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Users / Re: LIFX lightbulb
« on: September 25, 2012, 09:17:55 pm »
Neat lightbulb.  Lasts up to 25 years.  I wonder how long the app for it will last.  And how long we'll be able to use 802.11n.

Installation issues / Re: Hauppauge Colossus PCIE
« on: May 07, 2012, 10:24:02 pm »
If not could someone recomend a good HD capture card for LinuxMCE.

Hauppauge HD PVR

Marketplace / Re: WANTED HONEYWELL VISTA ICM (Internet connection module)
« on: January 13, 2012, 02:24:26 pm »
There's one on e-bay for $400 (not from me).

Users / Re: Question about existing security components and LinuxMCE
« on: October 21, 2011, 01:51:43 am »
davegravy & massahwahl

Your alarm panels most likely send a voltage down the wire to the sensor and then back to the panel.  Somewhere in that line (ideally at the sensor) is a resistor that alters the signal in a way that is recognizable to your panel.  If there is a line break, or the resistor gets damaged, or the sensor is tripped (technically also a line break), the alarm is tripped.  So if you want to use the GC-100, you'll need to program it to do that.

There are other forums around that are dedicated to DIY security alarm systems, filled with folks in your situation (old alarm system, trying to convert to diy).  They may be able to give you a leg up on voltages, resistors, manuals, potential interfaces, documentation, etc.  Good luck.


Users / Re: Bluray Ripping
« on: August 28, 2011, 01:34:47 pm »

That will likely be Redbox's next big move, with the mass-market adoptation of usb 3.0.  Except instead of a time-limited disc, it'll be a time-limited usb flash drive.  The alleged transfer time for a 50GB movie is supposed to be  ~90 sec.

Marketplace / Re: Radio Shack Clearance
« on: June 13, 2011, 06:12:44 pm »
I'm curious: by any chance was it GE "Smart Remote +" equipment or was it z-wave?  The reason I ask is because doesn't have any z-wave items, and the couple radio shacks I just called in SW Michigan had never heard of z-wave (one helpful Chris actually walked around the store looking at clearance items to see if any z-wave might be found).

Could be regional, I suppose.


Users / Re: MythTV trouble shooting.
« on: May 19, 2011, 02:34:11 pm »
MythTV 0.24-fixes corrects this problem and many others too by the way.

Has 0.24 been rolled out yet?

Marketplace / Re: Dianemo 10.10 brand new for sale **Bargain**
« on: May 05, 2011, 11:00:22 pm »
One week.  Wow.  I'm pretty conflicted.  Part of me wants to encourage you to stick with it, because Andrew and his crew know what they're doing.  I am floored with the level of professionalism, friendliness, and the immense amount of assistance I've received from them getting my NC300 up and running.  But you should know, one week is hardly a wet toe when it comes to swimming with lmce.

The other part of me feels a bit resigned that if you couldn't make it much more than one week without giving up, especially at the £1500 level of commitment, you probably don't have enough patience for this system.  In no way should that be taken to disparage Dianemo, nor am I trying to verbally abuse you.  That's just the nature of what things are.

The main benefits that I see to a Dianemo system are these:
  • Once set up, my core will work.  Period.
  • As long as I stay on the recommended hardware list, my components will be compatible.  Period.
  • Any software problems are taken care of.
  • Any configuration problems, and there are experts to correspond with.
There are many other benefits, including continual development.  But these four benefits are massive.  Just ask anyone who's struggled through an unsupported NIC, or the guys who tried for a year to get audio through hdmi on their own.  But you still need to do a lot of work yourself.  And you need to have patience.


Installation issues / Re: Compatibility Question HAI Omni LT
« on: April 11, 2011, 03:29:03 pm »

And that's about all I know about HAI integrated with lmce.  Talk to los93sol or totallymaxed for more info.

Users / Re: DCS-5300G(D-link / IP Camera) detected
« on: April 10, 2011, 01:21:52 pm »
I got this message this morning, too.  Last night I added a new D-Link WAP, and of course, it picked up my Dell laptop with a webcam. 

This morning it kept popping up, like every minute or two (I was clicking ignore once).  So I turned off the Dell.  That stopped the messages.  Turned the Dell back on (webcam disabled) and the message came within seconds.  So I clicked ignore forever.

So, at least for me, it was the Dell laptop, not the D-Link WAP.


Users / Re: Irrigation & Rain8net
« on: April 07, 2011, 06:12:41 pm »
Good Morning

I don't know if this will help or not, but it looks like there's already some Ruby code written for the RS232 pro model.  Otherwise, here's the protocol download page.


Installation issues / Re: Compatibility Question HAI Omni LT
« on: April 07, 2011, 04:15:48 pm »

HAI has been fully integrated.  Search the boards for more info.  AFAIK, nobody has done anything with the ELK. 

HAI parts are available online, but so far I have not been able to find any DIY installation support (official or unofficial).  If you already have an HAI system installed in your home, you should be set.  If you want to put it in yourself...well, let us know if and how you succeed. 

I agree with you that ELK looks like a better fit.  It has a robust DIY support/installation community, and the parts are significantly cheaper.  But I personally don't have the programming chops to pull it off.  If you've been able to get an lmce810 hybrid and MD system up and running without a single post to the boards, then there's a good chance you do.  If you're up for it, your programming choices are C++ or Ruby.  Search the boards and the wiki for more guidance, but here's a start:


Installation issues / Re: Compatibility Question HAI Omni LT
« on: April 06, 2011, 03:58:34 pm »

You say you've been running 810 for some months.  Do you mean lmce810 or ubuntu/kubuntu 810?


Developers / Re: Pandaboard full media director ???
« on: March 28, 2011, 06:32:11 pm »
...both MD & Core functionality...

Just curious, it has a single 10/100 LAN, and no PCI expansion (any flavor PCI).  How will you get Gigabit networking in there?


Users / Re: Upgrade path from 8.10?
« on: March 15, 2011, 01:58:34 pm »
Wait a minute... I know i was out of the country for a while but what am i missing?  I am under the impression that 8.10 is still in bata and wasn't released.  How does 10.04 fit into the picture?

Anybody feel free to correct me if I'm wrong but:  Yes 8.10 is still in beta and wasn't released.  10.04 is undergoing the initial stages of development for two reasons:
  • There's a massive effort underway to use 10.04 to go completely to the GPL and get completely away from the PPL.
  • 10.04 is a long-term-supported release, so the odds go up dramatically that lmce 10.04 will be released before Ubuntu support stops.  This is in no way a knock against any of the developers, or their commitment to the project.

I believe I've also seen reference to the possibility that starting from 10.04, it will be easier to update lmce as new Ubuntu releases come out, such that there shouldn't be such a lag between Ubuntu releases and lmce releases.

Having said all that, 10.04 is not for the faint of heart, and would probably be best described as pre-alpha at this point.  Also, 8.10 continues to be developed, with a new snapshot having been uploaded this morning.

...these are just my observations/interpretations...I could be completely off my rocker...

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