XBMC, or Xbox Media Center, is a cross-platform media center with an attractive graphical interface with many features, such as being able to see the weather in the top right-hand corner of the screen. See XBMC.org for more information.

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can't get back into ubuntu 14.04 LTS/xfce4 after x.org update - known conflict x.org & xbmc

i'm sorry to report, i'm afraid i have inadvertently bork'd my ubuntu install up, pretty good this time. i cannot even get back in to alter or delete anything that might be causing the problem - it ...
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Best version of XBMC for Ubuntu 14.04

What version of XBMC runs best on 14.04? Background info: I just upgraded to 14.04 today. I want to use the box to run XBMC as my media center. I installed the latest version of xbmc and had ...
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How to install old version of XBMC on 14.04?

I'm newbie to Ubuntu so I would be glad if someone can help me out :) I want to install XBMC 12.03 Frodo on Ubuntu 14.04 I don't know how to do it, I have searched almost in 1 hours now with no luck ...
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Screen turning off, how to stop it?

I'm trying to prevent by Xubuntu 14.04 media centre from turning off the screen automatically. I've disabled the screen saver etc within the Xubuntu settings panel but the screen still turns off ...
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Only in XBMC mouse becomes too sensitive, can this be altered? Ubuntu 14.04

This appears to be an age old question, asked and asked again, but no-one seems to have an answer, apart from use the keyboard, however, I want to use my mouse, is this possible? I am finding that ...
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How do I get to Unity from full screen XBMC (w/o exiting the program)

Yes, this is a noob question, but that's how bad I am at navigating in Unity. I have Ubuntu 12.04 and I have XBMC to start directly at login (the machine is used primarily as my media player), and to ...
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How do I manage session options (sound in my case) when starting program with xinit?

I have tried but failed to find proper information about xinit, in order to understand why it is that when boot into Unity and then start an application (xbmc) all is well, but when I try to use a ...
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xbmc upstart scrip delivers no sound

I want xbmc to start on boot, as well as restart when it crashes. Currently, I auto-login to a user ('public') and have xbmc as a startup application. But if xbmc crashes it does not restart, which is ...
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Optimal Ubuntu version for NAS with XBMC?

In my combined NAS and Media Center solution, I have currently XBMC installed on a Ubuntu desktop 12.04. While generally functional, XBMC sometimes crashes and I can't but help that Ubuntu Desktop is ...
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Can't find pvr addons in XBMC

I just upgraded my pc from xbmcbuntu 12.2 Frodo to xubuntu 14.04 and installed xbmc 13.1 Gotham on it. Xbmc runs fine, but I can't find any pvr addons, in fact I don't have any "Disabled addons" at ...
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How to disable notifications sound while XBMC is runnig?

I would like to know if it's possible to disable notification using XBMC (mails, network etc). I'm using Kubuntu 14.04.1. I've found this command but the script doesn't work, the sound is re-enabled ...
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How do I turn sound on while using XBMC in full screen mode?

While using XBMC on full screen mode, if the sound is silenced, I have to leave full screen mode and use the sound tray icon to turn sound on. Is there a way to do this without leaving full screen ...
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How to debug my irexec scripts?

I've sucessfuly configured my Harmony remote to contrl XBMC. Everything is fine, except that I can not start XBMC when I press the PowerON button. There are a lot of nice tutorials about how to do it, ...
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So I built a new rig and put ubuntu 14 64bit on it as only Os, i have 2 xfx radeon 6870 cards in

one is dual dis and the other is not I have the Cd for the non dual dis but I have no idea how to install the drivers, im sooo noob to ubuntu but i rly like it... I want to dual boot windows also ...
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Using unattended-upgrades or cron for automatically updating packages from different sources?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 + XBMC on a HTPC and now I want to setup automatic updates on this machine. On top of the normal Ubuntu sources, I have also 3 other sources installed, of which I want to ...
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Why is XBMC failing to play audio from my HDMI port?

