Atmolight + XBMC + Ubuntu
Finally received my atmolight stuff by http://atmolight.de/
Awesome, just wanted to quickly post additional stuff to the basic checkout the boblight code, ./configure make, make install steps:
Some of the boblight tools look for libboblight.so in /usr/lib/ however its copied to /usr/local/lib/ by default so to resolve this symlink it:
ln -s /usr/local/lib/libboblight.so /usr/lib/libboblight.so
Next we need a proper atmolight.conf in /etc/ I used the one provided by carsten for the windows version minus the parameters the latest build complains about.
Don't forget to change the output on your end (its going to be /dev/ttyUSB0 unless you have some other serial USB stuff connected to your mediacenter).
[global] interface 127.0.0.1 port 19333 [device] name ambilight type atmo output /dev/ttyUSB2 rate 38400 channels 15 interval 16000 prefix FF [color] name red rgb FF0000 gamma 1.0 adjust 1.0 blacklevel 0.0 [color] name green rgb 00FF00 gamma 1.0 adjust 1.0 blacklevel 0.0 [color] name blue rgb 0000FF gamma 1.0 adjust 1.0 blacklevel 0.0 [light] name left color red ambilight 4 color green ambilight 5 color blue ambilight 6 hscan 0 50 vscan 0 100 [light] name right color red ambilight 7 color green ambilight 8 color blue ambilight 9 hscan 50 100 vscan 0 100 [light] name top color red ambilight 10 color green ambilight 11 color blue ambilight 12 hscan 0 100 vscan 0 50 [light] name bottom color red ambilight 13 color green ambilight 14 color blue ambilight 15 hscan 0 100 vscan 50 100
Now start the daemon
Next in order to get the light color to match the display you need to run boblight-X11.
I currently run it with the following parameters which appears to look good to me
boblight-X11 -o saturation=2.5 -o value=10 -o threshold=20 -o use=1 -o interpolation=1 -o autospeed=1
If you want more intense colors tweak the saturation value to your desire.
If you experience random blinking/flashing of the rgb stripes and use an nvidia card make sure to disable flipping @ the nvidia-settings
I only spent an hour setting everything up and getting it working since its friday and I obviously need to head out soon but this shall do for now