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Users / Re: Cannot change volume with external sound card
« on: May 21, 2008, 06:27:56 am »
There may be a way to have the volume control the card. First check to see if alsamixer controls the volume. You can access alsamixer by starting a planyback of some sound and opening a terminal (ctl-alt-F2, user and password, alsamixer). If you can control the volume then somewhere the control link has been broken. If not the sound may be going through a "bit-perfect" mode and not adjustable. In that case you may need to change the settings in the media director.

Sorry about the slow reply, I missed your response earlier.

The elographics driver is installed on the system by default. here is how I configured it to worjk with a 12" Elo touchscreen (Usually under $100 on eBay)

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1) Set screen to 800X600 (or otherwise match touchscreen)

2) add the following to the xorg.conf file:

Section "Module"
Load "elographics"

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier "Touchscreen1"
        Driver     "elographics"
        Option     "Device"     "/dev/ttyS0"
        Option     "AlwaysCore"
        Option     "screenno"    "0"
        Option      "MinX" "400"
        Option      "MaxX" "3700"
        Option      "MinY" "500"
        Option      "MaxY" "3500"
        Option     "UntouchDelay" "3"
        Option     "ReportDelay" "1"

Section "ServerLayout"
        Inputdevice     "touchscreen1"  "SendCoreEvents"

The Elographics driver should be installed. The device setting may need to be changed. Change
        Option     "Device"     "/dev/ttyS0"

        Option     "Device"     "/dev/ttyUSB0"

Assuming that is how the usb-serial port maps.

I hope this helps someone.

Users / Re: How to turn off router using DVD install?
« on: May 12, 2008, 07:30:26 am »
Its really pretty simple. In the advanced network screen disable the DHCP server on the internal interface and leave the external interface on DHCP. This works fine for a single NIC setup as well. No DHCP and no "router". You will need to turn off the firewall or access it through the internal interface at the default address.

Why are they so specific? They don't want a NAT for you to hide behind?

With the 8.04 release everything got shuffled. Not sure where to get the 7.10 disks right now.

The log suggests lots of media update action. it also suggests that the connection the Mysql server broke at one point. Have you tried restarting? There are others with more knowledge on reading the logs than I have.

Installation issues / Re: Linux MCE installation failed
« on: April 27, 2008, 10:06:00 pm »
We'll need more info to figure this out. What hardware is the starting point. The screen shot suggests the video is getting hosed by something. The timing is a clue but I'm not sure how to check it. You could look at the logs and see what happens around the time it locks up.

Users / Re: can we update Kubuntu to vr 8.04
« on: April 27, 2008, 07:13:39 pm »
No. It seems that there are a lot of changes in 8.04 that need to be accommodated before 8.04 will work. its being explored now but it will need a lot of work.

Users / Re: Playlist Editor - Rewrite
« on: April 21, 2008, 08:57:42 am »
I like the work so far. You could use Gnash the FOSS version of Flash. And since most users will be editing on a desktop machine, not repurposing their TV for editing, using flash is less of an issue.

You don't have a delete for a song added that isn't wanted. The reordering didn't seem to work for me. Possibly because I have a bad entry in the list. I'll get some input to you on functionality and graphics in the next few days if you want. . . I think this is a good start on a better content manager than LMCE currently has.

Would it be possible to suppress attributes that may not make sense, like some of the video ones for music content?

And adding a complete album in one pass would be nice.

Users / Re: Track Number Attribute?
« on: April 21, 2008, 07:51:10 am »
Which format are you ripping to? I know this was fixed for flac but I don't know if the fix has fully propagated yet. I don't know if it has been tested for other formats. Since each format seems to have a different way of managing attributes and tags fixing one may not help another.

Developers / Re: Java/ J2ME mobile orbiter
« on: April 21, 2008, 06:51:25 am »
niz23 was right about the install problem. I followed the link he provided and that worked fine. I'm now stalled getting the phone to pair with LMCE. It finds the bluetooth dongle and LMCE finds the phone but they don't talk. Can I redirect through the wifi connection somehow? (My phone has WiFi and that would be preferable anyway, no automatic followme but the rest would work very well)

Users / Re: Wall Mount TouchPanel
« on: April 21, 2008, 05:39:31 am »
"Best" is a function of what you need it for. These are all commercial so some are for food service, some are for machinery, some are for Kiosks and ATM's. Each have different requirements. The ones stocked the most are the resistive touch screens. These are also the most fragile and the cheapest. The acoustic ones are nicer, have a sharper image (no resistance matrix in front of the screen) and more durable but more money and rarely a stocked item. However I have been buying them from eBay at good prices. Elo has a lot of info on their site that will help you.

Users / Re: Wall Mount TouchPanel
« on: April 20, 2008, 08:44:41 pm »
In the next version there will be full support for ELO, 3m/Planar and (not fully tested) eGalax touchscreens. The ELO screen linked works very well. The eGalax driver support the screens on the popular HTPC boxes and it works but there seem to be some issues that make it flakey, needing double taps and other weird responses to taps. We didn't have the time to figure the problems out and moved on the the ELO which works very reliably. The eGalax issues are on the must do list however.

UI2 is missing essential buttons for use with a touch screen. UI1 works fine. Is this for control or control+media playback?

Developers / Re: Java/ J2ME mobile orbiter
« on: April 19, 2008, 06:56:50 pm »
I tried following the directions except downloading from your site directly. The .jad started but the phone then reported invalid .jar file. Its an unlocked Nokia E70 w/ rev 3 firmware if that makes any difference. Other apps seem to load fine.

Developers / Re: Java/ J2ME mobile orbiter
« on: April 19, 2008, 10:15:31 am »
I tried installing on my Nokia E70 and it reported invalid JAR file. It also said that installing .jad was not supported. Am I missing something?

Users / Re: LinuxMCE Compare to Control4
« on: April 15, 2008, 04:19:47 pm »
I get the sense that you are looking for turn key solutions but an 8000 square foot house is usually the venue for the Crestron/AMX specialist.

I don't think you can do an 8000 square foot hose for anywhere near as little as $10K. That would be 20 rooms or more typically unless its all one ballroom. Its would also be a lot of video distribution.

Control4 has a good GUI but its not available when you are accessing media.

There are a lot of devices supported in LMCE. Look at the WiKi and in the forums. Or better think through what you want and look for solutions. There are video options, security cameras, security panels, lighting options, Phone options enough to overwhelm anyone.

ZigBee systems tend to be closed. Crestron's don't talk to Colorado Vnet to Control4 for example. And not everything is available from a single vendor. ZWave has multiple vendors interoperating so you can get pieces from different vendors to address your needs. Insteon has a lot of stuff as well.

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