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Simple Script To Install XBMC on Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal”

Here i s a simple script i made to install XBMC on Ubuntu 11.04. this script will create a file with the right distribution (maverick instead of natty) to install XBMC. When the file is added it will download and install XBMC on your system.


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/install-xbmc-on-ubuntu-11.04.sh

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

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Gespacho
Gespacho
11 years ago

Thanks a lot, man. Saved me time and research.

joan
joan
11 years ago

The script worked perfect for me.
But I’m having graphical issues in the menus very uncomfortable. I suspect this are the nouveau drivers.

joan
joan
11 years ago

SOLVED

I installed the nvidia drivers instead of nouveau and worked like a charm.
I do not recommend to use nouveau drivers with xbmc.

Thank you for the script.

Amanda [ubuntu 11.04]lin64

Dude you’re amazing ! First time on my life i turned to Ubuntu. Just 2 days ago. thank u for the script !!

just one thing : can’t use normally the mouse. i suppose i had to check graphic card ?

Rob
Rob
11 years ago

BAAHHHH please help Couldnt load, after loading ./Downloads/install-xbmc-on-ubuntu-11.04.sh into script it came up with

After this operation, 121 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
Err http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/universe librtmp0 i386 2.3-2
404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/r/rtmpdump/librtmp0_2.3-2_i386.deb 404 Not Found
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with –fix-missing?
script by tinuz from http://n00bsonubuntu.net
rob@rob-System-Product-Name:~$

Any ideas?

Rob
Rob
11 years ago

Link didnt work something else?

Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
Err http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/universe librtmp0 i386 2.3-2
404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/r/rtmpdump/librtmp0_2.3-2_i386.deb 404 Not Found
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with –fix-missing?
script by tinuz from http://n00bsonubuntu.net
rob@rob-System-Product-Name:~$

Rob
Rob
11 years ago
Reply to  tinuz

Awesome stuff tinuz, thanks to you shes all up and running.
XBMC Looks great and the media player is all put together from odds and ends of other computers.
The video has periodic stutter, but Im putting in a HD graphics card in this weekend, so it shall hopefully fix that.
I was running the Live CD, but this is better being able to check Firefox etc if needed on Natty.
Just want to now stop other media players from prompting to play discs when inserted. Im sure Ill figure this out in time.
Thanks again.

gmaedzl
gmaedzl
11 years ago

The Script is down. 404 :-/

Andy
Andy
11 years ago

Great little script mate, proper time saver!

Troy
Troy
11 years ago

Thanks mate great help, only app that will play HD properly on my crappy old P4 and geforce 6600

jmartin
11 years ago

Thanks for the script! it worked like a charm!

EPacheco
EPacheco
10 years ago

HI I tried for hours installing it the other way then I tried the script way which worked, and installed but I am unable to open it comes under need hardware accelerated openGl rendering install appropriate graphics driver. https://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=Supported_hardware

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10 years ago

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