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XBMCbuntu is a combination XBMC/operating system for use on PCs that are mainly just running XBMC. It is an alternative to installing Windows or a larger (and sometimes more complicated) Linux-based OS.

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1 Hardware requirements

XBMCbuntu should work with the general hardware requirements for Linux:

2 Installing

XBMCbuntu comes in an ISO form that can be written to a USB drive or burned to an optical disc.

Download the current stable KodiBuntu/XBMCbuntu image from: http://xbmc.org/download/

Note:
  • Unlike XBMCbuntu v12, v13 has only one iso image file for all x86 computers, regardless of GPU.
  • Currently, only a 64-bit version is available, but this should cover the vast majority of users.

3 Upgrading Kodi Media Center

To update XBMC/Kodi when a new version is released, just do a general system/package or use the following commands in the terminal (or via SSH):

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xbmc


3.1 Upgrading the OS

Current XBMCbuntu is based on a LTS release (long term release) which is supported for 5 years, this means that you wont require to upgrade the OS base in order to obtain updated or upgrade application packages.

See Current Ubuntu releases if your current distro is listed under End of life table, you will need to upgrade your OS to a supported release.

However should you need to upgrade the OS base a quick how-to follows.

4 XBMCbuntu FAQ

See: XBMCbuntu_FAQ

5 Basic use

XBMCbuntu can boot directly into XBMC or it can also boot into a desktop mode for using applications such as a web browser.

Note: If you last booted directly or switched to desktop and shutdown the HTPC while in desktop, on next reboot you will get the last used session by default.

5.1 Login

To login to the command line interface press Ctrl+Alt+F1 - F6 or connect over SSH with the following login information:

username: xbmc
password: none

5.2 Media center

XBMCbuntu contains XBMC for Linux compiled with the 'standalone' mode, this enabled certain functions that are not available in normal XBMC installations (Windows, Mac Linux), these functions include Power Management, and Network Management.

5.3 Using desktop mode

6 See also

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