Installing Xbox Media Center (XBMC) On Fedora 9 (i386) - Page 2

2 Creating A Launcher For XBMC

If you don't want to start XBMC from the command line, you can create a launcher for it. First, we have to find out where the xbmc executable is located, so in the terminal, type:

which xbmc

This shows you the full path to the xbmc executable (provided that it is located in the PATH):

[falko@localhost ~]$ which xbmc
[falko@localhost ~]$

Now right-click on Applications and select Edit Menus:

Select Sound & Video and click on the New Item button:

The Create Launcher window comes up. Fill on XBMC as the Name and the path to the xbmc executable (/usr/local/bin/xbmc in my case) in the Command field and click on OK:

Then close the menu editor.

Afterwards you can start XBMC by going to Applications > Sound & Video > XBMC:


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From: justiz at: 2009-05-14 14:47:34

On Fedora 10 (and possibly other Fedora & non-fedora distro's), I had to install an additional 2 packages to get the current XBMC version (9.04) to compile, libsamplerate-devel and libcdio-devel.

yum -y install libsamplerate-devel libcdio-devel

Hope that helps someone!

From: Jim Shank at: 2009-05-15 00:08:08

I got an error regarding samplerate.h. Finally found:

yum install libsamplerate-devel libcdio-devel

resolved the missing dependency.

From: Anonymous at: 2009-04-22 10:54:10

yum install libmad-devel

From: toan at: 2008-10-22 09:11:54

I unable to check out sourcode. svn: REPORT request failed on '/svnroot/xbmc/!svn/vcc/default' svn: REPORT of '/svnroot/xbmc/!svn/vcc/default': Could not read response body: Connection reset by peer ( how can I resolve this?

From: Gman at: 2009-01-12 02:27:22

This happened to me as well since 4 months back. However, the problem is not on your side but on the server side. It could be a bandwidth problem or application error on the host. Anyway, try it again after some time and it would work. If I am not mistaken, I tried 4-5 times before it worked.

From: Anonymous at: 2009-03-24 04:33:50


I am trying to install Boxee on Fedora 10, but when I tried ./configure, I got the following error. 

checking mad.h usability... no
checking mad.h presence... no
checking for mad.h... no
configure: error: ERROR: Could not find a required library. Please see README.linux

Mad.h in the xmbc directory. Do I just need to specify where to find it?

[XBMC]# find . -name "mad.h" -print

Any help would be much appreciated.


Thank you!

From: BrotherMan38 at: 2009-01-17 18:29:28

Worked great, I built it on fedora 10.

Thanks alot.

From: Ticker at: 2009-02-09 07:12:00

I built it on fedora 10 too, but ran into some problems when doing below command:

yum install fribidi* libogg libogg-devel SDL* glew glew-devel libvorbis libvorbis-devel gperf libmad-devel tre tre-devel boost boost-devel bzip2-devel bzip2-libs curl-devel lzo lzo-devel libXinerama-devel mysql-libs mysql-devel freetype-devel jasper jasper-devel sqlite-devel faac faac-devel enca enca-devel hal hal-devel hal-libs cmake nasm libXmu-devel fontconfig-devel pcre-devel gcc-c++

The problem was that most packages had been moved from the Livna repository to RPM Fusion. So to enable access to the RPM Fusion repository, I did:

rpm -Uvh

After that I ran the yum command again and this time everything worked fine.

Thanx a lot for the great howto


From: Anonymous at: 2009-06-27 03:00:07

Everything goes smoothly until I run ./configure and then I get the error: 

"checking for samplerate.h... no
configure: error: Could not find a required library. Please see the README for your platform." 

Has anyone else encountered this? 


From: Anonymous at: 2009-07-29 02:12:00

I'm having the same problem. I Tried the install command gain.

    `yum install libmad`

     `yum install libmad-devel

 I then get the following error:

 Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit               
Setting up Install Process                       
Parsing package install arguments                
No package libmad-devel available.               
Nothing to do 

Does anyone know (in detail) how to correct this?

From: Kikyz1313 at: 2009-07-28 13:52:09

hi! i've downloaded the missing updates and it seemed to worked, after downloaded them  i re-type: cd linuxport/XBMC/
./configure and now the problem is:

checking for main in -lmms... no
configure: error: Could not find a required library. Please see the README for your platform.

 someone had a solution please?