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Dianemo Systems from CHT - Now Shipping World Wide on Ubuntu 11.10!
« Reply #210 on: March 06, 2012, 05:09:51 pm »
Just an update on the roll out of our support for Dianemo S on Ubuntu 11.10...

We have continued to make updates to our packages in the last few days and in particular today - with updated packages for fsuser, kmotion, nvidia & orbiter fonts and many other small but important fixes and updates. So please run your updater scripts today and continue to run them regularly to pick-up changes as we roll them out. So far we are extremely happy with the introduction of 11.10 support and we really appreciate all of your feedback and bug reports - thanks!

If you experience any issues with Dianemo S Ubuntu 11.10 support (or 10.10 for that matter) please let us know either by pm/email or by posting here on the forum.

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New Wiki Section Added - Configuring Motion Cameras
« Reply #211 on: March 08, 2012, 10:47:01 am »
Just a note to let you know we have just updated the Wiki with a new section on setting up & configuring Motion Cameras in Dianemo;

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dianemo_S#Installing_and_using_Dianemo.27s_Camera_Features

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Updated Wiki Section - Configuring HDMI Audio for nVidia Cards
« Reply #212 on: March 13, 2012, 10:11:21 pm »
The following section has be substantially re-written and extended to help those of you configuring HDMI audio on nVidia cards with on-board sound cards;
http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dianemo_S#Configuring_HDMI_Audio_for_nVidia_Video_Cards_with_on-board_Sound_cards
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Re: Dianemo Systems from CHT - Now Shipping World Wide on Ubuntu 11.10!
« Reply #213 on: March 14, 2012, 12:26:33 am »
Hi Andrew,

Can Dianemo S be used to control 2 nVidia graphic-cards in 1 NerveCenter, to control 2 audio/video zones with HDMI-extenders.

In other words, use, for example, this motherboard with 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots, with 2 nVidia GT520 cards:
http://www.asus.nl/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/M4A87TD_EVO/#specifications
And configure 1 card for EA-1 and the other for EA-2

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Re: Dianemo Systems from CHT - Now Shipping World Wide on Ubuntu 11.10!
« Reply #214 on: March 14, 2012, 01:03:38 am »
Hi Andrew,

Can Dianemo S be used to control 2 nVidia graphic-cards in 1 NerveCenter, to control 2 audio/video zones with HDMI-extenders.

In other words, use, for example, this motherboard with 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots, with 2 nVidia GT520 cards:
http://www.asus.nl/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/M4A87TD_EVO/#specifications
And configure 1 card for EA-1 and the other for EA-2

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Hi,

Well in principle there is no reason why that approach would not work... everything is in place to get there. But it would require some work... so yes its doable but I dont see it as 'main-stream' so it would need someone who was willing to support the development of such a system. Any takers ;-)

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Re: Dianemo Systems from CHT - Now Shipping World Wide on Ubuntu 11.10!
« Reply #215 on: March 14, 2012, 08:50:11 am »
Why i brought it up is because i see good use of it to do a centralized install and keep the equipment to a minimum.
One could build a NC/Core with multiple video cards and use hdmi-extenders to serve multiple EA.
(You can get boards with up to 4 or 5 PCIe 2.0 x16 slots iirc.)
In a way like you can add multiple audio-cards and use those for multiple EA.

I was under the assumption you guys did more centralized installs then de-centralized, thats why i asked you.
I am thinking to turn my install into centralized, part because of the noise of MD's
Sadly i don't have the skills to do it myself :(, otherwise i would.

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Re: Dianemo Systems from CHT - Now Shipping World Wide on Ubuntu 11.10!
« Reply #216 on: March 14, 2012, 09:24:15 am »
Why i brought it up is because i see good use of it to do a centralized install and keep the equipment to a minimum.
One could build a NC/Core with multiple video cards and use hdmi-extenders to serve multiple EA.
(You can get boards with up to 4 or 5 PCIe 2.0 x16 slots iirc.)
In a way like you can add multiple audio-cards and use those for multiple EA.

