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- Bigestlee - 2011-04-20 05:46
nemek Wrote:If some one is interested below is my custom xbmc-live ubuntu 10.10 x64 build (done using xbmc-live sdk). Its contains patched xbmc 10 compiled with vaapi enabled and all needed libs (ie libva, xvba-video etc) + latest catalyst 11.3 + mplayer-vaapi (for testing). Its confirmed to work with almost all hd movies (HP@L4.1 / AP@L3 max - xvba limitation) on ati cards (probably uvd2 is required - ie hd 4xxx)
nemek, I registered to say "thank you" for making this ISO. I found it to be quite useful, and works well.
I did have some problems getting it installed, and just wanted to document the problems and solutions here for anyone else who might also be having problems.
Problem 1) LiLi didn't work for me on my USB stick or on my SD card. In each case LiLi seemed to finish without error, however when I tried to boot from either device I just got a grub> prompt. Perhaps I didn't do something correctly while using it, not sure.
Solution 1) Use unetbootin. I installed the latest unetbootin, and that worked the first time without a problem.
Problem 2) The installer was looking for a CD-ROM drive that wasn't there, rather than simply using the USB key.
Solution 2) Mount the USB key as a CD-ROM device and point to it:
I followed the directions from here:
Quote:When you get the screen with “Load CD-ROM driver from removable media?” press ALT-F2 to get a console and enter these commands:
Problem 3) There was a mouse cursor "X" in the middle of the screen that wouldn't go away.
Solution 3) Add this in Section "Device" in /etc/X11/xorg.conf
- sokolum - 2011-04-26 15:40
Nice.... this thread made me decide to buy a AMD Fusion board.
Want to build a new HTPC.
- Galacticus - 2011-04-26 16:15
The audio drivers made me wish I bought Nvidia.
- Qroach - 2011-04-27 21:01
so I got a jetway AMD Fusion board, everything is great except the audio and crazy video stuttering when a video is used as a background.
Can anyone tell me how to get the audio working?
- magnetik - 2011-04-28 06:33
I see that Catalyst 11.4 has just been released.
Wonder if it brings any enhancements out of the box?
I'm keen to eventually move from my current XS35 setup to a Zacate mobo/case/etc. so I can build more a XBMC/file server dual setup - since the Zacate boards offer much, much better SATA port counts than ION boards = more hard drives.
Been following the topic closely - keen to have Ubuntu with VAAPI playback PLUS audio out over HDMI (does this work yet?) - once that's all been proven to work well (which I get the impression it has) it will be time to start building the next HTPC I know this can be done under Windows - but Windows ain't an option for me - totally over it now for all my PC's - Ubuntu/Linux all the way..
EDIT: shame, seems Audio over HDMI not possible yet:
- sokolum - 2011-05-01 16:49
Qroach Wrote:so I got a jetway AMD Fusion board, everything is great except the audio and crazy video stuttering when a video is used as a background.
Audio over HDMI, SPDIF, Analogue? On which of these three methods your audio stutter? On all Three of then?
- basketcase - 2011-05-01 23:32
New to the board, but had been lurking for a while. Based off a suggestion here, I purchased a Zacate board and couldn't be happier with it.
Just wanted to add my .02 cents:
Installation/Final Thoughts: http://www.barrymorrison.com/2011/05/01/my-htpc-its-here/
Any questions, would be happy to answer any!
- snoozer - 2011-05-07 00:45
Could someone please tell me if these are the steps to take to get everything working on linux (VAAPI and such)
1. install va-api stuff (3 libs [libva & libva-dev & xvba-video] from splitted-desktop.com)
2. install catalyst
3. confirm if everything is ok (run vainfo) - if its reporting an error its probably missing linkage
4. Patch XBMC
5. compile xbmc with va-api enabled OR use https://launchpad.net/~lars-opdenkamp/+archive/xbmc-pvr - but it can and i guess will make problems with already installed libv
- Chumber - 2011-05-08 22:22
With that modified iso, any easy way to enable the realtek ALC892 from my E350 board? It always says no sound device, even after installing the latest driver from realtek
- HansP - 2011-05-08 22:23
little tip for those who didnt flash theyre bios,
did it yesterday , cpu max temp in bios changed from max 60 to 80° , no more min fan speed but i practicly do not hear it anymore now ...
also seems a bit stabler