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Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: June 29, 2014, 06:57:56 pm »
Hi guys ,

the last build  qorbiter is crash  like maverick0815 said .

 i remove skins directory and do a
svn co http://http://svn.linuxmce.org/svn/trunk/src/qOrbiter/qOrbiter_src/qml /var/www/lmce-admin/skins && chmod -R 777 /var/www/lmce-admin/skins/android

and now is working ...

i hope  this help

Carlos

Thanks for this info!

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Users / Re: [SOLVED] Wifi Problems
« on: June 29, 2014, 08:20:00 am »
So it looks like the problem was DNS related.

I went into the network settings on the router
changed the external NIC to static ip
changed the name servers to use open dns servers.
Commenced streaming music and netflix.

 No drops for over an hour

golgoj4

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Users / Re: Wifi Problems
« on: June 28, 2014, 03:51:40 am »
Check other radio devices, if disabling them helps. The site survey idea isn't a bad one, but I would assume more constant issues with other APs on the same channel.

Another thing to try is, to limit the AP to 802.11g instead of N, and see if that helps the consistency.

The only other radio's i have going are zwave!

Technically, the hue also counts as zwave...kinda. or zigbee...

I dont think i can turn off the N... but ill see.

Thanks

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Users / Re: Wifi Problems
« on: June 28, 2014, 03:50:12 am »
golgoj4,

Do you have a Wi-Fi laptop (or AP) with software that can do a wireless site survey?

You may have a lot of nearby devices running on the same channels as you're trying to operate on.  Many people leave their AP's on the default channels, and you can get a lot of congestion on those channels, depending on how close your neighbors are.  Changing the channel on your AP can make a big difference.

Some of the better site survey software will do signal to noise, RSSI, and other quality indicators.  Those can help determine if you have other noise sources around.  Look for poor S/N or low RSSI values, even if the "bars" are high.

Relocating the AP may also help, if you have lots of metal or concrete around it.

Hope that helps!

/Mike

Yeah ive actually installed a few tools in addition to the ones that come with the wireless ap's.
*They have a built in site-survey feature which i initially used to check the different channels and how full they were
*Android app on table to basically do the same (Wifi Analyzer)

I will investigate the results more, maybe there is something im missing.

FYI - These are the devices im using http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EVBTHRG/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Thanks for the tips

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Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: June 28, 2014, 03:41:10 am »
Sorry to dissappoint, but it crashes after I put the connectiondetails.

So
* it opens
* Tries to connect tries to connect and fails?
* You use the button @ the bottom, enter the connection details and (no to be too anal) but what is the action that makes it crash? starting to enter the info, after you close the window?

* golgoj4 is assuming you were talking about android.

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Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: June 27, 2014, 02:53:15 am »
do you want the latest macosx build on deb as well?

sure!

central place is better

and hopefully an ios version to add to deb :)

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Users / Re: Wifi Problems
« on: June 27, 2014, 02:52:48 am »
Turn off your microwave, cordless phones and baby phone... or check if your mobile equipment supports 5Ghz Wifi and get APs supporting that.

1 microwave not used much.
Only cell phones
No baby monitor
Wifi ap's do support 5ghz

but damn the luck, no 5ghz devices.

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Users / [SOLVED] Wifi Problems
« on: June 26, 2014, 03:29:07 am »
Is anyone experiencing frequent wifi drops on phones / tablets / laptops?

Just curious as I have experienced this with two different kinds of AP's

golgoj4.

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Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: June 26, 2014, 02:37:13 am »

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Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: June 16, 2014, 05:17:14 pm »
hrm. ok
Standard android correct?


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Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: June 15, 2014, 03:54:31 pm »
Have we ever had a build that didnt crash on your phone?

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Developers / Re: Chromecast
« on: June 08, 2014, 05:25:48 am »
Im still trying to figure this out and basically we would need to do some sort of webapp integration for per md.

Chromecast device is nothing more than a webapp (or fake one sending http calls as needed) to both receive and send the chromecast commands. where I got stuck was how I would go about faking a web app. Well that and any extra dev cycles not named qorbiter say phillips hue...

