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Software specs:
XBMC 11.0
Linux Mint 13 with xfce
install method: ppa
confluence skin (default)
I was unable to find a SVN Revision number.

Hardware specs (yes it's old):
Main board: Asus P4b
Processor: Celeron 1.7GHz i686
Memory: 384MB (256+128)
HD's: 10GB for the OS, 40GB for data
USB wifi dongle
nVidia Geforce 2 MX200 16MB

Issue:
Installing add-ons does not work as expected for me.
When I go to the add-on menu, select an (any, doesn't matter which one) add-on and try to install it, the program freezes for maybe 10 seconds, and kicks me back to the list of available add-ons. Then, after a while, there appears a message next to the name that says "downloading 0%". After a few seconds, there's a busy icon on the lower right of the screen. After that, the downloading text is gone, but the add-on is not installed. I tried to wait it out (I figured maybe it was working in the background) but even after 2 hours there was no change.

My wifi connection is fine since I have no problems with streaming from either the internet or another computer in my home network.

My main goal here is installing the XBMC subtitle add-on, I don't care much about any other add-ons (now) so if there's a workaround I'm okay with that.
I've read something about installing from zipfiles. Is there a location I can get the zipfile? http://xbmc.org/download/plugins-scripts/ is still empty.

Thank you for helping me out here.
http://mirrors.xbmc.org/addons/eden/

Subtitle one should be there
Welcome to the XBMC forums.

Please enable debug log (wiki)ging in XBMC, attempt to install the subtitle add-on (wait until the busy icon and "downloading" text are gone), exit XBMC, locate your debug log (wiki), upload its contents to http://www.pastebin.com or http://www.xbmclogs.com and post the assigned URL link to your uploaded log here with your reply. This will allow other forum members to review your log for possible clues as to why your add-on installation is failing.
OK, amet has provided you the location for the zip files for the XBMC.org add-ons so you can get the subtitles one. However, if you still want to find out why you aren't able to install add-ons via the add-on manager, you can still post a debug log of an attempt to download/install some other add-on.
My debug log:
http://www.xbmclogs.com/show.php?id=15719

I'll be trying the method amet gave me now..
edit: That did it. Subtitles is now installed.

I'm satisfied with a workaround, but perhaps a fix would be useful for others who have the same issue?

Thank you both
Go to: System > System info > Network page and see if all the fields are populated with values and that none of them are "Busy" or "Not connected".
(2012-11-27, 21:34)WotL Wrote: [ -> ]My debug log:
http://www.xbmclogs.com/show.php?id=15719

I'll be trying the method amet gave me now..
edit: That did it. Subtitles is now installed.

I'm satisfied with a workaround, but perhaps a fix would be useful for others who have the same issue?

Thank you both

that doesnt seem to have DEBUG enabled, please enable it as per Debug Log instructions.

my money is on you enabling proxy in XBMC, does XBMC Subtitles work? does it download subs for you?