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I recall there being an option regarding DVD playback and encoding during the install.

Of course, I did the Kubuntu install, then installed LinuxMCE from the two CDs

Actually, I seem to recall reading something on Trixbox (precompiled version of Asterisk running the FreePBX GUI).
I seem to recall reading something on that site about a way to use a Sipura ATA.... But that would bypass Asterisk all together

You're right he would need a card with at least one FXS and one FXO port if he wanted to use an analog phone line for handling inbound/outbound calls to his phone company.

Users / Re: Asterisk with external ISDN and internal VOIP
« on: August 28, 2007, 10:58:25 pm »
Well the LinuxMCE folks have preconfigured SOME of the more common VOIP providers. 

The beauty of Asterisk is you can use it with ANY VOIP provider that allows asterisk connections...

The permutations are tremendous

Users / Re: New Budget System for Poor geek.
« on: August 28, 2007, 10:55:40 pm »
Ebay isn't always the cheapest...  For instance, I've been looking at getting a Nokia 770 and I've seen them sold on Ebay for more than you get from some ecommerce sites..

Check out and then compare this to Ebay.

You can but you need to get an analog telephone adapter.  You plug your phone into one end of the ATA and then connect the ATA to the network... You need to configure the ATA so it connects to the asterisk server

Check out

There is going to be a switch and the web page states that there will be a fee - though they're mentioning it may be something like $5 for 3 months...

I signed up for an account for two reasons.  1.  To get notified about the upcoming switch 2.  Hopefully existing users will get a further break on the fee.

Supposedly, the initial $5/3 month fee may be decreased I guess if they get enough folks to sign up....

Either way, there isn't another data services that I know of that will provide the needed data for that price.

Users / Re: Why doesent if find my videos under video?
« on: August 26, 2007, 11:46:43 pm »
I know MythTV threw an error regarding a problem with a .test sub directory in the directory you mention not being writable...

I fixed the problem by doing chown -R mythtv.mythtv on the specific directory.  If the permissions aren't set properly myth may just not be writing stuff to the drive.

Installation issues / Re: Totally Lost on Installation
« on: August 26, 2007, 11:32:34 pm »
Check out my thread regarding install issues...

I ran into many problems with the install and most of your questions are probably answered there...

Read the entire thread first.

BTW, if you, like me, went into the hardware settings via the KDE system settings and tried changing your video adapter only to find X wouldn't start...

Here's a quick fix...

Reboot the machine.  When Grub is counting down hit ESC and select the system restore option.  This is equivalent to Windows safe mode except it drops you into a command line.

Run: cd /etc/X11

Run: ls -l xorg.conf*.*

You should see a xorg.conf, xorg.conf.1, etc.

xorg.conf.1 is the backup of your prior xorg.conf file

cp xorg.conf.1 xorg.conf

then reboot...

Installation issues / Re: install fails - about to give up HELP
« on: August 25, 2007, 02:10:11 am »
Quick question about how the "TV" button should behave...

If I click on this button is it suppose to bring me to the main MythTV menu OR should it start displaying what's on TV?

I ask only because I'm still getting used to this and I'm not certain what the proper behavior is...

In my circumstance, the 350 is working but when I click on TV it brings up the MythTV m

Also, I read somewhere on that the ivtv drivers and, I believe, firmware are now part of the kernel as of kernel 2.6.22 so I believe this will mean that the problems with the more mainstream card, e.g. WinTV PVR 350, should ease.  Especially since should mean an easier mechanism to upgrade/install the newest drivers/firmware...

BTW, the tip about the network via web admin worked...

Installation issues / Re: install fails - about to give up HELP
« on: August 24, 2007, 10:26:05 pm »
I downloaded and installed the appropriate ivtv driver for the kernel version of Kubuntu - though this might not have been necessary, but I don't want to experiment again :)  I looked at doing the firmware but said to get it from hauppauge and hauppauge said get it from

Then basically I ran the backend MythTV setup.  Myth somehow knew about the PVR 350 and I just had to make a couple of changes, add my datadirect programming account info, etc...

I checked and these two entries aren't shown in the LinuxMCE setup wizard.

One thing I am noticing is that even though I've commented out any reference to the eth0:0 net interface MythTV still picks up the IP which causes a connection problem to the backend...  I can get around this by running the MythtV backend setup, but this is a pain.

However, I am happy that it's running - the eth0:0 is something I can track down

Installation issues / Re: install fails - about to give up HELP
« on: August 24, 2007, 10:04:53 pm »
Well, as I write this I've got Traffic playing and a test recording of Star Trek scheduled for later on my newly minted linuxmce box...

I have to double check, but I'm pretty certain that the WinTV PVR 350 and my datadirect mythtv program are still not listed in linuxmce - I had to manually set this up in MythTV...

Thanks for the help!

Users / Re: LinuxMCE in existing MythTV and Asterisk environment
« on: August 24, 2007, 09:31:03 pm »
So far as I know, you don't have the option to not install asterisk...

However, if you have an existing asterisk box you could always connect the two via IAX...  You'd have to manually configure asterisk on your linuxmce box, but it would provide you with a redundant pbx AND would allows linuxmce to receive calls :)

Users / Re: Seriously..
« on: August 24, 2007, 09:23:40 pm »
The underlying PBX software is asterisk which means you can use it with any VOIP provider that allows you to connect your asterisk PBX to their system.

I believe Skype is one of them - you'll just have to check with Skype to figure out the info you need when you configure asterisk... has plenty of info on how to configure things.

Installation issues / Re: install fails - about to give up HELP
« on: August 24, 2007, 04:08:23 am »
OK, so folks are probably tired of reading this thread `o mine....

I quite possibly may have this puppy working!

I installed the IVTV drivers - couldn't find the firmware because IVTV says see Hauppauge, Hauppauge says see IVTV...

Anyway, ran through the MythTV setup and added set the configuration.  The network settings in LinuxMCE were still using the damn internal alias of instead of the IP assigned from my router's DHCP server so I edited the interface config via the control panel for LinuxMCE.  I also have to change the IPs in MythTV's setup too because mythtvfilldatabase wouldn't work properly because it couldn't find the master back end.

Also, I had to change the ownership on /home/public/data/videos to mythtv.mythtv because MythTV setup complained it could write to .test

Anyway, I still don't have my Win TV PVR 350 listed in the Wizard, but if I click on the TV button I get static. 

I think this is progress, but it's too damn late to hook up a cable to this and try it...

It would make me feel better if this capture card would be listed.  Also, even though I have complete program guide data in MythTV the wizard setup does not show ANY providers.

The saga hopefully is almost over.

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