XBMC on Ubuntu 14.04 with Nvidia – DTS Audio over HDMI & Tearing Resolved

After upgrading to 14.04, I had problems getting xbmc working I had problems getting XBMC work with my nvidia card.

Problem: DTS-HD/Digital audio passthrough using my HDMI via my AVR did not work.

Fix: Remove pulseaudio … yes.. really !

apt-get remove pulseaudio

(and don’t forget to restart)

Problem: Video tearing

Fix:  To /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/50-xserver-command.conf, add -bs:

xserver-command=X -bs -core