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Developers / squeezelite as an alternative to squeezeslave
« on: July 16, 2014, 02:24:06 pm »
I wanted to swap out my squeezeslave instances with squeezelite as the former is no longer actively developed and also cannot handle Spotify streams.
Squeezelite is available on trusty but you have to build it yourself for precise.
I went digging to find out how to add it, packages+DT, "the right way" to LMCE.
From this effort I have a number of questions;

 - I found a git clone on the squeezelite site with additions to support building a deb package. Turns out Uplink did this work. How can this be used by Linuxmce?
 - To build this deb other packages are required - again not on precise, but available via another PPA, Can these be added with the package manager?
 - Can DTs be copied? or one based on another?

Thanks,
-Coley.

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Users / Mele F10
« on: July 30, 2013, 07:36:00 pm »
Has anyone any experience with one of these - either LMCE or Linux related?
Mele F10 3 in 1 Fly/air Mouse+wireless Keyboard+remote Control
http://amzn.com/B0092KDSQW

thanks,
-Coley.

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Developers / ZWave - qees reto shell
« on: March 08, 2013, 03:24:26 pm »
I've added two of these to my zwave network and if they work out will be adding more.
They appear fine in lmce as dimmable light switches.
These units can also support power metering.

How do I get the meter readings back to lmce?
Do I need to update the device template? or is it better to create a new one?
There were some forum posts relating to this but I don't know if it is all in place.

If work needs doing I'll get my hands dirty.

-Coley.

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Installation issues / Aeon labs minimote with ACT ZCU201
« on: March 07, 2013, 02:30:13 pm »
Got some free time last night so decided to start adding z-wave devices that have been gathering dust on my bench!
I recently got a minimote and some qees power dimmers for floor lamps plus some fibaro inserts for existing switches.
My zwave interface is a ACT ZCU201 - Am I starting from a bad place using this? I previously had this just triggering some lighting at sunset with no issues.

Firstly reset the interface and did a router reload - just left with the ACT device as Node 1.
Next added the minimote, issued "add node" via webadmin and "Learn" button on minimote - all good, new controller appears.
Next try to add first qees power - triple click and led blinks blue - press include on minimote - no go :(
According to the minimote manual, secondary controllers cannot include devices. Am I missing something obvious here?
I thought a Secondary controller/Inclusion controller was one and the same?

Is this down to the fact that there is no SIS support on the ZCU201?

thanks,
-Coley.





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Developers / Raspberry Pi builder
« on: July 24, 2012, 01:52:45 pm »
Picking up the discussion from here http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php/topic,12147.msg90780.html#msg90780
and Thom's suggestion http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php/topic,12689.msg90909.html#msg90909
What do I need to start running and breaking ;)
I'm assuming the database changes need to happen first to allow the builder scripts to operate correctly?

-Coley.

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Developers / Raspberry Pi omxplayer device
« on: July 16, 2012, 01:53:57 pm »
following on from this post in qOrbiter on Pi discussion:
http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php/topic,12606.msg90675.html#msg90675
lets keep discussions on new player device here.

Details on player http://elinux.org/Omxplayer

-Coley.

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Developers / qOrbiter gets some Pi
« on: June 03, 2012, 01:34:43 am »
I've been trying to get qOrbiter ported to the Raspberry Pi.
I've made some progress and you can follow it on the wiki: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/RaspberryPi
If you have comment, suggestions or advice please post.

Be aware this is prototyping so progress could be forwards as well as backwards :)

-Coley.

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Developers / Qt Air Cursor
« on: May 22, 2012, 12:22:13 pm »
Came across this https://github.com/nemein/Qt_AirCursor not a lot there yet but might be a nice fit with qOrbiter if/when it is released....

-Coley.

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Users / Mount madness ...
« on: February 01, 2012, 02:00:23 pm »
I'm running 10.04 and have a NAS connected with one nfs share for lmce.
This share is set up to use lmce dir structure.
After some initial permissions issues I can access all media as desired but, I have 160!!! mount points to it.
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192.168.80.221:/c/lmce on /tmp/StorageDevices_StatusRadar.temp.mount.qExlFZFTc type nfs (rw,relatime,vers=3,rsize=131072,wsize=131072,namlen=255,hard,proto=tcp,timeo=600,retrans=2,sec=sys,mountaddr=192.168.80.221,mountvers=3,mountproto=tcp,addr=192.168.80.221)
All of the above form, the random string i.e. mount.xxxxxxxx is all that differs

what's going on?

