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Users / Re: Data Disk lost after latest update
« on: August 16, 2009, 01:53:25 am »
Pigdog, gadget and myself I think all experienced similar things-  mine seemed to break with the 27 alpha from which I think generated 28 to fix it and then updating to 29 made things worse.  I did a full restore of my entire system today- 4 mds, 4 orbiters and 2 nas- dns323 any another.   Everything seems to be working great-  only oddity is that when lmce found the nas it didn't ask if a password was required so I had to go into the admin pages and manually add it.

Kind of a pain with no DVD, but I think you'll find the best luck starting from scratch

Installation issues / Re: alpha 2.28 issues
« on: August 15, 2009, 10:46:06 pm »
Same for me-  md announced itself and is curentlu downloading the packages.  Whoo hoo!

Installation issues / Re: alpha 2.28 issues
« on: August 14, 2009, 05:30:24 pm »
Gadget-   Does your new mds announce themselves to the core/router?   Mine die right after it says it is connected at 100 full duplex.  The screen clears with nothing written except at the very top lime where it talks about not connection to the router and rebooting in ...   This repeats on a continuous loop.   Going to rebuild from scratch tonight.

On a side note-   Now with the cache,  can we save the 400+ mB file so I'm not taking up extra bandwidth to dl a video I already have?

Installation issues / Re: alpha 2.28 issues
« on: August 14, 2009, 02:19:03 pm »
0.29-  I've tried to make it a practice os checking the wiki everynight and updating as available.

Installation issues / Re: alpha 2.28 issues
« on: August 14, 2009, 05:06:10 am »
gadget-  I got the same....  unable to connect to router, rebooting in 3 seconds.   (maybe it says 5 seconds).

I have not applied your patch, but I too am unable to connect to the internet on MDs or a win box that is downstream of the core on the internal network.

Installation issues / Re: Floor Plan Size
« on: August 13, 2009, 05:00:48 am »
That's good to know-  the UI1 is really nice especially with the latest skins that Thom did so I plan on just using the floorplan on webdts and my win orbiters.

Installation issues / Re: Floor Plan Size
« on: August 13, 2009, 12:38:57 am »
Much appreciated

Installation issues / Floor Plan Size
« on: August 12, 2009, 09:52:33 pm »
I know I've seen this before in the forums....  but several searches later an still no luck I'm just going to ask.

What dimensions (px by px or in x in) are recommended for the floor plan images?

It's not listed on the wiki here:


Users / Re: touchscreen problem
« on: August 12, 2009, 01:07:57 am »
Not to beat a dead horse, but do the webdt's not use the /dev/input subsystem?  And, my win orbiter is on a laptop, but maybe there aren't problems with it due to the OS differences...

Users / Re: touchscreen problem
« on: August 12, 2009, 12:45:13 am »
Actually I'm glad that Thom said that- got me thinking- the problem doesn't exist for me on any of the orbiters- the one I got from TKmedia, the win orbiter, etc, the problem only seems to appear when I'm using a MD with a touchpad.  Widescreen, can you confirm?

Installation issues / Re: apt-get update vs aptitude update
« on: August 12, 2009, 12:38:16 am »
Pigdog-  I appreciate the info, but this I already knew.  what isn't/wasn't clear before merkur posted is why apt-get dist-upgrade would only get some of the packages and aptitude dist-upgrade would get more/others.   Yes, I agree that the correct procedure is apt-get/aptitude update;  apt-get/aptitude dist-upgrade but I didn't know when to use one over the other of if to run both as that they are as quick and easy to run espicially now with niz's contributions to the last alpha.

Users / Re: touchscreen problem
« on: August 11, 2009, 11:10:50 pm »
Hijacking this thread- there may also be issues with touch pads.  Whenever I try to drag the cursor, whenever I release it thinks that I've clicked in the upper left hand corner of the screen on the "lighting" button.  By using a USB mouse, this effect is not seen.  Maybe related?

Installation issues / apt-get update vs aptitude update
« on: August 11, 2009, 06:44:37 am »

I was trying to try out the new plasmoid to activate the orbiter but was unable to locate it.  I had just run apt-get update and apt-get dist-upgrade to get the latest alpha.  Making sure it was installed, I did a apt-get install lmce-activate-orbiter-plasmoid and it told me that it would require xx space and asked if it was OK.  After doing this I was able to locate the lmce plasmoid (which works great BTW) in the options.

I got more curious and decided to run an aptitude update and aptitude dist-upgrade and found that some things were not installed using apt-get.

This is a raw 810 latest alpha build- I have not modified any files including the sources.list to change to reflect the sources no longer being at archive.ubuntu.

The wiki page clearly says use apt-get- anyone else experience the plasmoid (or anything else) not being installed but it was using aptitude?

Users / Re: Unable to control volume - Here is what worked for me
« on: August 10, 2009, 06:17:17 am »
Thank you for this- been fighting with one MD to be able to change the volume using either a MD or an oribiter and by adding that line it fixed the problem.

Running latest 810 alpha.

Installation issues / VGA vs VGA 2
« on: August 07, 2009, 06:48:52 am »

Just did a complete system reinstall from the beginning and now in the AV Wizard there are over double the number of options a couple I remember are:


What's the difference between VGA and VGA 2?

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