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Users / Re: The whole networking thingy!
« on: June 25, 2007, 02:10:16 pm »
Hi cckrobinson & pixelator

I have reconfigured the net working and all seems well, I have gone back to using a single ethernet port. VOIP is my next project I have the settings for my provider and I will need to setup my Siemens VOIP phone.

Thanks for the help.


Paul

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Users / Re: Setting up a voip provider and account.
« on: June 25, 2007, 02:04:45 pm »
Hi 1audio

I too would be interested in the issues you had installing the VOIP hardware, I have a Siemens Gigaset C450 IP phone and will need to set this up. Any tips suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks


Paul

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Users / Setting up a voip provider and account.
« on: June 21, 2007, 06:11:11 pm »
Hi guys

I have received the following settings for the Asterisk server as follows. How and where do I enter this information to be able to use the VOIP service via LinuxMCE? Are there any configuration files that I can add the info too or do I need to add this via AMP? Please be as specific as possible as I am a Linux newbie. Thank you so much for all your help.




Blueface.ie settings


SIP
 A typical SIP configuration to utilise Blue Face services from your Asterisk Server: 
 sip.conf

[general]

; To recieve incoming calls to a dynamic IP address you need to register with our server.
; If you have a static address do not use this line and instead specify SIP/${EXTEN}@ipaddress:port in the PBX GUI for the numbers you want forwarded.

register => username:password@sip.blueface.ie/1234

; Use the equivalent of the config below to make and receive calls.
[blueface]
type=peer
host=sip.blueface.ie
username=yourusername
fromuser=yourusername
secret=yourpassword
insecure=invite ; Specifies that authentication is not required for incoming INVITEs from sip.blueface.ie.
context=yourcontext


extensions.conf

; Specify the context to receive incoming calls.
[yourcontext]
; Note this is just an example there are infinite different ways to handle the incoming call.
exten => yourusername,1,Wait(1)
exten => yourusername,2,Playback(beep)
exten => yourusername,3,Hangup

[outgoing]
; Dial the Blue Face Speaking Clock.
exten => 303,1,Dial(SIP/303@blueface)
exten => 303,2,Hangup

; Send PSTN calls to Blue Face.
exten => _X.,1,Dial(SIP/${EXTEN}@blueface)
exten => _X.,2,Hangup

 
 IAX
 A typical IAX configuration to utilise Blue Face services from your Asterisk Server: 
 
iax.conf

[general]

; To recieve incoming calls you need to register with our server.

register => yourusername:yourpassword@iax.blueface.ie

; To receive incoming calls specify this block and replace "yourcontext" for your dial plan.
[yourusername]
type=user
host=iax.blueface.ie
context=yourcontext

; To make outgoing calls specify this block;
[blueface-out]
type=peer
host=iax.blueface.ie
username=yourusername
secret=yourpassword

extensions.conf

; Specify the context to receive incoming calls.
[yourcontext]
; Note this is just an example there are inifinite different ways to handle the incoming call.
exten => yourusername,1,Wait(1)
exten => yourusername,2,Playback(beep)
exten => yourusername,3,Hangup

[outgoing]
; Dial the Blue Face Speaking Clock.
exten => 303,1,Dial(IAX2/blueface-out/303)
exten => 303,2,Hangup

; Send PSTN calls to Blue Face.
exten => _X.,1,Dial(IAX2/blueface-out/${EXTEN})
exten => _X.,2,Hangup
 

49
Users / The whole networking thingy!
« on: June 21, 2007, 06:03:43 pm »
Hi

I have a lovely LMCE 1.1B install that works and looks great unfortunatly I seem to have messed up my networking and I am in a tizzy!!!! Everthing was going fine until I decided to setup a laptop for "diskless booting" via my hybrid/Core system. I could not get this to work and read about the fact that my wireless router (linksys WTGC54) has a DHCP server so I disabled this. I also swicted the ethernet cables so much going into my PC nothing seems to work I cannot get internet access and my VOIP phone cannot access a server.

Can I please confirm the order of cables. I currently have ethernet throughout the house via cat 5 cable and a switch. I connect my cable modem into an ethernet port in my bedroom and the rest of the equipment is in the attic. I have a cable comming from the switch into the "internet" port of the linksys wireless router and a cable comming from the router into the 2nd ethernet port on my PC I have also connected a cable straight from the switch into the first ethernet port on the PC. I am assuming that the first port is the internal port and the 2nd the external port? (the manual does not tell me - A8N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard with two ethernet ports on board) As I mentioned previously I have to disable DHCP networking on the router. Is this the correct configuration? I presume that I will need to leave the PC on as it will be acting as a DHCP server to use the VOIP phone etc?

I hope that the above makes sense it does to me I think!

Thanks for any help or information.


Paul

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Installation issues / LMCE Nvidia Drivers
« on: June 15, 2007, 04:24:02 pm »
I installed LMCE last night and chose the option to install the propritry NVDIA drivers pc rebooted as normal but the desktop returned with its normal resolution, I didnt think much of this and proceeded to install LMCE which went without a hitch.

After setting up the system (UI2 with alpha Blending) the interface is really ugly checked in the web admin and the system is not using the propritry NVDIA drivers. How do I install the correct drivers and keep my desktop resolution (please keepp it simple I am a Linux newbie).

Thanks in advance for your help.

Paul

51
Installation issues / Re: UK & Ireland Users
« on: June 12, 2007, 12:39:41 pm »
Hi Andrew

That sorted the problem, thanks. It is great to have my remote again.

Thanks Juliet

I will give it a try and set up my VOIP account.

Paul

52
Users / Re: Is it worth it?
« on: June 12, 2007, 12:36:19 pm »
Hi duketg

My best advice would be not to give up too quickly if you do run into any problems. This is a complex piece of softwware and my hat goes off to the programmers. There is so much potential for this system that it boggles my mind. There is so much help available.

