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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

2nd Run with Shuttle XS35/XBMC - Install on Ubuntu Maverick

Quick notes that I will update as I go:

Installed final Maverick Desktop.

Logged in & it prompted be to update to latest NVIDIA drivers (260.19.whatever).

Added lirc - apt-get install lirc, told it I had an MCE remote/receiver and no transmitter.  Ran irw - works fine, so the post below is now superflous.

All hardware seems to work out of the box - ethernet, wireless, the remote, etc.

Install XBMC

This was WAY harder than expected.  Camelot was easy - just add-apt-repository team-xbmc, apt-get update, apt-get install.  But I wanted Beta2 or SVN - using the team-xbmc-svn ppa didn't work with broken packages (xbmc-data and xbmc-skin-confluence).  In the end I followed this guide to compile SVN from source.  Needed to apt-get install autopoint for the bootstrap to work but other than that exactly as per the guide.  Post install to run it I needed to apt-get install mesa-utils to get glxinfo.

This gives a working XBMC (SVN R34654).

I followed the autofs guide below to mount all my shares the no-hang way...very important to have the entry in the hosts file so ubuntu can find your local server or that doesn't work.

To get audio & auto start working I followed this post.

At this point it appears thunderbirds are go.  Now I need to do some testing...and will update this as I go, but so far (apart from having to learn how to compile xbmc from source) - this is far easier than XBMCLive really as you get networking etc out of the box.

I still have to properly test suspend/resume but so far it seems to be working better than XBMCFreak B2T3 which was my last try.

3 comments:

  1. Hi Bossanova808,

    Just curious, did you manage to get resume from standby *with the remote* working on your Maverick install? I can't seem to make it work on mine and it does look like it's a kernel problem (see http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?t=76944)...

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  2. Did the link you referenced to autofs get removed? I'm looking for a little help with this on my Shuttle.

    Thanks!

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  3. Oops. Nevermind. I see now when you said "below" you meant an older post.

    http://xbmcstuff.bossanova808.net/2010/09/solution-to-xbmc-idle-hanging-problem.html

    I'll have to give this a try later. Thanks for sharing all your info...

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