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Users / Re: how to: use java ip camera in linuxmce.
« on: September 20, 2007, 01:52:14 am »
Hi,

I've described briefly procedure to add IP camera under Motion wrapper (if that's what you want) - GSD based solution connects to it directly without Motion wrapper - but in this way you loose features of motion (recording, triggering security breaches, etc...)....

But that description only existed in Pluto Wiki, so I have transfer that part also to LMCE wiki - go ahead and take a look :

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Motion

HTH,

regards,

Bulek.

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Developers / Re: Working on PowerLinc USB, RCS TX15B Thermostat support
« on: September 18, 2007, 10:44:21 pm »
Hi,

thanks for info. I've already put some info on compiling few things on Pluto.

Maybe it can be updated. I guess you're making your notes for your reference, so maybe you can share them with us. There is always someone better, but currently AFAIK we don't have any step by step procedure what to do to compile certain binaries....

Outdated pages are here :
http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/How_to_compile_Motion_Wrapper
http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/How_to_compile_Asterisk

Will you (or anyone else doing similar thing) please be so kind to post steps (procedure) to compile certain binaries. IT would be of great help - I did under Pluto, but have no clue how to do it under LMCE...

Thanks in advance,

regards,

Bulek.

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Users / Re: Energy consumption of core
« on: September 18, 2007, 11:45:30 am »
I'm also concerned about power consumption and looking for ways to decrease it.

Majority of smart home community is talking about power usage reductions cause of its "smart" features, but if we put power hungry PCs in them, then it is hard to talk about energy efficiency.

I have put even Mobile procesor in my asus p4p800 e-deluxe board some year or two ago, to minimize consumption, but it didn't help much (that adapter doesn't let voltage scaling of procesor that can now be done on newer processors).

I identify several bigger groups of power hungry details :
- processor by itself in idle mode - majority of "away" state, LMCE will be doing only video surveillance, maybe mythtv record and nothing else. In such state it would be wise to use as little as possible resources... I remember that some kind of voltage/frequency scaling daemons (cpufreqd?) were around to take advantage of newer processors features to cut down power usage to bare minimum for current resource needs. Anyone more familiar if those daemons still exist in some newer form and if they are active by default ?

- disks - we have large spinning disks in Cores. Currently also there is a problem of logs - they are mostly still outputting a lot of informations in them, so logging disk is in constant use. But in my core, I use separate disk with media that could be spinned down during non-media-needed intervals.

Anyone more familiar with spinning disks down etc... ?

- screen saver - we have quite CPU intensive screen saver, that doesn't do its job by definition (screen & power saver? ). Maybe it could be activated only during idle in one of "home" modes  and not when in "away" mode, cause at that time nobody is at home...

I have a energy consumption meter, but older HW, so cannot do usefull measurements, but would be more than happy if we can start new page on Wiki about this problem and post solutions, opinions and findings there ....

Thanks in advance for cooperation,

regards,

Bulek.

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Hi,

I'm also interested in same thing. LMCE should become main "all in one" house server. Maybe even Samba, Firewall, Dansguardian would be the first in line and then LMCE with all its features...

Please keep us posted about progresses...

Thanks in advance,

regards,

Bulek.

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Developers / Re: Working on PowerLinc USB, RCS TX15B Thermostat support
« on: September 18, 2007, 11:18:52 am »
Hi,

I also would like to contribute few things (to enhance Motion wrapper with new features, Audio only Xine player - to have multiple stereo outputs on Core, maybe even Zoneminder integration, Cybrotech home automation integration - have it running in Perl "proof of concept" driver, but would like to code it in c++)...

But I've read a lot about problems with compiling LMCe from source, etc...

I guess you have all overcome such problems and I'd kindly ask if you can post as much as possible about your work, so any other potential contributors can learn and developers community will grow...

Thanks in advance,

regards,

Bulek.

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Developers / Can I make rs232 device plug'n'play and how ?
« on: September 09, 2007, 10:02:11 am »
Hi,

plug'n'play from LMCE(Pluto) is implemented this way :
- device searches for dhcp
- from MAC address device is identified and then further configuration steps are performed (mostly written Perl scripts that do the job).

Basically I'd like to do the same with rs232 device. Rs232 interface per se probably cannot be made plug'n'play, but there is a chance to do it over USB to rs232 dongles, cause they are detected when connected.

