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**2 GB RAM, 1GB LAN, Optical Digital Audio, VGA - 720P - VDPAU
 
**2 GB RAM, 1GB LAN, Optical Digital Audio, VGA - 720P - VDPAU
 
**Toshiba 42HP86 Plasma TV
 
**Toshiba 42HP86 Plasma TV
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**PS3 - Logitech Harmony Adapter - mimics PS3 blu-ray remote (IR control)
  
 
== Orbiters ==
 
== Orbiters ==
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*Nokia N900 - Fremantle Orbiter
 
*Nokia N900 - Fremantle Orbiter
 
**some builds do not include the windows orbiter installer.  Check [[Control_LinuxMCE_using_a_Windows_device_as_an_Orbiter]]
 
**some builds do not include the windows orbiter installer.  Check [[Control_LinuxMCE_using_a_Windows_device_as_an_Orbiter]]
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*2x Samsung Galaxy S Glide (Captivate Glide in US) - QOrbiter/Android Web Orbiter
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*Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G - QOrbiter/Android Web Orbiter
  
 
== Networking ==
 
== Networking ==
*Asus RT-N56U
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*Asus RT-N56U - Primary Firewall/Hardware NAT Translation Device
*Linksys WRT350N - DD-WRT v24preSP2
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*Linksys WRT350N - DD-WRT v24preSP2 - as Access Point
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*D-Link xxxx Router as Access Point
 
**Internet Firewall
 
**Internet Firewall
 
**Asterisk 1.4 Server - SIP line (not yet controlled by LMCE)
 
**Asterisk 1.4 Server - SIP line (not yet controlled by LMCE)
 
*Linksys PAP2T-NA ATA  
 
*Linksys PAP2T-NA ATA  
*2 x D-Link 8-Port Gigabit Green switches
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*Siemens Gigaset A600-IP - POTS & SIP Cordless Phone
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*4 x D-Link 8-Port Gigabit Green switches
  
 
== File Server ==
 
== File Server ==

Revision as of 19:33, 2 February 2013

dma.dmachans=0x3c bcm2708_fb.fbwidth=1824 bcm2708_fb.fbheight=984 bcm2708.boardrev=0x2 bcm2708.serial=0x29353735 smsc95xx.macaddr=B8:27:EB:35:37:35 dwc_otg.lpm_enable=0 console=ttyAMA0,115200 kgdboc=ttyAMA0,115200 console=tty1 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootfstype=ext4 rootwait

Operational System

  • Feb. 5, 2011- Running an 0810 DVD snapshot (23289) installed beta system with all current upgrades.
  • Jan. 1, 2012- Running a 1004 Internet install in dual-boot on same hardware
  • Feb. 18, 2012- Running a 1204 build of LMCE (home built) on kubuntu 1204 precise alpha 2.

Core/Hybrid

  • ASUS M4A87TD EVO w/AMD Athlon II X2 3.2Ghz - UI2
    • 4 GB RAM (32bit LMCE sees 3GB), Onboard Realtek 8111E 1GB LAN, S/PDIF Optical Audio
    • Palit nVidia GT210 512MB Fanless PCIe x16 2.0, DVI->HDMI - 1080P - VDPAU
    • Intel 1000CT PCIe NIC
    • USB-UIRT
    • Panasonic VIERA VT 50" 3D Plasma TV with Ethernet & RS-232 (RS-232 control)
    • Denon 3311CI HDMI AV Receiver with Ethernet & RS-232 (Ethernet control)
    • PS3 - Logitech Harmony Adapter - mimics PS3 blu-ray remote (IR control)
    • Bell 9242 Dual-Tuner PVR (IR control)
    • WD HD TV Live+ (IR control)
    • USB Bluetooth Adaptor - Wiimote, PS3 Sixaxis - not currently configured
    • Mediagate MCE Remote (via USBUIRT)
    • Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard/Mouse

MD #1

  • ASUS EeeBox B202 Atom 230 1.6 Ghz - UI1
    • 1 GB RAM, 1GB LAN, Analog Audio, VGA - 720P - xv
    • Powered PC Speakers
    • LCD Monitor

