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Dirty Regions and the Revo

Yazan: admin | 23 May 2012 | No Comments
Categories: Acer Revo, eMachine, MythTV, XBMC

Because the Revo runs both Mythtv and XBMC I tend to leave it idle with the mythfrontend running as opposed to XBMC. The reason behind this is that I have noticed the box running hotter and the fan running for prolonged durations when left with XBMC sitting idle. I have therefore now setup dirty regions […]

Setting up an eMachine 1401 as a MythTV/XBMC media centre

Yazan: admin | 06 August 2011 | 11 Comments
Categories: eMachine, MythTV, XBMC

Have just received an eMachine 1401 (£129.99 from ebuyer with no mouse or keyboard). Using the Same Mythbuntu 10.04 setup as before and then upgrading to 10.10 everything works without a problem with two exceptions: The system hangs on reboot or shutdown No sound via hdmi Two simple fixed resolve this: Firstly the reboot issue […]

Setting up a multi-room XBMC system with central storage

Yazan: admin | 18 July 2011 | No Comments
Categories: XBMC

OK,  so I take no credit for any of this but following the instructions in the two links before gets things working nicely. I have my main MythBackend/Mythfrontend/XBMC box that runs 24/7 with the main sql database and configure all other clients to use this database. First off I recommend whipping your library into shape: […]

XBMC Log file locations

Yazan: admin | 18 July 2011 | No Comments
Categories: XBMC

If you turn on debugging from the system menu within xbmc then the logs can be found here: Windows: Users[user]AppDataRoamingXBMCxbmc.log Linux: ~/.xbmc/temp Very useful if you are using advancedoptions.xml as it does show you if it is finding and parsing this correctly!  

Configuring the Sony PS3 BD Remote with MythTV & XBMC

Yazan: admin | 21 April 2011 | 6 Comments
Categories: Acer Revo, MythTV, XBMC

This howto worked with Mythbuntu 10.04. Also tested with 12.04LTS. Later releases dont kneed to worry about setting up uinput as a service as it is now in the kernel. NOTE: I have added a .txt attribute to some of these files so they display in all browsers. Remember to strip this off if downloading […]

Comparisons between Revo 3610 and 3700 for MythTV & XBMC

Yazan: admin | 10 March 2011 | No Comments
Categories: Acer Revo, MythTV, XBMC

Having been running a Combined MythTV frontend/backend plus XBMC on a Revo R3610 the time came to buy another so which one…the 3610 or the 3700. At the time I could get both for the same price albeit with a slightly smaller hard disk and less RAM (4GB in the 3610 and 2GB in the […]

Using HDMI audio on an Acer Aspire Revo R3700 with MythTV and XBMC

Yazan: admin | 25 February 2011 | No Comments
Categories: Acer Revo, MythTV, XBMC

By default the Mythbuntu 10.04 installation does not work when attempting to use audio over HDMI. Install the latest alsa drivers: Install Linux Alsa Driver Modules Remember to run sudo alsamixer Select F6 to switch to Nvidia and unmute the channels in there Hardware source can then be set to plughw:1,7 and audio should then work […]

Using Wireless on an Acer Revo3700 with MythTV and XBMC

Yazan: admin | 16 February 2011 | No Comments
Categories: Acer Revo, MythTV, XBMC

Installed Mythbuntu 10.04 on the Revo (having repartitioned the disk to keep the supplied Windows 7). Works straight out of the box but no wireless. Seems that it is using the 3090 drivers but inspecting the logs they are looking for /etc/Wireless/RT2860STA/RT2860STA.dat Simply need to create a blank file and all is happy! sudo su mkdir […]