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Users / Stop Core Services?
« on: August 01, 2007, 02:46:48 am »
Is there a way to stop the Core Services to do some updates?  I know I can reboot and it boots to the launcher for me to click START LinuxMCE, but didn't know if there was a proper way once servers are started to just stop the Core Services? 


Users / Source for pluto-mythtv-player, plugin and pluto-dcerouter?
« on: July 31, 2007, 08:32:10 pm »
I am guessing my answer is already that it will be released when 1.1 is final.  But thought I would double check.  Is there any way to get the package source for those 3 modules?  Basically I need to modify them so they don't look for older packages for an upgrade I am doing to it.  I can trick it into working, but would rather do it proper.  Which I could do if I had the source. 

If it isn't coming out till 1.1, is the individual pluto modules current for those packages?



Will see what I can do.  Going to be test verifying what I did to make sure it does go properly today sometime.  Reinstalled so that I can verify it works on a new system.  And will try and do the wiki thing after if I can figure it out.  Good call.

Well an update fyi lmao, but not quite sure yet what I did heh, but all is working now.  Just gotta finger out what I did to make it so heh.  So just for those looking for hope, it is fully possible.

Removed post, since I have completed a better way, that is a little more proper, not perfect but proper.  Will post tomorrow.

FYI, instructions to follow when time permits, but got Myth SVN compiled and installed and working with my DVB-S cards, took a little bit of finagling, but wasn't tough.  So for those wanting to try it, I will try and post the steps later this evening.  Have a sick child that I have to take to the doc right now.  But will try and give an update later.

Thanks for all the help everyone!

Users / Re: Home Automation Transmitter
« on: July 30, 2007, 10:33:34 pm »
Well the 30' thing won't work that's for sure heh, it is probably about 100+' to the playhouse.  No big deal, would just be nice to control it for when the kids leave the lights on heh! 

I know all about 1 step at a time heh.  It costs too much $$!  That's why it is great to get knowledge from you guys that have done it.  Thanks for the info.  Will see about ordering a starter kit sometime when I can afford it and go from there.   I am still having issues getting the remote md's working so far but just started playing this weekend.  And learning every step of the way.  I am so intrigued by the system though, I can't walk away from it heh.

Thanks again.

Just because it is SVN, doesn't mean it is real buggy.  It usually just has more support for newer items.  I run DVB-S in the US, and Myth-0.20 doesn't have a lot of the support needed for that.  Especially when it comes to over the air guide data etc.  That is why I run SVN.  To get better support of that.  And the version of Myth on LinuxMCE is still the packaged Myth.  I don't believe it is anything special just for LinuxMCE, don't quote me on that, due to the fact I haven't had time to watch to see where it grabs libmyth from heh, but pretty sure it comes from normal sources.  What they are doing is running a plugin on top of that to integrate with it.  Which is the same plugin I will be using with it if I have time to compile a new version.  I will post my success or failures when I get the time. 

As far as the DVB Drivers, the kernel drivers will probably suit just fine, they just won't be as new.  But being as LinuxMCE is using a fairly current kernel, it should be fine, I will just have to put in the modules the settings to properly load the dvb drivers.  That isn't a problem.  If I was using some of the other DVB-S type cards, the reason for using the HG Drivers, is due to better firmware support etc for sync issues.  But I am not using those type of cards, so it isn't as much a problem.  But that is why you would remove the dvb support in the kernel itself due to the HG Drivers taking over that.  And it compiles its modules against the kernel. 

Thanks everyone for chiming in.

Users / Re: Home Automation Transmitter
« on: July 30, 2007, 08:58:00 pm »
Thanks for part numbers guys!  So I know X10 sucks, but is Z-Wave the better one to go with these days?  I hear about that Insteon or whatnot but hear the support might be lacking for use with LinuxMCE etc?  I haven't got anything yet, so just looking for the best means to go with that isn't gonna break the bank!  But want it reliable. 

Also, being as Z-Wave works off RF, what is the range supported?  For instance, I have a playhouse out in the backyard that is powered, actually on a different meter, the one that goes to my shop, but I assume if it is RF it won't matter.  But just curious to know how far away from another device can it trigger a different device?

Thanks for assistance.


Users / Re: Home Automation Transmitter
« on: July 30, 2007, 12:46:46 am »
Appreciate the reply.  I knew they retransmitted, but just didn't know what the initial range was.  I guess if needed I can put some modules close by so that they will re-transmit.  Stopped at Home Depot and didn't see the kit there.  So guess gonna have to look into ordering it!


Users / Home Automation Transmitter
« on: July 29, 2007, 09:26:02 pm »
Does whatever you use, like the X10 or Z-Wave or whatever it is, transmitter control have to be in the Core, or can it be in a MD?  Reason I ask, is due to my Core being back in a closet away from the rest of the house, and not sure if the RF would pick up throughout?  Just curious.


Users / Upgrading MythTV from SVN
« on: July 29, 2007, 05:53:28 am »
Is there going to be any problems with me upgrading the MythTV Packages by uninstalling them, and then manually compiling the latest SVN so that I can patch it with some stuff needed for Guide Data and such?  Basically what I am asking, is there any patches or anything I need to apply to make it work properly with LinuxMCE? 

Thanks for any assistance.


I am just getting into LinuxMCE and am not quite sure what is safe and what isn't.  I am wanting to run DVB for Myth, and wanting to run the latest Myth SVN.  I am curious if it is a problem for me to recompile the kernel to remove DVB support and compile it via HG Driver Modules.  And then to compile Myth itself and install it.  Will this cause any problems for LinuxMCE on how it operates?  I just didn't want to mess up any other modules it is reliant upon.

Sorry for the plain question, but just thought I would start easy! :)



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