XBMC for Linux - Tips and Tricks

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djdafreund Offline
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A$$!!! Some people get all the luck. I'm jealouse!! That would be SO killer to go see him play. Lucky!!! Smile
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Roger Waters was great!!! One of the best concerts I've been to!

When I run "./XboxMediaCenter -q" I get the error code: "The XBMC_HOME environment variable is not set." and "Segmentation fault".

What now?


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Please start a new thread for this instead. It doesn't really belong in the "Tips and Tricks". Shocked

In the new thread please provide a full debug log. And you might aswell try to do a complete rebuild (along with deleting XBMC and svn checkout it again), mostly for us not chasing ghosts.
If you still get segment faults you should provide a gdb backtrace, should be explained in this thread howto do that aswell.

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Could you explain your Freenx setup a little more? Doesn't this result in two X sessions, thus two instances of XBMC? I am just looking for a faster alternative to VNC, which is way to slow to remotely control XBMC. I have a feeling that what I am looking for is just not possible. Thanks.

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Post: #20
Please don't use this thread for discussion, this is just for HOWTOs. Start new threads for your questions.

In fact, if the mods want to delete all non-HOWTO posts, that would be a good idea.
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Post: #21
While they're at it...replace that direct apt-get line with a link to the README.
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wattazoum Wrote:This was only for Gusty. Hardy is not officially supported yet.

But I have created a package for Hardy (which is highly instable) .
For this, use the same trick with the information at:


Just to clarify, are you saying that XBMC is highly instable under Hardy, or that the package is unstable under Hardy ... or in other words, is the package a straight compile of the SVN or has it been modified in some way to cause the instability? Cause it looks like SVN compiles seems to be quite stable under Hardy.

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Post: #23
well, actually I modified it to be able to package but that doesn't cause any instability at all.

My problem is, on the 2 computers that I have under hardy, I can't play a video with XBMC (even compiled from svn, so I didn't understand.
It didn't stopped me from packaging it. So you can install and try . It won't break your system. And you can tell me if it works for you.
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I wiped my account out and now it's working . So I apologize for this ,it was my fault for having the account from gutsy to hardy.
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wattazoum Offline
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Post: #25
I have pinpointed the problem. It was due to pulseaudio which I had activated on my accounts.
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teddy Offline
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Her is a little howto on how to enable suspend/resume in XBMC.

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Apparently I'm not the only person who this has happened to, so:

Ubuntu has a bug where certain crashes will screw up your audio so only analog audio will play. Unfortunately XBMC causes these crashes frequently. If this happens, rename /etc/init.d/alsa-utils (to alsa-utils.BAK or something) and reboot. Once you boot, name it back to alsa-utils, run alsamixer to set up your audio again, and you should be good to go.
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Post: #28
For the initial scripts, change XboxMediaCenter to xbmc.bin if using the repos.
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jonte511 Offline
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This seems like a great script, and I would love to get it to work. But I dont... Sad

(Of course I make the personalization changes)

My guess is that the script is outdated. Could you, or someone else, please update it?

rodalpho Wrote:Here are some simple shell scripts that you may find useful. I'm not a particularly strong scripter, so I'm sure these can be greatly improved.

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I created a script to enable shutdown and restart functionality visible in xbmc ui. so when you click shutdown, the box issues the command shutdown -h now and if you click restart the box issues the command shutdown -r now.

I dont know if anyone else have made a script like this, but anyways, here's my version of it.


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