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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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Bash script works from command line, but not if started by upstart

I have a script that listens on port 12 and invokes xbmc when receiving a wol packet. It works perfectly fine when I launch the script directly from the command line, but nothing happens when I let ...
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Multiple desktop question, i.e. :0, :1

I have xbmc/kodi running on a machine connected to my TV. Sometimes, I need to exit xbmc to do some regular computing. This works fine. What I'd like to be able to do is have xbmc running on :0 and ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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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How i can switch to ubuntu mode from xbmc koi

I select the xbmc default mode via switch user. Now my computer direct me to xbmc. I want to switch to my default ubuntu desktop. I tried to exit but it starts again in xbmc. Can someone help me ...
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when my ethernet cable is plugged in xbmc hangs on the start up screen

New to the UBUNTU scene .Purchased a small PC from a friend which is running UBUNTU 14.40 It has XBMC installed. If I boot up with the ethernet cable attached The screen goes to the XBMC splash screen ...
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Run process when HDMI port active CEC

I got my HTPC/Server connected to my Denon receiver. I was wondering if it's possible to get a signal from the receiver when the HDMI channel is active so I can run XBMC when I change the source ...
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CEC Pulse-Eight setup on Ubuntu

Tv works fine using openELEC with CEC, but i have yet to be able to find any way to set up Ubuntu to work with XBMC and CEC, any help?
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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 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 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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What is the Yatse alternative for a PC?

I have setup OpenElec on my raspberry pi and when I browse the files locally stored on my android device I can choose to Play on Media Center through the Yatse app. This way I can stream local files, ...
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VLC segmentation fault - XBMC core dumped

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 and VLC media player 3.0.0-git Vetinari (revision 3.0.0~~git20141205+r58841+31~ubuntu14.10.1) Since yesterday when I try to watch videos VLC crashes and I get: ...
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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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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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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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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 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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XBMC, libGL error: failed to load driver: i915

I am a brand new Linux user, and while installing XBMC I received this code in the terminal: libGL error: Version 4 or later of flush extension not found libGL error: failed to load driver: i915 ...
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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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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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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 do I use a XBOX 360 Controller as remote controle for my Xbmc?

i managed to use my Xbox 360 wireless controller and even test it via jstest-gtk. I used this 'How to' to get my controller working. How do I get an XBOX 360 controller working? I tried the guide ...
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How use built-in InfraRed in Ubuntu

I am sure that my computer has InfraRed sensor, because always i use my tv remote it blinks, and it's not HDMI CEC, because even if I disconnect HDMI cable it is able to detect InfraReds. My ...
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Multiple Displays on All in one Touch Screen

My question may have been previously addressed but I wasn't able to find it. I'm new to Linux so this could be a noob question. I have an Asus All-in-one touch screen that I recently installed Ubuntu ...
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how to run kod with root permission at startup (ubuntu 4.10)

I managed to autostart kobi in ubuntu 14.10 but I couldn't able to add network sorce in kodi file manager and it is working fine when i open it in terminal using "sudo kodi" command. So how do i ...
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XBMC crashing for some but not all videos

I am using Frodo on Ubuntu 14.04. XBMC is crashing when playing some but not all videos - most videos work. My hardware specs (old computer) 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile ...
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Ubuntu through HDanywhere video Matrix

I work for HDanywhere, we make AVR gear. I have a client with an interesting issue that we've never seen before and I was wondering if you chaps could help. Basically, he has a computer running ...
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Open source AMD driver causes CEC failure

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on my HTPC. After completing a fresh install, I only loaded KODI via apt-get. With the default open source driver for AMD Radeon R7 in use, cec doesn't work in XBMC. After ...
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USB IR remote wakup from Suspend

I am running 14.04 XBMCbuntu and am a new user. I have got xbmc installed the way I want it and have an MCE remote setup. I have got suspend working but the wake is only via the keyboard not IR ...
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Auto-detect new monitors/TVs and resize screen resolution in Ubuntu 14.04 Server

I have an Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS installed on Zotac ZBOX CI320 Nano which has two video sockets: HDMI and Display Port. The PC hosts my website, download torrents, runs XBMC media center software ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Videos show nothing on Kodi 14.1

I'm quite new to Linux so bear with me please. Since I like programming a lot lately, I though it would be fun to buy a Raspberry pi and toy around with it. Now I have Kodi installed en tried to run ...