After my short journey with boblight on OpenELEC that ended up tragically 😉 I gave OpenELEC-Hyperion a try. First I thought it would not be possible (no apt-get, most of the file system read only), but these smart guys from Hyperion managed to make the installation process easy and quick. Most importantly, it works perfectly in opposite to boblight.
Generally Hyperion wiki gives you proper how-to, but we will enrich the description with some details that can be helpful for total beginners.
First step is to check if there is SSH and SAMBA enabled. Go to System->OpenELEC->Services:
Enable SSH – ON
Disable SSH Password – OFF
Enable SAMBA – ON
Use Samba Password Authentication – OFF
Also go to Programs (from main XBMC screen) and verify that there are NO boblight plug-ins installed. If there are any, uninstall them.
Now you need to connect to your RPi via SSH
Login: root Password: openelec
Now you are ready to start installation by executing the following commands:
curl—gethttps://raw.github.com/tvdzwan/hyperion/master/bin/install_hyperion.sh > hyperion_install.sh
Go to: \192.168.1.12Configfiles where 192.168.1.12 is your RPi IP address
and copy file from your hard disk into OpenELEC directory.
Restart RPi and enjoy! It looks really good.