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Feature requests & roadmap / Airplay push
« on: January 22, 2013, 09:18:07 pm »
Hello guys,

Recently I came across an app on my Android device namely "imediashare" , It is pretty awesome app. Upon running it simply detects any AV device on the home network and pushes the content towards that device to play on it. , Video, Audio, pictures etc.

Since Lmce core is our main media hub, It would be awesome if the core has such a capacity to recognize any AV playback capable device on the network and simply push the content to play on it.

I don't know. It is out there. It might be possible. The concept on Apple device is called "Airplay". :P

Installation issues / NO sound on MD used to work out of the box.
« on: December 10, 2012, 09:01:58 pm »
Hello guys,

install from reasonably recent snapshot, I have no sound on my MD.

root@moon62:~# dmesg | pastebinit
root@moon62:~# aplay -l | pastebinit
root@moon62:~# lspci | pastebinit

root@moon62:/etc# cat asound.conf | pastebinit
root@moon62:/etc# cat X11/xorg.conf | pastebinit
root@moon62:/etc# lspci -nnk | grep VGA -A3
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GF108 [GeForce GT 430] [10de:0de1] (rev a1)
   Kernel driver in use: nvidia
   Kernel modules: nvidia-glx-260, nvidiafb, nouveau
01:00.1 Audio device [0403]: NVIDIA Corporation GF108 High Definition Audio Controller [10de:0bea] (rev a1)

The soundcards were detected on AV wizard but upon selecting Asus Xonar D2 , optical output , I have no sound. Used to work out of the box.

Please look at the screen shots of alsamixer from MD. what else am I suppose to do?

any help, greatly appreciated.


Installation issues / MD setup Nvidia driver installation failing. [SOLVED]
« on: December 04, 2012, 03:47:47 pm »
Hello guys,

I set up my system(hybrid core) with great help from L3mce. Upon setting up the MD I could not hit the AV wizard. the MD was on reboot loop with message on the boot load about failing nvidia driver installation.

L3mce helped me to comment out a line in moon42's etc/init.d/nvidia...(dont remember) and upon reboot I hit the AV wizard but had a very hard time to chose my resolutions. the AVwizard showed two option for the audio card but none worked. Basically I dont have sound coming out of the MD.
I have geoforce GT430 graphic card but I had to chose lower resolution as the driver is not installed.
I have Asus Xonar D2 PCI sound card on the system.
I believe the motherboard has an on board sound chip as well.
OH , not to mention, the GT430 should be able to decode sound too...!

dpkg --configure -a  does not give any output on the MD.

What should be my next step? Do I have to manually install the driver?

Please let me know. Thanks.

Users / Need help to force redetect the media hard drive. (solved)
« on: August 18, 2012, 06:18:48 am »
I deleted my media hard drive from the device tree on webadmin. Hoping that on next reboot the system will redetect the hard drive and I can have it scan again for media.

Unfortunately folloing the rule # 1 still I dont not see message on any orbiter about the hard drive.

The drive is also not locked under unknown devices .

Never mind,, it got solved by following,12505.0.html

Users / need help to set up logitech pro 9000 [solved]
« on: October 29, 2011, 11:23:16 pm »
Hello everyone,

I know some of you out there using logitech pro 9000 successfully. I have followed the steps from wiki but nothing comes up on my camera view under webadmin nor on orbiter.

Any inputs will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Edit :
Sad to see, no body replied, however I got my webcam up and working but doing some here and there with the device template of generic analogue camera.
Also, wiki's page is really helpful as you will need those two packager namely, uvccapture and luvcview. the wiki does not specify about having them on core or MD so I installed on both.

Thank you.

Users / Mythtv upnp AV media server Question
« on: May 17, 2011, 03:41:14 am »
Hello guys,

Probably this must be a stupid question after using the lmce for over a year. anyways,,

Where are those directories located, namely music, pictures, video that appears on mythtv's AV media server?

I want to add some music to mythtv's music folder so that my external media player device can see it out of the box. I do not have much luck with mediatomb these days.

Thanks much in advance.

Users / support for nvidia GT 430 (SOLVED)
« on: March 10, 2011, 03:50:28 am »
This is probably asking too much at a time when developers are busy for 10.04.
I just purchased a card since I got a decent deal on and the card is GT 430 with 1gig ddr3 ram. here is my stupid questions,

I am still running 8.10 and the max nvidia driver supported is 195 glx
When I check nvidia website, i think the card I got will not or might not properly work with 195 as nothing says on their website.

I it possible I can manually install 260 driver on my MD? If yes, I think I also need to edit the script under /usr/pluto/bin so that I does not look for 195. I am not sure but thats my understanding.

I do not want to bother developers on channel just for my case.

I hope someone will guide me here to get my one and only MD working. Why did I buy 430 , because , I tried 210 which made little too noise, I tried 240 it worked like charm but putting just 10$ more I got 430 which could be little future proof. Please help me to get my little puppy working,

Thanking in advance,

take care.

