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[Install Script] Install XBMC Dharma and Boxee on Ubuntu Maverick Minimal (updated) - prupert - 2011-01-01 22:24
As a little New Year's present, I have updated a script that has been knocking around to allow you to install XBMC on a minimal version of Ubuntu Maverick.
If you simply install Ubuntu from the mini.iso containing the basic Ubuntu Maverick install, then on reboot, download my script using:
make it executable, using:
then finally run it using:
I find it is best to run it again, once the script reboots the machine, as this fixes a few issues (log in via SSH from another PC to do this).
It is still a work in progress, as you can't yet shutdown / restart etc via XBMC since it seems the method to add permissions in Ubuntu 10.10 have changed and they conflict with the setup here, so I am still looking into that. To shutdown / reboot at the moment, I log in via SSH and issue:
Also, it is designed to work just with the Acer Aspire Revo 3610, but there is no reason why it wont work with any other device (apart from maybe the audio configurations).
Download It Here
I will update it to fix bugs and add some extra functions related to getting the install to work better with ION and Atom PCs, but I wont it become a monster like XCI, although cudos to the dude who valiently tried to maintain that script
You can follow changes to it here: www.prupert.co.uk but I shall also update this post as well.
I've also released a script so you can run Boxee on the same minimal install aswell. You use the remote to launch it, so you exit out of XBMC using the Exit option from the power menu, then you launch Boxee by pressing the Yellow button on your MCE remote control. To get back to XBMC, simply exit out of Boxee using the Exit option from the main Boxee menu and load XBMC by pressing the Red button on your MCE Remote. You can change the remote and remote button used to launch either app by editing one simple file.
Download It Here
- srv1973 - 2011-01-02 18:18
Hi, I'm intrigued, especially since I've been struggling for hours today trying to get sound over HDMI working with Maverick (unsuccessfully).
I had a look at your script, and you are doing some magic with the /etc/asound.conf file that I haven't seen in any other forum post yet. I'm not sure if all of that file is applicable to my situation though (you seem to have some special cases based on whether you are connected to a receiver or to a TV?). I'll try tomorrow when I "get the TV back" from my better half.
Just to compare: my setup is an ASRock ION 330HT connected over HDMI to an HK AVR255 receiver, connected over HDMI to a Sony Bravia LCD TV (with sound obviously being handled by the receiver, not by the TV).
How does this compare to your setup?
- coupas - 2011-01-02 19:49
Interesting. Ill keep this post in mind when I reinstall next time..
- prupert - 2011-01-02 21:26
I copied the asound stuff from the XCI script, from the Audio via HDMI and Optical option.
Since XCI was a generic script I assumed the same would apply to the asound portion.
I can confirm that optical works though not so sure about HDMI.
- srv1973 - 2011-01-03 14:26
Hmmm, still no luck with HDMI passthrough on my ASRock ION 330HT with Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick.
Looks to me as if the only problem here is the AC3/DTS passthrough over HDMI with XBMC (as it seems to work with other applications like VLC and SMPlayer).
Any further tips?
- TakeOffYourXBMC - 2011-01-05 02:21
Thanks for this. You can simplify a lot of that asoundrc stuff:
cat << EOF > /etc/asound.conf
- darkscout - 2011-01-05 02:41
Any fixes for the bastardization that is LIRC in the Kernel?
- TakeOffYourXBMC - 2011-01-05 02:59
TakeOffYourXBMC Wrote:Thanks for this. You can simplify a lot of that asoundrc stuff:
Also I've been using a script for my reinstalls. Here's a simpler way to get xbmc to auto-start; no need for openbox:
sed -i 's#exec /sbin/getty -8 38400 tty1#exec /bin/login -f xbmc </dev/tty1 > /dev/tty1 2>\&1#g' /etc/init/tty1.conf
cat << EOF >> ~xbmc/.bash_profile
case "\$(tty)" in
/dev/tty1) clear && startx &>/dev/null ;;
echo "exec xbmc --standalone -fs" > ~xbmc/.xsession
- shmal - 2011-01-16 08:42
srv1973 Wrote:Hmmm, still no luck with HDMI passthrough on my ASRock ION 330HT with Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick.
Have you had any luck with this? I just went through the same thing last night / today. I can get stereo sound over hdmi no problem, but multichannel gives the initialization error.
Spent the day trying many different approaches, none successful.
- srv1973 - 2011-01-16 18:16
shmal Wrote:Have you had any luck with this? I just went through the same thing last night / today. I can get stereo sound over hdmi no problem, but multichannel gives the initialization error.
No, haven't tried again yet. I still want to try with the modified hda-intel file installed though, as can be found in various places on this forum.