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Installation issues / Re: where i can download the userguide ?
« on: November 20, 2008, 09:42:09 am »
The "Wiki / Documentation" section on the web site has all the info.  "Quick Start" and "User`s Guide" are good starting points.

Developers / Re: Orbiter Skins from the original version of Pluto.
« on: November 20, 2008, 09:09:54 am »
from what i have watched of the screen casts so far, Thom does an excellent job at explaining things. I'm looking to jump into it next week while on vacation. installed Ha Designer yesterday to prepare.  maybe if  you have ideas of what you want to do, we can chat. Or if you get into it and really get stuck, you'll have specific questions to ask.

Im still in the prep stage as well.  I have a few ideas on how i want them to look, but i imagine ill be messing around learning for a while.  I agree Thom`s work on the screencast is excellent.  I have been looking for a way to help and learn about the project.
Thanks for the offer, I know ill have some questions in the future.  Once I learn enough to make some cool themes lets chat or work on one theme idea that we like.


Developers / Re: Orbiter Skins from the original version of Pluto.
« on: November 19, 2008, 07:39:56 am »
I have been watching the screen casts on this, I would love to help out with this once I get the hang of it.I agree the theme could look a lot better.  If anyone has any tips on learning how to make them other then the screen cast please let me know.


Feature requests & roadmap / a plugin for streaming creative commons music
« on: November 11, 2008, 10:15:25 am »
I was thinking it would be cool if a media center had a plugin for streaming music from sites that host music under creative commons, like  By default a person that has a new media center would have 1000s of music albums to kick off their new system.  And it would promote the artist, promote music under creative commons, and save hard drive space.

I would love to know what peoples thought are on this.

cheers  :)

Installation issues / Re: PVR-150 remote set up
« on: August 18, 2008, 09:35:27 am »
Go to the KDE desktop and go into the admin web page, when you are in your admin web page go to media directors under hardware.  at the bottom of the list there is a "ir remote". chose "MCE usb_2" . then do a quick reload.  There is 3 different MCE drivers in the list, one of them should work for you.

I hope this helps, I dont have my system up to check. I have the same one and it worked for me.


Users / Re: Something Interesting you all might Like
« on: July 22, 2008, 08:44:43 am »
Wow, I had plans of embeding an orbiter in a table but this looks cool. even using it with computing parts would be fun.

Installation issues / Re: Wifi usb device
« on: July 21, 2008, 09:10:41 am »
I havent tryed one, but i have found that D-Link devices work fine.  At least my D-link BT USB one does.  If you wanting to have a access point it would be much faster to buy a wireless router and set it up as a switch so LMCE can control it.

Users / Re: Multiple screens on the same MD? Multi-GPU?
« on: July 15, 2008, 07:17:50 am »
I found it was easier to use a 4-port VGA splitter instead of using MDs.  You can get them on ebay for around $30 or just a single VGA splitter for $10.  I live alone and dont have any need to play different media content in different rooms.  this option would also save on your energy bill.

I know you are wanting S-video and are using TVs not monitors, but this is how i solved the problem.


Installation issues / Re: Need some advice with basic cable
« on: June 26, 2008, 07:40:51 am »
Thanks Seth, your advice helped a lot. Got my system up and running. 

Cheers  :)

Installation issues / Need some advice with basic cable
« on: June 21, 2008, 10:42:44 pm »
I just moved into a new place that has basic cable (38 channels) no digital cable box, just a cable from the wall.  I installed LinuxMCE and it  saw and automatically configured my WinTV tuner card and is set to use the right ports.  when i run the wizard it says that it "cannot get TV listing from the provider".  I tryed configuring Myth and tested VDR but both dont get a signal.  In the admin web page it shows different options for changing the cable signal, set to auto by default but doesnt have and options to save any changes.

I was wondering if i need a cable box between my cable and LinuxMCE or if there is something i missed. I think it is something really simple but not sure. When I get back home i will check to confirm that it isnt the cable or my Tv tunner card.

Any advise or pointers would greatly help. Thanks

PS Everything eles works like a dream, LinuxMCE ROCKS!!!!!

Users / Mac mini MD
« on: January 23, 2008, 08:47:56 am »
If anyone knows a good way to get an Intel Mac mini to PXE boot or some pointers please let me know. I did some looking around online but didnt find much that show a clear way to do it, boot ROM, boot manger on the HDD, anything.


Developers / Re: Help us build more Phone Line providers into 0710!
« on: January 22, 2008, 06:16:16 am »
Shaw in Canada, one of the main cable and internet service providers is offering VOIP now. I have a feeling it might be built into the modems.  I was thinking of trying them out. If there is anything i can do to add them to the list let me know.

Developers / Re: Just wanted to say thanks
« on: January 22, 2008, 06:00:30 am »
I agree 100%, You guys have made them work so much better and out of the box.

Feature requests & roadmap / Speech Recognition
« on: January 21, 2008, 10:36:36 am »
I was wondering if LinuxMCE might have speech recognition in the future. I know a lot of other companies and projects have had a lot of problems with it and the software has been buggy in even the commercial software. Hmm maybe i answered my own question lol. But just wanted to know your thoughts on it.

here is a link I found to some of the different softwares used for it



Developers / Just wanted to say thanks
« on: January 21, 2008, 09:05:26 am »
I just started using LinuxMCE a few weeks ago.  After seeing the video demo i was so amazed and had to give MCE a try.  Its so cool Linux MCE has a lot of the best apps open source has to offer all wrapped into one easy to use system. Linux MCE does almost everything I would want a home system/media center to do, and everything else is in the works.  With the power that Linux MCE has and ease of use I can see this system being a standard in every home. 

I just want to say thanks to everyone who is working on this project. I have been using Linux for 5 years now and i have never been this impressed.

Thank you

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