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Users / Re: Internet Radio/TV streaming
« on: September 04, 2008, 12:11:22 pm »
I posted this link in the feature request and roadmap forum:
Because I didn't want to go out and purchase a Sirius home receiver when I can access it on line. Like others, I have been going to the computing menu, then to the website and logging in and selecting my stations (but this has not worked for a while though). I would prefer to have a one click option in LMCE.


PS - I am also new here, do I have to create a separate login for mantis. I already have one for the wiki and for the forums

Is there any interest in using LinuxMCE to stream music from subscription on-line radio services?
I for one, would like to use my Sirius on-line subscription to eventually stream music through out my house from the Core / Hybrid.
I have seen that others have been successful in using the USB/UIRT to control a Sirius receiver connected as an AV item, but I don't want to purchase additional equipment when I can use the internet.
I have searched the wiki and forums to see if this is possible, but it is only for internet radio and not paid services like Sirius. I know that there is a plug-in extension for Firefox but I have not gotten it that to work since Firefox updated to version 3.0. I would rather see this as part of the Media menu on the UI than going to Firefox. If I had the know-how, I would happily contributes, but this is way beyond my depth. I would imagine that this would take a lot of work from coders and the development team to add in the login window and verification like the Firefox add-on. If there are no takers here, it will be a while before I can scrounge up some cash for the "Help Wanted" forum.


Users / Re: Asus Eee Box
« on: August 17, 2008, 03:16:38 am »
If you want to see an interesting article of what people have already done with the Asus EEE PC, check this out:

I am almost inspired to purchase one after reading this, but I would never make the mistake of installing windows on it.


Users / Re: DHCP server on both NICs
« on: August 16, 2008, 04:49:35 pm »
Thank you to everyone who assisted me with this troubleshooting... And to JimmieJames for me hijacking his thread.

I removed the wireless router from my setup and added a dumb hub and connected everything, then reset the Core to what the network settings were when I installed it... and Ta Dah! Everything works.

Now, to satisfy my wife by keeping the wireless connection available, I added it to the external network, so now my network looks like this:

Cable Modem -->Vonage VOiP Router (192.168.15.X)--> eth0 ( CORE  eth1 ( --> Hub --> Ubuntu Laptop (192.168.80.X)
                                               |--> WRT54GS Wireless Router (192.168.1.X) --> Windows XP Laptop (192.168.1.XXX)

Now that is all settled, I can start adding media!


Users / Re: DHCP server on both NICs
« on: August 14, 2008, 05:47:04 pm »

     You are right, my wireless router is a WRT54GS, I don't regularly look at the model number.  In fact, the last time I looked at this router was about 6 months ago when I wanted to install DD-WRT on it, but because it is ver. 5, the flash was too small. But I digress, I would like the laptops to both be on the internal network so they can be used as web orbiters. I would try eliminating the router, but I don't have a switch or a hub to put into place of the router yet.  I don't think that the router is the real problem, though.
     I think that the problem is that I cannot get the Core/Hybrid to work as a DHCP server. Every time, I disconnect both the Vonage Router and the Linksys Router and set them up with DHCP disabled. Then reconnect them, then I go into the Network Settings under the Web Admin page and enter the data to run DHCP services at the core. When I connect either wired or wireless, I get an odd looking IP address with a subnet mask of and I have no access to the internet and I cannot even ping eth0 or eth1 on the Core. I am at a loss right now.


Users / Re: DHCP server on both NICs
« on: August 14, 2008, 03:19:11 am »
Sorry Zaerc, the South Park type avatars threw me ... my bad, I hope you (and Thom) are not offended. Anyways, I tried it the way you recommended and for some reason the Core is not handing out IP Addresses and I am showing limited or no connectivity on both the Windows and Ubuntu Laptops. I don't know what else to try. My experience with LMCE is limited and my experience with Ubuntu is only a little more. Any additional information or you can provide, or additional documentation you can suggest would be appreciated. I think I am getting cross eyed from reading the man pages :-[


Users / Re: DHCP server on both NICs
« on: August 13, 2008, 09:45:32 pm »
I have LMCE running as DHCP and I changed the numbers that it assigns to match what the WPG54GS uses (default is

That is very wrong for several reasons, do yourself a really big favor and leave it at 192.168.80.X as it was.

Thom... you are starting to sound like the Vonage Tech support ;D

They said the same thing about trying to change the IP for the Vonage VOiP Router. Anyways, I think I am in the same boat as I was last night. I installed the i386 version of LMCE instead of the AMD 64 version. I also kept the default settings for the network as they asked during the install. I also left the DCHP enabled on the wireless router. So now, my configuration looks like this:

Cable Modem --> Vonage VOiP Router, --> eth0 (Core/Hybrid) --> Eth1 --> WPG54GS Router (DHCP enabled) --> Wireless Laptops (192,168.80.1XX).

Now I have internet access on both laptops like I am suppose to and my Vonage phone works. I am still getting "No data available" when I type ethtool eth1. Should I be worried about this?

Users / Re: DHCP server on both NICs
« on: August 12, 2008, 11:12:45 pm »
Well,  since I am on vacation from work this week, I may just re-install the i386 version  As far as Vonage goes, the default IP address for the Vonage router is, since this is on the outside of the LMCE network, this should not matter as the only IP address this assigns is to eth1. I have LMCE running as DHCP and I changed the numbers that it assigns to match what the WPG54GS uses (default is
Since I live in a condo and don't want to invest the time and money into wiring  cat5e throughout the whole place.


