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There are 6 XBMC entertainment system throughout the house. Here is the Intel NUC version.

Intel NUC with XBMC

Intel NUC with XBMC

Get XBMCbuntu running

  • get latest XBMCbuntu image from the download site, get the Intel/NVIDIA version (the version name applies to GPU, not CPU)
  • install to USB drive as per these instructions
  • boot will fail and hang on black screen with non-moving mouse pointer, see this thread
    • hold SHIFT during initial boot to get grub
    • add 'i915.i915_enable_rc6=0' to the kernel line (after splash)
    • F10 for boot, but this change will not stick
  • edit /etc/boot/grub to ad the same line to
sudo nano /etc/default/grub
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash i915.i915_enable_rc6=0"

save file, then then

sudo update-grub


  • enable sshd, there is a problem with pre-installed keys. Also make sure the login has a password (done during install)
# rm /etc/ssh/ssh_host_* 
# dpkg-reconfigure openssh-server

Update to latest Frodo

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
sudo apt-get remove xbmc xbmc-bin
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install xbmc xbmc-bin

Update cmyth to 0.27

sudo apt-get install autoconf libtool g++
sudo apt-get install libboost-all-dev libmysqlclient-dev
./configure --enable-addons-with-dependencies
make zip
cp ~/xbmc-pvr-addons-frodo/addons/ ~/

install addon via zip install by browsing to the home directory

Add remote control

  • this one works pretty well right out of the box
  • TODO: make work with apple remote