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Users / Re: How do I change network card id's?
« on: June 12, 2007, 11:01:04 pm »
can you post the contents of your /etc/network/interfaces file?

Users / Re: IP Phones Plug-N-Play
« on: June 10, 2007, 04:09:34 pm »
I just received 2 GrandStream Budget Tone 200 SIP phones to test.
As soon as I plugged them in and booted them up, Pluto detected them and asked If I wanted to use them..

I wish setting them up in Asterisk was as simple  :P

Installation issues / Re: Re-install old nVidia driver?
« on: June 07, 2007, 11:28:38 pm »
I blogged about this here.

It's a little long but I had the same issue.
Scroll down to "Third Times A Charm" to see the relevant information.

The two options for the machine's use at start up are
  • Primary PC
  • Primary LMCE Core/Hybrid
They're probably called something else specifically, but I can't remember exactly what the text is.

If you select the primary LMCE Core option, then when the system boots, you will see a LMCE launcher window.
From that window, you can start the Media services and/or Core services.
There are also a couple of checkboxes that let you start the Core and/or media services automatically. I did not check these boxes, but I assume that if you do, the services will be auto started without having to manually start them from the launcher.

Installation issues / Re: Installer won't launch on Ubuntu 7.04
« on: June 07, 2007, 09:15:06 pm »
16-20 hours playing with an install trying to get it to work is the kind of hardcore geek we need.

16-20 hours, that's nothing... Pfft... Rookie.. <GRIN> (disclaimer: note my joking tone.)

Users / Re: LinuxMCE focus for the future?
« on: June 05, 2007, 12:02:26 am »

I guess the answer will somewhat be demand driven and the demand seems to certainly be focussed on the media components, at least judging from the forums.


I also would like to see it evolve with all its features, but I must admit looking at what I use now if the media components don't work then noone would be using the rest of the system. But in media components I would also include the control of existing non-IP components such as TVs, amplifiers etc.


I understand that Media Control is hot right now and thats fine. Like I said, I was attracted to pluto and eventually LMCE because of the whole house solution. I use pluto mainly for home control. It would be unfortunate to see the project Move forward with a focus only on the Media features and IMHO would seem to be a huge step backward not only in terms of what Pluto/LMCE is capable of, but also in gaining a step ahead of what other systems are doing now. Pluto/LMCE could take a step forward in Home and media control (which will be taking off according to growth of existing trends) instead of just doing what the others are doing.

I'm not saying that is what will happen, I'm just pointing out a concern that I have with the uncertain development path of LMCE. I could be completely wrong here, but if the forums are any indication, it's a valid concern.

Users / Re: Z-wave USB
« on: June 02, 2007, 11:52:42 pm »

LinuxMCE is a direct branch (afaik) of plutohome and the support for the serial adapter is in plutohome. So I am assuming that the support is also in linuxMCE. However, I cannot confirm that it works under LinuxMCE.

Users / LinuxMCE focus for the future?
« on: June 02, 2007, 10:14:19 pm »
From what I have seen in the forums so far, it seems that the majority of information and interest seems to revolve around the media features and functions of LinuxMCE. My question is, will there be a continued focus and development of the software outside of the "MCE" for example telephony (asterisk), security, lighting, and overall home control? The "whole" package is what attracted me to PlutoHome and drove my decision to try it out over other HA systems. I am also interested is LinuxMCE as a "more open" solution but only if it will continue on the same Whole-house path.

I'd appreciate any feedback.

Users / Re: Z-wave USB
« on: June 02, 2007, 10:02:34 pm »
unfortunately, for now, your most likely support will be from the Serial version of the ZCU000. The Serial version is the ZCS000. In fact, the usb version is nothing more than the serial version with an onboard serial-to-usb conversion.

For lighting you can use z-wave devices. I have several of them in my home and you can mix up different manufacturer products. For example I have 3 Intermatic homesettings lamp modules, 1 intermatic homesettings appliance module, 1 HomePro dimmable 3-way switch, and 1 Visia RF relay switch. All controlled using a homepro USB interface connected to PlutoHome. Yes I use PlutoHome, but I am looking closely at LinuxMCE as a more "open" alternative.

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