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hop
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Raspbian + XBMC = LAAAAAAAAAAG.

Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:18 pm

I installed XBMC on my Raspberry Pi running Raspbian. It is horribly slow loading menus and very jumpy and glitchy. I presume this is because I am also running the X.org server in the background. Can I run XBMC standalone from the console without having to load X.org (startx) as well?

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Re: Raspbian + XBMC = LAAAAAAAAAAG.

Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:42 pm

Yes. You don't want X running!
It's probably worth installing OpenELEC or Raspbmc to see what the performance should be like.
Most builds that run under rasbian are quite old and don't run very well.

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Re: Raspbian + XBMC = LAAAAAAAAAAG.

Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:13 pm

How do I run it without running X.org as well? I only have one SD card, I don't want to remove Raspbian and put Raspbmc on it. :(

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Re: Raspbian + XBMC = LAAAAAAAAAAG.

Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:42 pm

hop wrote:How do I run it without running X.org as well? I only have one SD card, I don't want to remove Raspbian and put Raspbmc on it. :(
By default the Pi boots to the console. Just launch xbmc from there. If you've used rpi-config to boot into X automatically, then you can use rpi-config to disable that.

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Re: Raspbian + XBMC = LAAAAAAAAAAG.

Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:49 pm

What do I have to type as a command to load XBMC?

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Re: Raspbian + XBMC = LAAAAAAAAAAG.

Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:08 pm

hop wrote:What do I have to type as a command to load XBMC?
I would assume you would type

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xbmc
If that doesn't work, type xbmc then hit tab twice and it will show you the options that start with xbmc.
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Re: Raspbian + XBMC = LAAAAAAAAAAG.

Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:21 pm

autotravis wrote:
hop wrote:What do I have to type as a command to load XBMC?
I would assume you would type

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xbmc
If that doesn't work, type xbmc then hit tab twice and it will show you the options that start with xbmc.
Ok :)

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