XBMC on i.mx53 QSB?

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XBMC on i.mx53 QSB?

Contributor II

Hi all,

Im trying to get XBMC running on the i.MX53 QSB. I compiled it natively from latest git, running the xbmc.bin i got an error message implying that XBMC needs 24 bit color depth.

In u-boot im using video=mxcdi1fb:GBR24,XGA di1_primary tve

and i've changed xorg.conf from 16 to 24


SubSection      "Display"
                Depth   24
                Visual  "TrueColor"


XBMC refuses to start, and im getting that error that it needs 24 bit color depth. So i added DefaultColorDepth 24 in xorg.conf and that made XBMC start, but im only getting a black picture :(


Has anyone tried running XBMC? Any input regarding X color bit depth?


Kindest regards


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Contributor II

Thank you very much for your answer.

I will try to contact the support team and see if they can help.

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Contributor I

There is one XBMC release for i.MX53 QS board. it should be a good start point. I am not sure how to get this release maybe you can contact the support team, the following is the feature list:


  • Video, Audio and Pictures features are supported.

  • DLNA support for XBMC.

  • OpenGL ES accelerated.

  • Accelerate the video codec by Hardware VPU.

  • Accelerate the graphic by Hardware GPU.

  • Apply the direct rendering (zero copy) between video decoder and display render.

  • One reference IR remote control is provided.

  • Addons support such as Youtube, Fox News.

  • Audio output device dynamic selection between SGTL5000 and HMDI audio.

For MM features, please check the Multimedia related documents in Linux_Multimedia_Framework_Docs_MX53Ubuntu_2.0.2.tar.gz

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