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Users / Re: Become a Fan of LinuxMCE on Facebook!
« on: October 14, 2009, 03:53:06 am »
For what it's worth, if you want to go through the trouble, the members of a group CAN be migrated to a fan page, but you will need to contact Facebook support with the details.

Users / Re: x100p phone line interface - is it working in LMCE?
« on: June 01, 2008, 12:46:52 am »
Please add a page to the wiki (or expand it if it already exists).

I certainly will as soon as I can get it all working 100% from a telcom/asterisk point.

Users / Re: x100p phone line interface - is it working in LMCE?
« on: May 29, 2008, 04:32:46 am »
I'm looking for a cheap and reliable FXO/FXS interface to get Asterisk and all the telephony features of LMCE going. The x100p looks like it would fit the bill quite well, but the last post I've seen on the board here regarding this interface was in October of 2007. At that time, the poster said that it worked in Pluto but not LinuxMCE.

Does anyone know if this card is now supported?
If not, any suggestions?

I may be a bit late to reply, but I may have been the one that mentioned the X100P FXO not working in an earlier release of LMCE.

I just upgraded to Ver. 710 and tried to set up the X100P again. So far, it appears to be working, but took a little effort. What I did was:

after installing the card, I ran asterisk -vvvr to get to the CLI
In the CLI I ran zap show status

This showed the X100p card, but reported it as unconfigured.
running ztcfg -vvv also failed and stated that zaptel was not installed

I ran:
apt-get install zaptel
modprobe zaptel

After that, I had errors that the /etc/zaptel.conf file did not exist. (it is supposed to be created when installing zaptel)

I created a new /etc/zaptel.conf file with the following lines (Note: This is for a single x100p card in the US - yours may be a little different depending on your location)


Restarted asterisk and zaptel

ran ztcfg -vvvv again and it showed 1 channel configured.

ran "zap show status" from the asterisk CLI again and now it shows the x100p as active

dcerouter*CLI> zap show status
Description                              Alarms     IRQ        bpviol     CRC4
Wildcard X100P Board 1                   OK         0          0          0

That is as far as I got so far.
I still need to set up the channels and other settings either in FreePBX and/or the zapata.conf file.

So far, it is promising.
Hope that helps a little

Installation issues / Re: DHCP server not issuing an IP Address !!!
« on: November 16, 2007, 02:08:18 am »

I have installed from DVD onto a PC has one NIC. I have the PC connected to a switch and a laptop also connected to the switch no ADSL router in sight  :)

The core allocates an IP address internal with external

I have my laptop, running windows XP to obtain a DHCP address supposedly from the core but it does not. If I manually allocate to my laptop it allows me to connect to the Admin webpage.

I want to PXE boot my laptop but if DHCP is not working on the core what chance have I got?

I have installed and reinstalled about 4 times now.

HELP !!!!!

Incidentally is there any way from the DVD install to only install Core not Media Director also?


One thing you could try is to change the external ip to a static ip on a different subnet. something like and set a static for the internal ip for the core to

The external and internal should not share the same subnet.

Users / Re: LinuxMCE fixed my HDD! Woot!
« on: November 01, 2007, 02:51:30 pm »
I was suprised to see my friends wireless laptop picked up the through my router allowing him to access the control panel through his wireless laptop through the router into my computer which tempary gave him no internet access either.

This is not a problem with LMCE. It is a problem with your network. If you r friend was able to connect to your wireless LAN easily, it would appear that you have an open network (unsecure). You should defiantely fix that.

Seeing that you have a wireless network I will assume you have another router on your your lan that is probably managing DHCP. You need to disable DHCP on that router, and allow LMCE to manage DHCP.

There are a couple ways to set this up and you can find more information here

Installation issues / Re: No boot after wizard crash?
« on: November 01, 2007, 01:09:46 am »
This may sound like a stupid question, but.... Did you create a boot partition?
The boot partition should be the first partition on the drive.

Users / Re: how to add a ntfs hdd in the media center?
« on: October 30, 2007, 03:13:54 pm »
so.. can i convert the disk whit out Formating it, or move the data?   

i don't have 500 GB free space on other computers on my network...

You can do it with Partition magic (commercial software)
Converts partitions among FAT, FAT32, and NTFS without losing data

Also have a look at the gparted live disk (FOSS) - I have used it to convert other file systems with success, but never ntfs-to-fat so I cannot comment on if it will do the conversion without some loss, but it's worth looking at. I've used it for data recovery, partitioning and formating drives.

keep in mind that converting a 500GB partition will take quite a bit of time. It's always a good idea to backup any valuable data before modifying your drives.

read this thread, especially the last 2 pages.

