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Users / Intercom and MythTV
« on: May 17, 2007, 09:17:27 pm »
I realize I've already posted about MCE's intercom feature. Regardless, consider the following scenario:

Core w/ MCE 1.1 minimum (just core software installed, nothing installed to make it a media director), no problems installing. Two diskless machines have successfully booted from the core (we'll call them MD1 and MD2, both identical machines in terms of hardware. Audio works.)

1) Intercom: I want to be able to talk into MD1 and have my voice heard on MD2.
           -How exactly is this done step by step? From MD1, I've tried Intercom --> place call to MD2 --> place call from MD1 and it loops me back to the screen asking where I wish to place the call to.
           -How can I test if the built in microphone is even working?
           -Do I need a mailbox configured first?

2) MythTV: I want to watch TV from MD1 or MD2 from the core which has a TV tuner card
           -Do I need the full MCE install?
Thanks in advance.

Users / Help via IRC?
« on: May 17, 2007, 01:55:55 am »
Anyone know where?

Installation issues / Installing MCE
« on: May 15, 2007, 04:15:51 pm »
Most of my installation issues have been because of updates (mostly pluto-dcerouter related). Luckily I was able to figure out early the reason why MCE wasn't working exactly as I figured from a 1.0 product and it wasn't because of my limitations with Linux. It was MCE itself. I'm hoping in the 1.1 release that the ability to update *anything* package-wise on the box is turned off by default. This is an assumption, but if 1.1 works great and has been tested with Kubuntu, why screw with that with package updates that may break aspects or all of MCE? Release 1.1 with a feature freeze and get the fundamentals working (i.e., MythTV) for 1.2.

Personally, I've had fun installing MCE. Whenever I see an old PC nowadays, I say, "Cool. A media director." :)

Not including VMWare installs, 12 for me.


This link refers to MCE 1.1 and Kubuntu discs.

uh.....wha? :)

Users / Intercom?
« on: May 11, 2007, 04:02:21 pm »
I don't actually know if this is possible or not but I've been trying anyways. Theorectially I should be able to voice communicate through one diskless PC to another using a microphone, right?


Feature requests & roadmap / Stylus Support for TabletPCs
« on: May 11, 2007, 03:59:08 pm »
On a bare minimum Ubuntu Server install plus kdebase, I've been able to get the stylus to track with wacom-tools and xinput (if that helps).

This is one of those completely unprepared posts in terms of logs and whatnot (I don't have them handy at the moment). I spent most of the day building a core and successfully connected and booted two diskless clients. I also succeeded in installing the Orbiter software on my Vista machine and had fun starting an MP3 on one of the diskless clients and showing a movie on the other.

Then I shut the clients down and rebooted the core. Starting the core went fine. When I start the diskless machines and the Orbiter software (on my Vista machine), I get this error:

Orbiter cannot register with the router. Please try again later.

This error is shown on the diskless clients and the Orbiter software on my Vista machine. Nothing was updated in terms of apt-get or synaptic.

I've read around a few posts here and there and it seems I may have scarfed mysql. Not sure, though. I probably screwed something up by not letting the core finish what it was doing (quick rebooting the router, building diskless images, etc...)

Has anyone else seen this error? If so, what is the solution other than rebuilding from scratch?

I'll find out tomorrow if just reinstalling MCE will alleviate the problem.

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