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- schneidz - 2010-05-14 15:12
fekdep Wrote:I'm totally new to this. I had XBMC on my XBOX years ago.
3) you dont give any information; heres a start:
hit ctrl-alt-f2 to get to a virtual terminal.
i think i needed to get the RT3090_LinuxSTA_V126.96.36.199_20100222 driver from the ralink website for it to work.
- conchamp - 2010-05-15 01:22
sygyzy_nbr Wrote:Can you give more instructions on how to create the dual boot Windows 7/XBMC? The Lifehacker link you gave has nothing to do with dual booting. I've read it cover to cover.
Please see this link. http://www.mini-itx.com/projects/xbmc-ion/module/4
During step 8 of the guide shown in the link, please choose "Guided - Resize...", that way it keeps your existing windows installation in a separate partition and will install XBMC in a separate partition. The magic is done by installation of a boot up manager called "GRUB". you can do all kinds of things after GRUB has installed. (such as customizing the options in boot up menu, default choice and default time out period etc.)
I hope this is helpful.
- TheDuffMan - 2010-05-17 15:41
fekdep Wrote:I'm totally new to this. I had XBMC on my XBOX years ago.
2) Did you set video output to VDPAU under settings? What kind of file is choppy? More RAM shouldn't be needed.
3) There's no interface for Wifi. You need to set it up through the command line. Try this guide which I also used: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=571188.
4) I think you to tell XBMC to use a different playback device. Maybe something like customhw:0,0 in the output audio section. But this is untested.
- Walldo - 2010-05-17 21:22
Got my ACER 1600 box today. I ran into a few issues while installing, so I thought i'd share my fixes.
1) I did not have a "Disable REVOBOOT" option in my BIOS settings, but that doesn't appear to be an issue.
2) I tried using a 9.11 install of XBMC (I thought I had read the nvidia drivers were included in 9.11) but when I tried to boot to the USB drive, it would just take me to an Ubuntu kernel. I used the 9.04 install in the first post and it worked fine.
3) Even with 9.04, I was getting an "this is not a bootable disk." To fix this, go into the startup configuration menu, and change USB Emulation to "HDD".
Hope this helps someone!
- justdoit - 2010-05-17 21:53
Walldo Wrote:Got my ACER 1600 box today. I ran into a few issues while installing, so I thought i'd share my fixes.
Have you tried XBMCFreak live package insatllation? That worked much better for me than the base 9.11 release on my aspire revo 1600
- Kewk - 2010-05-18 23:22
I'm having some crash/freeze/lockup issues with my Revo. I followed the instructions to the T on this post and it "seemed" everything was fine at first but I wasn't really using it all that often. Now it is consistently crashing but has no set time on when it crashes. I've posted about it here with details and logs but it seems the devs just want me to upgrade to the latest version of XBMC rather than even look to see if maybe it's an issue on my end. I was hoping some of you guys could take a look and see if this can be fixed without upgrading to the latest build.
- Kabump - 2010-05-19 00:42
Hey everyone, first and foremost just want to toss out just how helpful this community has been in getting my XBMC box setup on a Revo 3610. I was able to get it set up and working perfectly with the exception of the built-in wireless. I just cannot seem to get this working. I spent about 2 hours getting it set up, and the last 4 days trying to get the built-in wireless working, googling and browsing these forums. FWIW. a wired connection works fine. Now am turning to posting to see if anyone has had luck. I have tried 4 or 5 different methods, the most recent being this link here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=202834.
A few points:
1) I have installed the drivers for the RaLink RT3090, a "iwconfig" shows ra0.
2) wpa_supplicant is installed, though Im not sure if Ive set it up properly.
3) Ive done "wpa_passphrase" to get my PSK
2) "sudo iwlist ra0 scan" brings up the information for my router, so it can find it
3) "sudo dhclient ra0" just times out
Im sure there are other tings im forgetting, Im just a bit flustered at the moment so Im sure im missing some other obvious needed info. If anyone has anything to add, or needs some more information from me to diagnose just let me know. Im grateful for any insight anyone can provide. Thanks in advanced, and for all the help ive found in here already.
- Kewk - 2010-05-19 23:10
tissot Wrote:Here's some of my log files. I think I did it right. Can anyone determine what's wrong with my system?
Tissot, I'm not expert on XBMC but it looks to me like you are having some type of skin issue. Possibly not installed correctly. Are you using the default skin? If you are using the default skin try using a different skin. There should be a few to select from already included.
- schneidz - 2010-05-21 19:44
Kabump Wrote:Hey everyone, first and foremost just want to toss out just how helpful this community has been in getting my XBMC box setup on a Revo 3610. I was able to get it set up and working perfectly with the exception of the built-in wireless. I just cannot seem to get this working. I spent about 2 hours getting it set up, and the last 4 days trying to get the built-in wireless working, googling and browsing these forums. FWIW. a wired connection works fine. Now am turning to posting to see if anyone has had luck. I have tried 4 or 5 different methods, the most recent being this link here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=202834.
see my post #571 above.
it will probably be easier to diagnose if you disable any security feature as a proof-of-concept that you can connect.
- Kabump - 2010-05-21 21:49
schneidz Wrote:see my post #571 above.
Any security features in particular you mean? I will post results for your linked post, keep in mind these ones will show eth0 up and running, when I have been actually attempting to do the wireless the ethernet cord has been unplugged, they were included here to show that wired is working properly. A forewarning that my linux experience is very minimal prior to this.
lspci (trimming to the relevant line, let me know if you need the whole file)
lsusb - only thing usb I use is an external hard drive, skipped this.
ifconfig - the same as ifconfig -a
sudo iwlist ra0 scan
sudo dhclient ra0 eventually ends with a "No DHCPOFFERS received", although a sudo dhclient with the ethernet cable plugged in gets an offer for eth0.
Anyway, at this point im just about to give up. 2 hours to get it set up, and a week on this with no luck. I have a wired connection that works fine, Im just about ready to just use that till a how-to pops up here on getting the builtin wireless in the 3610 revo up and running.