XBian 1.0 Alpha 3 Released!

XBian 1.0 Alpha 3 Released!

XBian development moves fast!!! Now they are launching the Alpha 3 version of XBian 1.0

If you are already running XBian 1.0 Alpha 2 you can simply update to Alpha 3 by running the following commands via terminal. If you need to access your Raspberry Pi XBian remotely, please refer to the XBian via SSH Guide.

sudo su
wget http://jb.xenserver.sk/xbian/update.sh
perl -p -i -e “s/\r\n/\n/g” update.sh
chmod +x update.sh

Users who are behind on their XBian updates, you’ll need to do a fresh install. XBian 1.0 Alpha 3 can be had here:

If you need a quick refresher on how to install XBian, please refer to the XBian Install Guide.

Here is a quick summary of the changes:


  • Issue #63: [xbian-config] No reboot after network change
  • Issue #70: XBMC couldn’t access the USB attached drive
  • Issue #72: Black terminal when exiting XBMC
  • Issue #93: [xbian-config] Static network configuration doesn’t work
  • Issue #101: [xbian-config] Incorrect flag names in videoflags module
  • Issue #106: Library update hangs the raspberry pi halfway over SMB share (fixed by issue #74)


  • Issue #38: Start xbian-config when exiting XBMC
  • Issue #74 and #75: Upgraded to XBMC v12 – Frodo Beta 1
  • Issue #88: Advancedsettings.xml is now XBMC v12 – Frodo proof
  • Issue #92: MythTV PVR add-on
  • Issue #66: XBian apt repository
  • Issue #76: LIRC srm7500libusb support
  • Issue #91: ASS subtitle support
  • Issue #93 and #58: [xbian-config] Network settings fully functional
  • Issue #84: Improved memory split
  • Issue #98: Libcec 2.0.4: Changelog here
  • Issue #96: Kernel 3.6.7

XBian Config Additions

  • Issue #57 and #34: Removed dependency of LUA
  • Issue #93 and #58: Fixed network settings
  • Issue #73: New section for managing installed services
  • Issue #61: Fixed button labels for Root enabled SSH ()
  • Issue #66 and #62: Add/remove packages + updates through apt repository

Many thanks to the XBian dev team, they just keep drinking AWESOMESAUCE!


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