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Dear Friends,

Finally after making the big decision of migrating to 1004 (from a working 810)  :-\  I am facing some issues with the video playback.  The problem is that (on both) there is no video playback, only sound, I only the the black square box where the video should be playing.  If I go to KDE desktop, xine and mplayer works perfectly.  I found that if I change the ui orbiter from v2 to v1 without alpha blend and open gl stuff I get the video output  but if I mess it up by fw or rw it will go away until Quick Reload the router.   Any hints???
As feedback to all, for the zotac MAG installation was completely smooth, even hdmi audio during avwizard but for the ZBOX im still fighting with the hdmi audio.  Hopefully by updating alsa from 1.22 to 1.25 fill fix the problem because the card is not even detected by aplay.

Video playback issues are not corrected by updating video drivers.  I installed 295 at the zbox and the problem is persistent
DENON 2311 via usb-serial cable was plug&play detected and also LG LCD screen.  

I guess I will have to go back to 810 before my wife kills me.  Before she hated the "geek" stuff by having all videos  and home automation on the TV, now she can't live without it!!!... so she continues complaining hahahahaha.... who can understand them... :S!



Thanks Kyfalcon,

I would 1004 a try but is there a painless migration?....  I guess that's a self answer question, I can already hear all the forum saying...... "There is no Painless action within LMCE and Linux!!!!". 
If I go 1004, do I have to setup all from scratch? Will I loose all my media?



Thanks Seth!!!!.  I was able to login.  It was a repositories issue.  I updated and update/ upgrade without problems.  Now the issue is that once it reboots, I get no error but I can only see black screen with the cursor, I can move it but there is nothing to do.  Maybe trying to run the installation scripts could solve this.   Thanks again, the link was perfect!

Dear All,

Just to share a little bit of what is going on and to understand better LMCE.  I had successfully install LMCE on a ZOTAC MAG as an MD.  Works perfect if you get VDPAU working.  This time I wanted to setup another MD but this time it is a ZBOX with more cpu juice!

The problem I'm getting is that I don't get to the av wizard due to some issue with the nvidia driver but I could not see it, it continues scrolling during boot and gets locked under samba service started.  It is not really locked, if I press enter, it goes to the login.  Then here comes the interesting part.  When logged as linuxmce I can't do anything.  If I do whoami, it says I'm sambahelper and I don't know the passwd for it.  I´m unable to install anything because linuxmce does not have the rights.  If I do sudo, it asks for the sambahelper passwd.  WHO IS SAMBAHELPER!, is not helping at all.  I can start the xserver but can't do anything because of the rights of linuxmce user.  Any hints?.  Does root has a password? or Sambahelper?.  Where can I get the boot log to see why it failed to install the nvidia drivers?


Installation issues / Re: Update/upgrade MD's from core not internet?
« on: June 11, 2011, 07:15:28 am »
Dear All I´m very happy to see people interested on this topic, I really wish I could understand Linux more to help, I just dropped the idea but you guys are amazing  :o, for me you are all talking in another language but I'm starting to learn little by little.

Keep up the good work, I wish I could bring the beers for moral support but I guess it will be a little bit difficult.



Installation issues / Re: Update/upgrade MD's from core not internet?
« on: June 03, 2011, 03:27:42 am »
Thanks to all, Im not good in linux but I will give it my best.  Maybe I find something usefull for all.  The way I see it is that I see an option under webadmin that you could just click to the MD page and update/upgrade, maybe it is not possible, maybe it is.  For now, a good script should be a good progress.  I hope I get the knoledge soon to make my own script and share it to all.

I will Keep all posted.


Installation issues / Update/upgrade MD's from core not internet?
« on: June 02, 2011, 06:31:20 am »
Hi to all,

Is it possible to update/upgrade all the MD's from the core?.  If I have several MD's if i want to keep them updated, all of them have to download from the internet the packages.  Since they all boot up from the core, which means that they all should be at the same version of the core, would be faster to set up all the MD's to do the apt-get update/upgrade  from the core?
My apologies if this is a dumb question, I just couldn't find an answer  on the forum search



Installation issues / Re: LG LCD Template
« on: May 31, 2011, 04:38:10 am »
Hi Purps,

Any hints on solving the problem?



Installation issues / Re: LG LCD Template
« on: May 10, 2011, 03:08:47 am »
Hi Barney, thanks for the info and sorry for the off topic, it wasnt my intention.

