on Windows 7. I couldn't UltraISO or Xcopy (from a CD) to work. Also, using XBMC booted from a CD to write to the USB stick didn't work. Unetbootin on XP also didn't work. Unetbootin on Win7 RC1 was the only way I could make it work.
I installed 9.11 repack. I haven't dealt with the driver issue but am really stoked with how it's working. I haven't needed the extra RAM yet, but it's only $35 for the extra gig, so I'll probably order that with my remote.
Thanks all for the help.
- bark02 - 2010-01-08 19:28
its me again....
I'm connected to my router,I have an IP address and my router shows an entry for xmbclive, but I can not share anything.
I have xbmc running on a laptop as well as my revo so I can check to see if the shares are working windows 7 to windows xp and they are. I have checked UPNP and SMB and they are both found automatically on my laptop.
I can not get them to work on my revo though. UPNP should just auto find anyway but i have tried finding my SMB automatically and also by typing in the name of my network abd also the name of the computer the share is on.
I can not change the weather locations or getting any actual weather readings from the weather channel so i believe there is a problem.
I can't ping the revo either.
the network page on xbmc has the following stats:
MAC address:c:60:78:68:5B:1A but this only comes up every now and again the rest of the time it shows as busy
subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
secondary DNS: blank
Internet: Not connected check network settings, Like MAC address this also shows busy most of the time.
Is it an issue that my gateway and primary DNS are the same?
In network settings -> internet access - I have nothing selected. Should I have use an http proxy sever to access internet ticked?
Wake on remote for Aspire Revo 3600 - muis - 2010-01-09 01:17
Wake on remote is the last bit I am missing on this wonderful kit. If you've gotten it to work, I'd love to hear how you've set it up:
What have you set for:
Have you set XBMC to suspend or hibernate
Which of the entries in /proc/acpi/wakeup have you set to enabled
What USB port did you plug the receiver into?
Did I miss anything else?
I have a MCE remote receiver, and a HP receiver that appears to have been made by Philips (Philips eHome Infrared Receiver), but they really ought to be the exact same thing to XBMC. I'm using XBMC live 9.11 repack, installed to disk.
- dazex - 2010-01-09 01:52
muis Wrote:Wake on remote is the last bit I am missing on this wonderful kit. If you've gotten it to work, I'd love to hear how you've set it up:
I think you're making this harder than it really is.
I only copy and pasted this line to the terminal:
To make it permanent between reboots:
Add to /etc/rc.local
More info can be found from the original resourced I used: http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=Enable_Wake-On-Device
I have my XBMC to always go into Suspend mode even when asked to power down. I takes 6-7secs to wake into the XBMC GUI this way. When in suspend mode, the power button light will glow off and on to let you know it's in suspend state. When you press the power button on the remote or the power button on the device itself, the revo will wake up from it's sleep and the power button's light will stay lite.
I am using a Harmony One remote with a Phillips MCE IR dongle. I have attached it to more than one USB port on the back of the unit and they all seem to work fine once I ran the above command.
This worked with the Camelot Live 9.11 repack install and also with my current mini Ubuntu Camelot install following the XBMCubuntu Guide.
Hope that helps you get closer to getting the issue resolved. I wasn't able to reply back to you via email because the forum said you have that option disabled.
- muis - 2010-01-09 02:17
dazex Wrote:I think you're making this harder than it really is.
I've read that, and pasted that. The screen does go black when I press power, the light on the front stays on, but the revo doesn't come back on when I press power again.
dazex Wrote:I have my XBMC to always go into Suspend mode even when asked to power down. I takes 6-7secs to wake into the XBMC GUI this way. When in suspend mode, the power button light will glow off and on to let you know it's in suspend state. When you press the power button on the remote or the power button on the device itself, the revo will wake up from it's sleep and the power button's light will stay lite.
I'm seeing exactly that except for the waking-up part. Not even from the front-button, BTW, a quick press on that should bring the unit back to life then? Mine doesn't do that either. If I suspend the revo, nothing short of removing the power cord can convince it to resume (long-press on the on/off seems to put it back in suspend).
dazex Wrote:I am using a Harmony One remote with a Phillips MCE IR dongle.Me too.
dazex Wrote:I have attached it to more than one USB port on the back of the unit and they all seem to work fine once I ran the above command.OK, so I can stop hunting through those.
- muis - 2010-01-09 03:12
I am also running the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-195.30-pkg1.run (beta) driver from nvidia. I saw mentioned that it would fix the video stuttering (and for me it did).