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Marketplace / WebDT 360 and accessories for sale
« on: December 05, 2012, 04:44:52 pm »
This is the red DT 360.  Hardware details / pictures available from Amazon (prices listed there are ridiculous, though...):

Included accessories:
- Charger
- Metal charging stand
- Stylus, attached by string
- Internal and external batteries
- Rubber grips
- USB WiFi adapter (internal WiFi is there, but didn't work easily with Debian)
- Flashed with Debian, running Orbiter image from a while back
- Original Windows CE DD image on CD, if you want it

PM me with offers.  Located near Boston, MA, USA.

Users / broken package dependency: mediatomb, linux-igd
« on: October 07, 2010, 03:42:47 pm »
Anyone else seeing this on apt-get install lmce-mediatomb?  it is held back on upgrade and dist-upgrade.
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The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  lmce-mediatomb: PreDepends: lmce-linux-igd but it is not installable
E: Broken packages

Users / DCERouter crashing, MythTV errors...
« on: October 01, 2010, 09:51:28 pm »
DCERouter keeps crashing...  It will not fully start - it crashes after about 5-15 seconds after being spawned, then it dies and is spawned again.  This repeats for a while, until the 200 crash limit is hit, then it stops.  The last thing before it crashes is a bunch of MythTV and some MediaAttribute errors.  Here's the last 100 lines:

I am up to date with the latest LinuxMCE packages.  Here's the myth version:
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j@dcerouter:/var/log/pluto$ mythbackend --version
Please attach all output as a file in bug reports.
MythTV Version   : 22961M
MythTV Branch    : tags/release-0-23
Network Protocol : 56
Library API      : 0.23.20100429-1
QT Version       : 4.4.3
Options compiled in:
 linux release using_oss using_alsa using_pulse using_jack using_pulseoutput using_backend using_directfb using_dvb using_firewire using_frontend using_glx_proc_addr_arb using_hdhomerun using_hdpvr using_iptv using_ivtv using_joystick_menu using_libfftw3 using_lirc using_mheg using_opengl_video using_opengl_vsync using_qtdbus using_qtwebkit using_v4l using_x11 using_xrandr using_xv using_xvmc using_xvmc_vld using_xvmcw using_bindings_perl using_bindings_python using_opengl using_vdpau using_ffmpeg_threads using_libavc_5_3 using_live using_mheg

Any thoughts on what the issue is?

Feature requests & roadmap / Sony Playstation 3
« on: December 29, 2009, 07:23:34 pm »
I got a PS3 for Christmas - it is pretty sweet.  Now, I want to make LinuxMCE control it - mostly for BluRay playback and power control.  Has anyone else thought about doing this?

There is no IR receiver on the PS3 (what a shame...) - all communication is done via Bluetooth.  There is a bluetooth remote with 51 buttons ( ) that covers all the important functionality.  Since there's no easy way for LinuxMCE to talk Bluetooth for device control (that I know of), I started looking for ways to control it with IR.  There are some pretty good solutions to turn IR signals into PS3 Bluetooth commands or to add an IR receiver to the PS3's USB ports (these look the most promising: ).

There are a few issues:
1) Controlling the power state of the PS3 is tricky - there are not discrete On and Off commands.  Any button pushed on the controller/remote turns the device on.  There is no "Off" button on the remote - you have to access that via the menus.  These issues are both handled by Shmartz's model 500.  The model 1000 also watches the power state to give you discrete On/Off control.
2) The PS3 has a lot more functionality than movie watching, which means we have some setup work to do before the movie plays. I'm not sure where that setup work fits.
3) The PS3 starts playback immediately when a disc is inserted.  How do we know to bypass the setup work from point 2 in this case?
4) There are 51 buttons on the PS3's remote.  A lot of them don't fit into standard LinuxMCE commands or on to the usual LinuxMCE orbiter remote screens.  Do we have any devices with custom remote screens?  I'd assume that maintaining custom remote screens would be quite a pain, and should be avoided.

If anyone has any comments, other concerns that I have missed, or experience with this issue - I'm all ears.  I will probably buy the Shmartz 1000 and see what I can do with it sometime around the end of January.

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