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XBMC for Linux is primarily developed for Ubuntu Linux. Third-party packages for most other Linux distributions are however available, and it is also possible to compile XBMC Media Center from scratch for nearly any Linux distribution. Linux supports full hardware decoding with most graphics cards. Linux is generall the best way to get a fast, free, and "applicance" feel for an XBMC HTPC.
1 Main topics
Other Linux-specific wiki pages for topics, guides, and advice. For everything else, standard XBMC pages will normally apply.
- HOW-TO:Install XBMC for Linux
- XBMC for Linux specific FAQ
- Supplemental tools/Linux
- Developing XBMC for Linux
|CPU|| x86 or x86-64 processor such as: Intel Pentium 4/ Pentium M, AMD Athlon 64 / Opteron, or newer CPU (that support SSE2, which all CPUs made within the last 10-years does).
Kodi will run on most graphics cards made within the last 10-years or so, though for good hardware video decoding support a little newer graphics cards can be required. This includes most cards from AMD/ATI, Intel, or NVIDIA which support OpenGL 2.0 or later.
|Video decoding|| For hardware video decoding, which may be necessary on low-performance CPUs to playback 1080p content, make sure your GPU or VPU supports either VAAPI or VDPAU. For everything but older AMD cards and Nvidia, VAAPI is recommended. On AMD, you might have to start with the environment variable |
|Drive space|| The Kodi application generally only takes up between 100 to 200 MB of space, depending on how the binary is compiled. Technically speaking, if your hardware supports netbooting, you do not even require a internal storage for either the operating-system or for Kodi.
3 Linux distributions
For install instructions for various Linux distros, see HOW-TO:Install XBMC for Linux.
- Amlogic M3 devices - http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=192034
- Amlogic M1/M3 devices - http://www.pivosforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=4518
- HOW-TO:Compile Kodi for Debian
- HOW-TO:Compile Kodi for Debian or Ubuntu
- HOW-TO:Compile Kodi for Linux
- HOW-TO:Compile Kodi on Fedora/Red Hat/CentOS
- HOW-TO:Compile Kodi on openSUSE
- HOW-TO:Configure your Cyberlink Media Centre Remote on Linux
- HOW-TO:Gyration USB remote in Ubuntu for XBMC using Lirc
- HOW-TO:Install Kodi for Linux
- HOW-TO:Install Kodi on Fedora 26 using RPMFusion packages
- HOW-TO:Keep resolv.conf settings in DHCP after reboot
- HOW-TO:Keep resolv.conf settings in STATIC IP after reboot
- HOW-TO:Keep static IP
- HOW-TO:Remap HDMI audio on Gen 1 ION - Linux
- HOW-TO:Set up LIRC
- HOW-TO:Set up PS3 BD Remote
- HOW-TO:Set up Wake-on-LAN for Ubuntu
- HOW-TO:Suspend and wake in Ubuntu
- Ubuntu binary add-ons
5 Device specific info
6 Random notes
Feel free to place various notes, tips, and links here. As this section of the wiki gets more organized, those notes will be properly sorted. Consider this like a dumping ground for when you're not sure where to put something.