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== SDL_VIDEO_FULLSCREEN_HEAD ==
I recently went through an XBMC install on Arch, and while not terribly complicated, it did take me a while to research everything. I've concatenated my findings here to share with the community. I found it especially odd that this wiki did not have a page devoted to XBMC (although it does have one for near equivalents like [[MythTV]] and [[boxee-source]]), especially considering all the great Arch Linux information available on the XBMC Wiki, just not all in one place. That's what my thought was here: let's have it all in one place. Indeed, it's the Arch Way! Simple, minimalist, tested instructions.
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That said, this is all based on my limited experience both with XBMC and with installing it on one machine (an intel iMac running single-boot Arch Linux). Please help expand the article by adding any extra tidbits you might know, correcting any hideous oversight or error I'm sure I might have made somwehere, or especially adding anything you can about troubleshooting. There will also probably be minor formatting errors, e.g., if there's a way to get the XBMC wiki links working in the inter-wiki link format, I've not figured it out yet. :)
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If xbmc starts with SDL_VIDEO_FULLSCREEN_HEAD=1 mouse hold inside second screen.
  
[[User:Palintropos|Palintropos]] 07:24, 13 March 2012 (EDT)
 
  
: Thanks for the page, it's definitely a good start. I started out with an approach like you mention, but when I wanted to use the Launcher plugin to run programs I eventually gave up on chasing D-Bus errors. My current process is to install openbox and lxdm. I have xbmc in the openbox autostart script, and lxdm set to autologin.  This way I don't have to micromanage consolekit settings, shutdown/hibernate/etc. all work properly, and everything I launch through launcher worksIt's also pretty close to the official XBMCbuntu method of starting xbmc in lxde. [[User:TheCycoONE|TheCycoONE]] 09:08, 26 March 2012 (EDT)
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== Pulseaudio and XBMC autostart ==
:: Close log info. -- [[User:Fengchao|Fengchao]] ([[User talk:Fengchao|talk]]) 11:26, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
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Using the xbmc.service did not start pulseaudio.
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I ended up having to set a tty to autologin(getty) and start X in .bash_profile.
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(using geforce integrated ION and HDIM out)
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== XBMC shutdown/reboot polkit rules ==
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I undid your modification to the XBMC page, as the polkit rule that enabes poweroff and rebooting when using the systemd service is not present in the current package, as you implied in your modification comment. You can check yourself [https://www.archlinux.org/packages/community/x86_64/xbmc/ here]. Any reason you thought it was? I added a bug report mentioning this issue [https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/35729 here]. --[[User:Palmaway|Palmaway]] ([[User talk:Palmaway|talk]]) 03:31, 9 June 2013 (UTC)
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It's not the exact udev rule, but placing the user in the 'power' group, and invoking the shutdown option works for me.  This can be reversed by removing the user for the power group, logging out and back in, and invoking the shutdown option againNow, the box does not go down; xbmc just exits.  So functionally, that udev rule is not needed. [[User:Graysky|Graysky]] ([[User talk:Graysky|talk]]) 10:44, 9 June 2013 (UTC)
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Are you running XBMC by enabling the systemd service? What you mention works if you run XBMC in other ways (xinit with autologin, direct execution...) but not for the systemd service, as in this case it will not register the session correctly therefore not enabling poklit. See this [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=152113 forum post] for more details. --[[User:Palmaway|Palmaway]] ([[User talk:Palmaway|talk]]) 20:20, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

Revision as of 21:22, 7 November 2013

SDL_VIDEO_FULLSCREEN_HEAD

If xbmc starts with SDL_VIDEO_FULLSCREEN_HEAD=1 mouse hold inside second screen.


Pulseaudio and XBMC autostart

Using the xbmc.service did not start pulseaudio.

I ended up having to set a tty to autologin(getty) and start X in .bash_profile. (using geforce integrated ION and HDIM out)

XBMC shutdown/reboot polkit rules

I undid your modification to the XBMC page, as the polkit rule that enabes poweroff and rebooting when using the systemd service is not present in the current package, as you implied in your modification comment. You can check yourself here. Any reason you thought it was? I added a bug report mentioning this issue here. --Palmaway (talk) 03:31, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

It's not the exact udev rule, but placing the user in the 'power' group, and invoking the shutdown option works for me. This can be reversed by removing the user for the power group, logging out and back in, and invoking the shutdown option again. Now, the box does not go down; xbmc just exits. So functionally, that udev rule is not needed. Graysky (talk) 10:44, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

Are you running XBMC by enabling the systemd service? What you mention works if you run XBMC in other ways (xinit with autologin, direct execution...) but not for the systemd service, as in this case it will not register the session correctly therefore not enabling poklit. See this forum post for more details. --Palmaway (talk) 20:20, 9 June 2013 (UTC)