[LIVE] HOW-TO Install XBMC on Lucid Mini with PCM Multichannel and Nvidia 256.25

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The Chef Offline
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harryzimm Wrote:Make sure you remove pulseaudio as first.

Code:
sudo apt-get remove pulseaudio

remember to replace xbmc with your username

Code:
sudo usermod -a -G audio username

Do not install xbmc-live on a full desktop
I have not tested this on a desktop version
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Im installing Lucid Desktop right now to give it a shot. When you say remember to replace xbmc with your username, and assuming my username is "htpc" would I be doing this:
Code:
sudo usermod -a -G audio htpc

Also since I wont be installing XBMC Live should I just do a standard, nothing special, xbmc install like this from the wiki page:
Code:
sudo apt-get install python-software-properties pkg-config
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xbmc xbmc-standalone
sudo apt-get update

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The Chef Wrote:Im installing Lucid Desktop right now to give it a shot. When you say remember to replace xbmc with your username, and assuming my username is "htpc" would I be doing this:
Code:
sudo usermod -a -G audio htpc

Also since I wont be installing XBMC Live should I just do a standard, nothing special, xbmc install like this from the wiki page:
Code:
sudo apt-get install python-software-properties pkg-config
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xbmc xbmc-standalone
sudo apt-get update

Thanks!


Yeah, that should do it.

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The Chef Offline
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Awesome thanks Harry,
Also is it necessary for me to boot with command prompt for this or can I just use the terminal?
If I need to boot with command prompt how do I do that? Smile
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Figured it out: hit ctrl+alt+f1 Smile

Well I went through the whole thing and only hit one problem at this point:

Quote:Then we will generate a xorg.conf file and put it on the right place. You can use the Howto achieve judder free perfectly synced playback later.
sudo nvidia-xconfig -s --no-logo --force-generate --output-xconfig=/etc/X11/xorg.conf

It popped up with an error saying something like "Your currently running x-server, exit x-server" or something like that. So I just hit OK assuming that since Im using the Desktop Ubuntu maybe its already installed. But now if I try and run XBMC its SUPER slow and laggy - just the menu interface. So I went to Hardware Drivers to download the NVIDIA driver and it says "There are no drivers for excising hardware" so I think i screwed something up with that. Any ideas?
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I think first you need to kill the x-session.

Code:
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop

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OK so I ran you script to shut it off and then did this:

Code:
sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-256.25-pkg1.run

It began downloading the driver and finished and says:

Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'. This happens most frequently when this kernel module was built against the wrong or improperly configured kernel sources, with a version of gcc that differs from the one used to build the target kernel , or if a driver such as rivafb/nvidiafb is present and prevents the NVIDIA kernel module from obtaining ownership of the NVIDIA graphic devices.....

So what did I mess up Laugh
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Post: #22
check the guide for the solution.

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Ill check it out. Thanks a ton for your help Wink
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Finally, actually best tutorial.
One thing is not working for me.
My prayes not helped and after install xbmc-live and reboot I have black screen.
By typing: "sudo xinit xbmc" xbmc running fine but I had problem with jutter...

My investigation stop at:

In xorg log i have: Fatal server error: no screens found

Other strange thing: when type nvidia-settings I have:
ERROR: The control display is undefined; please run `nvidia-settings --help` for usage information.

Disame is with standard generated xorg.conf by command
sudo nvidia-xconfig -s --no-logo --force-generate --output-xconfig=/etc/X11/xorg.conf
and generated by script (http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=69753)

Section "Device"
Identifier "nvidia"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "NoLogo" "true"
VendorName "NVIDIA"
BoardName "ION"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP-0"
Option "DynamicTwinView" "false"
Option "FlatPanelProperties" "Scaling = Native"
Option "ModeValidation" "NoVesaModes, NoXServerModes, NoVertRefreshCheck, NoHorizSyncCheck"
Option "ModeDebug" "true"
Option "HWCursor" "false"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Modes "1920x1080_60_0" "1920x1080_24"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "false"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "ONK"
ModelName "ONK TX-SR805"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