I have the following setup: Ubuntu 14.04 Server Latest Nvidia video drivers ALSA installed PulseAudio NOT installed XBMC 13.1 Gotham installed The problem: running speaker-test -c2 -D plughw:1,7 ...
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How do I determine and fix why I can not output LPCM from XBMC?

I have a fresh installation of ubuntu 14.04 on an Intel motherboard with Realtek ALC662-VC-based audio. I want to output LPCM no matter what audio format XBMC encounters, but LPCM is not a choice. I ...
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How to configure an OpenVPN connection in XBMCbuntu 14.04 - NetworkManager is not available with standalone install

I have a question about configuring network settings in XBMCbuntu Summary: - Need to set up OpenVPN connection on XBMCbuntu 14.04 - Can't run NetworkManager from XBMCbuntu 14.04 standalone ...
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Adding alternative media source folders to Rygel

I recently setup Rygel on my laptop to play my media collection from a Raspberry Pi running XBMC. It works well so far, however, I cannot seem to find a way to add any other folder to the index apart ...
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Nvidia Driver issue, driver not in use

Yesterday I've tried to watch a 3D movie in 2D mode with XBMC when I've noticed this would not work for me. I've looked at some errors I got while running XBMC from command line: libva info: VA-API ...
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Problem Upgrading - Wants to do a Partial Upgrade, Is this safe for my xbmc install?

Running software update gives me this: Clicking partial upgrade gives me: It seems that it wants to remove (at least some portion of) xbmc. Is this safe to do without effecting my xmbc install? ...
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How can I alternate between two kiosk-mode appplications?

I currently have a single-user system that autoloads into X and starts XBMC via a super-simple Upstart job that runs: su -c "startx /etc/X11/Xsession /usr/bin/xbmc-standalone -- -bs" oli ...
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Trying to install a headless xbmc to Ubuntu 12.04

I was trying to follow this guide. I have a vm running Ubuntu 12.04 and it currently houses Sab+, Nzbdrone, CouchPotato and MariaDB. I'm trying to install a headless XBMC so it will be running 24x7 ...
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Is it possible to change the XBMC video output to X11 (XCB) on Xubuntu 14.04?

Hello beloved community! I was just wondering if it's possible to change the XBMC output to X11 video output (XCB), just like in VLC? I've searched all over the place, but can't seem to find any ...
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Share windows Server drive for xbmc

I have a windows server 2008 on my home network. It hosts my xampp installation along with my mysql databases. I have xbmc installed on all clients and we share the same drive where the media is ...
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How to add mass file extensions?

I am trying to setup my XBMC music and used a program called puddletag to organize all the filenames and ID3 tags. The problem is puddletag erased all the file extensions and now XBMC won't recognize ...
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Help setting up a home Media + File server [duplicate]

okay, here is the thing - I want to set up a Media + File server for my home... I have a tp-link wifi router+modem. I plan to use xbmc as the media server...i tried it out and i can now use it.. ...
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Automatically run xbmc at bootup in lubuntu

Running a fresh install of lubuntu 14.04, would like to have xbmc run at boot but I cant seem to find any system setting like that. Any ideas where to look?
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Prevent screen from turning black on server

I have an Ubuntu server installation with XBMC. After 5 minutes of inactivity the screen turns black and can't be woken up with the remote control. However a keyboard press does wake it up. Since I ...
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Check media center status

Is there any software available to check the status (temperature, disk storage, error logs, etc) of my media center or home server remotely through a web ui? Like Transmission Remote.
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How to connect wiimote and launch xbmc at the same time

I would like to be able to launch xbmc when I connect my wiimote using xbmc-wiiremote. For the moment, I have to launch a little script that start xbmc and xbmc-wiiremote and then push 1+2 of the ...
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Getting XBMC Working on Secondary Display on Ubuntu 14.04

There are a lot of questions and tips out there for getting XBMC working on a 2nd display for older versions of ubuntu, but the latest version (14.04) of ubuntu don't seem to work with those tricks. ...
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Video not playing from either a file or from the library

Please forgive an aging noob, just when I take the time to admire what I've learned I seem to fall further behind than where I was in the first place! I recently created a USB key with Ubuntu ...
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XBMC not picking up MKV movie

I just ripped my first blu ray. It plays fine in VLC but when I add it to the library in xbmc it doesn't show up. I realize I can convert it to mp4 but I read that xbmc should play mkv files. Any ...
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How do I eliminate screen tearing on 14.04 and XBMC with NVidia-331?

