this is the first boxee for Linux public release.
boxee for Linux has the following software requirements:
- ubuntu 7.10 (gutsy gibbon) or 8.04 (hardy heron) x86 (not x86_64) operating system
- for nvidia gpus, latest nvidia proprietary drivers from http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
- for ati gpus, latest ati proprietary drivers from http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html
- if you have a lirc compatible remote, for example, windows MCE remote, install lirc using sudo apt-get install lirc command. we also support direct hardware mapping for supporting Apple IR and other usb based devices usually not supported under lirc, and can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org or http://forum.boxee.tv to set those up.
- visual effects (compiz fusion) should be disabled. this is done by System > Preferences > Appearance > Visual Effects, set to None
to get boxee for Linux, go to http://app.boxee.tv/download, and follow the instructions.
hardware requirements (this is hardware we tested with, other hardware may be supported as well)
nvidia 6150le igp, go7300 mobile, 8600m gt mobile and 7,8 series desktop gpus
intel 945*, 965, X3000, X3100 igp
ati x1600 mobile gpu
* see known issues below
current intel and amd processors
if using any other hardware, please post at this forum thread for other hardware tested with, mileage and tips.
- this is prerelease alpha software. 'nuff said.
- at times, boxee may cause elevated cpu usage, and become sluggish, requiring an application restart. this is related to texture memory available in your gpu, and boxee (im)properly managing that memory. if you're using an intel 945, you're gonna hit this issue pretty quickly, sorry. we are working on resolving this.
- some dvd titles may not play. this has already been fixed in internal builds, and should be made available in the next version.
- doesn't go back from window mode to full screen. workaround: disable compiz visual effects as above.