-Coley.

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Developers / make_package.sh
« on: November 18, 2011, 03:40:50 pm »
My 8.10 setup imploded after the pollution of the sources.list and hasty upgrade!
So I've made the move to 10.04 and am gradually getting back to where I was.

I tried running make_package.sh in one of the packages in the src tree and I'm getting two errors:
"_Package_template" is missing so a cp command fails.
and "propagate.pl" is also missing so this also fails.

I've searched under my src tree and cannot find either - what am I missing?

thanks,
-Coley.

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Developers / svn server version
« on: November 15, 2011, 12:46:58 pm »
I checked out latest 10.04 branch and downloaded 9.6Gig of data. This must give the server some hammering each time someone does a complete new checkout. I looked at reducing what to checkout, "extra" looked like a good canditate at a hefty 5.1G.
I know I could just do src but I had a look at the sparse checkout feature in >1.5 svn.
The following set of commands looked like they should work:
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$ svn co http://svn.linuxmce.org/svn/branches/LinuxMCE-1004/ linuxmce --depth immediates
$ svn up --set-depth exclude linuxmce/extra
$ svn up --set-depth infinity linuxmce/*
But the first command looked like it was taking as long as before and no traffic saving!
Turns out if the svn server doesn't know about these new features the filtering is done on the client side, so all the data is transferred and then ignored.

I know there is never a good time to update an svn server but would it be worth considering? Download traffic being the big saving.

-Coley.


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Users / vitrum/think simple zwave range of switches
« on: May 31, 2011, 12:17:11 pm »
These look very slick - http://www.vitrum.com/ if a bit on the pricey side, and don't seem to ship outside Italy yet. Assume they will as they advertise EU and BS standards for pattress boxes.
Has anyone seen these in the real world? or had any experience with them?

-Coley.

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Developers / Dusky Sky Controller
« on: March 31, 2011, 04:58:53 pm »
A quick search of the forums returns quite a few hits on the dusky sky controller.
There seems to be numerous starts at getting it integrated - but I don't see any templates/devices having been completed.

What is done/not done?
What is the best approach for integration?

I'd like to get this PnP and am willing to do the legwork to achieve this.

-Coley.

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Developers / [SOLVED] IPv6 and bind
« on: March 30, 2011, 02:00:20 pm »
I don't know if this bug has hit anyone but I noticed dmesg spitting out a lot of the following msgs for a few different pids
requested_mask="::r" denied_mask="::r" fsuid=114 name="/proc/7552/net/if_inet6" pid=7554 profile="/usr/sbin/named"
I did a bit of digging and found the following bug
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bind9/+bug/289060
According to the status won't be fixed for 8.10 as it is EOL.
It seems to only bite if IPv6 enabled.

I'll need to chk later if my system is behaving itself.

If this fix is necessary - how can it be added if the fix isn't being applied for this distro? looks like 10.04 should have this fixed.

-Coley.


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Installation issues / what is the purpose of FK_Installation=1
« on: March 29, 2011, 01:26:53 pm »
A bit of background first
I've had a recurring problem with a stray "eth0" appearing in some system files and screwing up my installation.
I can hand edit it out and restart the various services affected and get going again. I could never track down what was causing it.
I've just been able to get it to happen, and see why - When I'd hit update on the Network Settings in the Webadmin it would break.

When the script behind the update button populates its needed variables it gets the info from the dB running the following query
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SELECT IK_DeviceData FROM Device_DeviceData WHERE FK_DeviceData=32trouble is this gets two records, which causes the parsing of fields to fail, with two different FK_installation IDs, 1 and 1000490. Further checking in the pluto_main db reveals a few records with an FK_Installation of 1.

Now my queries:
Where did this set of records for an Installation of 1 come from?
Can I safely remove them from the db? or at least the offending FK_DeviceData=32?

thx
-Coley.

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