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Boxee not running on 5.2.5
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whvann08

Joined: 21 Apr 2011
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PostPosted: Thu 21 Apr 2011, 12:52    Post_subject:  Boxee not running on 5.2.5
Sub_title: Install from quick pet sfs
 

I downloaded the sfs file from quick pet once converted and installed this program never runs. I feel like I am missing some other file that is needed. what can it be.
I also installed the xorg high driver if that help that's the only thing extra I have downloaded along with my ati drivers for video.

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henry
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Luluc


Joined: 16 Mar 2011
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PostPosted: Fri 22 Apr 2011, 02:59    Post_subject:  

I confirm this bug. I noticed that a few days ago, but I forgot to report it.
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666philb


Joined: 07 Feb 2010
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PostPosted: Fri 22 Apr 2011, 03:34    Post_subject:  

Boxee is working for me on 520 & 525 with just my nvidia driver installed. (it does require the video driver)

There is also a portable boxee here you could tryhttp://sourceforge.net/projects/portable/files/Boxee%200.9.21.12568/download

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whvann08

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PostPosted: Fri 22 Apr 2011, 14:42    Post_subject:  

I do have it running a another computer with pup 525 and I don't know why it worked on this one and no the other. My biggest question is now has anyone had any luck getting netflix to work with boxee on linux . If so how. I have tried everything I can think of.

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Henry
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Jasper


Joined: 25 Apr 2010
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PostPosted: Fri 22 Apr 2011, 15:16    Post_subject:  

Hi,

To get Boxee (portable linux version) to work in Lupu 5.25 I needed Xorg_High (in my case this was recommended via the quickpet Drivers test).

Without that driver there was not a flicker of life, but Boxee was fine with it.

So, 666philb is likely to be correct about needing a suitable driver.

The portable version does run well but it is not better than the pet.

My regards
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stu90


Joined: 25 Feb 2010
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Location: England. Dell Inspiron 1501. Dpup

PostPosted: Fri 22 Apr 2011, 23:43    Post_subject:  

Boxee has all the included dependencies and needs an accelerated graphics driver to run on Lucid puppy - unfortunately it seems that since the boxee box release work on the linux desktop version of boxee has all but pretty much stopped. Sad

There is an .sfs XBMC-10.1 for lucid puppy as well - this also requires an accelerated graphics driver.
http://smokey01.com/stu90/lucid.puppy.pets/xbmc_10.1.sfs

I have no idea about netflix as that service is not available here - but im sure i read over on the boxee forum that netflix is not supported on the linux version - maybe it is on XBMC, who knows.
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whvann08

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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr 2011, 09:38    Post_subject:  

Thanks for the help. I have also read that netflix was not supported on the linux version. so I guess it really don't matter now. Maybe one day it will be. Thats the only thing that keeps windows going at my house.

Thanks again
Henry
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