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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
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-====== How To Build A Slackware Mediacenter (HTPC) With XBMC ======+====== How To Build A Slackware Mediacenter (HTPC) With Kodi (formerly: ​XBMC======
  
 ====== My Situation ====== ====== My Situation ======
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 ====== 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 &
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 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.
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 ====== Some Other Things to Configure ===== ====== Some Other Things to Configure =====

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