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Old 10-18-2013, 06:41 PM   #1
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XBMC Frodo: I Have Some Questions


Linux Mint 13 64-bit
AM3+ FX 4130 / AM3+ FX 4300
GA-78LMT-SP2 / GA-78LMT-SP2 AM3+
STT DDR 1600 / STT DD3 1600 (2x4) 8GB
HDD 500GB

I installed XBMC is was from Mint's Software Manager. It worked very well and all the tabs were on the home-page. After a week begain to recieve error messages saying some plug-ins weren't installed and most add-ons in my tab setting wouldn't work. I realized wthe XBMC version I had was out of date. I thought if I install "Frodo" most of my issues would be solved. When I downloaded Frodo I only see these tabs weather, pictures, programs, and system on the home page. No music, video, TV.....

Do I need to configure Frodo for those tabs to appear? I've looked around the web trying to find a direct, step-by-step, concise explanation on how XBMC is to be configured, no luck. Including their website... don't get me started. So, do I need to configure XBMC and if so, how do I do that? If this is an error or whatever then I'll just uninstall. Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

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Old 10-19-2013, 06:26 AM   #2
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This is what I got when I typed, apt-cache search xbmc in terminal.

minidlna - lightweight DLNA/UPnP-AV server targeted at embedded systems
xbmc - XBMC Media Center (arch-independent data package)
xbmc-bin - XBMC Media Center (binary data package)
xbmc-data - XBMC Media Center (transitional package)
xbmc-eventclients-common - XBMC Media Center (Event Client Common package)
xbmc-eventclients-dev - XBMC Media Center (Event Client Dev package)
xbmc-eventclients-j2me - XBMC Media Center (Event Client J2ME package)
xbmc-eventclients-ps3 - XBMC Media Center (Event Client PS3 package)
xbmc-eventclients-wiiremote - XBMC Media Center (Event Client WII Remote support package)
xbmc-eventclients-xbmc-send - XBMC Media Center (Event Client XBMC-SEND package)
xbmc-live - XBMC Media Center (XBMC Live package)
xbmc-skin-confluence - XBMC Media Center (transitional package)
xbmc-standalone - XBMC Media Center (transitional package)
xbmc-pvr-nextpvr - XBMC PVR Addon NextPvr - PVR API:1.6.0
xbmc-pvr-argustv - XBMC PVR Addon Argustv - PVR API:1.6.0
xbmc-pvr-mythtv-cmyth - XBMC PVR Addon MythTv - Cmyth - PVR API:1.6.0
xbmc-pvr-vuplus - XBMC PVR Addon Vuplus - PVR API:1.6.0
xbmc-pvr-vdr-vnsi - XBMC PVR Addon VDR Vnsi - PVR API:1.6.0
xbmc-pvr-njoy - XBMC PVR Addon Njoy - PVR API:1.6.0
xbmc-pvr-mediaportal-tvserver - XBMC PVR Addon Mediaportal Tvserver - PVR API:1.6.0
xbmc-pvr-tvheadend-hts - XBMC PVR Addon TvHeadend Hts - PVR API:1.6.0
xbmc-pvr-dvbviewer - XBMC PVR Addon Dvbviewer - PVR API:1.6.0
xbmc-pvr-demo - XBMC PVR Demo Addon - PVR API:1.6.0

Any assistance on what happened to the other tabs? Thank you.
 
Old 10-22-2013, 01:56 AM   #3
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All required basic functions are contained in the xbmc core package(s).

You should do the following: make sure you removed all xbmc packages, install the new one. Before launching xbmc, remove (or rename, if you have customizations) the ~/.xbmc folder.
 
Old 10-23-2013, 06:58 AM   #4
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All required basic functions are contained in the xbmc core package(s).

You should do the following: make sure you removed all xbmc packages, install the new one. Before launching xbmc, remove (or rename, if you have customizations) the ~/.xbmc folder.
Thanks you for your assistance. Something was up with Mint Maya and it was best for me to reinstall. At that the XBMC in Linux Mint Maya is out of date via the Package Manager, they still have Eden's. I had to download a ppa because even when I went through terminal apt-get update /apt-get install, the Eden's version still loaded up. Now I have the current Frodo's version and all tabs are there. The program is cool but its not all that user friendly, interms of setting it up. geez...

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