# --- Modes in ModePool for ONK TX-SR805 (DFP-0) ---
# "nvidia-auto-select" : 1920 x 1080 @ 50.0 Hz
# "1920x1080" : 1920 x 1080 @ 50.0 Hz
# "1920x1080_50" : 1920 x 1080 @ 50.0 Hz
# "1920x1080_60" : 1920 x 1080 @ 60.0 Hz
# "1920x1080_60_0" : 1920 x 1080 @ 59.94/60 Hz (CEA-861B Format 16)
# "1920x1080_24" : 1920 x 1080 @ 23.97/24 Hz (CEA-861B Format 32)
# "1920x1080_60i" : 1920 x 1080 @ 59.94/60 Hz (CEA-861B Format 5)
# "1920x1080_50i" : 1920 x 1080 @ 50 Hz Interlace (CEA-861B Format 20)
# "1440x576" : 1440 x 576 @ 50 Hz (CEA-861B Format 30)
# "1440x576_50" : 1440 x 576 @ 50 Hz (CEA-861B Format 30)
# "1440x480" : 1440 x 480 @ 59.94/60 Hz (CEA-861B Format 15)
# "1440x480_60" : 1440 x 480 @ 59.94/60 Hz (CEA-861B Format 15)
# "1280x1024" : 1280 x 1024 @ 60.0 Hz
# "1280x1024_60" : 1280 x 1024 @ 60.0 Hz
# "1280x720" : 1280 x 720 @ 59.94/60 Hz (CEA-861B Format 4)
# "1280x720_60" : 1280 x 720 @ 59.94/60 Hz (CEA-861B Format 4)
# "1280x720_50" : 1280 x 720 @ 50 Hz (CEA-861B Format 19)
# "1024x768" : 1024 x 768 @ 60.0 Hz
# "1024x768_60" : 1024 x 768 @ 60.0 Hz
# "800x600" : 800 x 600 @ 60.3 Hz
# "800x600_60" : 800 x 600 @ 60.3 Hz
# "720x576" : 720 x 576 @ 50 Hz (CEA-861B Format 18)
# "720x576_50" : 720 x 576 @ 50 Hz (CEA-861B Format 18)
# "720x576_50i" : (2880)x 576 @ 50 Hz Interlace (CEA-861B Format 26)
# "720x576_50i_0" : (1440)x 576 @ 50 Hz Interlace (CEA-861B Format 22)
# "720x480" : 720 x 480 @ 59.94/60 Hz (CEA-861B Format 3)
# "720x480_60" : 720 x 480 @ 59.94/60 Hz (CEA-861B Format 3)
# "720x480_60i" : (2880)x 480 @ 59.94/60 Hz Interlace (CEA-861B Format 11)
# "720x480_60i_0" : (1440)x 480 @ 59.94/60 Hz Interlace (CEA-861B Format 7)
# "640x480" : 640 x 480 @ 59.94/60 Hz Interlace (CEA-861B Format 1)
# "640x480_60" : 640 x 480 @ 59.94/60 Hz Interlace (CEA-861B Format 1)
# "576x576" : (2880)x 576 @ 50 Hz Interlace (CEA-861B Format 26)
# "576x576_50i" : (2880)x 576 @ 50 Hz Interlace (CEA-861B Format 26)
# "576x480" : (2880)x 480 @ 59.94/60 Hz Interlace (CEA-861B Format 11)
# "576x480_60i" : (2880)x 480 @ 59.94/60 Hz Interlace (CEA-861B Format 11)
# "411x576" : (2880)x 576 @ 50 Hz Interlace (CEA-861B Format 26)
# "411x576_50i" : (2880)x 576 @ 50 Hz Interlace (CEA-861B Format 26)
# "411x480" : (2880)x 480 @ 59.94/60 Hz Interlace (CEA-861B Format 11)
# "411x480_60i" : (2880)x 480 @ 59.94/60 Hz Interlace (CEA-861B Format 11)
# "360x576" : (2880)x 576 @ 50 Hz Interlace (CEA-861B Format 26)
# "360x576_50i" : (2880)x 576 @ 50 Hz Interlace (CEA-861B Format 26)
# "360x480" : (2880)x 480 @ 59.94/60 Hz Interlace (CEA-861B Format 11)
# "360x480_60i" : (2880)x 480 @ 59.94/60 Hz Interlace (CEA-861B Format 11)
# "288x576" : (2880)x 576 @ 50 Hz Interlace (CEA-861B Format 26)
# "288x576_50i" : (2880)x 576 @ 50 Hz Interlace (CEA-861B Format 26)
# "288x480" : (2880)x 480 @ 59.94/60 Hz Interlace (CEA-861B Format 11)
# "288x480_60i" : (2880)x 480 @ 59.94/60 Hz Interlace (CEA-861B Format 11)
# --- End of ModePool for ONK TX-SR805 (DFP-0): ---

Any ideas?
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I think i know what the problem is. running sudo xinit xbmc runs xbmc as root so you need to change permissions of the .xbmc folder back to xbmc. To do this type

Code:
cd ~

Code:
sudo chown -R xbmc .xbmc

Code:
sudo service xbmc-live start

After a reboot it should boot to xbmc

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You are genius! Smile
Thanks alot it helped.
Sad is that I have still judder even now (newest driver etc) ...
I don't know why.
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majkelos Wrote:You are genius! Smile
Thanks alot it helped.
Sad is that I have still judder even now (newest driver etc) ...
I don't know why.

Try disabling dolby and dts in audio settinigs and turn on sync playback to display(resample audio) and adjust refresh rate to match video in video settings. Not sure but its worth a try.

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any option that checked not helped...
refresh rate is changeing automatically to video source (in my case 24hz - movies are 23.97fps)
my hardware Asus Eee Box 1501 ION
any idea? Sad

Is seems to bigger problem:
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=59990&page=12
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid...rop&page=9
(This post was last modified: 2010-06-02 00:02 by majkelos.)
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I'm had this with some movie's too. After putting back the original xorg.conf it was much better. (just the 23.97fps content is playing at 50fps)

sudo nvidia-xconfig -s --no-logo --force-generate --output-xconfig=/etc/X11/xorg.conf

Update: with this I have no juddering in Avatar anymore at the space part. This was the most irritating problem I had.

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hmm... I will try do this.
yesterday I broken something in xbmc-live...
I installed newest vdpaulib and now xbmc live is not starting automatically.
I must login and write: sudo service xbmc-live start
Please for help Smile

About judder:
I have searched every possible forum and there is no one universal answer how to repair this issue in 100%.
It is annoying that everything is almost ready and something like little droping of frames broke pleasure of entertainment... Wink
So, only option is wait for mirracle solution.
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