Ubuntu :: Like The System To Boot Directly Into Xbmc?
Apr 30, 2010
I've bought myself an Acer Revo and have 10.04 running nicely on it. After some basic tweaks I have 1080p content playing flawlessly.However, I'd like the system to boot directly into xbmc (no gdm etc). Can anyone suggest how this might be achieved?Under 9.10 I used a minimal install and edited /etc/event.d/tty1 to login a user. .bash_profile was then edited to start xbmc.
have an OpenSuSE 11.4 (Linux 220.127.116.11-0.5-desktop) with XBMC (10.1) installed.During installation of SuSE, I've created a user called "xbmc" and enabled autologin for this user. After XBMC have been installed I added the following to /home/xbmc/.xinitrc - "exec /usr/bin/ck-launch-session /usr/bin/dbus-launch --exit-with-session /usr/bin/xbmc --standalone -fs"... so far so good - everything is perfectly fine..... or at least almost - when trying to play some musik I get the message "Failed to initialize audio device, Check your Audio Settings"... but if I close XBMC, log in to Gnome as root, open a terminal an su to user "xbmc" and start xbmc from commandline it works if I choose "Internal Analog Audio" in System -> System -> Audio Output. Now the spooky/funny parts appears... I check the options in Audio Output I see the following:
Defaults iec958 hdmi HDA Intel Defaults
When returning to auto-login - it stops working again... By the way - to be sure that it wasn't a rights-problem, I ended up changing the UID for the "xbmc"-user to "0" to ensure root-privilegies
I think the title says it all really - I've installed Mint onto a Acer aspire 5315 laptop. Its a dual boot system using Vista Basic. Grub works perfectly and to be honest Mint is great. really enjoying playing and learning. My problem is that the laptop overheats when using Mint - the cpu fan doesn't cut in and the laptop shuts down to protect the system. According to a swift google this seems to occur with mint (possibly particularly with Acer's) and maybe with other distro's too. However I'd like to keep trying to see if i can find one that works.
So my rather obvious newbie question is can I just get another distro dvd and install this onto the partition containing mint thus deleting the previous install? If I did this would Grub show the new distro ok or would it keep searching for Mint. I have a back up so if all else fails I can reinstall everything but that will have to wait till I get home
I installed the Grooveshark add-on on XBMC (downloaded from their official PPA). When I fire it up (choose it and press Enter/Return/Newline) XBMC freezes. I had to get out of it by doing Ctrl-Alt-F1, logging in and rebooting.
Splashtop caught my imagination of my own tv like computer-"1button and ready to go " have tried puppy xpudWebConverger still unhappy Now lucid aming for 10 sec boot-Keeping ma fingers crossed installed a minimal karmic and am getting a decent 27 sec I Jus Wanted to ask: Is there a way to remove the grub an directly boot into ubuntu -not just hiding it by editing grub.d files and any other ways to reduce boot time.......
I installed ubuntu inside windows, thing were going good, till windows got affected with virus, so had to reinstall it, now boots directly in windows 7. I have a 500 GB HDD with two equal partitions, C: drive has windows D: drive has ubuntu I tried the boot-repair, didn't work, instead it corrupted windows boot, which got fixed using startup recovery but I want ubuntu back...
I have windows XP with my system, I downloaded Fedora 13 X86.iso image from bit torrent.also GPG keys in this image are 0 byte size. I burned it drectly to DVD. but sytem is not booting directly from DVD even though i changed bootup setup priority to DVD.
in a previous version of openSUSE (I think it was v10.3), there was a possibility to directly/automatically start another OS after exiting (rebooting) openSUSE. This could be done through "right-clicking" on the Reboot (Restart) button from the KDE's log-off dialog and choosing the OS you wanted to be started after the restart. Please, does anybody know if this is possible in openSUSE 11.2 (KDE 4.4)? PS: I know that GRUB enables that, but I prefer a "GUI way" rather than using command line and editing configuration files
how to enable X11 forwarding if I SSH directly into the system, for example:
ssh -X server1
However, I'm trying to get X11 forwarding on a system I don't have direct access to. I need to first SSH into a server I do have access to, server2, then from there I can SSH into server1. I know about port forwarding but I'm not sure how it works with regards to forwarding X11 windows. For port forwarding server1's web page, I'd do this: ssh -L 9999:server1:80 mylogin@server2
Then opening [URL] on my computer would bring up server1's webpage. What is the equivalent SSH command for X11 forwarding so if I typed it and executed gedit for example, that program from server1 would pop up on my Desktop?
