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The lmce DVD installer requires an internet connection to install properly.  There are many small items which are fetched from the net during the installation process.  If you try attempt the install without the network connection your system will be broken.

You do not need to perform the 'apt-get update/ apt-get dist-upgrade' as the installer does this for you automatically now.  But you will need an active internet connection so it can.


I just tested adding the avenard repo back into lmce and the mythtv repository pinning that is employed in the current snapshots seems to allow avenard to be used safely for mplayer.  Adding the avenard repo and doing an 'apt-get dist-upgrade' will pull in mplayer from avenard and leave mythtv untouched (it's pinned to the lmce repo). 



Users / Re: LinuxMCE Splash Screen - an end in sight
« on: September 07, 2010, 04:20:37 am »
ah, yes, you need the word 'splash' on the append line.


Users / Re: PXE Not Working -- Other Minor Issues
« on: September 05, 2010, 03:52:57 pm »
Altering the DHCP and firewall settings are hardly non-standard, when you can do so from withing the LinuxMCE interface as checkboxes. If the system is unable to have the settings it allows you to change be changed, there is an issue that should be reported as a possible bug, to help out the development. I may not be a programmer or part of the project, but I consider myself at least an above-average linux user.

Have you verified this is an actual bug and not caused by 'mucking around'.  Try from a scratch installation following the recommended setup.
If having to stick to the basic and unchanging install setting is the only answer, it loses all pretense of being helpful. As it turns out, the

The software is in BETA, do not expect it to work properly or completely.  The network and firewall settings in the webadmin do work.

network settings ended up being fine, and the only helpful advice was from Techstyle, which I appreciate. The mucking about I did was perfectly fine, and the server so far is handling it without issue, although I think I may need to find a better way to drive the video on

There has been excellent advice from more than just Techstyle in this forum, you are simply picking and choosing what to accept and what not to accept.  You are quickly alienating yourself by ignoring these people.  From your final statement about multiple MDs I would suggest that your 'mucking' about may have caused some issues you are completely unaware of.

my Intel mini-ITX system, since its having trouble decoding videos and doing the screen saver without lurching. I can do that research though.

I expect you are using UI1 on the Intel graphics, UI2 has problems on Intel graphics with UI2.

No hits yet on how to handle a samba share off of a windows XP machine to have it show up under movies on the Core/Hybrid. THAT problem is starting to irk me, since I'm not getting any error reporting through the admin interface and don't know where the logs are.

If you use the recommended network settings and don't 'muck' around with it it will automatically detect your Windows shares...

Also found out that if you remotely restart the Hybrid MD interface from a web-administration interface, it seems to start *two* instances of the MD, which then fight endlessly until you restart.

This is not normal operation for the system, you have likely 'mucked' something up.  I suggest you start from a fresh installation without 'mucking' with the system.  Read thoroughly through the forums and the wiki and don't 'muck' with it.  Be patient.


Installation issues / Re: Launchmanager, start kubuntu without LinuxMCE
« on: September 05, 2010, 03:38:55 pm »
Your mouse or an MCE remote should control the DVD menu.  Controls are available during playback by pressing F6, F7 or F8 on your keyboard.


Users / Re: What devices are you running Web orbiter 2.0 on?
« on: September 04, 2010, 09:43:06 pm »
Seems to work well in Opera on the WebDT 366.  Sucks to need a keyboard to login all the time.  Not quite as responsive as the padOrbiter but pretty good.  Not showing elapsed track time display in the remote screen.


Installation issues / Re: Setting options in installer.
« on: September 04, 2010, 09:20:34 pm »
There is currently no easy way of doing this and no plans to re-implement this functionality in 810.  I've dug around this a little and there is still a lot that needs to be brought together to make this all happen.

Feel free to dig in, you will need to at least familiarize yourself with the entire boot process, launch manager, pluto.conf, ubiquity for ubuntu live installer scripting, and the beta dvd creation procedure.

You can prevent the MD services from running and you can prevent some core services from running by altering pluto.conf values.

After installation /etc/pluto.conf contains AutostartCore=1 and AutostartMedia=1, set them to 0 and some core services will not start and no media director services will start, don't remember if X will still start or not though.


As I'm going through the AVWizard, something interrupts the setup, immediately after I select my room and the Wizards starts from the beginning. 

Just to be clear the AVWizard and the Setup Wizard are separate entities.  The AVWizard comprises only the initial Graphics and Sound configuration (until you press 'I agree').  Once you see Sarah and press the 'Next' button as she instructs, you have entered the 'Setup Wizard'.

When you say 'something interrupts the setup' can you be more specific?


Users / Re: LinuxMCE Splash Screen - an end in sight
« on: September 03, 2010, 09:14:48 pm »
Let me know how you make out.


Feature requests & roadmap / Re: 810 64 bit support
« on: September 03, 2010, 09:13:41 pm »

I ran sabnzbd and sickbeard, 2 python scripts. I can home yesterday to a 2G swap in use.

What I see now:
Cpu(s):  0.6%us,  1.6%sy,  0.0%ni, 96.9%id,  0.0%wa,  0.3%hi,  0.5%si,  0.0%st
Mem:   3240868k total,  2495556k used,   745312k free,   238568k buffers
Swap: 10304588k total,     4976k used, 10299612k free,  1661372k cached

* posde waits for someone to point out the obvious

Hmm, donpaul I'm not sure I follow, the information you posted shows only 5MB of cache being used and 0.75GB of RAM still available...


Feature requests & roadmap / Re: 810 64 bit support
« on: September 02, 2010, 09:11:24 pm »
That's too bad, since 32G is holds us below 4G memory. I have tried adding a couple features to linuxmce but I run out of memory. I was swapping 2G at one point when running some python code.

I just have to ask...  what are you doing that swaps 2GB of RAM???  :-O  I can't fathom anything in this system requiring that much RAM for any task.


Users / Re: Build/config for LinuxMCE connected to a TV
« on: September 02, 2010, 09:06:45 pm »
If you only need playback and no recording or home automation, check out XBMC or Boxee.  They are both wonderful media access/playback products (Boxee is actually based on XBMC with additional features) and install easily on most linux flavours.


Installation issues / Re: [Resolved] - Grub Loading. Please wait - Error 2
« on: September 02, 2010, 12:51:06 am »
Check your BIOS to see if you could set the boot drive priority.  Most modern BIOSes have this functionality included.


Did you complete the setup wizard on the MD?

On your MD Go to Advanced -> Setup Wizard -> Media Player, complete the wizard and lmce will generate the scenarios.


Users / Re: LinuxMCE Splash Screen - an end in sight
« on: September 01, 2010, 03:56:33 pm »
The vga=xxx line is used to force the framebuffer to a specific video mode (resolution and bit depth).  Many card/monitor combos need no alteration and switch modes without the need to force a specific mode.  Every monitor/tv/display supports different resolutions.

I havn't reviewed the code around the pxeboot.cfg file to know if it is safe to alter anything there at this time.

The vga=xxx line would be added to the 'APPEND ...' line in the pxeboot.cfg file for your specific MD I believe.  Of course you would probably have to re-add this line to the .cfg file if you rebuild your MD image.  Don't alter the default file, I havn't checked the code to see if it would break anything.


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