[Linux] HOW-TO install XBMC for Linux on Asrock ION 330 with full Ubuntu Desktop - Printable Version
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Asrock 5.1 - srvduplex - 2010-05-17 12:02
I installed as weel lucid on asrock from fresh install I used the 64bit version.
All went fine nothing special to mention, except that I have no 5.1 sound only stereo coming out of the HDMI our S/PDIF.
I have been through a lot of reading and try many ways unsucessfully.
If anyone culd help me, it would be great, as the HD is so great just missing some real sound on xbmc.
How to activate 5.1 sound ASRCOK ION 330
ASRock Problems with Stacking and H.264 content - mad_footer - 2010-06-04 05:15
I have been running XBMC on my ASRock ION 330 running Ubuntu 9.04 for about a year with no problems. Just recently I started having problems playing (streaming from my NAS) MP4 files (H.264) recorded on my Flip MinoHD camera. The playback is jumpy and the audio/video are out of sync. I don't have any problems playing any other type of content (ripped DVD's - VOB files, AVI's, etc.). Also noticed now that AVI and MP4 files are not stacking but VOB files are just fine. Wierd thing is that if I connect an older version of XBMC running on an XBOX to the same NAS and browse the sources/folders, all files are stacked just fine.
Any ideas what the source of these apparently new problems would be?
- BLKMGK - 2010-06-04 05:45
mad_footer Wrote:I have been running XBMC on my ASRock ION 330 running Ubuntu 9.04 for about a year with no problems. Just recently I started having problems playing (streaming from my NAS) MP4 files (H.264) recorded on my Flip MinoHD camera. The playback is jumpy and the audio/video are out of sync. I don't have any problems playing any other type of content (ripped DVD's - VOB files, AVI's, etc.). Also noticed now that AVI and MP4 files are not stacking but VOB files are just fine. Wierd thing is that if I connect an older version of XBMC running on an XBOX to the same NAS and browse the sources/folders, all files are stacked just fine.
Made any changes? Updated XBMC? Updated Linux? Updated the camera? What changed...
- tyche - 2010-06-09 22:49
A friend asked me to set up an XMBC box for him. He picked up an ASRock 330 on my recommendation after I had read it could handle high end video and I knew this guide existed.
I followed the instructions for 9.04 and the only snag I had was xbmc would crash when I tried to play h264 type files. Software render worked but of course couldn't handle 1080. The error was "failed to get VDPAU device". A little searching around and I found I needed to install libvdpau manually
sudo apt-get install libvdpau1
Now it's playing 1080 video smooth as silk and hardly any cpu load. So thank you to the original poster and everyone else that helped with this guide.
- alda - 2010-07-21 21:41
Hi, I have a problem to shutdown or go to sleep mode from XBMC.
Whne I press power button on the PC case, all is ok.
But when I choose shut down in XBMC menu, XBMC is closed and I can see black screen with blinking line and that's all. I don't know what is necessary change to get it working correctly.
Problems with remote... - mundus - 2010-07-25 01:05
Solved this. Re-installed Ubuntu ad did not upgrade the kernel.
I've been strugling with this for some time so I hope someone can help me...
I installed a fresh Ubuntu Lucid Netbook (10.04.1 LTS) on Asrock ION 330HT-BD and running Linux version 2.6.32-24-generic #38-Ubuntu SMP Mon Jul 5 09:22:14 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
I got the MCE working fine in XBMC but after installing some other stuff (like making DVDs work, etc) the remote stopped working. I don't recall if I upgraded the kernel before MCE stopped working. In addion I moved the HTPC in another location and started to use wireles keyboard and mouse.
Originally I got the MCE working fine by downloading the latest CIR receiver driver and source code for Ubuntu 10.04 32/64 bit ver:1.0.4 from Asrok's website and installing it according to the guidelines.
Now I get the following:
ls /dev does not return any lirc..
Any thoughts? Thanks!
New BIOS version - dekani - 2010-08-28 00:42
A new BIOS version (1.20) for the Asrock ION 330 is available from the ASRock website.
The description is :
Modify "RTC Alarm Power On" setup item's options.
May be useful for PVR user.
- xychix - 2010-08-28 11:09
mundus Wrote:Solved this. Re-installed Ubuntu ad did not upgrade the kernel.
I'm still struggling with this.
I had a running Ubuntu 9.** install.
After an upgrade to 10.4
Remote doesn't work anymore... not that strange...
This should give me a clean start!
This already doesn't work out as expected? I should be able to get lirc up and running WITHOUT the proper driver right?
how to completely remove the current drivers for lirc and start clean ?
No Sound at all ... - Mark_H - 2010-09-12 23:42
I installed 10.04.1 LTS Desktop and Dharma on my ASrock 330. I've also updated the nvidia drivers to 260.19.04 from ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates. So far so good, and xbmc works great - except that I have no audio via HDMI. I've checked the alsamixer setting and it all looks OK (everything unmuted and full volume). gnome-alsa-mixer confirms.
I have read about bugs in the 195 driver series causing HDMI audio problems, but my understanding is that the 253/260 series is OK in his respect. How would I downgrade to 185 anyway?
This has been doing my head in for a couple of days now, I've been googling like a donkey on drugs but I can't find any info
output of aplay -l
Edit: removed pulseaudio in case that was getting in the way and also rebooted. I can now play mp3 music via xbmc, but still no audio on films. My Onkyo receiver shows Dolby Digital (TV recording). XBMC settings are all set to HDMI
make sure you are using 2.6.32-23-generic kernel - bcsmith79 - 2010-09-18 06:05
xychix Wrote:I'm still struggling with this.
I had the exact same issue, until I read the Readme.txt included in the zip file from ASRock. This is how I got this working on a fresh 10.04.1 LTS server install, should work for desktop.
By default the 10.04.1 LTS installed kernel 2.6.32-24-generic-pae, so you need to install the kernel 2.6.32-23-generic, which the lirc fix from ASRock has been based on.
Assuming you have everything working just the way you like it but the remote is not working follow this procedure:
1. Remote lirc if it aleady exists
# sudo apt-get remove lirc liblircclient0 ; sudo dpkg --purge lirc liblircclient0
2. Install kernel 2.6.32-23-generic
# sudo apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.32-23-generic linux-image-2.6.32-23-generic
3. Edit /etc/default/grub and change GRUB_DEFAULT so it boot to the older kernel
# sudo vi /etc/default/grub
In my case changed GRUB_DEFAULT=0 to GRUB_DEFAULT=2
4. Reboot into 2.6.32-23-generic kernel
# sudo reboot
5. After reboot check you are running the correct kernel
# uname -a
Linux xbmc1 2.6.32-23-generic #37-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jun 11 07:54:58 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
6. Install lirc
# sudo apt-get install lirc
Select "None" & "None" during setup
7. Download the lirc fix from ASRock
sudo dpkg -i lirc-nct677x-1.0.4-ubuntu10.04_kernel2.6.32-23.deb
Select "Nuvoton Transceivers/Remotes" and "None" during setup.
8. Check that it installed correctly
# sudo dmesg | grep lirc
You should see something similar to this
[ 7.001180] lirc_dev: IR Remote Control driver registered, major 61
[ 7.046587] lirc_wb677 w677hga: chip id high: 0xb4
[ 7.046603] lirc_wb677 w677hga: chip id low: 0x73 expect:0x73
[ 7.048158] lirc_dev: lirc_register_driver: sample_rate: 0
9. Reboot and enjoy!