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Users / Re: INSTEON 2413S versu 2413U
« on: April 09, 2011, 03:47:58 pm »
The 2413U apperars to be a PLM and not a PLC. It *should* work just fine.

Users / Re: China import
« on: April 05, 2011, 08:11:14 pm »
That would make a great MD for the kitchen IMO.

Users / Re: good core.
« on: April 04, 2011, 06:25:30 pm »
I've had a core running on a P4 1.8 with 1GB Ram. Video card I used on it was a Geforce 6200 128 MB. It worked okay, but it is better as a MS.  I am now running a P4 2.8 with 2GB RAM as my core and it is performing great.  There is no need to go out and buy the latest and greatest if you have something around that will do the job.

Users / Re: What do you call you LinuxMCE system?
« on: April 01, 2011, 04:21:57 pm »
All other machines on my home network are named after extinct birds.

cool, I went with characters from the Simpsons.

Users / What do you call you LinuxMCE system?
« on: April 01, 2011, 03:58:04 pm »
If you could assign a name other than DCERouter to your LinuxMCE core, what would it be?  My core has assumed the nickname Jeebus.

You could also apply an old fix for the check engine light in your car. Put a piece of black tape over the light...

Users / Re: Change The name of your hard drive
« on: March 30, 2011, 03:15:11 am »
I would leave this alone. This name is created by the auto mounter script and is used through the database and symlinks in /home. It will never assign the same number to two different drives. I don't think this can be done without causing things to break.

Users / Re: good core.
« on: March 28, 2011, 07:02:32 pm »
I have a P4 2.8 2G Ram and a 512MB Geforce 6200 as my core and it is performing great. You should be able to build a solid core on the P4 2.4.  Orbiter regens might be a little slow.

Users / Re: Upgrade path from 8.10?
« on: March 25, 2011, 02:38:13 pm »
I'm sorry if this a tread jack but I have to ask.  I also am not trying to offend anyone, this is truly out of curiosity. 

Isn't LinuxMCE suppose to be an appliance?  I've used many... many linux based appliances but I've never used one that kept with the new releases of the underlying OS the way LMCE does.  Usually the devs get it working and release updates for the overall appliance accordingly, and not "reinvent the wheel" every time there's a new version of the base OS.  It sounds like the plan is to release a new version of Lmce for every other release of Kubuntu.  Am I wrong? That sounds like a painful amount of work.

Please excuse my ignorance, I'm not trying to pick a fight, suggest a better way or offend, I just don't understand.

I agree that this is an appliance and the base OS does not matter with one caveat.  810 hit EOL, which means there are no more security updates.  Combined with the fact that newer hardware requires a newer kernel to get driver support, there is a need to move to the newer OS.  For me the lack of security updates is a big issue, and I think this is why there is a push to work on 10.04 alongside 8.10.  Someone please correct me if I'm wrong here...

Users / Re: Including LinuxMCE core with sale of home
« on: March 23, 2011, 09:31:18 pm »
Thanks for the replies, I've decided to rip the system out and take it with me. I just bought a bunch of Insteon gear I need to wait to play with now...

Users / Including LinuxMCE core with sale of home
« on: March 23, 2011, 04:36:44 pm »
I'm listing my house for sale in a few days and my real estate agent wants me to leave the smart home platform (LinuxMCE) with the house. Two major concerns:

1) Would this violate the PPL? I'm not selling the hardware per say, just including it with the house.

2) I would have to train the new owner on and provide support for the system, so everyone here would not have to.  This would require getting paid for my time and I'm not even sure what I would need to charge.

I'm leaning towards ripping everything out and taking it with me.  Just looking for advice from the community. Thanks everyone.

Installation issues / Re: Insteon How-To?
« on: March 19, 2011, 06:45:06 pm »
I've just ordered a 2413s PLM which is similar. I should have it within a week. Maybe we can work together to get these working and then update the documentation?


Users / Re: Motion and button based remote
« on: March 19, 2011, 06:38:45 pm »
Hi, have you checked out the gyration media centre remotes?

These are the best remotes I have found. I have a GYR3101US and it is great.

1) To add a media director, first you will need to SSH into the core, putty works well for this if you are using Windows.  You can also use the KDE desktop on the core and pull up a terminal session. From the terminal, run sudo /usr/pluto/bin/ - this sets up the MD image.  Next, go into the web admin and choose Media Directors from the left hand column. Scroll down and click the Add Device button.

2) You should have audio and video options available in the core's onscreen orbiter.  You will need to use UI1 on that hardware.

3) Share your media folders on the 2003 server and the core should find them automatically as long as the 2003 server is connected to the core's internal NIC (I'm assuming you have 2 NIC's in the core?).  Once you have entered the credentials for the share, the media will be available to the core and all MD's.

Is the P3 your core or your MD?

Hope this helps and welcome to LinuxMCE!

Installation issues / Re: Failed to Setup X
« on: March 14, 2011, 08:18:14 pm »
Your issue here is the ATI graphics card. I had the same issue installing on an old test computer that had an ATI card.  You *might* be able to get it working with some tweaking, but for out of the box support grab an Nvidia. The reason is the Linux drivers for the Nvidia hardware are so much better. Good luck.

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