Can you install XMBC on Linux non GUI version? I hope to improve performance and stability installing it on an non GUI version ie Ubuntu Server. but so far following the directions I have not been successful.
When users are installing this on Ubuntu (standard w gui) are they using the Server command line.
If installing on Ubuntu standard with gui will the system recognize the upnp shares on winxp?
XMBC on Linux (server or GUI)
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2012-03-13 17:45 Post: #1
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2012-03-13 19:18 Post: #2
I installed ubuntu minimal which doesn't have a gui and added the repositories for xbmc and apt installed. this might help you get started..
XBMC on Ubuntu Server , Minimal Install no GUI
(This post was last modified: 2012-03-13 19:18 by wilson.joe.)
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Location: western Canada
2012-03-14 06:33 Post: #3
+1 for Ubuntu minimal. Starts with a 12MB ISO.
Doesn't get much more basic than that.
If I helped out pls give me a +
XBMC1: i3-540, 4GB, GT430, 40GB SSD, Ubuntu 10.10 min + Dharma
-> HT: 58" plasma, Denon 3808CI, Paradigm Studio 60, CC-590, ADP-470, Seismic 12
XBMC2: Atom330, 4GB, GT240, 64GB SSD, Ubuntu 12.04 min + Frodo B1
-> Main: 50" plasma, Rotel RX-1052, B&W 683
Server: 20TB FreeBSD + ZFS solution
Joined: Apr 2009
2012-03-14 08:13 Post: #4
A new guide exactly matchning xbmcbuntu would be nice! To get started is easy
sudo apt-get install lightdm xbmc xbmc-standalone
Most of the rest should be esay to find on github. I like projects like this but personally I am happy with using the xbmcbuntu iso for installation.
All this is assuming you do not want minimal as in no lightdm. Personally I do not mind it and I see no performance need to remove it on a 2G box.
BTW, the new xbmcbuntu SDK is much easier to undertsand then the old live and an alternative to creating a minimal is to customize the xbmcbuntu installation.
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Location: Down Under
2012-03-17 04:23 Post: #5
I have a minimal ubnutu 11.10 install with xbmc on top. This post shows how I got xbmc to launch automatically on boot:
I noticed that the main guide that I used has had its link changed, this is the guide I used for the bulk of my install
XBMC Steam Launcher - Only available for XBMC.