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- xanadu1979 - 2009-04-01 17:49

Does this guide work on Ubuntu 9.04 Beta?


- rschwarz_jr - 2009-04-01 21:46

billybig Wrote:Would the devs have any objection to using the Server install disc as opposed to the minimal install? I was having so many problems getting a good mirror with the minimal I just used the server disc instead. (which is the same thing right? just with all the packages on CD as opposed to downloads) Then followed the rest of the instructions exactly as they are written and all is good.

It really is a huge help to have access to your config files that you have spent many hours tweaking to work correcly with XBMC, HDMI etc etc.

Thanks for the great guide! Keep it up if at all possible!! While the devs may not appreciate it the community certainly does, and the side effect of solid instructions is an increased adoption rate of XBMC which will only make it a better media center down the road...

Just FYI for anyone interested using the server instead of minimal worked perfectly.


- Ticko - 2009-04-05 10:45

xanadu1979 Wrote:Does this guide work on Ubuntu 9.04 Beta?
Or 9.04 server edition?


- xanadu1979 - 2009-04-05 17:07

These instructions need to be updated. VDPAU is disabled by default now. You need to add something to the configure line to enable it.


- molesza - 2009-04-05 17:35

What should the ./configure line look like now to enable vdpau?


- molesza - 2009-04-05 17:37

I see. For anyone else this is the default ./configure for enabling VDPAU now

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-pulse --enable-vdpau


- xanadu1979 - 2009-04-05 19:27

It's been re-enabled by default.

http://trac.xbmc.org/changeset/19267


- molesza - 2009-04-06 10:38

I tried to configure with VDPAU enabled and its not working in XBMC.

Will it work if I dont specifiy? Or am I missing a new dependancy or something?


- olympia - 2009-04-06 10:41

molesza Wrote:I tried to configure with VDPAU enabled and its not working in XBMC.

Will it work if I dont specifiy? Or am I missing a new dependancy or something?

You have to explicitly select VDPAU as renderer in XBMC video player settings.
AUTO is not choosing vdpau as default renderer any more.


- The-Boxhead - 2009-04-06 10:49

Yeah i sure hope somone can update this wiki guide regulary. It's been a huge help for
me who is a linux noob. I mangaged to build my system from scratch using this guide.
However as someone has mentioned the minimal install cd is impossible to get
working due too mirrors wich doesen't work. I think i tried atleast 12 different mirrors
and they all just stopped somewehere when downloading files.

I downloaded the complete Ubuntu 8.10 interpid cd and used that instead and it worked just fine with this guide.

Also i have learned alott about linux using this guide Smile

So a huge thanks to the author for this exelent guide !!


- molesza - 2009-04-06 11:00

Thanks but I dont have VDPAU as an option. I have the following

Auto Detect
Software
Advanced Shaders (GLSL)
Basic Shaders (ARB)


No VDPAU?


- molesza - 2009-04-06 11:02

Might be worth mentioning that I ran the .configure without VDPAU first and then ran it immediately after with theVDPAU flag. Do I need to clean it first before reconfinguring?


- olympia - 2009-04-06 11:12

The guide is still valid. You don't need more flags at the configure stage.
But you have to choose vdpau instead of auto at the video player settings, if you want vdpau.

@molesza
If you don't have vdpau there, then something has been messed up.

Do:

Code:
cd $home/XBMC
make reallyclean
svn up
./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-pulse
make
sudo make install



- molesza - 2009-04-06 11:35

Thanks Olympia! All working perfectly now!

I have to thank you even further for a great guide! I have been following XBMC for a long time now and been waiting for a perfect solution. Your guide has made everything possible! I purchased all the hardware required after following your guide. I was too scared to buy anything prior!

Awesome work!

All I need now is to get plugins working and I will be one happy chappy! Looked all over the forums but cant figure it out. How do I enable plugins from the command line?


- olympia - 2009-04-06 15:03

molesza Wrote:All I need now is to get plugins working and I will be one happy chappy! Looked all over the forums but cant figure it out. How do I enable plugins from the command line?

You don't thave to install them from the command line, you need plugin installer:
http://forum.xbmc.org/showpost.php?p=159135&postcount=1

Unzip it, then use filezilla (or any scp compatible client) to transfer it to .xbmc/plugins/video (I am not sure about the exact location, maybe it's under userdata, but you will find it in .xbmc) folder.

Then the plugin installer will appear among video sources.
Run it from there, and enjoy to install any available (from SVN) plugin and script from within xbmc gui.