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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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 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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Adding alternative media source folders to Rygel

I recently setup Rygel on my laptop to play my media collection from a Raspberry Pi running XBMC. It works well so far, however, I cannot seem to find a way to add any other folder to the index apart ...
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Is it possible to change the XBMC video output to X11 (XCB) on Xubuntu 14.04?

Hello beloved community! I was just wondering if it's possible to change the XBMC output to X11 video output (XCB), just like in VLC? I've searched all over the place, but can't seem to find any ...
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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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xbmc can't play dvd from disk

XBMC crashes when I try and play a dvd. I had assumed it was because of an error with trying to read a copy protected disk. However, I have installed libdvdcss and set the region on my player as per ...
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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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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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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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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?