[Linux] HOW-TO install XBMC for Linux on Asrock ION 330 with full Ubuntu Desktop - Printable Version
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- jimsmith - 2009-09-16 00:06
Hi, I am a total noob - would like to order the Asrock 330 with XMBC to replace my popcorn A-110 with 500gb HDD.
I wanted to check - can I mimic the NAS (Samba) function of the Popcorn Hour? I currently use it as a server for my SONOS. What would be the setup? Ubunto+XMBC? I am a total noob so any advice gratefully appreciated.
Also, I am a bit confused over IR remotes. With the correct setup for use as XMBC+NAS, do I just need a MCE compatible remote, or does it really have to be microsoft own brand? Ideally, I have a Harmony One that I would like to use.
- grubia - 2009-09-16 14:27
jimsmith Wrote:Hi, I am a total noob - would like to order the Asrock 330 with XBMC to replace my popcorn A-110 with 500gb HDD.Hi,
I'm using Asrock 330 with XBMC also as home server with samba,nfs,ssh,wins,ftp servers and also as a torrent downloader with web console. I'm using it as a replacement for TVIX 6500 and i must say that i'm more than satisfied with the results.
In order for you to use harmony remote you will need ir receiver and microsoft one is cheapest solution that i can find for USB IR receiver with media center remote. You can then program your harmony remote and use it with microsoft's receiver under linux.
- jimsmith - 2009-09-16 19:16
thanks for the reply - just to confirm - you are using a microsoft own brand MCE IR receiver? I ask because in the UK I am having trouble finding any at all - there are a few on ebay at crazy prices (£45), whereas generic microsoft MCE remotes/receivers from hong kong cost about £10...
- grubia - 2009-09-17 09:58
jimsmith Wrote:thanks for the reply - just to confirm - you are using a microsoft own brand MCE IR receiver? I ask because in the UK I am having trouble finding any at all - there are a few on ebay at crazy prices (£45), whereas generic microsoft MCE remotes/receivers from hong kong cost about £10...
I'm using one like this. I bought it for ~12 £. So if you wait a few days a cheaper one will appear on ebay.
Buy "original" one like this as I bought one from HK first which broke in 2 days.
- pecinko - 2009-09-17 10:28
grubia Wrote:I'm using one like this. I bought it for ~12 £. So if you wait a few days a cheaper one will appear on ebay.
I bought Genius remote and I am using its IR receiver with Logitech Harmony (Genius remote works, I wanted to control other devices as well). So no, it is does not have to be MS original. However, using MS clone IR receiver will probably save you a lot of trouble.
Let's measure the temperature - forumache - 2009-09-17 12:26
nvidia-settings will show GPU at 62C while doing nothing.
sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda will show HDD at 50C while doing nothing
FAN is setup as Auto in BIOS
Is it the same for you?
P.S. For smartctl you need to install smartmontools (sudo aptitude install smartmontools)
Thanks!!!! Can VGA and HDMI 1:1 work at same time? - nathan909 - 2009-09-19 05:31
Thank you Vikjon0!!!
This complete setup guide went smooth.
I did need Kingmos's fix, for MP3 Crossover audio fade to work.
So thank you as well!!
I have another issue, something I would like to work, if possible .
The short question is:
Can both VGA & HDMI have a clone output, 1:1 at the same time?
(this would be ideal this way you can connect any device at any time)
Can both HDMI and L/R LineOut audio work at the same time?
Currently I can't get them to work.
And the reason why, if you care.
Well I have this system hooked up in my living room and it is working great. The HTPC is connect to my Harman Kardon AVR354 Via HDMI Video and Sound works GREAT!
My backyard speakers are connect to my receiver for audio (for the Zone2 audio, you need a NON-Digital connection L/R RCA's) I also have a Projector, which is located in my backyard connected to a separate RBG switch., so it can display different video.
So to get the backyard working I need VGA & LineOut.
Which I was able to do with my original Xbox.
BTW Karaoke on the projector in the back yard is a blast!
Thanks again for all your time and guidance it is well appreciated!!!!
- fidoboy - 2009-09-19 12:43
forumache Wrote:nvidia-settings will show GPU at 62C while doing nothing.Is there any way to show up the HDD temp on XBMC??
And about passthrough audio how can i get it working?
- forumache - 2009-09-19 21:19
fidoboy Wrote:Is there any way to show up the HDD temp on XBMC?
Once you know how to display something with XBMC, displaying HDD temperature should not be a problem.
- fidoboy - 2009-09-19 23:47
Ok, there is any reason for that cryptic answer?? xD