Altering the DHCP and firewall settings are hardly non-standard, when you can do so from withing the LinuxMCE interface as checkboxes. If the system is unable to have the settings it allows you to change be changed, there is an issue that should be reported as a possible bug, to help out the development. I may not be a programmer or part of the project, but I consider myself at least an above-average linux user.
Have you verified this is an actual bug and not caused by 'mucking around'. Try from a scratch installation following the recommended setup.
If having to stick to the basic and unchanging install setting is the only answer, it loses all pretense of being helpful. As it turns out, the
The software is in BETA, do not expect it to work properly or completely. The network and firewall settings in the webadmin do work.
network settings ended up being fine, and the only helpful advice was from Techstyle, which I appreciate. The mucking about I did was perfectly fine, and the server so far is handling it without issue, although I think I may need to find a better way to drive the video on
There has been excellent advice from more than just Techstyle in this forum, you are simply picking and choosing what to accept and what not to accept. You are quickly alienating yourself by ignoring these people. From your final statement about multiple MDs I would suggest that your 'mucking' about may have caused some issues you are completely unaware of.
my Intel mini-ITX system, since its having trouble decoding videos and doing the screen saver without lurching. I can do that research though.
I expect you are using UI1 on the Intel graphics, UI2 has problems on Intel graphics with UI2.
No hits yet on how to handle a samba share off of a windows XP machine to have it show up under movies on the Core/Hybrid. THAT problem is starting to irk me, since I'm not getting any error reporting through the admin interface and don't know where the logs are.
If you use the recommended network settings and don't 'muck' around with it it will automatically detect your Windows shares...
Also found out that if you remotely restart the Hybrid MD interface from a web-administration interface, it seems to start *two* instances of the MD, which then fight endlessly until you restart.
This is not normal operation for the system, you have likely 'mucked' something up. I suggest you start from a fresh installation without 'mucking' with the system. Read thoroughly through the forums and the wiki and don't 'muck' with it. Be patient.