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How to install Boxee in a Ubuntu 64 bit

sudo apt-get install schroot
sudo mkdir /home/chroot (or another location)
sudo mkdir /home/chroot/jaunty-32-bit (or another location)
sudo vi /etc/schroot/schroot.conf

description=Jaunty 32-bit

sudo apt-get install debootstrap
sudo debootstrap --variant=buildd --arch i386 jaunty /home/chroot/jaunty-32-bit

sudo mkdir /home/chroot/jaunty-32-bit/etc/etc-from-root

sudo vi /etc/fstab

# For 32-bit jaunty chroot
/home /home/chroot/jaunty-32-bit/home none rbind 0 0
/dev /home/chroot/jaunty-32-bit/dev none rbind 0 0
/etc /home/chroot/jaunty-32-bit/etc/etc-from-root none bind 0 0
/proc /home/chroot/jaunty-32-bit/proc none rbind 0 0
/media /home/chroot/jaunty-32-bit/media none rbind 0 0
/mnt /home/chroot/jaunty-32-bit/mnt none rbind 0 0
/tmp /home/chroot/jaunty-32-bit/tmp none rbind 0 0
# reboot the system
# verify that all the mounts are done after the reboot, by typing mount

sudo vi /home/chroot/jaunty-32-bit/etc/apt/sources.list

deb jaunty main universe restricted multiverse

# for boxee
deb jaunty-security universe main multiverse restricted
deb jaunty-updates universe main multiverse restricted
deb jaunty-backports universe main multiverse restricted
# get root access, to install sudo on your new jaunty
sudo bash
schroot -p -c jaunty-32-bit
# to check you are in 32 bit type "uname -m" you should get i686
apt-get update
# install sudo
apt-get install sudo less nano vim

cd /etc

# fix passwords, and hostname
for i in group gshadow hosts hosts.allow hosts.deny passwd resolv.conf shadow; do rm $i; ln -s etc-from-root/$i $i; done

# fix sudoers
cp etc-from-root/sudoers sudoers

# exit schroot
# exit root shell

# as a normal user
schroot -p -c jaunty-32-bit

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

# install boxee and some other apps that will fix some dependencies for flashplugin and boxee to work without problems
sudo apt-get install software-properties-gtk util-linux firefox libasound2-plugins gnome-terminal x11-apps

# add a software source
sudo software-properties-gtk

# enable communit-maintained, proprietary drivers, software restricted on the "Ubuntu Software" tab

# In "third-Party Software" tab add for boxee
deb jaunty main
deb jaunty test

# In updates Tab enable Important and recommended updates

# install boxee
sudo apt-get install boxee

#exit schroot

# to run boxee type
schroot -c jaunty-32-bit -p /opt/boxee/Boxee

To create a link on the desktop to boxee, just check the image below:

I tried this on a computer with a intel video chipset.

For nvidia you need extra steps:
schroot -p -c jaunty-32-bit
apt-get install libglitz-glx1 rss-glx xserver-xorg xorg mesa-utils gedit equivs nvidia-180-libvdpau
equivs-control nvidia-kernel-control
# edit the file to look like this
gedit nvidia-kernel-control

### Commented entries have reasonable defaults.
### Uncomment to edit them.
Section: misc
Priority: optional
Standards-Version: 3.6.2

Package: nvidia-180-kernel-source
Version: 180.44-0ubuntu1
# Maintainer: Your Name
# Pre-Depends:
# Depends:
# Recommends:
# Suggests:
# Provides:
# Replaces:
# Architecture: all
# Copyright:
# Changelog:
# Readme:
# Extra-Files:
long description and info
second paragraph
# build a fake package to eliminate the kernel dependency
equivs-build nvidia-kernel-control

#install fake package
sudo dpkg -i nvidia-180-kernel-source_180.44-0ubuntu1_all.deb

# make sure the kernel is not installed
sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-180

# now boxee should work fine

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