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Installation issues / id-my-disc under 1004
« on: May 19, 2011, 09:03:12 am »
An updated id-my-disc package has been uploaded into the repo to fix dependency issues. Thanks to samsung for pointing out his problem in IRC

Users / 710,810,1004 or what?
« on: March 17, 2011, 07:00:36 pm »
To gather some statistics, I'd appreciate it if people would mark what they are using at the moment. If, later on, you change your system, feel free to change your vote. Please specify your main system, not all the different test systems you are running.

Installation issues / Snapshots, Upgrades And Latest And Greatest 810
« on: November 28, 2010, 12:17:49 pm »
Every now and then people come by and ask, if they really have the latest packages available.

The snapshots are the bleeding edge and most of the time are up-to-par with svn. However, the repo does not always contain the latest, but only gets updated after a period of activity and testing using the snapshots.

To see what packages are in the pipe to be updated in the repo, one can look at

It lists all packages, which have been updated in svn (and consequently in the snapshots), but still need updating in the repo.

Developers / New Languages
« on: August 14, 2010, 06:20:31 pm »
After fixing the sqlCVS master database on schema, support for more language can be integrated.

Everyone who already translated the texts into another language is urged to get into the #linuxmce-devel channel on Freenode, and work with us, to get the text into the system. We have verified the upload procedure with UTF8 coded text, and everything came back perfect.

Users / New Web Orbiter 2.0 / Proxy Orbiter for *LinuxMCE 710*
« on: July 23, 2010, 05:04:11 pm »
For folks still running 710, I've made available an updated Proxy_Orbiter for LinuxMCE 710.

You can download it from

In addition to the updated proxy orbiter, which needs to be copied into /usr/pluto/bin and renamed to Proxy_Orbiter, you need to checkout the current web admin stuff
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svn co /var/www/lmce-adminMake sure to change the owner ship of all files to www-data
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chown www-data: /var/www/lmce-admin -RAfter a quick reload, you should have the new weborbiter available at


Installation issues / MythTV not working / Upgrades not happening
« on: June 19, 2010, 11:33:01 am »
In case you don't get any upgrade when doing an apt-get update ; apt-get upgrade cycle, check your /etc/apt/preferences file.

It should look similar to this
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# We take MythTV from our repo always
Package: mythtv mythtv-frontend mythtv-backend mythtv-common mythtv-database mythtv-transcode-utils mythweb libmythtv-perl libmyth python-myth mythtv-themes mythplugins mytharchive mytharchive-data mythbrowser mythgallery mythgame mythmovies mythmusic mythnetvison mythnetvision-data mythnews mythvideo mythweather mythzoneminder myth-doc
Pin: origin
Pin-Priority: 1001

# If our local package uses the same version as elsewhere, we take the one we have locally.
Package: *
Pin: origin
Pin-Priority: 600

If your preference file looks like that, and you still do not get upgrades, even though you think you should, try changing the 600 to 500. Do NOT do this unless you have a problem with the 600. If the 500 does not help, change it back to 600.

Users / Food for thoughts - RAID / Backup
« on: June 16, 2010, 08:28:30 pm »
Today, during my surfing threw the web I came across an interesting tid bit.

A fairly high class installation of a networked media system in a house. They've invested a few 10k EUR I can imagine. And they did not go RAID.

The stated reason was, running all disks the whole time stresses all disks identical. This results in the same fatigue for all disks, and quite probable make them fail at the same time.

Instead, they opted for a simple NAS doing backups at night. During the day, the HDD in the NAS are kept powered down.

With todays prices for storage, this might be a worthwhile idea for LinuxMCE users as well.

Users / Why many CATx cables?
« on: April 25, 2010, 10:06:59 am »

food for thoughts: I just read totallymaxed post regarding putting at least three CAT cables to any place where you consider needing a media device.

My question is: Is that really needed? I understand the point of the broken cable, even though it never has happened to me on fixed installed cables, but other than that, why not put a switch near each outlet? I've come to the conclusion, that a local switch solves a lot of issues for me, and if I use not only a regular small switch, but one of these small linksys router devices, I have an extension in my wifi cloud as well.

In the past, I needed many cables because of different cableing techs needed, but these days, all I need is a network connection.

Different opinions anyone?!

Installation issues / Double orbiter and other strange things - Try this
« on: September 17, 2009, 01:23:35 pm »

whoever is experiencing the double orbiter launch on the core/hybrid, please  put the following lines on top of your /etc/init.d/

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exit 0

and let me know, if that helps.

Users / iPhone Orbiter Design
« on: April 13, 2009, 03:54:27 pm »

the past couple of weeks/month I have been thinking about an iPhone/iPod Touch orbiter. One thing where I can't make up my mind is, should I go LinuxMCE style (i.e. just use the regular basic UI), or should I go Apple style, like the iOrbiter proof-of-concept.

Users / Popcorn Hour board
« on: April 12, 2009, 01:12:44 pm »
imho, the board of the Popcorn Hour, which is used in various forms in different boxes, has a lot of potential as a media director. HDi for example bundles it with a Blu Ray drive in a nice enclosure ( And the pure board (without any enclosure), can be had for fairly little money, 250EUR, iirc. You have HDMI, Component, S/P-DIF, USB and more connectors available.

Users / MOVED: Picture Directory Thumbs
« on: March 24, 2009, 08:43:32 am »

Marketplace / WebDT 366 - Group Buy Europe
« on: November 21, 2008, 04:35:09 pm »

we will have the opportunity to get WebDT's to Germany with very little shipping overhead. The idea is, to put all European parties into one bucket and ship that to Germany, and distribute the WebDT's from Germany throughout Europe, which will save a LOT of money in terms of shipping.

The price for the WebDT 366 is 250USD plus import duties plus shipping in Europe. Shipping in Europe will be around 20EUR, import duties and taxes into the EU will be around 25-30%. All in all, I expect the WebDT 366 to come in at around 300EUR max, delivered to your doorstep.

We need to know, who wants one. Who ever wants one of those must post in this thread. We need to have the money beforehand.

You have two ways of paying for it:
Send 300EUR to tkmedia's PayPal account (contact tkmedia for details)
Send 300EUR to my bank account (anyone interested in going this route, please send an email to at for bank details.)

tkmedia and I will "sit" together and make a list on Wednesday next week, to see how many WebDT 366s are going to be shipped to Germany. Only paid for WebDT's are going to be shipped. tkmedia needs 1 week to get them ready. The shipping takes between 2-8 weeks to Germany. It takes about 1 week to ship stuff from Germany into the EU.

If you have any questions, please feel to ask in this thread.

Best regards

Peer Oliver Schmidt

Users / Usage of Telecom
« on: October 24, 2008, 11:04:47 am »
I wonder how many people are using the telecom (asterisk) part of LinuxMCE. How do you like it? Does your HDD fill up with all your old mailbox messages, or do you clean them out.

Inquisitive minds want to know.



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