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Users / Re: I have made the jump, this is what i have ordered..
« on: May 19, 2009, 05:57:56 am »
     I am writing something quick in this post, I hope in the short term write something in wiki. My setup is configured in the way that is for reasons coming from history, the others matter of convenience.

1. I always followed the idea of having a firewall as simple as possible and having LMCE as firewall is quite far from that, it is a really a huge set of diffrent parts of pieces of software development, I prefer and I feel more comfortable having a single piece of hardware, running the Linux kernel, iptables and support software and nothing else.

2. Why wireless, you always mentioned the wife factor I am living in a rented home and I in plans to buy a new house, so I was no in the plan to make drill to in the wall to run cables from from where is mi FW to the living room, first I started with a single cable running just over the floor, but usually my wife tripped with the cable, so then wireless was my only choice.

3. I use for MB a Abit AN-M2HD, someone had complains because it show the integrated NIC as eth1 instead of eth0, so this is not bug to me really it is nice feature that uses a lot because I can use the integrated nic, 1GB, to move data from my laptop from and to the LMCE, so it is used as hybrid, currently I have installed LMCE 7.10 I didn't made any attempt to install 8.10 I need to buy a new disk to play a bit without touching my current configuration. 

4 How I use the wireless, I said previously I am using a TP-LINK  TL-WN651G, because it uses Atheros chip and It can be get in my country, Chip Atheros is recognized as working wireless in Linux since a long time ago, so my election was right I installed the card and it worked at the first try. I have configured using wpa-personal, the next is my  networks file, of course the critical info was changed:

auto lo
   iface lo inet loopback
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
auto eth1
iface eth1 inet static
auto ath0
iface ath0 inet dhcp
   pre-up /sbin/modprobe ath_pci
   wpa-driver wext
   wpa-ssid your-ssid
   wpa-key-mgmt WPA-PSK
   wpa-psk the_passphrase_generated_with wpa_passphrase

Even when ath0 is configured in auto it never started automatically, so here it is the "duct tape" I used the next lines in /etc/rc.local
touch $RANA
/sbin/ifdown --verbose ath0 >> $RANA 2>&1
/sbin/ifup --verbose ath0 >> $RANA 2>&1
exit 0

The funny story was that it was not working, so when I have tried to debug the messages coming from the output of the commands it worked and it is working for about 3 months, maybe some kind of the delay I am just guessing.

The good thing about LMCE it is being a huge machine even can be touched in the way I did without breaking it.

I hope these lines show which are the reasons for that kind of setup.

Best Regards


Users / Re: I have made the jump, this is what i have ordered..
« on: May 17, 2009, 06:23:30 pm »
   I have used this wireless card TL-WN651G for my "internet" connection and the integrated nic of the MB as the MCE network and it works pretty good, the trick is this board uses uses a Atheros chip recognized at the first try, the only issue faced was after a reboot it does not start automatically, but this issue was fixed using acommand line in /etc/rc.local.
  My network arrangement is as follow:

        Switch/Wirelles router <------->  wireless nic | LinucMCE | integrated NIC <------> 

Installation issues / Re: LinuxMCE 710 Subtitles
« on: March 17, 2009, 05:28:45 am »
     Please take a look at the next link:

I have published my fix and it works pretty fine for me.



Users / Re: sound card
« on: January 13, 2009, 12:09:31 am »
    I used this one, some time ago with my first setup of LMCE and it works great, I don't remember any flaws installing this board.

have fun


Compatible Products & Services / Re: O.S ON MOTHERBOARD
« on: November 02, 2008, 11:25:18 pm »
         I really don't know if that such exist or no, where are you from?. May be I can help you in spanish.



   Have you tried updating checking/updating the bios, this was taken from dell support web site:
The following changes have been made to the A02 BIOS to create A03:

1. Fix to the modbay IDE support during device swapping.
2. Alter USB code to allow faster USB device configuration and detection,
disable USB floppy boot if DISKETTE A: is set to "Not Installed",
and better support Bonzai, and other Non-DELL USB disk devices.
3. Updated support for newer Processors.
Etc, Etc

Hope this helps


Users / Re: Need help with Subtitle
« on: August 16, 2008, 01:39:54 am »
yes it is /root/.mplayer may be it is created the first time that mplayer runs or you need to create it, the directory path is right.

Users / Re: Need help with Subtitle
« on: August 13, 2008, 03:02:17 am »
Sorry for my mistake I am using the GYR3101US, I have mentioned as a mouse because I was thinking in that function when I replyied.

Users / Re: Need help with Subtitle
« on: August 11, 2008, 04:02:29 am »
    I am using a Gyration mouse, so anyway from the beginning I have not full support, but next weekend hopefully I will have some spare time to work with this, I just have have some ideas that I want to give a try.

Users / Re: Need help with Subtitle
« on: August 10, 2008, 07:02:00 pm »
I will tell you what was my "fix" to the subtitle issue:

1. Change all extensions files from mkv/avi to m2ts. This force to use mplayer instead of xine, you will win some and lose some also, life fact,
  1.a  You will lose functionality on Remote control.
  1.b  You will not see any more the green artifacts on the left side of the screen.
  1.c  Finally you will get the subtitles that you are asking for.
2. Read carefully the man pages for mplayer, you will find valuable information how to proceed.
3. Look for the file subtitle.ttf an copy it to /root/.mplayer/
4. Modify the /root/.mplayer/config to you match what do you want about fonts, size position on  the screen, etc.
5. Your subtitle files must match the name of your video up to the extension and the extension needs to be srt, at least this worked for me, I haven't another suffix.

Installation issues / Re: Compatible Mother Boards
« on: August 06, 2008, 09:16:54 pm »
    I have installed 710 on the next configuration with no major issues, only external subtitles for avi/mkv tvshows with Xine_Player are not working.

CPU: Athlon X2 4800+ Box (AM2)
Memory: XMS2 DDR2 2Gb (2x1Gb) PC6400C4DHX
WDC 80 GB SATA2 for OS
WDC 250 GB for media

This machines is one for all ( Core/Director )

It works Ok, sometimes I have some green artifacts on the left side using Xine_Player, but according to some threads this is a known bug, not resolved yet.

Users / Re: Plays Divx files from the network with Subtitles (.SRT)
« on: July 19, 2008, 09:49:12 pm »
     Which will be the way to know that the update was released, because at the moment I am stuck on 710 b4 due to the subtitles.



Installation issues / have you used this MB A-N78HD
« on: July 07, 2008, 01:42:09 am »
       I want to replace my old LMCE and I looking for a MB that allows me to see divx's  of 720p res. Somebody of you has this board and comments or recommendations will be appreciated.



Users / Re: Sound issues
« on: June 01, 2008, 04:56:31 am »
Hi I assume that you mean there is no sound from the digital output, if is this tour scenario  you need to play with alsamixer and found the digital channel and "unmute" the right channel, in my Montego DDL there are some channel called IEC958, all of the are muted by default, unmute the channel 0, that worked for me.

Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Subtitles support (.srt)
« on: May 16, 2008, 04:32:22 am »
Have a look this -

       This feature only worked on 710 b4, but it is not working 710 rc1 and 710 rc2, I have some errors pointing to some missing file, I can see something as name_of_dvix:subtitle:name_of_dvix.str, both files are present, I have tried from kde desktop calling xine from an small script with the same syntax shown in the error file and works pretty fine. So the issue comes only from the file is called from linuxmce.
       Any clue, help, guidance where to look

Thanks in Advance

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