I'm moving in a few weeks and considering moving to linuxMCE. I was wondering if anyone can advise on the best way to use my current equipment. My current setup is a bit of a mess. ADSL linklinksys wrt54g
running open-wrt (firewall/router)pc server
currently running debian with mysql/postgres, apache, asterisk and provides NAS, backup, media storage, and a variety of other things.linksys spa3102
(pots->sip adapter, currently sitting DMZ)
imac, macbook x2, tv, squeezebox
I currently use the wrt54g for routing and I'm quite happy with it. My current network has the wrt54g running as a router, firewall, and wireless access point.
Re-jigging things to make my server the MCE 'core' box seems the most appropriate. With only 4 wired ports, I'm not sure the wrt54g will do too well as a switch + access point but it will do for the moment.
Eventually, I'd like to get all of the following configured:
- POTS/SIP adapter for asterisk... unfortunately, I need the POTS line.
- two TVs as MCE 'Media Directors'
- weather station via wviewweather
The big question I have is: Can I build/install MCE from source on my current Debian system or am I better just to start with a full LinuxMCE install? My tape drive and weather station required building a custom kernel I'm not that keen to recreate my current apache/php/python/mysql configuration to keep my websites working. My current asterisk system works fine but I'd prefer to have it integrated with MCE.