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Users / Security Panels and HVAC controllers/thermostat Hardware Choices
« on: February 03, 2008, 11:13:21 am »
I'm going to buy a security panel and a hvac controller in the next week or twoand I'm trying to make sure I get the right ones. I've looked through the wiki and so far...

Security Panels along with costs:
Apex Destiny 6100 - $357 -
Caddx NX-8E -  $149 -
Elk M1 Gold - ~$400 plus extras

Obviously in that group the best option for me is the Caddx NX-8E - has wireless and wired support and supports enough zones for my needs. The wiki on the Caddx doesn't show that it has been fully integrated, but it has been fully integrated in Misterhouse. I figure I can always fall back to the misterhouse connector script if i have to.

HVAC controllers/thermostats:
RCS TS40 - $269 -
RCS TS16 - $199 -

RCS TZ16 - $250 -
RCS TZ40 - $319 -

Insteon Remote Control Thermostat - available for purchase on 2/15 may be a good choice - still researching

There isn't really a supported hvac system for mce so I thought I'd do some research. Anyone else have some good choices that I'm missing here or care to weigh in on any of these products and how they work with linuxmce?

Users / Re: Add on ESATA ports.... (like Fiire Station does)
« on: January 28, 2008, 04:52:52 am »
it actually started in 2.6.18 ( I was an early adopter) but you have to patch and custom compile the kernels. 2.6.24 is the first one with pm support built in

Users / Re: Add on ESATA ports.... (like Fiire Station does)
« on: January 27, 2008, 05:22:36 am »
just use two esata ports and use a port multiplier on the external drive array that would give you six. Linux kernel 2.6.24 that was released a few days ago supports port multipliers out of the box
You'd need to get a Pci-e sil31x series card

Users / Re: RAID driving me crazy
« on: January 24, 2008, 03:18:54 pm »
are these drives still raided?

If not it sounds like you haven't gotten rid of the raid superblock and that is what is causing your issue. Formatting a raid drive isn't enough, you have to use a command to remove the raid superblock that Mdadm adds when you create an array.

Users / Re: Looking for a PCIe 1x vidio card with UI2 support.
« on: January 20, 2008, 07:49:41 am »
you could probably file out the plastic endcap of a pci-e x1 slot and use a standard x16 video card. I'd have to take a look at a pci-e graphics card and see but they are designed to be used in any kind of pci-e slot

Users / Re: Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H Looks HOT!
« on: January 20, 2008, 05:39:52 am »
that board looks very nice. I'll put that on my list for any future mds/myth frontends I build. Looking at the specs everything appears to be linux ready. Ti chipset for firewire, realtek chipset for gigabit.. only question would be the ide/sata chipset

Developers / Re: UI3 Discussion
« on: January 15, 2008, 07:02:05 am »
wow that's a pretty thought out strategy. Has then been posted to places like the mythtv mailing lists?

Users / Re: older server hardware opinion please
« on: January 15, 2008, 06:40:27 am »
I agree on the power usage.. It's going to be way up there. Unless you are generating your own juice with a wind turbine/water wheel for your home then I'd say no

Users / Re: Core and iSCSI
« on: January 15, 2008, 06:37:52 am »
pretty much just follow this guide. It's for centos5 but can easily be adapted to Kubuntu/Debian. I'm not sure if iSCSI is supported out of the box yet. Pretty much you'll just have to mount it and then the media scan should find it

Users / Re: New System Approval
« on: January 13, 2008, 08:50:51 pm »
openfiler is very  nice as well. I've used it. It's basically just a custom linux/conical kernel. Does any file system

Installation issues / Re: HD cable / digital cable
« on: January 13, 2008, 03:17:25 pm »
I agree with that to an extent. It's just being ported nothing extra is being added. I don't think the developers will jump ship since most of them are firmly linux guys. However, I don't mind new blood being attracted to the windows development.
Linux drivers for that hd capture card will be created no matter what. The problem is it takes time to reverse engineer them. I view this as a stopgap measure while that is happening

Installation issues / Re: Flickr and speed of movement
« on: January 13, 2008, 01:42:02 pm »
go into terminal and enter:
sudo mkdir /flickr/year/day/14
then enter substituting blah with your username:
sudo chown -R blah:blah /flickr/year/day/14

I'm basing those directories on what you said in your post. If the absolute filepath id different use the complete one.

there is plenty of interest to get this supported in linux once it is available

Installation issues / Re: HD cable / digital cable
« on: January 13, 2008, 11:42:41 am »
well one thing that may be in our favor is that myth is being ported to windows.. if that hd capture card only has a windows driver, myth will probably have a windows backend available in the next year anyway. The development of the frontend is going along pretty briskly right now while I've been keeping track of it

Users / Re: Wanna lose data!? Install Linux MCE!
« on: January 13, 2008, 11:36:55 am »
um you didn't read the notes as the past user mentioned. The beta was designed for a complete install from scratch on an empty drive

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