Note: this blog was previously written for XBOX media centre (XBMC). It has been replaced by Kodi since a long time. Please read kodi instead of xbmc below.
In 2010 I wrote:
I recently tried XBMC on one of my mytfrontends. I must say, I was impressed by the user interface.
To run xbmc besides mythfrontend I had to do some tweaking to this mythbuntu frontend. To install, first add these lines to /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
Kodi can nowadays be found in the stable repository of Debian.
Using the official mythtv wiki I managed to get my ATI remote working without lirc on one of my boxes running Ubuntu 11.10. Unfortunately the trick, for some reason, didn’t work on 12.04.
I found a solution on the mythtvtalk forum, using evdev.conf file instead of a statement in xorg.conf
We need to install a patched evdev-driver that will understand keys greater than 255 by giving access to the “event_key_remap option”.
After upgrading my Debian backend to mythtv 0.23 I had to upgrade one of my clients (running Ubuntu 9.04, Jaunty) to Karmic 9.10 also. Some simple steps.
Upgrading to 9.10:
sudo apt-get install update-manager-core