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Users / Reconsidering Linuxmce
« on: May 19, 2009, 07:59:03 am »

Now that the kernel for linuxmce is more stable and I have a core2 duo to spare I'm reconsidering Linuxmce again. I have a few question below, but I will describe my setup below to give you an idea of what I'm doing and a simple diagram of my setup

I have a Micasaverde Vera so I'm excited about dce communication.

For Zwave I Have: Wayne Dalton Z-Wave Thermostat, Appliance controller for Fan in my server room, 3-In-1 Multi-sensor (Turns on Fan when temp on the gets to high and detects motion and brightness)
For X10 I Have: Tons of Motion Sensors, Light Switches/Dimmers, Appliance Modules,Lamp Modules and other Stuff
Security: DSC 5401 for DSC 832 Security Sensor, X10 Motion Sensors, Zwave Motion Sensor, Analog, Composite Security Camera, Wifi Video Cameras, Dedicated Modulated Security Channel
Media: 2 TB of Movies, Music, and Recorded TV, Roku Media Player, Logitech Squeezecenter, Firefly Media Server on the Nas
Tuners: Hauppauge PVR-350,Hdhomerun, 2 Hauppauge HVR-1600s, 2 Pinnacle HD Pro Sticks, 3 Pinnacle 800e PCI Tuners, Motorola DCT-3416 via firewire,Moto DCP501 Tuner controlled via serial (always modulated to Channel 122, pvr-350 tuned to channel 122 and serial controlled to change channel on tuner via mythtv)   

Storage: 2TB Promise Nas
Possible Core:   Former Master Backend
Possible Media Directors:  Slave Backends/Front End #2,#3

Questions that I know have:

*Can I have text to speech(incoming calls/announcements) pause media directors/squeezeboxes playing, finish announcement, resume playing music?
*Can I accept voip calls over a bluetooth headset?
*Can I accept voip calls on a orbiter/voip phone and have sound piped to rooms and speakers of my choice? Also can other rooms/microphones/media directors/orbiters/voip phones conferenced in?
*Voip video chat over media directors with cameras?
*Can I import my current mythtv recording database? I don't care about the tuners, I can always readd them in the order and priority that I want.  I will mount my nas via nfs to access all the recorded tv shows.
*Is Linuxmce capable of all the conditions (date/time/dawn/dusk), and conditions I currently have in misterhouse? Like turning X10 controlled Christmas lights on after thanksgiving and before new years eve, and lights on/off at dusk.
*Can I turn off dhcp on the core, mount pxe images on my linksys router running dhcp via a nfs share on the core?  and then manaully configure the wifi cams, orbiters, squeezeboxes, hdhomerun?
Reason being. I've had one of the nics on the core conk out and I lost access to my entire lan.
*Remote access to the core from the outside?
*Has the firewall page on the core been updated?  It was very difficult to setup before
*Can you run on just one NIC instead of 2?

The setup that I dreamed of was this:
*Music, tv, movies always follow me with bluetooth or rfid proximity detection.
*I could take phone calls from anywhere. Music and movies would pause if a vip call my cell or one of the voip lines and simultaneously announce who the caller was.  If not a vip have the callerid overlayed on a mythtv live or recorded show or over a movie/video being watched on one of the media directors.
*When someone rang the doorbell; I could get a Picture in picture display of who was at the door and possibly speak to them if I chose to thru mic/speakers or an outdoor voip phone.
*Take the headache from visitors trying to figure out how to Switch inputs on my tv via my universal remote and watch live tv on a free tuner and not change the channels of the Comcast Box while it is recording.
*Queue up movies, kids tv, and select kids movies on the Roku players for my nephews to keep them occupied.

I can almost do what I need to do via mythtv, misterhouse, vera, and Squeezecenter except the text to speech announcements.  I can do partial whole house audio and video via the DCP501 because its  a dvd player, FM Radio, and Cable Tuner all in one.  Motorola would make a killing if they made a current hd model.

