Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - gollywog

Pages: [1]
Installation issues / Re: Virtual MCE Under Windoze
« on: August 20, 2009, 05:18:14 am »
Hi WB,

Hardware isn't going to matter as such. Your guest OS will be presented with "virtual" hardware supplied by your virtualisation software. This means that the only tuner card that you may be able to use will be a USB one. Do note that you won't have any sort of decent graphics as the gfx card as presented virtually is very basic. As for your DHCP question. You can just create 2 virtual networks. One internal that is a "virtual" only network and the external one that can connect to what ever network your laptop is on. This is all done within the virtual mchine config.

I am currently running VMware. It's nice and simple and quite slick. I have also used VirtualBox. Both do the same job. Both are free to use. The thing I like most about vmware is there is a hypervisor only version. This means u can get a bare bones machine, install the hypervisor on it and run Virtual machines without any OS overheads like windows. This maybe useful down the track for your dev environment. Basically it would allow you to start tinkering on your laptop and then move to bigger better faster hardware if needed. VirtualBox can do this also but needs a OS installed to run.

VMware Server is the windws/linux server app.
VMware ESXi is the hypervisor OS
WMware player will allow you to run virtual machines but not create them.

Hope this helps.


Users / Re: LinuxMCE on Playstation 3
« on: August 13, 2009, 09:36:21 am »
Does anyone have a old G4 mac floating around? They are PPC, maybe you could compile the source on that?



Users / New hardware worth a look
« on: July 08, 2009, 04:49:52 pm »
I'm not sure if this is in the right section. I thought that this might be of some interest to everyone here.

Check it out.


Users / Re: What to use for (bare metal) backup / restore.
« on: June 06, 2009, 04:12:17 pm »
I'll second adding extra PXE images for boot, especially conezilla.

I you want a rock solid internet router that is up 24/7/365 the go for something like a cisco XXXX. If you want to have a complete solution for internet/home automation/media/etc then use LMCE. If you want both, use cisco as router and LMCE behind it. Just remember the bigger u get, the harder it is to back it up.

Just my two bob


I would agree with Posde.

This would mean one piece of cat5 to say a AC unit and stick a IR emitter on it :)


Users / XBOX Idea
« on: May 20, 2009, 03:48:01 pm »
Hi guys, not sure if I have this in the right forum. If not oops.

I was toying with the idea of ways to re-use my 4 old xbox's that currently run XBMC. I wanted to use them for media directors. Now we all know it is not possible to run the MD on this particular device. How about we look at it from a different route. IE run the MD's as a virtual machine on some virtual machine server (VMware or VirtualBox) then install xebian or some xbox variant of linux onto a xbox. Then using the xbox display a remote X screen from the virtualised MD onto the xbox. If I have read correctly on the net when you view a remote X screen versus a VNC share, the remote X screen uses the clients X server and display capabilities to render the output. Hence allowing 3D. I know you would not get HD but for a SD MD this could be quite a elligant solution.

Any ideas or comments?? IE I'm dreaming?


Users / Re: Australian LMCE users.....
« on: March 17, 2009, 04:08:50 pm »
Another fella from Perth here :)


Developers / Re: [Testers?] Suspend/Resume MDs....
« on: March 11, 2009, 06:38:58 pm »
Could the suspend do disk happen to a CF or flash drive of some description? Still boot of the net but when suspending write appropriate stuff to a (maybe usb attached??) drive?

I don't know much about this so just a sugestion. If it's dumb just ignore :)


Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Media Sharing
« on: March 10, 2009, 03:48:52 pm »
This is the exact reason this post is here. If I could do it, I would have done it, but because I can't, I'm asking for ideas/help. Donpaul is just throwing some suggestions into the ring and thanks mate, appreciated. I'm learning and once I have my core running I will be playing with my core and a virtualised core to see what we can do but like donpaul, I'm only a friend of linux and have very little experience in coding etc.

Thanks to all of the positive comments, this is why we are where we are. :) lets keep it rolling and make what is the best even better :D


Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Media Sharing
« on: March 09, 2009, 08:16:30 pm »
Yeah I was thinking something along the lines of OpenVPN on the core, as stated above, and something like rysnc/ssh etc to do a file copy. As this is a media copy/move the internet connection can be any size but the time to move/copy will change of course. Only thing i would need to work out is which protocol supports resume in case connection drops out. Does the core do QOS? Probably silly quesion as I have only just started looking. If so then we could set whatever protocol as lowest priority???

I'm sure I coud make it work from command prompt but unsure as to how to develope it as a "feature" any pointers on where to start looking and i'll be on my surfing way..


Feature requests & roadmap / Media Sharing
« on: March 08, 2009, 04:39:26 pm »
Is there a way we can do some sort of media sharing accross cores? Ie have 2 or more cores connected over the internet via VPN or similar, then allow them to select media they like and copy to there local core? Also at the same time being able to restrict what media they can see to copy?


Users / Re: Do I have to use KDE?
« on: March 05, 2009, 05:31:05 pm »
LMCE is a media center yeah? So why are we trying to use it as a desktop?? If you want a desktop go buy a mac or pc and use either mac osx, window$ or linux. Simple really. Then your not stuck with KDE or Gnome or Mac OSX or Window$.

As far as im concerned, LMCE is here so we can build a awesome media solution. NOT A DESKTOP PC.

Users / Re: LPT port irrigation control
« on: March 04, 2009, 06:47:38 am »
Just a thought. Is there any sort of plugin that allows control of lighting from LPT? If so can't we just mash that to do the same thing for retic? Or is there a generic device that allows switching via LPT.

Could be completely stupid but just some ideas.


Pages: [1]