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Installation issues / Re: Common Compatible Hareware for the CORE.
« on: October 11, 2007, 02:57:52 pm »

What is interesting about that page is that the link for the zwave controller goes to a intermatic device.  Yet several other threads

and others

say that the intermatic isn't supported.

So what is the real story Paul ?

Users / Re: Wonderful idea, not currently workable (IMHO)...
« on: October 08, 2007, 10:14:48 pm »
Hey teedge77.

I wasn't criticizing you, just using you as a good example of putting some pertinent info in. 

I searched for some time and you were the first one I found.

Really, it was an indirect compliment.

I would like to see something like:-

asus whatever, 1GB RAM, 1TB sata raid 5
hauppauge PVR 150 & 350
Digium XP100 & TDM400 (1-fxo, 3-fxs)
xwz cctv framegrabber

Client/front end
asus M2NPV-VM, 512KB

Users / Re: Wonderful idea, not currently workable (IMHO)...
« on: October 08, 2007, 09:25:08 pm »
I am sorry you've had such difficulties, but there really are people who are using this system (and its ancestor, PlutoHome) on a day to day basis, in homes with multiple media directors and storage hanging all over the place, with home control etc.. it does work, honest.

I hope you'll try again soon, it really is an amazing system. I've been running mine for a while now, and I can't live without it.


You know, I wish people that had working systems would put their working linuxmce hardware at the bottom of their post or even better, in their signature on their members page.  It would give us a better idea of how many people are using certain types of working hardware, especially when they post.

teedge77 does something like this although I don't see any PVR cards.

Users / Re: Suggestion for AM2 mainboard?
« on: October 08, 2007, 09:12:43 pm »
Does anyone have any fiire stuff yet ?

I ordered some stuff from then on the 25th and the last update on the order is on the 27th, which says it was assigned to someone... I know I'm being impatient as some of this stuff takes time, but this is the first time I had someone charge my card (was almost immediate) prior to it being ready to ship.

Having said that, I did ask them a question before my order and they did respond... It just took a couple weeks...

Hello again.

It's been about 4-weeks.

Any news on your fiire purchase yet ?


I dont know about the rest of you guys/ gals, but im very happy with what the media centre has offered me so far. Granted im still busy setting it up, and here and there I do run into some problems, but all of these are fixable. Every day I find new little features and gadgets built in that amaze me even more. Even my girlfriend (who is not a technical fundi) is amazed at what this thing can do, and how easy it is.

Can you provide a list of components that you use on the server/back-end and the client/front-end ?

I'm sure it would be helpful for many people here.

Compatible Products & Services / Re: Z-Wave have a new PC Interface ZCS201
« on: September 27, 2007, 06:49:04 pm »

Zwave is a technology not a company (Zensys).

Are you talking about the new ACT Solutions zwave devices ?

Zensys made a drastic change between versions 1.21 and your 1.24 which
is not downward compatible.

I understand that Paul Webber has talked to Phil Kingery of ACT about it.

Perhaps he can enlighten us.

Compatible Products & Services / Re: Selling pre-built htpc
« on: September 27, 2007, 06:22:57 pm »

Well, I finally talked to someone at fiire.

They say the fiire engine (the server, what pluto calls the core, mythtv the backend) is a M2NPV-VM

has 2 pci slots.

My query about what to do with the other cards was that i could put 2 PVR cards into the fiire station (thin-client, what pluto calls the media director, mythtv the frontend).

I was sort of surprised as I expected everything to be in the server, although it balances the load...still :-

1)   I wouldn't have thought a thin-client could handle Two PVR's encoding  signals whilst receiving a movie from the server and outputting it to a TV, all of which, could be HDTV and, of course, sending those Two PVR data streams back to the server simultaneously for storage.

2)  As that is, effectively, dual backend/frontend, I wasn't even sure linuxmce/pluto could do that although mythTV can.

I'll leave it to people with more experience and knowledge to comment on this.  I'm just reporting what I was told.

Users / Re: Sucess Stories?
« on: September 17, 2007, 11:11:18 pm »
Well I have a little success story. One of the motherboards that is listed as bad hardware is working perfectly with my setup. I'm running on the Asus K8V motherboard with an AMD64 3400 CPU. A Nvidia 6600GT, with 1.5 gb of ram.
This system is running like a dream on UI2
The only problems I am having is with basic setup issues. It is more a case of I should read the user manual more.


The K8V isn't listed, but the K8V-X is.  They are different motherboards.  Unfortunately, someone keeps changing/deleting content so the reasons the K8V-X is bad isn't there.  When I tested Two M/B's with Hauggepauge PVR cards in both Linux and Windows, they fail to work.  Put  them into another asus motherboard, and they work fine in both OS's.

Users / Re: LinuxMCE Demo @ Maker Faire
« on: September 12, 2007, 07:42:39 pm »

Intermatic zwave is available in myocal lowes in st. petersburg, FL

I had no positive response to my query if their stuff was supported though.

Compatible Products & Services / Re: Motherboard with HDMI?
« on: September 12, 2007, 07:06:47 pm »

Compatible Products & Services / Re: Now looking for motherboards!
« on: September 12, 2007, 06:35:34 pm »
keep us updated - we are all in the same boat

Compatible Products & Services / Re: Selling pre-built htpc
« on: September 12, 2007, 05:20:40 pm »

Obviously yes.  If a company can't respond to a simple request of  "how many pci slots in the fiire engine"  over a 3-week period, then yes, more competition is needed.

Users / Re: Suggestion for AM2 mainboard?
« on: September 04, 2007, 11:13:47 pm »
and here we are, 12-days later and still no response from or

Does anyone have any fiire stuff yet ?

I would like to know how many pci slots in the server

Users / Re: GC100 + CM11 setup
« on: August 27, 2007, 04:43:24 pm »

That's interesting.

Opera 9.23 Build 660

They both hang and never actually update the settings on the GC100 (ie. close and reconnect shows the original settings).

Konqueror 3.5.7 actually does update the settings

Zaerc..are you seeing something different ?

What versions are you using.


Installation issues / Intermatic Z-Wave USB Interface
« on: August 27, 2007, 04:27:58 pm »


I've searched but haven't found anything definitive.  Under the theory that someone has a Intermatic Z-Wave USB Interface, but hasn't reported in or added it to the wiki yet, has anyone tried this unit with linuxmce ?  and did they get it to work ?

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