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Re: 710,810,1004 or what?
« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2012, 10:29:25 am »
For the moment i'm on 8.10. But recently i've broken something. I was playing around with the phone system (i needed some extra add-ons), and did some things i better didn't. I've got some sites running on it, and everything is starting to run slow, very slow. A lot of python scripts keep on running, msyql 'to-many-connections'...

I'm thinking or reinstalling the whole server. But since i did some homemade scripts (for backups and so), i'm going to install it on a new disk (thinking of SSD). And later on, i simply put the disk of 1TB with all my data behind the SSD.

Is everything working in the 1004? Or are there still mayor gaps (fe no telephony)?
I don't mind the small things, if we can solve them with a workaround, no prob. But if there are big issues, i prefer to stay on 8.10.

I don't want to upgrade/reinstall the whole system each x months... Or i must say, my girlfriend don't want this. She is sick of it that i'm bringing down the house for 1 week till everything is back ok...

What do you guys advice me to use? The 1004? Or still the 8.10?
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Re: 710,810,1004 or what?
« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2012, 10:36:44 am »
OT.. but virtualise. Install latest Ubuntu Server, throw Xen/KVM/Virtual Box on (that order or preference is based on the running speed of the guest OS i.e. LinuxMCE - no arguments ;-). Install LinuxMCE as a guest, pass through all the peripherals you need for it e.g. USB chipset/devices, Network cards, etc.

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Re: 710,810,1004 or what?
« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2012, 12:55:36 pm »
brononi,

there are no major roadblocks on 1004 atm. Especially asterisk is, imho, way better working than before. Especially as we no longer rely on FreePBX. If you have more questions, please open a thread in the users section.

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Re: 710,810,1004 or what?
« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2012, 12:59:17 pm »
there are no major roadblocks on 1004 atm. Especially asterisk is, imho, way better working than before. Especially as we no longer rely on FreePBX. If you have more questions, please open a thread in the users section.

OK, 1004 it will be...

I'll keep you informed (in a proper post of course) if i encounter any issues... ;)


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Re: 710,810,1004 or what?
« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2013, 08:57:55 pm »
OT.. but virtualise. Install latest Ubuntu Server, throw Xen/KVM/Virtual Box on (that order or preference is based on the running speed of the guest OS i.e. LinuxMCE - no arguments ;-). Install LinuxMCE as a guest, pass through all the peripherals you need for it e.g. USB chipset/devices, Network cards, etc.
Just make sure that your peripheral supports virtualization before you buy! I setup my LMCE 1004 as a guest on OpenSUSE 12.1 at first, only to discover my TV card can't be virtualized (virtual pass-thru).

Run:
lspci -vv | grep FLReset

If the flag is postitive FLReset+, its signals will pass through to the guest. If it is negative FLReset- it cannot be used in virtual guests (has to do with safe power manipulation or something). I have a TV card on a DVB-C setup, so I'm running on bare metal instead. But that gave me the opportunity to go headless instead with hardware using less power.

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Re: 710,810,1004 or what?
« Reply #35 on: January 26, 2014, 01:55:08 am »
New to LMCE, running 1004.  Definitely needs work.  Very frustrated. 

Update repo's are old and some don't work.  Phone setup is extremely difficult. There's no documentation on how to choose a template for a device not in the list.  For instance I'm trying to setup a Grandstream GPX-2000, a business class SIP phone.  No idea if I can use a current template or if I have to create my own.  No idea how to create a templates.

Phones wizard is missing.

There's no solid documentation on how to setup asterisk in LMCE using a TDM card, only sip/iax trunks. 

I like the idea of LMCE but documentation is poor. 

Hardware suggestions are confusing, they don't seem to be very current.

I'd be willing to help with documentation, I'm a technical writer, but I need to see it work.

Maybe 1004 is not what I need to start with, even though you suggest that as a starting point.

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Re: 710,810,1004 or what?
« Reply #36 on: January 27, 2014, 04:02:10 am »
I would suggest using 1204, as this is where all the development work is happening, especially with trying to get the telecom system back up to spec.

(1) Nobody has added a template to support TDM trunking with Asterisk, as we designed the wizard to handle SIP and IAX trunks, as they are infinitely easier to set up.

(2) there is no _phones_ wizard, only the page in the web admin to configure the phone devices.

(3) Thanks for liking the idea, but the documentation is only as good as what the community can contribute and maintain. This means people like you ferreting out and helping us find issues, because of the sheer scope of this project, we can't keep everything juggled all at the same time, nor expect to support every possible combination of how this software can be set up, at every point in time.

(4) hardware suggestions are just that, suggestions, and again, are put together from successful installations in the community. Those of us with good hardware configurations will post these on the wiki for others to benefit from, what else do you want?

(5) Thank you so much for offering to help with documentation. I would suggest logging onto IRC, irc.freenode.net, and going into #linuxmce (and eventually into #linuxmce-devel) so we can help you (a) get started with a workable solution, and (b) provide a funnel for brain dumping not only the existing documentation on the wiki, but also what's in our heads (which is infinitely more, it's just the way it is...)

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