[RELEASE] CrystalHD Linux distributions for Apple TV with UI installer (Win, Linux) - Printable Version
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- Worfje - 2011-04-01 20:40
Sam.Nazarko Wrote:Do not do 'circumvent' this, you are breaking core OS functionality.It is breaking the functionality you added to ubuntu.
Sam.Nazarko Wrote:To disable updates: you run ./disable_updates. This method is safe, it allows you to renable at a later date easily. As the program says, for a full list of commands run ./info which allows you to make changes to the OS config.Great tip, I will use that instead. I always skip reading the manual. :rolleyes2:
It might be a idea to let the user know that the auto update failed and letting the boot process continu. Instead of now having a failed boot. But, hey... a minor issue.
Sam.Nazarko Wrote:Useful. Sort of. But having to turn it back on at the plug is annoying -- not to mention not worth the 0.042p you would save per hour. It will not reduce corruption.This does not require turning it on at the plug. I simply press the menu button and minus button simultaneously for about 2 seconds and the ATV resets and reboots into XBMC.
How can do you restart XBMC after having exited XBMC?
Performing the power down off the hard drive, will extend the life of the hard disk.
- Sam.Nazarko - 2011-04-01 21:10
fodos Wrote:Do you experinece crashes at display rafresh rate changes? I do...
23.976Hz here. Maybe an EDID or issue with your tv
Bagheera Wrote:ofc I made a backup ... but with my connection probleme and no solution in sight there is not much to do but try and error.
Sorry if it is not clear! As I said earlier the manual is on SVN. There is a Ubuntu FAQ here: http://svn.stmlabs.com/svn/crystalhd...ocs/ubuntu.htm. You'll have to save it to your PC before opening it as SVN does not have mime types for this document.
Paulkai Wrote:I have made the custom settings for audio and it's not working for me you also say you can mount the USB drive with Sudo mount entry point I have no idea what that means, I don't know much about Linux if someone can point me in the direction of a post
Copy custom audio exactly from menu. You can mount USB drives at boot automatically by adding an entry point in your filesystem table (/etc/fstab). A quick Google search will make this clear.
jtonthebike Wrote:Hi Sam,
aTV lacks ACPI - making shutdown not a clear cut process. Power-cycling is probably best you'll get
Worfje Wrote:It is breaking the functionality you added to ubuntu.
Always. Always read the manual. It will solve 99% of your issues. Also remember ./info will give you a list of system options.
- fodos - 2011-04-01 22:07
Sam.Nazarko Wrote:23.976Hz here. Maybe an EDID or issue with your tvI think this is not a TV issue. Now I tried the refresh rate change while playing music, and the sound disappeared, so I think the system crashes this time.
- Sam.Nazarko - 2011-04-01 22:23
To get 23.976Hz I am using the 'adjust ... to match video' setting. That's all you need to do. If, however, you want to change the UI's refresh rate: go edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
- Paulkai - 2011-04-01 22:23
Got the audio working, I thought that I would hear the menu sound when I had made the custom settings, but it does not. I then played a movie and it played fine, I will have a look at the manual. Is there a link for that?
- Sam.Nazarko - 2011-04-01 22:28
Paulkai Wrote:Got the audio working, I thought that I would hear the menu sound when I had made the custom settings, but it does not. I then played a movie and it played fine, I will have a look at the manual. Is there a link for that?
I have put the link in two posts on this thread (see like two posts above). You need to create an .asoundrc file with the following contents: (I thought I did this already however.)
A couple newbie questions - calev - 2011-04-01 23:40
I have a couple of questions.
1. Can you start up a desktop environment like gnome? or xfce? /If not is it possible to install one?
2. If one has not installed the Crystal hd is it possible to use the wireless card?
-If this has been answer else where i apologize.
Thanks for all the work. And if anyone else knows these answers feel free to answer and help a linux noob.
- Sam.Nazarko - 2011-04-02 00:07
1. Yep; best way is to install the Ubuntu-Desktop metapackage: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
2. Yes, it's possible, but you'll have to set up the drivers yourself, probably with ndiswrapper. Sounds like what you want is a Ubuntu desktop on aTV, not a CrystalHD xbmc solution. Checkout the # project, I have a minimal version of Ubuntu ready to be customised (you'll need to add boot.efi to the Recovery partition - done to avoid legal issues)
- h2sammo - 2011-04-02 00:21
is there a way to select what crystalhd driver or xbmc revision i use? from reading in the xbmc forums and from reading http://code.google.com/p/crystalhd-for-osx/updates/list it seems as if the latest crystalhd driver revision uses 16 DMA when it has been shown that 8 DMA works best for the low mem atv has.
also, i read in the forums davilla advises crystalhd revision 156 for xbmc 10.1 when using the first generation BCM video decoder (like I am).
- fodos - 2011-04-02 00:52
Sam.Nazarko Wrote:To get 23.976Hz I am using the 'adjust ... to match video' setting. That's all you need to do. If, however, you want to change the UI's refresh rate: go edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
You are right Sam, but not that is the problem. I have 24 (23,976) FPS and 25 FPS videos. The best setting to playback smoothly all would be the "automatic refresh rate change to the video fps", I think that is what you said. But in that setting, when the system tries change the refresh rate, the system crashes often (not all time). The effect is the same when I try to change the refresh rate manualy.
Do you think it is a configuration problem?