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Basic Support The remote itself is recognized out of the box with no set up, however if you are running 10.10 the X server needs to be patched or it crashes (see below for instructions). Unfortunately there is no support at all for versions earlier than 10.10, which includes older versions of XBMC Live. If you use 11.04 and later all you need to do is ...


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We can create a shell script which would simulate mouse movement at a specified interval (only when XBMC is running) and prevent your screen from turning off. Follow the steps: Install necessary tools: We would need xdotool to do this job for us. Install it by running the following command in terminal: sudo apt-get install xdotool The Script: Save ...


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I too had this problem after upgrading to 14.04 The solution mentioned here worked wonders for me, https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg-server/+bug/1278012/comments/12 A workaround for ubuntu 14.04 with nvidia driver is to disable backing store in xorg: Make sure you have the "-bs" option in lightdm config file: cat ...


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For Ubuntu 12.04 and newer Click on the button: or by simply opening a terminal and typing sudo apt-get install xbmc. After the release of Ubuntu 12.04 updates should be available in the stable XBMC PPA above and XBMC can be updated by adding the PPA and updating your system. sudo apt-add-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa sudo apt-get update && ...


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The main XBMC PPA has been updated with the latest stable releases. What are PPAs and how do I use them?


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This seems to be a bug in the XBMC package for ubuntu I'm not sure what version you have installed, but the version from the PPA* doesn't seem to have it on my system. This can be because I have different settings in ubuntu of course, so your milleage may vary. If you don't, you can try to use XBMC as a session (on your login-screen, press the ubuntu logo ...


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A very simple solution is caffeine. Caffeine is a 'status bar application able to temporarily prevent the activation of both the screensaver and the "sleep" powersaving mode.' Enabling it is as easy as clicking the status bar indicator, but you can also set it up such that it automatically disables the screensaver when you start xbmc. See the screenshot ...


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Remap the Power button on the home screen to quit xbmc instead of showing the shutdown menu: You should modify the Home.xml file in your skin folder in /usr/share/xbmc. For me (Frodo RC3 with the Confluence skin) this is /usr/share/xbmc/addons/skin.confluence/720p/Home.xml. In this file you need to replace the line (in my case line 1067, see bottom of the ...


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Just to sum up to the Brenden's answer, the real problem is with the libsdl1.2 package, as stated in this bug report. The solution is ready, but somehow isn't available on default Ubuntu package sources yet (at least not for me). So, a way to solve this is to import the developer PPA and install the patched package directly: sudo apt-add-repository ...


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Run: gedit ~/.config/autostart/xbmc.desktop write in file [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Exec=xbmc -d 5 --standalone -fs Hidden=false NoDisplay=false X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=true Name[en_En]=xbmc Name=xbmc Comment[en_En]= Comment= save file and restart system. XBMC will start with five second delay, in standalone mode and full screen mode.


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I was searching for the same. I found you question first, but after searching a bit more I found a working answer and came back here to share. The page that has the answer is located: http://blog.burlock.org/xbmc/77-fullscreen-xbmc-without-locking-the-mouse A copy and paste of the basics: First, you'll need to install a clever little application called ...


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Follow this answer to add the Software Source ppa for XBMC. Then edit the software source and change the distribution from natty to maverick as per this picture.


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XBMC is now included in the Ubuntu Software Centre for Ubuntu 12.04. Linked Question: How do I install XBMC?


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It seems it is a problem of mapping, or something. Just run sudo dpkg-reconfigure lirc, and in the first screen (Remote control configuration:), select Windows Media Center Transceivers/Remotes (all). In the second screen (IR transmitter, if present:), you can select None. Now, irw can output text: $ sudo irw 000000037ff07be1 00 KEY_UP mceusb ...


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xset -display :0 s off xset -display :0 -dpms xset -display :0 s noblank I run this on startup (add it to /etc/rc.local) and it works fine. ;) :0 of course has to be the display you want to keep from turning black.


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I am not sure who to point the finger at, but what essentially happened is that NVIDIA provided one API to do this with their cards and ATI provided one for theirs. As you can guess they are not the same, so in order for programs to take advantage of this, they have to be coded to support it. From what I can find, this is not currently in the stable ...


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The easiest way to get the fix is to use the xorg edgers PPA: https://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/ppa The PPA is built for testing and for fixing obscure bugs with certain releases. It currently has xorg version 2:1.9.2.901+git20101129 and you may be looking for 902 instead of 901, but try it because it'll get you most of the way there and it's ...


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create .xprofile in your home directory. gedit .xprofile and paste line, xrandr --output TV --mode 1024x768 --rate 60 Save file now give execution permission chmod +x .xprofile


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Search for Display in Unity. You can set your screen resolution here.


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The fix: sessionfile=`find "${HOME}/.dbus/session-bus/" -type f` export `grep "DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS" "${sessionfile}" | sed '/^#/d'` Now, try running your command again. gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.screensaver idle-activation-enabled false Stack Overflow is awesome. :)


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For Ubuntu precise (12.04), raring (13.04), saucy (13.10), trusty (14.04) use version 0.27: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mythbuntu/0.27 For Ubuntu precise (12.04), quantal (12.10), raring (13.04) and version 0.26: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mythbuntu/0.26 For Ubuntu lucid (10.04), natty (11.04), oneiric (11.10), precise (12.04), quantal (12.10) and ...


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I believe NTFS and exFAT are your only solution. exFAT wasn't working on my Ubuntu at first, but it only needed to be installed to work. sudo apt-get install exFAT The linked Wikipedia article has some good information about it. In your comment you said: NTFS isn't an option when creating the partitions in the XBMCbuntu installation wizard. ...


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You can create a script and put it in the /etc/NetworkManager/dispatcher.d folder; the scripts in that folder will be executed every time a connection is (dis)established. The number with which you start the filename determines the order of execution, so we will give our script the number 99 to make sure that it is executed last. Run the following command ...


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The XBMC database is fully stored within ~/.xbmc/userdata and it should be sufficient to just archive ~/.xbmc and restore it. However, for peace of mind, you may also want to consider using the XBMC:backup plugin and exporting/importing the database. Source: XBMC Forums thread


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If I understood you correctly there were some movies that xbmc looked at, but did not understand well enough to put them into your movie library. Basically you have to use the "files" view. The problem is finding it. It is annoyingly well hidden, despite being an incredibly useful feature. It's location depends a bit on which xbmc skin/settings you are ...


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I had the same problem, that's why I wrote a little script to start xbmc that first gets the current volume, then sets the system volume to 100%, starts xbmc, and after exiting, resets the volume to the original level. That way controlling the volume in xbmc is the same as controlling the system volume since the system volume is on max. Here is the script: ...


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Fullscreen is the default. Go into the System → Video settings and make sure you're not using a windowed mode.


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I found the way to really force the XBMC to start in fullscreen mode, just editing the xml config file advancedsettings.xml: nano ~/.xbmc/userdata/advancedsettings.xml And puting the content: <advancedsettings> <fullscreen>true</fullscreen> </advancedsettings> Or simply do this using this command: echo ...


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Ok it looks like it uses /usr/share/xsessions/XBMC.desktop [Desktop Entry] Name=XBMC Comment=This session will start XBMC Media Center Exec=xbmc-standalone TryExec=xbmc-standalone Type=Application


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I have at least been able to get 2 out of 3 with the following set up. Both Stereo audio and passthrough work within XBMC without having to uninstall pulse. I still however have to select a different audio output from the ubuntu sound settings (i.e. internal audio): In ~/.asoundrc: # ALSA library configuration file # Include settings that are under the ...



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