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Compatible Products & Services / LinuxMCE components for sale
« on: March 29, 2008, 06:47:45 am »
Hello fellow Linux MCE'ers,
First, I did ask ddamron if this was the place to post items for sale, and he said I had the right forum. Hope that's still the case.

With that said, here's the deal:
I really got into LinuxMCE towards the end of last year and bought a bunch of equipment. Now, we've changed our financial outlook and I need to sell stuff, so this has all got to go. Many of these items have barely been used. I wanted to offer it up to the existing LinuxMCE community since I still believe in the project very much. Besides, I'd rather sell this stuff to a bunch of DIYers any day over someone who just wants to buy a system and turn it on. Any items that don't sell here will be placed on eBay.

Shipping cost is included, so keep that in mind. You can always upgrade the shipping method if you like. I'll just let you know how much extra that would be. NOTE: shipping is for the United States only. If you're in another country, let me know and I'll send you an estimate for the charges.
I accept paypal for payment.
These items are first come first serve. Just post a reply in this topic with the item# you want to buy. I'll private msg the first person to say they want the item to arrange shipping and payment. I'll change the status to SOLD in the table when an item has SOLD.

Lastly, I've tried to be as descriptive and fair-priced as possible, but feel free to ask questions....just make sure you mention the item#.

Item #Item NameDescriptionBought ForSelling PriceShipping TypeStatus
1LinuxMCE ServerASUS M2NPV-VM AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6150 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
      Firewire adapter
      Composite Video adapter (red, green, blue)

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor 2.6GHz Socket AM2 89W Dual-Core Processor
A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) RAM
3Ware 7506-4LP RAID Card:
4x Hot-Swap IDE Hard Drive Trays (no hard drives)
Floppy Drive
Combo CD-burner/DVD player drive
simple tower computer case
power supply

NOTE: I am not including IDE drives for the RAID. I had several drives fail on me, and I don't want to risk sending out drives that don't work. The card still works great, as do the enclosures. I will also format the 160GB harddrive before sending it so you can install LinuxMCE however you like.
NA$450.00UPS GroundFor Sale
2HD TV CardAirStar-HD5000AV-PCI  OTA HDTV PCI CARDNA$75.00USPS PriorityFor Sale
3Standard TV CardHauppage WinTV PVR-250NA$130.00USPS PriorityFor Sale
4DVD ChangerDVD Changer VAIO XL1B3 Changer/Recorder: Bought November 07 and still has original box. This unit is barely used and functions perfectly:
$199.00$185.00UPS Ground
5IR TransmitterGlobal Cache GC-100:$160.00$150.00USPS Priority
6LinuxMCE RemoteFiire Remote:
$150.00$130.00USPS PrioritySOLD
7Keyboard/MouseWireless RF Keyboard w/ built-in mouse: This keyboard has a built in joystick mouse and functions great. Great for keeping under the couch for when you need it.NA$35.00USPS PriorityFor Sale
8RemoteATI Remote Wonder w/ receiverNA$10.00USPS PriorityFor Sale
9RemoteStreamZap Remote w/ receiver works great with knoppmyth. Not sure about linuxMCE:$30.00USPS PriorityFor Sale

Users / Slimserver software needs update
« on: November 06, 2007, 08:29:19 pm »
Can this be put into the 0710 release?

Currently with 0704, Slimserver 6.2.2 is installed. The latest version on slim devices website is 6.5.4
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6.2.2 has an annoying bug that forces the squeezebox to do a firmware update whenever you switch from slimserver to squeezenetwork (where you can access pandora stations and other goodies.)

I've read on the forums that you should upgrade packages with apt once linuxmce is installed so I'm not sure of the best route to take.

Seems like the easiest thing would be to just upgrade slimserver in 0710 to be the latest version 6.5.4

Hope this helps,

Users / Is anyone really using X10 successfully?
« on: October 21, 2007, 02:40:27 am »
I'm baffled. I've been working on my linuxmce setup for a solid week now, and I cannot successfully get X10 working. I'm so happy with my setup, but I NEED to start getting my CM11a to work. Here's a little info on my system:
CORE - recommended hardware from the video page (
Generic PC as MD - working fine as a diskless MD
GC100 - to control the TV and receiver
DVD Jukebox - for my video library
Fiire Chief remote

I currently have a CM11a plugged via a USB->serial device to my Core.
*Note: I have installed heyu and I'm able to control X10 <so I know the CM11a is functioning properly>

The CM11a is a child of the core and it's port is set to pci:0000....(the port that appeared when I plugged in the USB->serial adapter
When I add lights as children of the CM11a, they always show as NOT registered. (even after I have reloaded DCErouter)
My test light has A3 in the Port/Channel Number field

The CM11a seems unresponsive to any commands I fire it's way, and I have checked the log for the CM11a.

I am thinking that the problem has to do with linuxmce getting screwed up with X10 RF commands (that are sent from motion sensors or palmpad remotes) See
That site has a good workaround, but I have no idea how to implement his suggestion. Regardless, even when I make sure no RF signals are sent, the CM11a won't control my lights.

For reference, here are the links that I have been using to try and figure this out and their status:

I hope those links are helpful to someone.

My ultimate goal is to have the CM11a reliably sending commands to my X10 devices, and not getting screwed up when I use RF remotes to control the lights (the wife uses our light remotes all the time)

Looking to the future, I think linuxmce could utilize all of the work that's been done with the heyu application to really implement some sweet X10 support.
heyu supports the following (all of which I think linuxmce should support)
W800RF32 listening - This allows X10 security window/door sensors to trigger events
X10 receiving AND sending - so complex scenarios can be triggered based on motion can function.

So, let's get this X10 support working guys! :)  I'd be more than willing to contribute cash if that's what it takes. LinuxMCE has blown me away when it comes to distributing media, and I think strong X10 support could really increase the projects visibility.

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