[RELEASE] XBMC for O2 Joggler (discontinued)

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Re: [RELEASE] XBMC for O2 Joggler

Post by ilovemyjoggler » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:24 pm

Would some kind soul please check and see if the Xsqueeze addon is working for them as mine is dead (script error) and I'm not sure if it's just me. Thanks.

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Re: [RELEASE] XBMC for O2 Joggler

Post by hawsey » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:44 pm

Downloading 0.9 now and will try writing it to a usb stick asap and report back Andrew :)
I use win32 disk 0.3 and found it was the only one that worked for me on a W7 32 bit netbook , so you could try that ,
I don't think its an exact science though some os distros seem easy to create some not so easy !!

Update , 0.9 booting fine for me Andrew ;is your stick a one that deffo works on another os ?
A couple of things i do when writing an image for the Joggler
Reformat fully the memory stick ( not quick format )
Extract the image to be burnt to my desktop (lazy :lol: )
Run Win32 Disk imager 0.3 and point it to the image and the usb stick
Dont do anything else on my PC whilst it is writing .
The above might be more witchcraft than logic but i had problems like yourself for ages and now the above method works everytime .
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Re: [RELEASE] XBMC for O2 Joggler

Post by hawsey » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:52 pm

Gesture control on xbmc on Joggler
Has anyone seen this from a couple of years back?

http://nathan.chantrell.net/20100526/so ... r-updates/

The video gives you a good idea how it works
Click on the video link

Would / could this work on xbmc os for O2 Joggler ?
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Re: [RELEASE] XBMC for O2 Joggler

Post by BuZz » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:17 pm

the gesture stuff isn't connected up for linux afaik. you could however use easystroke combined with xbmc which I have tried and it does work.

[edit] aah I think he is using easystroke also.

There is code in xbmc for gesture control and it works on some os'. I think it will work on linux at some point, but last I read it wasn't there yet.

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Re: [RELEASE] XBMC for O2 Joggler

Post by Andrew1971 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:15 pm

Hi Hawsey
Thanks for the reply. I have tried 0.3 win32disk imager it did not work would not see any drive's.
So i am downloading again then going to try my last USB stick and see if that one work's
Will update this post to let you know how i got on.
Many Thanks
Andrew

PS
Hawsey what netbook do you have mine's and acer aspire one AOA150 ,1.5gig ram, 320 HDD

UPDATE
I have been trying to boot from the USB that's on the side of the joggler and XMBC does not work.
So got me spare 2.5inch enclosure put XMBC on it then into side USB and nothing !!
So i connected to USB that XP boot's from the ex wifi USB socket and BANG it it WORK'S
That's got me a little puzzled so why do all the other distro's work on side USB but XMBC wont
but works from internal USB. I did not change any thing. !!
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Re: [RELEASE] XBMC for O2 Joggler

Post by hawsey » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:29 pm

Samsung nc10 160 gig 1Gb ram, broken screen connected to a monitor:-)
When you look at your stick in "my computer" can you see all of its memory?
It might just need a whizz with the hp utilities re format tool.
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Re: [RELEASE] XBMC for O2 Joggler

Post by Andrew1971 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:38 pm

Check UPDATE on my last post :lol:

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Re: [RELEASE] XBMC for O2 Joggler

Post by hawsey » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:04 pm

Ahh lol glad u sort of got it sorted.
I have a feeling it's something to do with how fast or slow particular sticks read /write.
A recent post suggesting the crappier the stick the more success.
There's also the funny thing with distros only booting off port 4 !!
There was some sort explanation for the hub issue but way over my head I'm afraid lol
.....
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Re: [RELEASE] XBMC for O2 Joggler

Post by Andrew1971 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:52 pm

Hi Hawsey
Thanks for the reply. Ohh the hub trick sort off !! that will catch lot's newbie's out i bet !!
This is the thing i was not using a hub when trying the distro's it USB stick/USB HDD in either USB port.
It only worked on the internal one that confused me :lol:

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Re: [RELEASE] XBMC for O2 Joggler

Post by Andrew1971 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:43 pm

Well 2 reboot's and back to prompt again :cry: that's after some update's dont know which one's. I didnt change any thing.
Something else is wrong not sure what weather is the USB HDD or the USB port or it's the joggler it seem's very hit+miss with XMBC hmm

Update
It's got to be XMBC just tried xubuntu,mint,android 2.2 they all work good. All tried on the same hardware.
My thinking it's XMBC it just does not like my joggler. So if i want XMBC i will use mint or xunbuntu it'd just as good.

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Re: [RELEASE] XBMC for O2 Joggler

Post by iLLiac4 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:31 am

Is your Joggler moded (hardware wise)?
Does it starts till grub or. it does not even boot from USB?
Or does it boots, but when XBMC tries to start it throws you to the command line? (if this is the cause then debugg log will be needed).
Are you connected to the wired ethernet during first boot? Are you able to login into device?

