[RELEASE] CrystalHD Linux distributions for Apple TV with UI installer (Win, Linux) - Printable Version
+- XBMC Community Forum (http://forum.xbmc.org)
+-- Forum: Help and Support (/forumdisplay.php?fid=33)
+--- Forum: XBMC General Help and Support (/forumdisplay.php?fid=111)
+---- Forum: Linux and Live support (/forumdisplay.php?fid=52)
+---- Thread: [RELEASE] CrystalHD Linux distributions for Apple TV with UI installer (Win, Linux) (/showthread.php?tid=97949)
- Sam.Nazarko - 2011-04-26 02:12
Thomss Wrote:Amazing work thank you so much, I have it working just about to order a Broadcom Crystal HD Decoder Mini Card BCM70010/BCM70012 - once this arrives and my library plays I will be donating £££.
Good to hear. And thanks, donations always encourage me to put more work in and cover bandwidth costs too
Regards android remote, are you allowing programs on this and other machines to control XBMC under System. Also. It might seem obvious, but Tv shows won't list properly if you don't have library mode on
The keyboard should work fine. You'll likely have to fix the layout in x11 as I set it up with a UK keyboard. That and dpkg -reconfigure locales should work. VNC could work fine -- remember x11 is loaded from ec.local though so append it there. I was using VNC to do some video capture of
Crystalbuntu in action (78MB/s is hard to render real time though..)
- pmcd - 2011-04-26 10:08
Sam.Nazarko Wrote:Yup. You need to setup Policykit and hal (see comments on blog)
That seems to do much more than I want. I just want to be able to reboot the ATV from the restart/shutdown/quit command in XBMC. I would have thought that adding "sudo reboot" to the end of /etc/rc.local would work but it still drops me down to a Linux shell. I was sure I had this working using your older image by just adding that command.
Essentially I would rather not have to ssh in every time I want to restart the ATV. The only reason I want to restart it is that there seems to be some small memory loss with my install which may be related to boot from a USB HDD. I "only" have 50% memory left and that can get even lower as time goes by. Rebooting makes it go back to 70%.
Perhaps sudo reboot can't be the last line in rc.local?
- illiac4 - 2011-04-26 11:57
Sam.Nazarko Wrote:Ahh. You're using the CGI module -- this can be buggy and lighty soon loses its performance gain. lightppd is great for static pages but imo its cgi module is buggy at this time
Do you have any other suggestion so i can use php with? Is nginx better in this case? It has to be lightweight.
- illiac4 - 2011-04-26 12:40
Well i have posted this before but now it seems that the installer does not work if no internal disk is attached in ATV and using USB pen only.
I have setup an ATV, removed the internal disk and created USB pen drive using your installer and it will not boot. When a reattcah the drive it works but not if unattached.
I assume i have to change something in com.apple.boot.plist
- bass63 - 2011-04-26 21:15
nchall Wrote:I am using your image on an ATV1 without a Crystal HD, and with a Harmony Remote and the recompiled atvclient.ccp. After a few problems I have it almost working the way I want currently.
Are you using Harmony remote to emulate original 6 button remote or have you managed to install lirc or something to program all available XBMC commands? If so, I would love to know how to do this in Sam's image. Thanks in advance!
- Sam.Nazarko - 2011-04-26 22:07
pmcd Wrote:That seems to do much more than I want. I just want to be able to reboot the ATV from the restart/shutdown/quit command in XBMC. I would have thought that adding "sudo reboot" to the end of /etc/rc.local would work but it still drops me down to a Linux shell. I was sure I had this working using your older image by just adding that command.
Wouldn't advise this route. For starters, I'm updating the image with a new rc.local soon to be PVR build compliant, that's gonna get ugly if you make modifcations to the file that are not replicated. If you do want to do it, you add "reboot" (no sudo, already elevated), and then exit 0 on another line below (exit 0 must be last line). This means though that if XBMC ever crashes on startup due to say a bug in an addon, you will have an infinite reboot loop until you mount the volume manually on a different OS or machine.
- Andy S2K - 2011-04-26 22:50
everything works but i have some frame drops with ATV and 7015 Crystal HD on 1080p film.....Random frame drops that i also have with the older non Sam Image....
I also can't see the number of frame drops. How can we see the OSD with the information? I know that i have someframe drops but I can't motinoring this with this image...
- thnmnt - 2011-04-27 01:03
Andy S2K Wrote:I also can't see the number of frame drops. How can we see the OSD with the information? I know that i have someframe drops but I can't motinoring this with this image...
Did you try holding 'menu' on the remote? That should bring it up. (hold menu again to get rid of it)
- GuySie - 2011-04-27 03:25
Just used the installer, finally got crystalbuntu running on the internal HD! I was having serious problems with my db size and the amount of fanart on my 8gig USB stick. Feels a bit speedier and more stable when playing 720s too versus my old pin87 install! Thanks Sam!
bass63 Wrote:Are you using Harmony remote to emulate original 6 button remote or have you managed to install lirc or something to program all available XBMC commands? If so, I would love to know how to do this in Sam's image. Thanks in advance!
I have used the options="-m" method to get more working Harmony buttons.
On my old install this needed a recompiled atvclient, but on Sam's it worked out of the box.
Two things I'm wondering about are: what's this .asoundrc for menusounds trick that's mentioned a few times in this thread? I don't really miss the menu sounds (silence is golden and all), but i'm OCD enough that I want to have everything up and running, just in case... and: I'm also one of the people who have odd behaviour from advancedsettings.xml. My DDS fanart works (after the CPU chugged along for a few hours converting them all, poor thing) but the GPU temp is still a ?.
- GuySie - 2011-04-27 03:28
Sam.Nazarko Wrote:Wouldn't advise this route.
So, you're saying to wait it out for your next PVR-related patch? Because I already edited mine after reading this in your manual:
"However, if XBMC is crashing, then this is likely due to a lack of memory available to the system. Therefore, a reboot is optimal. It does take notably longer before XBMC is restarted but ensures the system regains resources. This can be done by adding sudo reboot to the end of rc.local which can be edited via SSH with sudo nano /etc/rc.local. To regain access to the TTY session at any time, remove the reboot command."