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Read Me

TOC
1. Introduction
2. Getting the source code
3. Installing the required Ubuntu packages
4. How to compile
	4.1 Using build.sh
	4.2 Manual build
5. How to run
6. Tips n' Tricks section
7. Endword

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1. Introduction
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This is a very early port of XBMC to Linux. It's target is developers
and not end-users. We don't offer end-user support yet, and we're not
really interrested to hear about bugs unless you can help track it
down and possibly help with fixing it. We currently recommend Ubuntu
7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) as a development platform. A gfx-adapter with
OpenGL acceleration is highly recommended and 24/32 bitdepth is
required with OpenGL.

NOTE TO NEW LINUX USERS: All lines that are prefixed with the '#'
character are commands that need to be typed into a terminal window /
console (similar to the command prompt for Windows). Note that the '#'
character itself should NOT be typed as part of the command.


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2. Getting the source code
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   # sudo apt-get install subversion
   # cd $HOME
   # svn checkout https://xbmc.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/xbmc/branches/linuxport/XBMC


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3. Installing the required Ubuntu packages
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For Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn):

   # sudo apt-get install make g++-4.1 gcc-4.1 libsdl1.2-dev libsdl-image1.2-dev libsdl-gfx1.2-dev libsdl-mixer1.2-dev libsdl-sound1.2-dev libsdl-stretch-dev libfribidi0 libfribidi-dev liblzo1 liblzo-dev libfreetype6 libfreetype6-dev libsqlite3-0 libsqlite3-dev libogg-dev libasound2-dev python-sqlite libglew1 libglew-dev libcurl3-dev g++ gawk x11proto-xinerama-dev libxinerama-dev libxrandr-dev libxrender-dev pmount libmad0-dev libtre-dev libogg-dev libvorbis-dev libmysqlclient15-dev libpcre3-dev libdbus-1-dev libhal-dev libhal-storage-dev libjasper-dev libjasper1 libfontconfig1-dev libbz2-dev libboost-dev libtool nasm libfaac-dev libenca-dev automake cmake libxt-dev libxmu-dev gperf unzip libpng12-dev libjpeg62-dev

For Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon):

   # sudo apt-get install make g++-4.1 gcc-4.1 libsdl1.2-dev libsdl-image1.2-dev libsdl-gfx1.2-dev libsdl-mixer1.2-dev libsdl-sound1.2-dev libsdl-stretch-dev libfribidi0 libfribidi-dev liblzo1 liblzo-dev libfreetype6 libfreetype6-dev libsqlite3-0 libsqlite3-dev libogg-dev libasound2-dev python-sqlite libglew1.4 libglew1.4-dev libcurl3-dev g++ gawk x11proto-xinerama-dev libxinerama-dev libxrandr-dev libxrender-dev pmount libmad0-dev libtre-dev libogg-dev libvorbis-dev libmysqlclient15-dev libpcre3-dev libdbus-1-dev libhal-dev libhal-storage-dev libjasper-dev libjasper1 libfontconfig1-dev libbz2-dev libboost-dev libtool nasm libfaac-dev libenca-dev automake cmake libxt-dev libxmu-dev gperf  unzip libpng12-dev libjpeg62-dev

For Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron):

   # sudo apt-get install make g++-4.1 gcc-4.1 libsdl1.2-dev libsdl-image1.2-dev libsdl-gfx1.2-dev libsdl-mixer1.2-dev libsdl-sound1.2-dev libsdl-stretch-dev libfribidi0 libfribidi-dev liblzo1 liblzo-dev libfreetype6 libfreetype6-dev libsqlite3-0 libsqlite3-dev libogg-dev libasound2-dev python-sqlite libglew1.5 libglew1.5-dev libcurl3-dev g++ gawk x11proto-xinerama-dev libxinerama-dev libxrandr-dev libxrender-dev pmount libmad0-dev libtre-dev libogg-dev libvorbis-dev libmysqlclient15-dev libhal1 libhal-dev libhal-storage1 libhal-storage-dev libpcre3-dev subversion libjasper-dev libjasper1 libfontconfig-dev libbz2-dev libboost-dev libtool nasm libfaac-dev libenca-dev automake cmake libxt-dev libxmu-dev gperf unzip libpng12-dev libjpeg62-dev