Feature requests & roadmap / Livedvd/livecd for Linuxmce 804
« on: April 11, 2008, 02:09:45 am »
Do you know if it will be possible to build a livedvd or livecd to test drivers (video, audio, automation, capture cards, network) and other software/hardware related issues without a full install?

Users / Weird dhcp/routing issue
« on: March 07, 2008, 08:29:49 pm »
I lost all internal communication to the outside world this morning about 3 AM.  I thought this was strange because I could ping with no problem.  I discovered that something was up with routing on the internal network card.  It's been working fine for about 2 weeks and suddenly it's not working.
I'm setup as this
Cable modem
Wireless Router
External NIC
Internal NIC

Internal network gets
External network get

Running tcpdump from the router I see very little traffic coming from other than ntp traffic to and arp requests from the router

I see tons of traffic from all of my computers with in the 192.168.80. subnet sending traffic directly to the router which it should not be doing

Nothing is coming directly from or

Shouldn't dhcp issue the default gateway of instead of

Also shouldn't I be able to connect to connect via ssh from the router to the core if I have port 22 open on iptables?

Users / Dealing with cdc_acm usb devices
« on: March 06, 2008, 05:41:35 am »
How do I get linuxmce to deal with usb serial devices that register as  ttyACM0 and ttyACM0 instead of ttyUSBx?

[   49.480200] usbcore: registered new interface driver libusual
[   49.480363] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial
[   49.480387] /build/buildd/linux-source-2.6.22-2.6.22/drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial support registered for generic
[   49.480446] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial_generic
[   49.480448] /build/buildd/linux-source-2.6.22-2.6.22/drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial Driver core
[   49.480686] /build/buildd/linux-source-2.6.22-2.6.22/drivers/usb/class/cdc-acm.c: This device cannot do calls on its own. It is no modem.
[   49.480700] cdc_acm 1-4.2:1.0: ttyACM0: USB ACM device
[   49.481949] /build/buildd/linux-source-2.6.22-2.6.22/drivers/usb/class/cdc-acm.c: This device cannot do calls on its own. It is no modem.
[   49.481962] cdc_acm 1-4.1.4:1.0: ttyACM1: USB ACM device
[   49.482867] usbcore: registered new interface driver cdc_acm
[   49.482870] /build/buildd/linux-source-2.6.22-2.6.22/drivers/usb/class/cdc-acm.c: v0.25:USB Abstract Control Model driver for USB modems and ISDN adapters

[   49.585660] usb 1-4.4: FTDI USB Serial Device converter now attached to ttyUS

Users / Importing Mythtv Recordings
« on: December 06, 2007, 11:32:38 pm »
Will I be able to import old Mythtv recordings and recordings database from an old server to linuxmce?

Users / Multiple Tuners
« on: December 01, 2007, 05:32:38 am »
I have a problem now with Fedora that I hope does not carry over to Linuxmce.  I have a Hauppage PVR-350 as well as a 4-Channel PCI Capture Card.  Sometimes on reboot it gets remapped to /dev/video0  instead of /dev/video1 that Zoneminder is setup to use.

Does lmce use the bus address to prevent multiple tuner cards from taking it's spot on reboot or the same v4l mappings?

Feature requests & roadmap / W800RF/RFXCOMM Integration
« on: November 20, 2007, 06:40:15 am »
It would be great if LMCE could use the W800RF for X10 RF and/or the RFXCOMM that can listen in on X100, Oregon Scientific, Visonic, KlikOn-KlikOff, ELRO, NEXA, Domia Lite,  ATI Remote Wonder, RFXSensor, RFXPower, RFXMeter devices.

Users / Media Directors and distributed apps
« on: November 16, 2007, 09:15:47 pm »
I was wondering if it were possible for the media directors to run other tasks like setiathome and foldingathome while idle.

I currently have mythtv setup essentially like a core in a closet running as the master backend with a pvr-350 and a hdhomerun, 2 asus pundits running as mythfrontends/slave backend, as well as a desktop running at a slave backend/frontend.  Will I have to sacrifice their ability to run these distributed as if I have them running as netbooted media directors?

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