[Linux] HOW-TO install XBMC for Linux on Asrock ION 330 with full Ubuntu Desktop - Printable Version
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- damob - 2009-07-21 14:49
I tried using a different monitor and it was fine. I then tired using vga 15 pin dsub for the original samsung widescreen and it worked too. I go back to HDMI and it doesn't work. Very strange. I am moving this onto a Sony 42' when I have completed the build so hopefully it will work with HDMI. At least I can now continue. Thanks - and great guide!
- checco10 - 2009-07-21 17:48
vikjon0 Wrote:Ok, I have done some more testing.
tank you so much vikjon0.....i resolved with the last svn...!!!! now everytings works very good...!!!
Is for a long time I have this problem, maybe you can help me:
I have panasonic plasma and I have the ASRock connected to plasma in HDMI, so when I turn on the computer and xbmclive is load, my plasma says connetction is VGA 1080i and not HDMI 1080p...but i never connect the pc to my plasma to vga, is always connect to HDMI..! What's happen...? Is normal..? Or i have do something wrong..?
- vikjon0 - 2009-07-21 18:27
Quote:ays connetction is VGA 1080i and not HDMI 1080p..
This I do not know. There is a lot of detail setting that can be done if you really want to. (xorg)
I have not looked into that. Most of the material I watch is actually not even HD...
If you do not see a problem with the move...you could probably ignore it.
- damob - 2009-07-21 21:55
More probs - now that XBMC is setup I have moved the PC to my living room 42' Sony. When connected via HDMI at 1920x1080 the desktop spills out past the frame of the tv and I cannot see everything like toolbars and some shortcuts. I have tried various resolutions and playing with my TV remote but no success. Again if I use the VGA cable, it is fine but I want my sound to be played via HDMI on my TV and now I have changed the settings on XBMC I don't know what they need to be changed back to, to get audio via the soundcard output - if there is no solution to the HDMI video res.
- vikjon0 - 2009-07-21 22:31
I got that problem once...it was because I had the VGA connected as well as the HDMI.
make sure to remove it.
Otherwise I do not know, with my TV (new) it works plug n play. Most things seem to be possible to fix in xorg though, but I do not know how.
You could check the NVIDIA setting utility if there is anything there.
If you delete the guisetting...someting.xml in .xbmc it will be re-generated with detault values.
- prn_star - 2009-07-22 06:23
This rocks I'm picking up my asrock 330 ion tomorrow. This guide is exactly what I'm looking for, thank you very much.
The only difference I want to do is create 3 partitions windows 7 osx (leopard for now but snow later) and ubuntu.
- vikjon0 - 2009-07-22 09:07
mp3 where playing to fast on HDMI.
Changed to "plug:hdmi" as default output device, it seem to be the most simple solution.
- Frozone - 2009-07-24 09:16
I want a Desktop as well. But don´t want to install everything that comes with Ubuntu.
So I will install an minimal Desktop. And then choose only the stuff I need.
- vikjon0 - 2009-07-24 09:34
Quote:So I will install an minimal Desktop. And then choose only the stuff I need.
Yes, I have now done the same. I have only the basic core & utilities installed.
- vikjon0 - 2009-07-24 10:08
I tried the Aeon skin this morning. Can't say I liked i t much.
This is howto
Install Skin Aeon
sudo apt-get install git-core
git clone git://github.com/djh/aeon.git
(If you want a another folder name git clone git://github.com/djh/aeon.git "Aeon Stark")
5) Get the fonts
EDIT: The URL will be generated based on your ip (I think) You have to get your own from
mv Aeon/fonts fonts