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Have you changed bulbs recently?  If so, are they compatible with your dimmer?

ps; The problem with the image streams I was having seemed to be related to different Readers and InputStreams using the Socket Input Stream. I was reading the first line using a Reader object and the byte buffer using a DataInputStream. Changed the first line read to use the same DataInputStream and seem to be OK at the moment.


haha...I had a similar experience when creating the UnOrbiter.NET (touch orbiter for .NET framework).

The problem manifested itself in a different way, but it was essentially the same problem.  I used one object(StreamReader) to read the first line (it has support for ReadLine method) to get the image size and another(Stream) to grab the rest of the stream.  I didn't pay close attention to what the StreamReader was doing to the buffer.  Lesson learned :) 

This shortcut cost me some headaches, for sure, so I feel your pain.

Users / Re: ANN: Podcast on FLOSS Weekly - 1 Sep - LinuxMCE
« on: September 01, 2010, 06:59:36 pm »
Well done!

Users / Re: o2 Joggler - cheap touchscreen orbiter or even MD?
« on: August 06, 2010, 06:14:54 pm »
I just chose the path of least resistance for me.  Downloading and dd'ing the image to a usb drive is very easy, then I had a familiar environment to work with.  My main concern was dependencies.  I knew they would be easy to meet in ubuntu.  It is, more than likely, possible to make it work in o2 OS (after working around some o2'isms), so feel free to experiment.

Users / Re: o2 Joggler - cheap touchscreen orbiter or even MD?
« on: August 06, 2010, 12:18:34 am »
Sure, I'll make a write-up in the wiki for this.

One other important point that I forgot to mention is that I am running Ubuntu Netbook Edition 9.10 via USB flash drive, not the original.

Users / Re: o2 Joggler - cheap touchscreen orbiter or even MD?
« on: August 05, 2010, 04:55:15 am »
The easiest way to get a basic orbiter on Joggler is to simply build an SDL orbiter by using the MAEMO_NOKIA770 define.  If you have a working builder, this should take minimal effort.  All the needed x86 libs from the core are compatible.

This is what I did, with guidance from Thom.  It's a basic orbiter, like I said, which means no automated setup, etc.

Users / Re: Touch Orbiter - a new approach to Touch Based Orbiters
« on: July 24, 2010, 12:34:23 am »
We have added the full source code to the svn and also provided a very easy to use make script that grabs all the code you need and even installs GCC for you etc... take a look here;



I have an UnOrbiter.NET port mostly complete.  I'll attach the code to a trac ticket later tonight or tomorrow when I get finished(I use this term loosely).

Installation issues / Re: Xine, x264, VC1 (mkv), and VDPAU
« on: July 21, 2010, 05:46:09 am »
this updated xine that I posted above doesn't play the mkv files?

Worked for me.

Installation issues / Re: Mini2440 as wall-mounted orbiter
« on: July 15, 2010, 10:19:50 pm »

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

DX has a handful of winCE devices that are affordable (like this one

Not sure about the quality, though.

Users / Re: This might be cool...
« on: June 24, 2010, 12:56:13 am »

What product are you actually trying to link to?

I haven't been a regular on mp3car since I totaled my car that had the pc in it :(

Users / Re: Car PC
« on: June 07, 2010, 04:44:04 pm »
You should check out LinuxICE at

Users / Re: UITA Skin missing text on some buttons
« on: May 04, 2010, 10:40:34 pm »
There exists a ticket in trac for this issue.

Developers / Re: a Quick Glance, SmartQ V7 Orbiter.
« on: April 07, 2010, 04:21:31 am »
Seeing the video live was pretty neat, I must admit.  Need to do more of that, for sure.

Of course I'm interested in seeing a nice, shiny orbiter port for my V7.  Not sure how many others have one around here, though.  Maybe this will generate some more interest in the device.

Nice work.

Users / Re: which card(s) for multiple satellite receivers
« on: March 19, 2010, 08:34:17 pm »
I have an HD-PVR that I plan to use with my vip722 (not using it yet, lmce support is still in-work, afaik). 

If you don't intend to capture HD, it is probably overkill.  Other than that, I have no experience with cards used for that purpose, so I can't help you out there.

Users / Re: which card(s) for multiple satellite receivers
« on: March 18, 2010, 11:43:47 pm »

The problem is that external STB's may have two tuners but they can still only output the signal from one of those tuners at any time - you would need 4 dual tuner STB's to deliver the capability you describe I'm afraid.

Some Dish Network dual tuner DVRs (such as vip722, vip722k, etc) support "two rooms" and therefore, have two video outputs.  Not sure if you will be able two control two separate "rooms" with IR, though.  Typically TV2 responds to the RF remote.  I have successfully used two RF remotes before, but not two IR remotes.  Maybe setting different addresses for each is sufficient, but I've never tried it.

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