*** For developers and anyone else who compiles frequently it is recommended to use ccache
sudo apt-get install ccache

*** A tip for those with multiple computers at home is to check out distcc (totally unsupported from xbmc ofcourse)
sudo apt-get install distcc

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4. How to compile
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4.1 Using build.sh
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NOTE: This is no longer the recommended build method

AlTheKiller has made a fantastic script that makes it a breeze to
build a working (depending on state of SVN naturally) XBMC solution.
It handles the SVN update, build process and the copying of all needed
files to the folder of your choice.  ./BUILD is the default target
location. The script also creates a backup of your UserData, scripts
and 3rd party skin/s folders.  Do './build.sh --help' to get all
options.  

Usage (examples):

.1 Make a 3D version with debug (requires OpenGL hardware acceleration
   support on gfx-adapter)
   # ./build.sh

.2 Make a SDL 2D version (very slow) + no debug (more CONFIGOPT's are
   listed below in section 4.2)
   # ./build.sh CONFIGOPT=--disable-gl CONFIGOPT=--disable-debug

build.sh supports reading options from an external file:
'~/.xbmc-build-settings'.  The options are delimited with space,
here's an example line which disables debug and never ask for
confirmation unless an error occur: 'CONFIGOPT=--disable-debug
CONFIRM'(remove the ''). Do build.sh --help for more options

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4.2 Manual build
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To create the XBMC executable manually perform these two steps:

.1  # ./configure <option1> <option2> <etc>

These configure options exist:
  --disable-debug          disable debug mode (default is enabled)
  --disable-gl             disable OpenGL rendering and instead use 2D SDL (default is enabled). This is not recommended.
  --enable-profiling       enable gprof profiling (default is disabled)
  --disable-joystick       disable SDL joystick support (default is enabled)
  --prefix=/path           install XBMC to /path rather than default (/usr/local)
  --help                   shows all options, useful fallback if this README becomes outdated

.2  # make

Tip: by adding -j<number> to the make command, you describe how many
     concurrent jobs will be used. So for dualcore the command is: 

    # make -j2

.3  # make install  

This will install XBMC in the prefix provided in 4.2.1 as well as a launcher script.

NOTE: You may need to run this with sudo (sudo make install) if your user
doesn't have write permissions to the prefix you have provided (as in the
default case, /usr/local).

NOTE2: You can now run xbmc by issuing the command "xbmc" in a terminal or
creating an application launcher which executes it.  You should NEVER run
xbmc.bin directly as this will not have platform mode enabled and hence xbmc
will not have write access to its home directory (ie. it will probably crash).

NOTE: XBMC can be uninstalled from the system by issuing "make uninstall" 
from the root of the source tree (sudo applies here as above).  If you have
rerun configure with a different prefix (or you've run build.sh) you will need
to rerun configure with the appropriate prefix BEFORE issuing "make uninstall"

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5. How to run
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5.1 build.sh
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If using build.sh with default options, simply:
   # cd BUILD
   # ./xbmc.bin

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5.2 Manual
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If compiling manually you can use build.sh to prepare the BUILD
What it does:
* Copies needed files & folders to a BUILD folder incl. main executable
* Backs up UserData, scripts and 3rd party skin/s folders
* Fixes case sensitivity issues by renaming some files & folders
Usage:
   # ./build.sh NOUPDATE NOCOMPILE
   # cd BUILD
   # ./xbmc.bin

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6. Uninstalling
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6.1 build.sh install
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Remove your BUILD directory (rm -rf /path/to/BUILD).  Keep in mind that your
settings are stored in BUILD/userdata/ and any 3rd party addons (skins, 
scripts, etc) are also stored in BUILD, so if you plan to use any of them later
they should be backed up first.

