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No not yet.  All instances of archive, us.archive, or security need to be changed to old-releases.  You still have us.archive or security in some or your lines in sources.list.  You may have to manually install the latest nvidia driver if it is not picked up during the install.  The version in the hardware applet should be 195.  Out of curiosity I tried a newer snapshot and the proper nvidia driver was not downloaded and installed.  Good luck.

Users / Re: Web admin backups in advanced config
« on: November 28, 2010, 11:32:51 pm »
I cannot fix the script but there are other ways of making a mysql backup.  One is by using mysqldump and then restoring that after the fact.  I just did that successfully from one machine to another.  OF course that does not copy the config files.  The other way would be by making a database backup with mysqlhotcopy.  I am curious if mysqlhotcopy was used to create the backup of the database through the administrative web site.  If that is how it is done then it could be a matter of unpacking resulting compressed tar file and copying the unpacked files in their proper places.  Can someone confirm this for me?

Well after further reading I see that mysqlhotcopy would not work since it works with isam and myisam tables only. 

Users / Re: Web admin backups in advanced config
« on: November 28, 2010, 05:42:30 pm »
Lots of views but no answers.  Is there a way to run restore from the command line?  Or should I do a backup and restore directly from mysql?

Users / Re: Z-wave woes - Everspring door/window sensor not behaving
« on: November 27, 2010, 02:19:24 am »
I was wondering how the dongle knows that a device is sending data?  In a polling situation the controller would talk to each device in turn and the devices would not talk to the controller unless they are queried. A process in a computer would use a hardware or software interrupt to gain the attention of the cpu. In the situation where the device is sleeping and wakes up after an event how does the device get the attention of the controller without being stepped on during the polling process? 

Users / Re: Z-wave woes - Everspring door/window sensor not behaving
« on: November 26, 2010, 05:52:23 pm »
I did some reading yesterday and found out about the battery operated sleeping device cannot be used as a repeater.  So when an event occurs the sleeping device wakes up and sends information to the associated device(dongle)?  With polling going on is it some kind of pseudo interrupt driven mechanism to catch the attention of the dongle?  I saw something about collision avoidance but have not had a chance to read it thoroughly yet.  I found an article on Dr Dobbs site and found a pdf that was marked as confidential.  It is too bad zwave is closed source.  So lmce is using the open source version of the zwave protocol?  Sorry about all the questions.

Users / Re: Z-wave woes - Everspring door/window sensor not behaving
« on: November 25, 2010, 08:07:12 pm »
no polling involved, it sends a report to the associated node in group 1 (that should be your dongle)..

br Hari

I thought that zwave devices were polled.  So they can send data without being asked for it first?  I have to do some reading.

Users / Web admin backups in advanced config
« on: November 25, 2010, 03:31:30 pm »
Is there a trick to getting backups restore to work properly?  I can make backups.  I can see them created in web admin.  I can download them to another machine and extract the contents to see that the file is not empty, but the restore does not work.  In fact, I have never seen this work.  Is there a work around to restore the backup manually after the backup file is uploaded back to the machine?  Yes I do reboot the machine after the backup is uploaded and I have clicked restore.  The wiki says that the reboot will take longer than normal because the backup is being restored but the reboot always seems the same to me.

Users / Re: Z-wave woes - Everspring door/window sensor not behaving
« on: November 25, 2010, 03:08:03 pm »
if you leave the tamper switch enabled you can treat the led as a walk/test indicator.  With the sensor in your hand bringing the magnet close and away should cause the led to light.  I also found that the magnet supplied with the sensor is almost worthless.  I am using a larger bar magnet in order to make it work.  You could also adjust the pluto.conf file to increase the loglevel and see if it is operating in the zwave interface log.  One other thing I noticed when initially playing with it is there seemed to be some delay between activations.  This is probably due to device polling but I am not sure.

Users / Re: Z-wave woes - Everspring door/window sensor not behaving
« on: November 24, 2010, 02:05:10 am »
I did reset my micasverde dongle once by accident removed everything from the dongle.  I believe I went to the advanced page of the interface and selected send a command to device.  Clicked the drop down and selected reset.  Then clicked the send button.  I believe that removed all the devices from the dongle.  I could be remembering wrong because it has been a while since I did it

Users / Re: Z-wave woes - Everspring door/window sensor not behaving
« on: November 23, 2010, 08:58:59 pm »
While I don't know exactly how it works I do not believe that to be a true statement.

