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Users / Re: Changing or adding pics in place of flickr pics
« on: October 08, 2007, 11:48:02 pm »
I see that some folks are having their pictures show up.  Great!

I am back at work; I did check where I put the photos ...I put the photos in /home/flickr/2007.  I think that this is a symlink to /home/public/data/pictures.


Users / Re: Changing or adding pics in place of flickr pics
« on: October 08, 2007, 07:23:53 pm »
Hmmmm... followed the instructions on the wiki page and added the file association etc to a few sample JPG images (all .JPG) in the flickr/2007/ folder via the web admin. Did a reload, and I now get a blank black screen that fades to white, pauses, and then back to black again. Its almost like it can't load the images at all? Am I doing something wrong? I've disabled the script and deleted all the sub folders and their images from the 2007 folder...

Wow, I am sorry that folks are having problems.  I am at work right now.  When I go home for lunch, I will double check my settings and report back in.  But , I really didn't do much of anything.  And, yes, I have my own pictures showing up.


Users / Re: Changing or adding pics in place of flickr pics
« on: October 01, 2007, 11:43:55 pm »
thanks for posting these instructions, this is almost what i wanted to do,

I was wondering though, can I just add my photos to the flickr directory and then them appear intermingled with the flickr ones? might give it a go a see what happens

Yes, you can intermingle your photos with the downloaded photos.  I have done this.  I loaded 15 or so photos from my digital camera under the 2007 folder.   At first, I left some of the photos that the flickr script pulled but, over time,  I have replaced them with my own selections.  I logged in to MY flickr account, did a search on photos with a tag of landscape, downloaded what I liked, copied them to the 2007 folder.

Sorry that I was not more specific about where is located. I didn't remember exact directory locations (I am at work!)

Users / Re: Changing or adding pics in place of flickr pics
« on: October 01, 2007, 08:34:19 pm »
I was wondering is there a way to change the pic feed from flickr to my own pics? I tried copying my pics to the public data picture folder but I still cannot get any to come up with my pics in place of some of the flickr images. I can pull them up if I go to view my pics through LMCE when I go to the pictures menu.

Sheesh... Someone should have told me it was hard to do... because I put my photos on no problem.  ;D

First, I moved the to  Too many of the photos were just not appropriate for my 4 year old grand-daughter... plus I didn't care to see various people sitting on the commode.  So, by moving the out of the way, it will not overwrite what I do.

Next, I went to the directory where all the photos are stored by month... just under the 2007 year folder.  I removed everything below the 2007 folder rm -rf *.   Then I put my photos there, under the 2007 folder.  A few minutes later they showed up as wallpaper.  I didn't size/resize the photos... just used as they came out of my digital camera.  That's it.  It works.

Compatible Products & Services / Re: LinuxMCE Min. Requirements
« on: September 17, 2007, 10:33:11 pm »
I installed LMCE on my old computer this last weekend... AMD 1300Mhz, 756meg ram, 250 Gig PATA hard drive, Nvidia 6800 video card, Haup 250 TV card.    Installing was slow...slow...slow.  Took about 3 1/2 hours to install everything (I used the two CD install and not the DVD install).  Now that it is running, performance is okay.  Audio files play just fine, I can rip my DVDs to disk.. that takes about 25 minutes.  I can watch the ripped DVDs no problem.  I can watch live TV and record TV.  So, the install was slow but actual use if very useable.  I am mildly impressed that such a low spec computer can work as a core machine and as a media director.


Users / Re: Local Boot media Diectors
« on: September 13, 2007, 07:07:00 pm »
Yes, there is a way
If you allready have a core make sure the network is connected to the new install and install in the normal fashion.
It will tell you that there is allready a core and that the house only really needs one core and suggest you only install the MD part.

(but you will need a core on the network though)

 Typically, the MD will get its IP and boot image from the core, correct?  How well does the core and the MD handle this situation of only needing  the IP and not the boot image?

I find this option very interesting.  I have been experimenting at home with LMCE for about two months now. I have two computers that have SATA drives and two older computers that hava PATA drives.   I always had stability problems if I mixed SATA and PATA either on the core or on any MD.  It has worked better as ALL SATA or ALL PATA on all devices. Perhaps, if I used the not-network-booting option I could use one of my PATA computers with the SATA core without the stability problems.


Users / Re: Seriously..
« on: August 28, 2007, 06:52:11 pm »
>>With lmce the PXE booted MD is handling all the processing in its local processor/memory and not in the Core. In essence the Core is acting
 >>like a local hard drive to the MD... it just has less performance.

Thank you for correcting me.  I ASSUMED that lmce was using the Linux Terminal Server Project  LTSP.  Because of this assumtion, my advice about the amount of ram needed for the "thin client" is, of course, not valid. 


Users / Re: Seriously..
« on: August 27, 2007, 09:02:19 pm »
Just a quick question,

Will 256 mb of ram will be ok for an MD? or should I splurge on a 512 mb? Thanks!

I use thin clients at work on Kubuntu/LTSP (   I think that LinuxMCE is using the same technology.  The memory requirements of the CORE/Server is 500meg to 1 gig if you are running around 10 thin clients.  The thin client memory requirements are VERY low... on the order of 32 meg to 128 meg.  I have booted up 64 meg thin clients and the response is almost the same as a full blown computer.

Note that in the thin client / Core setup , all the computer processing is being done on the SERVER... not on the client.    I have not tested out thin clients with LinuxMCE , yet, but I will post the results after I do.  I would suggest that you try a thin client with 256 mb of ram before purchasing more ram. 


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