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6.2 Manual install
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Issue "make uninstall"  ("sudo make uninstall" if you user doesn't have write
permission to the install directory) from your source tree.  If you would like
to also remove any settings and 3rd party addons (skins, scripts, etc) you 
should also run "rm -rf ~/.xbmc/".

NOTE: If you have rerun configure with a different prefix, or used build.sh
since installing you will need to rerun configure with the correct prefix for
this step to work correctly.

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7. Tips n' Tricks section
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7.1 Fullscreen
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The best way is to go into settings\Appearance\Screen and set Resolution 
to the one with (Full Screen) next to it eg: "1360x768 (Full Screen)".  
Toggle FS with the \ key while XBMC is running.

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7.2 Multi-monitor Fullscreen
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If you have a multi-monitor setup and you want to run XBMC fullscreen
only on one monitor, then make sure to set the environment variable
SDL_VIDEO_FULLSCREEN_HEAD to the display no.  which you want to use.

For e.g. "SDL_VIDEO_FULLSCREEN_HEAD=1 ./xbmc.bin" to tell XBMC 
to use display no.1.

Note: Nvidia Twinview users should be aware that X treats the
twinviewed displays as the same head.  If you want to run fullscreen
XBMC on one display and start it from the other you must configure X
with two "Device" sections against the same physical card. See chapter
16 of the Nvidia user guide for information on how to do this.

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7.3 Channel downmixing
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(This is Not required Anymore since revision 10937) 
If your machine only has 2 speakers and you would like to watch movies
with more channels (e.g. 5.1) then you need to configure your
.asoundrc file. The .asoundrc file is a configuration file located in
the user's home directory. A sample configuration named "demo-asoundrc"
can be found in same folder as this README, so:


.1 backup your .asoundrc if it exists (e.g. # cp ~/.asoundrc ~/.asoundrc.backup)

.2 copy the demo asoundrc - # cp demo-asoundrc ~/.asoundrc

.3 you can edit the file and change the downmix setup by changing the
   "ttable" values. The values range from 0.0 to 1.0 and are actaully the
   volume pct from the original channels volume.

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7.4 Fullscreen Mouse Sensitivity
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If you find that your mouse is not sensitive enough in fullscreen, set
the environment variable SDL_VIDEO_X11_MOUSEACCEL to adjust mouse
acceleration. From SDL docs:

  "For X11, SDL_VIDEO_X11_MOUSEACCEL sets the mouse acceleration. The
  value should be a string on the form: n/d/t where n and d are the
  acceleration numerator/denumerators (so mouse movement is
  accelerated by n/d), and t is the threshold above which acceleration
  applies (counted as number of pixels the mouse moves at once)."

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7.5 Turning off on screen debug info
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The proper way is to compile with the --disable-debug option this will 
make a smaller executeable as well.
Add -q to the commandline "./xbmc.bin -q" will remove the on screen
Debug info when you have compiled with debug mode on (default)

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7.6 experimental - SMB mount shares 
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this is an experimental feature. it will mount all smb sources externally (on filesystem under /media/xbmc/smb)
and make xbmc access those shares as if they are local (let the OS do all the dirty work).
this feature is turned off by default since its currently performing worse than the current libsmbclient solution.
in order to enable this feature, smbfs is needed. 
a simple "sudo apt-get install smbfs" would do.

since mounting/unmounting can only be done by root, xbmc uses "sudo" to perform this action.
you will beed to add the user that runs xbmc to the sudoers file.
1. sudo visudo
2. add the following line to the end of the file ("xbmc" is used as an example, this should be the user id that runs xmbc):
xbmc ALL=NOPASSWD: /bin/mount, /bin/umount, /bin/mkdir
^
|--instead of "xbmc" use the user id which runs xbmc.

3. turn on the "mount SMB shares" option. under Settings->Network->SMB Client


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8. Endword
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Don't expect too much, yet.

EOF