MD #2

  • Zotac IONITX-A-U Atom N330 1.6 Ghz - UI2
    • 2 GB RAM, 1GB LAN, Optical Digital Audio, VGA - 720P - VDPAU
    • Toshiba 42HP86 Plasma TV
    • PS3 - Logitech Harmony Adapter - mimics PS3 blu-ray remote (IR control)

Orbiters

  • WebDT 366LX (x4) - Modified PadOrbiter install with squeezeslaves
  • Nokia N800 - Diablo Orbiter
  • Nokia N900 - Fremantle Orbiter
  • 2x Samsung Galaxy S Glide (Captivate Glide in US) - QOrbiter/Android Web Orbiter
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G - QOrbiter/Android Web Orbiter

Networking

  • Asus RT-N56U - Primary Firewall/Hardware NAT Translation Device
  • Linksys WRT350N - DD-WRT v24preSP2 - as Access Point
  • D-Link xxxx Router as Access Point
    • Internet Firewall
    • Asterisk 1.4 Server - SIP line (not yet controlled by LMCE)
  • Linksys PAP2T-NA ATA
  • Siemens Gigaset A600-IP - POTS & SIP Cordless Phone
  • 4 x D-Link 8-Port Gigabit Green switches

File Server

  • QNAP-410 TurboNAS
    • Marvell 800Mhz, 256MB RAM, 2x1GB LAN
    • 4x2TB SATA HDDs - RAID5
    • Debian running apt-cacher-ng.

Installation

Core

  • Disconnect the core from the internal lmce network
  • Internet Install (1004) or Boot the Installation DVD and choose "Install LinuxMCE" (0810), follow the instructions.
  • The onboard Realtek 8111e PCIe NIC needs updating from the manufacturer. Download, compile and install a new r8168.ko (0810)
  • Not Used -- The onboard VT1818 audio chip needs updated ALSA drivers, luckily these are included with LMCE already. (0810)
  • The Intel 1000CT PCIe NIC needs updating from the manufacturer. Download, compile and install a new e1000.ko (0810)
  • Continue Installing according to the DVD installation instructions for 0810 beta2, LinuxMCE-0810_beta.
  • Stop UpdateMedia from mangling my id3 tags, this causes updatemedia to import data but not update the file's id3tags.
echo SyncId3Files=false >> /etc/UpdateMedia.conf
  • Install ALSA 1.0.20 (0810) or .24 (1004) drivers to enable HDMI on the Geforce GT210
sudo su
wget ftp://ftp.alsa-project.org/pub/driver/alsa-driver-1.0.24.tar.bz2
tar xvf alsa-driver-1.0.24.tar.bz2
cd alsa-driver-1.0.24.tar.bz2
./configure
make all
make install
  • Unmute all 'S/PDIF X' outputs using alsamixer or by running:
amixer sset "IEC958,0" unmute
amixer sset "IEC958,1" unmute
amixer sset "IEC958,2" unmute
amixer sset "IEC958,3" unmute
  • Add the following to /etc/pluto/xine.conf to enable 5.1 PCM over hdmi (and therefor multichannel AAC). This works great in 0810, but the exact same setup in 1004 does not give multichannel AAC (through pcm on hdmi). The multichannel is being downmixed to stereo and sent pcm stereo over the hdmi in 1004.
audio.device.alsa_pcm_device:hdmi
audio.device.alsa_passthrough_device:hdmi
audio.device.alsa_surround40_device:hdmi
audio.device.alsa_surround51_device:hdmi
audio.output.speaker_arrangement:Pass Through
  • Install libdvdcss - This will be added to the default diskless MD image if installed on the core before running Diskless_CreateTBZ.
apt-get update
apt-get install libdvdcss2 w32codecs
  • Create the initial MD images
/usr/pluto/bin/Diskless_CreateTBZ.sh
  • Configure the D-Link DWA-552 as an Access Point
  • Turn devices on/plug-in one by one
  1. QNAP-NAS
  2. Zotac ION - and configure the onboard wireless as an Access Point
  3. EeeBox - UI1 only under 0810, UI2 under 1004
  4. WebDT
  5. N800
  6. TabletPC1
  7. N900
  8. HDHomerun

MDs

  • Install ms codecs
apt-get update
apt-get install w32codecs


My Contributions to LMCE

I have been 'accused' of not ever contributing to LMCE "AT ALL". This is my response. These are some of the things I have contributed to LMCE.

