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Installation issues / IONITX-B-E - No sound
« on: June 13, 2010, 08:15:53 pm »
Hey guys,

I finally just got 810 up and running, and got a new MD added. The problem is, I'm not getting any sound from it. The motherboard is an IONITX-B-E (Atom N230) based motherboard, and I've got the optical cable plugged into my receiver and SPDIF port on the back.

If I look in the LMCE Admin page under Devices --> Media Directors. It shows the following:

Available Sound Cards     <blank>
Sound Card                   No sound cards found.    

Not sure if that's pretty normal or not. In any case, if someone can help me or point me in the right direction to get the sound working. I'd appreciate it!


Installation issues / Re: Can't Install 810 - ASUS M2NPV-VM - Busybox
« on: June 13, 2010, 08:09:33 pm »
Yep, that's what the issue was! Replaced the cd-rom with a different one... worked without a problem.

Installation issues / Can't Install 810 - ASUS M2NPV-VM - Busybox
« on: June 13, 2010, 12:35:48 am »
Hey guys,

So my box is currently 710, but I figured I'd wipe it and put the latest 810 on. Last night I downloaded the latest build - LinuxMCE-8.10-23049-i386.iso and burned the DVD. MB is an Asus M2NPV-VM.

Popped in to the DVD-rom of the core, and chose the bottom option "Install LinuxMCE".... problem is.... it always comes back with the "Busybox - (INITRAMFS) screen... and doesn't go any further.

Not really sure what the deal is.

Any help?

I'd be curious to know what others have used to add the motor. I think I have the controller picked out already, the Z-wave interface. But the motor on the other hand... I'm just not too sure about. I don't want a "Battery" controlled motor, because I don't want to have to change the battery every so often. I'd rather run the appropriate power as necessary to run them.

Hell, if they made wood blinds that already CAME with a motor and interface, I might be inclined to just nix the blinds I have already and buy new blinds. I just can't seem to find any "solid" leads on manufacturers of either all-inclusive blinds, or "motors." The little detail I can find, contains very vauge information. 

Hey guys,

So I'd like to automate my living room which is where I have the main tv, etc. The problem with this room, is that I have a LOT of windows, and a 36 - 40 foot ceiling that has the windows running all the way up.

In total in this room... 14 separate Windows. Currently I have Horizontal (Non-Motorized) wood blinds on 6 of these windows.

I'd like them all to be motorized, and I'd like them all to have the ability to be controlled by LMCE.

What's the cheapest way I can go about doing this? I've been having difficulty finding solutions....

Users / Re: New Hardware Recommendations for my setup?
« on: May 19, 2010, 08:23:51 pm »

Users / New Hardware Recommendations for my setup?
« on: May 18, 2010, 06:14:39 pm »
Hey guys,

I've been a user of LMCE for quite some time, but it's been in the "crippled" stage ever since I began the project. I'm currently on 710. At the time when I originally pieced together what I wanted, the hardware wasn't really available for me to integrate everything yet. But it looks like there's been some improvements. Having been away from the scene for a little while, I was hoping to get some recommendations for new hardware for my core, and MD. Assume at this point, I'm going to scratch what I have in my current CORE, and that the VIA based MD I have will be used someplace else.

I would like to be able to run UI2 / UI3 if at all possible (It looked like the new ION mini-ITX boards are now nVidia based.... are they fully supported by LMCE?) In the past I've only been able to get UI1, which was very disappointing since flickr never worked.

I would like to be to integrate / interface with the following pieces of A/V in my home:

DishNetwork - Want my Core to be able to pull HD content, Sore, and act as a PVR (if possible)

Element 42" Plasma TV Model PLX-42048 - It has an RS232 port, and I'd prefer to use this... although I've never been able to find a suitable MD that was able to communicate via the RS232 serial port.
Marantz SR5002 A/V Receiver - Has RS232, but again... never been able to really set this up before

Additional Information:
1. The CORE is in a separate room (closet). The Dish Receivers are also in this same room. I have a central wiring cabinet, where router, dish receivers, and core are all located.
2. I havea considerable collection of ripped BD's on my NAS from my personal collection I've bought. Is the current version of LMCE able to read-playback these yet?
3. I've been considering upgrading my Blinds in the main living room / along with the lights to use X10 technology or somethhing compatible with LMCE for control of the climate, although completely clueless on what to purchase and general pricing?
4. The RS232 connections I tried using in the past, were with a USB to Serial Cable I tried plugging into the USB ports of my old MD. However, that never seemed to work. In fact, the LMCE Admin COnsole couldn't detect anything was ever plugged in.

Thanks for any help you can provide!

Users / Issue with Port exposure
« on: August 18, 2009, 03:35:15 pm »
Hey guys,

I'm having an issue getting one of my application servers (which is a web server) exposed properly to the outside world. I noticed LMCE 710 already has some rules for 80 and 8080, and I'm wondering if that's what's screwing this up.

