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Re: Dianemo S from CHT - Ubuntu 12.04LTS Release Now Shipping World Wide!
« Reply #255 on: June 11, 2012, 07:29:12 pm »
I sent Murcel Installer 1.16

Andrew

Thanks for your support. Worked like a charm.

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Re: Dianemo S from CHT - Ubuntu 12.04LTS Release Now Shipping World Wide!
« Reply #256 on: June 11, 2012, 08:58:56 pm »
Thanks for your support. Worked like a charm.

Your welcome.

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Re: Dianemo S from CHT - Ubuntu 12.04LTS Release Now Shipping World Wide!
« Reply #257 on: June 11, 2012, 11:40:59 pm »
Dear Andrew,

my NC is directly connected via hdmi to a lcd tv.
How every, sound and audio is working, but i have no ability to control the volume. neither of the soundcard" nor of any other device, like sonos, squeezebox, wd live or other connected mds.

Also mute is not working.

Do you have any idea about that.?

BR
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Re: Dianemo S from CHT - Ubuntu 12.04LTS Release Now Shipping World Wide!
« Reply #258 on: June 11, 2012, 11:50:08 pm »
Dear Andrew,

my NC is directly connected via hdmi to a lcd tv.
How every, sound and audio is working, but i have no ability to control the volume. neither of the soundcard" nor of any other device, like sonos, squeezebox, wd live or other connected mds.

Also mute is not working.

Do you have any idea about that.?

BR
Marc

Sounds like you have not setup Media Config properly... or possibly at all. See the Dianemo S wiki page section on this for more info; http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dianemo_S#Configuring_Media_Config

To get volume control you either need an amplifier between the MM & the TV that you can control or you need to control the TV pre-amp volume by either IR, rs232, IP or HDMI-CEC

All the best

Andrew
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Re: Dianemo S from CHT - Ubuntu 12.04LTS Release Now Shipping World Wide!
« Reply #259 on: June 12, 2012, 12:50:19 am »
my NC is directly connected via hdmi to a lcd tv.
How every, sound and audio is working, but i have no ability to control the volume. neither of the soundcard" nor of any other device, like sonos, squeezebox, wd live or other connected mds.

Also mute is not working.

HDMI sound doesn't have a volume control in ALSA, and App Server, which does the volume control on an MD when you don't have any other device (like an Amp or the TV itself) assigned to do volume control, only knows how to operate a Master or a Front ALSA control. There isn't any soft volume control in Xine Player either (although Xine can do soft volume control for PCM audio). You'd still have no ability to control volume of passthrough sound if you were to use it (but you'd most likely have an amp decoding it and doing volume control in this case).

For the other devices you mention, see the wiki page Andrew linked. In Dianemo, the pipe system was suppressed and replaced with something else.

But now you got me thinking if I should add the ability to do soft volume to Xine Player... It might be better than controlling ALSA through App Server.

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Will my Hardware work with Dianemo?
« Reply #260 on: June 12, 2012, 10:19:50 am »
Because we released support for Ubuntu 12.04LTS last week we have been asked literally 100's of times in the last week whether Motherboard 'X' or Machine 'Y' will work with Dianemo S. So I thought I would post something on this topic here to help people understand how they can best determine whether their existing hardware will work with Dianemo S (i'll post this to the wiki later to);

Prior to our release of Dianemo S on Unbuntu 11.10 the only way to be sure that your Core/NC or Media Manager/Media Director hardware would be supported was to test install Dianemo and this was a long and fairly painful process. However with Dianemo S this all changed and from our Ubuntu 11.10 release onwards testing your hardware is just so easy. Simply boot up the Live-CD for the Ubuntu version you would like to install (obviously it needs to be one that we support!) to understand if your hardware is going to work. If the Live-CD boots ok and you get the desktop then your looking in good shape. The next thing to do, if you are prepared to install onto your hard drive or have another drive you can use, it to install the Ubuntu release from the Live-CD and allow it to install updates as it goes. Once the install has finished, reboot and allow any graphics drivers or other hardware specific drivers to install (Ubuntu will prompt you for this). If your happy that everything is working ok then you can be sure that your hardware is compatible due to the fact that when we designed Dianemo S we went out of our way to not build any custom versions of standard packages unless there are really valuable advantages to doing so. This means that wherever possible, and i mean 99% of the time, we will use the standard Ubuntu packages and only in very rare circumstances do we break that rule.

Each time we release support for a new Ubuntu release you can then just use the standard 'do-release-upgrade' tool that Canonical provides to upgrade your system (If your feeling very cautious you can still test your hardware using a LIve-CD before doing the in-place upgrade of course). This makes upgrading your system no more complicated than it would be if you were upgrading any other Ubuntu system. If for some reason your hardware is not supported by the Ubuntu release then you will know that by using the Live-CD.

So the LiveCD is your go to tool for verifying that your hardware will be supported and will work reliably... it really is that simple :-). As ever if you have further questions or if the above still does not address your questions re your specific hardware please get in contact.

All the best


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« Last Edit: June 12, 2012, 11:39:55 am by totallymaxed »
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iOS Orbiter: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dianemo_iOS_Orbiter
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Update - Orbiter fix
« Reply #261 on: June 13, 2012, 10:36:49 am »
Fixes long standing bug in Orbiter that caused the PSS to not be started after media was played when running UI1.

