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Old 08-13-2010, 06:22 AM   #1
elusive_night
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XBMC Network Connectivity Issues


Howdy all,

I'm having a problem with getting XBMC to connect to wireless networks. I've had a look online and cannot see any threads or wiki help to detail how to get the thing to connect. Currently I'm using Kubuntu 10.04, and using XBMC as a stand-alone desktop enviroment due to the shiteness of my laptop.
In KDE and LXDE I have no issues at all connecting to networks via the ethernet or wireless, and when in XBMC it can detect my wireless card as the light is on, and can be switched off, but I see no interface of any kind detailing connections?

my laptops lspci command:

Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge (rev 10)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:05.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:06.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:12.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0)
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1)
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2)
00:13.3 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3)
00:13.4 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4)
00:13.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 14)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS482 [Radeon Xpress 200]
05:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)
08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
08:01.0 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
08:01.1 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 12)
XBMC is vanilla with no changes apart from adding sources to video and music.

Many thanks,

James
 
Old 08-13-2010, 08:20 AM   #2
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had a look around, command to bring up virtual terminal ctrl+alt+f1 does not work either, whilst it does bring up what looks like a terminal it presents no user name or initial directory, and keyboard input does not work.
 
Old 08-15-2010, 07:56 AM   #3
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bump.
 
Old 09-01-2010, 09:55 AM   #4
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are you running xbmc-live ?
ctrl-alt-f2 (or) ctrl-alt-f5 should allow to login as xbmc/xbmc.

then you can run iwconfig/ ifconfig...

this is what my interfaces file looks like:
Code:
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
address 127.0.0.1
netmask 255.0.0.0

auto eth2
iface eth2 inet dhcp

auto ra0 
iface ra0 inet static
wireless-essid hyper
wireless-rate 54M
address 192.168.1.105
netmask 255.255.255.0
gateway 192.168.1.1

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Old 09-02-2010, 06:45 AM   #5
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Hey,

Thank you for the reply. I tried Ctrl+Alt+F1 through to F5 and although I was brought to a terminal screen, with the pulsing cursor, there was no response from the keyboard or any prompt. I believe I am using XBMC-Live, my normal method of logging into is by logging out of LXDE then changing session to XBMC.

Is there a way to bring up the terminal in XBMC?

Thanks,

EN
 
Old 09-02-2010, 09:32 AM   #6
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i suspect you are not running xbmc-live because mine doesnt have lxde running in the background. what happens when you quit xbmc ? (mines brings me to a cli login screen)

are you able to ssh into it ?

Last edited by schneidz; 09-02-2010 at 09:33 AM.
 
Old 09-03-2010, 03:25 AM   #7
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Hey,

If I log out it brings me to the GUI login screen presented at startup; I have not tried SSH'ing into the system and will try that in about an hour and will present my findings, my inital thoughts are however that it wont work due to XBMC not running when trying to SSH into it, as I will be in LXDE at the time.
 
Old 09-03-2010, 11:45 AM   #8
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^ i dont understand the problem. are you then able to start a terminal from within the lxde desktop ?

else i would recommend running xbmc-live or ssh-ing into the linux machine and setting up the wireless that way.
 
Old 09-04-2010, 02:53 AM   #9
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Basically my laptop is appalling and due to is degredation is only able to run LXDE or XBMC-Standalone seperatly, I cannot load XBMC whilst in LXDE; and due to this I cannot run a terminal in XBMC to configure the wireless. I cant SSH into the linux machine either, as it is not connected to the network in XBMC.

The problem is that I cant open a terminal in XBMC, or use a virtual terminal with the Ctrl+Alt+F1-F5 keys
 
  


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