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Installation issues / Re: HDMI audio...(again!)
« on: October 16, 2011, 09:52:13 pm »
I've been playing with all sorts of things today trying to get this working.  I even formatted the partition and installed a brand new version of Kubuntu 11.10, just to see what would happen.  It picked up the extra channels ok, but still needed the latest nvidia driver to get sound working over hdmi.  With my minor success I then gave the linuxmce installer a go, but it really didn't like that kernel!!  After about 6 hours of fiddling, trying to get it happy, I gave up and went back to 10.04.  I'm now at the stage where I have hdmi audio working in the kde desktop again.  I installed the latest alsa drivers, and the Nvidia driver.  After a bit of fiddling with the multimedia settings, it works every time.  I can play music from Amarok, and even the startup jingle plays when the machine boots into KDE.
Anyway I'm now in the process of running the script again on this fresh install to see how it goes.  I checked the output of amixer scontrols, and its no different to before, when it didn't work, so no help there.  I'd be happy to provide any information to anyone who might be able to see whats different now its working.  I'll report back once mce is up and running, with the result of this installation.
**Could anybody tell me how to archive the mce installation files locally, i.e. on a different partition of this machine, or on my nas?  I must have downloaded the complete installation at least 20 times in the last week, and it seems a waste of time to keep downloading the same set of files.  Thanks.**

look into apt-mirror, thats what i used when i was testing, if you need additional help feel free to pm me

Installation issues / Re: VirtualBox LinuxMCE
« on: October 15, 2011, 07:51:07 am »
LMCE 8.10 needs to correspond to OS kubuntu desktop 8.10

I believe you are confused, he was talking about host OS, not the guest OS
and ive had great success with OSX and Ubuntu 10.04 as host, but more so with ubuntu

Users / Re: gps
« on: October 12, 2011, 06:09:11 pm »
could you use wifi antennas at each corner of house and triangulate your phones position?

Installation issues / Re: Download issues
« on: October 10, 2011, 03:07:22 am »
snapshots and the deb are both back :)

download away

Installation issues / Re: Can't find cd iso's
« on: September 26, 2011, 04:15:00 pm »
yes with a PAE kernel, i ran a core that had 12 gigs of ram for a short time

Users / Re: latest 1004 update breaks web admin
« on: September 10, 2011, 05:18:22 pm »
foxi is updateing the webadmin to add support for other languages so im guessing something go t messed up because others have reported this.

Developers / Re: linuxmce hardware
« on: September 03, 2011, 09:33:45 pm »
in my research, i somehow stumbled upon this

Developers / Re: linuxmce hardware
« on: August 31, 2011, 01:16:49 am »
i have been thinking about the same thing, specifically because in in the process of assembling a CNC machine so i can do some PCB isolation to make circuit boards. The first thing i was going to research was a network clock that would connect to the core and be able to react to events. But, i have to finish the CNC first.

Users / Re: New Core/Hybrid machine (hardware) need opinions
« on: June 29, 2011, 08:16:24 pm »
Realtek works, just make sure it's different to the onboard one, or you may suffer from the PCI ID overlap issue (although this can be fixed with some jiggery pokery, it was just beyond me personally). I bought a really ancient 10/100 one, and use that for the external network, and use the onboard gigabit one for the internal network.

Also I don't think all the RAM can be utilised, think max is 3 GB. I would buy a matched (2 x 1 GB) pair, see if that meets your needs, else upgrade with another 1 GB stick at a later date.


you can install the PAE kernel to use it all, i did the and was using 12 Gigs of ram

Developers / Re: New Feature: Grocery System
« on: May 25, 2011, 07:34:10 pm »
locutus, how about a webcamscanner-dcedevice that emits a message to the system "Something to eat selected. What shall I do? Remove from fridge, Add to fridge, Eat, Vomit"

i had not thought of that approach, and that goes right along with TSCHAK's advice to integrate this with orbiter but if i do that will be much farther down the line. The reason that i wanted to make it web based is that i want to use some old hardware that is incapable of running Orbiter but can still open a browser and that all this needs.

Also, thanks to the support other have given, and my update for today is that im working on the ability to scan the whole grocery list back into inventory after you go shopping.

Developers / Re: New Feature: Grocery System
« on: May 24, 2011, 04:22:23 pm »


and the forum topic about a recipe system
as i said the webcam stuff is a longterm goal because im using php to make this so it fits right into the webadmin. I am using USB keyboard wedge barcode scanners so my computer sees the scanner as a keyboard and all it does is output the text of the barcode, and from what i have seen of various webcam scanning programs, they need to be embedded into something because they cannot act like a keyboard.

i plan on doing all of this from scratch because i took on this project as a learning exercise so i might use other programs as examples but i dont plan on integrating other programs at this point

Developers / New Feature: Grocery System
« on: May 23, 2011, 04:36:39 pm »
I just wanted to let everyone know that this is something that i am working on, i had planned on making a screen capture video but vlc was tweaking out on me. The title explains  it all, im making a system that will log the inventory of the food in your house, and it will generate grocery lists from the stuff that you throw away. All this is done using barcodes and barcode scanners.

Right now those are the only 2 features it has but i plan on adding more such as:
-one scan to add whole grocery list back to inventory
-add recipe system
-make it easier to scan items into inventory that have been entered before
-print without dialogue box

i also have 2 long term goals:
-ability to scan with webcam
-available recipe system that compares ingredients needed to your inventory and shows what recipe you can make with what you have

I have included a screenshot, since i could not provide a video, so you can at lease see how the navigation page looks. To navigate the system from the index page you can click on the links, or scan the barcodes on the screen, but you can only scan on screen barcodes if you have a CCD scanner not a laser scanner. I dont have CCD scanners so i just printed out that page and scan off the page. I wanted to reduce the need for a mouse as much as possible.

I posted this because i just wanted some feedback to see if anyone else would use this besides me. Also any questions/comments are welcome too :)

Developers / Re: Pandaboard full media director ???
« on: April 11, 2011, 03:42:07 pm »
the snowball has 4-8 gigs of onboard memory in addition to the sd card it looks like
and the snowball looks like it has to possibility to be POE if use with an extractor, where the pandaboard cannot because of current requirements
i do like the snowball, but i feel like i would be wasting the accelerometer that comes on it

Developers / Re: Pandaboard full media director ???
« on: April 10, 2011, 09:04:11 pm »
Snowball will be an interesting alternative.  ;)


i dont see hdmi, only rca

Users / Re: Wiki?
« on: April 04, 2011, 10:34:13 pm »
nope, i got the the wiki fine

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