[LIVE] HOW-TO install XBMC Live on Acer Aspire Revo - The Complete Guide for Newbies - Printable Version
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- lordduckling - 2010-12-01 03:58
schneidz Wrote:this info would help us help you:
I actually reinstalled win 7 after all, once I'm more familiar with linux I'll give xbmc live another try.
Thanks for taking the time to help me out, I appreciate it.
Stuck in middle of install - roatsche - 2010-12-01 05:52
I don't have a way to do a screen capture, and I'm not sure exactly how much to report, but here goes:
First command result: lots of files listed, including Xorg.0.log
Second command result:
nvidia 9550692 0
Stuck in middle of install - roatsche - 2010-12-01 06:01
Something happened there.
Second command result:
nvidia 9550692 0
agpgart 42696 1 nvidia
Third command result:
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
Option "NoLogo" "True"
- schneidz - 2010-12-01 20:14
^ not sure what is wrong... seems like it is using (or trying to use) the nvidia driver.
what version of xbmc are you trying to use ?
its gonna' take a lot of work to understand why it is failing.
(is it possible to ssh into the revo from another pc (so that you can copy-and-paste the output ?)
can you run this and see if the desktop starts:
- roatsche - 2010-12-01 23:34
Before I try anything else, your question about my xbmc version begs another question: I've downloaded several ISO files from links to lifehacker and other sites. Is there one in particular I should try, and if so, will it install over the current state my revo is in?
- roatsche - 2010-12-02 05:27
su - wouldn't work (it required a password, but not my xbmc one), but sudo did.
startx produced some flashing on the screen, then a msg. about some wallpaper problem. The mouse started working, and I clicked OK.
I got a black screen, empty except for a bar (status?) at the bottom, containing "workspace n" on the left and date and time on the right. I couldn't seem to do anything on that screen, so I shut down.
I booted back up, clicked Esc for the menu, and selected Safe Mode again. After getting a prompt, I typed xbmc and got a lot of flashing, then a few quick lines of text at the top, over and over. I shut down again, booted up again, and let it boot up into xbmc by default. I got the same result as in post #704.
- schneidz - 2010-12-02 18:39
i think this is the latest stable for xbmc-live-9.10-camelot:
for some reason i think the nvidia driver on the one you downloaded is fubar.
the xfce desktop is very minimalistic. rite-clik the background to bring up the menu (i think you want applications->bash shell). then if you type in xbmc it will run xbmc but very slowly because you had to unload the nvidia driver to get the gui to work.
- roatsche - 2010-12-04 20:40
It turns out that I've already tried this one, without luck. There's evidence that I still don't have an nvidia driver. I've looked all over nvidia and acer (I can't find anything on the Aspire Revo 3700 on their support site) without identifying the correct driver. Can anyone identify it for me so I can download it?
I can't even reinstall my original operating system (Win 7) because I have no recovery disk and Firefox identifies the link to buying one as unsafe. Right now I'm screwed.
- roatsche - 2010-12-05 18:58
I opened this ISO with an ISO editor, and noticed that debian had a file size of zero. Is that normal?
- schneidz - 2010-12-05 20:43
roatsche Wrote:It turns out that I've already tried this one, without luck. There's evidence that I still don't have an nvidia driver. I've looked all over nvidia and acer (I can't find anything on the Aspire Revo 3700 on their support site) without identifying the correct driver. Can anyone identify it for me so I can download it?
i have an acer revo 3610 and it has a recovery partition (i think you need to hit f12 or something at boot to bring it to factory default). are you using firefox from within xfce ? (what would you be buying ?)
how did you erase your windows-7 partition; hopefully you didnt format the whole drive (recovery partition included) ?
not sure what wouldve happened. most linuxes tend to install itself and make a boot entry for windows/ mac.
as a last ditch effort you can try to boot into the terminal (i think safe mode would make it accessible)
then post the results of
you would need to install gcc as root to compile install it:
disclaimer: i am more of a fedora guy so hopefully the debian instructions are the same