The perfect XBMC Setup with ASUS AT3IONT
#1
I have been running XBMC since the Xbox1 came out, and i had my fair share of troublesome installations and spent many hours tinkering around with XBMC on different hardware and operating systems, well i finally reached Nirvana!

This is the best build i made so far, and i wanted to share my setup. So here is a really easy and hassle-free guide to a minimal setup with the Asus AT3IONT Deluxe running XBMC.


Burn and boot the XBMC Live 10.0 CD:

- Use English for language, otherwise fullscreen Wiz'es like ProjectM won't work.
- Set user/password to xbmc for compatibility

Remote:
Use a MCE compatible remote for peace of mind, it costs a buck and it's plug and play!

Bluetooth keyboard/mouse:
Code:
sudo apt-get install bluez
sudo apt-get install bluez-utils

Setup and make your Bluetooth settings stick at reboot:
Here

Add DigitalVibrance to make your Movies look even better:
Code:
sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Code:
Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    Option         "DigitalVibrance" "160" <--- Add this Line right here!
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
EndSection

160 looks good on my Plasma TV but feel free to change it in the range of 1-255.

Grub:
Grub is set too wait 10 seconds, lets change that to 0 for a faster boot:
Code:
sudo nano /etc/default/grub
Code:
GRUB_TIMEOUT=10 <--- Find and change this to 0!

Then commit the changes you made to Grub
Quote:sudo update-grub

Wireless:
I didn't bother to use the Wireless connection at all, simply because starting a hefty 1080p movie is many times times faster using the Gigabit Nic.

Fans & Cooling:

I have been running my system for a couple of weeks without any chassis fan so i say it's safe to unplug that noisy fan and enjoy the silence.

All done! Now go tweak you audio settings to HDMI or IEC958 if you are using Optical audio.
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#2
Hi and thanks for the useful info. Have you ever had problems with judder with this motherboard? Mine is the deluxe version and with all videos of any format or resolution I get a judder once every few minutes where the audio continues unaffected but the video freezes for perhaps half a second and then catches back up to the audio. I have tried running the script given in the How to achieve judder-free video thread, but this made no difference.

Thanks.
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#3
hi,

thanks for the write up, would this be the case with my MB too.

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=110923

Thanks
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