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- See also: XBMCbuntu
1 What is XBMCbuntu?
- XBMCbuntu (aka, XBMC Live) is the XBMC Media Center software bundled with a embedded operating-system, for that set-top-box feeling. XBMC Live also lets you easily boot to the XBMC Live CD in order to demo XBMC for your friends and family on practically any relatively modern computer, (as long as it was manufactured in the last 5-years or so it should meet the XBMC's minimum requirements).
- XBMC Live CD can also create a bootable USB disk with which a completely independent OS can be booted, thus not requiring any modifications to the host PC disk.
2 How can I transfer files to/from XBMC Live?
- Use SFTP with a client such as Cyberduck or FileZilla. Username and password will be xbmc
3 How can I backup all my settings to restore them if something goes wrong?
- Save the file "live-rw" and you will be done, unless you won't be able to boot any more from the flash drive; in this last case a rebuild is due, but you can then restore your last known good file on the brand new build
4 What are the minimum requirement and recommended hardware for XBMC
- For end-users the recommended minimum requirement is a x86-based computer, with a 3D GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) that at least supports Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0 (that features 24bpp or 32bpp for 3D hardware-acceleration support, which XBMC GUI need to run smoothly at an acceptable frame-rate). Graphic adapters that support DirectX version 9.0c or later usually meet all of those mentioned requirements, (Team-XBMC recommends NVIDIA GeForce 6150 or later as NVIDIA are currently the manufacturer that offers good device-drivers for Linux (and NVIDIA GeForce 6150 or later supports OpenGL 2.0).
4.1 XBMC Live minimum requirements
- x86 (Intel/AMD-based) processor computer capable of booting to CD-ROM.
- ATI/AMD, Intel, or NVIDIA (recommended) graphic controller which supports OpenGL 1.3 (+ GLSL) or later (2.0 recommended).
- Optional is to install to a 2GB (or larger) USB-flash-drive.
- If you like to install XBMC Live to USB then note that it can not still have U3 software on it (so uninstall that first).
- Larger than 2GB is if you have a lot of media as covers are cached on it.
5 How can I connect a bluetooth keyboard/mouse/remote?
- See this video:http://lubuntu.net/blog/lubuntu-screencast-bluetooth
6 Can't install because the install window is too big
- See forum:126453
7 Can't install because the text is too small
- See forum:126453