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Users / How to install and configure apt-cacher-ng manually
« on: August 25, 2009, 10:18:33 pm »

As you might have noticed there is now a apt cache functionality in our alpha to offload your internet connection when doing several updates.
Like when you update your core and later all MDs packages will only be downloaded once.
However it is not automatically installed unless you do a new installation.

For those of you that already have a working 0810 alpha alpha installed you can use this script.
The script below will install apt-cacher-ng on your core.
Then configure all your MDs to use the cache.

I have only tested my script once and it work on my core.

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echo "installing apt-cacher-ng"
apt-get update
apt-get -y install apt-cacher-ng

echo "Configure your core to use apt-cacher-ng as apt proxy."
echo 'Acquire::http { Proxy "http://dcerouter:3142"; };' > /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/02proxy

echo "Configuring your MDs to use apt-cacher-ng proxy on dcerouter"
DIRLIST="$(ls -d /usr/pluto/diskless/*)"
for i in $DIRLIST; do
  if [ -e $FILE ]; then
    echo "Proxy config already exist in $FILE. Doing nothing!"
    echo "Copying 02proxy to MD located in $i."
    cp /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/02proxy $i/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/02proxy

Name it to and run it with "bash" or "./"


Users / Anyone tested hdhomerun dvb-t?
« on: June 27, 2009, 08:56:29 am »

Wondering if anyone have tested the HDHomerun unit for dvb-t.
Especially interested to know if it output a complete transport stream for tuned mux.


Users / VDR for LMCE0710 available with liveTV at your MDs
« on: October 06, 2008, 09:03:36 pm »
Hi all.

VDR for LinuxMCE 0710 is finally available.
Precompiled binaries for 32- and 64-bit is available below.

Inside the tar.gz there is a readme file with the first draft of "how to install vdr on lmce0710".
Updated install instructions will be available shortly in our wiki at,

Main focus for this version is liveTV functionality on your MDs.
  • Stability
  • Better mapping of buttons for MCE remote. See VDR wiki page.

Tests done so far indicate that it is stable but with some minor problems.
For example:
  • Don´t press ESC when watching liveTV. You´ll get a black screen and need to restart VDR on your MD.
  • One tester have reported that after watching livetv he could not watch a video without a restart of his MD.

There is still a couple of things that need to be done before everything is fully integrated.
  • Better integration with LMCE UI.
  • Support for more remote controls.

After installation.
Remember that you need to have exactly the same channels.conf file on all your machines (both core and MDs) otherwise you may get "channel not available" etc.

Please use this post to provide feedback of your experience with VDR on LMCE0710.


Hi all.

I believe a lot of people including me is waiting for the fully functional VDR that there have been a lot of talk about.
About a month ago there was some discussion and it was said that it was in testing stage and would soon be released.

When can we expect it to be released?
As it is in testing stages isn´t it better to let a more people test/evaluate to find bugs so that we can have better quality in the released version.
I think it will gain all parts involved.


Users / Users from sweden - Are there any?
« on: June 22, 2008, 09:06:23 pm »

I´m interested on getting in touch with lmce users in sweden.

What are your lmce experience/setups?
What do you use it for?
Was it easy to get started?
How much linux do you know? (newbie, seen linux before, regular linux user, advanced linux user)


Users / What is this - Connection to
« on: January 30, 2008, 11:12:05 am »
Trying to reinstall my beta3 setup sinced it crashed completely yesterday.
I´m not able to do that. After dvd is copied and rebooted.

It keep complaing about,
Cannot connect to is no avaialble at the moment. Tried with "telnet 80" from my freshly instaled hybrid.
Other websites are wokring fine so th eproblem is isolated to just

Ahh. After about 25 tries it moved on now.

But the question is still.
What data is is sent to pluto or what data is expected to be recieved?
(I know that earlier versions needed a type of installation id entered manually)


Users / Help - beta3 say "no media station installed "
« on: January 29, 2008, 08:26:10 pm »
Got my fiire remote today and installed it by shutting down my hybrid (0710 beta 3).

Did teh following steps:
1. Logged in to webamin and removed mce remote before I shut down my hybrid.
2. Connect fiire remote and dongle.
3. Boot hybrid.

To surprise it did not start the orbiter anymore.
I don´t even get the a button to manuallt start the media station from X anymore.
There is some text on launchmanager that say no media station installed.

I have not touched anything other than what I mentioned above. Have done numerous reboot during the day without problem.
Have also tried to boot hybrid without any remote attached at all. Same result.

Anyone have an idea how to solve this?
Can in reinstall just the media station part? (through deb files?

All help is appreciated.


Developers / How to compile vdr in lmce beta3?
« on: January 22, 2008, 11:41:20 am »
Hi all.

I´m trying to add some vdr modules that need to recompile vdr.
How can I do that?
Is it possible to do it without downloading and compiling the whole of LMCE?


Users / This MB as a very low power MD
« on: January 13, 2008, 04:38:47 pm »

Found this Intel/SiS based mini-itx motherboard, D201GLY.

According to this benchmark it seem to perform pretty well, even in multimedia applications at a very low power consumption (around 20W without a HD), It´s performance is a lot better than Via based platforms and it´s price is very low, at less than $70 including a celeron CPU. For mor information about performance see this,

Since I do not have a motherboard with sis integrated graphics I cannot verify how well this chipset will perform as a LMCE MD.
Anyone tried running an MD with sis graphics?
Since this graphics chip display media in an overlay window it should in theory allow us to run at least UI2 without alpha blending.

I believe (if this chipset perforam well enough) we can build a fanless MD for less than $250 including enclosure, soundcard, picoPSU, AC-adapter.

For more information about the SiS driver look at the link below,


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