I figured i'd point out a few things here I found during my fresh install of Boxee 1.5 on Ubuntu tonight, as it's likely to trip some people up..
I'm running Boxee on an Acer Revo.
- I originally was running Boxee on a mashed up xbmc-live install, but Boxee 1.5 wouldn't contemplate running on it, so I decided to start afresh with a Ubuntu 11.10 install
- After a base 11.10 install, the first thing I had to do was remove pulse audio - It breaks my 5.1 output of DTS and Dolby content
- There are a bunch of boxees dependencies which aren't met by default. After a "sudo dpkg -i <boxee-file.deb>", I ran "sudo apt-get upgrade -f" which installed almost all of the dependancies, but one...
- Boxee failed to start with a libcrypto.so error. "sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8" fixed this.
- For video acceleration, I needed to install libvdpau-dev and libvdpau1
- I did the previous hack to install a power off menu option, (described here: http://www.greenhughes.com/content/a...n-button-boxee) but this didn't work, Boxee was exiting, but not shutting down the system. This turns out to be because Ubuntu 11.10 doesn't come with hal. "sudo apt-get install hal" fixed this.
- The unity system broke the startup item I added for Boxee by making it windowed, presumably because Boxee was starting before the desktop. To fix this, I created a delay script as /usr/bin/delay and added a 10 second wait to startup. The code for this is below.
- Installing Lirc for my Windows Media Center receiver broke everything properly. Using this forum post guided me through fixing it: http://forums.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=50444
I put this code in /usr/bin/delay, chmod +x'd it, and then created a startup item for "delay 10 /opt/boxee/run-boxee-desktop"
I'm sure other people will have their own quirks, which might be worth documenting here, even if this is the last ever PC release!Code:#!/bin/sh sleep $1 shift exec "$@"