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Install XBMC On Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal”

Installing XBMC on Natty doesn’t work well because there is no stable XBMC ppa for Natty (yet). There is an unstable ppa but that doesn’t seem to work well either. What you can do for now is install XBMC using the ppa for Ubuntu 10.10 and change the distribution from Natty to Maverick.


This ppa is still unstable and to install XBMC on Ubuntu 11.04 i recommend you to install XBMC using the ppa for Ubuntu 10.10. Please use this script to install a stable and working version of XBMC.
http://www.n00bsonubuntu.net/content/simple-script-to-install-xbmc-on-ubuntu-11-04-natty-narwhal/


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First you need to add the following line to your software sources:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc

To add the line open a terminal window (press Alt+F2 and type: gnome-terminal) and copy+paste the line into the terminal window.
Press Alt+F2 and type: update-manager then click on Settings. Under the Other Software tab highlight the xbmc ppa and click edit. Look for the distribution and change natty into maverick. Click on the OK button, reload the sources list and close your Update Manager.

To install XBMC copy+paste the following lines in your terminal window:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xbmc

To start XBMC press Alt+F2 and type: xbmc

Here is a script that will do all the work for you:
simple script to install xbmc

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At0msk
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At0msk

Awesome tutorial man! I have been racking my brains trying to get it to work!

Doc
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Doc

Thanks exactly what I needed to get it working.

salchicha
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salchicha

Awesome dude! Had been racking my brain for ages!

sujith
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sujith

great dude…working just great

Rich
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Rich

Wow, this is the only Tut that worked for me. You rock!

slim
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slim

thanks, just what i needed. keep up the good work.

Jordan
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Jordan

Cheers

Jon
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Jon

Thanks helped this ubuntu noob out makeing the move from windows to ubuntu and this was a must have program

Shelby
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Shelby

Thanks so much! No other website or tutorial worked at all this one is a gem :]

Rasa
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Rasa

Excellent! You rock!

Pat
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Pat

Thank you very much.
Quite easy, very helpfull.
Works fine!

Andy
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Andy

Fantastic! My new Shuttle is ready to take over the living room!

Drew
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Drew

This is totally what I’ve been looking for…worked perfect. Found you through Google. Thanks!

Candra Rusly
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Candra Rusly

you’re a real live saver, media saver to be exact ^^

Dylan
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Dylan

Thank you very helpful!

Sudan
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Sudan

Superb one! This is the best I have seen so far!

T9
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T9

With your created script it works fine 🙂
THX 🙂

Josh
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Josh
nick_archer
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nick_archer

Thanks for the directions & the script. Worked perfectly.

gmaedzl
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gmaedzl

How do I uninstall the unstable version? Can I overwrite it with the script for the stable one?