Run the updater script to update your system as usual - see the Dianemo S wiki page for details; http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dianemo_S#Updating_Dianemo

All the best

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« Last Edit: June 13, 2012, 05:34:05 pm by totallymaxed »
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Dianemo S - Can you get help with implementing this or that?
« Reply #262 on: June 13, 2012, 05:53:09 pm »
Although we provide support for Dianemo S through the forum and through direct email/irc in some cases too, we get asked frequently whether we can help get this or that piece of hardware working or make a system do this or that. If you have something that you want your system to do and you would prefer to have us help you implement it then get in contact. If you'd just like some guidance but want to actually do the work yourself then that's fine too. In most cases we can provide a fixed price estimate for this kind of consulting.

We don't push consulting services here because we recognise that the vast majority of people here want to actually build and customise their system themselves. But sometimes its nice to know that you can get help if you need it either from forum members here or if you prefer from us too.

So please get in touch if you'd like some help with extending your system.

All the best


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Wiki Update - Configuring & Using Virtual Sound-Cards
« Reply #263 on: June 14, 2012, 01:16:19 pm »
We've just updated the Dianemo S Wiki page section on configuring & using virtual sound-cards;

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dianemo_S#Configuring_a_multi-channel_sound_card_as_multiple_Virtual_Stereo_cards


All the best

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Update available - Update Notifier
« Reply #264 on: June 14, 2012, 07:10:36 pm »
We have just released an update that fixes an issue with the Ubuntu 12.04 Update Notifier where the notifier can display over the top of the Orbiters window.

See the Dianemo S wiki page for details about how to update your system; http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dianemo_S#Updating_Dianemo

All the best

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iOS Orbiter: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dianemo_iOS_Orbiter
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Dianemo S Licensing - 11.10 or 12.04LTS ?
« Reply #265 on: June 19, 2012, 09:11:35 pm »
Your Dianemo S License allows you to install on any of the currently supported Ubuntu releases (as I write this that means either 11.10 or 12.04LTS). You can re-install as many times as you like on any supported Ubuntu release as long as the hardware used is the same. Your license allows you to install on one piece of hardware at any given time ie if you need to have two Dianemo S Nervecentre's then you need two licenses. However if your experimenting with Ubuntu releases and want to test them then thats fine just use a VM (we use Virtualbox) and make sure that you set the virtual Nic's Mac addresses to the same value each time or install on the same physical hardware but use different drives.

There are no restrictions at all on what or how many devices you create, how many NAS's you add or how many Media Managers you add (add as many as you need or your motherboard/processor/ram will support). We think our license terms are pretty reasonable and we hope you agree.

If any of the above is still unclear or you have additional questions then please post them here in this thread or PM me directly through the forum.

All the best


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Get a Dianemo S License: http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8880.0
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Update - Storage Device Status Radar
« Reply #266 on: June 19, 2012, 11:28:41 pm »
We have issued an updated Storage Devices Status Radar script that should improve detection and in particular it should now successfully detect software RAID5 arrays. It will also now not re-detect an already detected Storage Device.

As usual please see the Dianemo S wiki page for details on how to update your Dianemo S system; http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dianemo_S10.10#Updating_Dianemo

All the best


Andrew
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Dianemo S - Support for Sony IP controllable BluRay Players & TV's added
« Reply #267 on: June 29, 2012, 07:33:13 pm »
We have added support for Sony IP controllable TV's & BluRay Players. The Sony BDP-S370 BluRay Player and the Sony KDL-32EX723 Internet connected TV have been used for testing but we expect that all other current Sony internet connected BluRay players & TV's should also work.

- Sony IP Controllable BluRay Player Template is #2020
- Sony IP Controllable TV Template is #2021

As usual please follow the procedure outlined on the Dianemo S wiki page to update your system with these and any other updates.

All the best


Andrew

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iOS Orbiter: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dianemo_iOS_Orbiter
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Re: Dianemo S from CHT - Ubuntu 12.04LTS Release Now Shipping World Wide!
« Reply #268 on: July 17, 2012, 09:30:37 am »
Andrew,
Could you tell to me id this barebones are supported by Dianemo S to be used as MM?

Zotac Giga ID72
http://www.zotacusa.com/zbox-giga-id72-plus.html

Zotac Zbox ID80
http://www.zotacusa.com/products/mini-pcs/zbox/zbox-id80.html

Our concern is HDMI 1080p and HDMI audio.

Thanks in advance.
Hernan

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Re: Dianemo S from CHT - Ubuntu 12.04LTS Release Now Shipping World Wide!
« Reply #269 on: July 17, 2012, 05:27:32 pm »
Andrew,
Could you tell to me id this barebones are supported by Dianemo S to be used as MM?

Zotac Giga ID72
http://www.zotacusa.com/zbox-giga-id72-plus.html

Zotac Zbox ID80
http://www.zotacusa.com/products/mini-pcs/zbox/zbox-id80.html

Our concern is HDMI 1080p and HDMI audio.

Thanks in advance.
Hernan

The Zotac Giga id72 should work fine (we have not tested this specific motherboard yet) but we have not integrated/tested the VAAPI based accelerated graphics for this class of motherboard yet. HDMI 1080p + HDMI audio should work but is untested on this specific hardware.

The Zotac Zbox ID80 is a standard iON machine and will be compatible and will therefore support the VDPAU acceleration on the nVidia 520 GPU. HDMI 1080p + HDMI audio will work on this specific hardware.

All the best

Andrew
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Read My Blog; http://ellipticalcurve.com

Contact me for Smart Home consulting advice here;
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Get a Dianemo S License: http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8880.0
iOS Orbiter: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dianemo_iOS_Orbiter
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dianemo-Home-Automation/226019387454465

Sales & Info:
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