Basically my network looks like this:

Internet <---> Wi-Fi / Phone System External Network (XXX.XXX.3 subnet router) <---> LMCE Internal Network (XXX.XXX.80 subnet) <---> Web Server (XXX.XXX.80.249 should be port 80).

The router is already setup and configured to my dyndns hostname. If I ping it, it returns the correct IP address of the router.

I've attempted to setup port forwarding on 80 at both the External Network router and LMCE internal network firewall rules, however, I can't seem to work around it.

I've also attempted port re-directs, and have tried to access the webserver via IE on a specific port (5050) that re-routes it to 80 at the webserver end... this also doesn't work.

The only place I can access the web page from currently is from either the server, or a PC on the internal network.

Any help?

Users / Any updates to small form factor motherboards?
« on: March 04, 2009, 06:11:57 pm »
Hi guys,

Been a while since I've posted anything but thought I would ask the question anyways. I'm looking for any info on supported all-inclusive mini-ITX or smaller form factor motherboards. By all inclusive, I mean passively cooled CPU already on-board, Gig-E ethernet, preferably HDMI or DMI video output, an optical out for audio, and something other than VIA Graphics. As some of you already know, one of my thin clients I currently own is based on the MSI CN700 series motherboards. HOWEVER, the downside to this MB, is that it contains on-board VIA Unichrome graphics which was a bear in itself to just get it to work with UI1. Is the Intel GMA950 3D Graphic Engine supported by UI2 in 710?

I really want to upgrade my thin client's board to something that at least supports UI2 (geforce?), and PXE is kind of a must. My current board supports PXE, and although a little slow booting, it usually runs very well. The thing I like the MOST about the small form factor of the mini-ITX is that it's virtually silent since it's passively cooled, VERY low power consumption, and takes up practically no room in my TV cabinet (It's basically a 7inch by 7inch by 3 inch tall sqaure case). Compatibility is a must obviously, I'd prefer not to have to setup all kinds of open source drivers just to get UI1 working again.

Any possible leads would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks!

Users / Re: Updating Network Drivers for MD
« on: December 01, 2008, 05:01:43 pm »
I'm experimenting with streaming blu-ray media even though playback is unsupported at the moment. 10/100 isn't fast enough to stream content of this nature.

Users / Re: BD and HD Playback
« on: December 01, 2008, 06:09:05 am »
any updates to this?

Users / Re: Lite-On Blu-Ray Drive Problems
« on: December 01, 2008, 06:07:53 am »
Lol... damn installers... They made half the connections 568a and 568b, I switched those, pretty much everything now is running 1000, other than 1 MD which only has a 10/100 nic... ugh... I still can't find info on playback of HD or BD content however.

Users / Updating Network Drivers for MD
« on: December 01, 2008, 06:04:16 am »
Hey guys,

So I've been dinking around on my setup, and realized today that one of my MD's actually only has a built-in 10/100 ethernet card (on-board). I originally thought it was a 1000 gig-e, but after further review... it's not. Seems that since I got version 1.0 of the board (MSI CN700t), they only had 10/100 ethernet cards integrated to the board, it wasn't until the new revision of the board contained a gig-e card.

In any case, it's a small form factor mini-itx to be precise, which means adding a simple PCI card for gig-e isn't an option. However I came across a USB Gig-E ethernet adapter that I thought might do the trick but wanted to find out what drivers I would need to use to get it working in LMCE 710. It's called the "Sabrent USB-G1000" and offers data speeds up to 2000 Mbps.

I'm curious if it's as simple as disabling the on-board NIC, plugging in the USB NIC, and going. Or If i'll need to edit the /usr/pluto/diskless/43/etc/initramfs-tools/modules file to add the correct driver and run the script?

What's the easiest way to update to this NIC, and what drivers should I use?

Users / Re: Lite-On Blu-Ray Drive Problems
« on: September 13, 2008, 04:16:52 am »
Interesting... so if it's 568A, it'll only support 10/100 ?

Users / Re: Lite-On Blu-Ray Drive Problems
« on: September 03, 2008, 06:05:59 pm »
Alright well here's another question in regards to my network then to support this.

I replaced my Network Switch with a Gig-E switch. The Switch indicates that the server which is plugged into the switch is running at 1000Mbps. However, the other media directors, and computers running in different rooms indicate that they are only running at 100Mbps. I know that the house was wired with Cat5e. However, I'm wondering if it's because of my termination block in my closet that might be causing the issue. Are there different termination blocks now a days which are only 10/100 capable, and others that are 1000 capable? I would have figured that the termination block would be the last thing I would need to worry about but now I'm questioning myself. Also, I'm wondering if the "wall-plate keystones" are also different and have different bandwidth capabilities? Any thoughts?

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