[Techtalk] headless XMBC?

Carla Schroder carla at bratgrrl.com
Sun Dec 15 19:43:31 UTC 2013

Thanks Robyn and Lisa. I think one of the issues I'm having is HDMI--
both XBMC and VLC work perfectly when my media server is connected to a
computer monitor, but when I hook them up to my teevee things get
weird. I'm playing DVD .isos, and VLC crashes and XBMC hangs on the
DVD menus when they're connected to the tv. But they don't on a normal

Duh setting it up to auto-login :) *smack forehead*

 thanks, stay tuned for more thrilling media server adventures!


> From: Lisa Kachold <lisakachold at obnosis.com>
> To: "techtalk at linuxchix.org" <techtalk at linuxchix.org>
> Subject: Re: [Techtalk] headless XMBC?
> Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2013 08:37:08 -0700
> Sender: techtalk-bounces at linuxchix.org
> Hey Carla,
> Here's a complete discussion of keyboard alternatives:
> http://www.tested.com/tech/pcs/456702-living-room-pc-part-1-no-keyboard-no-mouse-no-problem/
> StreamZap is pretty nice remote control:
> http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Streamzap_PC_Remote
> http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=How-to:Setup_Streamzap_PC_Remote_for_Linux
> See also the excellent XMBC Keyboard controls:
> http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=Keyboard_controls

> From: Robyn Willison <robyn at robynspcs.com>
> To: techtalk at linuxchix.org
> Subject: Re: [Techtalk] headless XMBC?
> Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2013 02:43:33 +1030
> Sender: techtalk-bounces at linuxchix.org
> User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64;
>  rv:24.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/24.2.0
> At the moment I am running XBMCbuntu and it boots straight into XBMC 
> without requiring a login. After setting up XBMC I've just been using 
> the remote from my TV card to drive XBMC. I'm going to have to map a
> few keys though to the remote so I can drop using the mouse
> completely.
> Robyn

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