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 comes up, you can see the main menu
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:
Option "TwinView" "1"
Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "DFP-0"
Option "metamodes" "CRT: nvidia-auto-select +2054+0, DFP: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
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).