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[LINUX] HOW-TO make a minimal install of Ubuntu on Acer Revo ION in under 25 minutes
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nugentgl Wrote:gilgongo - I thought of that right after I posted, but then how do I restart XBMC without rebooting?

type "startx" on at the command prompt. It'll start X, and run xbmc as part of that.
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gilgongo Wrote:type "startx" on at the command prompt. It'll start X, and run xbmc as part of that.

Thanks, but I needed to know how to startx from a putty session. I figured it out though:

sudo startx -- :0 &
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#93
Hi i like use ion for xbmc and download torrents same time its possible?atom can handle this thnx m
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#94
Hi to all,
I followed this install guide and got everything working (installed on a SDHC, without touching the internal HD), except a couple of things.

- When Revo boot, i need to press F12 every time and choose "Multicard reader" to boot. If i don't press F12, no boot is found. And inside bios there is only the usb as device for boot, i disable all others. Any ideas?

- freeze random after minutes if i active Compiz (simply freezed, i need to power-off to restart. changing bios ram to gpu don't change anything.

Thanks in advance, sorry for my english and thanks for this guide Big Grin
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#95
Compiz and XBMC don't get along together. In order to have XBMC running, you need to disable Compiz.
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#96
pumkinut Wrote:Compiz and XBMC don't get along together. In order to have XBMC running, you need to disable Compiz.
Thanks for your feedback.
In fact i don't want or need Compiz, but i want a stable configuration, and it's strange that my system crash with Compiz. doesn't matter, thanks again.
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#97
I'm probably going to try this howto in a bit, to "start from fresh" after all the tweaks I've done to an install that started as a full Ubuntu-Desktop system.

But one thing from the howto can possibly be made simpler...

Pete_London Wrote:Install the NVIDIA drivers

(Details manual install of drivers direct from nvidia.com)

Actually you can get the latest drivers more easily from the x-updates PPA. Follow the instructions there, then do an apt-get update; then if the standard Jaunty nvidia drivers are already installed, an apt-get dist-upgrade will upgrade them to the latest available (at time of writing, 185.18.14, the same as in the manual install in the howto). If it's not already installed, apt-get install nvidia-glx-180.
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#98
lout Wrote:Hi i like use ion for xbmc and download torrents same time its possible?atom can handle this thnx m

I haven't tried using a torrent client on mine, but I've used sabnzbd with the web frontend and had no problems downloading + decoding + unrar of 8-10gb files while watching a movie.
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Rachel Wrote:I'm probably going to try this howto in a bit, to "start from fresh" after all the tweaks I've done to an install that started as a full Ubuntu-Desktop system.

But one thing from the howto can possibly be made simpler...



Actually you can get the latest drivers more easily from the x-updates PPA. Follow the instructions there, then do an apt-get update; then if the standard Jaunty nvidia drivers are already installed, an apt-get dist-upgrade will upgrade them to the latest available (at time of writing, 185.18.14, the same as in the manual install in the howto). If it's not already installed, apt-get install nvidia-glx-180.

Excellent information!
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I did the mods so that XBMX would start automatically at boot time but I now get a warning about a /.drmc file being ignored and I must click OK with my mouse to get to XBMC so it defeats the purpose.

The question is how do I go back to the previous settings? I tried to boot using generic in grub and I can get to the system prompt. However it appears that the bash_profile and xsession files did not exist! I can nano tty1 to the original /sbin/getty 38400 and reboot but it always go straight to XBMC whatever I do. If I do xstart I get GNOME but no mouse or keyboard. Is there a way to revert those changes so I can try to resolve my other problems without re-installing?
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So just to be clear, if i use this install and upgrade to alsa 1.0.20 i should get dts and dolby via the hdmi?
Has anyone else got it working like this?

I plan on re loading xbmc again with this method and just wanted to know if thats what everyone else had as i have been unable to get surround sound working working.
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Rachel Wrote:But one thing from the howto can possibly be made simpler...



Actually you can get the latest drivers more easily from the x-updates PPA. Follow the instructions there, then do an apt-get update; then if the standard Jaunty nvidia drivers are already installed, an apt-get dist-upgrade will upgrade them to the latest available (at time of writing, 185.18.14, the same as in the manual install in the howto). If it's not already installed, apt-get install nvidia-glx-180.

I've put this in the howto... will update it once I've tested it Big Grin

Thanks,

Pete
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Just wan't to say I did this installation on a Point of View ION 330 Mobo (+2GB RAM) and it worked flawlessly.

Note that for smooth playback I had to manually add a 24p scanline to my xorg.conf.

Kind regards,
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foxie2 Wrote:So just to be clear, if i use this install and upgrade to alsa 1.0.20 i should get dts and dolby via the hdmi?
Has anyone else got it working like this?

I plan on re loading xbmc again with this method and just wanted to know if thats what everyone else had as i have been unable to get surround sound working working.

Yes, I upgraded to 1.0.10 and it fixed my DTS and DD issues over HDMI to my reciever.
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Pete_London Wrote:I've put this in the howto... will update it once I've tested it Big Grin

Thanks,

Pete

I did exactly that it worked great. So there is at least one other perston that used the alternate method of getting the latest nvidia drivers.
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