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Users / Re: Aspect Ratio
« on: February 17, 2011, 05:45:39 pm »
I have been digging into properly setting the aspect ratio for my LED HDTV from samsung as well. The only problem I am facing is the firefox browser menu fonts are huge. and so does the KDE desktop fonts are huge.

What I found a temperory solution is go to KDE desktop and under appearance settings ----> fonts you need to set the dpi settings for the fonts.

Now coming back to the resolution , I found an article on some other forum,

I know some people here do not like xbmc, I am not favoring them but we can use their/ubuntu's guide.

in these steps the difference would be some command should be according to our system, for example killing the xbmc live ,, i think ours will be kill the startx and then move on,,

Perhaps , a dev can come out with exact steps and this could be a great how to... for our wiki.

Thank you.

Users / Re: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i as MediaDirector
« on: January 28, 2011, 07:03:24 am »
Finally got this unit of the floor and mounted on the back of the Plasma with an awesome effort and help from daballiemo and tkmedia thanks guys all works well only vga and analog sound at the moment until I can afford to upgrade to a plasma that has HDMI

Best regards

Please try to mention the steps you followed or you may post a wiki under how to section, It might take few minutes for you to put them together, but can save someone's hours. If you have already, ignore my comment. Thank  you.

Installation issues / Re: After AV Wizard i get grey screen
« on: January 27, 2011, 10:38:03 pm »
It depends on what type of graphic card do you have on the machine. If you have Nvidia anything above 7200 series will handle UI2 with alpha blending just fine. If you have intel on board,, I would go with simplest option.

Hope that helps,, please dont forget again the rule # 1 :)

Installation issues / Re: After AV Wizard i get grey screen
« on: January 27, 2011, 07:11:28 pm »
Hello there,

I can understand your concerened how ever Linuxmce is very powerful system so please give it some time to built. Remember rule # 1 is be Patient. The system must be downloading and installing on back ground without anything on screen, leave it alone. have a cup of coffee and come back. All depends on your internet speed and hardware. Hope that helps.

Take it easy.

Users / Re: Hulu not working_help please
« on: January 18, 2011, 04:15:39 am »
Thank you Sir.

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 / Re: Hardware that I would like opinions on.
« on: January 12, 2011, 07:35:00 am »
I would go still cheap on Motherboard,

you do not need Nvidia,, use onboard video chipset specially if the core is going tobe in closet.

Look for more pci slots on the motherboard.

its just my two cents.

Users / Re: ZOTAC ZBOX HD-ID11-U
« on: January 05, 2011, 06:10:39 pm »
(these steps are assuming that your core doesn't need the r8169 driver

First, go to and download the 8.020.00 driver source (dated 11/15/2010). Then transfer this file to / on your core.

Next, ssh into the core:
- Become super user
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sudo su
Check whether the built-in driver, r8169.ko is installed.
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lsmod | grep r8169

If it is installed (the command above will give you an indication), you will have to follow the r8168 wiki to download the kernel sources and apply a patch. Otherwise, continue on...

- Lets go to the driver source you placed in /
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cd /

- Extract the sources, then cd into the source folder
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tar -jxf r8168-8.020.00.tar.bz2
cd r8168-8.020.00

- Compile the sources
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- Install the driver module
add a new line at the bottom of /etc/initramfs-tools-interactor/modules, then save:
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vim /etc/initramfs-tools-interactor/modulesadd the following line at the bottom:
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r8168then exit vim (:wq)

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make install
depmod -a
modprobe r8168

- Make the MD ramdisk boot image
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Now you should be able to boot the MD - you'll know its working when you see "We have announced ourselves to the router" and the diskless setup runs (you should also at this time see a new Media Director in the web admin).
When the diskless setup is finished, the MD will reboot - but again it will fail with a kernel panic (the new diskless filesystem does not yet have the r8168 module, so lets fix that)...

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cp /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/kernel/drivers/net/r8168.ko /usr/pluto/diskless/<MD#>/lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/kernel/drivers/net/r8168.ko(make sure you replace <MD#> with the device number of your new MD - you can see this in the web admin)
(also note that your kernel version in the path could be different, change it as needed for your installation)

You need to activate the module in 2 places now, using vim:
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vim /usr/pluto/diskless/<MD#>/etc/modulesand
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vim /usr/pluto/diskless/<MD#>/etc/initramfs-tools/modules(Again, replace <MD#> with your actual MD device number)
add the following to the end of both above files:
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Now just recreate the ramdisk IN THE MD (via chroot)
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cd /usr/pluto/diskless/
chroot <MD#>
cd /boot
mkinitramfs -o initrd.img-`uname -r` `uname -r`

Finally, lets clean up our mess from building the driver:
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rm -r /r8168-8.020.00
rm /r8168-8.020.00.tar.bz2

Now reboot, and you should come up to the A/V wizard and you're done

Thank you so much,, I am actually printing out your post for my all good reference,, how ever lets assume that I have r8169 module installed already on my core, Again,, on the wiki following line I dont seem to understand,

This part is only required if you actually need the r8169 to be in the kernel at the same time as the new r8168 module. You may not need this if your MD has only one r8168 compatible NIC. If so, just move the r8169.ko file out of /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/kernel/drivers/net/ prior to generating the new file, and that module will not be included in the new image.

Also,, hacking the r8169 instructions,, all need to be as super user?

let me know,, Agains thanks a lot.

Users / Re: ZOTAC ZBOX HD-ID11-U
« on: January 05, 2011, 09:01:40 am »
ok, I got it..  I had to run
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depmod -a
modprobe r8168
before running

Its now booting

would you please give me the steps you followed one by one,, I dont seem to understand the unrecognized NIC wiki at all. I would highly appreciate.  Thanks.

Users / Re: supported NIC for netboot
« on: January 03, 2011, 09:14:18 pm »
The motherboard is MSI  model : G31TM-P21.

It has got realtek r8169 module on it.  Used to net boot out of the box when I had snapshot 23333.  The system died for no reason after update && upgrade. So I changed my hard drive, and installed 23559. the installation went fine except few problems. but the net boot never worked. I tried a Lot, and perhaps you are right, I thought r8168 is not enough , so I followed the wiki that says to hack r8169. That route is scary, and I was stuck in between where there is something to create the patch. Who ever wrote that wiki,,

My questions is,, those commands need sudo or not ?

some times the command "make" is recommaned without sudo and sometimes it needs. So I am damm confused. On top of it. There is no information to revert the changes if the issue is not resolved.

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 / Re: DVD player for mini-itx MD
« on: December 31, 2010, 06:06:55 am »
would you mind telling which motherboard did you choose?

Users / Re: Dlink DSM-510 accessing files from Core via UPnP
« on: December 31, 2010, 12:45:53 am »
here is my question without any delay,,

I have my recorded shows stored under /home/public/data/pvr/dce#38/

Those show files are .mpg formate and My device plays them just fine from Mythtv AV media server,

However, the same file If I access from mediatomb server, It does not play it ! saying unsupported format.

It has something to do with editing config.xml but I just don't seem to find an answer.

Anyone ??

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 / Re: Ooma Telo
« on: December 24, 2010, 10:07:46 pm »
I know I am keeping this post alive. Something new I have found on this device, It has a bluetooth adapter and the system connects to any phone or handsfree bluetooth device. Can I use this with lmce? any one.

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