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Users / Re: Noob question UI choice while network booting.
« on: October 30, 2011, 02:35:28 am »

That yes
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yes I will be able to select which UI I use on each MD
;)


Tim

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Users / Re: Energy Meter Support
« on: October 19, 2011, 05:38:17 pm »
Don't know about the everspring but the aeon version is compatible


http://lmcecompatible.com/#ecwid:category=280101&mode=product&product=2536209



Tim

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Installation issues / Re: How to attached MD to back of tv?
« on: October 17, 2011, 04:41:09 am »
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Tim, does that case allow the TV to be attached to the wall as well?
Depending on the Tv mount
but it boils down to the  clearance from the wall itself. generally easier just to wall mount it behind the TV and that will keep it a little cooler than attached directly to the tv.

Mounting Options: - Vesa mounting (attach in the back of a monitor) - DIN-RAIL mounting (vertical and horizontal) - Wall mount brackets - Rubber feet

Tim

 

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I use a low power atom based NAS to house my media I have used used a @30 watt atom as a core and does quite well so for about 60watts I have my fully functional core and my media available.  Attaching usb sound cards to the NAS and having auto sensing power on amps gives me my audio only zones with little or no additional power draw. (Until amps are in use).
Network based tuners solve many issues as well including power consumption.
media storage does not require high cpu usage.
media playing with accelerated drivers does not require high cpu usage.
IP camera's with with dedicated motion sensors does not require high cpu usage

so unless you must use motion or must use hulu cpu requirements are quite slim

If you don't have one you may want to purchase a killowatt meter. You will be surprised by how much power is being drawn by common household items.   Found ( Cable box was using 45w on or off)

Just my 2 cents

Tim

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Users / Re: New Thin Client
« on: October 04, 2011, 10:55:01 pm »
Check the forums there was a  previous post on this.

Bottom line its not x86 so its a no go for now.




Tim

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I've found this thread, but it looks like it hasn't provide clean solution...

http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php/topic,6408.0.html

I have used that many times and has worked fine. just disable update media first then re-enable upon completion.

you may want to make a clonezilla backup first. ;)


Tim

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Users / Re: Mythtv random key presses
« on: September 26, 2011, 04:55:35 pm »
I have seen that before I think it does that if the signal is weak or gets interrupted.

Check your mythtv front end - tv playback settings  disable realtime. on the first page and try various settings on the 3rd page cpu -
works well and vdpau slim my work better depending on your HW


HTH

Tim

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Users / Re: Acer Aspire X1200
« on: September 24, 2011, 04:03:55 am »
try apt-get install alsa-modules-`uname -r`

reboot then make sure IEC9581 is unmuted

HTH


Tim

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Users / Re: New LinuxMCE Install
« on: September 22, 2011, 08:56:35 am »
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3. for media only? What else is harder for a system than playing media?

An Atom PC sucks for anything but media.. and thats only good with the proper drivers but its real good with proper drivers.

Any desktop app will be terrible anything over the simplest of web browsing is painful.
at least in my experience.
and forget mame and hulu

Tim

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Users / Re: New LinuxMCE Install
« on: September 22, 2011, 02:02:55 am »
1. Drop the bluray drive..... no support for that.
2. Cheap cases generally come with cheap (inefficient)power supplies. Use 80plus certified.
3. Cheap cases generally have loud fans.
3. Atoms/ IONS  are great for media only.
4. The least expensive up front may not be in the end. Especially when you add in the time and frustration factor.
5. Consider some ready to go MD's that address all the above. ;)

http://lmcecompatible.com/#ecwid:category=280114&mode=category&offset=0&sort=normal
 


Tim

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Users / Re: New LinuxMCE Install
« on: September 21, 2011, 06:27:38 pm »
The core can run on a low powered cpu or in a VM environment.
The MD's actually do the heavy lifting. Accelerated video can off load a good portion of that
But running MD desktop apps  /hulu mame etc require a great deal of cpu


Tim

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Users / Re: sharp aquos auto detect
« on: September 19, 2011, 08:10:09 pm »
Make sure you are using  a null modem cable/adapter  (cross over cable).



Tim

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