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I was able to install 32bit, but now i have new computer, which is 64bit and trying to set linux MCE on that one. I am unable to do. Here are pix. I have no clue what to do.
What should i do to install this OS

You should probably start your own thread instead of hijacking these others.

But I would say, if you installed the i386 version OK and now have AMD64 equipment? Install the i386 version onto it too.

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Installation issues / Re: Did the USB-UIRT kill my system?
« on: January 07, 2009, 04:00:06 am »
call me crazy, but I wasnt aware that there was a fix needed for the USB-UIRT, i did no such update and mine was plug and play. What does the fix do?

 Just read a few posts above....

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A note: If you are installing onto an AMD64 machine, and the arch (identified in the webadmin on the media director page, on the right side of that page, will say AMD64 or i386) there is no need for the new driver. The AMD64 driver works out of the box. If you install the i386 quick fix driver, it will hose up your AMD64 installation, as it is loading an incompatible arch module.

So to sum up. If you are installing an i386 version of LMCE 7.10 rc1 or rc2, then use the above steps.
If you are installing an AMD64 version of LMCE 7.10 rc1 or rc2, you don't need to do anything.

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Installation issues / Re: Did the USB-UIRT kill my system?
« on: January 06, 2009, 03:51:09 am »
Did you do the instant fix or follow all the manual instructions?

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Developers / Re: UpdateEntArea improvement suggestion (Unmanaged room)
« on: January 06, 2009, 03:05:18 am »
I do believe at one time the discussion about this went something like:

"wouldn't it be nice if UpdateEntArea didn't make changes if the scenario already existed"

giving us the ability to fine-tune "On" and "Showtime" Light Scenarios and not have them blown over and rewritten.

Jon's idea seems like a fair solution if no one can tackle it the way indicated above in italics.


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Developers / Re: UpdateEntArea improvement suggestion (Unmanaged room)
« on: January 06, 2009, 01:45:07 am »
I think this would be a great addition to LMCE and users that wish to have full control over their scenarios.
If you have any opinions against this, or other ideas, please post them here.

I'm one of those users that would LOVE to see this happen. Specifying a room type that will be ignored by UpdateEntArea seems like a fine approach by me!

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Users / Re: Is your PVR 150, 250, 500 etc
« on: January 06, 2009, 01:42:57 am »
I run SVideo out from both dish receivers to my PVR 150's... Picture quality has always been excellent.

I've even changed the recording profile in MythTV to 16:9 on the SD signal, as all our main viewing stations are now wide screen.

I don't notice any difference in picture quality.

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Installation issues / Re: eee box troubles
« on: January 04, 2009, 06:43:02 pm »
Thanks Freymann for those links, I had checked them before too. The Realtek drivers mentioned here: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/R8168 are not available anymore.

Sure, but on that page is a link to download the compiled driver so you can skip over the first part related to building the .ko file. That was my problem... AMD64 core and was unable to build for i386... so follow the instructions for the core, but copy the file you can download into the media directory file structure and do the info for MD's....

cd /usr/pluto/diskless
chroot <moon #>
mv /path/to/r8169.ko /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/kernel/drivers/net/r8169.ko
depmod -a /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/kernel/drivers/net/r8168.ko
cd /boot
update-initramfs -uv
exit out of the chroot

Don't forget to edit the config files for the Media Director mentioned in the Unrecognized NIC wiki page too... probably before you do the above.

I know I ran in circles for a bit before all the pieces fell into place, but getting the compiled kernel module for the i386 machine made things work in the end.

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Installation issues / Re: eee box troubles
« on: January 04, 2009, 05:06:15 pm »
I also have two different cpu-architectures running. The Core/Hybrid is running in 64bit and the EEE Box, obviously, 32bit. I manually generated the MD with the Admin-Website.

My core is AMD64 and my MSI Wind is i386. I had to use the web-admin and delete the AMD64 boot image for this media directory, set the architecture to i386, and I can't remember if I rebuilt the image from the web-admin or just went ahead and rebooted the MD. I definitely didn't have to go and edit templates in the manner you described.

These links got things working for me:

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/R8168

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Unrecognized_NIC

http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=6247.0

I was able to rebuild the PXE boot image on the core OK, but needed to download the new compiled version for use on the i386 machine and do some of the manual commands in the diskless boot image directory to complete the boot. It's been working great.

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Users / Re: Need original flick.pl script
« on: December 28, 2008, 02:30:43 pm »
I tried to modify the /urs/pluto/bin/flick.pl script with some editors and did something wrong. I even destroyed the backup file, so it is not receiving any pictures anymore.

Can please anyone paste the script or attach the file (better) to this post?

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root    15214 2008-04-21 20:23 flickr.pl


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Developers / Re: Any Star Trek TNG fans out there... UI 1 Skin Idea
« on: December 24, 2008, 01:10:41 am »
here is a pic of an example.


 That's really neat actually. I was a big Star Trek: TNG fan. I have a bunch of collector plates here too. In a box. lol

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Installation issues / Re: New Installation
« on: December 22, 2008, 05:11:10 pm »
Graphics:        Asus EN8400GS  (Basically NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS)

 My first core had a nVidia 8400 and although I didn't suffer from the black screen, the machine would freeze all the time.

 I've since replaced the core with a completely new core and my second attempt went perfect, this time with a nVidia 7200 or 7300.

 Since you're connected through the VGA out that eliminates us thinking it has switched to another output after booting.

 I know it's a PITA to have to keep trying various parts, but I would try an older nVidia video card.