Users / Hulu not working_help please (SOLVED)
« on: January 17, 2011, 08:06:54 pm »
okey I am afraid to ask for the support since I have installed flash manually.

I setup Lmce from snapshot 23589. create and MD image and saw that youtube was missing flash player. so I downloaded installer.deb from adobe on MD's desktop. ssh into MD and ran dpkg -i installer.deb and I got my youtube videos working.

after that I installed Hulu follwoing wiki's instructions from MD's software module edit tab.

Now when clicking hulu from orbiter , I have a message saying

"version 0.9.8 is now available."

Hope someone helps.

Thank you.

Users / supported NIC for netboot
« on: January 03, 2011, 05:35:13 am »
please make a list of supported NIC out of the box for netboot an MD.

My Motherboard used to work out of the box and latest snapshot is giving me kernel panic. same hard ware and nothing changed except latest fresh install.

did a lot of reading, fourm, wiki but unable to netboot.

Now may have to buy another mb, please let me know what is supported out of the box.

Users / Dlink DSM-510 accessing files from Core via UPnP
« on: December 31, 2010, 12:40:53 am »
its been a long time since I have this device named Dlink DSM-510. It is a little network media player with hdmi and optical audio output. This device is very picky about the media formats it can play. for example, it only plays, avi, xvid, mpeg2 and 3 etc. I think I can share my story to help some one at the same time I do have few questions if some one can help.

Basically Like I said, you need to have some .avi video file in your core. when you connect this device with core from internal network it will see basically two upnp servers .

1. ) Mediatomb
2.) dcerouter mythtv AV media server

good news is, under mythtv media server, if you have recored shows there from myth. the player plays them out of the box. mythtv records the show in .mpg file and I believe this player does play mpeg format. So nothing much to do. Unfortunately we have our own movies or other video files under lmce directory and those might be .avi files.  The player sees those files under mediatomb server but they are grayed out and they might not play saying unsupported.

This is what I have done to get a little success.

we need to edit config.xml file located at /etc/mediatomb/config.xml with your favorite editor.

here is my config.xml look like..

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<config version="1" xmlns="" xmlns:xsi="" xsi:schemaLocation="">
    <ui enabled="yes">
      <accounts enabled="no" session-timeout="30">
        <account user="mediatomb" password="mediatomb"/>
      <sqlite3 enabled="yes">
      <mysql enabled="no">
    <protocolInfo extend="yes"/><!-- For PS3 support change to "yes" -->
       Uncomment the lines below to get rid of jerky avi playback on the
       DSM320 or to enable subtitles support on the DSM units
      <add header="X-User-Agent: redsonic"/>

    <!-- Uncomment the line below if you have a Telegent TG100 -->
  <import hidden-files="no">
    <scripting script-charset="UTF-8">
      <virtual-layout type="builtin">
      <extension-mimetype ignore-unknown="no">
        <map from="mp3" to="audio/mpeg"/>
        <map from="ogg" to="application/ogg"/>
        <map from="asf" to="video/x-ms-asf"/>
        <map from="asx" to="video/x-ms-asf"/>
        <map from="wma" to="audio/x-ms-wma"/>
        <map from="wax" to="audio/x-ms-wax"/>
        <map from="wmv" to="video/x-ms-wmv"/>
        <map from="wvx" to="video/x-ms-wvx"/>
        <map from="wm" to="video/x-ms-wm"/>
        <map from="wmx" to="video/x-ms-wmx"/>
        <map from="m3u" to="audio/x-mpegurl"/>
        <map from="pls" to="audio/x-scpls"/>
        <map from="flv" to="video/x-flv"/>
        <!-- Uncomment the line below for PS3 divx support -->
        <!-- <map from="avi" to="video/divx"/> -->
        <!-- Uncomment the line below for D-Link DSM / ZyXEL DMA-1000 -->
        <map from="avi" to="video/avi"/>
        <map from="mpg" to="video/avi"/>

