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Not wanting to start a panic or anything, but thought I should ask the question seeing as we are all using Linux and not only that, using it as a gateway/router.

I had an email come round at work warning us of this potential weakness. It was recommended we run the following command...
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env X="() { :;} ; echo vulnerable" /bin/sh -c "echo this is a test

...to see if we are vulnerable. If I am to believe this test, then apparently I am.

What can we do, if anything?

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: Why Do Media Directors Exist?
« on: September 30, 2014, 01:45:12 pm »
For non-Dianemo users, I think I am right in saying that no option exists for controlling a lightweight non-MD no-orbiter generic media device?

I think phenigma's work on the RPi MD looks exciting and I'm looking forward to trying it, but if there were an option to install some generic media software onto RPi, and control that via the standalone touch screen orbiters, that would be interesting as well.

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: Audio track and Subtitle support
« on: September 26, 2014, 12:12:24 pm »
Just saw this. Again, very exciting. Thank you.

Cheers,
Matt.

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Installation issues / Re: Qorbiter creates a lot of Generic Proxy Orbiter?
« on: September 24, 2014, 09:27:17 am »
I reported a similar issue here http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=13368.0

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Users / Re: Raspberry Pi as a MediaDirector
« on: September 23, 2014, 01:41:53 pm »
I have been testing the raspberrypi as MD for some time now and am loving every second of it.
Phenigma has been doing a awesome job.
imho the rPi has great potential with CEC, its GPIO pins and all the aditional boards one can get for it.
The Pi has been great so far, sometimes it has a hickup in that it doesn't close the playing vid, but all in all, awesome!
No noise what so ever very low power.
Phenigma, thanks so far!

br,
Raymond

Now I am even MORE excited :) 1004 had better watch out.

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Users / Re: Volume issue with LG TV template
« on: September 22, 2014, 11:19:32 pm »
Thanks for the reply.

1. #2126 - LG RS232 (newer models)
2. 1004 (although it's days are numbered, gagging to try this RPi MD!)
3. Nope, never.
4. No, last upgraded 01/04/2013

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: Raspberry Pi as a MediaDirector
« on: September 22, 2014, 09:38:43 am »
This is really exciting. Looking forward to testing it.

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Volume issue with LG TV template
« on: September 16, 2014, 09:30:13 am »
Hello all,

I recently had to re-add my LG TV as it mysteriously stopped working. It works fine for the most part, although the TV volume doesn't work when switching over to a different input - a quick reload fixes this. This is a known issue.

However the behaviour I'm now seeing is that following a reload, you touch the volume controls (up or down), and bam the TV volume goes straight up to 99! Which in case you are wondering, is very, very loud :-)

Cheers,
Matt.

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Installation issues / Re: video stops playing
« on: August 26, 2014, 04:18:33 pm »
I've seen this behaviour when the hard drive is full up, could that be the issue?

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: Why Do Media Directors Exist?
« on: August 22, 2014, 04:45:16 pm »
Matt - see my earlier post in this thread re LiveTV etc. But the short answer is you can watch live TV via you actual TV - we provide control of the TV for this purpose and you can also watch live TV via any STB's you have controlled by your system too (either locally in the room or sometimes via a video matrix for a larher install where you have centralised STB's distributed through an HDMI Matrix).

Yes you do loose the Orbiter UI on the TV... but you have it instead on your tablet or smartphone instead. The UI then is right in your hand... and you can switch to any room/device and control it without having any TV's on at all...or turn a TV on from tablet/smartphone if you want to etc etc.

All the best

Andy

Gotcha. I always liked the idea of the centralised TV feed, and then TV in other rooms was just an Ethernet cable away. I used to use that extensively (we don't watch TV any more). However I guess you still get that with what you are saying regarding the use of a video matrix.

I have smartphone, jogglers etc running orbiter, so I guess I could live without the onscreen orbiter, however I still use it, but that might just be because it's there.

I think a R-Pi MD would be the best of both worlds. A LMCE-controlled XBMC R-Pi would also be interesting. I can't say I've had many issues with the MDs themselves. Is what your suggesting more reliable simply because it's not running its OS via the cable? Because a media player is still a standalone piece of hardware that can potentially fail.

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: Why Do Media Directors Exist?
« on: August 21, 2014, 04:11:25 pm »
Both very valid and good points. Being in charge of, and being able to modify, your MD is essentially what i was referring to in my last paragraph. And if you are a VDR user then I can see why loosing that would be a big hit.

How do you deal with watching liveTV using a media player? Does the TV signal, whether it's satellite, freeview, cable, whatever, still go to the core?

Also do you lose the onscreen orbiter? If yes, while not a showstopper, I would say it's a disadvantage, it's great being able to do anything from anywhere.

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: Power saving topic
« on: August 12, 2014, 10:27:34 pm »
Very interesting!

Obviously I would never dream of saying "oh how I wish upnp media players were supported by LMCE, when will it be sorted" because that would simultaneously violate rules #1 and #2, but if they were supported I would certainly consider it from what you are saying.

I guess if you run cameras then you will always struggle to downsize your core? Is there anything else that would make down-sizing the core difficult?

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: Power saving topic
« on: August 12, 2014, 04:55:34 pm »
I did a quick back-of-a-fag-packet calculation for a 20W MD left on continuously for a month, and it costs about 65p. Mine switches on/off (OK, hibernates) when I arm/disarm the alarm, so it will be even less than that. Barely seems worth worrying about? Of course I am talking purely from a monetary point of view here, there is always the green argument.

However I appreciate it allows you to downsize the core, I have no idea how much juice my core is using.

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: Power saving topic
« on: August 12, 2014, 12:03:16 pm »
Andrew, I'm intrigued, when you say "upnp media players", is this standalone hardware that you're referring to?

If yes, would I be right in saying that this isn't integrated with LMCE in the true sense, i.e. it's controlled separately, and merely plays remote media that's made available to it?

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: What Android app to use
« on: July 29, 2014, 03:06:00 pm »
http://deb.linuxmce.org/LinuxMCE-Orbiter.apk

But you should play with qOrbiter as well.

Cheers,
Matt.

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