XBMC/Remote Issues on 12.3

I have installed XBMC on 12.3 (Gnome edition). It plays back video just fine, but I have two issues.

  1. It doesn’t display USB devices in the files menu. On my Ubuntu install I see USB thumb drives and external hard drives no problem. Not so with openSUSE 12.3. The drive mounts without issue and I can browse the files in Nautilus, but can’t see the drives in XBMC.

  2. How might I go about generating a Lirc config file so that my MCE remote buttons are properly mapped? Without this file I only get the basic functionality of the remote and things like the “OK” button don’t work. In Ubuntu I use the Mythbuntu Lirc config program to generate this file and properly map the buttons, but I don’t know what the equivalent might be in openSUSE.

Side note, I am trying to transition away from Ubuntu and really like 12.3 so far. Aside from these few little wrinkles I am very impressed.

On Tue 19 Mar 2013 03:16:01 AM CDT, lakerssuperman wrote:

  1. It doesn’t display USB devices in the files menu. On my Ubuntu
    install I see USB thumb drives and external hard drives no problem. Not
    so with openSUSE 12.3. The drive mounts without issue and I can browse
    the files in Nautilus, but can’t see the drives in XBMC.

The mount point probably needs configuration, in openSUSE 12.3 it’s
moved to;


/run/media/<username>/<device/device_label>

On Tue 19 Mar 2013 03:16:01 AM CDT, lakerssuperman wrote:

  1. How might I go about generating a Lirc config file so that my MCE
    remote buttons are properly mapped? Without this file I only get the
    basic functionality of the remote and things like the “OK” button don’t
    work. In Ubuntu I use the Mythbuntu Lirc config program to generate
    this file and properly map the buttons, but I don’t know what the
    equivalent might be in openSUSE.

Have you investigated YaST->Infrared Device?


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 12.3 (x86_64) Kernel 3.7.10-1.1-desktop
up 1 day 7:00, 3 users, load average: 0.00, 0.04, 0.07
CPU Intel® i5 CPU M520@2.40GHz | GPU Intel® Ironlake Mobile

I looked at the Infrared devices in Yast, but the options look very basic and look like they are for old serial port IR devices. I will double check that, however.

As for the mount point, I’ve looked around the settings, but I don’t see any way to set the option for mount point. Can this be done in the config file for XBMC in my home directory?

On Thu 21 Mar 2013 03:36:02 AM CDT, lakerssuperman wrote:

I looked at the Infrared devices in Yast, but the options look very
basic and look like they are for old serial port IR devices. I will
double check that, however.

As for the mount point, I’ve looked around the settings, but I don’t
see any way to set the option for mount point. Can this be done in the
config file for XBMC in my home directory?

Hi
Looking here http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=userdata points to
http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Advancedsettings.xml which is
created by the user, hopefully this would help?


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 12.3 (x86_64) Kernel 3.7.10-1.1-desktop
up 2:21, 3 users, load average: 0.08, 0.11, 0.11
CPU Intel® i5 CPU M520@2.40GHz | GPU Intel® Ironlake Mobile

I looked at this, but I didn’t see anything that indicated how to change the external mount location the program looks at. I will keep investigating.