Koenkk
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:29 pm

XBian 0.5 is out! http://www.xbian.org

rick19011
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:21 am

The other versions my Samsung tv remote would work but now it doesn't and I have enabled the setting to allow program's to control xbmc.....how can I get it to work??? Thanks

Hexagon
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:35 am

Have you enabled CEC in XBian settings addon? Seems like CEC is disabled by default to save resources -> http://xbian.org/?p=111

Koenkk
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:04 am

It seems to be that I broke cec support in XBian 0.5. It has something to do with the /etc/init.d/rpi-cecd.sh syntax. Can someone look into this an post a fix? I dont have a lot of time today :(

Keep a look at http://forum.xbian.org/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=942

Koenkk
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:32 pm

XBian 0.5 Hot fix is available now to fix the broken CEC. http://xbian.org/?p=116

Killerbee
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:55 am

Thanks Koen for this super fast image. :D 50 fps! @800/450 Mhz
One nasty thing: My logitech wireless keyboard/mouse K400 is not always detected by XBMC. The funny thing is it works in the terminal?!?

Any suggestions? I tried to plug in the receiver in a powered USB hub but the result was the same.
In previous XBian versions it was working better. Sometimes I had to reboot my pi to make my K400 work in XBMC.

Thanks KB

Koenkk
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:05 pm

Killerbee wrote:Thanks Koen for this super fast image. :D 50 fps! @800/450 Mhz
One nasty thing: My logitech wireless keyboard/mouse K400 is not always detected by XBMC. The funny thing is it works in the terminal?!?

Any suggestions? I tried to plug in the receiver in a powered USB hub but the result was the same.
In previous XBian versions it was working better. Sometimes I had to reboot my pi to make my K400 work in XBMC.

Thanks KB
I have a k360 and it works great! (Unifying reciever)

Killerbee
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:55 pm

Koenkk wrote:
Killerbee wrote:Thanks Koen for this super fast image. :D 50 fps! @800/450 Mhz
One nasty thing: My logitech wireless keyboard/mouse K400 is not always detected by XBMC. The funny thing is it works in the terminal?!?

Any suggestions? I tried to plug in the receiver in a powered USB hub but the result was the same.
In previous XBian versions it was working better. Sometimes I had to reboot my pi to make my K400 work in XBMC.

Thanks KB
I have a k360 and it works great! (Unifying reciever)
K400 is working great in Raspbian/OpenElec/RASPBMC. But not in latest XBian.
Am I the only one? :oops:

Cant1Win
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:19 pm

K400 is working great in Raspbian/OpenElec/RASPBMC. But not in latest XBian.
Am I the only one?
I have the same feeling. It's not always detected but after a reboot it's working. But I'm not sure if it was better in 0.4.2 :?

HiggleBottom
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:59 pm

Hi Koenkk.
As you know I have had that Kernal Panic. I downloaded Xbian 4.2 twice, flashed it to my TDK 4GB SDHC Class A Sd card and have an error. I have now downloaded Xbian 5 and have had exactly the same result. Im really annoyed because I am missing out on the fun of XBMC and at the same time worrying that I have a broken Pi or SD card. If anyone has had this problem before and found a workaround, any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Koenkk
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:02 pm

HiggleBottom wrote:Hi Koenkk.
As you know I have had that Kernal Panic. I downloaded Xbian 4.2 twice, flashed it to my TDK 4GB SDHC Class A Sd card and have an error. I have now downloaded Xbian 5 and have had exactly the same result. Im really annoyed because I am missing out on the fun of XBMC and at the same time worrying that I have a broken Pi or SD card. If anyone has had this problem before and found a workaround, any help would be appreciated. Thanks
If it never bootzs then try an other sd card . Please report back!

Killerbee
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:19 pm

Some additional info regarding logitech K400 keyboard and latest Xbian (0.5 + hotfix)
When I hit CTRL-C during boot and than "exit" (go out terminal session) XBMC will find my keyboard :?

Also I have some GUI freezes after some time. With previous vesrions this was not the case. When the gui freezes, I am able to set-up a ssh session. htop shows cpu usages of 10% and a few xbmc.bin processes are still running. So no kernel freeze and not a keyboard problem. The main xbmc.bin process died.

