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Users / Re: Video stuttering
« on: June 20, 2008, 11:46:52 pm »
Does this happen right after a reboot, or does it start happening after a day or two?  There was just a thread, started by me, about this that just just off page one now.  Apparently there are at least a few of us with this issue after it's been up for a while.  A reboot fixes it for me, but only temporarily.

FWIW, my core/md hybrid is an i386 install on an AMD dual core, with 2G ram, and an nvidia 7300 SE (cheap-o) video card.

I just rebooted and all the video works ok. It sounds like it is the same problem. Are you having any other problems using i386 linuxmce? Have you used the amd64?

Users / Video stuttering
« on: June 20, 2008, 09:18:21 pm »
I just re-install Linuxmce AMD64 and all the video is stuttering during playback. I have tried a dvd, recorded video and live tv...all stutter. I'm not sure where to look at this point. I have a Nvidia 7300 512 MB, core 2 duo 6400 and 1 GB ram. This didn't happen on the other installations.

Users / Re: Zwave or Insteon
« on: June 20, 2008, 09:12:03 pm »
Is the CM11A the only interface to use with x10? I didn't see it on the x10 website. Where can I get it or another interface?

Users / Re: Zwave or Insteon
« on: June 20, 2008, 08:10:32 pm »
less reliable (though I swear that in about 4 years, I've never had a signal fail to go through. But then again, I do have my 2 phases coupled properly, which a lot of people don't do.

How does that phase coupling make it better? How do you phase couple with x10? Are you in the US?

Users / Zwave or Insteon
« on: June 20, 2008, 06:34:03 pm »
I'm trying to decide whether Zwave or Insteon should be the platform for my home automation. This is what I understand:

Zwave - Cheaper price for devices but requires progamming remote ($150). Great support among a large number of manufacturers. Zigbee is using Zwave as a common platform. Limited number of nodes on a network (maybe 256?). Single network (RF only).

Insteon - Higher price for devices ($10 more) and no progamming remote. Only Smart home manufactures Insteon. Compatibility with x10. Large number of nodes on a network (4096?). Dual network (powerline & RF).

If Zigbee takes off then Zwave would be the better supported choice but Insteon offers the powerline & RF network. Also it seems that Insteon sends a signal back that could be used for status where Zwave doesn't.

If someone could please chime in and correct my understanding and / or add to the voids, I would apprecaite it.

Installation issues / Re: i386 install vs amd64
« on: June 19, 2008, 01:16:26 pm »

Please give us more information to help you out.

Whate is your core running (i386 or amd64) and what is your media directors running, and exactly what is the issue that you are having.

In my case my core is i386 and it autodetects my media director to am64. I manually had to change the media director to i386 due to issues with my nic card driver (marvell yukon.)

I installed the amd64 version on the hybrid which is an intel core 2 duo 6400. The 1st MD is an intel P4 3Mhz and the second MD is an AMD athlon 64 2x 4200. I have several issues:
1. The AMD MD has netboot problems....during several installations, sometimes it would boot and other not at all, which is the case now.
2. Video playback freezing on all computers.
3. Ripping a DVD on the hybrid loads down the computer until it is complete. This has never happened before. I could rip a dvd, record a video in mythtv and watch another with no problem.

I read jondecker76's post on the 17th and it seemed like a possible solution.

Installation issues / Re: i386 install vs amd64
« on: June 18, 2008, 07:38:54 pm »
I am having funny issues with a network of 2 - AMD64 & 1 - 386 setup. I'm wondering if installing all with 386 will resolve the issues. Also does acpi relate to this at all?


you do realise that you have to do a ton of configuration to only get some of the buttons to work, right?


I followed this guide and thought it was complete? Is there more to do? If not, I thought is was pretty easy. Besides playing with the MCE setup is part of the fun.

Users / Re: Setup additional harddrive
« on: June 17, 2008, 02:40:01 pm »
I used the Live CD & GParted. Worked out great. Thanks for the help!

I got two of them for $30 each....the priced dropped again. The downside is they won't ship pickup only.

Users / Re: Setup additional harddrive
« on: June 16, 2008, 10:28:21 pm »
I tend to boot up with a Ubuntu 7.10 LiveCD and use GParted to initialize the drive, then boot back up into LinuxMCE and let it ask you to use the new drive. There's another thread that was started right before/after your post that talks about the same type of thing, with a link in the wiki to how media files are handled.

I wasn't of the process to get a hard drive ready for use. The distros always took care of that during the installation. Is it the best to format the hard drive using the live CD? Or is there some problem already loaded that can be used? The link on the other post only info for the file structure.

Users / Setup additional harddrive
« on: June 16, 2008, 06:23:21 pm »
I have installed an additional harddrive to my system which has a total of two harddrives. What steps are needed to start using the 2nd harddrive?

Installation issues / Lirc, Mythtv, and networking issues
« on: June 06, 2008, 05:30:08 pm »
I have installed the AMD64 version of 7.10 RC2. I have a couple of questions:

1. My remote control connected to my PC is a Snapstream Firefly RF and it isn't recognized. The remote uses the lirc_atiusb driver which is available through Lirc. I used it with Ubuntu for the last two or three versions. I can't seem to find /etc/lirc and I can't seem to view any startup info from the sys log. I have a lircd.conf file that I could use but I'm not sure if Linuxmce references the /etc/lirc. It seems I could get the remote to work if linuxmce would recognize it and install lirc and the driver. My question is how do I get this remote to work? I have tried the template but haven't had any success.

2. I have a network with three computers. Two have Ubuntu 8.04 and the last one has Linuxmce 7.10 RC2. Before installing Linuxmce, all computers had Ubuntu 8.04 and were setup with NFS so I could access files on any computer from any computer. During the installation Linuxmce recognized three shares and when I look under manage drives, I have three windows shares. How can I re-establish the NFS network for all three computers so I can have the same ability as before. The other two computers have data and videos that I wish to keep. Also I want install Linuxmce on the other two computers but I need a way to retreive the data so I can do a clean installation.

3. I have used Mythtv for a couple of years. My undestanding is that a computer with a tuner card must be a master / slave backend to utilitize the tuner. The netboot option doesn't seem to be the way to go if I want to utilitize the tuner on that computer. It would seem that I would need to load the Linuxmce software on the MD to get use of the tuner?

I am interested in this software package and would like to get the above items working. Thanks for your help.

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