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[LINUX] HOW-TO install XBMC for Linux on Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) and 8.10 (Intrepid)
#61
olympia Wrote:You may want to have a look at here:

http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/prevent-xor...-in-linux/

No guarantee, I never tested!!!

Thanks will check it out.

I have a update on the performance front i get over 40 frames dropped on the killa sample but on all other 1080p material i have, i don't get over 5 frames dropped. I have the E7300 running at stock speed (2.66 GHz).

Will overclock to 3.1GHz and report back.

Here's a mediafire account with samples i created a while back, if anyone wants to benchmark:
http://www.mediafire.com/rabbit
#62
Still not booting... when I was partitioning the drive, it automatically picks one ext3 partition and one swap partition. I made sure that the primary ext3 partition was set to bootable but that still didn't work. I didn't ever see an option for installing a boot loader. I tried looking for docs for this mini CD but haven't had any luck. Any other ideas?
#63
Lightbulb 
Zitheral,
I was having the same problem but I was able to get mine to boot by doing the following:

Download and burn a Ubuntu 8.10 Live CD
Use the Live CD to boot into the a Live session of Ubuntu 8.10
Plug in your USB Flash Drive which you have installed 8.10 onto using the minimal.iso
Open up the terminal and use the following commands to install GRUB to the USB Flash Drive
Quote:#sudo chroot /media/disk /bin/bash
# aptitude install grub
# echo “(hd0) /dev/sdb” > /boot/grub/device.map
# exit
# sudo grub-install --no-floppy --root-directory=/media/disk /dev/sdb
Close the terminal
Shutdown the Ubuntu Live session
Take the Live CD out of the drive
Reboot with your USB Flash Drive plugged in
AND...
PRESTO it should boot up and allow you to follow the rest of the tutorial.

From what I understand the GRUB bootloader files are not being installed on the USB Flash Drive and I couldn't find a way to make the installer do it for me. I like you tried 4 different times to find some advanced options in the partition section (or elsewhere) of the minimal install but never got it to work without my little work around. In the end I found these commands from a tutorial somewhere on the web to install linux to a USB drive and this should work for you as well.

Olympia,
If this extra step is the right way to get GRUB onto a USB Flash Drive install then you really should modify the tutorial to let people know that these extra steps need to be done in order for the USB install to boot. As is the tutorial does not work for a USB Flash Drive install.

Sincerely,
Will
#64
spozen Wrote:I have a update on the performance front i get over 40 frames dropped on the killa sample but on all other 1080p material i have, i don't get over 5 frames dropped. I have the E7300 running at stock speed (2.66 GHz).

Did you use aron's patch to achieve this?
#65
Bahndit Wrote:Olympia,
If this extra step is the right way to get GRUB onto a USB Flash Drive install then you really should modify the tutorial to let people know that these extra steps need to be done in order for the USB install to boot. As is the tutorial does not work for a USB Flash Drive install.

I will take care about that, if I have some time to put back a DVD drive to my HTPC. I am pretty sure, that I installed GRUB via the mini.iso installer (however I remember that there were some excitement about that). Unfortunately it was a long time ago and don't remeber for the details, that's why I need to test it again. (after installed, I made an image of the flash drive, and since then, I use this image for testing).
#66
olympia Wrote:Did you use aron's patch to achieve this?

No i don't use arons patch for now.
#67
spozen Wrote:No i don't use arons patch for now.

Intresting. Than you have much better performace than me. On the same board and CPU, I have more than 100 dropped frames on Intrepid... Oo

Are you streaming it from the network or playing it from local HD?
#68
karifsmith Wrote:olympia, thank you very much for the guides!

Do you happen to have a detailed description of YOUR hardware (mobo, cpu, case, etc)?

I have created a sig with that info, you can see now.
#69
olympia Wrote:Intresting. Than you have much better performace than me. On the same board and CPU, I have more than 100 dropped frames on Intrepid... Oo

Are you streaming it from the network or playing it from local HD?

I did aron's patch on the first svn compile and that is the svn I had the trouble with, it would play 108p fine, but it would not play std def dvd's any longer (playlist aborted error) I purged the svn and used the intrepid ppa and all was fine, yesterday I reinstalled from SVN compiled without the patch all is fine.

My 1080p playback is pretty much fine.

I still get unenven core usage but the most frame drops is 20 on any file I test.

Transformers used to be the worst and it is 18 frames at first open and that's it no tearing at all.

