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Installation issues / Re: Compatible TVs
« on: July 16, 2016, 03:04:30 pm »

Thanks guys. I've decided to stick with my old TV and do video switching and audio control through the Denon. The only TV function I'll need is on/off, which works reliably even with IR.

I really appreciate the responses. Its great that the community is still responsive.


Installation issues / Compatible TVs
« on: July 04, 2016, 03:23:45 pm »

As part of my revived LMCE build, I am planning to get a new television. The wiki seems somewhat outdated on this point, with most of the information on the user pages describing use with 710, 810, and 1004. LCD technology has come a long way in the past few years, and is now the technology used in virtual all high-end home theater sets. Plasma displays are no longer being produced. I don't mind getting a used set, but would like to get one that is as new as possible while still ensuring integration with LMCE. I am hoping to collect information from more recent builds in this thread.

Doing some research, RS-232 is not offered on newer sets, though all have ethernet ports and CEC support. Either would suffice and I expect would work fine with my Denon receiver. On ethernet, however, I have read that Samsung no longer publishes the commands and protocol for external control through the network port ( .) Recent advice from users on what is working would be great.

If you see this thread, please respond briefly with the following for your LMCE TV:

Model Number:
Control Interface: (RS-232, IP, CEC)
LMCE Device Number:
Comments: (ease of integration, picture quality,  satisfaction, etc.)



Installation issues / Denon Receiver Control over Ethernet
« on: June 30, 2016, 01:46:38 pm »

Hi all,

My LMCE system had been dormant and living in a box for the past few years but life will now afford me an opportunity to rebuild. I have been reviewing the wiki and forums for updates and I am planning my new build. Thanks to all of the developers for keeping the project alive, and a special shout to Tschak for all of the great videos.

My new system will use a Denon AVR3310, which allows for both serial and ethernet control. Support for serial is well documented but it seems that ethernet might also be an option. Release note 28682 for 14.04 briefly mentions updates to IP control for Denon. What is the status of ethernet control for Denon? Is it plug & play? Is it better than control over RS-232? Please provide status or experiences.



Users / Re: Cisco 7960 SIP Firmware
« on: December 05, 2011, 09:16:27 pm »

My 7970 works great with SCCP firmware, including the orbiter. I just followed the instructions in the wiki to put the MAC address into the device template so that it would be recognized.

My understanding is that the non-color 796x devices will work with both, but was hoping to hear experiences from the field.


Users / Re: How to setuo sccp.conf and use SCCP under Asterisk
« on: December 05, 2011, 04:26:34 pm »

I have one 7970, that is working fine under 810 using SCCP. I just used the instructions in with Wiki after a fresh install.


Users / Re: Cisco 7960 SIP Firmware
« on: December 05, 2011, 04:24:43 pm »


Ok, seeing the number of views without a reply, I'll add another question in the hope of getting some clarity on the need to reflash my Cisco phones.

Are you using a Cisco 7960/61/62? If yes, are you using a SIP image? If SCCP, is any functionality compromised?


Users / Cisco 7960 SIP Firmware
« on: December 02, 2011, 06:58:44 pm »

Hi, I have a Cisco 7960 that I would like to integrate with LMCE and have two questions:

1) What are the considerations for SIP vs. SCCP for this phone? The wiki advises installation of the SIP image though the Bmac2's user page indicates that his 7960 is running fine with SCCP, using the same installation instructions as for the 7970. I've also installed a 7970 and it works great. Could someone please clarify? Bmac2s page is here:

2) Assuming that I want to use the SIP image, which version of the firmware should I use? The Cisco instructions, referenced below, describe that installation of anything beyond version 5 is irreversable. The latest version on the Cisco site is 7.5. If people could tell me which versions they are running, that would be great. The link for the instructions is:

Thanks to all. Especially the developers.


Users / Re: Subtitles possision
« on: June 13, 2011, 10:40:20 pm »

Hi. I played with this over the weekend, with success. I used an offset value of 30.

In the process of experimenting I observed that subtitles do not appear at all when the media is resumed on an MD or transfered between MDs. A router reload is also required after changing the value.

Hope this helps someone.



My Bad.

I was using an old router on my network as a switch but didn't turn off DHCP. The core was correctly responding to the PXE broadcast but then the router was providing the IP on the second stage reboot during installation.

Everything is working now as it should.

Thanks for the thought cycles and I apologize for the waste of bandwidth.



Files are as follows. They seem to exist.

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   56 2011-05-23 20:33 initrd.img -> /usr/pluto/diskless/61/boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-17-generic
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   53 2011-05-23 20:33 vmlinuz -> /usr/pluto/diskless/61/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-17-generic

lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      56 2011-05-23 20:33 initrd.img -> /usr/pluto/diskless/61/boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-17-generic
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 8516695 2011-05-23 20:34 initrd.img-2.6.27-17-generic
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      53 2011-05-23 20:33 vmlinuz -> /usr/pluto/diskless/61/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-17-generic
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 2252720 2010-03-11 23:56 vmlinuz-2.6.27-17-generic



Upon adding a new MD, I got the following error after the MD rebooted in the middle of the creation process.

kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

After this event, two previously existing MDs won't boot either, producing the same error. So, all of my MDs are down and I can't add new ones. The error appears after the initial Kubuntu splash screen.

All of my MDs are Dell GXE 270s, which I've used without issue under 710 and 810 with the onboard Intel NIC. I've seen other posts about this problem in relation to unsupported NICs but I really don't think that thats the issue here, given that two of the MDs worked previously. Help!!


Users / Re: Upgrade Video on Existing MD
« on: April 26, 2011, 02:20:20 am »
I thought that deleting the was absolutely the wrong thing to do. That is, that it would ruin an otherwise good installation. Please confirm.


Users / Upgrade Video on Existing MD
« on: April 26, 2011, 01:49:30 am »

I have an existing MD that is uses UI1 in conjunction with the onboard video card, which is not nvidia. I'd like to put an nvidia card in and was wondering if this was a matter of simply physically installing the card. Is the card choice fixed when the MD is created? Would I need to login to the MD and install drivers from nvidia?


Users / Re: Adding New Media Scenario
« on: March 31, 2011, 04:37:46 pm »

This is a cool idea. I'd like to do this as well. Someone please suggest how this might be done..

Feature requests & roadmap / Power Control for Phoenix USB Microphone
« on: March 31, 2011, 12:03:05 pm »

I have two MDs with the Phoenix USB Solo microphones. The work fantastically...just as well as any conference phone, and I use the phone on MD feature often while watching TV.

The one thing I would change about the setup is the brightness of the blue LED on the microphone. Its blinding; especially in the dark. Is it possible to control power to the USB port, turning the microphone on only when SimplePhone is handling a call?  Then, the blue LED would become a additional alert when calls come in.

I've experimented with this unsuccessfully using this document:

All of the power control files are there but I can't get any of my USB ports to respond.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.


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