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LinuxMCE Setup


CPU AMD Athlon II X2 245 2.9GHz
Mainboard ASUS M3A78-EM
Video card ASUS EN9400GT (HDMI) Cannot get HDMI audio passthrough to function without distortion.
HD 2 internal HDs (500GB each)
USB-Serial Adapters PL-2303 USB to Serial Adapter
LinuxMCE Version 1004 snapshot Apr-17-12

Re-installing LinuxMCE on Core

HDA - Install target HDB - Media

Running new 1004 snapshot...

Storage devices


QNAP 412 with 4x2GB = 3.7TB RAID6

All multimedia files held here.

AV Equipment

Home Theater Area

Sony Bravia

Does not work with 10.04 LMCE in 1080p. Leaves 1" blank space on left side of screen. TV handled fine by stock 10.04 (full view area). Sent xorg.conf to developers for evaluation.

When HDMI passed through the SR6006, no problems with video.

  • Cisco Explorer 8642HD PVR (Rogers TV)
  • 7 + 1 speakers
    • Center speaker
    • R/L speakers
    • R/L surround speakers
    • R/L back speakers
    • Powered subwoofer

Home Audio Zones

18 zone house layout for central audio. Zones have 1-4 speakers (dual channel for single speakers) and all wiring is home-run to the main networking closet. The AV stack is situated next to the networking and speaker wire runs.

# of Zones Region
3 Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms
3 Kitchen/Living/Dining
1 Laundry
2 Dressing
1 Den/Office
1 Patio
1 Deck
1 Basement
1 Garage
18 Total

Main AV stack


  • 3x HTD DMA-1240 High Efficiency Multi-Channel Amplifier (link)

Current Issues

HDMI audio

Mainboard S/PDIF distortion. Some sort of driver problem that appears to be PulseAudio related.

RS-232 interface to MC-66