The Intel NUC are a line of mini-ITX computers intended to be used in embedded applications, such as small desktops, kiosks, media center PCs, and various other use cases. They consist of a single board, containing an embedded CPU (ranging from an N series celeron, to an Intel i7), two SO-DIMM slots for memory, mobile PCI-E slots for inserting SSD devices, and a variety of the usual suspects of I/O connectors. The NUC can either come in board form, or complete with a cube-like enclosure.
LinuxMCE supports various NUC incarnations, and notes for different models are below.
This NUC is an i5 based model, and works great with LinuxMCE, with the following tweaks:
On the core, make the following changes to the 'default' boot file, after you've generated the diskless image with /usr/pluto/bin/Diskless_CreateTBZ.sh
- remove acpi=off from the kernel options line, as ACPI is required to enumerate and initialize the e1000 the network card correctly.
Enabling the IR remote control support
- Inside the BIOS, ensure that the nuvoton-cir IR receiver is enabled, and that RC6 remote control support is enabled if you want to use a Windows media center remote.
- Inside the web admin, go to Wizard > Media Directors, and scroll to your NUC media director.
- Select "default" from Infra-red receivers
- Press Add Remote
- Select Template #1622 (Windows XP MC Remote) or a suitable remote from the LIRC Remotes category.
- Press Update
- Quick reload router
Your remote should now be ready for use.