View Full Version : Boxee in Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) alpha
August 2nd, 2009, 05:57 AM
Is there any method to install boxee in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala alpha?
I tried to add the karmic repository but is not yet available. And with the jaunty repository i get this error message:
Reading the lists of packages ... Ready
The build tree of dependencies
Reading information from state ... Ready
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that
you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the
unstable distribution that some packages have not been requested
created or been moved from Incoming.
The following information may help resolve the situation:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
Boxing: Depends: liblzo1 but it is not installable
E: Package damaged
Note: this was translated from portuguese, sorry for that.
Then i can't install liblzo1.
August 4th, 2009, 08:06 AM
Just grab the package from Jaunty.
Worked for me.
October 30th, 2009, 11:16 PM
I also had to install libdirectfb-1.0.0.
November 1st, 2009, 08:16 PM
Just tried to install boxee on the final release of karmic via the jaunty deb.
I also had to grab libkrb53
November 2nd, 2009, 11:50 PM
This worked like a charm for me, at least so far, installed without errors, thanks for the links all.
November 5th, 2009, 09:43 PM
ditto... installed everything suggested above and installed successfully. It froze the first time it loaded, but then I installed the proprietary video drivers and now it works fine. Thanks!
November 8th, 2009, 02:40 PM
I installed the three files mentioned above before getting Boxee to install. Boxee appears to have installed, however when I start it the screen goes blank. Any sugestions? How do you load the proprietary video driver?
November 12th, 2009, 12:20 PM
Thanks for the links and hints, it works great, Boxee is really well programmed.:)
November 13th, 2009, 12:22 AM
Thanks for the links but also have the same problem with my video driver. Also need to know how do you load the proprietary video driver. New to Ubuntu and Boxee.
November 13th, 2009, 06:59 AM
In Ubuntu , go to System , then Administration , then Hardware Drivers .
This will show you what proprietary drivers are available .
Just enable the proper one .
Older ATI cards will not have prop drivers , but radeon is pretty good
November 14th, 2009, 10:07 AM
I have not proprietary drivers to select. Is there a way to download drivers?
November 18th, 2009, 01:05 AM
I had some issues initially, but thanks to the helpful posts here, I was able to finally get Boxee working on Karmic 9.10 (using the jaunty debs and manually installing the dependent libraries liblzo1 and libkrb53). Still wouldn't launch properly until I changed my video drivers to the proprietary NVidia packages. Once that was done, I re-booted and now Boxee launches fine.
Sure wish Boxee had a 64-bit version for any release at all (9.10 preferably), but I understand how much work this would require, and I'm not a developer, so cannot contribute anything to the effort except testing out the hard work of other geniuses.
November 18th, 2009, 10:28 PM
I too am hoping they provide a native 64bit version, however it's actually not too difficult to compile one but it requires some patching. I've provided patches to allow you to compile a 64bit version for the older releases (and a script to automate the build process), and I plan to do so on future releases until it's officially supported. With that said, I'm stuck until they resolve the issue with Intel video drivers (I run Gentoo and have been experiencing for several months, but Karmic now faces it so hopefully we'll see some action). Also certain features may be limited if they're tied to a binary that we don't have the source for.
Actually I'm not quite clear why they haven't offered a 64bit version. Most of the releases have only take maybe 8-10 patches to get them to compile, so I'm guessing it's related to Flash previously being 32bit binary only.
November 20th, 2009, 02:36 AM
This is ridiculous. I am not about to break Ubuntu's ability to keep packages updated by installing debs just so I can reinstall boxee. If its not fixed soon I will just go somewhere else.
Come on Boxee dev's, just rebuild it already for Karmic!!
November 20th, 2009, 10:01 AM
So your threat is that you are going to leave a project that gives you free software. Interesting concept.
They are busy trying to get the beta together. I'm sure it will support Karmic and the libraries it uses. This is alpha software, just install the dependencies and be happy. :p
November 29th, 2009, 11:42 PM
To clarify, I had to install 3 additional non-standard libs here:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
boxee: Depends: liblzo1 but it is not installable
Depends: libdirectfb-1.0-0 but it is not installable
Depends: libkrb53 but it is not installable
Got them as follows:
January 9th, 2010, 06:22 PM
I thought I remember reading, somewhere, that you also need to make sure that COMPIZ is disabled.
Anyone running Boxee with COMPIZ running?
January 11th, 2010, 05:17 AM
I guess everybody here knows this by now, but Boxee Beta has been released a few days ago, along with official releases for Karmic Koala (both 32-bit and 64-bit). It's not in the repos yet, though, so you have to install it via .deb package.
BTW, kudos to the Boxee team for the 64-bit support. :)
January 11th, 2010, 07:09 PM
Has anyone gotten flash to work on 64 bit, using Hulu?
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