If you have an Windows MCE remote you will be able to use this with the system and it works really well, the keys are mapped so by pressing music on the remote will bring you to the music section of Linux MCE.

I have started to play with the system and have to be honest it is far more powerful and nicer to use then Vista MCE.  Which is the system that I had installed before I saw the video on youtube, I backed the Vista system(using Norton Save & Restore just in case) so that I can go back if I want too.

Do give it a go but check out the forums before you do the install and you may save yourself some grief. I must say the current beta is much easier to install with the cache disk and dont be surprised if your install takes a while. I was able to watch the Aprentice, Aprentice: Your fired and Hotel Babylon and it was just finishing up. You may also notice during the install that there are a lot of errors while the system tries to download some packages but it gets there in the end.

Pleasd keep us posted as to how you get on and dont give up if you happen to run into some problems.

Paul

53
Users / Re: Is it worth it?
« on: June 11, 2007, 01:21:29 pm »
Hi duketg

I too am a complete Linux Newbie and come from a Windows Media Centre Edition background. Installing LinuxMCE 1.1B2 worked first time for me and looks amazing I have even managed to get some of my home automation working. My main/current problem at the moment is that my MS remote has stopped working. I am in the process of doing a complete LIRC install.

I find this much more fun than Windows MCE and is far more powerful out of the box. The sense of achievment is great when you get things working which I never got from my Windows system, sure some things require work to get going like the video drivers but there are loads of great guides on the net that take you through step by step to sort them. My main problem with LinuxMCE is that the list of suppoted hardware is qute small and some of them are damn near impossible to get hold of in Ireland.

My system is installed, the flickr facility looks great, I can play all my music, videos, DVD's with no problems so far. I can switch on my X10 light and appliance modules straight out of the box (with limited settings via web admin). I am going to set up the MythTV and add VOIP phone to the system. I have done all of this as a newbie and loved every minute of it. You really do get your hands dirty with this system which is great.

I hope that this will encourage you to give the system a try if you dont like it reformat and reinstall windows but if you can get it to work you will have one powerful system.

Paul

54
Installation issues / Re: UK & Ireland Users
« on: June 08, 2007, 12:42:24 am »
Hi guys

I solved the problem with CM11A I had not set the correct serial port it is now happily turning on and off fans lights etc. I was like a little kid at Christmas when my lights turned on and my fans worked!

My Microsoft MCE remote has stopped working though. If I unplug and then plug it back in it proceeds to recognise the remote and installs software and then mentions that the remote is disabled, any ideas? It was working fine until last night.

Any suggestions for adding rs232 ports to my pc?

Juliet

I was able to add my VOIP account as you suggested but had to use one of the preconfigured providers and change the login details etc, is it possible for me to make a complete new entry for my provider (Blueface.ie)

Thanks in advance.


Paul

55
Installation issues / Re: UK & Ireland Users
« on: June 07, 2007, 05:52:22 pm »
Hi Juliet & Jerry

Many thanks for your replies. I am using a CM11a interface for x10 home automation this had been originally setup under Windows and Homeseer 1.7 and worked a treat. I have added the CM11A to the interface page and added lights to the light page but it is not obvious to me where you add the house code/address of the X10 modules  i.e. A1, A2 etc As I have no serial ports on my pc the CM11A module is attached via USB (Com 3) I think that it is setup correctly!

Besides the Slim devices what other multi room audio systems have been used with LMCE? I have been looking at the Philips WACS7000 system which has an ethernet port and can accept music streamed via UPnP.

Uhttp://www.consumer.philips.com/consumer/catalog/tree/en/gb/consumer/home_entertainment_gr_gb_consumer/audio_systems_ca_gb_consumer/wireless_music_systems_su_gb_consumer/product/wacs700_05_gb_consumer/ce/Wireless_Music_Centre_and_Station+WACS700_05

What other devices are people using? I am particulalry interested in alarm systems that are compatible? Has anyone used any x10 climate devices? Would the x10 thermostats be compatible?

Sorry for all the questions but an application has not excited me or caught interest like LMCE has and I would love to take full advantage of it.

Please let me know what systems that you are using.

Thanks


Paul


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Installation issues / UK & Ireland Users
« on: June 07, 2007, 01:23:30 pm »
Hi

I have setup LinuxMCE and I am very impressed with it so far. Although I have only just started to scratch the surface of the workings of this programme.

After reading the list of compatable equipment I was unable to find most of it available here in Ireland. I was wondering what equipment you guys based in the UK and Ireland are using for home automation (I am using X10 via computer interface), climate control (no idea where to start), telephone system (that is compatable with the Pluto modules), security/alarm system (my alarm system does not have any type of interface), security cameras etc. What multi room audio/video system are you using that is controlled via LinuxMCE?

 My PC does not have any serial ports I am using a usb-rs323 adapter for my x10 module (not sure how to set this up under Linuxmce) Are there any RS232 modules available in Europe?

Is it possible for me to add a VOIP vender and use their system?

Any information or help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks


Paul

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Installation issues / Re: Installer breaks connection
« on: June 07, 2007, 12:35:59 pm »
Hi

I swapped my ethernet cables and the internet issue is now resolved.

Thanks


Paul

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Installation issues / Re: Installer breaks connection
« on: June 05, 2007, 01:02:49 am »
Hi

"this is happening because of kubuntu network manager. apt-get remove network-manager should make a fix."

I tried using the above command but it told me that I did not have permission to run it. I removed the network manager using the Add/Remove feature but this did not solve the problem. Please help I am new to Linux and need this fix spelling out. Not having internet access is a real problem otherwise the system is working just great.

Thanks in advance.

Paul

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