from the ground to my solution. Command line > super min X> XBMC HOWTO?
ok my question is how do you go about setting up XBMC from the command line up ... by this i mean i have a box, has no GUI installed just clean basic install, i know i would have to install x server but do i have to install KDE or Gnome or anything like that? or could i boot to command line start an empty x server and then start xbmc? i cant / dont want one of the live distros , before anyont suggests thisl. Thanks for any imput. if any Sad
looking more to be walked through it even psuedo like.
PS i have seen this as well.
If you just have a minimal i.e. Ubuntu install, you'll need to install X and XBMC. For X and any drivers, the specific options will depend on your video chipset. For XBMC you may need to install python-software-properties and pkg-config. You'll also need to add the team-xbmc ppa to install XMBC.
sudo apt-get install python-software-properties pkg-config (not sure if the latter is needed anymore)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xbmc xorg

After this, you'll need chipset specific drivers e.g. nVidia, ATI, or Intel.

Post back if you need help from here.
to autostart you either go with a dm or do some custom stuff. Personally I am fine with using dm on a modern box with 2G memory. Altough it would be interesting to test if it adds any sec to boot. I am comfortable that it does not impact performance when booted.

in xbmcbuntu lightdm is used. If you install xbmc-standalone you get a xbmc session in lightdm. Then you google "lightdm autologin". For more features try gdm.

For the none dm way I think it is xinitrc that needs to go into the google.

If you are interested in the technical side of this please report back any findings.
(I am interested but I am fine with lightdm and a bit busy on the family side of things right now)
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