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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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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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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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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How to connect raspberry pi into Ubuntu?

I just picked myself up a raspberry pi, I am trying to connect the pi to my computer via Ethernet to access my video files. So far it seems to not notice any ethernet connection to my computer. I am ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Changing ESC to ALT-F4 While running sh script?

Is there anyway to change ESC to ALT-F4 while running a shell script that is run by Advanced Launcher(XBMC) it then runs Google-Chrome in kiosk mode? But since I am using a controller with limited ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to make DVB-T card DIGIVOXmini III working with TVheadend in XBMC?

My external TV card MSI DIGIVOX mini III doesn't work with Tvheadend in XBMC. On TVheadend port 9981 in web browser "Configuration>TV Adapters" that TV card looks like Afatech AF9013DVB-T It has ...
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How do I install VNC on a minimal build for XBMC?

My aim is to have a minimal XBMC build with as little un-needed extras as possible This is what I have done so far installed Ubuntu Server with no packaged selected installed the following packages: ...
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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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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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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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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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openGL issues running XBMC on ARM device

I am running Saucy Server on my MK802+ android mini PC, have managed to download and build XBMC source from git, but I cannot get the openGL to run from the Mali400 GPU in the device. Device Info: ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there any other way to use HDMI , rather than mirroring?

I'm on Toshiba L755 running into a 42" panasonic with HDMI. I have sound, but it seems the only way I can get the picture is by mirroring. That seems to make the resolution blurry. Is there something ...
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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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can I play itunes movies on a different media player?

if I back up my itunes movies to an external drive and then install ubuntu, can I then connect the external drive to my computer and play the movies on a different media player such as XBMC?
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Multiseat - Can't start second server

Here is the xorg.conf I am using: http://pastebin.com/xenZ4qtn As you can see I have 2 server layouts, one including just my monitor ("Main") and the other including just my tv ("TV"). They are ...
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libmsrpc3.so can't open shared object?

I get this error when trying to open xbmc (after fresh install ubuntu): miguel@miguel-SATELLITE-U500:~$ sudo xbmc /usr/lib/xbmc/xbmc.bin: error while loading shared libraries: libmsrpc3.so: ...
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Dell E6400 with intel graphics 13.04 freezes while playing xbmc video

Dell E6400 with intel graphics 13.04 freezes while playing xbmc video or an audio channel with the motion from the music in the back, I walk away and a few minutes maybe 10, it freezes with music ...
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Xbmc Raring 13.04 armhf install issue

root@ubuntu-armhf:~# apt-get install xbmc Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have ...
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How to map a Remote Control button to Reboot in LIRC

I am running 12.10 on an intel NUC i3 as a media box for XBMC. Since XBMC likes to crash on me when streaming, how can I map a button on my MCE remote to reboot the system? Based on another post ...
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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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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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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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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 do I get XBMC to play videos in RAR files?

Can someone please explain why the XBMC that I install through Software Center or team-xbmc/ppa will not play videos in rar files? This version says XBMC for Debian in the top left of the XBMC ...