I am writing this from winmac. It worked!!!! THANK YOU!!!! Grin

Glad to help and happy to see you got it sorted.

Users / Re: how to add a ntfs hdd in the media center?
« on: October 29, 2007, 02:25:43 am »
oki. so...  i have now Linux media center..   and i have a ntfs hdd that all my media is on,  and i cant get it to show in the media center.. how can i add media in that?

Linux does not "officialy" support NTFS file systems. NTFS is proprietary to Microsoft. Although you can install packages that will allow reading of ntfs formated drives, writing to them within linux is risky and not recommended.

your best option is probably to install it on a win box and mount it as a samba share...OR convert the NTFS to FAT32 file system. FAT32 is supported (read + write) in linux.


it looks like a simple misconfig for DNS assigned by dhcp

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# option definitions common to all supported networks...
#option domain-name "";
#option domain-name-servers;
option domain-name-servers;

in your dhcpd.conf file, change this line
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option domain-name-servers;to
option domain-name-servers <DNS IP>;
DNS IP = replace with the dns servers provided by verizon (ISP).
for example mine would be:
option domain-name-servers,;

Note that multiple servers are separated by a comma and end in a semi-colon

make that change and restart dhcp
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/etc/rc.d/init.d/dhcpd restart
assuming that the core is the WAN gateway, the rest of it looks fine.

You can see that in your windows ipconfig output, the win pc is showing
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :

meaning it is looking for DNS info from the core, but the core is not acting as the DNS server.
when your client nodes ask for DNS servers from dhcp, the core is giving them which is what is found in the line "option domain-name-servers;"

Changing that line in the dhcpd.conf file to reflect you ISP assigned DNS server IPs should do the trick.
Good Luck!! ;D


Are you sure your lan clients/nodes are getting the correct network info via DHCP from the core?
Can you post the ifconfig (linux) or ipconfig -a (windows) info from a lan node that will not connect to internet?

Can you also post the routing table from the core?
type "route" in a terminal.

For the record, I just tore down my entire network and rebuilt/set everything from scratch again.
I am using the core as the wan gateway with dhcp enabled. I have three internal switches and one wireless AP. 

Everything is working - connected - both local networking and internet browsing, gaming, IM, teamspeak ... everything..

My network setting as displayed in LMCE network page:
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EXTERNAL_IP inet P-t-P: Mask:
INTERNAL_MAC 00:02:E3:11:B3:95

As you can see my Mask and Gateway are the same as yours... This is normal for VZ PPPOE.

PPP and IP operate on different "layers" of the OSI model. (google that for some great bedtime reading - it'll put you right to sleep) IP operates on the logical layer while PPP works on the actual physical layer. MAC addressing VS. IP addressing.

I'm thinking you have either a DNS or default route mis-configured somewhere.
can you try using static ips and setting DNS and default gateway manually on a pc that cannot connect and see if it will connect that way?

In addition to the if/ipconfig and route info, can you include your /etc/dhcp3/dhcpd.conf info? It would be very helpful.

13 for the external net mask looks odd to me.  That mask would result in a subnet of 0 IP addresses. is a valid host route used with ppp (point-to-point) linking. creates a network with a single device.

Also the gateway address of is invalid.  It should be the IP address of your internal network's DHCP server IP.

With respect, this is statement not true. in this context is correct.

Users / Re: Gave linuxMCE a chance
« on: October 25, 2007, 11:49:15 pm »
It is also possible to tell the DHCP server in LMCE to give out a different gateway address.

Anyone know if that COAX connection is important to VZ?  I was on with a tech last night for an hour trying to fix my connection and he didn't give me a definitive answer.

The coax on the router afaik is used to provide channel/guide data and video on demand back to your set-top-box. Verizon has a few different ways of setting up the TV services and connections, so I can only speculate on your specific setup.

FIOS TV is delivered to your STB via coax directly from the ONT. It (most likely) also has a second coax connection coming from the router where it gets/downloads the guide data. If you are making use of the guide data feature, then you would need to keep the coax from the router to the stb in place.

if you move the VZ router behind the LMCE core, you should disable the wan routing features of the VZ router, and run it as a simple lan switch (4 ports built in). As long as your lan is properly set up, the STB will be able to download the guide data through the VZ router (now switch).

Keep us posted..  ;)

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