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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Keep External HDMI Monitor ON

I am running XBMC (Frodo) on an Asus U47A laptop (Intel Sandybridge graphics) with Ubuntu 12.04. The laptop is connected to an older Phillips 27" tube HDTV via HDMI. What I would like is for XBMC to ...
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Difference between SMART reallocated sectors and bad sectors

After my 7-month old kicked my wife's laptop off the sofa, I've been in data recovery mode. Data now recovered, laptop is old and is basically on the verge of being binned. I decided to try and use ...
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how to run xbmc on second display

im just trying to get xbmc running on my TV from computer every time I start xbmc it always displays in true full screen on my monitor and leaves nothing on my TV. my TV is connected to my computer ...
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how do I launch XBMC with green button on MCE remote?

At present by default in Ubuntu 12.04 it launches Rythmnbox. how do I change this to XBMC?
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Desktop Icons disappear when I position my second screen not left or right

I am having various issues with dual screen as my setup is not having my screens side by side. But rather the second is above the main and half way to the right. When I set this option my desktop ...
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Media server…serving files…for a limited time only

I’m new to Ubuntu and am seeking help with a media server I have built. I have a couple of HTPCs in my house running XBMC. I wanted to build one for the family room working double duty as a HTPC, and ...
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how can i fix playing from ftp source in xbmc on ubuntu 13.10

Since I upgraded my Ubuntu 13.04 install to Ubuntu 13.10 I´m unable to play from/browse on any ftp source in xbmc. Here is the part of my log with the error: 11:42:15 T:140578939475712 WARNING: ...
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Completely uninstall XBMC from Ubuntu 12.04

I want to start over with my set-up on XBMC. I tried an install from hub wizard 1.0.7 zip, but now there are a ton of enabled add-ons that will take too long to uninstall. So I am hoping I can just ...
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Remmina remote control: black screen after XBMC exit

I have a HTPC (Quietpc Sidewinder Fanless media pc) running Ubuntu 12.04 and autostarting XBMC Frodo. I'm remote controlling this machine using my laptop also running Ubuntu 12.04 and using Remmina ...
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Force to start XBMC in fullscreen mode?

I really tried: xbmc -fs And using the script way: xbmc sleep 10 wmctrl -x -r XBMC Media Center.XBMC Media Center -b toggle,fullscreen From this script. And yes, I know the key "|\" exists to ...
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xbmc is slowing ubuntu down after a few hours

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and XBMC 11.0 EDEN. After running XBMC for a few hours i have to go to my system monitor and kill xbmc.bin to have my machine resume at normal speed. What I am not ...
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Using HDMI to my TV all works fine but XBMC wont open to the TV only to the laptop screen?

Everything else works fine. It loads fine but then the HDMI connection drops and it goes to the Laptop screen. I've looked through settings and can't find alternate display methods other than Display ...
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How can I fix Sportsdevil add-on in XBMC running on Ubuntu 13.04?

Sportsdevil (video add-on for live sports) seems not be working in XBMC across other operating system as well, the issue being "No stream available", but while there are tutorials about how to fix ...
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how can i get XBMC to stop force closing?

i am having problems with XBMC running on Ubuntu 12.04 when i click to open it, it just instantly closes itself after the xbmc logo screen goes away. i have uninstalled and reinstalled multiple ...
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Dual monitor wont play media centre on primary screen

I am running ubuntu 13.04 on a laptop that is connected to my TV. Everything seems to work fine but when I open my media centre (XBMC) it will only run in full screen on the laptop. I have changed the ...
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Screen fade to black after 10 minutes and never come back

Im using Linaro Raring Server for Cubieboard A20 from here: www.cubieforums.com/index.php?topic=807.0 After about 10 minutes, the screen goes to black, even I'm using keyboard or mouse, so seems not ...
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Trying to configure autologin for Ubuntu 12.04 as XBMC

I have installed 12.04 from the minimal iso and installed XBMC. Since then I have edited: /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf to say: [SeatDefaults] autologin-user=xbmc autologin-user-timeout=0 ...
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Why won't XBMC play my DVDs? [duplicate]

I installed XBMC using the Ubuntu Software Centre along with some codec packs on a fresh install of 12.04 today. I tested it with all kinds of media and everything ran great except for DVDs. Ubuntu ...
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Start irexec on boot with a script

I created a file in /etc/init.d/startirexec.sh with the contents: #! /bin/bash ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: irexec # Required-Start: $all # Required-Stop: $all # Default-Start: ...
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Problem with USB installation (xbmcbuntu) [closed]

This question is about XBMCbuntu, which is basically ubuntu - So I hope it is okay to ask: Iv'e been trying for the last many hours to install xbmcbuntu. I've downloaded to ISOs 12.2 and 12 - Both in ...
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AMD Radeon HD 7310 HDMI Functionality on any Ubuntu?

I found a great deal on a desktop pc that I would like to run and a media server with ubuntu and xbmc. It uses an AMD Radeon HD 7310 and supports HDMI output via Windows 8. I need to know that ubuntu ...
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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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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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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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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 [closed]

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 ...