where to put skins?

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rickx Offline
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I know this sounds dumb, but...I'll put it simple:

I installed xbmc (the official from repo). Then I downloaded Transparency skin (a rar file). I put it in ~/.xbmc/skins. But xbmc installs the pm3.hd skin under /usr/.../xbmc/skin. So what happens is that the two skins are seen and you can choose them from xbmc, but Transparency will load without background images, searching them under /usr/... instead of where they are. Now: I could probably solve this by myself moving one or the other skin.

The question is: how is this meant to be??
There's something wrong obviously, and in any case I find the profile/masterprofile is not ok this way. Very confusing. (I won't talk about lirc- and keymap in their new positions - same thing)

I think skins should go under /home. I made a partition for that...
And - other question - what does it mean in the log when it says "profile mapped to masterprofile"? How does xbmc see/decide that? Can that be changed and how?

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rickx
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Loading without background images suggests you have an old version of XBMC that doesn't support the background loading.

You did everything correctly. Don't over think things.

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rickx Offline
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oooooops, sorry for that. I was quiet convinced xbmc 9.04.1 was happy with transparency 2...Jonathan, could you answer my other question anyways, the profile mapped to masterprofile thing?

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You only have one profile, so that profile is the masterprofile. Simple as that.

If you were to add more profiles, then you wouldn't necessarily be using the master profile.

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rickx Offline
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yes, sounds simple indeed Laugh
But sounded less simple to me before - thought it meant xbmc decides whether to use one path (~/...) or the other (/usr/...) depending on some sort of initial check.

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