Cache Buffer Size
When raspbmc upgraded i found that I had some buffering problems with video’s hanging and waiting a long time for it to start playing again, after a few google searches I found you can change your buffer size.
Run this command
And then add or modify the settings below (this will add 150Mb cache buffer to your pi)
Backup xmbc settings
Tar up your .xbmc settings
tar -czf backup.tar.gz .xbmc/
Then copy this tar to another place, either via scp or sftp.
To restore run the following commands
sudo initctl stop xbmc; tar -xzf backup.tar.gz; rm backup.tar.gz; sudo initctl start xbmc
Find out what users are on your system.
cat /etc/passwd |grep "/home" |cut -d: -f1
Find Raspbmc version
Usefull if you want to know if the auto update is working, or if your on the latest RC version.
My output was:-
pi@raspbmc:~/.xbmc$ cat /scripts/upd_hist/build_info
Raspbmc Testing Branch, with Hard Floating Point
Release Candidate 5, Built: 20121107