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Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: June 27, 2014, 09:39:59 am »

Users / Re: Wifi Problems
« on: June 27, 2014, 09:35:26 am »
1 microwave not used much.
Only cell phones
No baby monitor
Wifi ap's do support 5ghz

but damn the luck, no 5ghz devices.

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.

Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: June 26, 2014, 10:22:36 am »
do you want the latest macosx build on deb as well?

Users / Re: Wifi Problems
« on: June 26, 2014, 10:22:05 am »
Turn off your microwave, cordless phones and baby phone... or check if your mobile equipment supports 5Ghz Wifi and get APs supporting that.

Installation issues / Re: Asus eeebox eb1033 will not install
« on: June 23, 2014, 04:40:22 pm »
Two notes:

* no idea if usb dvd drives are supported at all under 8 or 10, try the 1204 iso.
* 32gb of ssd might be taxing it.

Users / Re: tearing in mythtv 0.26 on 12.04
« on: June 23, 2014, 06:41:30 am »
Display is takin care on each individual PC, so yes, the xorg.conf change has to be done on each PC.

Users / Re: Metadata files - Automatically Add Videos
« on: June 23, 2014, 06:40:46 am »
LinuxMCE works with id3 files only. Write a small script that converts one format to the other and be done with it.

Users / Re: Installation of WinTV-HVR 4400-HD on Linux
« on: June 21, 2014, 05:15:36 pm »
According to it is not supported under Linux

Developers / Trac - closed for anonymous track commits
« on: June 18, 2014, 11:11:02 pm »
Due to the overwhelming spam we've received even with some spam checking, I decided to remove the right for anonymous ticket creation. Whoever wants to help us by creating bug reports, please send me a PM with the output of
Code: [Select]
htpasswd -mn <the-login-name-you-want-for-trac>

You will be prompted for your password, and the output will be added to the trac user database. Maybe ochorocho is able to link the forum's userbase to trac like we already have with the wiki. But atm the above is the way to go.

Thank you for your understanding.

Peer Oliver Schmidt
Release Manager LinuxMCE

Do yourself a big favor and use a different machine.

The NIC is probably not supported out of the box in Lucid and the graphics adapter as well. To top it of, that thing sounds like a power-usage monster. You'd be much better (and cheaper in the medium run) off with any kind of i3-i5 PC that's 4-5 years old.

If you DO want to use the machine, check where you can get network drivers for your NIC, and install then during the main installation step. During install I would add extra supported graphics adapter, like an older PCI nvidia card into the mic.You will probably not run the system as a hybrid, but as core only so the graphics card is only needed during initial install.

But again: Save yourself grief, stress and money, and get a different box, as bad as that might sound. Sometimes throwing away a perfectly working machine like that is the better option.

Users / Re: Building new house - Setup questions
« on: June 12, 2014, 07:55:02 pm »
A quick note: If you want to utilize the LinuxMCE game player for your MAME collection, you would need to have a MD for all the locations where you want to play. And remember, the LinuxMCE game player allows multi player games in your house. I thought this might be of interest for you ;)

Installation issues / Re: Intel NUC D54250WY problem
« on: June 12, 2014, 07:40:54 pm »
If you already have an MD device in your tree, you can easily chroot into that MDs diskless dir and install whatever kernel you want.

With a little bit of hickory, I am sure one can expand DisklessCreateTBZ to add a commandline parameter to install a specific kernel into the new blueprint. But I always work of existing MDs.

Users / Re: Building new house - Setup questions
« on: June 12, 2014, 07:38:46 pm »
Well, *I* have the squeezeboxes and amps near the audio zones, because *I* do not like long media runs (audio or video), but prefer to utilize network runs only. Others prefer to have all their equipment in a central location and use media runs. To each their own.

If July is too late, I am sorry, as before that I would only be available for a weekend trip, meaning fly in on Friday and return latest on Sunday, which, IME is taxing the ability to really make a difference. My first couple of LinuxMCE installs took at least a week of working together with the target to get a feel of what s/he wants to really hammer out what is needed, and how to best achieve SWMBO happiness, THE only measure of success imho. From my experience, I would say that these days I need around 2-3 full days. 1 day to talk to everybody involved (meaning the people going to live in the install), 1 day to talk to all the local constructors, and 1 day to show the final plan to everybody.

Users / Re: Building new house - Setup questions
« on: June 12, 2014, 05:19:52 pm »
If you terminate audio in a central location, you are fairly free as to what to route to it. With regards to inline volume controls, I am sure your clow voltage contractor will love to sell you those. I would NOT utilize them, but would work with stuff that works by controlling LinuxMCE, i.e. Z-Wave buttons, Orbiters, KNX Buttons what ever. Way more flexibility, and you can control the volume for any room in the house *from any room in the house*. And you do so by controlling it at the amp which is located centrally, and not by some potentiometer

If you terminate everything centrally, you decide what sound goes where. You can have your TV sound come out in your living room, as well as on your patio. And can control everything with the Orbiter.

If you use those analog controls your contractor wants you to install, you loose all that.

Do you need a MD in each room? Not really. Depending on the length of your cable runs to your central location, you can have a few MDs in the central location, which feed HDMI over the amp runs to your TV sets and audio outputs to all the rooms.

I've setup my home to have a MD near the place where my video display is. And would add another MD at each other location where I would want a video display. I use squeezeboxes (or rpi's with the corresponding image) in locations where I want audio only. And I have the amps near the MDs / squeezeboxes. I use Denon amps exclusively as they are quite inexpensive used, and are easily controllable via RS232 from the MDs.

If I were you, I would see if you can find some of the LinuxMCE maindevs local to your site, and get him to make a plan on what you need, what you can do, what you can't do. Might cost a grand or two, but will make sure, that you have everything you need.

PS: I am in Germany, so probably not near you. I would do it for expenses paid though, if you could wait til mid of July (13th to be exact).

Users / Re: Building new house - Setup questions
« on: June 11, 2014, 08:07:28 pm »
Adding a PC to each location where you have a video display is helpful, if you want to utilize the full abilities of LinuxMCE with regards to media playback. What you can do, is put the thing out of the way, as you do not need to see the PC at all. Some people put longer HDMI cable into ducts, and have there MDs in a central closet. I put my main MD into the attic, and drilled a whole to get the cable down.

Regarding network cable: Put as many as you can afford into the wall. Each room should have at least two outlets. Kid's rooms should have an outlet in each corner of the room. Living room should have one in each corner as well. In general: Whereever you put a power outlet, a network outlet should follow.

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