[LIVE] HOW-TO install XBMC Live on Acer Aspire Revo - The Complete Guide for Newbies - Printable Version
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- schneidz - 2010-11-25 17:57
^ its kinda' hard to diagnose without a screen capture.
maybe this will get us more info:
Stuck in middle of install - roatsche - 2010-11-26 20:56
I'm newer than a newbie: I can't even finish the install.
I more or less followed burgemaster's instructions for installing xbmcLive on an Acer Revo R3700. I had no luck at all (like many others) with a USB stick. Eventually I tried it again with a USB CD/DVD drive and finally got somewhere. (BTW, I've downloaded several versions of the ISO files and tried them all.)
I finally got to the point of having the option of running from a CD or installing to the HD. I made the mistake of doing the latter. When I try to boot up from the HD, it hangs and the screen goes blank. If I try to boot up from a CD, one of two things happens:
* The xbmc logo flashes a few times and then the message "starting hardware abstraction layer hald" appears and the screen goes blank.
* If I press Esc to get the menu and select "safe mode," I get a lot farther. A lot of actions take place, including the line "Ubuntu 9.04 XBMCLive tty1". A second or so later I get a prompt to log in. When I do, I get the following:
(T:XBMCLive) xbmc@XBMCLive: ~$ *Restarting OpenBSD Secure Shell server sshd and then a blinking cursor and nothing else.
I'm stuck. I can't go forward and I can't go back. I don't know any commands in Linux/Ubuntu. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
- schneidz - 2010-11-27 19:33
^ the login/ pass should be xbmc/ xbmc (the password wont echo)
then try either running xbmc or startx and let us know what errors you get.
- roatsche - 2010-11-28 02:16
Thanks for your reply.
I don't know how to change my password.
I tried both commands and got different responses:
Error: unable to open display
FEH.py: cannot connect to X server
startx produce a couple of lines that went by too fast to read and then the screen went blank.
- lordduckling - 2010-11-28 02:23
Heya everyone, I've just finished installing XBMC on my aspire revo r3610 using this link. I used UNetbootin to install the XBMC Live installer to my USB drive.
My ethernet cable is connected, there is a little yellow light coming from the port so I know it's connected.
My routeur is a linksys wrt310.
I'm getting an ip address and all that, but my question is how can I link my xbmc revo to my laptop with all my movies on it?
Also, how do I activate the wireless function? I've used the lspci function and it says I have a RaLink RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R
- svenh - 2010-11-29 16:25
If your laptop runs Windows:
If it's windows, just share out a folder, and then in XBMC go to video, add source, and type in smb://ipaddress.of.your.laptop/<sharename>
It should then ask you for a username and password. Just type that in and it should work find.
You can also try copying the data over to verify your install at first, or run it off a memory stick.
- schneidz - 2010-11-29 18:14
roatsche Wrote:Thanks for your reply.
was it the actual xfce desktop ? (try rite-clik'ing on the background: applications -> bash shell... and run xbmc)
not sure why you want to change the password but the passwd command should do it ?
- schneidz - 2010-11-29 18:24
lordduckling Wrote:Heya everyone, I've just finished installing XBMC on my aspire revo r3610 using this link. I used UNetbootin to install the XBMC Live installer to my USB drive.
this info would help us help you:
xbmc supports nfs and samba shares...
i get a lot of mileage from using sshfs on my xbmc-revo to connect to my fedora-revo upstairs (you would just have to add
(i'm assuming you are using xbmc-live-usb)
- roatsche - 2010-11-30 05:31
I tried changing my password to xbmc, but it wanted a longer password, and it wouldn't accept any defaults.
I never get to the actual xbmc desktop, so the mouse doesn't work, and I can't right-click.
- schneidz - 2010-11-30 07:08
^ that sux... seems kinda' difficult to figure out... maybe this will give us more info: