[LIVE] HOW-TO install XBMC Live on Acer Aspire Revo - The Complete Guide for Newbies - Printable Version
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- dazex - 2010-01-09 07:01
Seems like you got all the elements in place. I just checked my BIOS and in the power management option, I have
ACPI aware OS = Yes
S3 sleep = Yes
Power on by keyboard/mouse = On/Yes
I remember the Live repack's suspend working without the following, but you may want to try allowing xbmc user the ability to suspend by following that section of the following guide. It's towards the end.
To help focus your troubleshooting, I want to reiterate that once the Revo is in S3 suspend mode, the power button light will flash on and off. I am able to then wake with the power button on the Revo or the remote's power button. You will hear a woosh from the fans powering up as it exits sleep and in 6secs, you'll go from a blank display to the XBMC GUI exactly as you left it. You will not see POST at all.
If you aren't able to wake from the power buttonn, then I wouldn't even bother wondering about troubleshooting the remote or dongle until you get the wake from powerbutton resolved.
- muis - 2010-01-09 10:27
Ah, good point you're making: my button stays on, it doesn't flash! So the system probably isn't even in sleep mode, it might actually just be hung!
I'll have to get that sorted, looks like that is the problem rather than the remote. Thanks!
Need some help - tebones - 2010-01-09 14:09
First, thanks to all of you who contribute to this great product! I am amazed over the quality and functionality in XBMC compared to commercial products
I have some questions regarding XBMC Live. My system is a Pacard Bell IMAX nVidia ION, the same as Acer Revo.
I manage to boot from my usb stick and hook on to my wireless network by editing the /etc/network/interfaces file.
But the next time I boot my changes aren't there. So how can I save them so that the stay put?
To automatically get new scrapers on my library (which is placed on a netdrive) I have to mount my network drive in Windows. How can I do this with Unbuntu?
What are the benefits of installing XBMC Live on a separate partition on my system compared to running it from a usb?
- muis - 2010-01-09 15:05
muis Wrote:Ah, good point you're making: my button stays on, it doesn't flash! So the system probably isn't even in sleep mode, it might actually just be hung!
I did a full reinstall of live, restored my userdata, installed the nvidia beta driver, and suspend now works. The only difference is I haven't run apt-get upgrade yet, maybe I shouldn't.
If I add the USB devices (USB0 + USB2) to wakeup it suspends but immediately resumes, any clues on that?
- muis - 2010-01-09 15:30
Never mind -- I should not have added USB2.
Now to see if apt-get upgrade breaks anything, but at least I know how to get it to work!
- rchapoteau - 2010-01-09 17:52
I could be wrong, but in order to really make changes your going to have to install it to your hard drive instead of booting it off of a USB stick. Its definitely MUCH faster once its installed.
Wake on remote for Aspire Revo 3600 -- Harmony remote - muis - 2010-01-09 19:16
Does anyone have experience with the harmony remote to wake the revo? The revo always responds immediately to the original remote, but with the harmony it might take 2-4 tries ("is your media center on? and now? and now?" before it springs back to life. Somehow this seems to happen more if I leave the revo in suspend for more time. If I suspend and resume within a minute or so it works consistently.
- tjosborn - 2010-01-09 19:27
I'm having real trouble with running XBMC live on my REVO 3600. My steps:
Curse the lack of cd drive so tried booting from USB - get missing operating system error.
Burn to disc on laptop and install XBMC to attached USB.
Stick USB in revo and boot - end up at command prompt.
Unable to start XBMC but have tried xstart init? or similar which works. But the mouse is moving very very slowly.
I'm planning to borrow a USB cd drive to get this installed to the hard drive of the revo. Hopefully then all my problems will go away. Is there anything else I can try in the meantime though?
- mobious - 2010-01-09 19:32
Anyone here succefully installed XBMC live on the 3610 while keeping the windows 7 installation and with working optical out and hardware acceleration? If so could you please PM me the guide you used?
- Laerkai - 2010-01-09 19:38
edit because quote didnt work.