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Users / Re: Second Hard Drive
« on: March 28, 2007, 11:48:13 pm »
since I added it under the core I haven't been able to edit anything on that drive (its an external usb) and changing the permissions doesn't seem to do anything.....any ideas?

Can you cd to /mnt/device/DEVICE_ID from a console ?

Users / Re: Configuration of Linuxmce
« on: March 28, 2007, 11:46:17 pm »

Take a look on this forum first. If you samba server is not detected automaticaly this means
 1) is not on the internal network so you'll need to add a FileServer device under the core with the IP filed set to the value of your samba server and run the configuration script for it
 2 ) is in the internal network but if firewalled: remove the firewall and will be detected automatically in max 10 minutes
 3 ) it's not #1 or #2 but it wasn't detected you can use the solution from #1

Users / Re: Getting Media From Windows Shares
« on: March 28, 2007, 11:36:10 pm »
Presumably it only looks on the internal network nic ?

Right, it only scans the internal network.

Users / Re: Change network
« on: March 28, 2007, 11:35:11 pm »
Linuxmce is not officialy supporting wireless now, i mean you cannot setup the wireless params from somewhere withing linuxmce. This doesn't mean that it ain't going to work with your wireless card but some tweaking is involved for now. You need to modify a DeviceData entry for your core

1) First step, see what is the current value:
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echo "SELECT IK_DeviceData from Device_DeviceData WHERE FK_DeviceData = 32 AND FK_Device=1" | mysql pluto_main;
This will show you your current network options. The devicedata 32 (network settings) for device 1 (core). Try to make a note so you can revert if something works wrong. For me is something like this now:
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2) Change _first_ 'ethX' entry (eth0) in my case, with the device name of your wireless card (probably ra0/wlan0 or something similar). If you had only one network card as i do in my example i recommend to use the wired one as your external interface and not do an alias on the wireless one since the wired one is faster for pxe booting other computers or sharing data via nfs/samba. This means you want to change 'eth0:0' to eth0, or if you decide to use only the wireless card, change eth0:0 with wlan0:0 (or what is applyable in you hardware).

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UPDATE Device_DeviceData SET IK_DeviceData = '$NewValue' WHERE FK_Device=1 AND FK_DeviceData = 32
where $NewValue is the modified string, for example in my case:
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Of course you can do any combination, you only need to know the the first device is the external one and the second the internal one

3) Run /usr/pluto/bin/ to apply your changes

PS: This guide assumes that you configure your wireless setting for the wireless card by hand
PS2: If anything goes wrong you can go set your device data to the original state and run again

Users / Re: Getting Media From Windows Shares
« on: March 28, 2007, 09:36:54 pm »
The steps that linuxmce takes to add widows shares to the system goes like this:

- Scans the network to find active samba (windows shares) servers and prompts the use about the detected ones
- If the user choses to use that add that computer as a 'file server' that a device is created (device template 1837) in the database for that computer
- After the 'File Server' device is added it automatically runs the configuration script for that device: "/usr/pluto/bin/ -d <DEVICE ID>" where <DEVICE ID> is the device id of the newly created 'file server' device. You can look for in the web admin interface to see which device id coresopnds to it.
- The configuration script for device template 1837 (File Server) is searching for active shares on that computer and prompts the user to see if he wants to access those shares from LinuxMCE.
- For each share that the user chose to use, a new device is created (Window Share / device template 1768)

Now since the configuration script for device 'File Server' is executed only once, when the device was added, you will need to manually run it once again to detect shares created on the computer after that moment. The correct method would be to use the 'Reconfigure device' checkbox from web admin and do a reload router, but you can also run the configuration file by hand from a console passing the correct device id.

Using fstab to mount is not the proper way to do it since you will lose all the advantages of a pluto device:
 - automount so you don't need to manually mount and remount it every time the file server restarts
 - get the share available on the core and every media director that you have in the sytem, not on only one location
 - integration with the linuxmce media directory structure
 - ...

Installation issues / Re: Why only vesa?
« on: March 27, 2007, 10:43:27 pm »
Could you paste the output of 'lshwd -id' here? Probably there are some vendorid:productid combination that is unknown/misinterpreted by lswhd, lshwd being the application who is uses to detect the video card used in xorg.conf.pluto.

Users / Re: Most basic I need automation right now?
« on: March 23, 2007, 03:53:54 am »
From the hardware requirements point of view a Ubuntu x86 box and a network card is all that you need to get it installed and running, you can add any other device later if you wish.

Users / Re: kernel version? ubuntu version?
« on: March 23, 2007, 03:46:56 am »
We don't want to hijack the default ubuntu install cause we won't have so may human resources to keep it up to date. Puting another kernel image would mean that we'll need to fork/keep up to date the other packages that are depending on it (restricted modules, nvidia modules ...)

Since the Ubuntu release cycle is only 6 months i thinks we'll try to keep ours in sync so when feisty is out you'll have your new kernel to run linuxmce on.

Users / Re: Cannot DL install ISO
« on: March 23, 2007, 03:42:34 am »
We're working on doing some minor fixes to the installer and to the cd also but since we cannot work 24/24 on this (we have other jobs too Smiley might get a little delayed. As soon as we finish we'll be setting up a torrent for the iso also.

Users / Re: Would it be possible to...
« on: March 23, 2007, 03:41:57 am »
This wouldn't be a hard thing to implement but right now you'll need to get you hands dirty a little. Theoretically you'll need to run 2 x servers, what that is for LinuxMCE and uses the composite/svideo output from the video card and one x server running on the dvi connected display.

The linuxmce interface is using a different X11 server than the ubuntu/kubuntu display (btw never tested with kubuntu, you might need to install some dependecies for the installer before running it).

The configuration file for the LinuxMCE x11 is /etc/X11/xorg.conf.pluto and the one for your kde/gnome display should be /etc/X11/xorg.conf . So you'll need to tweak the xorg.conf.pluto one to only use the composite/s-video output. The bad part is that the xorg.conf.pluto file is regenerated from time to time so you'll need to hack into the scrips to make it permanent.

If you get it going you might write a wiki page about it :)

Good Luck

Users / Re: Why not sourceforge??
« on: March 23, 2007, 03:32:21 am »
We talked to the sourceforge guys and they said is not safe to put our iso there (they usually host single small projects) plus that the offline install is not guaranteed to work at this moment so you'll need the repositories online also. We're working on doing some minor fixes to the installer and to the cd also but since we cannot work 24/24 on this (we have other jobs too :) might get a little delayed. As soon as we finish we'll be setting up a torrent for the iso also.

Installation issues / Re: well, that didn't work.
« on: March 15, 2007, 10:03:04 pm »
The installer's log can be found in /var/log/mce-installer.log. Btw, don't think that the offline installation will work right now so this might be the problem. Try give me a hint on this  if you find the problem.

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