Launch Manager - Double Orbiter - Sept '09

Discussion of double orbiter, solution is mbMediaRunning=false line needs to be added

http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8881.msg60630#msg60630
http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8815.msg61359#msg61359

Resolution of double orbiter, tschak added the line to svn

http://svn.linuxmce.org/trac.cgi/changeset/22352

Removing this line causes the double orbiter problem to return.

AVWizard honors Cancel

http://svn.linuxmce.org/trac.cgi/ticket/788

Install from DVD instead of Internet

Allow files on DVD to be used during install - up until now internet .debs have been used instead of local versions from the DVD. This saves hundreds of MB of downloads during an installation... You already DLed the files on the DVD, why DL them again?

http://svn.linuxmce.org/trac.cgi/ticket/793

Disable the KDE screensaver when KDE is loaded

http://svn.linuxmce.org/trac.cgi/ticket/827

Use NIS to determine the homedir when disabling the KDE screensaver

http://svn.linuxmce.org/trac.cgi/ticket/990

Add the 'Activate Orbiter' desktop icon when KDE is loaded

http://svn.linuxmce.org/trac.cgi/ticket/1014

0810 Bootsplash

Although I created this bootsplash, modeled after the xubuntu package, I was told it was a 'feature' and subsequently did not complete submitting it to SVN during the Beta feature freeze. There is some other 'glue' required to configure the bootsplash to work with all systems and not garble the shutdown splash on compositing systems. This is incorporated as a build-replacement on my builder.

http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=10627.0

WebDT366LX PadOrbiter image

Although someone said it would be impossible to create an image, with Orbiter, small enough to fit in the 500MB flash of the WebDT366LX (12MB smaller than the GX)... I managed to remove some useless garbage and resize the image with everything that was necessary onto the flash drive and I managed to fit a sqeezeslave player into the image as well.

http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=10914

libxine2 for 0810

This solves pretty much all issues with video and audio playback I have come across in 0810. This is incorporated as a build-replacement on my builder.

http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=11497.0

External settop switching

Fixes an issue in Orbiter that causes undesireable switching when an external settop box is selected from a non-OSD orbiter

http://svn.linuxmce.org/trac.cgi/ticket/554

Useful Commands / Processes

Re-initialize the Media Database

(From forum post http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=6408.msg70571#msg70571)

  • Disable the UpdateMedia daemon
# /usr/pluto/bin/UpdateMediaDaemonControl.sh –disable
  • Login to mysql and remove the database
# mysql -uroot
# drop database pluto_media;
# quit
  • Re-initialize the media database
# cp /usr/pluto/database/media.sqlcvs .
# /usr/pluto/bin/sqlCVS -D pluto_media -r media import
  • Re-start the UpdateMedia daemon
# /usr/pluto/bin/UpdateMediaDaemonControl.sh –enable

Set Root password on MD

Get superuser privs and enter your password:

$ sudo su -

chroot to the MDs environment (XX is the MD#), run passwd and enter your desired root password for this MD.

# chroot /usr/pluto/diskless/XX/
# passwd

You can now ssh, or login, to the MD as root.

The createbuilder.sh script

Posde shared a script in the forum to create a chroot LMCE0810 Builder from scratch.

http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=3870.msg66857#msg66857

sqlCvS webadmin use

http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=5758.msg33952#msg33952


Outstanding Issues I need to investigate as I have time

  • Proper (complete) device templates for TV, Receiver, PS3, Wii, 9242 PVR