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jeff.sadowski

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requirements?
« on: May 03, 2007, 01:26:56 am »
Ok I saw a google video of Linux MCE vs Windows MCE and was kind of curious about what yall use for some of those options.

I was going to setup a few of the options I saw with bits and pieces I have.

specifically what do you guys use for
IR tranceiver?
Lighting control?
camera interfacing?

all of which was mentioned here
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4422887272477313460&q=linuxmce

I use IRtrans for a IR transmitting and receiving It understands lirc
but takes a bit to setup it is usb and I couldn't find any others on lircs site that where

I use heyu in conjunction with an CM11A module to control X10 devices

and I use
motion with a Logitech Orbit Camera to view video

jeff.sadowski

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Re: requirements?
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2007, 01:34:56 am »
oh and by the way I plan on getting the items above working with a gumstix
http://gumstix.com

I think a gumstix is a little slow and small for a true multimedia application but i'll try it out
for my needs of a house monitoring and control
Also gumstix isn't x86 so it would be difficult working with anything that doesn't have source code.

I also am curious on the tuner for the Linux MCE?

I just found a usb powered hd tv tuner that works in linux and had to buy.
Its a Pinnacle HDTV tuner and works good. It uses the em28xx driver :-)

jeff.sadowski

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Re: requirements?
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2007, 04:05:05 am »
oh temperature control?
What do I need for this?

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Re: requirements?
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2007, 09:10:59 am »
for temperature control use lm-sensors.
Read the F****** Logs!!!

jeff.sadowski

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Re: requirements?
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2007, 05:23:30 am »
not quite the temperature control I wanted. I was talking the house thermostat not the computer itself.