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For normal users I would say they are somehow similar, and the differences are not that huge. However, for advance users they are different. OpenELEC has a huge disadvantage for people who like to further customize their Pi since the system come as a read-only image, e.g. you cannot disable or enable services and you cannot even change the root password ...


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I use OpenELEC, and it is working very fine as a media center. Therefore it doesn't allow you to use it as a "normal" Linux. It doesn't have a window manager; only XBMC is started on boot. It also allows you to use it through SSH, but it doesn't have apt-get.


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I found the answer. I'm not sure about Raspbian but xbian version 1.0a4 doesn't have the mail utility installed. I first installed the mail utility as follows: sudo apt-get install mailutils Then I ran this command: dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config I selected "mail sent by smarthost; no local mail" and configured the SMTP server of my ISP.


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Research. Research. Research. After extensively researching this on the web. Trying out many solutions. Here's the one that worked for me. Steps: 1. Install lxde-core sudo apt-get install lxde-core xserver-xorg xinit 2. Fix the Putty X11 proxy: wrong authorization protocol Refer my own answer here on superuser Bonus Tip: Since a lot of packages ...


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Since you don't need the data any more, you can use dd to fill the entire disk with zeroes: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=1M Once that is done you should be able to use parted or fdisk to recreate your partitions. Regarding filesystems, you will do fine using the standard ext4 filesystem. Sharing files over the network using SMB (or NFS/Netatalk for Unix ...


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You forgot GeexBox. All of them are approximately the same, they use latest build of XBMC and the features are mostly similar. Raspbmc has a bit annoying tendency to update itself at the most unpredictable moments, others -- not so much. OpenELEC and XBian are (in my opinion) customized a bit heavier than others, that makes them a little snappier. ...


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Do a mod_rewrite on the source IP of requests and redirect to the LAN IP. If you are connecting to your own public IP, the source IP should either be your own public IP or the IP of your gateway. You could also write a small PHP script which does the redirection (example: /redir.php) and bookmark that instead.


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you cannot rely on the PATH variable in the crontab file and should use full path to the programs you intend to run. you may easily find the full paths using: which du which mail and prepend the commands in your crontab file with the correct paths.


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The default password timeout is 15 minutes. So if you use sudo twice in 15 minutes (900 seconds), you will not be asked to type the user’s password again. The timestamp_timeout: The timestamp_timeout defines the number of minutes that can elapse before sudo will ask for a password again. To modify the timestamp_timeout, edit the /etc/sudoers file. I ...


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There's a kernel driver; Xbian's mount-ntfs is presumably a user space one, but the former is a different implementation. I would guess it will consume less resources when you are not actually doing anything with the partition. However, it may not be available on Xbian. Unmount the drive and try instead: mount -i -t ntfs /path/to/partition /mount/point ...


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It's very simple, actually, but you need to be careful, since you're running on ARM. What you do is (after you install the kernel headers and other prerequisites, such as gcc, git and make): git clone https://github.com/Mange/rtl8192eu-linux-driver cd rtl8192eu-linux-driver make clean make ARCH=arm make install After that, you need to blacklist the built-...


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First are you sure you're using the 8192EU chipset? Confirm with lsusb. You should see 0bda:818b somewhere. If not, then you have something else. Second, are you sure that wlan0 is your USB interface and not the built-in wifi or something else? Does it disappear when you remove the USB dongle? What does 'iwconfig' and 'iwlist scanning' show? Third, I'm ...


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Yes. apt-get knows how to check for unneeded packages and usually doesn't mess up while doing its job. It saw those packages and knew that they aren't needed anymore since no other packages need them. Plus, you'll gain 4,053 kB of disk space when you let apt-get remove those. It's good practice to run apt-get autoremove and apt-get autocleanafter ...


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You could try booting the pi in safe mode, although if the file system is corrupt that might not be much help. You can ssh into it if it gets a full but in, but that seems unlikely if nothing is coming up on the screen at all. There is no default IP, but you can check the connected computers in your router settings usually to see the pi's address.


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Add -o big_writes to your mount commmand or big_writes to /etc/fstab So the mount command above would become: mount -i -t ntfs -o big_writes /path/to/partition /mount/point


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If you want audio you must get a digital audio cable from the TV/Projector back to your surround system. However, OpenELEC doesn't support 6.1, just 5.1. With 7.0 recordings I don't hear the voices of the actors.


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After testing all OS's for the best audio & video solution for the Pi, I find the OpenELEC Operating System - Kodi Version 5.0.8 Optimised for the RPi 2 is superior. It is provisioned to run HD movies, YOUTUBE videos, DVD's, all streaming media, all with HARDWARE separation of audio via HDMI & aux(3.5mm) plug, pumping out digital audio ...


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In my options I don't have the read only = no option, but a writable = yes option. Did you try this already? Update: I tried the same as you: sharing a external HDD. The problem was, that the HDD was not mounted propperly. So only root could do anything on this directory. There were two methodes which worked for me. 1. force user = root 2. mount -...


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I found this while I was looking. http://glframebuffer.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/raspberrypi-how-to-turn-off-hdmi-from-raspberry-pi/


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I've found that the first attempt to connect fails. If I immediately attempt to connect after the failure, I get a login prompt and can login.


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I never used XBIAN, so i don't know if the ssh server is enabled by default. From what I've read, the username xbian and the password raspberry should work, unless your keyboard setting is off (QWERTZ vs QWERTY). Did you try raspberrz as the password? EDIT Try to ssh to the ip of the server using the -v option, which gives a more verbose output. You can ...


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I have the same setup, I just enabled the upnp in the XBMC (I did it on both openELEC and xbian). For me it is as easy as enabling it in the configuration panel (no command line needed) If using XBMC v11 "Eden": Settings → Network → Services If using XBMC v12 "Frodo": Settings → Services → UPnP From the windows point of view nothing needs to be ...


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I ended up setting up my wifi connection through the command line. You can get a bit more debugging information that way depending on what program you are using to connect - e.g. with wpa_supplicant, you can pass the '-d' or '-dd' options to see varying amounts of debugging info. BTW, I'm using an Edimax EW-7811UN wifi adaptor with WPA Personal encryption, ...


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I figured it out... I had to edit /boot/config.txt and add the following line: hdmi_mode=5 I started by adding hdmi_safe=1 and tweaked it from there. Here's a link describing the settings in config.txt: http://elinux.org/RPiconfig Fix for OpenELEC v3.2.4 Add the following line to /flash/config.txt hdmi_mode=5 Fix for OpenELEC v4.0.7 Make /flash ...


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I have had XBian running for a while now. I have had Raspbmc before, but since XBian has their code on GitHub and has a larger development team. I have chosen for that distribution. I really enjoyed Raspbmc, but it depends on one developer. OpenELEC is built with the idea to fit multiple devices and therefore is not limited to the Raspberry Pi only. XBian ...


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Edit the advancedsettings.xml nano /home/xbian/.xbmc/userdata/advancedsettings.xml Change the value to something bigger. It's in bytes. Reference here http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=advancedsettings.xml


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