I have Mint 13 with Cinnamon 1.6.7 and have installed XBMC which works well, it can retrieve content from the internet and from my MiniDLNA server on my Ubuntu server machine. I want to set up XBMC Remote from my Android phone and I have followed the instructions properly. It needs to access the XBMC server on port 8080 but it can't find my server. So to test it, I stopped XBMC and started Apache Tomcat on port 8080 and attempted to access this from the same Android phone, it failed. I am sure the problem is not related to my router because I can access my ubuntu server on all ports that I need to. The firewall on the mint machine is not enabled but my problem is like the port is blocked. I have tried ports 8085 and 8080, both with the same problem. Can anyone help me diagnose this ?