XBMC installation on Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) x86_64 + short review

Now comes the default procedure for compiling, linking and installing. (Adjust the ‘-j’ switch parameter with the value of cores you wanna use for compilation, this could speed things up dramatically 😉 ).
And please also note that this was done on a 64bit environment. It’s possible (but IMHO not very likely) the whole procedure behaves differently on other Debian-derivatives and/or 32bit systems.

make -j4 && make -j4 install

Now start XBMC:

xbmc

XBMC comes up, you can see the main menu

xbmc on Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex)
xbmc on Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex)

If you use a nVidia GFX-card, and you have twinview running, you can choose the screen where XBMC should start. Else it starts on the left and right slitted into two pieces.

SDL_VIDEO_FULLSCREEN_HEAD=1 xbmc -fs

If you don’t know if you’re using TwinView or not, just look into /etc/X11/xorg.conf. You should find something similar in the Screen section:

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "TwinView" "1"
Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "DFP-0"
Option "metamodes" "CRT: nvidia-auto-select +2054+0, DFP: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

Of course TwinView is not the only possibility to use both screens, But I don’t know if it works for Xinerama the same way (feedback welcome).

2 thoughts on “XBMC installation on Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) x86_64 + short review

  1. Excellent!
    Thank for the TwinView command. I was going crazy trying to figure this out. Also, thanks for the Nvidia xorg as well. I knew the Nvidia applet didn’t work, but the lines you’ve provided helped out tremendously.

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