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Installation issues / Re: Install LinuxMCE on AMD64 system
« on: May 24, 2007, 09:19:12 am »
You have to install Kubuntu 32 bit

Installation issues / Re: LMCE 1.1
« on: May 23, 2007, 09:26:07 am »
    *  if you are rebooting the system after installing LinuxMCE 1.1 and the system hangs up at "Running local boot scripts (/etc/rc.local) [ OK]"

Solution: rename kdm.saved from /etc/init.d to kdm and then reboot.

Share your media and restart the router. It should be detected automatically (provided your Windows PC is in the same internal network as your core, only the internal network is scanned for shares)

Users / Re: MCE 1.1 Window Manager problems
« on: May 22, 2007, 02:47:37 pm »
Open a konsole and try to run an application. See if you get an error similar to:

"X Error: BadDevice, invalid or uninitialized input device 170
  Major opcode:  148
  Minor opcode:  3
  Resource id:  0x0
Failed to open device
X Error: BadDevice, invalid or uninitialized input device 170
  Major opcode:  148
  Minor opcode:  3
  Resource id:  0x0
Failed to open device"
If yes, go to /etc/X11/xorg.conf and comment the following lines:

#       InputDevice     "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
#       InputDevice     "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
#       InputDevice     "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"

and also all the lines similar to:

#  Section "InputDevice"
#  Driver        "wacom"
#  Identifier    "cursor"
#  Option        "Device"        "/dev/wacom"          # Change to
#                                                      # /dev/input/event
#                                                      # for USB
#  Option        "Type"          "cursor"
#  Option        "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"               # Tablet PC ONLY

Restart x and see if you get anymore errors when running the application again.

If it still doesn't work to run applications from KDE, check also the number of desktops set in :


If it is 0, change it to 4

Installation issues / Re: Installing LinuxMCE 1.1
« on: May 17, 2007, 09:35:07 am »
Anyone else having this problem, please contact the support reps via Skype, yahoo, etc.

To use your IR receiver/transmitter you would need to create a new template for your interface. However, this requires some programming skills. You have to write a piece of code to make it work.
Anyway, in order to add a new template, you have to select the manufacturer and the device category and then to click on 'Add device template'. (You use 'Pick device template'  only when the template is already created and you only want to add the device).
You could probably take the USB-UIRT as an example on what to fill in all the fields (add a USb-UIRT then go to its details).

Installation issues / Re: in VirtualPC 2007?
« on: May 09, 2007, 09:15:42 am »
You can change to 16 bits if you change 24 to 16 in:

/etc/X11/xorg.conf.pluto in the 'Screen' section

Installation issues / Re: resetting the installation
« on: May 07, 2007, 10:22:42 am »
You can run AVWizard again by typing into a console:

but if you only want to change your resolution and refresh settings, you can do that in the Web Admin page (you can access it by typing your core's IP in a browser, from another computer in your network). In the section Media Directors, under core, you have the options to change video settings, and UI also.

Users / Re: Home automation?
« on: May 07, 2007, 09:04:33 am »
Aside from X10, you can also use ZWave (RF based) for thermostats and other climate devices, as well as lights.
In what concerns surveillance cameras, after you have added them to LinuxMCE, you will see a button on the interface for each of them, and clicking this button, you will access that camera, and see images from it. I've tested that with panasonic IP cameras.

Installation issues / Re: Installation file for Ubuntu 7.04?
« on: May 02, 2007, 09:11:57 am »
The 7.04 installer will be out in a week or two, as far as I know.

I've seen this error before if the Asterisk was disabled:
go to the web admin page (type your core's IP in a browser) and from the upper menu, choose wizard / devices / core and see if the 'Asterisk' check-box is checked.
Once I've checked it again, at the next reload, the error dissappeared.

But it might be another reason for it, too.

To play dvds you need to have some pieces of software installed: libdvdcss and id-my-disc. you can install them from the video wizard / add software section, or by hand in a console:
apt-get install libdvdcss
apt-get install id-my-disc
sometimes, the installation from the wizard fails, so it' s better to try the other way. Then , you will be able to play your dvds.
your media is discovered if it is shared over the network. The internal network is automatically scanned for shares from time to time and you will be asked to add your shares when they are detected. If they are not detected automatically, you can try to add them manually. See these links also:

Installation issues / Re: AVWizard Never Runs
« on: April 30, 2007, 09:23:47 am »
AV Wizard runs only for the Media Directors (because you have an interface on them). So if you made the installation as a core, and not a Hybrid, you won't have the AV Wizard for it, only for the MDs that you attach to your core.
If you installed it as Hybrid (with the interface) and it doesn't run then, you can try to start it manually:

Depending on your TV, you can have LinuxMCE control it by IR codes (using an IR transmitter receiver such as USB UIRT or GC100) or by RS232. You must add your TV as a device (if you find your model in the list when running the video Wizard, in the TV's section) or define a new device template for it (if you don't find your model there).

When you define a new device template you will be able to set the way LinuxMCE will control it and also to input your IR codes or commands.

Installation issues / Re: uninstall?
« on: April 27, 2007, 10:20:48 am »
LinuxMCE doesn't install on Ubuntu 7.4. yet. It will be available soon, though, as far as I know.

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