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purps

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Hybrid vs Dedicated Core
« on: July 30, 2008, 11:11:39 am »
Hi all,

I have a question concerning the exact differences between a hybrid and a dedicated core.

I am well aware of the difference in theory (through reading the wiki), but what are the physical differences?

Is it simply a standard LinuxMCE installation without a monitor connected to it? With regards to the software, what changes need to be made to the system that makes it a dedicated core, as opposed to a standard hybrid from the default installation?
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Re: Hybrid vs Dedicated Core
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2008, 12:28:41 pm »
Purps,
A Hybrid core is a core+media director on the one machine.
As you have read in the wiki http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Core A core can start off life from the install as a hybrid but then you can choose not to start the media station via the LMCE launch manager. This machine can then be left as a headless server.

hope that clears it up
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Re: Hybrid vs Dedicated Core
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2008, 01:23:48 pm »
Coley,

Thanks for the reply. You refer to not starting the media station - is a "media station" the same thing as a "media director"? I noticed that on the admin page, a media director (for the core/hybrid) is present -  can I simply delete this, or is this not the same thing? Or should I do both?

I also understood that the "main screen" as it were (with the menu containing media, climate, lights etc) is the "orbiter" - does this need removing as well, or again, is it all the same thing? I'm really starting to get a bit mixed up with my terminology here.

Thanks again for your reply, most helpful.
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Re: Hybrid vs Dedicated Core
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2008, 03:20:54 pm »
No - don't go deleting the MD making up the hybrid core to create a dedicated core.
Just turn off the automatic starting of those services via the LMCE Launch Manager http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Launch_Manager. Untick the box labeled "Autostart Media Station" and then save settings.

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Re: Hybrid vs Dedicated Core
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2008, 07:24:20 pm »
May I ask why not? I would just try it, but judging by the fact that you have suggested that I do not do this, I can't help but think that something horrible will happen!

So is the orbiter part of the media director? What aspects of the system does "media station" refer to?

Thanks for your replies.
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