tud_x wrote:XMBC seems to be one of the best Media Center software, allowing me to essentially (and easilly) use the PC as a Home Theatre PC, streaming music, video, photos to my receiver, TV, etc, and allowing very easy control (e.g. using a remote control, or through a web interface from other computers in the house.
I don't know if its going to do all that, as their are other considerations with remote controls, streaming media and devices to use TV and so on..
--anyway you can certainly try it..
First I think it might be risky, installing to Mint (even if mostly Ubuntu jaunty 9.4 )https://launchpad.net/+help/soyuz/ppa-sources-list.htmlAdding the PPA to Ubuntu
Step 1: Copy the first line from the apt sources.list entries section of the PPA overview page. For example:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/awn-testing/ubuntu jaunty mainI would still say, it would be safer to use their *.iso CD to test out first
In Mint gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
--add the line they have on this linked pages, and proceed with
- apt-get update
- apt-search xb
--see if that package name now apppears as an installable package..
- apt-get install xb
--the packager name discovered in the apt search command
- Try out the software..
Or you can use synaptic and add their ppa repository and try the install from there
--It will be easier from the command line (Terminal), as it is still a cut & paste operation from their instruction pag, and you need to get their verification key (gpg key..)TEST, check..https://launchpad.net/~team-xbmc/+archive/jaunty-ppa
--use the two lines they have on this page deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/jaunty-ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/jaunty-ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
- added to /etc/apt/sources.list
In terminal, error; remember to add their gpg key and try again..
W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net jaunty Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 9F10E6AE9317790E
- sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 9317790E
Executing: gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options --no-default-keyring --secret-keyring /etc/apt/secring.gpg --trustdb-name /etc/apt/trustdb.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 9317790E
gpg: requesting key 9317790E from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: key 9317790E: public key "Launchpad PPA named jaunty-ppa for XBMC for Linux" imported
gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg: imported: 1 (RSA: 1)
steps 4,5,6 on the link
- apt-get update
--again now that I have the gpg key from ppa..
[*]apt-cache search xbm
...xbmc-standalone - The XBMC Standalone package
xbmc-skin-pm3-hd - XBMC PM3 HD skin package
xbmc-skin-pm3 - XBMC Project Mahem III skin package
xbmc-scripts-example - XBMC default scripts packagexbmc-live - The XBMC live package.xbmc - The Full XBMC meta package
..various entriesyou might find better descriptions in synaptic mint menu>Package manager; once you have edited the /etc/apt/sources.list file, added the two linesx needed, wget the ppa gpg keyTHAT'S AS FAR..as I want to go with the testing..In terminal you can use sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list to edit that file
, and when you save it will save the changes you add (the two lines fromm the ppa site; probably best to put comments in front of the lines, like PPA archibves XBFM tests, or somesuch .. (## represents a comment, you se many examples within that file)