The Dark Knight I get 2 dropped frames total.
Casino Royal 1 dropped frame.

I am using the 180.22, alsa1.0.19, I upped the mgpu mem to 512 in the bios and I am using the stock xorg.conf that the Nvidia driver created, I did not edit for triple buffer or useevents option.

I have vsync always enable and I am running the 7200 at 3.01Ghz. I have not tried to set it back to stock, but it never see's more than 40C with a Passive Scythe Mini Ninja cooler.

On another note - when I recompiled I used --nopulse option and I think "ahem" my hdmi audio dropouts have gone away. I have watched about 10 ac3 stereo tv episodes since with no issues - cross fingers Wink

Dave
#70
rodercot Wrote:I have vsync always enable and I am running the 7200 at 3.01Ghz. I have not tried to set it back to stock, but it never see's more than 40C with a Passive Scythe Mini Ninja cooler.

Do you have an E7200, not 7300?

I have a Mini Ninja too... Wink
That's why I don't have any DVD drive at the moment. It doesn't fit next to the Ninja... Sad So it's going to be replaced.

However, how many frame drops you have with killa?

I have to check this mgpu mem in bios as well.

I have disabled pulse from the begining (as it is in the guide). Than it seems this is the reason why I have never experienced audio dropouts, as you.
#71
olympia Wrote:Do you have an E7200, not 7300?

I have a Mini Ninja too... Wink
That's why I don't have any DVD drive at the moment. It doesn't fit next to the Ninja... Sad So it's going to be replaced.

However, how many frame drops you have with killa?

I have to check this mgpu mem in bios as well.

I have disabled pulse from the begining (as it is in the guide). Than it seems this is the reason why I have never experienced audio dropouts, as you.

Sorry Bence, It is a 7300 I just checked. I have not tested the Killa sample, I do not have a copy. Which disk on planet earth/chapter. or where to dwnld.

I also just noticed I have NO dvd playback with SVN 17230, no eject it sees the disc when loaded but nothing when hitting ok. I am about to check the log file.

Dave
#72
Bahndit Wrote:I am wondering if anyone has had any success passing 6-channel LPCM over HDMI on the ASUS P5N7A-VM with the latest ALSA 1.0.19. I am hoping this is possible because of this from the ALSA Changelog found here

Anybody followed this guide with an ASUS P5N7A-VM willing to try this out for me with a 6-Channel FLAC file perhaps?


Just tried it with a MC FLAC audio test renamed to .ts converted from True-HD demux comes out as 2 channel pcm.

when converting, I just open the input file and then rename the output to .FLAC I assume this is correct. Do I need any other switches added to command line.

Dave
#73
Hi cheers for the guide.

i've pretty much managed to adapt and use your guide to setup xbmc with intel G45 (DG45FC MB).

bypassed envy and nvidia setup section - used sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel instead.

encounted couple of issues :-
1. [unresolved] when i use "startx -- -br" i get black screen with x curser but xbmc does not load and stays on black screen. If i use just "startx" i get the expected grey screen with curser and xbmc loads fine. anyone any thoughts?

2. [unresolved but havn't looked into it yet] - sound works using aplay - but no sound in xbmc - plus alsamixer settings are not remembered on reboot - sure they are simple issues though.

3. [solved] when you drop back in to console (ctrl-alt-f2) the monitor registers as out of range or blank. Was frame buffer ubuntu bug - followed instructions at bottom of this link which finally sorted it. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sourc...bug/269457
#74
olympia Wrote:Intresting. Than you have much better performace than me. On the same board and CPU, I have more than 100 dropped frames on Intrepid... Oo

Are you streaming it from the network or playing it from local HD?

Sorry i have a total of 153 frames dropped i just couldn't remember the correct number. I am streaming from network. (100Mbit).

rodercot Wrote:Sorry Bence, It is a 7300 I just checked. I have not tested the Killa sample, I do not have a copy. Which disk on planet earth/chapter. or where to dwnld.

Dave

I just posted a link to my collection of samples which contains the killa sample:

http://www.mediafire.com/rabbit
Direct link: http://data.fuskbugg.se/skalman01/killer_sample.mkv

But i would also like to know which episode the killer sample is from, so i can test some other encode of that clip.
#75
spozen Wrote:But i would also like to know which episode the killer sample is from, so i can test some other encode of that clip.

Planet Earth, episode 1, ~1:30 minutes
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