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==What is LinuxMCE?==
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[http://LinuxMCE.org LinuxMCE] is the only solution seamlessly combining:
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# media & entertainment with a server for music, movies and tv shows, plus a PVR and DVD Player,
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<div style="font-size:175%; font-weight:bold">The '''[http://linuxmce.org LinuxMCE]''' wiki</div>
# a home automation system to control everything in the home with touch-screen tablet and Bluetooth mobile phone controllers,
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'''Your guide to a smarter home!'''
# a phone system with video conferencing,
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# a security system that feeds you live video on your mobile phone when something happens, and lets you speak to visitors through your stereos, and
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# a home PC solution.
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A typical LinuxMCE system consists of a '''Core''': one PC acting as a dedicated server and interface with all the sub-components. The Core includes our own plug-and-play back-end so it listens for and auto configures all sorts of devices like network audio players (such as Squeeze Box), IP phones and cameras. The Core automatically exposes a network boot for any other PC's or thin clients you want to use as '''Media Directors''', which you hook up to your TV/Stereo's to use as set top boxes, complete with a media player, PVR, video conferencing, intercom, and a GUI to control everything in the home. All Media Directors work together seamlessly as a total whole-house solution.
 
  
In addition to the usual infrared remote controls, LinuxMCE includes remote control software that runs on Symbian Bluetooth mobile phones as well as Linux, Windows and Windows CE devices like webpads and pda's. They all feature cover art, interactive maps and floor plans, and let you control any device in the house. The UI is skinnable and multi-language. The mobile phone has a "follow-me" feature so your media and other settings follow you from room to room. It switches from Bluetooth to cellular gprs/wap when you leave the house you're always in control.
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==Overview==
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| width=120 align="left"|[[Installing 1004|'''LinuxMCE 1004''']] || <span style="color:#006400">'''The most up-to-date Final Release''' :: This was the recommended version for a stable, functional system.  This is now quite old and not the recommended version.</span>
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| width=120 align="left"|[[Installing 1204|'''LinuxMCE 1204''']] || <span style="color:#FF0000">'''Pre-Alpha''' :: Being deprecated.  Most people should install LinuxMCE 1404.</span>
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==News==
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==Features==
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LinuxMCE is an all-in-one solution for your home that seamlessly combines media & entertainment, home automation, security, telecommunications and computing.  Browse the [[Features|features page]], along with [[What can I do with LinuxMCE?]] to see the possibilities available from LinuxMCE.
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==Screenshots==
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[[Image:MainMenu2.jpg|left|thumb|UI2 Main Menu]]
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[[Image:FileBrowserUI1.jpg|left|thumb|UI1 Media Files Browser]]
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[[Image:DialNumberUI1.jpg|none|thumb|UI1 Phone Dial Pad]]
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==Download==
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To get Linux MCE, please download and install Linux MCE installer from the main page of website. After this, please start the "Linux MCE Installer" application - it will download and install required packages.
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==Getting Started==
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==Support==
 
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|'''[[User Manual]]'''<br><small>LinuxMCE User Manual
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|'''[[:Category:Tutorials|Tutorials/Guides]]'''<br><small>HOWTO guides describing common scenarios
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|'''[http://forum.linuxmce.org Forum]'''<br><small>Support forum
  
===User's Manual===
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===Mailing List===
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Support beyond that contained in this wiki can be found via the official LinuxMCE [http://forum.linuxmce.com/index.php forums] and through the available [http://LinuxMCE.com/support/index.php?section=mail mailing lists].
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===Configuring LinuxMCE===
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[[LinuxMCE Admin Website|Configuring LinuxMCE]]
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[[Users_Page | Users' Documentation]]
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===FAQ===
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*[[What hardware I will need]]
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*[[Development status for all modules]]
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*[[What does an appliance solution like LinuxMCE cost?]]
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*[[Is LinuxMCE an appliance or software solution?]]
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*[[Do I need LinuxMCE?  Can I use the projects by themselves?]]
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*[[How do I login to a Linux console?]]
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*[[How are media files organized?]]
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*[[I can't access my media files over the network]]
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*[[Reset the password for the LinuxMCE Admin site]]
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*[[What if you don't have a driver for my home automation device]]
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*[[What scenarios are created automatically?]]
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*[[I'm a Linux user already.  Should I use LinuxMCE's distribution]]
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*[[Encrypted DVD's|Why doesn't LinuxMCE support encrypted DVD's?]]
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===Troubleshooting===
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* [[Adding new computing apps]]
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* [[Installing on a new platform]]
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* [[Windows|Installer for Windows]]
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==Development==
 
