Resume from Suspend (S3) in XBMC

Posted: October 4th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Linux, XBMC | Tags: , , | No Comments »

In XBMC Eden, the power to the USB ports is cut when S3 is entered. It is therefore impossible to wake the system using the MCE remote or any other device connected via USB.

The following two fixes in combination resolves this problem:

Getting power to usb when in sleep
HOW-TO:Enable Wake-On-Device for Ubuntu

Samba Sharing in XBMCbuntu

Posted: October 4th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Linux, XBMC | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

Samba is not included with XBMCbuntu (at least in 11.10), so first we have to install it:
sudo apt-get install samba
Open Samba’s configuration file in an editor
sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf
Scroll down to the bottom of the file and add the following sections, which will create a public share with read/write access without password validation:

workgroup = Workgroup
netbios name = XBMC
server string = XBMC Server
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
max log size = 50
map to guest = bad user
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
local master = no
dns proxy = no

path = /media
public = yes
only guest = yes
writable = yes
force user = xbmc

The above configuration example shares everything under the /media directory in a folder called “public”. The “force user” property must be set to a user with write access to the directory being shared. All files and directories will appear to have been created by this user.
Run “testparm” to check if your Samba configuration is parseable. For configuration changes to take effect, the Samba daemon can be restarted with
sudo /etc/init.d/smbd restart
The following screenshot shows my XBMC box sharing the /media directory which contains mount points for two harddrives (ingeniously named according to their capacities…):

XBMC Setup

Posted: July 29th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized, XBMC | No Comments »

The following articles describes my XBMC setups.

Resume from Suspend (S3) in XBMC
Samba Sharing in XBMCbuntu

OpenELEC 2.0

Configure audio device

HDHomeRun + TVHeadEnd