I have updated my 12.04 HTPC to 14.04 (new install; same hardware), and have started getting awful screen tearing where I had none before. /proc/cpuinfo AMD A4-3300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics ...
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Use XBMC portable

I would like to use XBMC in Ubuntu without installing it (portable). Under Windows it can be done. I tried many things in Ubuntu, but none of them worked. I am using Ubuntu 13.10 x64. THX. XBMCuser
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Trying to install Aeon with XBMC

I am trying to follow this tutorial on installing the aeon add-on to xbmc but I am stumped at the 2.1 part where it instructs me to go to applications->accessories->terminal and clone the repository ...
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Customise Suspend operation or create custom power option?

So basically I am using Ubuntu saucy salamander and I would like to be able to wake it from suspend over wireless. I can already do it when it has a wired connection but this doesnt really fit my ...
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XBMC and Power Saving

I have set up my XBMC system on my ASUS X401A laptop. I am now getting towards the stage where most of my film collection is on an external hard drive and as such I will be putting it closed on a ...
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Prevent wifi from disabling at suspend?

I have setup my ubuntu laptop as my XBMC centre, however I am wanting to store it under the TV to keep it tidy, this in turn will make it a faf to get to the laptops power button. I have already ...
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Start XBMC Automatically for specific user

This is my first post on Ask Ubuntu and I have only been using Ubuntu as an OS for a week or so. So far, loving is :D But onto the problem. Basically I am wanting to set up a couple of user accounts ...
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External display is being overlapped by laptop display. Blue edges

I seem to be having difficulty setting Ubuntu up to run on an external monitor for use as a HTPC/XBMC box. No matter what settings I apply I am unable to have the laptop display remain in a position ...
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13.10 No Dolby Digital or DTS passthrough with XMBC

I am new Ubuntu User trying to get my feet wet as I am an avid windows user especially in my job. I have a Lenovo H520s with the Intel G640 processor and built in audio. I am having a problem with ...
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Ubuntu desktop on PS3

At the moment being I have XBMC installed on my Dell XPS 1647, Ubuntu 12.04. I have tested the features and XBMC does everything I need. It has Airplay (for rooted Android), a good remote control for ...
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How to fix, having installed the wrong version of XBMCbuntu? [closed]

I have just purchased a HTPC and I installed "xbmcbuntu-12.2.Intel-NVIDIA" on it as my operating system. The installation worked fine, and just when I wanted to log in I realized something was wrong, ...
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How do you permanently disable the laptop screen?

I've setup my laptop on my TV via HDMI and have XBMC installed as a media center. The laptop is closed next to my entertainment unit, and I control it using a wireless keyboard. I noticed that on the ...
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How to share my deskop / screen to XMBC?

What is the easiest/best way to share my screen (and preferably sound) from my Ubuntu laptop to my RPi (running OpenElec / XBMC) My goal is to be able to play games on my ubuntu laptop without ...
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Ubuntu mult-seat on onboard APU

Would it be possible to setup a multiseat based on an A10 5800k APU? What I'd like to accomplish is Ubuntu on my main screen, and XBMC on my second screen. There needs to be no input device for xbmc, ...
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Help getting ATV remote to work with XBMC

I am new to ubuntu and terminal commands. I am trying to get my Apple TV remote to work with my XBMC install on ubuntu 12.04 or a XBMCbuntu install. I have tried using lirc but don't understand how to ...
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XBMCbuntu no gui after killing xbmc using kill -9

I have been using XBMCbuntu for quite some time now(Xbmc 12.2 and ubuntu 12.10 packed as xbmcbuntu). For coming to the login screen from xbmc, I tried Shutdown->Quit. But it did not work. All I got ...