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===Author's Information===
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|'''[[Contacts|Contact Information]]'''<br><small>Contact people involved with the project
Information regarding author information can be found on the LinuxMCE [http://wiki.linuxmce.com/index.php/Contacts contacts] page.
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|'''[[Programmer's Guide]]'''<br><small>A guide for software developers
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There is a great deal of documentation on the LinuxMCE platform available in the [[Programmer's Guide]].  This guide provides an overview of the LinuxMCE architecture,
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===Software Used by LinuxMCE===
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LinuxMCE is often called a platform for developing smart home modules constructed by a variety of open source projects.  The integration of these open source projects, such as [http://xinehq.de Xine], [http://www.mythtv.org Mythtv], and [http://www.asterisk.org Asterisk], can be found in the LinuxMCE Software Documentation.
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|'''[[Source Code]]'''<br><small>Access the LinuxMCE source code
[[Documentation by Device Templates]]
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[http://wiki.linuxmce.com/index.php/Doxygen doxygen diagrams]
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LinuxMCE is an open source project and uses open source software.  More information regarding LinuxMCE's relationship to open source can be found on the [[Open Source Info|open source information]] page, the [[License| license information]] page, what to do if you're an [http://LinuxMCE.com/index.php?section=developer open source developer], and LinuxMCE's [http://LinuxMCE.com/index.php?section=letter open source strategy].
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===Report Bugs===
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Bugs may be [http://www.linuxmce.com/mantis/ reported] via the bug tracking system, [http://www.mantisbugtracker.com/ Mantis].
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LinuxMCE is a pretty big project. Not counting [[GSD]] devices, LinuxMCE's own code is already well over a million lines in hundreds of modules, with over 1,000 pages of online documentation, and in addition LinuxMCE also incorporates lots of other big open source projects like Asterisk, Xine, MythTV, Firefox, VideoLan, SlimServer, etc., all of which have special LinuxMCE 'wrappers' to allow them to work together seamlessly as a total home solution. For the brave of heart, you can also download [http://LinuxMCE.com/support/index.php?section=mainDownload&package=0 modules by hand], and see all the dependencies and compatibility for each module.
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You can browse the [http://linuxmce.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/linuxmce/trunk/ web based repository viewer].  Or you can you do an anonymous svn checkout as follows:
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You can checkout all the software with if you use http://linuxmce.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/linuxmce/trunk/ as the repository location for the module name, or go to the [http://linuxmce.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/linuxmce/trunk/ repository viewer] to find the name of the SVN directory for the module you are interested in.
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The current version of Linux MCE is '''1.0''', as of March 15, 2007.
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Latest revision as of 01:32, 17 January 2016

The LinuxMCE wiki

Your guide to a smarter home!


Overview

LinuxMCE 1004 The most up-to-date Final Release :: This was the recommended version for a stable, functional system. This is now quite old and not the recommended version.
LinuxMCE 1204 Pre-Alpha :: Being deprecated. Most people should install LinuxMCE 1404.
LinuxMCE 1404 Pre-Alpha :: Bleeding edge. Being worked on by the developers.

Support

User Manual
LinuxMCE User Manual
Tutorials/Guides
HOWTO guides describing common scenarios
Frequently Asked Questions
Responses to the most common questions
Hardware
Hardware documentation
Troubleshooting
Help with common problems
Chat
Support chat
Forum
Support forum
Hardware Compatibility
Compatible Hardware

Development

Contact Information
Contact people involved with the project
Programmer's Guide
A guide for software developers
Software Components
Open source software used by LinuxMCE
Bug Reporting
Help improve the software by reporting bugs
Source Code
Access the LinuxMCE source code
Versions
View version histories and changes