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Users / Re: Any experience with Cox Communication digital cable?
« on: October 05, 2007, 05:03:32 pm »
Bump... Nobody out there on Cox Cable??? I would love to know what TV card/equipment to purchase that will work with Cox's digital signal (which I haven't been able to get any information about from Cox.)

Users / Re: Status of the LinuxMCE DVD's
« on: October 03, 2007, 05:24:44 pm »
To Webpaul and Team,

Please can you provide a leadtime on this now as per our last comments the DVD's would be here in approx 1 week or so........  Please advise as when you will be sending these out....

Or should we consider requesting our money back (please do not take this as a threat)



Sept 28 to Oct 3 -- five days (which includes a weekend)
Lord, it's not even been a week yet. Chill out and be a little more patient.

Users / Any experience with Cox Communication digital cable?
« on: October 02, 2007, 10:34:29 pm »
I'm in the Oklahoma City area and all we can get around here is Cox or satellite services. I currently have Cox and am trying to decide on what TV card to purchase for system. Anybody have experience setting up LinuxMCE with Cox?

Users / Hauppage WinTV-HVR-1800?
« on: September 14, 2007, 07:30:13 pm »
Anybody have any experience with the WinTV-HVR products from Hauppage?

Installation issues / Re: Missing /home/videowiz and related files
« on: September 14, 2007, 03:18:47 pm »
I mistyped the file name, it's actually greetings.mpg but it's still not there on my install  :P

Installation issues / Missing /home/videowiz and related files
« on: September 14, 2007, 04:33:42 am »
Just rebooted and set up video resolution, when video setup wizard started it said: "File not found /home/videowiz/greeting.mpg

I went into KDE desktop and searched the filesystem, nada, zip, zilch nowhere to be found.

Any ideas?


Developers / Re: HADesigner user manual not accessible
« on: September 12, 2007, 09:34:26 pm »
Yeah, the title could had read "I HAVE the HADesigner manual"... LOL

Developers / Re: HADesigner user manual not accessible
« on: September 12, 2007, 09:21:26 pm »
teedge, It's already been brought up in an earlier thread and Paul suggested that we go directly to Plutohome's Wiki. That's exactly what I did and got the same error.

Does somebody have this PDF saved somewhere?

Developers / HADesigner user manual not accessible
« on: September 12, 2007, 09:01:03 pm »
I went directly to Plutohome Wiki per Paul's instructions from earlier thread. Page is not accessible through Plutohome either. Link to manual found at


You don't have permission to access /download/docs/HADesigner_user_manual.pdf on this server.

Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Developers / what is FOSS?
« on: September 11, 2007, 03:46:47 pm »
Here's the opening paragraphs from wikipedia:

"From the early 90s onward, alternative terms for free software have come into common use, with much debate in the free software community. The term "free software" was coined by Richard Stallman in 1983 when he launched the free software movement. Records of published version of its definition can be found dating back to February 1986. The definition can be summarised as software which the user can use for any purpose, study the source code of, adapt to their needs, and redistribute - modified or unmodified.[1] To avoid the ambiguity of the English word "free" (free as in beer versus free as in speech), and to avoid talking about the impact on freedom of non-free software, people have suggested alternative names.

"Open-source software", "Software Libre", "FLOSS" (Free/Libre/Open-Source Software), and "FOSS" (Free and Open-Source Software) are the most common alternative terms.[2] The most popular of these has been "open-source software".[2]

Users of each of these terms share almost identical licence criteria and development practices, but differ, according to Richard Stallman, in the respective philosophical values. Some people use "libre" (as in free speech) or "gratis" (as in free beer) to avoid the ambiguity of the word "free". However, these terms are mostly used within the free software movement and are slowly spreading. "

Developers / Re: All Developers, please read.
« on: September 10, 2007, 10:21:51 pm »
Hi all, I'm a newbie here, but reading this thread has sparked my interest. I'm very interested in helping out with organization and documentation. I'm not a developer, though I do so some amateur coding, but I have done technical documentation for hardware related issues. I generally have my evenings free and can generally also bust out some time at work.

My interest in LinuxMCE stems from wanting to create a touchscreen video intercom/background music system for a small office environment. A lot of the features in LinuxMCE are not really needed in this sort of implementation, but the feature set is so rich and the system far more stable than anything else I've tried, that it's the only system I can really consider for my project. I expect that as I become more familiar with the system that I will want to offer other services to the office staff, such as video on demand, room light control, etc.

Let me know if I can be of use.

Matt Armistead
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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