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Users / New generation samsung tvs and linux
« on: June 22, 2009, 03:51:39 pm »
ok.. this is going to be a challenge for linux gurus out there....

i have been doing some search (if not research) on internet out there about new generation Samsung televisions.. The new LED and LCD tvs have powerful ARM processors, RJ45 connections or wifi usb connections with some builtin flash memory for os.. and found some confirmation(from the user manuals) that these TVs use Linux, busybox and binutils under GPL and Glibc libusb and SDL under LGPL and libssl under its own..

after some more search found some speculations that it uses STLinux or uClinux and few people said samsung has its own uClinux for ARM.. so did some search on these and found the following links:

1. Source code for some of the TVs can be downloaded here:
2. Samsungs own version or ARM uClinux here:
3. STLinux here:
4. Also extract from the manual: "This product uses some software programs which are distributed under the GPL/LGPL license. Accordingly, the following GPL and LGPL software source codes that have been used in this product can be provided after asking to"

now the question is, with the capabilities that tv is already geared to do.. can some gurus make a MCE version of linux for these TVs so that we can forget the media directors all together?

I know, I can do it, if i were only a linux guru :( I know its not an easy task.. but atleast.. I would try.. :)

Users / .... any body tried this?
« on: June 03, 2009, 03:56:52 pm »

Just found this.. was curious if anyone tried it..


Users / two question on setting up internal network..
« on: April 23, 2009, 05:37:13 pm »
1. should the internal network's cat5 cable be plugged into internal network's switch's wan port or a lan port?
2. is there any wiki on what config needs to be done on a router to work as a switch.. for example disable to dhcp.. etc..


Users / which DVD to download? - Installed but no display.. :(
« on: April 18, 2009, 03:57:54 pm »

I have AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750+ processor and Asus AM2+ Mobo..

so should i download i386 version or AMD64 version to install.. ?


Users / zyxel's DMA1100P as MD
« on: April 16, 2009, 04:40:07 pm »
Anybody got a chance to look inside this box? From the specifications it looks like this box runs uCLinux, and got a sigmatel chipset and impressively got HomePlug built-in, and HDMI can do upto 1080i in a very small box.. ;)

probably some gurus can shed some light to be able to use this as a MD..



Users / Opera CAS-214 case
« on: April 16, 2009, 10:50:47 am »
All, as some of you know I have just started my LMCE project.. and the first few parts came in.. one of them is Opera CAS-214 multimedia case with 500w psu..

one wierd thing about this unit is the placement of 5.25" bays and the method to fit the drives in there.. the problem I hit with fitting LG's DVD drive is that it wont fit with the two plastic holders of the bay.. i could fit the 160GB primary harddrive with 5.25" adapater into one of the bays.. but struggling to fit DVD drive.. and there is no manual either.. :(

if anybody has this one.. could you please help me..

Users / Power failure or PSTN failure
« on: April 15, 2009, 11:18:58 am »
All, one main important ingredient for a security system is to function when there is a power failure (deliberately or naturally) and communicate that info using PSTN line or GSM line..

Anybody did any permutations as to what happens or what should happen when power and pstn line has been cut deliberately or by a natural disaster..

any help appreciated..


Users / PSTN Integration
« on: April 15, 2009, 11:13:32 am »
Can anybody please guide me how to integrate PSTN network into LMCE? I have seen many links which talk about integrating IP phones but not PSTN..


Users / Question to the guys in UK
« on: April 14, 2009, 06:13:05 pm »
Guys, I heard from a friend that a company in MK makes fanless slim line PCs, that I can use as MD's. Does anyone know the name of the company?


Users / Z-wave UK
« on: April 14, 2009, 02:45:38 pm »
Hi all, anybody know where to buy z-wave sensors and stuff for cheap.. i have looked into some shops but they are so costly, that i can build another house in that cost.. :(

cant even buy from US because the frequency is different in Europe.. :(

if not z-wave, are there any other cheap options?


Users / Thin client as MD
« on: April 14, 2009, 02:13:29 pm »
Hi there.. anybody using WYSE or HP thin clients as MD's.. I dont need HDMI or SPDIF for one of my room, so was thinking of using a thin client with vga+stereo...

the models i seen have about 64mb or 128mb ram with geode processors.. are they any good?


Users / Tricklestar USB or Seluxit viaSens 100
« on: April 09, 2009, 04:35:47 pm »

I have almost ordered components for my new LMCE core.. now to security and Lighting module..

problem is that i cant buy z-wave stuff from US because they use different freq.. and confusion is that there aren't many products in the europe.. so to start my confusion with, which of the USB adapters should i buy.. Tricklestar or seluxit.. what is the range on those.. my core will be sitting in the corner of 1st floor or 3 storied home.. ofcourse there will be few repeaters but i need to know which one will perform better thru walls etc...

also anybody know if HomeSeer multi sensors are available for and in UK/Europe?



is this model any good?

my purpose is to integrate DVB-T for now.. DVB-S for near future (i.e. when i get a new dish) and also be able to integrate my third party set top box into the system (SKY Set top BOX)..

please advice?


Users / Advantages of using IDE Flash drives?
« on: April 08, 2009, 05:33:37 pm »
Hi all... is there any advantage using IDE flash drives and installing LMCE there.. if so what capacity should i go for 1gb, 2gb??? also what folders should be installed onto the ide drive..


Users / New Bee Here.. want to setup LMCE..
« on: April 08, 2009, 02:41:07 pm »
Hello LMCE Gurus,

I have been thinking of automate my home for some time now.. Now I am starting to put it to plan.. my plan is to build the core first.. automate security(Z-wave), lighting(Z-wave), media(powerline), telephony(asterix) one by one in order..

for the starter.. I am planning to build my Hybrid Core which will sit in first floor home cinema room with the following config.. please help me if i am missing anything.. (Please note I am from UK)

Black Opera ATX Desktop Case 500W PSU (20+4 pin)2x 5.25bays, 2x3.25bays, 3fans, 7expansion slots, 2x front usb and front av ports
Asus M4N78 Pro ATX, AM2+, NVIDIA GeForce 8300, Hybrid SLI, 3 x PCI (32 bit), 1 x PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 2 x PCI-E x1, 6x SATA 3gbps, 8USB, HDMI, SPDIF, RAID, 1x IDE
AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750+2.7GHz 2Core, 128KBx2 L1, 512KBx2 L2, 1MBx2 L3
Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro V292mm vertical cooler
Corsair TwinX DDR2 XMS2 2GBx21066FSB
500 GB Maxtor STM3500320AS DiamondMax 22 x232MB Buffer, 8.5ms, 2 discs will be on RAID
Optiarc AD-7200S-0D 20x DVDRWDVD dual layer writer

This will be the basic core.. PCIs & USBs will be added as the installation progress..
Also I wanted to use 2GB or 4GB IDE Flash drive to install my OS on to.. but not sure if that is a good idea or not..

please let me know your views, ideas and suggestions..


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