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April 8, 2012

xbmc xbmclive update upgrade putty ssh script commands dharma (10) to eden (11)

Filed under: Uncategorized — heredago @ 23:14

http://hometheatersalsa.com/update-xbmc-linux/

Update XBMC Live and headless Live based systems

Warning

Be carefull when you update your system. If you are not sure about something explained here, don’t do it. Systems vary and what works for us may not work exactly for you. Remember, always backup first.

Open your favorite SSH tool and connect to your XBMC system. Issue the following commands, one at a time

sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install python-software-properties sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --reinstall xbmc-live

Update XBMC installed on Ubuntu Desktop

Open Terminal and issue the following commands, one at a time

sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install python-software-properties sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --reinstall xbmc

then I had to do this to my installation as I would get login prompt at the start (user: xbmc pwd: xbmc then command “startx” )

try this…

log in to your xbmc installation via putty

then

sudo nano /etc/init/xbmc.conf

then copy and paste the below in to it

# xbmc-standalone
description “Autostart XBMC”

start on (filesystem and stopped udevtrigger)
stop on runlevel [06]

task
console output
emits starting-x

exec /bin/su xbmc -c “/usr/bin/startx /etc/X11/Xsession /usr/bin/xbmc-standalone”

on the bottom line replace xbmc with your username you use to log into putty.

Matt

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2 Comments »

  1. I updated XBMC Live to eden 11 the way you described. The installations seems to work fine, but all I get after rebooting is a black screen. Why won’t xbmc start?
    There is no log file ~/.xbmc/temp/xbmc.log

    Comment by Niknak — April 27, 2012 @ 12:56

    • I’m no XBMC expert :\

      As outlined in the second part of the post, I had to sudo nano /etc/init/xbmc.conf for XBMC to auto-start again. Without that, I had to input at the black screen user: xbmc pwd: xbmc then command “startx”

      Comment by heredago — April 27, 2012 @ 14:04


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