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Installation issues / Dianemo s10.10 No sound
« on: September 18, 2011, 02:35:45 pm »
Good afternoon,

I am trying to install s10.10 on an ASUS P5QL/EPU Mobo with XFX GT220 on it.

I have no problem with the onboard audio card on Ubuntu 10.10 and, after a little tweak on /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf, /etc/pulse/ and /etc/asound.conf, HDMI audio work.

When I install Dianemo, system looses all the audio cards (probably an asound.conf configuration problem), and I can't play media (when going to ubuntu desktop audio properties it just shows a dumb audio device, not the onboard audio nor the HDMI audio that was shown before installing Dinaemo).

aplay -l shows:
tarjeta 0: Intel [HDA Intel], dispositivo 0: VT1708S Analog [VT1708S Analog]
  Subdispositivos: 2/2
  Subdispositivo #0: subdevice #0
  Subdispositivo #1: subdevice #1
tarjeta 0: Intel [HDA Intel], dispositivo 1: VT1708S Digital [VT1708S Digital]
  Subdispositivos: 1/1
  Subdispositivo #0: subdevice #0
tarjeta 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], dispositivo 3: NVIDIA HDMI [NVIDIA HDMI]
  Subdispositivos: 1/1
  Subdispositivo #0: subdevice #0
tarjeta 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], dispositivo 7: NVIDIA HDMI [NVIDIA HDMI]
  Subdispositivos: 1/1
  Subdispositivo #0: subdevice #0
tarjeta 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], dispositivo 8: NVIDIA HDMI [NVIDIA HDMI]
  Subdispositivos: 1/1
  Subdispositivo #0: subdevice #0
tarjeta 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], dispositivo 9: NVIDIA HDMI [NVIDIA HDMI]
  Subdispositivos: 1/1
  Subdispositivo #0: subdevice #0

gstreamer-properties shows that my HDMI audio uses hw:1,3 hw:1,7 hw:1,8 and hw:1,9

if I use "aplay -D hw:1,7 /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Noise.wav" it sounds via the HDMI.

Everytime I restart Dianemo it modifies back my /etc/asound.conf to:
pcm_slave.spdif_convert48k {
   pcm "spdif:0"
   rate 48000

pcm.spdif_playback {
   type plug
   slave spdif_convert48k

pcm_slave.hdmi_convert48k {
   pcm "hw:0,7"
   rate 48000

pcm.hdmi_playback {
   type plug
   slave hdmi_convert48k

pcm.asym_spdif {
   type asym
   playback.pcm "spdif_playback"
   capture.pcm "plughw:0"

pcm.asym_hdmi {
   type asym
   playback.pcm "hdmi_playback"
   capture.pcm "plughw:0"

pcm.asym_analog {
   type asym
   playback.pcm "plug:dmix:0"
   capture.pcm "plughw:0"
pcm.!default asym_hdmi

I see that plughw:0 is wrong, it should be hw:1. Also, I guess it should also be 1,7 instead of 0,7.

How can I modify the asound.conf file permanently without dinaemo changing it on bootup?

Thank you in advance.


Installation issues / Upgrade from x10 to zwave (EU)
« on: April 24, 2011, 06:28:06 pm »
Hi guys,

I am considering to upgrade my existing X10 installation from X10 to Zwave.

Right now I am using these devices to control my lighting:

One load micro module
Two load micro module

Since I have a three cable installation already made, It's pretty straight forward to upgrade.

But I have read the forums, wiki and some other websites and I don't find a correlation for those devices (or most likely, I have a mess in my head).

Would this devices be the correlation?

one load:
two load:

I have a momentary switch connected to the x10 devices right now so I can do local control and LMCE control. Will these devices allow that too? will they allow me to connect the actual momentary switches?

Will the devices resend the zwave signal to other devices in the network?

Thank you in advance!


Installation issues / Video files not playing
« on: February 22, 2011, 09:51:28 am »
Hi all,

I was using an old snapshot (dated last summer) on my system and everything was ok.

