Thanks, GonzoDark, the instructions worked flawlessly on my system and I was able to install and run Boxee. However the video is very messed up. It's as if it does not know how to talk to my video card. Lots of glitch and I can barely navigate the UI. When I exit it leaves it in a bad state and I can work around by doing Ctrl-Alt-Del to logout and then log in again.
I'm running Jaunty, xfce, and have an Nvidia FX5700LE card. Any ideas on what the problem could be? Thanks.