[Linux] HOW-TO install XBMC for Linux on Asrock ION 330 with full Ubuntu Desktop - Printable Version
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- KOROR - 2009-10-30 17:34
I myself am looking into dualboot, with XBMC Live on a USB stick and Windows 7 installaion on the Asrock, this in order to be able to playback DVD and bluRay discs in PowerDVD 9 as I have not found a way to get XBMC to handle these, i'm having a few difficulties with hdmi sound though, just some info of another way to go.
Please update with any findings idea you might have :-)
- Dannydeman - 2009-10-31 14:32
When I get my Asrock, I will have 2 partitions. One with Windows 7 for downloading from usenet and stuff like that, and a Ubuntu minimal installation. I will do a manual installation of XBMC with the XBMC install script. I think it's the most efficient way of using XBMC on Linux..
I put all my videofiles (1TB) on a external HDD (NTFS). Will this be a problem in Linux?
- hakova - 2009-10-31 17:25
Dannydeman Wrote:... I put all my videofiles (1TB) on a external HDD (NTFS). Will this be a problem in Linux?
I don't think this will be a problem. NTFS read/write support is well integrated to modern linux distributions.
Just as a follow up, I partitioned my HD with gparted-live first, and then attempted to install XBMC Live, which still wanted to repartition it. I let it do it. As a result, I have 3 partitions now on the HD a 5GB ext3, ~520MB swap, and remaining space as ext3, mounted as /home. So I wonder if there may be an option in the future XBMC Live distributions to enable the user chose from existing partitions rather than repartitioning the HD regardless.
Good news: I can play DVDs with CSS this way.
- zwat - 2009-11-01 00:14
i just used it, but with ubuntu 9.10 (karmic) instead. so the ppa keys didn't work.
maybe move up the ALSA config before you config xbmc. i spent hours trying to get sound to work when the solution was the in the alsa config.
since i cheated with testing before i completed the guide i found some problems with something that looked like vsync problems. bobo1on1 kicked me in the direction of composite extension so i put this into xorg.conf
one error that should be fixed here is a missing ' at the end of the string.
sudo sed -i '50i\ Option "FlatPanelProperties" "Scaling = Native"' /etc/X11/xorg.conf
- Dannydeman - 2009-11-01 22:18
The only thing I need to know is which WIFI USB Adapter will work with XBMC/Linux combo. I prefer to have Wireless-N because all my devices are (expect my phone, but that's fine).
- undunun - 2009-11-02 08:54
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- checkup - 2009-11-02 12:51
zwat Wrote:the direction of composite extension so i put this into xorg.conf
It's not about Composite Extension, it's about compiz. Just go to "Settings/Appearance" and change desktop effects to "none". This will effectivly disable the 3d-desktop.
That'll solve the tearing problems.
- zwat - 2009-11-02 21:23
checkup Wrote:It's not about Composite Extension, it's about compiz. Just go to "Settings/Appearance" and change desktop effects to "none". This will effectivly disable the 3d-desktop.
that composite extension setting helped me tho.
BIOS problem - pezlin - 2009-11-06 09:56
This is not a XBMC issue but since people here has the Asrock ion 330 I ask my question here.
Does anyone has problem updating the BIOS? I can't get the asrock to find the BIOS file on my USB drive or HDD. I have tried two different USB drives. Does anyone has a solution to this? What is the name of the file that Instant Flash is looking for?
Thanks for your time!
- Dannydeman - 2009-11-06 16:05
No need to go to Linux if you ask me. Only if you realy want the internal player, but with a external player Windows might be even better (WMVHD support)..
This is the Asrock ION 330 with everything setup. As you can see, the Aeon skin runs very good and the video's are also HW accelerated and are very smooth. CPU Usage is far below 10% in most of the times (always when playing a movie).