LinuxMCE-0810 alpha2

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Installation

  1. Install Kubuntu Intrepid, update it and enable the restricted (video) drivers if needed. (download Kubuntu 8.10 release)
  2. Run aptitude update and aptitude dist-upgrade to get the latest Kubuntu updates.
  3. Grab the latest installer script from here, unpack them and change into the freshly created new-installer directory.
  4. Run the following scripts (as root, in order): pre-install-from-repo.sh, mce-install.sh, post-install.sh.
  5. Reboot, wait for the activity to stop (see progress on console 8).

In other words, after installing Kubuntu and upgrading it etcetera:

sudo su - #This might ask for the password you specified earlier during the install of kubuntu.
wget -c http://deb.linuxmce.org/ubuntu/new-installer-alpha-latest.tar.gz
tar xvf new-installer-alpha-latest.tar.gz
cd new-installer
./pre-install-from-repo.sh
./mce-install.sh
./post-install.sh
reboot

nVidia Restricted Driver

Install the nVidia restricted driver (177) from KDE using the Hardware Manager before installing LinuxMCE 0810 Alpha for the best results

MythTV

Remove reference to hardy in /etc/apt/sources.list

from terminal

sudo apt-get install pluto-mythtv-player

Install updated version of pluto-mythtv-plugin

Upgrading kernel

There are issues with the fglrx driver that are documented in Unbutu's bug tracking system. If you're experiencing those issues, upgrade the kernel to 2.6.27-13 or better. Upgrading the Kernel has been updated with instructions on doing this.

Updates

Check if there is no junk like references to hardy in /etc/apt/sources.list then:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Or use a package manager on the KDE desktop for more convenience.

20090218 (alpha-2.1)

  • lmce-datalog-db_2.0.0.44.0902180810
  • lmce-datalogger-plugin_2.0.0.44.0902180810
  • lmce-enocean-tcm120_2.0.0.44.0902180810
  • lmce-src-datalogger-plugin_2.0.0.44.0902180810
  • lmce-src-enocean-tcm120_2.0.0.44.0902180810
  • lmce-src-lmce-datalog_2.0.0.44.0902180810
  • pluto-dcerouter_2.0.0.44.0902180810
  • pluto-dhcpd-plugin_2.0.0.44.0902180810
  • pluto-hald-src_2.0.0.44.0902180810
  • pluto-hald_2.0.0.44.0902180810
  • pluto-mythtv-plugin_2.0.0.44.0902180810
  • pluto-orbitergen_2.0.0.44.0902180810
  • pluto-src-dcerouter_2.0.0.44.0902180810
  • pluto-src-hal-device-finder_2.0.0.44.0902180810
  • pluto-src-mythtv-plugin_2.0.0.44.0902180810
  • pluto-src-orbitergen_2.0.0.44.0902180810
  • pluto-src-updatemedia_2.0.0.44.0902180810
  • pluto-updateentarea_2.0.0.44.0902180810
  • pluto-updatemedia_2.0.0.44.0902180810
  • pluto-zwave-lighting_2.0.0.44.0902180810
  • lmce-game-player_2.0.0.44.0902180810
  • lmce-game-plugin_2.0.0.44.0902180810
  • lmce-src-game-player_2.0.0.44.0902180810
  • lmce-src-game-plugin_2.0.0.44.0902180810

20090222 (alpha-2.1.1)

  • pluto-dcerouter_2.0.0.44.0902220810
  • pluto-bluetooth-dongle_2.0.0.44.0902220810

20090301 (alpha-2.2)

SVN revision: 21746

To avoid a known problem when upgrading pluto-storage-devices, forcefully remove it before upgrading and let apt fix it:

dpkg -r --force-all pluto-storage-devices
apt-get update
apt-get install -f

Also please note that installing the upgrade of pluto-system-database will OVERWRITE your existing pluto_main database. It is therefore advisable to make a backup first!

mysqldump --skip-extended-insert pluto_main >pluto_main_$PK_Installation-`date '+%Y%m%d:%H%M%S'`.sql
  • pluto-boot-scripts_2.0.0.44.0903010810
  • pluto-network-storage_2.0.0.44.0903010810
  • pluto-skins-basic_2.0.0.44.0903010810
  • pluto-src-network-storage_2.0.0.44.0903010810
  • pluto-src-std-plugins_2.0.0.44.0903010810
  • pluto-src-updatemedia_2.0.0.44.0903010810
  • pluto-std-plugins_2.0.0.44.0903010810
  • pluto-storage-devices_2.0.0.44.0903010810
  • pluto-system-database_2.0.0.44.0903010810
  • pluto-updatemedia_2.0.0.44.0903010810
  • pluto-website-admin_2.0.0.44.0903010810