Shut down as normal last night, no major changed yet after booting this morning my computer went straight into memtest86+. After finishing, and i rebooted, it did it again. So, i held shift to get into the grub.
Ok i start to find it boring to ALT+CTRL+F1 each time i want that when i boot it directly go to tty 1. But i also want it to load desktop environment, but not to show it, only load it, so if i ALT+CTRL+F7, it goes to desktop environment. If its not loaded, it will not go to desktop environment or it will take like 15 sec to load it, this is why i want to load it while i am in the terminal.Also, how can i switch resolution in terminal?
I have deleted sda1, sda2 as they were XP partitions that I no longer wanted to use (yay!). After doing so, when I rebooted I just got a blinking cursor. I was able to boot with the Ubuntu 9.10 install CD, and found that I could elect to boot from the first hard drive, and in doing so the usual grub menu was displayed, and I could boot to my Ubuntu 9.10 partition (sda5 inside of sda3 extended partition). So, noobid that I am, I figured I would try to 'fix' grub. ran commands grub>root (hd0,4); grub> setup(hd0)
Now, when I reboot, it goes directly to the grub command line, no multiboot menu, and I cannot find a way to boot to my Ubuntu partition. The partition is still there, though, as I've checked from the Ubuntu CD.
My main operating system is Windows, I just installed Ubuntu because it's super cool, and I like to practice my programming skills on it. How can I change the GRUB settings so it goes to Windows automatically, not Ubuntu?
I just installed a fresh install of 9.10 on my amd64. when it starts it locks up right away. i know that this has to do with my nvidia card. i've had to do this in the past. but since it locks up i have no way to get into the command line. ctl-alt-F1 does not work. is there a way to just have it boot right to the command line without loading up gdm?
I am dual booting Ubuntu 9.10 with ext4 and OS X with hfs+, and I'm getting tired of having to go through Open Firmware, rEFIt, and GRUB to boot to Ubuntu by default. I've done a lot of digging, and my results appear to be inconclusive. I have, however, been able to hypothesize that the reason that I cannot set my ext4 partition as the Startup Disk (via OS X settings) is because OS X does not know how to read ext4. I believe that the Startup Disk settings work by writing to Open Firmware, so I'm thinking that maybe something else would be able to as well, preferably something that is capable of reading ext4.
I have a laptop with a busted screen and no way to boot directly to the external monitor with ubuntu installed and the thing is I want to install windows 7. Anybody know of anyway to do this without being able to see the screen before the os loads? So far I have messed around with installing windows 7 in vm box and trying to turn the vdi file into a valid partition and also tried installing it with wine but it couldn't find the temp folder to copy the install files.
I'm running an old P3 with 512 of Ram.I installed Opensuse 11.2 with the KDE desktop, and then I went online and used the one-click install to install the LXDE desktop.Now I'm trying to get my machine to boot directly to LXDE.If I end a KDE session, I can select LXDE as a new session and get into it fine. It seems to run well on this machine. But if I shutdown from LXDE, my next boot sends me straight into KDE. It seems the only way I can get to LXDE is to be in KDE first, which is kind of defeating the whole reason why I wanted a light weight and quick booting desktop for this machine.Am I missing something? I thought Opensuse automatically rebooted back into whatever desktop was used last?
I did a clean installation of Ubuntu 10.04 and I found that after the computer booted, the GRUB stopped by waiting for entering command -- "grub >". The GRUB version is 1.98. I want to go directly to the GRUB boot menu after computer booted.
Ubuntu, and I sure know a little about Shell language. But now I need make my ubuntu boot into text mode directly and login automatically, without entering username/password by manual? I had make ubuntu boot into text mgrub fileRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash text" , but I don't kown how to make system auto login. I'd like ubuntu login with administrator privilege then run some application automatically.