Users / Re: DHCP server on both NICs
« on: August 12, 2008, 08:08:33 pm »
     Yup, I am running the 64 bit version. It looks like maybe you have eth0 and eth1 mixed up if your GF's laptop is pulling that IP. Did you go into the WebAdmin and click on the "swap adapters" in the Network Settings window? I have been contemplating on just loading the i386 version, for some reason it seems more stable.

     I am hesitant to ditch Vonage until I get my networking issues squared away. I have looked at Broadvoice and I looks comparable to what I have now with Vonage, but that will come down the road when I get just the basic set up done. What I would like to do is to blow out the OS on the WRT54GS and install DDWRT on it, I have heard it is a lot more stable and you can tweak the settings for it to work better. Unfortunately my router is a v. 5 and not capable of handling the install (it's too large).


Users / Re: DHCP server on both NICs
« on: August 12, 2008, 05:51:38 pm »
   The reason the Vonage VOiP router is outside the LMCE network is because I have been using Vonage since 2005 and have one of the first generation routers. Believe me, if it is not the first device attached to the cable modem, then I loose my phone service. I don't know why, I just accept it and move on as best I can.
My IP Addresses are as follows:
eth0: (Set up in Pluto Admin)
eth1: (Assigned by the Vonage VOiP router)
      Near as I can tell, nothing connected inside the Core/Hybrid can get out to the internet. Is there a setting that I am missing?


Users / Re: DHCP server on both NICs
« on: August 12, 2008, 05:06:19 pm »
I don't mean to hijack this thread, but I am experiencing similar network problems as well. Basically, my network is like this:

Cable Modem --> Vonage VOiP router (DHCP enabled) ---> (eth1) Core/Hybrid (eth0) -->Linksys WPG54GS (w/ DHCP disabled) --> Wireless Laptops

I used the ethtool and I am only getting results for eth1. Eth1 appears to be working fine, and it is using the driver forcedeth ver 0.60. I am getting my pictures from Flick and I can surf the web on the core/hybrid.
For ethtool eth0, I am getting "no data available", for ethtool -i eth0, it is using the driver tulip ver 1.1.15. Also, I can connect to the wireless router, but I have no access to the internet.

Any help is appreciated,


Users / Re: Trouble with DVI output on M2NPV-VM motherboard.
« on: August 01, 2008, 01:28:22 pm »

   Glad to see I am not alone. I was actually looking at the Insignia televisions at Best Buy. They are, more or less a "store brand" television, but are made by LG. I already have one (the 19" that I had been using). The reviews say the picture is really good for the price and they have a 47" for roughly $1200 US. I don't know which one I will end up getting, I will stick with the Philips until it gives out on me.


Users / Re: Trouble with DVI output on M2NPV-VM motherboard.
« on: August 01, 2008, 01:54:38 am »

   I did not solve any problems in this thread, once I do, then I would gladly create a wiki page for "things to try if your HDMI input is not working". One thing to consider though is by going on what Philips customer service said and the fact that my box works on another television with an HDMI input, the problem is with the television and not LinuxMCE. Further, after reading a lot of reviews of Philips televisions (and my own experience) I would not recommend buying one.


Users / Re: Trouble with DVI output on M2NPV-VM motherboard.
« on: July 31, 2008, 04:45:41 pm »
   Thank you for your suggestion, unfortunately neither idea worked. I am at about 98% certain that there maybe something wrong with the HDMI inputs into my television. Now my DVD player does not work on either HDMI input. When I tried to edit the xorg.conf file, I was unable to get a screen when I hit ctrl-alt-F2, the 19" LCD went blank and nothing came up on the VGA monitor. So, I ended up editing the xorg.conf in a konsole. Nano is a lot easier for me to use than vi, I can never remember the commands I need for vi. Regardless, when I switched after setting things up on the 19", I just got a blank screen on the plasma.
   I think that my next step is going to be using the composite inputs,  I had to order the composite / HD output module for the M2NPV-VM motherboard because when I got mine, that module was missing. When the module comes in, I will give that a shot. My television is way out of warranty and I am not sure that I can afford what the bill would be to repair it.
   Just a side note about Philips technical support... they basically said that the television is just a giant monitor, and if it is not receiving a signal, then the inputs are bad. They were unable to provide any further assistance except for to call a tv repairman. 

Again, thank you to all who have tried to help, it is greatly appreciated!


Users / Re: Trouble with DVI output on M2NPV-VM motherboard.
« on: July 31, 2008, 02:10:15 pm »
OKAY, here is something new... I tried another television that has an HDMI input. I had a little Insignia 19" LCD television / DVD player in my home gym that has an HDMI input and this worked as soon as I ran the A/V Wizard. I works flawlessly with 480p and 720p video format, but not 1080p. So this now focuses my attention on my television.

The television in my living room is a Phillips 42" Plasma, model #42PF9630A/37. The manual does not specify which HDMI input to use. I only have HDMI 1 & 2 and I have tried this plugged into both. I also have 4 other inputs for the television, but they are the component, RCA or coax inputs, not HDMI.

I have "updated" my television with the latest firmware from Philips (actually pretty neat, you boot the TV from a USB drive and it updates the television). I have also checked the FAQ on the Philips website on how to connect a PC to this television, they say that the only video formats 720p or 1080i will work or the resolutions of 640x480, 800x600 or 1024x768 all at 60 Hz.

I wonder if the HDCP Copy protection has anything to do with it? I am glad I have the day off from work today so I can call Philips technical support and hopefully get this to work as it is suppose to!

A huge thank you to all of you who have help me out so far! Also, if anyone has experience with this television model, please let me know what you have done to get this to work!


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