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Users / Re: some experiments with anti intrusion
« on: September 13, 2010, 08:43:42 am »
Thanks guys for your replies

I know very little about device categories, thanks a lot for your pointer

(provided we are speaking about the same thing) I also have (rolling) aluminum shutters on windows, but they were installed without any sensor. New windows instead came out of the factory with reed contacts preinstalled.
I agree with you that is preferable to have systems preventing people breaking in instead of being notified, maybe in the future will install some sensors on shutters also.

Users / some experiments with anti intrusion
« on: September 13, 2010, 12:53:37 am »
Hi all

I'm doing some experiments in order to setup an anti intrusion system controlled by LMCE.
Basically I have reed contacts on every windows of the house, all wiring converge to a Weeder board connected to my LMCE core.

My idea is to have a GSD (with some trivial ruby code controlling my Weeder board) with some child devices that should be set up as security sensors.

And there it comes the first trouble: when I try to add a child device to my GSD I can only add it as light device, no way to add it choosing any of the existing device template related to security sensors.
This way all child devices are not appearing under any security wizard that should allow me to decide how to react when a sensor is triggered.

Sounds like the "controlled via" property of GSD is preventing me to have full choice of device template, but I have no idea on how to settle this. I've also searched the wiki, but I was not able to find any example on this.
What am I doing wrong?
Is there anyone that can give me some pointers on what is the proper way to set it up ?


Users / Re: What devices are you running Web orbiter 2.0 on?
« on: September 06, 2010, 12:18:27 pm »
Hi Purps

I think the default room is the one where core/hybrid is located as the proxy orbiter is a core device.

Nevertheless it would be nice to be able to define the "starting room" for each instance of web orbiter, but so far I could not find a way to do it.


Users / Re: Intel BOXD510MO fanless board
« on: August 11, 2010, 10:18:45 am »
Thanks to all for your comments

I was looking for some good compromise between performances and price, now I will go to vacation and will think about it ...

Thanks again

Users / Intel BOXD510MO fanless board
« on: August 08, 2010, 10:25:22 am »
Hi all

I'm looking to replace my old VIA Nehemiah based MD, and I stumbled on this:

The price is quite interesting, but specs are not saying that much to me.

I'm not playing HD video, so no top notch performances needed.
Is there anyone that can give me an opinion/suggestion on this item?

Thanks and regards

Users / Re: capture cards and "virtual" core
« on: July 22, 2010, 08:30:34 am »
Thanks guys very much for your replies.
You gave me some useful pointers to start to dig from.

I already read about daballiemo experience about KVM, but the problem is that my core is equipped with an Athlon 64 X2 dual core (939 socket) that don't support AMD-V.
So unless I'm missing some important bits KVM is not an option, because as budget is pretty tight I'd prefer to avoid any major expenses for core, and rather destinate money for extending my LinuxMCE actual capabilities.

I started to read about XEN, that seems to support PCI-passthru without AMD-V or any special hw requirement. If anyone can give me some hint on this, I'd really appreciate.

As I'm writing I'm downloading XEN LiveCd, so I will give it a real try and maybe report back here.

@daballiemo: just out of curiosity: why are you saying that your core is impossible to use as hybrid? Is it just because it is lying on a inaccessible site, or is it because KVM installation does not allow it?

Thanks again to all

Users / capture cards and "virtual" core
« on: July 20, 2010, 08:39:29 am »
Hi all
I'm in the process of rethinking my LMCE rig, and I'm seriously considering to virtualize my core.
While doing this I'm also considering to extend my LMCE with some video surveillance capabilities, and this leads to the need of having an analog capture card installed on the core.

I'm definitely not a virtualization expert, but googling around I've read that PCI passtrhough isn't exactly a breeze and also basically needs ESXI, that is quite out of my reach (I was instead thinking about having a host with a 64 bit Lucid and run core with virtualbox/vmware player).

Is there anyone that can give me some suggestion on this topic?


Installation issues / Re: Mini2440 as wall-mounted orbiter
« on: July 16, 2010, 03:40:18 pm »
Marco: Just to clarify, I don't own any of these devices yet. Once I do, I'll let you know how I get on.

