GeeXboX XBMC Platform Compatibility Matrix

November 2nd, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

The following matrix provides details about GeeXboX platform-specific status when using XBMC as the HTPC frontend. Note that support for additional SoCs and new features is being adding regularly though taking some time. Entries which are described as being KO should not be taken for granted for ever. Reasons for some lacking features may come from either:

  • bugs that are in the process of being fixed.
  • current lack of support in XBMC that will however be provided in the future.
  • non-freely redistribuable content (such as firmwares) from the SoC vendor.


Platform Type i386 x86_64 Allwinner BCM2708 Freescale i.MX6 Armada5xx
Supported Boards All Desktop PCs All Desktop PCs A10 Rpi Utilite Cubox
Supported Boot Protocol CD, USB CD, USB SD CARD SD CARD SD Card SD Card
WiFi OK OK KO OK OK External
Bluetooth OK OK KO N.A. OK External
3D GFX OpenGL OpenGL OpenGL|ES OpenGL|ES OpenGL|ES OpenGL|ES
Video Playback Hardware
Hardware Hardware Hardware Hardware
  1. zzarko
    September 21st, 2011 at 02:08 | #1

    I just tried the 2.0 version on my AMD C-50 netbook (I made a Live USB using UNetbootin), but it doesn’t work. All I get (even in debug mode) is scrambled screen (like noise on TV) and that’s it. I guess that GPU in C-50 isn’t supported with drivers that ship in 2.0 (btw, chipset is supported by current OSS drivers, I have a working Ubuntu installation on the same machine).

  2. hamradio
    October 28th, 2011 at 04:21 | #2

    I’m waiting for Intel CE4100 platform compatibility…

  3. raducu
    October 31st, 2011 at 10:21 | #3

    Any chance there will be any support for video playback acceleration on OMAP4 anytime soon?

  4. redbask
    November 1st, 2011 at 17:35 | #4

    Hi have a C-60 and find that amd software in windows is incapable of detecting the device, in windows 7 I have to manually insert drivers , not sure if the c-50 has the same issue , i’ll try geexbox on it via unetbootin but i’m not expecting anything to work to be honest, i’ll reply if it works , but even ubuntu randomly crashes on my c-60. when I was viewing the device in a gpu information tool there was a strange code prior to the device ID , informed amd about it and they dont seem even slighty intrested shame but true

  5. martinib
    November 30th, 2011 at 14:30 | #5

    I would love to have the Pandaboard and GeeXboX replacing my current HTPC. But I need it for playing 1080p movies. Any knowledge on when h264 video acceleration will be supported? What is blocking for h264 HW playback on the Pandaboard?

    BTW. Nice work guyz:) Love GeeXboX

  6. neuromancer
    January 16th, 2012 at 17:44 | #6

    Love to be able to use this with an old laptop to reduce the form factor at the entertainment center, but I realize that’s a much bigger hurdle than making it work with all desktop motherboards.

  7. gsrcobr
    May 2nd, 2012 at 06:54 | #7

    Running on a desktop with rt2800usb wireless compatible adapter. Current stable realease doesn’t recognize the adapter. Running geexbox-devel-20120223-r13982-i386 is just fine – except for being forced to enter on console, edit /etc/network, force MAC address on IFACE parameter and put a manual configuration on /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf.

    – boot geexbox
    – enter on console using ctrl + alt + f2
    – log as root / root
    – get your wifi mac (ifconfig, e.g.)
    – edit /etc/network and set IFACE do the mac address, set connection to WLAN, encryption to PSK and your wpa2/psk passprhase
    – edit /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf, cleanup all contents and write (your key could be on plain format)
    ssid=”network name”
    key=”your key”
    – reboot

  8. tomlohave
    May 2nd, 2012 at 10:01 | #8

    It seems you don’t use persistent, else just do this one time and at next reboot , should be fine

  9. AJtheone
    August 21st, 2012 at 12:30 | #9

    is there a way I could load this up on a SSD and boot via sATA? building a miniPC in my car

  10. Wemerson
    January 26th, 2013 at 08:25 | #10

    I have a serious problem with this program, I have a mini-itx board with Via C7 and VIA CN700 chipset Integrating the Graphics UniChrome â„¢ Pro IGP graphics core, I can not use it, hangs a lot, or the mouse pointer flows normally . what do I do?

  11. Wemerson
    January 26th, 2013 at 08:26 | #11

    On my sempron 140, and 6150se gpu, flows flawless… perfect!

  12. tomlohave
    January 27th, 2013 at 03:08 | #12

    @wemerson : I guess the problem is the Graphics UniChrome â„¢ Pro IGP card …

  13. Wemerson
    February 1st, 2013 at 15:00 | #13

    How to install driver under system?

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