I'm having a problem now that I don't understand, the settings for the LG template are not permanent.  Everytime I reboot the MD or quick reload, the configurations of the serial port, and unchecked "Disable" option under advance  are lost.  Any ideas?
Apparently PNP is messing things up



Installation issues / Re: LG LCD Template
« on: April 30, 2011, 03:44:26 am »
Hi Barney,

Sorry for the delay,  I did used a recent build.  When you mean RAID is any kind (sw or hw), is it easy to setup a secondary disk as a backup?.   I always thought that sw raid was a good option because it is not hw dependent.  
At least that's what i read.   Any suggestions?. I agree that backup is always required, is it easy to setup PING?.

Thanks for your help



Installation issues / Re: LG LCD Template
« on: April 24, 2011, 04:50:28 pm »
Hi to all,

I figure it out!  ;D, by default the device is disabled... I think I read that some time ago and now it just realized what does that ment.  On webadmin,A/V equipment, the Device## with template 2126,  under advance, the disabled option was checked!!!!
Uncheck, quick router reload, and voila!!!
I have to configure now the tunner! and the DENON receiver.
So, I neve got the PNP to detect the LCD but by adding it manually worked ok!, so in terms of this post, the template is good!

Thank for posting, without the information within this forum, this would have been impossible.

Shared info:  I have a core/hybrid and planning to do a raid5 but it is sitting only as core, as MD I´m using a ZOTAC MAG 330, connected to it LG 32LH70 LCD, I have only tested VDPAU video with online  FLASH videos with great success @HD and 1080p.
Two usb to rs232, that only worked with the serial hack, one for the TV and the other will be used for the DENON
If anyone needs any help with this similar configuration, I´m incredible new on this but I'll do my best to share my little experience.

Sorry for the spelling, english is not my native language

Thanks again,


Installation issues / Re: LG LCD Template
« on: April 24, 2011, 02:45:17 am »
Hi Barney,

I'm having problems with the USB part, for some reason it is not using the port or not working and I don't know what is going on.  PNP does not detects the LG tv, but if I run manually try serial test script I can control the tv.  I´m using a USB so it is ttyUSB0 under port part.
I added manually the TV as I found on another post using the AV part on the wizard, then changing manually the port using webadmin.  Since  I did the serial hack, i´m able to see all the available "serial ports" under the MD, I just select from the drop down the /dev/ttyUSB0 and update and reload but nothing.
I know the cable is ok because i get response from the TV and also the USB to serial has a little LED so I´m able to see if there is activity.

Thanks for your help and to anyone that is reading, all the help is welcome!!  :)



Users / Re: Alarm question?
« on: April 12, 2011, 05:37:16 am »
There seemed to be a lot of interest in this until I brought up that there is a panel available worldwide that is fully supported then the discussion stopped?  Anyone want to test this stuff?

Hi los93sol,

I´m really interested on working on smart pannels integration.  Brake16 suggested my to talk to you about HAI integration and linked this post.
I wanted to know how integrated the HAI OMNI family is, can you control any of the devices connected to it?.  UPB, ZWAVE and of course security stuff.  I´m interested on the Omnipro pannel but looking around I found the ELK M1G.  This pannel has good DIY at coccoontech forum and it is cheaper! 
If HAI is fully integrated, then maybe I could give it a try, but maybe there is a good opportunity to blend this two good products
Any ideas



Users / Re: Selecting a set of screensaver pictures
« on: April 11, 2011, 03:00:24 am »
Hello to all,

I bumped in this post by trying to find information on how to play simultanously a set of pictures with some music in the background.  I´m too new on this and I didn't wanted to post something that it is already solved. 
By reading this I believe this is a way to get the same results because music option is independent of whatever pictures are playing.  So you could leave looping a set of pictures while you make a play list of music as the party continues!!!.
What about of taking this part from Mythtv? I hope Im not saying nonsense words  :-\   



Installation issues / Re: Compatibility Question HAI Omni LT
« on: April 11, 2011, 02:44:12 am »
Hi Bryce,

Thanks for the replay, I have a couple of questions, I hope you could help.
 What do you mean by fully integrated?, does this mean that you are able to take full control of the HAI omnipro (Lights, AC, security etc?) or it is only the security part?.

If this is yes, would you be able to control UPB or ZWAVE devices connected to the Omnipro?
Will the status of the devices (security sensors, Lights, etc) be updated all the time?
As far as I understood, Omnipro handles very well status report from the devices, which means that if you manually turned off a light, the system knows that you did it.
I believe there are several commercial producs like homeseer that does similar stuff as LMCE and communicate by using ethernet.

ELK M1G is excellent, I like it a lot, it has a good DIY support in coccoontech, it has some minor issues like status report that is not well kept but maybe they will fix it.  Prices are lower so it looks as a good option.
I think I'll open a post in cocoontech about the integration, maybe we all together find a good way to merge the tecnologies.  Im not a programmer but I'm willing to try.

Thanks for the links, I´ll start reading about the coding, maybe I could learn something new!



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