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Users / Re: Best way to backup/ghost a working system
« on: December 21, 2011, 09:09:59 pm »
I also use CloneZilla, works great. Just a hint: don't put any media files on the boot disk; you'll get a disk image of 4-15 GB and backup/restore will be very fast.


Regarding your last question: I didn't look at the source code so I don't know exactly what's in there, but to make the Cores fully redundant, DCE would have to support this explicitly. From on architectural point of view, you'd have to have the two Cores running and the two DCE controllers would have to communicate and agree on a few things, like which Core is currently in charge. The second DCE would poll the other and when a sufficient number of polls failed and/or too long time have passed it would take command.
Then you'd have to look at every component in the system how to make it either fully redundant or to have it follow to Core (like a SAN, could be attached to two cores at the same time). To make things better, you could distribute work for the two Cores as long as both are operational. UpdateMedia and regen of Orbiter screens would be a candidate to run on the second Core to make the primary Core readily operational.
And then there would be a pile of more things to look into... ;-)


Users / Re: KDE slower than a snail on MD
« on: December 21, 2011, 06:34:19 pm »
To my experience LMCE 8.10 on Atom is slow but still usable, on 10.04 it's snail-speed.


Users / Re: dlan tv
« on: December 17, 2011, 02:00:53 pm »
Since the press release is from April 2009 and it specifically states support for Ubuntu 8.10, VDR and MythTV I see no reason why it should not be supported, at least not in LMCE 1004.


Users / Re: Help choosing thermostat tech
« on: December 17, 2011, 01:57:23 pm »
As Sambuca wrote, the Z-wave devices are designed with your problem in mind. Every device act as a repeater and the wireless network is handling multiple paths, reflections and other network problems in a very intelligent way. You could add Z-wave devices, like wall switches or power outlets to get a good network.
If you doubt connectivity, you could connect the Z-wave dongle to an MD which is placed closer to your thermostats.


Users / Re: New MD acting strange 10.04
« on: December 05, 2011, 04:18:00 pm »
You can control the default sort order in the web admin. Look under Orbiters, in the top section you'll find Video & Audio, Set Default Sort order. Change to Title.

(Actually, I get a black box with Vide?o in it... ;-)


Users / Hauppauge Nordic: WinTV-NOVA-T-Stick
« on: December 04, 2011, 05:37:00 pm »
This is the output from LMCE 10.04

sudo lsusb -v
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Bus 001 Device 003: ID 2040:7070 Hauppauge Nova-T Stick 3
Device Descriptor:
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               2.00
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceSubClass         0
  bDeviceProtocol         0
  bMaxPacketSize0        64
  idVendor           0x2040 Hauppauge
  idProduct          0x7070 Nova-T Stick 3
  bcdDevice            1.00
  iManufacturer           1 Hauppauge
  iProduct                2 Nova-T Stick
  iSerial                 3 4033415037
  bNumConfigurations      1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength                 9
    bDescriptorType         2
    wTotalLength           46
    bNumInterfaces          1
    bConfigurationValue     1
    iConfiguration          0
    bmAttributes         0x80
      (Bus Powered)
    MaxPower              500mA
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        0
      bAlternateSetting       0
      bNumEndpoints           4
      bInterfaceClass       255 Vendor Specific Class
      bInterfaceSubClass      0
      bInterfaceProtocol      0
      iInterface              0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x01  EP 1 OUT
        bmAttributes            2
          Transfer Type            Bulk
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0200  1x 512 bytes
        bInterval               1
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x81  EP 1 IN
        bmAttributes            3
          Transfer Type            Interrupt
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0040  1x 64 bytes
        bInterval              10
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x82  EP 2 IN
        bmAttributes            2
          Transfer Type            Bulk
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0200  1x 512 bytes
        bInterval               1
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x83  EP 3 IN
        bmAttributes            2
          Transfer Type            Bulk
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0200  1x 512 bytes
        bInterval               1

sudo v4l2-ctl -n
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Failed to open /dev/video0: No such file or directory

ls /dev/dvb/adapter0
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demux0  dvr0  frontend0  net0

No kernel changes nor compiles needed, firmware already in place.

Users / Re: New power controller: Tellstick
« on: December 04, 2011, 03:21:08 pm »

Sorry, I've missed these posts.

First: Availability of the Tellstick Duo: The first batch is apparently sold out and a second batch is in the making in the the plant in China.
But - The Tellstick NET (same as Dou but with Ethernet attachment in stead of USB) arrived to Sweden some weeks ago and should hit the stores any minute now. I'll most likely get an Tellstick Net and start integrating it with LMCE (there are APIs made public).

Second: Most likely the Tellstick Dou have a different device signature, but it's fairly easy to change the device template to accommodate that HW as well. If anybody does have a Tellstick Duo, could you provide me with the output of:
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lsusb -v


Users / Re: "linux-firmware-nonfree" not installable - LMCE 8.10
« on: November 30, 2011, 01:33:35 pm »
I guess this has to do with Kubuntu 8.10 is fading away from the repos - Intrepid is removed from the and doesn't seem to have that specific file listed.
Look for alternate downloads.


Users / Re: AirPlay Testing
« on: November 28, 2011, 08:43:39 pm »
On my 10.04 installation there's an AirPlay plugin under the DCERouter section.

I cannot make it work in this version, but the 10.04 I installed 3-4 weeks ago was working out of the box.
Look at the error log for the AirPlay plugin, I get lots of errors in it, like:
Query failed (Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2)): UPDATE Device SET Registered=0,psc_mod=psc_mod WHERE PK_Device=16 (1) <0x70ad8b70>
Connect failed Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2) <0x70ad8b70>


Upgrading and compiling a kernel is not very hard, there are numerous sources you'll find with Google. But - you need to know what you're changing. Adding functionality should not be that dangerous, but taking things away could easily break functionality in LMCE. Also - make sure you have a valid kernel configuration that is LMCE specific. I don't know if that's included in the LMCE distribution (since it uses stock Kubuntu as a foundation) or if you need to obtain it from a developer.


Users / Re: tellstick core update: breaks previous functionality
« on: November 26, 2011, 11:40:38 pm »
Good news. Plug'n Play is now tested and verified on LMCE 10.04. Plug in the controller, answer Yes when you're asked if you want to use this Tellstick controller - and that's it.

Could someone on LMCE 8.10 please verify?

You need to update sqlCVS to get my updates.

Thanks posde and Thom for the support.


Users / Re: Insteon versus XX for lighting.
« on: November 25, 2011, 01:51:34 pm »
Besides your requirement of whole house power up/down, you could use the solution I have running at home. Tellstick as power interface and most any cheap, mass market remote switches and dimmers will do. I use the Nexa brand, but any Waveman or other cheap stuff you find at your local hardware store will do. Main drawback currently is the lack of reading input, but I'll start working with the Tellstick Duo soon, and that will bring the ability to use a wall switch or window sensor to trigger an event in LMCE.
Looking at the Nexa product line, they have wall warts, built in mains switches, power strips, nice looking wall switches, even light bulbs with built-in radio receivers. You can also control roof or wall mounted video screens (up/down).


Nahh, didn't work... I knew I was a bit optimistic when rerunning the installer, but it actually looked quite good.
Clonezilla did its job and the disk is now back to the state before the LMCE install.


Just an observation for the developers: I reinstalled 10.04 today, got stuck at sqlcvs postinstall. I realised /usr/bin/php was missing.

apt-get install php5-cli
dpkg --configure -a

So far, it seems to have worked ok.


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