Enjoy the Holiday season!

Welcome to the Slackware Documentation Project

Differences

This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

Both sides previous revision Previous revision
howtos:multimedia:htpc [2013/10/17 01:57 (UTC)]
mfillpot Combined code with steps to make it easier to follow and added descriptions of what the steps are accomplishing.
howtos:multimedia:htpc [2016/07/18 23:55 (UTC)] (current)
klaatu updated for kodi
Line 3: Line 3:
 <!-- Add your text below. We strongly advise to start with a Headline (see butto <!-- Add your text below. We strongly advise to start with a Headline (see butto
 n bar above). --> n bar above). -->
-====== How To Build A Slackware Mediacenter (HTPC) With XBMC ======+====== How To Build A Slackware Mediacenter (HTPC) With Kodi (formerly: XBMC======
  
 ====== My Situation ====== ====== My Situation ======
Line 14: Line 14:
 ====== Here's What I Did ====== ====== Here's What I Did ======
  
-  - Install Slackware on an old PC. +  - Install Slackware. Optionally, use an old PC; you might be surprised at how powerful even an older PC can be for media playback
-  - Install XBMC, ffmpeg and the dependencies via [[http://www.sbopkg.org|sbopkg]]. +  - Install [[https://slackbuilds.org/result/?search=kodi&sv=|Kodi]] (formerly known as XBMC)[[https://slackbuilds.org/result/?search=ffmpeg&sv=|ffmpeg]], and dependencies. For automated installs, use [[http://www.sbopkg.org|sbopkg]] or a similar SlackBuilds.org frontend
-    Copy ''/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.twm'' to ''~/.xinitrc'' to set twm as the default window manager. +  To keep the install as light as possible, use a lightweight GUI environment. You probably don't need a traditional desktop; copy ''/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.twm'' to ''~/.xinitrc'' to set twm as the default window manager. 
-  - Create a user named **xbmc** and login as the user xbmc to create the essential window manager configuration files. +  - Create a user named ''kodi'' and login as the user ''kodi'' to create the essential window manager configuration files. 
-  - Edit ''~/.xinitrc'' and at the bottom, change: <code bash>+  - Edit ''~/.xinitrc'' to simplify the window manager even further. At the bottom, change: <code bash>
 /usr/bin/twm & /usr/bin/twm &
 /usr/bin/xclock -geometry 50x50-1+1 & /usr/bin/xclock -geometry 50x50-1+1 &
Line 32: Line 32:
 exec /usr/bin/xbmc -geometry +0+0 exec /usr/bin/xbmc -geometry +0+0
 </code> </code>
-  - Edit /etc/rc.d/rc.local and add: <code>sudo -u xbmc startx</code> this is instructing the system to login as the xbmc user on boot and start the default window manager.+  - Edit /etc/rc.d/rc.local and add: <code>sudo -u kodi startx</code> this is instructing the system to login as the ''kodi'' user on boot and start the default window manager.
  
-After you reboot the machine, it should boot right into XBMC and you should have+After you reboot the machine, it should boot right into kodi, and you should have
  a working media center/HTPC.  a working media center/HTPC.
 +
  
 ====== Some Other Things to Configure ===== ====== Some Other Things to Configure =====

In Other Languages
QR Code
QR Code howtos:multimedia:htpc (generated for current page)