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Users / Re: Having a go at LinuxMCE on xen
« on: September 13, 2008, 06:04:45 pm »
And that is where it all stopped. To much freakin hassle. Won't finish this, or my family life will be dead and gone for sure. But I've entered another road, so bear with me and I'll tell.... ::)

Users / Re: Having a go at LinuxMCE on xen
« on: September 13, 2008, 06:04:26 pm »
Then the next problem. As i am using X over ssh i have to do something about the display variable when starting of LinuxMCE. First of all I kill the running process for lmce*

ps -ef | grep lmce

it gives you the pid number, kill that one of.

now edit /usr/pluto/bin/lmce

Users / Re: Having a go at LinuxMCE on xen
« on: September 13, 2008, 05:59:06 pm »
Now comes the tricky part, for whatever reason you are able to mount the first iso and get the installation file of there but running it will not give you a go, at least that is you get no desktop item. So u can't kick of the installation. Furthermore running it will complain not being to unzip a compressed image.

So i did it the following way: because the installer consists out of a script and a compressed image I used vim to take the script part out and save it in a new file. I used one of the standard tools to unzip the compressed image. For my script and the other necessary files see the download link.

unpack into mceinstaller dir in root, cd to the directory and execute "./"

Users / Re: Having a go at LinuxMCE on xen
« on: September 13, 2008, 05:42:02 pm »
1) Then, to make sure everything is as virgin as possible, get rid of update line in sources.list. I use vim (apt-get install vim) to edit /etc/apt/sources.list to comment out all of the update depositories.
2) Install the kubuntu desktop via apt-get install kubuntu-desktop. Btw this will take a bit of time ;-)
3) After the installation I will start a new X session on my desktop (my server is headless) with "xinit -- :1 vt12. After that switch to vt 12 and kick of a X session through ssh by "ssh -X -l root
4) Did i tell already I exported an extra PCI network card to the DomU via PCIBack? No i didn't but that is a whole story on its self. If you have done this as well make sure that the card is inserted via the PCI statement in the xen config. Need any details, let me know.
5) So now you should have a running virgin kubuntu enviroment with 2 network cards, should be the perfect enviroment for LinuxMCE ;-)
6) using smb/nfs make sure you put the 2 linuxmce cd's and the kubuntu desktop cd on your virtual system.
7) Install cron & iptables: "apt-get install cron iptables". You will need it later on, that is LinuxMCE.

Users / Having a go at LinuxMCE on xen
« on: September 13, 2008, 05:34:49 pm »
My thought:

As I have a number of website running of Xen, sharing SMB to local PC's and being fed up with Vista not coming out of hibernate I was willing to give a DomU construction a go. So let me tell you about that in this thread. First of all my xen-tools script statement:

xen-create-image --hostname=mediaserver --size=25Gb --swap=4Gb --ide \
--ip= --netmask= --gateway= --force \
--dir=/virtualmachines --memory=1024Mb --arch=amd64 --kernel=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-xen \
--initrd=/boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-xen --install-method=debootstrap --dist=gutsy \
--mirror= --passwd

Users / Re: LMCE on Xen (FC 7): How to use pciback
« on: February 20, 2008, 09:51:16 pm »

i'm still working on things. Currently trying to decide to take it further with FC8 (but still have no pci hide garantee) or Ubuntu (work for me with a network card) first have to move my server to another system (website etc) after that I can build a new one from scratch using either. So no manual yet

Users / Re: LMCE on Xen (FC 7): How to use pciback
« on: December 28, 2007, 11:44:46 pm »
Also a solution but not a very green one ;D I'll have a go anyway, but I will continue my quest

Users / Re: LMCE on Xen (FC 7): How to use pciback
« on: December 28, 2007, 11:30:02 pm »
Kernels are part of Fedora Core 7 (XEN), not customized
[root@bigbear ~]# uname -r

So you think I might have a problem when I am able to export the slots to the backend? Hmmm, this isn't making things easier. I refuse to run LCME as my base system, would run into LVM problems. Running it as a VM makes it easier not having to fool around with my stable eviroment. Are there any other options beside Xen to virtualize LCME (Virtual Box) and have PCI access in the VM?

Users / LMCE on Xen (FC 7): How to use pciback
« on: December 28, 2007, 10:30:24 pm »
Hi guys,

have been fooling around with LCME for the past two months or so, but I am getting close to a working system  ;D Now that audio and video is working on the MD's I would like to add the PVR card (Hauppauge PVR 150) to the DomU. I know I have to use pciback to free the assignment of the card to Dom0 but all my "googling" could not resolve the issue that pciback is not present in my Xen kernel. Not being a complete Tux guru I hope someone is around and has done this before  ::)
If you need any further info pleaze let me know....



Users / Re: LinuxMCE and Thin Clients
« on: December 10, 2007, 08:57:44 pm »
Ok show me, would love to buy a psp, overhere it looks like the N800 is pretty expensive... Maybe a PSP would be a nice workaround

Users / Re: LinuxMCE and Thin Clients
« on: December 09, 2007, 01:12:43 am »
Hi there again.

daballiemo - are you using paravirtualisation or the other option ?
My server doesnt support the other option, because it doesnt have the vanderpool thing.

And in paravirtualisation I can't get it to install .. but maybe I'm the mistake .. maybe you could give me a little more info on how you installed it exactly. For instance - you said, you set up a new virtual machine and installed then ?
What did you use as install source in the xen ui ?

Thanks for your help.

I'm using full virt. Define the machine with the Kubuntu iso as a cdrom. Fire up and install kubuntu. Copy over Kubuntu, LCME 1&2 and the extracted installer. Install LCME with Orbiter and Core and away you go.

Users / Re: LinuxMCE and Thin Clients
« on: December 07, 2007, 04:39:14 pm »
BTW do not forget to pick no sound in the AV wizard. Otherwise it will fail :-0

Users / Re: LinuxMCE and Thin Clients
« on: December 07, 2007, 12:59:07 pm »
I have used a normal PIII 500MHz 768MB RAM as an MD, but performance with SD video is choppy at best

The config I now have is an AMD Athlon 2400 /512 Mb/MX4000 which is as far as I can see perfect. One disadvantage it's huge compared to what I want. I am not fully up to speed on sleep stuff and that but leaving it on 24/365 is not working towards a greener enviroment I guess.

Users / Re: LinuxMCE and Thin Clients
« on: December 07, 2007, 09:36:25 am »
I wrecked it, so I have to do the setup again :-) Want to try adding another NIC (eth1) before installing LCME, lets see how it works

Users / Re: Display scrolling to the left making it hard to select buttons
« on: December 01, 2007, 09:47:19 pm »
Thanks, it's indeed a NVidia graphics card. I have seen the same behaviour however on the other hybrid core I have which is running on Xen. That one is running in the least graphical mode. When shutting down the system with the NVidia card the effect becomes worse, until shutdown time ofcourse :-). Both my systems are setup as LMCE first systems, the majority of the problems I have seen start when going into KDE

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