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Installation issues / Re: 10.04 Install issue [SOLVED]
« on: March 14, 2013, 07:41:01 pm »
OK, thanks for the information, I cleared out my xorg.con* file, AV wizard starts again, and I tried several resolutions. My display is connected via HDMI and it is capable of 1080p, but when I try higher resolutions the menu does not show up again, it must be something with the GPU. I'll keep fooling around with it and report back my findings. I also may opt for a dedicated Graphics card and try it that way.

Installation issues / Re: 10.04 Install issue [SOLVED]
« on: March 12, 2013, 03:20:15 pm »
Thanks! I will try that in the future.

Installation issues / Re: 10.04 Install issue [SOLVED]
« on: March 11, 2013, 10:33:06 pm »
I believe the issue in this case was due to incorrect resolution during AV setup, in searching the forums I found a hint that that resolution might be the culprit. I re-ran AV Wizard and chose a lower resolution..

Now I can get to the buttons on the screen, thanks for the help!

Now onto Insteon setup.....

Installation issues / Re: 10.04 Install issue
« on: March 09, 2013, 06:54:37 pm »
Are you kidding? no need for sorry, I'm thankful for the efforts on this project, I wish I knew how to code to help...

One question though, how do I get to anything other than the Flickr art? When the computer boots up it goes right into the flickr background with the arrows. I'm not a Linux pro, so I'm not sure what to do to get around this..

Thanks again...

Installation issues / 10.04 Install issue
« on: March 09, 2013, 01:08:02 am »
I've finally taken the plunge and installed MCE 10.04. I got "Failed to setup X" when I tried the DVD install, so I followed the instructions on installing over Kubuntu and it worked. I got through the AV Wizard and saw Sarah, when I rebooted it goes right into flickr on the background, I get a cursor with 4 arrows that I can move around with my mouse, but I cannot get to anything else.

I looked for a way to get to something else during boot up but have not had any luck.

My Core is using

Gigabyte GA-F2A8585X-UP4
Using the onboard HDMI to a Samsung Display

When I click the mouse or hit some of the Function keys I can get a flash of something in the background that looks like the menu

Thanks for any help,

Feature requests & roadmap / Anyone using Ceton's Infinitv4 PCIe?
« on: March 06, 2013, 07:06:03 pm »
Has anyone tried this card for US cable? I'm on Comcast; called technical support and they said it would work, but they have no clue about how with LinuxMCE.

Thanks for the effort, I wish I had coding skills to support your effort, but I do not. I just wanted to offer another idea to get this done; would it be possible to use USB "soundcards" for each zone, and then use individual amps (might be more flexible and lower cost)?

That way the distributed audio could be centralized (at the core location with speaker wires to each zone), or they could be separated to each Media Director in each zone (I would imagine synchronizing the audio would then be the hurdle). If the idea has merit, I'd like to help somehow; I can donate the hardware if it helped the cause...

Feature requests & roadmap / Re: raspberry pi
« on: January 11, 2012, 11:32:08 pm »
Sorry, I'm an ME so I'm not versed on messaging bus architecture vs another type that would allow it, just thinking out loud....

Feature requests & roadmap / Re: raspberry pi
« on: January 11, 2012, 04:21:20 pm »
This has probably been discussed, but just to open up a thought; does the architecture of MCE lend itself to distributed computing over a gigabit network? Ideally these would sit behind every monitor and stay on since they use very little power. Perhaps one could serve as the "core" that would direct all processing traffic among the nodes so you would have a robust, low power consumption system.

Users / Re: Guru Plug/Global Scale Technologies as Core?
« on: December 01, 2011, 03:01:24 am »
Anyone ever look into this? Still kicking around the idea of using this as a hybrid/core. What would be an ideal solution is this as hybrid and Raspberry PI as MD's...

Users / LinuxMCE Core running on Dream Plug
« on: June 03, 2011, 06:09:18 am »
Has anyone tried running either of these as a core?


Seems like one could put a nice system together using this as a core and then having a Guru plug;

at every display as a Media Director (low cost and low power consumption)

Users / Re: New Build for Newbie
« on: May 16, 2011, 11:55:10 pm »
Did your rig work as you specified it? Just curious since I'm ready to take the leap. I was also curious about the power usage, I'm looking for something quiet that doesn't use alot of power...

Installation issues / Re: Anyone install door video/phone doorbell
« on: April 21, 2011, 06:10:17 pm »
Just an FYI, followed up with the CyberData folks and their video doorbell is still not available, they hope to have it within the year at about $500-600 price, and it will interface with Asterisk as another phone, it will also be available as a surveillance camera...

if anyone is aware of an alternative, please share.

Installation issues / Re: do MD's have to stay on all the time?
« on: March 16, 2011, 05:25:07 am »
That sounds great, thanks again for the information, this is great...


Installation issues / do MD's have to stay on all the time?
« on: March 15, 2011, 03:33:42 pm »
Is it practical to turn MD's on as needed, or do they take too much time to boot up? To save energy, I would like to only turn the MD in a room when I need it (similar to what I do now, when I want to watch TV in the Master Bedroom I turn the TV on)?

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