Last weekend I decided to update to a newer one, I have tried several ones (23748, 23739, 23579 and 23568) and I have the same problem in all of them, when getting to the Linuxmce setup it doesn't appear Sarah's videos. I finish the install and if I try to play any video file, it flashes a blank screen and returns to the UI.

On the AVWizard I have tried 1080p and 720p via HDMI (blank screen appears at setup and when I press 3, video shows up), HDMI sound.

My video card is a GT220.

Any ideas what I am doing wrong?

BTW pluto-xine-* seems to be installed correctly, but to be sure, I forced a reinstall, but nothing changes.

Users / [WIKI] Add Jdownloader to LinuxMCE
« on: March 07, 2010, 09:52:40 pm »
I just added my first wiki page showing how to add Jdownloader to LinuxMCE.

Right now, due to my limited linux knowledge, it does not autostart on startup, but sure there is a helpful one out there that can make that happen.

Link is

Thank you all.

Users / Would you buy EEEbox for MD (199€)?
« on: April 03, 2009, 11:14:37 am »
I was yesterday at "Mediamarkt" (for those not living in europe, it's a brand selling electronic devices, music, etc...), and I saw the Asus eeebox b202 at 199€.

I thought, it was quite cheap but I decided to ask first how it runs as MD, and which resolution would you recommend.

Would you buy it, or would you wait for ION to come out?

BTW, I saw it in Zaragoza, Spain; I don't know if mediamarkt  offers are the same in every country in Europe, or even in all the shops in the same country, but maybe this helps someone thinking about buying a new md in Europe.

Users / Webdt 366 cradle pinout
« on: March 16, 2009, 01:19:03 pm »
As some of you, I own a Webdt 366 but I don't have a cradle, so I have to plug it directly to the AC adaptor.

I might be doing a DIY docking or charging surface for the Webdt, but I would need help from someone having a cradle and a multi-tester.

I have read somewhere that the craddle just passes voltage from the AC adaptor, so I would just need to know the correct pins to send the voltage to.

Can someone determine which pins in the cradle carry the +12v and which ones carry the GND?

marking each pin as "#", my webdt 366 looks like:

left up     ###   ###   ###   right up
left down ###   ###   ###   right down

thank you in advance.


Users / Have you tried UI2 + Catalyst 9.1
« on: February 14, 2009, 08:02:12 pm »
I have a HP tx2640 laptop outside my linuxmce installation which has an ATI hd3400 card onboard.

I downloaded Catalyst 9.1 and I found a huge improvement on my system video.

Has anyone tried these with linuxmce + UI2 (w/ alpha blending)?? Do them work?

(I already know the issues relating ATI cards and linuxmce)

Thank you all.


Users / Any thoughts on these MoBo's
« on: November 19, 2008, 11:46:47 am »
First of all, since this is my first post, Hello to all of you and thanks for your very useful posts.

I'm about to install my first MD, and I'm having a look at different Mother Boards for it, and I'd like to know your opinion about them, also if anyone around has tried them, and what is compatibility like.

First one is Jetway NC62K:

NVIDIA GeForce 8200 mGPU & DVI, AMD arquitecture and supports up to 2gb DDR2.
2x GBit LAN
price is 121 eur without DDR2 or Processor (just the MoBo)

Second one is Jetway J7F5M2G-VHE:

VIA UniChrome Pro II Intergrated Graphics & HDMI, VIA C7 processor at 2ghz and supports up to 1gb DDR2.
1x Gbit LAN
price is 141 eur without DDR2.

Last one is Intel DG45FC :

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD & HDMI & DVI, supports intel Core 2 Duo processors, supports up to 4gb DDR2.
1x Gbit LAN
price is 108 eur without DDR2 or processor.

Which one would you recomend? Do them all support UI2 with alpha bending with the appropieate drivers?
also, in those MoBos without integrated processor, which one would you recomend for a MD (if possible, I'd like to view HD video). What RAM size?

Thank you in advance.


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