- Make sure your cable is well connected. It often ain’t and pushing it a bit more might resolve the problem (temporary)
- Try to edit /boot/config.txt and include
This will increase the strength of the signal transmitted across the HDMI cable, which is particularly useful when using poor quality cables or covering long distances.
We disabled the root login by default for security reasons however you can enable root login again in the xbian-config
Yes. On the first boot, XBian will expand the partition so it will use the full amount of space available on the device.
No you don’t, the installer will do just fine without. However, XBMC won’t be able to fetch information without it.
You are looking at the wrong data. Try using the following command: cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/cpuinfo_cur_freq
The transferrate is limited by the (lack of) CPU power. The more CPU a filesystem on your disk uses, the slower it will be. Try using a filesystem that uses the CPU as less as possible.
- NTFS (default Windows filesystem) is very CPU-intensive
- Ext4 is fast -and- save. However, you can’t use the disk with Windows if you use Ext4
- Ext3 is fast-ish and save. You can install Windows drivers tu use the disk with WIndows too
- Although JFS is very fast and low-CPU. It tends to get corrupted when used in combination with the Raspberry Pi
The official Android remote is currently broken, use YATSE XBMC Remote instead
Make sure you have to evdev module loaded:
sudo modprobe evdev
and this, to make the loading of evdev permanent
echo "evdev" >> /etc/modules
XBMC userdata is stored in /home/xbian/.xbmc/
This can happen due to one of those reasons:
- There are many new files to index. The indexer will use nearly 100% of the CPU so XBMC responds slowly.
- Addons are updating, which will require some amount of CPU and memory
- Your video or music database is corrupt. You can try to fix that by exporting the library, removing the source and importing the library again.
It’s very likely that XBMC will be do better after it has done one of the jobs listed. Get a coffee, eat some and give XBMC some time to finish. If the slow response remains, please ask for help at our forum.