Andrew: So the Touch Orbiter can run/can be ported to run on Linux running on a Mini2440?

From a wiring point of view, is there anything to prevent me from building one of these into a wall?



@ Ronan: sorry... you're right .... I re-read the posts behind and I think I confused a post of yours with a post of gonesurfing, that is the one actually owning an eken m003.

@gonesurfing: can you tell us more about your shining new eken m003  ;) ?

Installation issues / Re: Mini2440 as wall-mounted orbiter
« on: July 15, 2010, 06:09:34 pm »
Andrew: Does the Touch Orbiter run on Linux or WinCE?

Marco: The Cuwin-3500 is out of my price range, but the Eken m003 is more affordable, thanks.

Purps: I can't speak generally, but my main rationale is that I'd prefer to run a wired rather than a wireless network. It also means that I don't have to have a device for every person using the system, or to remember to carry the Orbiter around the house with me.


Hi Ronan
that's exactly my point. CUWIN is nice, but too out of reach, Mini2240 could be good enough but compared to Eken is far less convenient.
So eken sounds like the break-even I was looking for.
As you own one of those I'm just curious to know whether it has some cradle or similar, or if when you stop using it you just drop it over the table (and possibly out of wierdbeard65 kids sight ...  ;D )

Thanks and regards

Installation issues / Re: Mini2440 as wall-mounted orbiter
« on: July 15, 2010, 11:20:03 am »
Hi gonesurfing
does eken m003 have any wall fixing system or table cradle or anything similar?
I think it's a very nice portable device to have in your hand, it would be really great if it could be somehow used as a wall mounted device or as Web DT.
Can you tell something more on this?

Users / Re: What devices are you running Web orbiter 2.0 on?
« on: July 14, 2010, 09:05:40 am »
Hi Andrew
a little OT question: have you tested web orbiter 2.0 also with Nokia S60 phones browser? Or are there some known reasons why web orbiter 2.0 could/could not work with those devices?
Sorry to ask you this, but at the moment I cannot test myself as I'm running LMCE 7.10.
A migration to 8.10 is under planning but for several "environmental" reasons it won't be easy, so it is not going to happen shortly.
Knowing something about the possible use of new web orbiter on currently used device may surely help me to refine the roadmap towards the final stage.


Hi Andrew

just a question about the rewritten Proxy Orbiter.

In LMCE 7.10 you can set up a Generic Web Device on core, then you set up a child device with Generic Proxy Orbiter template that contains all the setup for the orbiter (room, ent.area, appearance, and so on).

In theory you could set up as many Generic Proxy Orbiter Templates as needed (each one with its own setup), but actually I've seen that only one ca be used.
I tried to have a web orbiter for a DT325 and another one for a mobile phone, but there was no way to make them work together. 

Is the re-written Proxy orbiter still afflicted by this limitation?

Thanks and regards.

Users / Re: Stand alone Ubuntu orbiter
« on: June 29, 2010, 07:40:38 pm »
my 0.2 ...

not to prevent you from starting a developement rig .... but if in the mean time you really need an orbiter running under linux you may consider to install wine and install windows Orbiter with that.

I also have Lucid on my laptop, and I can say that Orbiter with wine runs fine.


Developers / Re: Building from source
« on: May 13, 2010, 08:20:41 am »
I'm not a virtualization guru, so my question may sound quite stupid.

Currently I have LMCE 7.10 working, and would like to give 8.10 a try. Do you think it is possible to set up a virtual machine with 8.10 on the same box ? Is there anyone that already did it?
I'm asking this because my core is actually the only box with enough disc space and horse power that I have. I guess that the problem may be on the network side, as both LMCEs would claim to be in the network and try to be the DHCP server for that.
Is there any hint/setting for VMware/Virtualbox to prevent such a network mess?

Thanks and regards


Hi Monkgs

I'm interested in Nokia 810, and in WebDT 366.
Regarding WEbDT375, does it have some networking capability (as you state that it has no wireless built in card)?

Do you have a rough idea about shipping costs (i'm living in Italy) ?


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