        <map from="audio/*" to="object.item.audioItem.musicTrack"/>
        <map from="video/*" to="object.item.videoItem"/>
        <map from="image/*" to="object.item.imageItem"/>
        <treat mimetype="audio/mpeg" as="mp3"/>
        <treat mimetype="application/ogg" as="ogg"/>
        <treat mimetype="audio/x-flac" as="flac"/>
        <treat mimetype="image/jpeg" as="jpg"/>
        <treat mimetype="audio/x-mpegurl" as="playlist"/>
        <treat mimetype="audio/x-scpls" as="playlist"/>
        <treat mimetype="audio/x-wav" as="pcm"/>
        <treat mimetype="video/x-msvideo" as="avi"/>
        <treat mimetype="video/mp4v" as="video/avi"/>
  <transcoding enabled="no">
      <transcode mimetype="video/x-flv" using="vlcmpeg"/>
      <transcode mimetype="application/ogg" using="vlcmpeg"/>
      <transcode mimetype="application/ogg" using="oggflac2raw"/>
      <transcode mimetype="audio/x-flac" using="oggflac2raw"/>
      <profile name="oggflac2raw" enabled="no" type="external">
        <agent command="ogg123" arguments="-d raw -f %out %in"/>
        <buffer size="1048576" chunk-size="131072" fill-size="262144"/>
      <profile name="vlcmpeg" enabled="no" type="external">
        <agent command="vlc" arguments="-I dummy %in --sout #transcode{venc=ffmpeg,vcodec=mp2v,vb=4096,fps=25,aenc=ffmpeg,acodec=mpga,ab=192,samplerate=44100,channels=2}:standard{access=file,mux=ps,dst=%out} vlc:quit"/>
        <buffer size="14400000" chunk-size="512000" fill-size="120000"/>


The line appears in red are added by me in order to make this dlink see the .avi files and play them.

after you edit the file you need to restart the mediatomb server, I dont know how to do it so I reboot the entire system.
Note : those who keep their media on separate drive other than system drive. they need to map the drive for mediatomb database. you can add your public/data folder with + icon(see the picture attached, where the cursor is) from media tomb server user interphase.

found under...  webamin ---> Advanced ----> configuration ------> upnp server.

once you add the the folder it will appear on mediatomb's server.
Also,, Mediatomb does not auto scan any changes from the directory. hence if you add or remote any files it will not do therefore set the scan criteria by clicking the + with circle right next and set the seconds and basic scan. it will do the job. full scan might take longer. I dont know.

Thats all and you will see your public folder on your mediatomb server and it will play .avi files on DSM-510. Audio plays right out of the box. so,, nice little device to act as music spot.  I am talking over wireless connection.

Some of my movie files with .avi format streams flawless. and recorded show from mythtv from its AV media server plays flawlessly.

Thats all to say for now. I will my questions in the next post.

Users / Ooma Telo
« on: December 05, 2010, 06:14:42 pm »
Hello guys,

I have just purchased Ooma Telo. I tried to look on forum, looks like nobody is using it so far. My brother is already using it since a year , so I decided to buy it too.

I can not explain better than this guy.

Please show me some direction to start with, so that I can use this puppy with Lmce. Is it possible? I do not think it is plug in play, is it?

any input appreciated.

Thank you all. take it easy.

Users / need help to make a grub CD for netboot. [Solved]
« on: July 31, 2010, 02:03:45 am »
I am on my way to reinstall the system. already downloading the latest snapshot as my system broke.
I have a computer with decent video card in it , unfortunately the motherboard does not support PXE netboot.

My question is , HOw can I make my own grub Cd that allows me to boot from net and I can use this pc as an MD.

there is a wiki  page..

but as a normal user its going above my head.

I would appreciate if someone can direct me step by step to follow.

I want to make a bootable CD.

Thank you in advance.

Users / troubleshoot : system hangs need help [solved for now]
« on: July 21, 2010, 06:01:08 pm »
Hello guys,

I have been using linuxmce since a while now. my system core/hybrid 8.10 is running just fine. Except there is one little problem. And I dont know how should I solve it.

The Problem : system starts and runs just normal in the evening, next day morning when I wake up, I see it hanged. I cannot move cursor nothing. Only thing I have to do is hard reboot meaning turn it off by holding power key and turn back on after a while.  Sounds like heat issue but my case is running almost 6 fans !!

MY guess : unfortunately I have refurbished 8800GT and I am guessing that after a while the GPU is dying.

I dont know how to read logs. If someone can guide me through. how can i find out what is going on?

thank you all in advance.

take it easy. :)

Users / LED Hdtv Vs LCD Vs Plasma.
« on: May 31, 2010, 06:03:54 pm »
Dear users,   

there used to be a myth that plasma leaves burn marks but in lmce there is screen saver all the time. So I dont think we may have that issue.

with this in mind. if someone can contribute their knowledge about selecting best tv with better control in lmce and no compromise in quality @ good price.

any input will be highly appreciated.

what are the pro and cone of selecting plasma TV?

Thanks in advance. ???

Users / Logitech Denovo Mini _ How to configure ? (solved)
« on: February 17, 2010, 05:46:47 am »
Hello there..

If anyone out there successfully using logitech denovo device fully functional in 8.10 beta please help me.

I am up to the point where following buttons works ..

Media button : play/pause button
windows logo:  volume control and light control.
There is no key acts as F7 for me :(  is this page needs to be updated?? (question to an expert)

I wish....
volume down
volume up
record all buttons work including Powering off the pc .. is any one able to use them ??

Help me out to get this puppy fully functioning.


If nothing.. Please help me out to configure F7 key somehow !!!

Thanks again.

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