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Installation issues / Access control.
« on: July 07, 2010, 10:14:01 pm »
I wanted to know about a potential use for LMCE, I've been around the fourms before looking into things for my own house/apt.  Anyway I was wondering would LMCE work well as an access control software?? We are installing some security gear and its hard to find the right things for what we want something with a web server and obiter controls to open doors and intercom.

Its a Non-Profit organization, but being an organization I also wanted to find out about the EULA???

Just an idea, thanks for your time.

btw: Sorry if this is the wrong area for this post feel free to move it.


Installation issues / where did my GUI go??
« on: October 09, 2009, 05:33:15 am »
So i activated the new nvidia drivers did a reboot and now it bringing me to the shell saying. "<init: trying to resume from /dev/disk/by-uuid/7c01...... <init: no resume image, doing normal boot..."  then it ask for user-name and pass and just returns a prompt.  how do i get into the desktop??

Installation issues / Screen not full
« on: October 07, 2009, 08:59:58 am »
ok im running Linux now!! YAY!!!  ;D

 im doing the updates to prepare for MCE installation.
but ive noticed about a 1/4-1/2in of my screen/desktop is missing off the right side. And i cant go above 600x800.  ???
Is this normal? maybe the updates fix??  ???
the image does not fill the screen either. (i have a wide screen TV. maybe i just need a reboot so they cant talk things out?

i would post the specs on my Nvidia card but i cant see them without removing it.  :-\ after a power-down maybe (i think its a basic 6000-8000 series GeForce though.)

also i have no need of a 2nd NIC if im useing this as a Hybrid right??
im planing on adding one later but i need to pull another cat-5 to the location first....


Installation issues / Problem downloading from torrent. - SOLVED
« on: October 05, 2009, 07:18:37 pm »
Problem downloading from torrent. Im using uTorrent and i get an "error 'connection closed by peer' while downloading URL".
whats up?? any help??

btw is 0710 the latest version...i was thinking 0810 was out...but im prob just remembering wrong.

PcCowboy 8)

Users / Hi, Thanks, Completely unrelated question.
« on: July 23, 2009, 04:50:26 pm »
Hi: Hey I have not been around the forums/site for a while now. I love the look of the new site (much easier to Nav). And it nice to see you all are still quite active. I do not have MCE running yet but I'm hoping to get married in the next year or so (to an amazing girl i might add..  ;)  ) and when i get a house it going to be wired for MCE.  8)

Thanks: also i just wanted to say thanks so much for all the time you dev's have invested. I read the "Letter to the Community:..." and it seems like you all are frustrated and a lil burnt out. I just wanted to say I(we) GREATLY appreciate the hard work, time, devotion, Patience!, late nights, all nighters, $$$, ect you have put into this project.  I love the freeware community, you put fourth 100x the effort of your payware counterparts. And you have better products in my opinion. (I will state that I would not be the least bit opposed to paying to be able to install it for people from a biz standpoint. And generate some income for you.)

Completely unrelated question: Ok now then. The reason i stopped by the forum was to ask if anyone knows a good networking forum with quick responses. Im trying to setup a VPN from a dynamic IP using and a Linksys or CradlePoints(we use a Verizon card for WWW) DDNS services. Also an FTP.  all the old forums i used to visit are gone/inactive. I googled and found a forum but 3days later still not responses and from reading other post...they dont know whats they are talking about anyway  :(

So Thanks again!!!

Users / Looking at gear for MCE - Good/Bad?? (EDITED)
« on: May 19, 2009, 05:33:30 am »

Intel Core 2 Quad (Q8200)149.99
Antec EarthWatts 650Watt ATX99.99
Gigabyte GA-EP45C-UD3R 775 ATX MoBo179.99
Samsung 22x DVD+-RW Burner Dual/Double Layer (Sata)24.99
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM Sata HDD99.99
Zonet USA Gigabit 32-Bit PCI NIC (for 2nd NIC)14.99
Zotac GeForce 7600 GS 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 w/HDMI29.99
WinTV-HVR-1800 MC-Kit129.99
Scyth Ultra Kaze 120mm 3000RPM Fan14.99
^^^^^^ x3 ^^^^^^^44.97
Antec Three Hundred ATX Case59.99
Crucial 2GB DDR3-133329.99
Antec EarthWatts 380 Watt ATX 12V Power Supply59.99
-Total-834.88 824.87

I'm going to get 4GB of DDR3.

I could not find a MoBo with 2xNIC's that met my other requirements, and they only had 2xPCI's anyway and the PCI-E1x NIC was way more $$$, so ya. i know i'm using one of my PCI's...  I'm also thinking i might use this as a Hybrid for a while till i get $$$ for another MD, would it work ok??

Media Director('s);

Intel Desktop Board DG45ID mATX MoBo99.99
Pentium Dual-Core E220045.99
PowerSpec DM-387 mATX Slim Case (Built-in fan I think)49.99
Samsung 22x DVD-+RW Burner with Dual-Double Layer24.99
Silverstone Tech. Nitrogon NT07-775 Slim profile CPU fan (I was told its really quite)25.99
Western Digital WD1600AAJS HDD (160GB)39.99
OCZ Tech. 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2-800 (PC-6400) DIMM RAM39.99

The MoBo has a Gigabit NIC, 7.1 Surround sound, and "IntelĀ® Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD Graphics Chipset" with a onboard HDMI plug (I think).

so look for a less expenive MoBo and add a GPU. The HDD was the smallest the place i was looking at had. i could look and see if i have some small ones around. or just Nix the there a downside to that???
Get a Asus Eee Box (i'm losing 7.1, but price looks about the same). or Get Acer Aspire Revo (i have to wait...(how long?? it will prob be a few months before i do this anyway, and i could just hybrid for a bit) but a nice price drop.).
Would the 1GB RAM verson be ok or would it be better to look at the 2GB....

i'm leaning toward the Acer Aspire Revo, to bad no built-in bluetooth.
i wouldn't mind a DVD drive in each or at least my main MD, just for convenience. But it looks like the Revo has non anyway.

So......Any comments on any thing i NEED to change that affects: quality, compatibility, or price for the better are welcome.  Personal opinions are welcome too, just state that its and opinion so i dont spend an hr researching something thats not a really big thanks :-D


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