Emprex 3009URF Remote ON XBMC Linux

If you have one of these remotes to get most of the buttons working you will need to do the following Log into a terminal session on your XBMC machine issue the following command touch .xsessionrc and press enter then nano .xsessionrc and copy the following lines into it xmodmap -display :0 -e “keycode 127 […]

XBMC install on Ubuntu Karmic Koala (Minimal)

After some of the hassle with installing jaunty and xbmc on my acer revo the new version now runs on the new version of ubuntu (Karmic Koala) so I thought I would put down my install procedure as I went so that it may be of use to others. First, download the minimal install of […]

sudoers file: Alias `SHUTDOWN_CMDS’ already defined

If you get this error on your xbmc on the command line do the following sudo nano /etc/sudoers You will then get up a screen that contains the lines below many times # # XBMC-specific configuration # Cmnd_Alias SHUTDOWN_CMDS = /sbin/shutdown, /sbin/reboot, /sbin/halt Cmnd_Alias MOUNT_CMDS = /bin/mount, /bin/umount xbmc ALL=(ALL) ALL xbmc ALL=NOPASSWD: SHUTDOWN_CMDS, MOUNT_CMDS […]

Nvidia binary via PPA

To keep you grphics drivers at the latest levels you should use the PPA solution try this 0) Remove manually installed driver sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop sudo /usr/bin/nvidia-uninstall 1) Add source sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/nvidia-vdpau/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main 3) Add key sudo apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com CEC06767 4) Install sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install […]

Fix navigation sound with HDMI

So when you are moving your cursor around the xbmc screen there is no sound To fix use the following press alt + ctrl and F2 login Create a file in home directory: nano .asoundrc Add: pcm.!default { type plug slave { pcm “hdmi” } } press ctrl X to save the file ren reboot […]

XBMC Remotes

I thought this would come in handy for those of you that are looking for a remote to use with XBMC The first one if from maplin here in the UK This has a retail price of £19.99 and works out of the box with linux XBMC As I find other that will work fully […]


I had been stuggling to get the sound working on mine Sound The Revo is a quiet box, however on installing Ubuntu it was a bit too quiet, not producing any audio at all! We need to do three things to rectify this: 1) tell Ubuntu what type of sound card is in the machine, […]

TechniSat TTS35AI IR remote working with XBMC

TechniSat TTS35AI IR remote working with XBMC Just so happens that I had one of these over from another project include “/usr/share/lirc/remotes/mceusb/lircd.conf.mceusb” Login to via the command prompt type the following sudo nano /etc/lirc/lircd.conf change the following line include “/usr/share/lirc/remotes/mceusb/lircd.conf.mceusb” to look like #include “/usr/share/lirc/remotes/mceusb/lircd.conf.mceusb” include “/usr/share/lirc/remotes/technisat/TTS35AI” then ctrl x to save and Y