20090308 (alpha-2.3)

SVN revision: 21765

Again it is wise to backup your database as there is a new pluto-system-database package, but this one will not overwrite your pluto_main database if it is already installed, it should do an sqlCVS update instead. Also remove the pluto-storage-devices, hopefully for the last time. See the previous upgrade above for details on how to do these things.

  • pluto-asterisk_2.0.0.44.0903080810
  • pluto-src-asterisk_2.0.0.44.0903080810
  • pluto-src-text-to-speech_2.0.0.44.0903080810
  • pluto-src-updatemedia_2.0.0.44.0903080810
  • pluto-storage-devices_2.0.0.44.0903080810
  • pluto-system-database_2.0.0.44.0903080810
  • pluto-text-to-speech_2.0.0.44.0903080810
  • pluto-updatemedia_2.0.0.44.0903080810
  • pluto-website-admin_2.0.0.44.0903080810

20090315 (alpha-2.4)

SVN revision: 21798

The web admin is being moved from pluto-admin to lmce-admin with this build. A redirect has been placed in pluto-admin to redirect to the new web admin URL to help smooth the transition. While every attempt has been made to make this a smooth transition, please be sure to file a trac ticket if you find bugs related to this move so I can get them taken care of - jondecker76


The Asterisk IVR is broken in this release. For those that need to get it working/wish to try out new changes, do the following:

sudo apt-get install  libsox-fmt-all 
cd /usr/pluto/bin
sudo rm generate_users_voicemenu.pl
sudo wget http://svn.linuxmce.org/trac.cgi/browser/branches/LinuxMCE-0810/src/Asterisk/generate_users_voicemenu.pl?format=raw
sudo chmod 755 generate_users_voicemenu.pl
sudo ./generate_users_voicemenu.pl

Be sure to have the default voice set up in the Text_To_Speech device's device data (its default is the ugly one we're already used to)! I also highly recommend following the instructions located at http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Text_To_Speech on how to install some better voices, and set the default voice to voice_nitech_us_slt_arctic_hts after you install the better voices (this is the best free voice available ATM). This should all work on next weeks build for those that can wait.. I'm still working on getting the better voices included by default, but need to check on licensing issues first.


  • pluto-asterisk_2.0.0.44.0903150810
  • pluto-boot-scripts_2.0.0.44.0903150810
  • pluto-makerelease_2.0.0.44.0903150810
  • pluto-newmdinteractor_2.0.0.44.0903150810
  • pluto-orbitergen_2.0.0.44.0903150810
  • pluto-proxy-orbiter_2.0.0.44.0903150810
  • pluto-src-asterisk_2.0.0.44.0903150810
  • pluto-src-makerelease_2.0.0.44.0903150810
  • pluto-src-newmdinteractor_2.0.0.44.0903150810
  • pluto-src-orbitergen_2.0.0.44.0903150810
  • pluto-src-proxy-orbiter_2.0.0.44.0903150810
  • pluto-src-std-plugins_2.0.0.44.0903150810
  • pluto-src-text-to-speech_2.0.0.44.0903150810
  • pluto-std-plugins_2.0.0.44.0903150810
  • pluto-system-database_2.0.0.44.0903150810
  • pluto-text-to-speech_2.0.0.44.0903150810
  • pluto-updateentarea_2.0.0.44.0903150810
  • pluto-website-admin_2.0.0.44.0903150810

20090322 (upcoming)

  • pluto-dhcpd-plugin posde should have been included in the previous update, as it contains changes for the configure script of the Cisco 7970 re lmce-admin
  • pluto-skins-basic posde For the build, please make sure to run prepare-scripts/import-external-files.sh as new bitmaps are included in graphics.tbz (or graphicslittle.tbz)
  • pluto-asterisk (IVR will now work with Festival, and all of the IVR will be generated with Festival, all in the same voice)
  • pluto-raid-tools (RAID grown from web admin resizes partition when finished)
  • pluto-website-admin posde ticket 140
  • freepbx posde ticket 89 and ticket 81

Previous alpha releases