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Minimal install of XBMC on Ubuntu Karmic Koala (9.10) - Springy - 2009-11-08 23:36
Hi I'm new to the forums and I am loving XBMC, I started to build a media centre to use XBMC on and wanted to use the new version of Ubuntu. I tried to follow some of the guides on here, but some things have changed in the new version, so I have written a blog post on how to install standalone XBMC on the new version of Ubuntu:
Please let me know if there are any problems with the post.
- jonassw - 2009-11-09 00:01
Cool - pretty much identical to my XBMC Minimal installation notes. I like that you've cut it down a bit as well. Quite nice.
One thing I'd change is to install the latest nVidia Driver.
sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-190, instead of 185
I'll probably be sending this link to my friends who all fell in love when they saw XBMC on my ASRock.
Oh, and personally I'd make the part about the splash screen marked more clearly as an optional step. Some people (or well, me at least), quite like the boot debug info. Sometimes you can catch a few errors there - especially if you're using the box for anything besides XBMC.
- Springy - 2009-11-09 00:13
Hey jonassw, thanks for your comments, I have changed my blog post suit
I will be writing some more posts on XBMC, and thinking about designing a skin along with my designer friend.
Thanks for the comments and sharing the link
- Ritzie - 2009-11-09 04:24
Thanks for the how to!
I keep getting
gpg: keyserver timed out
gpg: keyserver receive failed: keyserver error
- jonassw - 2009-11-09 04:44
Ritzie Wrote:Thanks for the how to!That one happens every now and then. It's because the keyserver is down.
Pretty annoying issue. Try it again in a few hours or something.
- Ritzie - 2009-11-09 05:00
Ok cool I thought thats what it was. Thanks Ill try later.
- Springy - 2009-11-09 10:13
The best thing to do when that happens is ping the key server from the command line:
Then try running the apt-key command again, I will update the blog post to add that tip
- Dedas - 2009-11-09 10:23
Here is a keyserver that almost always work:
- M@rtijn - 2009-11-09 12:28
According to this tutorial you need to install a Windows Manager. In your tutorial I don't see where you install a Windows Manager or even X. Do you use a Windows Manager?
- M@rtijn - 2009-11-09 14:08
Igonore my reply above. Just tested you're tutorial in VMware. Works perfect! Way better than the XBMCbuntu wiki. My problem with that wiki was a shutting down problem. XBMC didn't shut down the system. He just restarts itself.
I'll install XBMC using you're tutorial on my HTPC tonight.