XBMCbuntu on Shuttle XS35GT V2

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EdgarWallace Offline
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Good evening,

is anyone having the Shuttle XS35GT V2 working with XBMCbuntu?

Reason I'm asking is that I'm struggling to get the HDMI audio working. I was following that link and here without any luck.

All these guides are more than a year old and do apply to DHARMA only...so if anyone can confirm if this configuration is working? Confused

Thank you very much.
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EdgarWallace Offline
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Got audio working. Some more information to those of you who consider to buy that gorgeous device. This is what I did:

I followed the guide in the first of the links I mentioned in my first post.
Code:
cat /proc/asound/version
is showing, that Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24 is already installed, hence we don't need to follow all the steps as the guide is pretty old.

We don't need sudo alsaconf
We don't need sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/sound.conf

Code:
sudo alsamixer
to unmute S/PDIF

Code:
aplay -l
is showing:
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: STAC92xx Analog [STAC92xx Analog]
Subdevices: 0/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

HDMI audio in my case is on card1, device 3. That means the speaker test need to look like that:
speaker-test -D plughw:1,3 -c2

In XBMC, within the System->Audio menu ensure you have the following settings:
Audio Output: HDMI
Audio Output Device: Custom
Custom Audio Device: plughw:1,3
Passthrough Audio Device: Custom
Custom Passthrough Device: plughw:1,3

That's all.
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jmcgee_jr Offline
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Actually just last night I got mine working, but i had to set my audio to Optical/Toslink if I set it to hdmi it would give me a failed to init hardware error.
As good as xbmc works I really still just like plex better, I tried to use the plex plugin but for some reason I was getting weird stutters and video glitches, yet if I plead the same file directly into xbmc it would play smoothly.
I guess for now I will stick with just using plex in windows and having to close out and reopen before i use it after the tv has been powered off.
Hopefully this will help others though who do want to go the xbmc route.


In XBMC, within the System->Audio menu ensure you have the following settings:
Audio Output: Optical/Toslink
Audio Output Device: Custom
Custom Audio Device: plughw:1,3
Passthrough Audio Device: Custom
Custom Passthrough Device: plughw:1,3
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