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Feature requests & roadmap / Android@Home - something to watch
« on: May 12, 2011, 09:49:26 pm »

I'm not a developer, just thought I'd bring this to your attention.  I think a Google-backed home automation system has more potential for adoption than any of the existing platforms, so if LinuxMCE could take advantage of it... just something to keep an eye on.

Feature requests & roadmap / iTunes DJ and AirPlay equivalent
« on: September 02, 2010, 05:01:31 am »
Alright, so while it doesn't really fit in with the way LinuxMCE works now, this IMO would be a very cool thing to have.

iTunes DJ is a feature that allows guests to view the iTunes library of the host, request songs to be added to the playlist, and vote for songs others have requested.

AirPlay allows anyone with a compatible device to start streaming video from their device to an Apple TV by simply pressing a button during playback.

The question is... would there be any feasible way to implement similar features into LinuxMCE?

Installation issues / Black screen on netbooted MD
« on: July 30, 2010, 01:43:07 am »
Alright, so I'm trying to netboot my desktop PC as a Media Director just to test it out.  I have successfully gotten it to run as a Core in the past, but this time around it gets to the screen where it shows my IP, MAC, etc. and the screen goes black.  I can get it to return to that screen by playing around with the number keys (pressing 2 gives me a "signal not supported" message on my monitor so I figure it's gotten to the setup wizard).  I'm using a DVI monitor.  Athlon 64x2 processor, GeForce 8500GT, 4 GB RAM, don't know the motherboard since I built this thing years ago (though I can try to figure that out if necessary).  So, uhm, if anyone could possibly help, that would be great.

On a related note, does anyone know what the ideal parts to build a MD with are at the moment?  So I don't run into too many problems...

Users / Moxi and MEC MDs?
« on: July 29, 2010, 04:24:59 am »
This is something I haven't heard about at all.  I'm relatively new to LinuxMCE (well, I've been playing around with it for a while, but I never was able to get a mostly working installation up and running until now).  So I was just curious as to what these Moxi and MEC options are that I'm seeing in the New MD page.  I mean, I looked up Moxi, and all I can gather about it is that it's a proprietary Linux-based DVR... so my question is... how is it used by LinuxMCE?

Oh and MEC?  Haven't found anything on that yet.  Forum search and wiki search find nothing, so... yeah.

Users / Headless core without graphical setup on first boot?
« on: July 20, 2010, 06:47:31 am »
Just wondering if there's a way to run the Core on a headless server without first requiring graphical setup.  I have a rack-mounted server that I'm not using that I feel would be perfect for the job... but it doesn't have a graphics card and adding one would be a real pain.  Is there any way to go about doing this at this point?

Also, a little note here... I could try using the onboard graphics to start with, but... ehh... didn't work too well last time I tried it.

Installation issues / Problems on every installation attempt...
« on: September 04, 2009, 10:06:38 pm »
Alright, so let me get this out of the way.  I'm a LinuxMCE newb, and I don't know my way around the Linux command line.  When I don't have to resort to the command line, I can do fine.  Alright, so I can do basic stuff with the command line, which is what the installation of LinuxMCE 8.10 appears to be.  The problem is... I just can't get it working.

My first attempt yesterday was in a VirtualBox VM. I got it up and running, but the networking didn't work and it was just too slow to be used as my Core (which I completely expected).  The second install was on a new partition on my new hard drive.  I got this up and running as well, but the first time I rebooted it after I got LinuxMCE set up it hung at "Installnewdevice is running".

My third attempt was the one I have now.  I installed the Nvidia restricted driver (177) because it was a pain going through the AVwizard without it (none of the resolutions that were available actually worked well), but the installation appeared to fail (core system could not be installed or something).  I didn't really expect it to boot, and, well... it didn't.  It stopped the NTP server, started it, and hung there.

So what am I doing wrong here?  If anyone could help out, that would be greatly appreciated.  If I install the Nvidia driver before the installation, will it work?  I really don't want to go through that AVwizard again without it, but if I must...

Also, how much is being downloaded for each of these attempts?  I think I've been getting close to Comcast's 250 GB download cap with all the downloading I've done this month... and I really don't want to go over.

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