Sometimes, when I need to affect some quick changes on my box, I boot up in runlevel 1 by adding "single" to my kernel line in the Grub menu. I use Grub because I also have Vista+RHEL+CentOS for operational reasons and then Slack for everything else.Since I upgraded to Slack13 I noticed that this was not working. I assumed that it was because I had installed on a encrypted LV, so I tried it on VirtualBox installs. I tried both on GRUB and LILO on the Virtual Slack. I tried both the 32 and 64 bit versions. It does not work.
With Suse Studio I try to create an appliance that just runs xbmc, with possibly mythtv installed alongside it. No window manager at all, just X + xbmc.I've read the topic "Can I login to xbmc - without the desktop environment?" dated 21-Jun-2009 02:23, but the advices given there suggest introducing a lightweight window manager, like icewm for example.I've read also the article on Opensuse 11.0 - 11.2 - MythTV Official Wikibut there a window manager is installed, too.I have been experimenting with several setups (with icewm, without icewm, Xorg setuid'ed or not) but so far not the result I want, that is: without logging in xbmc starts after power on. Preferably without even showing the grub start up screen, or boot messages. No window manager.
On Windows OS, I can create Debian UEFI USB boot by mount Debian ISO and directly copy content of ISO to USB FAT32. On Debian OS, When I mount the debian iso and directly copy content of iso to usb fat32, I keep getting this error: "Filesystem does not support symbolic links".I choose to skip all, the copy operation continue but USB can't boot.
Question: How to create Debian USB UEFI boot by copying content of iso file directly to fat32 usb on Debian OS?My OS: Debian Jessie RC1.The ISO file: debian-jessie-DI-rc1-amd64-DVD-1.iso URL....
I have a computer with grub installed, and nothing else. I'd like to install Debian on it without having to burn a CD. (and I don't have any flash disks.) It has a nice ethernet card, and I have another computer right next to it with an ethernet card. I also have an ethernet cable. However, I don't have any router free which I can mess with for these purposes. As I've looked up, apparently modern Ethernet cards don't need crossover cables, normal cables will work for this type of connection.
I've tried several different "tutorials" on how to set up a netboot server, but
None of them are complete. All of them assume that you understand how DHCP works, and that you can do things like set up a dnsmasq server. I don't understand the DHCP protocol, with submasks and whatnot (I know that it is the protocol for assigning computer network addresses, and that's it), and I don't think I should have to in order to simply connect two computers. All of the tutorials give you incomplete configuration files, and ask you to fill in things which I don't understand, and for me it doesn't make sense to customize these settings, as I just want to connect them and I really don't care what ip address the TFTP server has or whatnot. All of these assume that you are going through a router. I am not. When I try googling for ways to directly connect two linux computers with an ethernet cable, I can't even find instructions, just more references to "you need crossover cables".
So basically, I have two computers directly connected by ethernet cables. Tell me what packages I need to install, what the contents of my configuration files should look like, and what, if any, commands I need to run in order that when I turn on my second computer, and select network boot, it will start up a minimal debian system.
EDIT: Hmmm, it looks like I actually have a linux kernel installed too, but no root filesystem (so no other programs besides busybox).
I just recently installed ubuntu 9.10 in my upstairs computer. It is a single boot system.Downstairs I have a dual boot system. I have windows vista and ubuntu 9.10 installed. It worked fine. I wanted to make this a single boot system and uninstall ubuntu 9.10. I cannot get rid of the grub bootloade
I have an old laptop that I installed EasyPeasy Lucid on. I have never used Grub2 as my other Ubuntu installs still use Grub Legacy. I have studied all the tutorials which instruct that the grub.cfg file should not be edited directly.This old laptop has one of the dreaded Intel graphics chips for which the kernel automatically loads the i915 module. Of course (like a multitude of others with Intel graphics and Lucid) I booted into a black screen but knew the workaround was to enable mode setting through grubI used the
Code: i915.modeset=1 and added it to /etc/default/grub line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX, just after "quite splash", just
When I use the update manager, or use the terminal to search for updates, I get this error message: W:Failed to fetch [URL] 404 Not Found , W:Failed to fetch [URL] 404 Not Found , E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead. Now, I know this is a problem with Xbmc (which worked like trash) but I have no clue now to remove it, I've tried to reinstall it, using the purge and auto remove commands, but no such luck.