[LINUX] XBMC for Moblin V2 Tested - Ongoing project for NVIDIA Ion based platforms...
#16
I really love how much people are innovating around this software, and coming up with new ways to make it more accessible for the masses (eventually) Big Grin
I just have one question:

I see you mention pulseaudio in your website howto.
is that really a good idea, looking at the load of issues people are reporting with using pulseaudio together with DDS and likes?
I see this distro becoming more like an appliance, so maybe playing it safe would be better until pulseaudio officially supports high-quality audio sources, don't you think?

Just my 2cents, but kudos for another great idea!
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#17
bidossessi Wrote:I see you mention pulseaudio in your website howto.
is that really a good idea, looking at the load of issues people are reporting with using pulseaudio together with DDS and likes?
I see this distro becoming more like an appliance, so maybe playing it safe would be better until pulseaudio officially supports high-quality audio sources, don't you think?

DDS? Dont know what that stands for. Blush
Yeah I've read some posts on different forums about people having problems with PulseAudio, and I've also read a lot of posts about people having problems with the other sound daemons as well. But if you could point me to some posts concerning the issue(s) you mention, I'll look into it. The reason for using PulseAudio at the moment is because Moblin ships with it, but there's no problem to change to another daemon like ESD or something else.
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#18
estyx Wrote:It's going along a bit slow, but today I managed to compile 2.6.30 successfully with the Moblin patches, so if you could list up which drivers are needed for the Zotac ION (wireless, network, sound), I can compile it into the kernel today to make sure it's ready for some testing a bit later on. It'll take a while before I get my hands on my own mobo, probably at the end of next month, so I'll try to make a test image available as soon as I can.

estyx,

Is there a command that I can use to list the drivers that are being used by system. I am currently running a minimal install of ubuntu 9.04 on my Zotac boards and I am not sure how to find out the information that you have requested. I tried to find something on google but I am striking out. Let me know what to do and I'll do it. Thank you for your work. I am excited to try this out.

-Bahndit
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#19
Bahndit Wrote:estyx,

Is there a command that I can use to list the drivers that are being used by system. I am currently running a minimal install of ubuntu 9.04 on my Zotac boards and I am not sure how to find out the information that you have requested. I tried to find something on google but I am striking out. Let me know what to do and I'll do it. Thank you for your work. I am excited to try this out.

-Bahndit

Run the 'lspci' command in terminal and pastebin (http://pastebin.com/) the result Nod
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#20
Roger,
I will report back momentarily.

-Will
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#21
Okay here you go. Nerd
http://pastebin.com/m39556c59

Let me know if you need anything else.

-Will
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#22
Would be nice to get this working on the ASRock ION 330 to
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#23
Bahndit Wrote:Okay here you go. Nerd
http://pastebin.com/m39556c59

Let me know if you need anything else.

-Will

Nice, I'll look into it tonight Smile

poserdonut Wrote:Would be nice to get this working on the ASRock ION 330 to

Do the same as Will and pastebin the lspci, and I'll check out the drivers Nod
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#24
Unfortunately I don't have the asrock yet, hopefully someone else can provide the details.
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#25
@estyx

Amazing work ! Since I heard about Moblin, I was wondering who would be courageous enough to work on XBMC+Moblin !?

Short question :
I read in your webpage that you want to include NVidia and ATI drivers... What about Intel (especially 945 GSE - As I have an EEETop computer...)
Do you think, it would be interesting ? (Do not ask me if I believe it Big GrinBig GrinBig Grin)

I'll have a look at your explanation to see if I could "imagine" doing it by myself Eek

Rgs
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#26
Estyx,
Which version of Alsa is included in your build?

-Bahndit
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#27
lspci output for Asrock ION 330:

http://pastebin.com/f1cc8ee0a
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#28
Bahndit Wrote:Estyx,
Which version of Alsa is included in your build?
-Bahndit

Same as moblin-dev, 1.0.19 if I remember correctly. Had to send my laptop in to servicing this week so I'm pretty stalled at the moment.

FuRy2K Wrote:lspci output for Asrock ION 330:
http://pastebin.com/f1cc8ee0a
It's identical to the Zotac, except for the missing wireless module, so it will work with no prob.
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#29
I was bored a few days ago and so decided to take moblin for a spin... performance is *terrible* without a custom Xorg, and there's no nforce driver for ethernet by default (although WiFi works fine out of the box)

Firstly, download the moblin beta 2, and write it to a USB drive from here.

Next install it to the harddrive accepting all defaults, once its booted you'll want sshd installing. To do this i enabled the WiFi connection (far right icon on the top bar) - be patient, the GUI is very sluggish before the NVIDIA stuff is added. Once you have WiFi enabled, open a terminal from the Applications widgit.

Install sshd
PHP Code:
su -
yum install openssh-server -y
chkconfig sshd on
service sshd start 

You can now ssh into the machine via the WiFi IP address... once you're sshd in...

Cut and paste the following...

PHP Code:
su -
cd ~
wget http://motd2k.xbmc.org/xbmcmoblin_deps.tgz
tar xvfz xbmcmoblin_deps.tgz
cd 
~/xbmc_moblin_deps
cd 1
sudo rpm 
-ivh nano*.rpm --force
cd 
../2
sudo rpm 
-ivh *.rpm --force
sudo rpm 
-ivh kernel* --force

sudo reboot 

That'll add a custom kernel which enabled nforce, and thus brings up eth0.

Wait for the reboot and then ssh back in (ssh [email protected])

Next we'll fix the terrible lagfest GUI...

PHP Code:
su -
cd ~/xbmc_moblin_deps

sudo yum install gcc
-c++* make* -y

sudo rpm 
-ivh pixman-devel*
sudo rpm -ivh libpciaccess-devel*
sudo rpm -ivh xorg* --force

sudo reboot 

still slow... reconnect via ssh again...

PHP Code:
su -
cd ~/xbmc_moblin_deps
wget http
://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/185.18.14/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-185.18.14-pkg1.run

init 3
exit
sudo sh NVIDIA

(Accept/Yes/OK/Yes/OK)

PHP Code:
sudo reboot 

Et voila - a usable and fairly pretty window manager!

Next up installing XBMC... (another day unless someone else beats me to it!)



motd
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#30
Cool, nice work.
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