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Thanks - I figured it out from my TV rather then from my computer monitor and for some reason it worked too. I found a service called "Synaptic Manager" and managed to install Transmission from there. I also found Samba share and installed that, but I can't figure out how to set it up? What version of Linux is this running on? (Distro wise) I'm not even too sure? lol
In Ubuntu I think I was just able to right click on a folder and then "Share" but in XBMCbuntu it doesn't seem to give that option.
Once the share is set up I'll have everything working 100%! (As long as I don't reboot my HTPC.. I'll have to figure out how to get programs to launch at bootup, since XBMC seems to be the program to boot at launch)
I even managed to get XBMC Commander working on my iPhone, it's an extra handy remote control app.
    
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Yeah Synaptic is the package manager for this distro. I actually prefer it over the software centre, but if you want that back you can install it from Synaptic I think!

This version is 11.10. It's actually pretty barebones so a lot of stuff is missing that you'd usually come to expect but they're all on the package manager!

Gotta dash. Let me know if there's anything else and I'll check it out tomorrow!
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+rep for thread and discussion. Couldn't find anything about getting to the desktop in the wikis and when I googled, I found this thread.

I'm having resolution issues and figured it's probably something more in the linux than the settings on XBMC itself.
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isyour resolution issue that the screen fits at the login screen, but is over sized on the desktop?

if so, turn on overscan on your tv. if you do not have that option, you have to go into either nvidia settings and adjust the zoom and save the config or, use display settings to adjust zoom.

if the login vs desktop resolution is not your problem, then idk
 
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isyour resolution issue that the screen fits at the login screen, but is over sized on the desktop?
if so, turn on overscan on your tv. if you do not have that option, you have to go into either nvidia settings and adjust the zoom and save the config or, use display settings to adjust zoom.
if the login vs desktop resolution is not your problem, then idk

Thanks for the response. And no, that wasn't the issue I was having. The tv is cheap and doesn't have a lot of options. I had to use the Catalyst to get the resolution set right.

But now that I fixed that... I have another resolution issue. Any type of videos looks like crap. They're looking like the resolution of an old console tv. If I choose "Original", the screen is about 10" and looks great. But stretch it or zoom it and it's absolutely horrible.

I don't know why it looks good on my Windows media center and not XBMC.
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what is the resolution set to in xbmc > system > video settings?
 
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what is the resolution set to in xbmc > system > video settings?

1920x 1080
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I just installed it on a 1.4Ghz celeron M laptop w/ half gig of ram and it runs great! It even plays youtube/hulu flash content somehow.
post #19 of 28
fyi, the hardware accelleration in the linux version of xbmc performs much more poorly (at least on my old system) than xbmc with dsplayer (which unfortunately has been discontinued(!!!)).

for those who don't know: if you care about performance at all, you'll be wanting hardware accelleration for gpu decoding. this is especially relevant for weak/low end cpus.
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oof. i see this is one of those forums where you can't edit your posts...

i wanted to say also that my observations were done with xbmc-11-dsplayer.exe and xbmcbuntu 11.1 on the following system:

cpu: 2.53 p4 northwood .. 133 x 19 @ 1.459 (can't overclock with this mobo unless it's a software oc)
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players: xbmc-11.0-dsplayer, vlc
files: mostly 720p stuff

yep, very old, but it handles 720p stuff alright. mostly.

xbmc with dsplayer handled 720p videos FAR better than xbm****u 11.1; i got mostly smooth playback with the former and a slideshow with the latter.

since i am using windows xp, i used vmr9 hardware decoding. those of you with newer windows should use evr.
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