Linux - XBMC on Gentoo: Remote Communication Server Failed to Start

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SylaSebas Offline
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Hi guys

I'm quite a fan of XBMC and I set up already some servers for me and some friends and family (e.g. on OpenELEC, RPi, Windows). Well I tried to do the same on a Gentoo/Linux machine and it pretty much works all fine except that during the start up of XBMC, there is a notification on the bottom right corner that says:

"Remote Communication Server Failed to Start".

I haven't found out where the problem is yet. I checked the port and tried a few different ones but that didn't change anything.
I also checked the log file ($home/.xbmc/temp/xbmc.log) and there is not a single error or warning listed.

Does anyone have an idea what I should do?

Thanks and regards,

SylaSebas
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set debug logging and look at the generated log.

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SylaSebas Offline
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hi there

sry it's a long time since I posted this problem. The solution was quite simple:

create a advancedsettings.xml in the folder ./xbmc/userdata and add the following:


<advancedsettings>
<jsonrpc>
<tcpport>XXXX</tcpport>
</jsonrpc>
</advancedsettings>

replace "XXXX" with a free port and that's it.

regards
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