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feel free to create a script that puts file into the pictures dir, and look at /usr/pluto/bin/ what to do locally.

After you completed the script, create a small web page in web admin to allow people to add email accounts to the system that get checked for pictures.

A small note regarding installation of Kubuntu 810 Desktop: I always use a USB stick for my installs. My main workstation has Ubuntu on it, and Ubuntu has a nice little utility under System/Administration to create a USB startup disk.

That way, I did not have a problem installing Kubuntu and LinuxMCE 810 on an Asus B202.

I try to limit my use of optical disks these days.

or even just

sudo nano /etc/iftab

enter the linuxmce password and then edit the file to correct the eth order based on MAC addresses (just swap them), save the file and reboot!

I do not think, that this kind of advise is helpful for anyone trying to get started.

Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Make Wiki more user friendly?
« on: June 04, 2009, 02:14:35 pm »
It's no secret that the current Wiki is not exactly intuitive to use.

The wiki *SOFTWARE* only has a single problem (the search phrase needs to be a minimum of 4 characters), which can easily be circumvented by using Google with

Apart from that, the CONTENT can always be better organized. Feel free to do that!


* Make sure eth0 is your connection to the internet

Possy, what about the case, i have. Mine eth1 is connected to the internet, and the eth0 is for the inside network.

Swap cables for the installation, and after everything is settled down, go into the web admin and swap internal and external again, as well as swap cables back.


to have a succesful 810 installation the following things need to happen:

* Install Kubuntu 810 using the Kubuntu 810 Desktop CD
* Make sure eth0 is your connection to the internet
* Download the new-installer script as highlighted in the wiki and follow the instructions in the wiki.

Following the above steps has always given me successful installs. Whenever *I* used different ways, the success rate was minimal.

Please check in your /var/log/mce* log file that there are no error messages regarding problems downloading stuff. I assume you do have two wired network cards, and you are using eth0 to connect to the outside world, and you did install using the Kubuntu 810 Desktop CD

Users / Re: expanding hard drives / RAID question
« on: June 03, 2009, 10:00:17 pm »

do an install using the desktop CD, and configure your data HDD later on.

Users / Re: Which slingbox do i need with mce?
« on: June 03, 2009, 09:09:37 pm »
Bluetooth is not needed (nor used) by the n810/n800.

Currently, utilizing Wifi for the external (or the internal) network is not supported out of the box, but itspac created a patch for it, which you might want to try.

Users / Re: Hardware to MD instead of Eeebox
« on: June 03, 2009, 04:10:37 pm »
In Denmark (where I come from) the model with 160GB harddrive and 2GB memory costs around 290GBP, it's a bit more than what it costs in the UK but thats how it is to live in Denmark  :D

For that model the price in the UK is very similar. Unfortunately, only the UK receives the 8GB/1GB Linux model.

Users / Re: expanding hard drives / RAID question
« on: June 03, 2009, 11:31:50 am »
You can create a RAID 5 with two drives. That RAID 5 is in a broken state, but you are able to read and write files. There are lots of how-to's floating around, just google for How To RAID5 Debian and you shall find lots of information.

Users / Re: expanding hard drives / RAID question
« on: June 03, 2009, 08:45:27 am »
Just some tidbits of real life happenings:
I started out with a RAID 1 (a mirror) on one of my Linux machines. Bought a couple of new drives, and did not have enough SATA ports. I created a RAID 5 with two drives, copied over all the stuff from the RAID 1, took out the old RAID 1 drives, added two new drives to the RAID 5, and now have three active disks in my RAID 5 plus a single hot spare for my system, in case problematic things happen.

It did take some time, but it was a straight forward process.

With LinuxMCE and the changes jondecker did to the RAID part of the system, things like managing RAID 5 within LinuxMCE became much easier. Still, as both merkur2k and Zaerc have pointed out, it is not a backup solution. For me, RAID 5 is a solution which keeps my system running in case a single drive failure happens, so I can work a bit longer, get replacement drives etc. For data I have a backup, for media data I do not.

Installation issues / Re: InsteonPLM driver problems
« on: June 02, 2009, 08:36:30 pm »
dan, let's rewrite this in c++. Should not be much more work than such a complicated GSD :-)

Didn't hari and Dan planned on doing something like that during LinuxTag? ;)

Users / Re: Looks very promising
« on: June 02, 2009, 07:37:24 pm »

I think it just makes sense to be careful when buying from a place that is not reachable in terms of liability issues etc. Whether it is China, or, from a European point of view, the U.S.

Users / Re: Between a rock and a hard place
« on: June 02, 2009, 09:28:11 am »
One question, I have a HDD with a load of files (mostly docs not media) that I want to transfer. If I put this in, will MCE trash it? Mount it and give me access? Allow me to mount it so I can copy the files and then reformat it ready for MCE management? (Obviously, #3 is my hoped for answer!)

There is no need to reformat the HDD. What happens, when you select use "LinuxMCE Structure" is, you will receive a directory structure on your HDD that follows LinuxMCE's directory structure, i.e. video/audio etc.

After that, you can go ahead and move the files on the HDD to the correct subdirs. No need for copying stuff back and forth.

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