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Users / Re: Controlling AV equipment - peculiar behavior
« on: December 11, 2013, 04:44:52 pm »
Might be worth sticking a 10 second delay between each command, just in the name of science.

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: Following upgrade, media on MD starts at maximum volume
« on: December 09, 2013, 03:09:43 pm »
Thanks awfully chaps! Will retry upgrade in due course.

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: install advice, purchasing core/md/orbit
« on: December 06, 2013, 11:14:51 am »
Check out "Exemplary Setups" on the wiki http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Category:User_Setups

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: Composite camera as "Generic Analogue Camera"
« on: December 02, 2013, 01:59:45 pm »
I read about this issue http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php/topic,13325.0.html

So created a file
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~/.screenrc
...and added
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setenv LD_PRELOAD "/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so"
...but it hasn't changed anything unfortunately. I wonder if this is specific to USB cameras as opposed to composite cameras? Or is it for any camera under motion?

This has always felt like a permissions issue, but my understanding is that LMCE does everything as root anyway, so don't really know how to go about confirming this one way or the other. It is true that when I view the camera in mplayer I have to use sudo though.

Any suggestions much appreciated.

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: Any motherboard suggestions?
« on: December 02, 2013, 01:50:22 pm »
Personally, for my standalone core, I've always just used whatever motherboard/graphics I have laying around, regardless of brand/performance. Or buy a mobo that ticks all the boxes, without caring about graphics. Even if the screen does appear the size of a matchbox, why do you care. But this is just my experience. You could always stick an older nVidia graphics card in if you had serious problems.

Don't piddle about buying old kit to match your old CPU, just cough up and replace it all, doesn't need to be particularly powerful.

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: install advice, purchasing core/md/orbit
« on: December 02, 2013, 01:39:33 pm »
Would be difficult to maintain/update. You could just look through the user pages. Then it's easier to see who has what exactly, and make your own judgements i.e. is it out of date. is the user active, etc.

Cheers,
Matt.

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Thanks for the reply, what you are saying does make a lot of sense. I will certainly have a little read up and a play. It's not entirely clear to me what all this means in practice i.e what steps I would take to ssh in or use my orbiter remotely from my phone or work computer (VPN is simply an addition to those things is what I'm taking away from your explanation), but as I say I will have a play.

Thanks again.

Cheers,
Matt.

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Sorry to hijack the thread (hopefully cperk4's question has been answered), but how does this compare (security-wise) to connecting to your core using "https://<external_IP>" in a web browser and typing in your LMCE admin password?

How does it compare to ssh-ing in with your kubuntu password?

From the wiki page this VPN stuff looks really easy to do, but don't really understand where it fits in with the above, or what the advantages of using it are.

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: Any motherboard suggestions?
« on: November 25, 2013, 10:09:08 am »
You haven't said whether you are intending on using the motherboard as a hybrid or standalone core. If hybrid is what you require, then yes nVidia might not be a bad idea (although that's not to say people haven't had successes with other cards). As for which chip, personally, if I had a choice between two, I would go for the older one. But that's just me.

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Composite camera as "Generic Analogue Camera"
« on: November 23, 2013, 12:58:31 pm »
Have tried setting up my analogue camera (connected via a Hauppauge PVR-150 in the core), but I'm only getting a grey screen with the message "UNABLE TO OPEN VIDEO DEVICE" when viewed in the orbiter.

I can view the camera using mplayer on the command line. I've tried it both with and without motion wrapper.

Any suggestions?

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: Any motherboard suggestions?
« on: November 23, 2013, 12:33:55 pm »
There are so many to choose from, and a very high percentage of them work. Plus everybody has different needs in terms of how many slots they require, are you using it as a hybrid or just a core, etc. So there's not much point in recommending a specific one to try.

Why not get whichever one you fancy from your local shop, connect up a hard drive and power supply, and see if it works? And if it doesn't, just exchange it.

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: Issue with O2 Joggler to LMCE Orbiter transformation
« on: November 17, 2013, 12:21:26 pm »
It was indeed OK, had the lucid binaries, however there seemed to be some issue copying them across (funny that this happened both times before). I tried a 3rd time with rsync and it all works.

Off to buy a few more!

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: zwave dimmable light switches
« on: November 14, 2013, 09:25:51 am »
that is correct, I am not using a floor plan, just a list of switches at this point

Try adding a floorplan, just any old image for now, and set up the light switches using the wizard in web admin (drag the squares onto the image), reload/regen, then looks at the lights on the floorplan in the orbiter, see if that fixes the issue.

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: zwave dimmable light switches
« on: November 13, 2013, 01:48:05 pm »
mikeybs,

Would I be right in saying that you do not use a floorplan, and you just see the switches in a list?

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: Issue with O2 Joggler to LMCE Orbiter transformation
« on: November 08, 2013, 04:53:46 pm »
I noticed that you updated the wiki on 1st October regarding the binaries, but I am running 1004 on my core so should be OK, no?

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