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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 Then it's easier to see who has what exactly, and make your own judgements i.e. is it out of date.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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Users / Issue with O2 Joggler to LMCE Orbiter transformation
« on: November 08, 2013, 03:08:30 pm »
I followed these instructions http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Joggler

And all seemed to go well, no problems that I could see at any stage. However when I fire up the orbiter, I only get a blank screen with the classic "X" cursor (I am able to move it about through touching the screen). I've attempted this a few times, and on different installs.

Has anybody else seen this before?

Cheers,
Matt.

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Installation issues / Re: New to LMCE, Would like some direction
« on: October 17, 2013, 01:29:50 pm »
Also be careful of 2-wire and 3-wire switches!! Always check what you have before you buy, because I actually found a mixture in my house. Generally speaking you can only get dimmers in 2-wire form, and "normal" on/off switches in 3-wire form.

I think 2-wire is a lot more common in Europe generally, but 3-wire tends to be more common in the UK for new builds (somebody correct me if I'm wrong). So best to just check.

Cheers,
Matt.

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Installation issues / Re: New to LMCE, Would like some direction
« on: October 17, 2013, 01:23:51 pm »
I'm in the UK. I really like Z-wave, I've now got 4 separate lights, various plug-in appliance controls (valve amp, mood lighting, etc), a smoke alarm (WIP), a PIR motion detector (WIP) and am planning on buying TRV valves and thermostat when I get round to ripping out my poo 70s central heating system (next summer).

I have bought all of my stuff from a chap called Ivor here http://www.uk-automation.co.uk/ he has been extremely helpful to me from the word go. I actually met him a few weeks ago, and he's a very accommodating and approachable guy. He can offer great advice on installation, general operation etc. He can also sometimes get hold of things not on the website if you want something specific.

This is the USB controller that you want http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Seluxit_viaSENS_Home_Controller

You could go for a cheaper dongle, and it might be alright for a few lights, but if you are planning on making Z-wave your protocol of choice and want to expand in the future, spend the money on the Seluxit.

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: Kickstarter Campaign to fund a programmer?
« on: September 19, 2013, 01:25:51 pm »
Personally, until now, I wouldn't pay for either, but if everybody was jumping on the "let's get Thom full-time on LMCE" bandwagon I think I would get involved if it were clear what the difference will be between things as they are now and how things will be then (after a year).

I am just curious as to how much it will ultimately cost and what will change exactly, vs paying for a dianemo license, something which until now I would never have considered.

Obviously I COULD just do nothing and continue to freeload while you lot all pay $100 each, but after so long using LMCE, I personally couldn't do that with a clear conscience given what I get out of this project. But there would be many others who would have no problem whatsoever doing this.

(I don't watch television, so the mythtv thing isn't a big issue for me.... THIS IS NOT A WHINGE OR A COMPLAINT, but the only thing I do have an issue with is not being able to use youtube, iPlayer etc on my mini-ITX boxes, I assume because of the 10.04/vdpau thing, and also the slow desktop speed).

I am trying to be completely honest here in the hope that it contributes to this thread.

Cheers,
Matt.


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