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Script To Install XBMC On Ubuntu 11.10

This is a script i made to install the medibuntu repository packages, the ubuntu restricted extras and xbmc on Ubuntu 11.10. I tested the script on the first beta version of 11.10.




This script does the same and uses the code as the script for Ubuntu 11.04. I made this script because there is no ppa for installing XBMC on 11.10 and the ppa for 11.04 is still being developed.

Besides installing XBMC it also installs the medibuntu repository packages and the ubuntu restricted extras.

Download the script and make the file executable. To do this open your downloads folder and select the file. Click with your right mouse button on the file and select Properties. Click on the Permissions tab and mark Allow executing file as program. When done click on the close button and open a terminal window (press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy+paste the following line:

./Downloads/medibuntu-restricted-extras-xbmc-installer.sh

When the script is done close your terminal window and to start XBMC press Alt+F2 and type: xbmc

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Dr Ian Gregory
Dr Ian Gregory
11 years ago

A bug in this build:

I get the error in XBMC gui:
“failed to initialise audio settings”.
At command line:
“Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.

All audio works fine on desktop and even XBMC menu sounds. Error only occurs when playing media>~350MB.

creativeboulder
creativeboulder
9 years ago
Reply to  Dr Ian Gregory

@Ian Gregory I know this post is fairly old (okay 2011) but I wanted to inquire if you ever resolved the libvdpau_nvidia.so issue. I have no Nvidia drivers installed since I have an ATI Radeon card but XBMC keeps force closing with that error. I’ve found tons of solutions for Mplayer and have fixed the Mplayer error but XBMC keeps closing. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

creativeboulder
creativeboulder
9 years ago
Reply to  tinuz

Thanks for your quick response. Yeah, I wasn’t sure if I would get a response, but this issue has been driving me insane. I have an ATI Radeon 4200 which I finally got the drivers worked out. Initially jockey-gtk installed Nvidia as my restricted drivers (have no idea why) and then I finally found a PPA that included fglrx-legacy which did the trick. XBMC is still closing with the error Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory. which is just odd to me. Maybe I can build XBMC on my own… Read more »

creativeboulder
creativeboulder
9 years ago
Reply to  tinuz

There ya go. That’s the way to do it– just get rid of those ATI cards. All of my other *nix computers have Nvidia in them except this one. I actually did get it somewhat worked out. XBMC is now closing maybe every 50-60 plays instead of every other time I try to play any type of video file. I think it has something to do with the usr/lib links.. not sure yet. Will have *waste* more of my time on this =)

Tom W
Tom W
11 years ago

Thanks for this. I’ve been trying for two days to get xbmc or boxee working on a hp microserver. I had 11.10 64bit installed but in the end had to install 32 bit 11.10, this got xbmc working. you area legend.

scott
scott
11 years ago

I was running the install script you had posted. I received this error and then the program stopped. Is it just this plug in that failed? I am learning, so this is new. I was able to start XBMC, but was not getting any audio. any help is appreciated.

Errors were encountered while processing:
flashplugin-downloader:i386
flashplugin-installer
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
script by tinuz from http://n00bsonubuntu.net
scott@ubuntu:~$

Phil
Phil
10 years ago

Hi I get an error when trying to install, anybody know what I’m doing wrong W: GPG error: http://packages.medibuntu.org oneiric InRelease: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 2EBC26B60C5A2783 W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/pmcenery/ppa/ubuntu/dists/oneiric/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/pmcenery/ppa/ubuntu/dists/oneiric/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/ppa/ubuntu/dists/oneiric/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/ppa/ubuntu/dists/oneiric/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead. E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run ‘sudo dpkg –configure -a’ to correct the problem.… Read more »