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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XBMCUbuntu wont start GUI

My system was working fine before I did a reboot and now I cant get any X based GUI working at all. I am literarily stuck at the XBMCUbuntu GUI login screen. I have tried running openbox and ...
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XBMC starting after login insted of gnome

I Have a problem. In my Ubuntu 13.04 i have 3 users, one of them suddenly get xbmc starter right after login. How I can change this and restore oryginal settings(gnome,Unity) desktop for this user. ...
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Cannot install XBMC

I am unable to install XBMC even after follwing all the steps... This is the error message Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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X server without Unity [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed on a Gigabyte BRIX and serving as a HTPC (plugged into my television through a HDMI connection) My question is pretty simple, is it possible to start Ubuntu without the ...
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Does Ubuntu 13.04 natively support blu ray

Realizing this may be a repeat question, but I can't find anything recent on it (as in Ubuntu 13.04). Anyways, I know in the past linux has not been able to play Blu Ray 'officially' because of the ...
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Xbmc Lubuntu quantal

I have a mac mini g4 with Ubuntu 12.0 with kernel:-Version-:Linux 3.5.0-17-powerpc-smp (ppc). Now i want to get XBMC but i cant get it installed, i have tried many things but it won't work: ...
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What ARM tablet can I run regular Ubuntu and XBMC and hook up an external HDD…?

I want to run XBMC on an ARM Tablet, using bluetooth keyboard and an external 4TB hard drive to substitute a typical HTPC. . P.S.: HTPC doesn't exist as a tag... can someone who is not new here ...
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Multiseat only for remote purpose

I spent the last week trying to configure ubuntu, but did not succeed :( So, I need some professional help :) I've one Asus EB1501 with one single video card! I've installed XBMCbuntu on it, and ...
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How can I begin to troubleshoot graphic display glitches

I've had this graphic display issue for a while but it's never really been a huge pain to try and troubleshoot it because it happens rarely. I've now plugged my PC into the AV receiver so I can ...
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Are any Zotac Zboxs suitable as HTPC / media centres?

Are any Zotac Zboxes suitable as HTPC / media centres? I'm after a fanless HTPC client in the living room to work with my MythTV server in my home office. I like the small compact form factor of the ...
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Suitable Shuttle models for HTPC / media centre

Are any Shuttle models suited as Ubuntu based HTPC / media centre clients? I'm after a compact fanless HTPC for the living room to work with a media server (currently running MythTV) in my home ...
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Can't close XBMC, on Ubuntu 13.04 x64 [closed]

All is well when I open XBMX (but even if I just open it by accident and I don't do anything in XBMC itself) When I try to close it (either via the 'x' at the top left to close the application, OR via ...
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Running XBMC on Bumblebee-Nvidia

I have XPS 15z with Nvidia GT 525M and Intel graphics cards running using optimus technology. Currently, when I start xbmc it runs using the "intel" driver. And it runs totally fine but I would like ...
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Seeking system architecture advice for Ubuntu Server home server and OpenELEC media center

This question isnt about an urgent technical problem, rather Im seeking a discussion about system architecture with the hope of gaining some insight from those more experienced than me on the subject. ...
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SAMBA: Why can't Windows write in Samba shares?

I've made a clean install of XBMCbuntu on an HTPC and then installed Gnome and Samba. Now I can not write the XBMCbuntu default shares (movies, tv shows, pictures, etc.) using a Windows machine. ...
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How to start XBMC instead of Unity

How can I set Ubuntu to start XBMC at login instead of Unity? I know I can choose between the two interfaces when logging out, but it always goes on to Unity when booting. Thank you very much!
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How do I replace/quit Unity in Ubuntu 13.04?

I am trying out Ubuntu 13.04 and the only thing that prevents me from completely switching is XBMC. I am running XBMC from the wsnipex PPA which is compiled with XVBA support. XBMC doesn't like Unity ...
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XBMC is slow and sluggish in Ubuntu 13.04; how can I speed it up?

I have a Zotac ZBOX ID84 with Intel D2550 proc and Nvidia GT520M GPU, 2GB memory and 320GB hard disk. I tried XBMCbuntu first and it ran perfectly for a few months until I started to mess around with ...
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The Weather Section in XBMC

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and XBMC 12.1 - a fantastic product by the way. In the Weather Section, I would like for it to display the temperature in Celsius, not Fahrenheit. Please advise. Thanks.
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Can someone recommend a capture card that will work with Ubuntu 64bit, XBMC, that I can buy in the US

I am wanting to add a tv capture card that records over the air antenna channels in the US that will work with Ubuntu 64 bit and XBMC? I would like add it to my XBMC system that I have hooked up to ...
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samba setup completely broken

I have been trying to configure samba for a while now. as I had completely broken my setup, i followed the post on this site to completely reset samba to the defaults. (see How do I completely reset ...
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How to enable sound after kernel update on XMBC with cmedia-8783

After the last apt-get upgrade the sound-settings on my XMBC-server are gone again. I fiddled a lot to adjust the Sound-settings so they work with SPDIF-out and DTS but now I am lost again. There ...
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Is there any XBMC remote control for Ubuntu?

I have a Raspberry Pi running Raspbmc (XBMC) connected to the home network. Is there any XBMC remote control application I can use on my Ubuntu notebook to control the Raspbmc (XBMC)?
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Need help with samba and XBMC

I have honestly spent at least 6 to 8 hours trying to get this to work. Here's what I've got. Ubuntu-server file server Rasberry Pi with Xbian Several Windows 7 Machines I've set up a samba share ...
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Setting up an anonymous public Samba Share to be accessed via Windows 7 and XBMC

So I should start by saying that I did this successfully less than a week ago and I had no trouble but I have since reformatted and reconfigured my server and now I'm having the hardest time ...
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unity // taskbar gone [12.10]

I tried to update my graphics driver to properly use XBMC, and suddently the taskbar // unity (not quite sure its called) the side bar & top bar vanished after a restart, As im quite new to the ...
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How to set up an NFS server on ubuntu?

