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

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harryzimm Offline
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Are you using a reciever for audio or tv? What hardware are you using in your htpc?

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harryzimm Wrote:Are you using a reciever for audio or tv? What hardware are you using in your htpc?

Using an Onkyo 5.1 Reciever and my HTPC is a Zotac Mag HD-ND01-U
Chipset NVIDIA ION
CPU Socket ATOM 330 - BGA 437
Memory Size 2GB RAM
Onboard Audio Onboard 8-channel Digital Audio, Stereo Analog Audio
Onboard Video NVIDIA ION graphics processor
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Post: #48
Thats weird.. Im also using an Onkyo reciever with an ion chipset. Try "plughw:0,3" as custom device (without the quotes).

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Dude seriously, how did you know that? That fixed it perfectly. hahaha

Everything seems to be working really well except all of a sudden video playback on 1080p is a LITTLE laggy. Not sure why that decided to start happening. In the OS install after installing the nvidia drivers it asked if I wanted to update the X file or something and I selected No (I didn't want to screw up any custom script in the install process) Maybe I need to update?
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Im glad its working at last. Not sure about the lagging video, usually a reboot will sort it. Maybe im just lucky but all my 1080p content works perfectly. Have you tried playing a 5.1 movie to test the channel mappings are correct?

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I suggest using this xorg.conf. Heres how

Code:
sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf xorg.conf.old

Code:
sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

and paste the contents of the link inside

save, then

Code:
killall xinit

xbmc should restart.

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Just watched a few bits from a couple movies and it sounds great.

With the very mild video stutter it seems to only be on 1080p movies - very odd. Hopefully I'll be able to figure it out at some point.

Thanks for all your help. You absolutely saved me amid this insanity.
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No problem Smile Im glad you didn't have to sell your htpc and give up on xbmc. I've been learning linux now for nearly three years and its still very rewarding when i finally figure stuff out. If the video stutters are still present, i have a few ideas that might help. In xbmc go to video settings and enable sync playback to display (video clock resample audio). Then disable Dolby and dts from audio settings. xbmc will pass mullti channel pcm instead. This might solve the slight judder

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That worked perfectly Laugh
I seriously hope you are making big bucks at some company for your crazy knowledge.
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I wish lol. Hopefully you now have time to actually watch a movie Smile

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Same here Big Grin He made it possible for me to finally watch some movie's haha.

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Trying to work through this on mythbuntu Lucid amd64. Can anyone give me a few pointers on the following dependency problem installing the nightly ppa svn:
Quote:xbmc: Depends: xbmc-data (= 1:9.11+svn28042-lucid1) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: xbmc-skin-confluence (= 1:9.11+svn28042-lucid1) but it is not going to be installed or
xbmc-skin-pm3-hd (= 1:9.11+svn28042-lucid1) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: xbmc-web (= 1:9.11+svn28042-lucid1) but it is not going to be installed
xbmc-standalone: Depends: xbmc-data (= 1:9.11+svn28042-lucid1) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: xbmc-skin-confluence (= 1:9.11+svn28042-lucid1) but it is not going to be installed or
xbmc-skin-pm3-hd (= 1:9.11+svn28042-lucid1) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: xbmc-web (= 1:9.11+svn28042-lucid1) but it is not going to be installed

if I try and install xbmc-data I get
Quote:The following packages have unmet dependencies:
xbmc-data: Depends: xbmc-bin (< 1:9.11+svn28042-lucid1.1~) but 1:9.11+svn30938-lucid1 is to be installed

Mythbuntu Maverick 64-bit Mythtv & XBMC E6300, GT430, Antec Minuet 350, 2GB DDR-800 Ram, Gigabyte G-31M-E2SL, Yamaha RXv-1800 over HDMI @ 1080p to Sony Bravia 55" LCD 100HZ, Focal-JM Labs 826/806 speakers & Velodyne CHT-12R sub... "mmm, nice."
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Have you previously installed xbmc from a different ppa?

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harryzimm Wrote:Have you previously installed xbmc from a different ppa?

Hi - was on the stable bog standard Camelot 9.11 release via standard Jaunty install. Updated to Lucid LTS last week. I get the same dependncy issue trying to install from Synaptic, even after having done a purge. Had a look in my software sources and although there are no other sources listed for xbmc apart from the launchpad ppa for xbmc. I do have the medibuntu key from way back but have now removed.

Mythbuntu Maverick 64-bit Mythtv & XBMC E6300, GT430, Antec Minuet 350, 2GB DDR-800 Ram, Gigabyte G-31M-E2SL, Yamaha RXv-1800 over HDMI @ 1080p to Sony Bravia 55" LCD 100HZ, Focal-JM Labs 826/806 speakers & Velodyne CHT-12R sub... "mmm, nice."
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Post: #60
Make sure the only enabled xbmc ppa is the nightly one. From a terminal, type

Code:
sudo apt-get purge xbmc-*

Code:
cd /var/cache/apt/archives

Code:
sudo rm xbmc-*
Code:
sudo apt-get update

Code:
sudo apt-get install xbmc

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