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Developers / Re: Need help!
« on: June 08, 2014, 05:23:02 am »
man i really dropped the ball on this, but its an open issue.

after mo' learnin' i think there should be a different set of scenarios created for different device templates ie workstation/mobile device/onscreen.

It should also clean up the scenarios and re add them if the device moves (workstation gets setup primarily in another room)

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Users / Re: Many minor issues
« on: June 08, 2014, 05:19:12 am »
Hello!

I'm operating a LMCE-Core and two diskless in MD in my house (10.04). It is in use since a few months. In this period of time I figured out some minor issues which are more or less annoying. But I didn't manage to fix them. I would like to discuss them and maybe get some hinds how to work around or fix.

To avoid misunderstandings: I like LinuxMCE und I want to use it. I am going to expand my home automation with even more z-wave devices. (ATM I only use a USB-Dongle and a wall plug with a lamp for testing reasons).


1. Tearing in VDR
In my living room there is a 50" Plasma TV. The MD is working with an NVIDIA 8400GS 256MB graphics card connected via HDMI. When watching TV (SD or HD does not matter) there are horizontal lines (tearing?). I have already read many of those related topics throughout the internet. The PowerMizer-Settings do always reset after restarting the MD. But the tearing is always there, even if I switched the PowerMizer-Settings to the right setting. Doing this tearing gets better, but does not disappear. I also tried other possible fixes (composite on/off and so on) but none of them are fixing this problem. On the other MD I do not have tearing with an intel inboard graphics.

2. UI2 very buggy/incomplete
I use the UI2 in my living room. I already tried several skins. But all of them are buggy. E.g. the description of the "Playlist" item is missing, the descriptions of the items under "Advanced" are confusing.

3. Handling of LMCE via Orbiters
I tried iphone4, iphone5, iphone5s, Android-Tablet and weborbiter to find out which is the best. I am disappointed. I didn't get them to work flawlessly. The least annoying one is the Dianemo App. But when you try to handle TV-watching with zapping, Volume up an down und scrolling through EPG it is very frustrating because of the slow response. It even gets stuck sometimes when you press a wrong button which is not functional. A lot of the nice features LinuxMCE has are not usable with my actual setup. To be honest: in 2014 I am not going to buy me an old school Symbian phone to control LMCE. My Nokia E51 does not work at all (wrong firmware/model), by the way. My first idea was to buy one or two android apps und stick them to the wall to have a nice control station but with no really working and nice looking apps I will wait for improved app or better/other solutions.

4. Remote controls
Formerly I used MediaPortal and then switched to LinuxMCE. In the old system I used X10 remote controls to control the clients. It worked fine! But under LMCE I did not get them to work. It cost me a couple of hours with no success. The only thing that worked reliably is a Microsoft wireless keyboard. But that is not what i want. Here in Germany the USB-UIRT is hard to get so that I never tried IR-remotes.

5. Music/Video database view / LMCE as music solution
I have an MP3-Database with about 16000 Songs. Flipping through the database on the UI2 is very annoying because it is very slow and not free of bugs. The way for me to work around is to work with playlists. So for music reasons I won't use LMCE. I bought an Airport Express an attached it to the amp. Works flawlessly, but is no LMCE-solution. Squeezeboxes are mentioned in the wiki. Logitech does not offer them anymore. I could buy Sonos-Products, but is no LinuxMCE-solution,too. What is the alternative for that, when I do not want an additional amp with all those cables around?


I really like LMCE, but in conclusion I must say: LMCE has a large potential, but atm it is not "nice" with too many little quirks und problems.

Comments please!  ;)


Greets!


Bernd

I just wanted to even though you had a negative experience with your initial install, thanks for being clear in your problems and criticisms. As a developer, it does hurt to read these things, but at the same time honest feed back is the best kind. Lastly, know that we are working furiously to bring OS X / iOS into our orbit (keeping with the pluto theme...bad joke) so you have more options for controls.

Thanks again
golgoj4

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