Can rs232 device be made plug'n'play ? If yes, any examples ?

Regards,

Bulek.

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Users / Re: Interesting Core Hybrid Setup?
« on: September 09, 2007, 09:41:17 am »
Hi,

I think this would work. LMCE includes Mythtv, so majority of all docs apply also for mythtv under LMCE.....

Regards,

Bulek.

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Hi,

I'd love to read more details on your setup. AFAIK currently there is a problem running two Orbiters on same IP, but maybe experienced guy could get it working... I'd kindly ask you to post to Wiki and start a process of digging this problem up... Maybe it's not so hard....

Regards,

Bulek.

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Users / Re: Vonage Softphone (SIP) setup.
« on: September 07, 2007, 01:36:07 am »
Hi,

if I remember right, there is *43 internal number on Asterisk for simple echo test.... Maybe you'll hear your self.... One way audio could be also caused by some inproper NAT or Firewall setup...

HTH,
regards,

Bulek.

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Users / Re: Fiire Remote
« on: September 06, 2007, 03:14:40 pm »
Hi,

in my case Fiire would be more functional than 3button gyro, cause usually I use 32 inch lcd tv and LMCE is just one input that is shown on TV. So it would be nightmare to have 1 remote for LCD TV and other for LMCE. That's why probably I'd buy Fiire... But that's just my case.

But there is a point, that buttons are probably not easily distinguished for LMCE or normal IR use. I don't have a Fiire, so other would probably have more usable opinions.

Regards,

Rob.

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Thanks for info.

I got it working, but don't ask me what I've done (several changes caused it to get into working state). I think I manually edited /etc/network/interfaces to bring web-admin up, and then changed settings in there....

I also added sis900 module to /etc/modules..

Regards,

Bulek.

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Users / Re: MythTV Observations, ugh.
« on: September 04, 2007, 10:53:25 am »
Hi,

I'll add few my thoughts, since I've been using both systems for quite some time now.

- I have MD connected to LCD TV and I see no really important reason why I would use mythtv instead of LCD's tuner for live tv. Commercials are on ever 5 minutes anyway, so you can do all your work in between (whatever you like to do: toilet, wife)... :-). If live TV over mythtv will hickup once in 3 hours, this is it. Standards for live TV devices are really high and users won't accept anything but 100% working solutions. Why risk with mythtv, all that buffering, when you can use already present tuners on tv...

- I mainly use mythtv only as PVR backend that records all stuff that is setup to do records. Now, with mytheb, I even don't need to run mythfrontend anymore

- I miss some usefull mythtv plugins more that just mythfrontend (mythnews, mythweather, mythphone, mythzoneminder...) and maybe some of newer ones I don't know. So I'd integrate those as external standalone applications, until lmce will have its own counterparts...

- I think that real integration of mythtv is to some extent pointless right now, when mythtv is developed to be more a standalone all-you-need application than useful backend that can be easily integrated into other systems....

Only my thoughts,

regards,

Rob.



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Users / Will coverart information in mp3s appear under LMCE ?
« on: September 03, 2007, 03:15:00 am »
Hi,

I'm transferring my large collection of mp3s to LMCE. I wonder if I edit MP3 tags to include cover art, will it be recognized by LMCE ?

Any other experience, advice how to do this ?

Thanks in advance,

regards,

Bulek.

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UI2 works fine on any Via C7/CX700M Mboards but you need the Unichrome Pro II commercial drivers from Via to exploit the chipset features needed by UI2 to do so. Fiire have bundled these drivers with Via's DS700 Vesa mount unit. Thats it. If you want UI2 on this type of device then currently Fiire have the only solution.

Any C7 based CN700 or CX700 based motherboard will run lmce-0704 UI1 superbly when married to the freely available Unichrome Pro drivers though.

Do I understand correctly? You cannot buy commercial drivers from Via - Fiire is currently only solution for PRO II commercial drivers ?

Thanks in advance,

regards,

Bulek.

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Users / Re: is this how LinuxMCE network should be (diagram inside)
« on: September 02, 2007, 03:41:57 pm »
this is basic diagram for what i think LinuxMCE should be, if you have another Idea or correction please reply





Please try to add this diagram and info into Wiki. A lot of questions are repeating about such setup...

Regards,

Bulek.

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