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Users / Re: Issues updating media info via media sync
« on: December 19, 2008, 07:14:56 pm »
The other issue I've been having for much longer:  Whenever I add a TV series I rip individual episodes on my desktop and copy them to the core.  As I go through tagging them they lose the Media sub-type tag requiring me to set it back to TV shows 2 or sometimes 3 times.  Last night I happened to notice some of the older TV series rips I had tagged a few months ago lost their Media sub-type tag.  I don't know if this happened during initial tagging or at some point since then.

 I run into the media sub-type being cleared here on my setup too.

 I can duplicate it very easily one of two ways even!

 Scenario 1

 There's a torrent file in the /public/data/video/* directory structure, say 'wwe-raw-12-15-2008-some-dudes-handle.avi' and I go to the core and from the kde desktop copy that to /public/data/video/(device79)/wrestling/raw-12-15-2008.avi. Notice it has gone to a different hard drive under a cleaner name. I then tag the copy.

 Later I delete the original file manually in a SSH session to the core. Then in File & Media Sync, after showing files on disk that aren't in the db, I click on the filename, and then click delete file.

 Now I go back to the copy I made with Files & Media Sync and in most cases the media-sub type is gone, as long as the filename is fairly close to the original. The media-sub type definitely goes away if the filenames are the same.

 Scenario 2

 I put an avi file into /public/data/(device79)/New Movies/ as "mymusicvideo.avi"

 I then use Media and Files Sync to move that file to /public/data/(device79)/Music_Vids/

 Go look at the moved file with Media and Files Sync? The media sub-type is gone. Everytime.

 I've documented this before in the forums, never heard anybody else talk about it.

 It took me a while to figure out why the media sub-type would disappear... it's always tied to me deleting the original torrent (which I copy from the holding area to a folder on my media drive, usually with a cleaner name, as my permanent copy) or moving a file from one directory to another (either manually or through the pluto-admin web interface).

 I always write down what I'm deleting or moving and then go back over them and reset the media sub-type. Annoying but not the end of the world.


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Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Dedicated networking
« on: December 19, 2008, 05:21:01 pm »
LOL, just downloaded and booted the FreeVo Live CD and booted it.  Flicked through the bland sparse menu's and selected to watch the short video that shipped in it's library, at which point it hung the box.  Suspect Thom was right with his "Not as far along" comment.

It most likely didn't detect your video or other hardware properly.

Out of curiousity I downloaded the LiveCD and burnt it to a CD and booted up with it last night/this morning. I don't have any tuner cards in my office machine so all I got was video, music, and Firefox. No mouse clicks seemed to work. The video played fine, not sure about the music. Although it loads and runs it was anything but impressive. I probably didn't give it a good 'demo' mind you.

I've yet to see anything offer the features LMCE has. I personally enjoy watching TV and being able to click the green button and bring up the menu overlay and poke around my video folder or music folder during commercials, or flick on/off/dim a light, without missing a beat. All the other media centers get you into your media and to do pretty well anything else you have to exit back to a menu. I'm spoiled now!

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I'm kinda luck[y] I guess as I have 2 spare machine at the moment, so I'm going to try to set LMCE how I'm not supposed to do it.  I'll build 2 hybrid boxes and disable DHCP on both of them.  If I can get to the point where I can record on hybridA, then watch it on hybridB, then I'll consider that a result

Somehow I doubt you'll get that to work. Why not set up a core/hybrid with two network cards and then boot up a media director off the 2nd nic and see how it really works? One main 'core' is much easier to look after, and net booting up media director's is a breeze and much simpler than what you're talking about. I like Thom's comment about those supposedly in the 'know' that go out of their way to fight LMCE instead of sitting back and letting LMCE do all the hard work for you.

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BTW - Decent forum too, a lot of other forums would have been far less mature with this potentially contentious thread  ;)

To me, comparing LMCE against other packages is not taboo. If anything it confirms that LMCE is a great package (once you get it running)! However, I think somewhere out there everybody musta went to a anger management class as I've definitely noticed a big improvement in the tone of the posts of late, which is a great thing.

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Users / NVIDIA Unveils Ion Platform
« on: December 19, 2008, 05:06:06 pm »
Saw this on the MythTV Mailing list... quite interesting though!

NVIDIA Unveils Ion Platform
http://www.dailytech.com/NVIDIA+Unveils+Ion+Platform/article13723.htm

When the ASUS EEE box came out, I was really interested in it. Mind you, it cost $378 CDN at the time.

I couldn't afford one, and a few months later I heard about the MSI Wind PC Intel 945GC 1 x 200Pin Intel GMA 950 Black Barebone
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856167032&Tpk=N82E16856167032

for about $170 CDN (and I bought one of these!)

It would be interesting to see how the Ion Platform does. Keep your eyes and ears open!

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Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Dedicated networking
« on: December 18, 2008, 08:12:49 pm »
One last cheeky question ;).   Some alternatives were suggested.  Xmbc doesn't appear to handle TV, so that's a non starter.  Unless MythTv has got a lot less flakey, I won't be trying that!  I have to work with windows, so hate having it at home.  I did however come across FreeVo, which has multiple backends and front ends on one network, which is exactly what "I" am looking for.  Has anyone tried that? 

I personally like to see what other offerings are available out there. I haven't looked at FreeVo before today. I must say that if I knew about it when I was struggling with LMCE back in March I would have given it a try. I see it's available in Synaptic Package Manager under ubuntu so installation should be quite easy.

I don't why you've blown off MythTV. It comes in many different packages, and I would highly recommend MythBuntu. It'll do your TV and media quite well and doesn't require you to rejig your network configuration (although your mileage over wireless won't be all that great due to bandwidth restraints). There's plenty of great support for MythBuntu and MythTV.

LinuxMCE on the other hand is a super package and you'll be missing out! But if you can't set up your network properly or find hardware that is compatibility, then anything is better!

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