Users / Re: Z-wave woes - Everspring door/window sensor not behaving
« on: November 23, 2010, 01:29:32 pm »
I ran into a similar problem with a Hawking Door/window sensor that appears to be a version of the everspring.  The post for the fix is here.  You will smack yourself in the forehead when you see how easy it is to fix. ;D

Installation issues / Re: Working Install??
« on: November 23, 2010, 01:23:43 am »
Now that the old-releases repos have been fixed it is not necessary to go through that.  Taking an existing sources.list file and replacing, us.archive, archive, and security with old-releases should be good enough.  Also, use a snapshot from before all this happened.  The one that I usually use is 23388 from Nov 1.  Out of curiosity I downloaded and installed the latest today and found that it does not install the latest nvidia driver.  Instead the 180 nvidia driver is the one that is recommended in the hardware applet.  I downloaded and installed the nvidia 195 packages from the repository.  Once installed I rebooted and ran the applet again.  This time version 195 was recommended.  I then ran the linuxmce script and everything seemed ok.

Installation issues / Re: Ubuntu 8.10 end of life breaks installer
« on: November 21, 2010, 05:42:10 pm »
Could somebody please come with a "cookbook" for installing latest snapshot (23388, 23426 or 23431)?

I have tried all, updated the sources list - but haven't manage even seeing the A/V wizard!

The install process differs quite a lot from 23388 to 23431 - so info on which order to do which steps in which snapshot to get the best result would be much appreciated.

Am not a total noob (be working with CentOS/Red Hat for 10+ years. And even at some point (probably 0710) tested LinuxMCE...


Any recent snapshot with a file size of 3.8GB should work.  The old-repositories issue has been fixed.  I have done a successful install with 23388 and edit the sources.list with the old-repositories.  It could be that a newer snapshot could come out with the sources.list fixed but it should be visually verified.

I boot from the LMCE dvd and select the lmce installation at the bottom of the list.  I make the selections from the subsequent initial screens and let it install.  Once that has finished I edit my sources.list and replace any lines that have either us.archive, archive, or security to old-releases.  I also make sure that the 20dev_ubuntu main line is present.  I then save this and do a sudo apt-get update then sudo apt-get dist-upgrade installing anything that is found.  I make sure that the latest nvidia driver is activated.  I reboot the machine.  Once the machine is at the desktop I click the lmce installation link on the desktop, enter my password when prompted, and find something else to do until it tells me to reboot again.  This will bring me to the AV Wizard.  If you are not seeing the AV Wizard at this point then you may be connected to a graphics port that is not defaulted to in the install.  I believe that vga is the default connector for the AV Wizard.  If connected to the DVI connector then you may get the black screen that has been discussed on this forum and has a post that has been pinned.  You can either move you cable to the appropriate connector or follow the directions given in the other posts.

Installation issues / Re: Low Profile Tv Card? Whats the best for LinuxMCE
« on: November 21, 2010, 05:23:45 pm »
well the point i was trying to make is that you will be limited to SD only with cards like the pvr150 as you are forced to use svideo as the best connection. the HD-PVR captures HD from component video and is currently the only way to do HD with settop boxes.

Personally, I think the only problem with this is the cost.  The HD-PVR is quite a bit more expensive than the SD solutions plus if you wanted to record more than one HD channel at a time you are talking about multiple set-top boxes and HD-PVRs.  A less expensive HD solution would be an HD Home Run or some other usb/pcie HD card.  I do realize that this would only be good for unencrypted cable hd or OTA broadcast. 

Installation issues / Re: Ubuntu 8.10 end of life breaks installer
« on: November 18, 2010, 02:00:52 pm »
I can also confirm that.  The only thing out of the ordinary I am seeing now is my Hauppauge pvr 150 is not being configured during initial setup.  I have to go through Mythtv setup in the UI to do this.  This is not a big deal to me though.

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