HOW-TO talk:Install Kodi for Linux

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1 System Groups

This is true at least for Arch, but also for many other Linux flavours: When using the autostart method mentioned (Installing_XBMC_for_Linux#Autostarting_XBMC), one must ensure that the user account that XBMC is starting up in is in the correct system groups. At a minumum, the user must be a member of video and audio. This will allow the user to do hardware video acceleration and interact with the audio hardware. One will experience terrible performance and the inability to use any audio if the user is not in at least these groups.

There does not appear to be any documentation that I can find about the groups that the XBMC user should be in. Other groups that are required for full functionality include: plugdev, cdrom. --Spxza 10:32, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

2 Autostarting

At Installing_XBMC_for_Linux#Autostarting XBMC only initd compatible autostarting is explained, while most recent distros switched over to init. --UsagiYojimbo 07:25, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

For the Ubuntu newbies who are allergic to CLI, it is fairly easy to simply edit the Sessions and Startup option, and put a entry for 'xbmc'. Should this be added to the page? This pre-supposes that they have autologin enabled. --jay76 12:38, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

3 PPA repository

The team-xbmc ppa repo does not exist, at least for oneiric. The wiki should be updated with the new location. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Grandalf (talkcontribs)

4 Official Ubuntu repository?

What's wrong with getting XBMC from the official Ubuntu universe/video repository? They've got version 2:11.0~git20120423 available for Ubuntu 12.04. --HunterZ 21:15, 19 September 2012 (EDT)

5 v12 won't be on the Debian (and thus Ubuntu) repos automatically :(

As topic says. We've been exiled to the unstable repo until some libav stuff is sorted out. -- Ned Scott 07:45, 29 January 2013 (EST)

6 Combining lines

Is there any reason why the first two lines of code aren't combined here?

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties pkg-config
sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kodi

Shouldn't it be this?

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties pkg-config software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kodi

Headlearning (talk) 23:39, 10 February 2015 (EST)

I'm honestly not sure, but from my limited understanding of linux, I don't know why that wouldn't work. -- Ned Scott (talk) 16:14, 12 February 2015 (EST)

OK, I just did a complete overhaul of this page. Please correct anything that might seem incorrect. Headlearning (talk) 13:51, 13 February 2015 (EST)