Just my two cents
KB
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HiggleBottom
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:20 pm

Koenkk wrote:
HiggleBottom wrote:Hi Koenkk.
As you know I have had that Kernal Panic. I downloaded Xbian 4.2 twice, flashed it to my TDK 4GB SDHC Class A Sd card and have an error. I have now downloaded Xbian 5 and have had exactly the same result. Im really annoyed because I am missing out on the fun of XBMC and at the same time worrying that I have a broken Pi or SD card. If anyone has had this problem before and found a workaround, any help would be appreciated. Thanks
If it never bootzs then try an other sd card . Please report back!
I've just tried two 2GB Sd Cards, and got the same error. I'm beginning to think it's my pi.

Killerbee
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:26 pm

Another issue I have:
When playing some wide screen movies on a 1280x1024 screen, terminal (usb) messages are "printed" in the black area on top the movie.
Again: Am I the only one :P

KB

GabeM
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:40 pm

Killerbee wrote:Another issue I have:
When playing some wide screen movies on a 1280x1024 screen, terminal (usb) messages are "printed" in the black area on top the movie.
Again: Am I the only one :P

KB
Koenkk posted this as a possible fix over in the xbian.org forums:
execute dmesg -n error , does this fix it?

Also, about your problems with the Logitech K400 keyboard, I'm experiencing the exact same thing. It seems that if my wi-fi dongle is connected at boot up, the Android XBMC remote takes priority over the keyboard. If I do not have the dongle plugged in, then the keyboard works normally.

Powerphil
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:01 pm

Hi,
I have posted before regarding xbian freezing and crashing and I was advised to change the over clock speed, which I've done. It now sits at 700, and it still crashes, although not as frequently. Can anyone advise what the over clock speed should be, and if there is another likely cause of the problem? I upgraded to xbian 0.5 today and it does the same. How low can the over clock go down to?.

Phil

Killerbee
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:23 pm

GabeM wrote:
Killerbee wrote:Another issue I have:
When playing some wide screen movies on a 1280x1024 screen, terminal (usb) messages are "printed" in the black area on top the movie.
Again: Am I the only one :P

KB
Koenkk posted this as a possible fix over in the xbian.org forums:
execute dmesg -n error , does this fix it?

Also, about your problems with the Logitech K400 keyboard, I'm experiencing the exact same thing. It seems that if my wi-fi dongle is connected at boot up, the Android XBMC remote takes priority over the keyboard. If I do not have the dongle plugged in, then the keyboard works normally.

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dmesg -n error
dmesg: unknown level 'error'
Thanks for the tip but it doesn't work :(

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Mr.Dave
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:29 pm

Powerphil wrote:Hi,
I have posted before regarding xbian freezing and crashing and I was advised to change the over clock speed, which I've done. It now sits at 700, and it still crashes, although not as frequently. Can anyone advise what the over clock speed should be, and if there is another likely cause of the problem? I upgraded to xbian 0.5 today and it does the same. How low can the over clock go down to?.

Phil
Its probably the core_freq (Or whichever the other one is called) that is crashing it, I had to drop that to 420 if I remember right, the cpu_freq I can leave up at 840



cpu_freq=700 is the stock clock speed for the CPU

Info here
http://elinux.org/RPi_config.txt
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Powerphil
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:34 pm

Thanks, I've been adjusting the frequencies all afternoon and I think I'm almost there. When its stable I'll post the figures.


Thanks

Koenkk
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:46 pm

Yeah we are still searching for a clock that provides both stability and smooth playback (1080P 5.1DTS)

HiggleBottom
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:27 am

I guess I'll have to keep using Raspbmc. Sigh :cry:

Koenkk
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:24 pm

HiggleBottom wrote:I guess I'll have to keep using Raspbmc. Sigh :cry:
It really has to something to do with your pi/sdcard or power adapter because ur the first to report this issue.

Wolfram23
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:55 pm

Why not leave the settings at stock and let users decide to overclock? Seems like there's a lot of issues trying to set a "default" one with Xbian.

Koenkk
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:14 am

XBian 0.6 is out with lots of performance improvements! http://www.xbian.org

HiggleBottom
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:35 am

I'll try with a higher amp plug then, see if it makes a difference.

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