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> i can access from teh web but without the ability to create a user i can't change the resolution on the device remotely..

When you access the admin page and there's no users, it should prompt you to create one.  You could also add one manually by adding a record in teh database pluto_main, table Users, and then Installation_Users (see table Installation for the pk_installation).

Installation issues / Re: Why does LinuxMCE only work on crappy TV's?
« on: March 30, 2007, 01:38:33 am »
>> after a few secs of that it gives up and goes back to the menu

is it a css encrypted disc?  do you see anything of interest in /var/log/pluto/*Xine_Player*?

Installation issues / Re: LinuxMCE on anything other than Ubuntu?
« on: March 30, 2007, 01:37:31 am »
It's some hardware compatibility issue.  Others reported this too....  No answers yet.  We're using some standard software libraries...

Installation issues / Re: time required by installation
« on: March 30, 2007, 01:30:15 am »
I since added a 'what to expect' that includes the time required.  It's true that updating the ubuntu system and installing the cd is slow (1.5 hours for me).  But I just leave it come back later.  The actual setup wizard for me in which my tv, lights, voip provider, voip phones, ip cams, etc. is done takes about 10 minutes.

While the compatibility list is very small, LMCE is *WAY* more pnp than Windows.  If you want music in your kitchen, with LMCE plug in a squeeze box.  That's it.  It's discovered, configured, software installed, and ready to go.  With Windows, you have shut down MCE, hall out a keyboard/mouse, configure the firewall, install a music server, setup network shares, etc.

If you want an IP cam integrated, with LMCE, plug it in, and that's it.  For lighting control, ditto.  For a rs232 controlled tv (like Sharp, Pioneer, HP, etc.), again just plug it in.

Windows has a much greater compatibility list, but it is never pnp.  In every case you need to exit mce and hook up a keyboard/mouse.  LMCE supports only a few devices, but the ones it does support are totally pnp and you'll never need an install cd or a pc desktop.

Installation issues / Re: Uninstall?
« on: March 30, 2007, 01:22:25 am »
Regarding the 1.0 designation... That's debatable.  It *does* run solid and ready for prime time if (and only if) you use a narrow set of hardware on a dedicated box.  Since it's possible to make it very stable, is that enough for 1.0???  Don't know.

What I do admit I really messed up on was forgetting to put a bold warning in the installation part that tells everyone that there's still a bunch of pluto scripts in there that "take over" and change conf files, and it's safest to install on a dedicated partition.  That I'm really sorry about, but I put it up there a few days after the release.

Feature requests & roadmap / Re: light dimmers
« on: March 30, 2007, 01:15:22 am »
yes.  zwave, x10, eib, etc.

Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Support for MCE remotes
« on: March 30, 2007, 01:15:05 am »
yes it is designed for the windows xp mc remotes.

Feature requests & roadmap / Re: firewire support
« on: March 30, 2007, 01:14:21 am »
There are 2 steps:

1) HAL and plug and play support: ssh in and run to follow the main log and see commands & events.  Try plugging in the cable box to the firewire port and seeing if you get any 'Device Detected' events.  I'm not sure if HAL is monitoring for firewire devices like it does for usb.  If not, the code is in pluto/src/HAL.  If it does, then add a device template for the cable box (same category as teh Tivo, etc.) , and at the bottom of the device template page, put in the vendor/model ID (see table DHCPDevice, and the trunk/src/Plug_and_Play_Plugin).  That means when you plugin the cable box, the device should be added automatically.

2) In trunk/src/MythtV_Plugin look for CMD_Sync_Providers_and_Cards.  That takes the devices from the lmce device table, and automatically adds them to mythconverg.  Note you can specify a custom sql statement in the device template that adds this "capture card" with all the right myth options.

Let me know how far you get here, because if this works, we'll need to add a dce device to get the tuning to work correctly.

Installation issues / Re: networking issues during install
« on: March 27, 2007, 11:08:49 pm »
do you want pc2 and pc3 to do diskless boot off the mce core?  If so, they need to on the same net as eth1 (assuming that's the one mce runs dhcp on).  I'd run eth0 from mce to teh linksys (making that the 'external' net), and eth1 from the mce to the switch with all the other pc's off the switch getting ip addresses from the mce core, which are by default in teh 192.168.80.x range

Installation issues / Re: Stop Checking for Nvidia-Glx darn you...
« on: March 27, 2007, 11:03:54 pm »
Try putting in an exit in /usr/pluto/bin/, and let me know if that does what you want, please.

Installation issues / Re: Uninstall?
« on: March 27, 2007, 11:02:53 pm »
Very good points.  Remember LMCE was forked from Pluto, which ONLY ran on dedicated hardware and their distro.  Getting lmce to 'play nice' and stop taking over the conf files, and allow uninstallation, etc., is a work in progress.  Note on the wikis, *that* is my goal with lmce; that it be a 'normal' well behaved app that runs on ubuntu like any other, and can be included safely with the main ubuntu distro for mainstream use.  I admit at the moment, it's still too invasive.

Regarding the 2nd point, I'm still working on the docs and the source installer.  Give me a couple days to get it all online.  LMCE is a much bigger beast to compile than myth, that's why I'm trying to provide scripts to automate the build process.

Installation issues / Re: a few questions
« on: March 27, 2007, 10:59:03 pm »
there's a 'usage intro' guide that address 2 and 4 I think.  (go to the 'download' page for a link).

Regarding 1, to be honest, i'm not sure usb web cam's are working in lmce.  I use a panasonic ip cam and it's totally pnp.  usb web cams is important, just not sure anybody's gotten to it.  can you expand on #3?  What template is missing?  A deb package?

Installation issues / Re: orbiter software download problem
« on: March 27, 2007, 10:56:05 pm »
weird.  i never heard of any problems here.  as an fyi, the windows .msi files are in /usr/pluto/bin.

Installation issues / Re: Install Linux mce from desktop fails
« on: March 27, 2007, 10:54:50 pm »
the installer at the moment always looks for a physical cd.  i'll work on adding more options in the next version.

Installation issues / Re: Why only vesa?
« on: March 27, 2007, 10:53:50 pm »
yeah, nvidia 6xxx/7xxx with nvidia's proprietary driver is the 'officially sanctioned' combo that *should* always work, and when it detects that combo, the /usr/pluto/bin/ should force the driver to nvidia and install the proprietary driver.

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