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Script To Install XBMC On Ubuntu 11.10

This is a script i made to install the medibuntu repository packages, the ubuntu restricted extras and xbmc on Ubuntu 11.10. I tested the script on the first beta version of 11.10.

This script does the same and uses the code as the script for Ubuntu 11.04. I made this script because there is no ppa for installing XBMC on 11.10 and the ppa for 11.04 is still being developed.

Besides installing XBMC it also installs the medibuntu repository packages and the ubuntu restricted extras.

Download the script and make the file executable. To do this open your downloads folder and select the file. Click with your right mouse button on the file and select Properties. Click on the Permissions tab and mark Allow executing file as program. When done click on the close button and open a terminal window (press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy+paste the following line:


When the script is done close your terminal window and to start XBMC press Alt+F2 and type: xbmc

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Dr Ian Gregory
Dr Ian Gregory

A bug in this build:

I get the error in XBMC gui:
“failed to initialise audio settings”.
At command line:
“Failed to open VDPAU backend cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.

All audio works fine on desktop and even XBMC menu sounds. Error only occurs when playing media>~350MB.


@Ian Gregory I know this post is fairly old (okay 2011) but I wanted to inquire if you ever resolved the issue. I have no Nvidia drivers installed since I have an ATI Radeon card but XBMC keeps force closing with that error. I’ve found tons of solutions for Mplayer and have fixed the Mplayer error but XBMC keeps closing. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

Tom W
Tom W

Thanks for this. I’ve been trying for two days to get xbmc or boxee working on a hp microserver. I had 11.10 64bit installed but in the end had to install 32 bit 11.10, this got xbmc working. you area legend.


I was running the install script you had posted. I received this error and then the program stopped. Is it just this plug in that failed? I am learning, so this is new. I was able to start XBMC, but was not getting any audio. any help is appreciated.

Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
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Hi I get an error when trying to install, anybody know what I’m doing wrong W: GPG error: oneiric InRelease: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 2EBC26B60C5A2783 W: Failed to fetch 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch 404 Not Found E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead. E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run ‘sudo dpkg –configure -a’ to correct the problem.… Read more »