MaDoGK
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n00b xmbc

Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:16 am

Hello,

Sorry if this has already been asked, but you'll have to excuse me I'm a total Linux n00b!

I have a RPi with a Logitech K400 connected to a Sony Bravia. My 400gb+ movies and TV series collection are stored on a XP machine connected to my network. Yesterday I installed the latest distro of Raspbmc, but I couldn't get my k400 to work. After many hours of googling I gave up and returned to the latest wheezy.

I want to use XMBC, its 70% of the reason I bought the RPi!

The question is, would there be more chance of getting my keyboard to work on another XMBC specific distro like OpenELEC or XBian? Or maybe compiling XMBC on wheezy?

Please any help would be very appreciated!

MaDoGK

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excollier
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Re: n00b xmbc

Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:28 am

I am interested in the RPi for exactly the same use, XBMC, but it seems to be troublesome for most. :?

ski522
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Re: n00b xmbc

Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:14 pm

You can get a compiled version of XMBC for wheezy here
http://rpi.tnet.com/project/faqs/xmbcstandalone

BadBoyBubby
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Re: n00b xmbc

Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:01 pm

excollier wrote:I am interested in the RPi for exactly the same use, XBMC, but it seems to be troublesome for most. :?
I am using openelec/xbmc version and am now so pleased with it I just sold my media center PC and am now using the pi full time.

There are a few niggles (itv player slight issue) but im sure these will be resolved.

performance wise it is very good now and plays all my films / tv series (all hd x264 format) very smoothly.

I have not used it for music at all yet.

Bubby :D

MaDoGK
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Re: n00b xmbc

Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:05 pm

the question is will my Logitech k400 work?

ghans
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Re: n00b xmbc

Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:08 pm

XBMC does work well , but the people who have issues are those who complain -
it's a statistics/perception thing.


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MaDoGK
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Re: n00b xmbc

Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:15 pm

ghans wrote:XBMC does work well , but the people who have issues are those who complain -
it's a statistics/perception thing.


ghans
As far as I've read the problem I'm having isn't to do with XMBC but with the original distro used to make Raspbmc. I'm also not complaining, but asking for help. But thanks for your useful, helpful words of wisdom...

Draven68
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Re: n00b xmbc

Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:08 am

MaDoGK wrote:the question is will my Logitech k400 work?
My Logitech G110 (Backlit Gaming Keyboard) works fine with XBian 0.8.2

(Also using an AVICO SMP1-1A,5V Power Supply)

Sorry if this is not much help.

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excollier
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Re: n00b xmbc

Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:29 am

See this link:
http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeriphera ... _Keyboards
seems the K400 is listed as "problematic"

ski522
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Re: n00b xmbc

Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:31 am

MaDoGK wrote:the question is will my Logitech k400 work?
Yes, do a search for other post requiring suggestions to get the keyboard to work correctly. I'm using the keyboard fine.

MaDoGK
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Re: n00b xmbc

Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:42 pm

Woohoo! Xbian! It works! Keyboard, it recognizes my smb network... Awesome! Now im adding my movie collection, goes slowly... But i have time :-P

Thanks guys :-D

MaDoGK
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Re: n00b xmbc

Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:17 pm

OK, I updated Xbian to 0.8.2 and my keyboard stopped working. Its a problem with the latest kernel. Thank god for the Xbian forum. Schtack posted the following solution:

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sudo nano /etc/rc.local
and add this three lines

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sleep 10
rmmod hid-logitech-dj
modprobe hid-logitech-dj
save and restart xbian .

I suppose that this will work for any raspberry pi with the latest kernel! Thanks Schtack! You the man!

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