There were no problems reporting on booting except for one user who has moded his Joggler but i have fixed this issue.

P.S.:
If the downloaded image extracts normally then the image - download is not corrupt.

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Re: [RELEASE] XBMC for O2 Joggler

Post by Andrew1971 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:05 pm

Hi All
It does boot from usb i get the ubuntu screen then goes to prompt.
It has ethernet cable plugged in on first boot. I dont know the login password's.
Internal wifi has been taken out + a hole has been drilled in back of case for the usb cable. then goes to a usb powered HDD. Hope that helps
Many Thanks
Andrew

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Re: [RELEASE] XBMC for O2 Joggler

Post by iLLiac4 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:58 pm

I know where your problem is.
http://www.jogglerwiki.com/forum/viewto ... =40#p12605

You have to login with root user (username and password) are on the first page.
Then you have to edit the file /etc/rc.local

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Re: [RELEASE] XBMC for O2 Joggler

Post by Andrew1971 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:23 pm

Thanks for the reply iLLiac4.
My joggler has changed rooms now so no ethernet have to use wifi only.
So i will be using XP for my streaming needs to both kindle fire HD using bubble upnp which works really well :D
And just found that that XBMC also is on android now got try it. and that's slightly off topic ;)
Many Thanks
Andrew

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Re: [RELEASE] XBMC for O2 Joggler

Post by Batz » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:44 pm

This is great, my Joggler comes out of semi-retirement! But I have a couple of questions.

I can't find out how to enable or configure wireless anywhere in any of the 4 skins. Help?!

I find that even in the touch oriented skins the music playback buttons are too small. I would expect the music to play with the visualisation and then have huge buttons for play/pause, forward/backwards etc. these could either be translucent or else hidden until you touch the screen. That way it would be easy to quickly operate. At the moment it's just too fiddly.

Any thoughts?

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Re: [RELEASE] XBMC for O2 Joggler

Post by ilovemyjoggler » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:19 pm

Batz wrote:This is great, my Joggler comes out of semi-retirement! But I have a couple of questions.

I can't find out how to enable or configure wireless anywhere in any of the 4 skins. Help?!

I find that even in the touch oriented skins the music playback buttons are too small. I would expect the music to play with the visualisation and then have huge buttons for play/pause, forward/backwards etc. these could either be translucent or else hidden until you touch the screen. That way it would be easy to quickly operate. At the moment it's just too fiddly.

Any thoughts?
You can set up the wifi in 'network manager' in programs. You have to start off with an ethernet cable and pull it out once you've got it all set up and while it's running. That seems to be the only way the wifi gets kick started. There are a few posts about this quirk in this thread.

As for the buttons - someone else may be able to give you better advice idea but I use a mouse with my joggler that runs this os as it offers MUCH better precision. I know that you can edit the font and make that bigger but I really don't know if buttons can be resized.

I don't know what addon you're using for your music but I use xsqueeze (as it connects to my joggler running the squeezeplay os) and never bother using the joggler to control it - I use the squeezebox app on my phone which is much more finger friendly.

Not sure if this helps at all but I'm sure others will give more advice.

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Re: [RELEASE] XBMC for O2 Joggler

Post by ilovemyjoggler » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:08 pm

Ah NUTS! The developer has added squeezelite to xsqueeze. And now the plugin is broken and I have no clue how to fix it. In case anyone can advise the problems are:

it said: 'Failed to create player process. On oe/linux/osx you probably need to manually chmod = x the binaries' (whatever that means!)

and then it said it can't find my lms server. It's asking for the server ip - I don't remember having to add this before but in any case (as stupid as this sounds) I'm not sure what I should add.

I uninstalled and it wouldn't reinstall - it says its broken and 'dependencies not met'.

I use this all the time - and will be lost without it but I don't think many use xsqueeze on the joggler so I'm prepared for disappointment. If anyone uses this and figures out how to get it working again I'll be forever in your debt if you can help!

Ps This is waaay over my head which is why I'm not asking the sxqueeze developer.

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Re: [RELEASE] XBMC for O2 Joggler

Post by spoyser » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:42 pm

@ilovemyjoggler

Have you tried rolling back the addon to the previous version?

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Re: [RELEASE] XBMC for O2 Joggler

Post by ilovemyjoggler » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:14 pm

Spoyser, I think I've well and truly effed up.

I uninstalled xsqueeze and now can't reinstall - so obviously, no rollback. What's really strange is that it was showing as an update available, not downloaded. But it definitely wasn't working which is why I uninstalled it after I tried to unsuccessfully reconfigure.

I did back up my image of this os when I created it (ages ago) so can create a new stick but I don't know where this will leave me in terms of how out of date the os will be. Then there is the problem that I won't want xsqueeze to update at all - how the heck do I stop that?

Do you use it? Is yours working? Oh no - I've just remembered what you said about yours needing reflashing....!!


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