I was under the assumption you guys did more centralized installs then de-centralized, thats why i asked you.
I am thinking to turn my install into centralized, part because of the noise of MD's
Sadly i don't have the skills to do it myself :(, otherwise i would.

br,
Raymond

The hardware is the 'easy' part really... the slightly harder part is to have multiple X servers and nVidia drivers all working alongside each other without treading on each others 'toes' and also the re-architecting of the LinuxMCE/Dianemo code to allow multiple instances to be running on the same hardware (much of the code was design with the assumption that it 'owned' the whole system). Our focus currently is to drive down onto much lower power hardware based on ARM wherever we can and to distribute the system as we do that (less single point of failure issues etc).

However that is not to say that the approach of building a multi-headed Core/NC does not have some merit...

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New Update Released
« Reply #217 on: March 15, 2012, 01:10:48 am »
We have released an update tonight to Logitech Media Server Version: 7.7.1 - r33735 to handle newer Squeezebox devices and their later firmware versions.

In parallel we have also released a new installer v1.15 which handles pinned packages differently going forwards - your update script will update your system for both of these.

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New Updates Released
« Reply #218 on: March 16, 2012, 02:52:52 pm »
An update for Squeezeboxes/Squeezeslaves that fixed an issue with controlling the volume level of the device when an external Amplifiers volume level was not being controlled has been released.

We have released support for HDMI-CEC control of devices attached via HDMI to TV's with CEC support. Most recent TV's support CEC now (Sony, Panasonic for sure) and many peripheral devices do too eh BluRay players, PVR's, Amplifiers (AV based Denon's from 2310 onwards). The HDMI-CEC device is added as a child to your MM in Web Admin and the CEC interface must be the first device in the HDMI chain (ie MM->CEC Interface->TV). We currently support sending Vol Up/Down, Mute On/Off & Standby On/Off... with more support for the rest of the CEC command set and devices expected shortly. We are also looking at how to support the reverse scenario where the TV remote acts as the control initiator (see the XBMC integration mentioned on the Sense-8 page above). This is really a non-technical issue... more of a how do we want this to work issue.

The HDMI-CEC interface we support is the Pulse-8 http://www.pulse-eight.com/store/products/104-usb-hdmi-cec-adapter.aspx

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Re: New Updates Released
« Reply #219 on: March 17, 2012, 04:41:40 pm »
\We have released support for HDMI-CEC control of devices attached via HDMI to TV's with CEC support. Most recent TV's support CEC now (Sony, Panasonic for sure)
That's good news, it means an end to IR control of my Viera-Link Panny plasma from 2008! I'll go get one as soon as I have a decent MM in the home theater!

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Re: Dianemo Systems from CHT - Now Shipping World Wide on Ubuntu 11.10!
« Reply #220 on: March 18, 2012, 11:15:28 am »
Remember that HDMI-CEC control usually means much higher standby power usage. My favourite example is a Denon receiver. Something like <1W when used with IR oder RS-232, and something like 50+W when controlled via HDMI-CEC or LAN...

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Re: Dianemo Systems from CHT - Now Shipping World Wide on Ubuntu 11.10!
« Reply #221 on: March 18, 2012, 09:43:37 pm »
You're kidding me!! Wow.  :o

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Re: Dianemo Systems from CHT - Now Shipping World Wide on Ubuntu 11.10!
« Reply #222 on: March 20, 2012, 02:58:37 am »
Remember that HDMI-CEC control usually means much higher standby power usage. My favourite example is a Denon receiver. Something like <1W when used with IR oder RS-232, and something like 50+W when controlled via HDMI-CEC or LAN...

Actually the increased standby power usage although higher, is typically nothing like 50W at all. For example the Denon 4311 consumes 0.1W in 'normal' stand-by mode and 1.9W in CEC stand-by mode... which is a considerable 'percentage increase' but in real terms very small indeed. See here;

http://www.denon.co.uk/uk/Product/Pages/Product-Detail.aspx?Catid=AirPlayproducts&SubId=AVReceivers&ProductId=AVR4311

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Re: Dianemo Systems from CHT - Now Shipping World Wide on Ubuntu 11.10!
« Reply #223 on: March 20, 2012, 06:29:18 am »
Thanks for the details for that particular device.

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Re: Dianemo Systems from CHT - Now Shipping World Wide on Ubuntu 11.10!
« Reply #224 on: March 20, 2012, 10:44:52 am »
Thanks for the details for that particular device.

It applies to all currently shipping Denon HDMI-CEC compatible Amplifiers (with some very tiny variations in lower models)

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