It’s true that there’ve been XBMC/Boxee remotes available in the Android Market for quite awhile, but only recently has there been an “official” one from the XBMC Team…and it blows the others away. I’d share my own screenshots I’ve taken with drocap2, but xbmc.org has plenty, as well as the system requirements and a QR link for the Market.
I’ve used it quite a bit with my HTPC, and frankly prefer it to my Streamzap remote. Another bonus is that now I don’t have to copy my custom Lircmap.xml over every time XMBC is updated.
I love Ubuntu and give myself a little “mental hug” each day for making the switch from Windows to Linux. But, sometimes, the stuff I want/need to do in Linux just isn’t as obvious to me as I’d like; so, I beat my head against a wall trying to figure it out, until my wife gives me that “walk away from it for awhile so you can maintain the little bit of sanity you have left” look. This particular situation is one of those.
What I wanted to do: I have a Dish Network DVR in my living room that has an ethernet card in it, but I don’t have any ethernet wiring where it is. What I do have is an Ubuntu XBMC HTPC with an on-board ethernet card and a Linksys WUSB600N v1 (the version number is important here, I think), connected to a Linksys WAP610N AP (configured for 5GHz 802.11N only), so it stands to reason that I should be able to share the HTPC’s internet connection with the Dish DVR, right?
Ok, so it wasn’t. Twice. Once for Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) and once for 10.04 (Lucid).