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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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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 ...
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XBMC Reads only 994 movies out of 1024

I have 1024 Movies but XBMC only shows 994. In what file can I find information about which movies were not correctly read so I can check for format, coder and other video details. All movies for what ...
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Can't find sftp in XBMC

According to http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=SFTP , SFTP should be available in XBMC, but I tried the current version available in the Ubuntu official repository (11.0) as well as 10.1, and it's ...
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How to backup the XBMC database (Actor information, cover art…)

I am going to upgrade/fresh install my system from Ubuntu 32 Bit PAE to 64 Bit. Apart from many things I want to backup, there is one thing I really need to make sure that is correctly backed up. This ...
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How do you run XBMC on nvidia dual screen and stop it from taking over the keyboard and mouse?

I have set up dual screen under Ubuntu 12.04. I have a GeForce 8500 GT and have used the nVidia control panel to set up dual screen in "Separate screen mode". Here's the resulting xorg.conf: # ...
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How does lightdm auto-login and start a program?

I have a user called XBMC my lightdm.conf looks like this [SeatDefaults] autologin-user=xbmc autologin-user-timeout=0 greeter-session=unity-greeter user-session=XBMC it logs in automatically ...
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How can i install mythtv 0.24 on ubuntu 12.04?

I am trying to figure out the easy way to install mythtv 0.24 on ubuntu 12.04. I want to use xbmc as front end and mythtv 0.25 It will not work right?
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How do I set XBMC as the default media player?

I've recently started using xbmc and i love it. The only thing is i cant find a way of setting it as the default media player. It just does not show up on the default list. I hope someone out there ...
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Fix XBMC CPU usage?

I am trying to use XBMC to play a Blu Ray. It worked fine yesterday but today it makes my computer freeze. I think it is CPU related so thought id try this: ...
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XBMC Passthrough Audio and Pulse

With XBMC, there are two audio settings. One is for for stereo audio, and the other is for passthrough audio (If I were to enable AC3 and or DTS then passthrough would be used): With the following ...
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How can I change the default screen resolution? [closed]

Here's the scoop: I have a crappy VisionQuest TV that I am currently using as a monitor on my computer running XBMCbuntu. It defaults to 1280x768 which the TV will not display correctly. It appears to ...
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How do I install VNC on a minimal build for XBMC?

I have a minimal XBMC build on top of Ubuntu Sever with no packaged selected installed but the following packages: xbmc, xorg pulseaudio, and lightdm. How do I setup a working VNC server without ...
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How do I disable the screen saver in 12.04 system wide?

I have a similar problem as this post: How do I turn off the screen saver using the command line? However, these new commands (and likewise if I set the options from the GUI) only seem to work if I ...
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Can't add repos after upgrading to 12.04 LTS

I'm a complete Linux newbie. I've just upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04 LTS and all sorts of things have started to go wrong. One main problem is the fact that I can't add repos. Example: sudo ...
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How to add a Video and Music folder to XBMC

I have a Video folder and a Music Folder and I want to add them both to XBMC. Both folders have several sub-folders that contain many songs or many videos. I tried importing the list and selecting ...
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How to disable MCE Remote in Ubuntu?

I have an HTPC (running XBMCBuntu) and a laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 and I recently purchased an MCE Remote for my HTPC which works great using lirc. I just noticed the remote is also controlling my ...
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Unable to wake display with remote

I'm running an HTPC (xbmc) without a keyboard/mouse attached, running oneiric. After some indeterminate amount of time, sometime between 1 and 12 hours, the display goes to sleep. The computer ...
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Launching Transmission/Dropbox behind a XBMC desktop session

I am trying to get my HTPC set up just how I like it. I have Transmission scanning Dropbox for new torrents, and XBMC handling playback. I want to use XBMC as the Desktop session, to speed up ...
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Radeon HD5570 HDMI Video Card 5.1 Audio doesn't work

I am using Ubuntu and XMBC on my HTPC and have chosen the Radeon HD5570 Video card which has an HDMI output. In the sound preferences there is no surround sound option for the video card just stereo ...
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Ubuntu on Google(Android) TV box for XBMC [closed]

it is possible to install ubuntu on a (android) google tv box like this? I want to make a cheap XBMC box. I have seen success on a ARM processor beagleboard. Google tv boxes dus also run an arm. It ...
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How do I get VA-API and XVBA to work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I enable hardware acceleration for an ATI Radeon HD? I have a Radeon HD 6310 in a mini-ITX motherboard that I am trying to use for a HTPC. I need to figure out ...
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How can I get the HP RC6 ir (HP SPS : 435743-001) Remote for my Laptop to also work on my desktop

I Have this remote and it works with XBMC in Windows 7 64bit. I would like to know if it is possible to also get this to work with my Ubuntu 11.10 64bit system. I am not sure what I need to get it ...
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Why DISPLAY variable constantly changing, and how can I determine what's the right value?

I use this script to launch XBMC: #! /bin/bash # Launch XBMC in windowed mode, then use wmctrl to remove the titlebar DISPLAY=:0.0 # Start XBMC without blocking this script xbmc & # Wait for ...
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How can I run XBMC as another user?

It's a little bit complicated as other "how can I run" questions, firstly, because I use this script to run on second screen (TV) full size: 1 #! /bin/bash 2 # Launch XBMC in windowed mode, ...
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XBMC-live (Ubuntu based) setting up tty8 [closed]

I'm running XBMC-live which is an Ubuntu distro with Xbox media center (XBMC) as the default window manager. I'm trying to leave XBMC set up on tty7, as it is, and have a normal window manager on ...
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Are the nvidia drivers not performing as they should?

I have a dream... And in that dream I am running full HD videos in XBMC on my Sapphire EDGE HD2 media PC. It is based on the ION 2 chip. I installed Ubuntu on it and in Ubuntu I installed XBMC. I ...
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What did I do to make Ubuntu fail to attempt to connect to one specific IP address?

I have a very weird problem. I am running 11.10 on one of my computers which has the primary purpose of running XBMC. This computer cannot connect to mirrors.xbmc.org, which has addons, updates, etc. ...
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why isn't xbmc media center in Ubuntu Software Center?

i've been a long-time user of XBMC (and sometimes Boxee, but it's full of bugs..), and i wondered: it's open source, it's a stable software, and yet it's not in USC. why?