I have just upgraded my Raspberry Pi to run the latest Raspbian with XBMC. I followed the simple tutorial here http://michael.gorven.za.net/raspberrypi/xbmc
and everything seemed to install fine.
I ran into problems running XBMC as the pi user. The keyboard wouldn't work when I was prompted to enter username and password. I found that I could overcome this by running XBMC as root (not sure if this is a good idea), but then I found that when I tried to play a video all I got was the command line terminal from where I came. The video was 'playing' in that the remote still worked, time ticked by but there was no image at all. If you go back to the XBMC main menu it appears over the command line.
I thought this might be an issue with running from root so I tried again as the pi user but still the same issue occurs. Has anyone else got this issue. The only threads I could find on here were several months old and didn't offer a direct solution so if anyone has any advice I'd be most grateful if you could post it here.
Incidentally I am not automatically booting into XBMC. I run it from the command line.