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Users / Re: Raspberry Pi Model A+ Experiences
« on: December 06, 2014, 06:24:22 am »
Currently playing with PI-A+ with a  Capacitive 2.8" PiTFT  (touchscreen for Raspberry Pi). Hoping to replace the screen with a 5-8" screen once we get it all working with LMCE. Using the A+ version mainly to test the ability to use as a portable (remove from wall) because of lower power consumption. Will be designing a in-wall mount that will include a charger for the 1200mAh Lithium Polymer battery we hope will work as a portable power source.

Will post later the results, if any.


Is it known if developers have made the Pi work as a media director within LinuxMCE?


Users / Re: Asterisk Security
« on: January 13, 2013, 02:24:00 am »
I use CSF firewall on all my servers to protect them. Very easy to set up and offers a little more flexibility and a lot more features than fail2ban does. Install webmin first ( then,
 CSF (

I have had no issues with any of my servers including brute force attacks on those with asterisk installed since using CSF.


Users / Re: FREE Dial in Number in Los Ageles.
« on: November 20, 2012, 03:12:12 am »

Are you wanting a local Los Angeles  "DISA" numbers so that you can dial local or long distance numbers within the U.S. ?


Users / Re: Welcome
« on: November 10, 2012, 06:44:35 am »
As a newbeeeee to LMCE, could you take a minute and explain here what the major difference is between LMCE & Ago (if any)  and why I would want to use it.


Users / Re: FreePbx
« on: November 04, 2012, 07:52:35 am »
Sir  mcefan;

I sent you a responce to your PM by PM. Basically I have chosen not to use the asterisk portion within LMCE10.04 since it doesn't meet my needs after trying for several hours to make it work.

Thank you for your request and should I at a later date get it up and running I will post how it was completed.

Thank you

Users / Re: FreePbx
« on: October 27, 2012, 05:31:02 am »
Well I got the "phonelines" as it's call set up and figured out that "Status" is for show if registered or not (no).

All works but audio. What codec is assigned within the LMCE when a phoneline is setup?

In reference to possibly making certain available options for the end user to access, it would sure be nice to have the following (just a request -- not a demand) so as to make it easier to set up trunks and outgoing dial patterns:

Outbound Routes Setting (for setting up different dial patterns based on best price practice)
Outbound Trunk Dial Rules (The current "prefix" lets you select the trunk to use but not dial rules on that trunk)
Outgoing Peer Detail Settings ( allows for fine tuning and or manipulation of trunk/peer info)
Incoming Peer Detail Setting ( same as outgoing peer details)

Since LMCE sip.conf info is stored within the database and not accessible under /etc/asterisk (where it normally resides on most asterisk distros) it makes it hard to modify trunk & extension details along with codecs when necessary. Although I can set all this in my separate asterisk box for someone who doesn't have a separate box and needs to choose different dial patterns on outbound routes or trunks and/or special mods to peer info I could see where this would be beneficial. Just a thought.


Users / Re: FreePbx
« on: October 26, 2012, 06:35:26 pm »
Under "PhoneLines" there is a "Status", is this status showing it's registered, in use, what?

The problem is that the line shows "enabled" but status shows "no". I'm assuming (we know what that means) that the "status" means it's not registering with the other end.

I can call from my asterisk box into LMCE and it rings the extension assigned on incoming route, I can not though dial out to the asterisk box as it continues to show "congestion/busy".

What version of asterisk does LMCE use?


Users / Re: Linuxmce10.04 & AVWizard issue
« on: October 26, 2012, 06:33:01 am »

I reinstalled complete, all went well. I now have audio and video as required. I haven't had the chance to try the diskless Dell box mentioned as an MD yet and will try to do that this weekend. HP laptop operating as diskless MD works great.

Now if I can just get my MythTv to work.... That's for another discussion later.

I also have been following other post similar to this one that you have been assisting in and those to have been very helpful. Thank you so much for the help, please advise if there is anything I may do for you.


Users / Re: FreePbx
« on: October 26, 2012, 06:26:25 am »

I didn't do anything to my asterisk server, everything on it is and has been working fine for several years without a glich. So lets just accept I'm totally ignorant when it comes to LMCE and start at the beginning.

