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Feature requests & roadmap / Linuxmce Netboot Appliances
« on: August 19, 2011, 11:50:39 am »
Hi All,

LONG story short, needed to migrate 4x1TB soft raid to 4x2TB soft raid and I wasn't able to all 8 plus OS drive in the server. After looking for a few bootable live CD's, and NAS distro's to try to get the old RAID back up and running to transfer the data to the new raid. Finally had a 'DERRRR' moment and PXE booted a PC as an MD and set the old raid up to migrate the data back to the server. So, Just an idea, but maybe it would be a good idea to have options when creating a new MD; eg: What do you want this PC to be? NAS, Squeeze-Slave pc, etc.. and then just run the appropriate script and extract the base image to the created diskless dir.

Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Asterisk and the line identifier
« on: July 28, 2011, 01:56:33 am »
If you change your dial patterns in Freepbx.
   _9011.          matches any string of at least five characters that starts with 9011,
                      but it does not match the four-character string 9011 itself.

Users / Re: [Solved] Embedded Audio Device
« on: July 11, 2011, 01:45:03 pm »
All working no, and anyone else wants to use a thinclient or old x86 as a fake cheep squeeze box check out this for more info:

Users / Re: Embedded Audio Device
« on: July 10, 2011, 09:04:21 am »
Ignore this post, all done - at least in VMWARE.
1. Download dsl-4.4.10.iso
2. Download
3. Get the binary above to auto start: "squeezeslave -r5"
4. Get the MAC address of the device your going to install it on to and create the squeezeslave device and enter the MAC there. At the moment I'm using the IP and MAC, not sure if you can get away with just the MAC address.

I haven't tried controlling from an orbiter yet due to people watching TV and I need a restart :-| The SqueezeCenter web interface works fine.

Users / Re: Embedded Audio Device
« on: July 10, 2011, 06:12:37 am »
OK new alternative, DSL running Squeezeslave, will yet you all know how it goes.


Users / [Solved] Embedded Audio Device
« on: July 10, 2011, 05:02:12 am »
Hi All,

I have been reading around this weekend and have been looking into using my thinclients as headless audio devices. I have been able to get them to PXE boot as MD's ( although there is a noticeable delay when starting songs, etc.. So my options so far have been:

1. squeezeos x86 install: cant successfully compile for anything other than arm processors; bootcdx86 = Fails, qemux86 = Fails. requires a lot more time investment to get them to work.
2. android x86 installed with squeeze player app installed - havent given it much thought, although in order to get squeeze app installed requires market to be installed. etc...

Anywho... anyone have any ideas to make use of them as light weight audio players that will be more responsive and compatible with linuxmce 10.04?


Users / Re: Shutting down MD no media playing at night
« on: June 27, 2011, 10:50:26 am »
Adding the "PK_EventHandler" criteria, as I suspect is what you did, does not work as you want it to.

There is no way to check the status of devices (lights on/off, media playing/not playing etc) within the event criteria, so I don't think its possible to set up the event the way you want.

I'm not sure how the timed event got there, but I have an event called "Watching - Home Theater"
PK_EventHandler Event parameter:PK_Room = Home Theater
I havent tried using it, so I'm guessing it's a lost cause? Isn't there a way to poll Xine_plugin to get filename or format etc?

Users / Re: lmce 1004 and MythTV
« on: June 18, 2011, 09:39:31 am »
I was having the same issue with 1004 mythtv, and looked in the myth backend logs on the MD with the tv capture card:

TVRec(3): Changing from None to WatchingLiveTV
TVRec(3): HW Tuner: 3->3
TFW, Error: Opening file '/home/public/data/pvr/livetv/1073_20110618105005.mpg'.
      eno: Permission denied (13)
TVRec(3) Error: RingBuffer '/home/public/data/pvr/livetv/1073_20110618105005.mpg' not open...
TVRec(3) Error: CreateLiveTVRingBuffer() failed
TVRec(3) Error: Failed to create RingBuffer 1
TVRec(3): Changing from WatchingLiveTV to None

etc.. And end up getting something similar to: All inputs are in use although Mythtv isn't recording anything... Tried changing the permissions on the directory, although it reverts back by the next time I use it to play LiveTV.

Dirty hack; a cron job: * * * * * root /bin/chmod 777 /home/public/data/pvr/livetv


Hopes this helps.

Users / Re: Xine-Lib plugins?
« on: June 10, 2011, 03:09:11 pm »
Cheers Thom, Should take awhile, but worth in in the end :-) What can I say, I like pretty lights!!

Users / Xine-Lib plugins?
« on: June 09, 2011, 05:01:37 pm »
I've been using background music for parties and such, and have been looking into using visualizations for music. I can get it to work a very dirty way of adding it to the computing section and then run a script, but not using the native Xine-Lib.

When Xine-lib device starts it says something similar to Visualization 'has not been enabled' or 'has been disabled' (I'm not at my PC right now so the wording may be different); Anyway, I've looked through the config I thought it was referencing, and not been able to work out why, so will it require recompiling or can I create a new template for it to load xine a different way, just for audio, and show output from a visualization plugin?

Or have I been looking at it all wrong, and should be using Mplayer/other to do the audio processing?

My goal is to use LED's as a UV meter, as I have done many years ago using winamp, then finally impement a DMX controller way into the future (Maybe).

Any help will be appreciated!


Developers / Re: Clutter Exercise: Media List
« on: May 26, 2011, 02:18:01 pm »
Just tried it on my N900, and it works great, very smooth!

So just to make sure I've got it correct, this will be an extremely lightweight version of say, running an MD on virtual machine platform in a Windows (etc...) environment, except it'll run a lot faster, have more features, be more integrated with a smaller footprint? Sounds awesome! If you'd except a program I'd like to be involved (I know this isn't the case).

Users / Re: Playing DVD's
« on: March 06, 2011, 12:47:54 am »
Did you try...
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sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2
Yeah, thats installed. I've been able to add a quick (very dirty) workaround using VLC:

Added a script to the computing application: /usr/pluto/bin/
export DISPLAY=:0   <--(just for testing)
chmod 777 /dev/scd0
sudo -u testuser /usr/bin/vlc-wrapper dvd:///dev/scd0 -f --album-art=0 --aspect-ratio=4:3 --save-config
#I did have to add testuser to the audio group

VLC is in the software lists for MD's so I assume there would be an easier way to better intergrate what I've done here using vlc-client??

Users / Playing DVD's
« on: March 04, 2011, 02:47:09 pm »
Hi All,

I've been search for a couple of days looks for a way to play new DVD's on one of my MD's, The DVD's in question is either of the transformers DVD's; Please note, I'm not trying to copy or back them up I just want to play them!!! I know about CSS and some of the newer encryption methods, and at the end of the day, I paid full price for movies I cant watch... I can watch older movies and newer movies, just not these ones

Anyone able to play these DVD's without backing them up first then playing the ISO, etc..??


Installation issues / Re: Ubuntu 8.10 end of life breaks installer
« on: November 13, 2010, 03:29:19 am »
I've been searching and you maybe able to use these until it's fixed:

deb intrepid  main restricted universe multiverse
deb intrepid-updates  main restricted universe multiverse
deb intrepid-security  main restricted universe multiverse
deb intrepid-backports  main restricted universe multiverse


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