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Users / user creation
« on: July 03, 2010, 09:33:50 pm »
Is there a command to create users? what about raising a current users permissions?  My user is the only one that can make changes and i think it's corrupted.  I can't log into anything but everybody else can.  Root seems to be the only other user that can make changes but i can't log into the web admin with it.  I was thinking of using ssh to create a new user or give someone else permissions to create a new user. 

I literally just got this thing working awesomely, it would suck to have to reinstall right now. 

Users / Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250
« on: May 19, 2010, 12:42:13 pm »
I see it's listed as plug and play but it wasn't to plug and play for me.  Still it wasn't to difficult getting it to working.  My biggest issues was not knowing mythtv at all, figuring out what frequency table to use for the channel scan and it took the better part of 2 weeks to realize i wasn't getting a digital signal to my house :-[ .  At first the card wasn't recognized but a quick google search fixed that.  This is truly a bad ass card, it's better in linux than windows 7.  Although easier to setup I never got hd in win7, i don't watch tv enough to care enough to motivate me to fix it.  In lmce though i got hd from the start.  Once driver support for the IR blaster, analogue, and s-video inputs are available this should become the new top choice for lmce. 

The point of this thread, I see other post where people have talked about it but no one actually confirmed it as working so i figured i would.  The wiki also needs to be updated and I'm not sure on how to go about doing that.  Can Someone shed some light on that?  I didn't write any drivers or code anything to get this to work.  All the information is readily available on the mythtv wiki but i feel that it should be readily available on the lmce wiki as well.

Also What would it take to get FM radio in lmce?  I'm not looking for anyone to do it for me, hell i don't even know if the current linux drivers support the fm tuner and between slacker radio and Pandora i probably wont use it.  I'm just curious. 

Users / connecting to a Nas
« on: May 03, 2010, 05:43:11 pm »
I'm having the hardest time connecting Lmce to my nas.  I'm using Openfiler, It's been up and running long before lmce was introduced to the network so I'm thinking the problem is with lmce and not my nas.  Lmce detected my nas and allowed me to set it up.  I have full access to everything on the nas so i created an account with read only access to most and write access where i want it.  I entered the credentials into lmce when it found my nas and i selected use lmce default file structure... which ever is the recommended setting but i still can't see my nas.  My nas has public full access for everyone shares and restricted shares to specific users, I can't get to any of them.  On a side note, during one of my attempts to get it working I deleted my nas from lmce, waited for lmce to detect it again, this time i didn't set it up with a user name or password (i was shooting for the public shares).  A couple hours later the MD in my kitchen failed and was displaying a samba error message that i can't remember, at the same time all the other mds froze up.  I restarted the core and it failed with the same errors as the kitchen MD.  I was able to get far enough into booting for web admin to work and my google search revealed it was a samba authentication error. Using web admin I added a user name and password for my nas and it's shares, rebooted the core and it booted fine, I haven't seen this error since.  That tells me the Lmce sees the nas, and it's authenticating, but it's just not doing anything with the nas.  Can someone point me in the right direction here? 

Thanks in advance!!

Users / DHCP configurations
« on: April 28, 2010, 06:48:01 pm »
Hi all,

I'm making good progress with my setup and I can't wait to share the end results to those who care.  I'm using a few pieces of equipment that's not in the Wiki as "supported" but it works just fine, some are plug and play.  I figured it would be helpful to expand the hardware list. 

Unfortunately I'm forced to change gears for a moment.  Does anyone know where the dhcp configuration file is located?  I'm assuming the DHCP server just reads from a file when assigning dhcp information.  I would like to modify this file so different dns servers are used.  Before I modify the file; I get why I would want lmce to handle dhcp, is there a reason I would want lmce to handle dns?

Alternatively - I noticed on my pcs only one dns server is assigned and it happens to be the core.  When the Core cannot resolve a name, such as or what public server is the request forwarded to?  If I can't modify the dhcp config file I'd like to change the forwarder server to my server.  I figured with this setup names that can not be resolved by the core will be forwarded to my server, from there the name is either resolved or sent to my dns servers forwarders.  Also with this setup if the cores DNS server is doing something special it can still do it while allowing me to do what i want to do. 

Any and all help would be appreciated.  Ideally I only need to know where the dhcp config file is as i would like to use my DNS servers unless lmce's is needed for some reason. 

Installation issues / video problems
« on: April 13, 2010, 07:22:08 pm »
I just installed LMCE 8.10 on a Dell Optiplex 740.  I figured this would be a suitable Core and should handle all my needs now and in the future.  Based on the minimum requirements for a core, I figure an Athlon 64 X2 2.6GHz with 4 gigs of 800MHz ram (currently only 1 gig) and a boat load of usb ports should last me a few years and accommodate family expansion.  Back on topic, I noticed during the install the lady in the corner guiding me through the installation was only visible about 1/4 of the way through but i could hear her just fine.  There where also displays where i had to make a selection That wouldn't display properly, all i saw was a black box.  For example, My location isn't set and I couldn't setup my TV Tuners because i couldn't see what was on the screen so i had to skip it.  I figure this is due to the video drivers but this computer has NVIDIA Quadro NVS 210S Integrated Graphics and I'm under the impression that all NVidia graphics cards are compatible.  Can someone guide me through installing updated drivers or configuring the current ones.  Just to be clear, the display still works, I can see the on screen orbiter in the back ground there is just a black box where I'm suppose to make my selection.  If i can make all configurations in web admin and i don't need fully functioning video on my core i might be okay with that.  I'm hoping to tuck the core away in the corner with all my other servers and never physically touch it anyway.  Could it be possible that 1 gig isn't enough.  I have 2 gigs i can throw in, I was saving them for a different project but this is more important at the moment.  For a 2.6GHz dual core i noticed the orbiter is a little sluggish, I'm thinking a lack of ram is either my problem or part of it. 

That brings me to my other issue.  The installation setup a hybrid all by it self... or at least it looks like a hybrid.  I don't know if there was an option for core only that i missed because of my video problems but how do I remove MD functions from the Core?  I want it to strictly be a Core.

P.S - during the install i selected UI1.

Thanks in advance.

Installation issues / Linuxmce and windows
« on: April 13, 2010, 06:12:41 pm »
Hello all,

I've been following LinuxMCE for a while now and I just recently started my change over from winblows by installing linuxmce on what will be my core.  With the exception of a couple issues, which i will put in a different topic, My core is running but it's in need of configurations.  I want to get the most out of Linuxmce but i do want to incorporate it into what would be left of the windows network (I'm only scaping 2 windowsXP media centers and a Windows 7 Media center).  We are currently very happy with the single sign-on and redirected folders that the windows domain allows us.  Is there a way to join linuxMCE to a Windows 2008 domain?  It would be great to be able to manage accounts from one location (Active Directory).  My nas/san... what ever you want to call it is Openfiler.  It is also joined to the domain, are there any known issues with lmce connecting to a file share on a windows domain?  Worst case I have a work around to access the share but i hate workarounds, especially on my own network!!  As i see it things should just work... that's why I'm dumping Winblows. 

Also, I have critical services that i need available as much as possible.  Since I'm not an expert in Linux, if my core goes down for some weird reason it could be down for a while, I can't have these services affected by my inexperience of Linux.  I've attached a diagram of my network the way it stands now and what i would like it to look like after linuxMCE is online, I would love feedback regarding my plans.  Would it work, suggestions, you're crazy, etc... 

Thanks in advance, I can't wait to get this thing fully up and running!!



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