How do I make my ubuntu install an NFS server. So that it is accessible to another system running XBMC on my network? Output of exportfs -v: root@amith-dualcore:# exportfs -v ...
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Disable wireless if wired connection available in XBMC

My HTPC has a wireless and a wired connection. When I start ubuntu both get an IP-adress. I don't see any inherent problem with this, but XBMC seems to default to the wireless, even if the wired is ...
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android phone/tablet connects to ubuntu through wireless router WITHOUT ethernet connection

Forget the description beneath. Let me ask it in an other way. I have a ubuntu pc, a wireless router and an android tablet IN THE JUNGLE. No internet what so ever, just a wireless signal from my ...
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Prevent screen turning off when watching video in XBMC

In 12.04, the screen never went to sleep while watching videos in XBMC. However after upgrading to 12.10 and changing no settings, it does. Is there any way I can prevent the screen automatically ...
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Why do the sound levels change in XBMC?

I reset the sound level in sound in application levels and as soon as the song ends it goes back to the prior setting i.e. too low Never had to raise the level before. taking the SPDIF out to a ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 XBMC audio output with echo effect

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on one of my machines that I am planning to use as HTPC. It has Galaxy Geforce GT-610. I connected my machine to SONY STR-DN1030 receiver as input and output from ...
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In XBMC, “OK”, “Vol +/-” and “Back” buttons not working

I have an Asus S1-AT5NM10E HTPC which has an integrated IR receiver. On Ubuntu 12.04, I have installed XBMC, but when I press "OK", "Vol +/-" or "Back" on my MCE remote (in fact, a Logitech Harmony ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 + XBMC Direct to HDMI Workspace

Admitted Ubuntu Noob, and frustrated I can't find an answer I have Ubuntu installed, and the GEForce GT 610 video card. I have an HDMI cable connected to my home theater. I can play sound, and can ...
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How can I reliably kill / restart XBMC in a way my mom can use?

I have a laptop running Ubuntu and XBMC for my parents can use. Occasionally, XBMC will freeze and they have no way of restarting XBMC. The desktop is unresponsive. If this was on Windows, my parents ...
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How to prevent XBMC from shutting down or suspending your computer?

Since I run XBMC as a program, and not standalone, I would just like it to exit when I click the power button. The default behavior is to show the shutdown menu, and I don't want to accidently shut ...
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Dumping a list of corrupt video files & quality

Having trouble finding a solution to this. I have a folder with a few thousand movies in it, and maybe 20-30 are corrupt. I'm trying to find a way to list these corrupt files (NOT delete them). They ...
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How do I prevent my HDMI-audio-only connected GPU from powering off itself?

I have a PC running Ubuntu and XBMC with the following specifications: CPU - AMD A6-3500 APU - Radeon(tm) HD Graphics integrated discrete graphics card: AMD HD6400 I got the HD6400 just to have ...
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Weird output of 12.04 server on terminal from the start

I'm trying to install XBMC on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server. After installing nvidia-current and xinit, the machine boots up in text mode, no surprise there, but just prints bogus letters like shown in the ...
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How can I adjust system volume from within XBMC?

While running XBMC, I can adjust the volume of the XBMC application itself. However, this volume is limited by the current system volume. For example, if the system volume is at 80% and XBMC is at ...
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Switching to ubuntu 2d problem

I cant switch to Ubuntu 2d at Ubuntu 11.10 There are only two options and they are: "-Ubuntu -XBMC Media Center" Is this the result of installing xbmc? How can I fix it?
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Monitor blinks with certain programs

My computer is a HP dv6 with 8gb ram, 500gb hdd and a amd radeon hd 6480 graphics card and dual core cpu. Now here is my problem: When I try to run some programs such as gucvie and xbmc, the screen ...
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Does Zbox AD03 work fine with Ubuntu and XBMC?

I have a Zotac ZBOX AD03 (bluray) currently installed with Windows. I would like to pass to Linux and I would like to try Ubuntu. Does anybody of you has hints / tips / warning to provide? Is the ...
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What “file system” is supported by Windows and Linux? [closed]

I'm setting up a media centre for my living room so that I'm able to watch downloaded films and TV shows on the big screen. The media centre is an old small computer which will have XBMCbuntu 12 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, xbmc, opengl, intel motherboard

I've got an HTPC that I built myself, with a Asus P5G41T-M Motherboard. It's got an on-board HDMI port, and I've been using that with no problems. I started out with Mythbuntu ( an older version ), ...
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Copying and pasting files. Nothing new here

I installed XBMC and it's working beautifully. I have my own skin I'd like to use and all I should have to do is copy and past my skin.folder into the addons folder and I'm down. However, this isn't ...
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Autostart XBMC at boot

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 desktop 64-bit. I've installed the latest version of XBMC (Eden). Everything seems to be working great. The only small issue I'm running into is that I can't figure out how ...
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XBMC using a lot of CPU when fullscreen

I'm just starting to try out XBMC (from the ubuntu repo) and noticed that it's using a lot of CPU when running fullscreen, even when I'm not playing a movie. There's a definite lag even on the home ...
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LIRC (remote control daemon) doesn't work

I have Pinnacle's Analog TV PCI card with remote (IR) controller. I want to use this remote controller to control XBMC. I've read that I need LIRC daemon so I installed it (sudo apt-get install ...
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Perform upgrades on another ubuntu partition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I update other Ubuntu partitions without rebooting into them? So I run XBMCBuntu on my primary partition, and have 12.10 on my secondary partition, which I do ...