Since I don't find any info on how to setup 10.04 phonelines maybe you are willing to share how you are connecting to your asterisk box, with sip or aix2?

My original set up (8.10) was a peer/user arrangement using sip that worked just fine. I've tried to set it up as a  "peer asterisk box as an extension" and as a "fried/friend arrangement" and neither is working. I'm not even seeing the LMCE box trying to communicate with the asterisk box through the sip debug on my asterisk box, however I am seeing on the LMCE box the asterisk box trying to communicate with the LMCE box.

So that I may get a better understanding of how you are interfacing the two separate boxes together could you post your asterisk trunk details (without passwords of course) and your LMCE phoneline info you entered into LMCE 10.04 and maybe some info on how LMCE handles the peer details and codecs.

Thank you sir


Users / Re: Help me price and spec this luxury condo!
« on: October 25, 2012, 04:27:47 am »

In answer to your question, yes all that is possible plus more. Now, you must know that I'm a "neeeewbeee" on this site, but even being new and after reading all I have been able to you can do the requested plus more.

The advantage of going with LMCE is that you also have the ability for media (video/music), telephone (asterisk) and what ever your mind can come up with. Now being an asterisk and linux "expert" as you put it I don't think the full blown system would be a prob, but as posde was (I think) suggesting was that if you don't need media, asterisk and other things that there are more simpler ways of just controlling lights, curtains, thermostats, etc....

Most of the manufactures of lighting controls, thermostats, curtain climbers offer controllers that will control their devices. Do a google search for "home automation equipment" and you will see that.

Now to my main question for you. If in fact you are a asterisk expert, you also know that this is doable within asterisk. Controlling of the less advanced stuff like light switches, door bell monitoring and control, video surveillance  can be done through asterisk and the sms module even using twitter as the access to the controllers. I've been doing it that way for a few years. I came to LMCE to go advanced by including media and having one type of controller I could depend on for all functions.

Now, I'm not for sure but from what I have seen on here I think the forum would welcome your expertise in the area of asterisk and would hope that maybe you will stick around and grow with the rest of us. I am a ACE, but even so, I can always use other peoples input for I'm not a master by any means.

That's my input. Stick around, who knows it might be interesting.


Users / Re: FreePbx
« on: October 25, 2012, 02:45:51 am »

Your problem is within the authentication of your PSTN line., but you know that already.

Three things I would look at: (make note of any changes you make)

1: Did you set the spa for dhcp or assign it a dynamic ip? If you have it as dhcp, change it to static and try that then change the #2 next, if it still don't work put it back.

2: in the spa under "Proxy and Registration" is it set for yes, if so try to set it to off and then check if it works. If it is set to on it tries to tell LMCE what your spa address is, and since you already assigned an ip you don't need to register.

3: as much as I hate to say this, go back to LMCE 8.10 because the current 10.04 will not work without the ability to setup this box with something like (here it comes, wait, wait,) FREEPBX...... and don't feel too bad as you won't be the only one having to do it.

I myself was going to try and set LMCE up to be an extension of my asterisk box, but after studying how LMCE communicates with asterisk I can't do that either nor can I make the asterisk box work as a in/out trunk to the LMCE because of the changes they made in how the LMCE deals with asterisk. I'm still not sure if I fully understand why the powers to be had to change up asterisk/lmce. If it truly was an issue (as I have read on some other post) that too many people were breaking LMCE using FreePbx I would have thought it would have been easier to just make FreePBX an add-on and not offered help when they screwed it up, just my opinion.


Users / Re: Encore PCI Tuner Cards
« on: October 24, 2012, 12:50:08 am »
No takers wanting to take advantage of an opportunity to educating me????

New cards on the market, maybe we can make this one work and feed it to the list of working...


Users / Re: Linuxmce10.04 & AVWizard issue
« on: October 24, 2012, 12:44:24 am »
Will do, thanks much


Users / Re: Another commercial LinuxMCE variant
« on: October 24, 2012, 12:35:30 am »
That would explain why I didn't find it when I did a search...


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