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I am testing snapshots, will get better hw for Core/Hybrid when I can afford it.
 
I am testing snapshots, will get better hw for Core/Hybrid when I can afford it.
 
For now, all the gear is in one room. so the Location info below will be location in that room.
 
For now, all the gear is in one room. so the Location info below will be location in that room.
* Currently installed snapshot: [http://linuxmce.iptp.org/snapshots/LMCE-1004-20120524173925987.iso LMCE-1004-20120524173925987]
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* Currently installed snapshot: [http://linuxmce.iptp.org/snapshots/LMCE-1004-20120602141526029.iso LMCE-1004-20120602141526029.iso]
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** Desktop for Hybrid is fixed in *26029.
  
 
== Core / Hybrid - dcerouter ==
 
== Core / Hybrid - dcerouter ==
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*** On-board network was disabled in the BIOS by default for my device for some reason beyond my comprehension. After enabling it, reboot and go into the BIOS again to see it as an alternative for the boot priority.
 
*** On-board network was disabled in the BIOS by default for my device for some reason beyond my comprehension. After enabling it, reboot and go into the BIOS again to see it as an alternative for the boot priority.
 
*** The great and powerful L3mce is trying to work out the kinks with HDMI audio on it.
 
*** The great and powerful L3mce is trying to work out the kinks with HDMI audio on it.
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*** He got audio to pipe through HDMI on the LMCE-1004-20120524173925987.iso snapshot, but there were some funkyness with overwriting the config.
  
 
== Desktop MD 2 - old ION ==
 
== Desktop MD 2 - old ION ==
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== Automation ==
 
== Automation ==
I have not played with any of these yet. Currently I only have Z-wave automation hardware.
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I have not played with any of these yet. Currently I only have Z-wave automation hardware, all of it bought from [http://lmcecompatible.com lmcecompatible.com].
 
* 1x Aeon Labs Z-Stick Z-wave USB Adapter-S2
 
* 1x Aeon Labs Z-Stick Z-wave USB Adapter-S2
 
* 1x Aeon Labs Minimote
 
* 1x Aeon Labs Minimote
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* Wireless routers to be used within the network when I roll it out.
 
* Wireless routers to be used within the network when I roll it out.
 
* 1x 8-port gigabit dumb Linksys switch.
 
* 1x 8-port gigabit dumb Linksys switch.
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* Logitech QuckCam Pro, will test with LMCE though I probably should get a proper IP camera.
 
* 1x Nokia N9.... lots of bugs with this phone, but I hope that will be resolved and I can eventually use it as an Orbiter.
 
* 1x Nokia N9.... lots of bugs with this phone, but I hope that will be resolved and I can eventually use it as an Orbiter.
 
* Plenty of 22" monitors to test machines on.
 
* Plenty of 22" monitors to test machines on.
 
* PlayStation 3, won't be on the internal network but DLNA seemed okay for photos, except the annoying thing that thumbs also showed up. Have not tried other media, as I presume my current Hybrid isn't juicy enough to transcode on-the-fly.
 
* PlayStation 3, won't be on the internal network but DLNA seemed okay for photos, except the annoying thing that thumbs also showed up. Have not tried other media, as I presume my current Hybrid isn't juicy enough to transcode on-the-fly.
  
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== Command snippets and useful files & locations ==
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Aka, shit that might come in handy.
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=== zsync dowonload for Snapshots ===
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Incremental download for snapshots can save some precious time and bandwith if you already have an .iso.
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This is done by first renaming your old .iso so that the name matches the new one, and then use the zsync command to download the new .iso.zsync file.
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For example, if the old iso ends with 987:
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mv LMCE*987.iso LMCE-1004-20120602141526029.iso
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zsync http://linuxmce.iptp.org/snapshots/LMCE-1004-20120602141526029.iso.zsync
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=== SSH ===
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I'll probly write something here soon.
  
 
Will write more later...
 
Will write more later...

Revision as of 03:20, 3 June 2012

About me

  • Born: 1989
  • From: Norway
  • Occupation: Factory worker.
  • Other info: Love technology, but still GNU/Linux-illiterate and don't know how to program, hoping to resolve that but my boring job takes up all my energy.

Since I can't code, the least I can do is test the code that the good folks working on this project provides. I'm currently L3mce's bitch.

  • Contact: Platypus or Platypus-Man on IRC, PlatypusPedersen on the forum.

LinuxMCE setup

I am testing snapshots, will get better hw for Core/Hybrid when I can afford it. For now, all the gear is in one room. so the Location info below will be location in that room.

Core / Hybrid - dcerouter

  • Location: Closet
  • System: ZOTAC ION ITX-G
    • GPU: On-board nVidia ION of some sorts
    • CPU: Intel Atom 330 @ 1.6 GHz, dual-core
    • RAM: 2 GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, 240-pin (2x 1 GB)
    • Ports: The usual; HDMI, DVI-D, audio, USB2, gigabit network etc.
    • PXE: Works
    • Extra NIC: Don't remember the details, think it might be the one I got from lmcecompatible.com, but I'll have to check.
    • Notes;
      • Audio through HDMI worked flawlessly when I tried to test a snapshow while using my TV instead of a old VGA-connected monitor.
      • Considering the age, small formfactor and low wattage, even re-generating orbiters ain't that bad if you remember rule #1 for LMCE, but I think I might change my mind when I get better hardware for the Core/Hybrid, and see the difference.

Desktop MD 1 - ZBOX ID41

  • Location: Test-bench
  • System: ZOTAC ZBOX ID41
    • GPU: On-board nVidia Next Generation ION, 512 MB DDR3 SDRAM
    • CPU: Intel Atom D525 @ 1.8 GHz, dual-core
    • RAM: 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, 204-pin (2 x 2 GB)
    • Ports: The usual; HDMI, DVI-D, audio, USB2, gigabit network etc. Also has 2 USB3 ports.
    • PXE: Works
    • Notes:
      • On-board network was disabled in the BIOS by default for my device for some reason beyond my comprehension. After enabling it, reboot and go into the BIOS again to see it as an alternative for the boot priority.
      • The great and powerful L3mce is trying to work out the kinks with HDMI audio on it.
      • He got audio to pipe through HDMI on the LMCE-1004-20120524173925987.iso snapshot, but there were some funkyness with overwriting the config.

Desktop MD 2 - old ION

  • Location: Will re-purpose for LMCE (it's initial purpose when I bought it) soon.
  • System: ASUS AT3N7A-I
    • GPU: On-board nVidia ION, GeForce 9300
    • CPU: old Intel Atom
    • RAM: DDR2 SDRAM
    • Ports: The usual; HDMI, VGA, audio, USB2, gigabit network etc.
    • PXE: Not tested yet.

Laptop MD 1 - Acer

  • Location: Test-bench
  • System: Acer Aspire 5741G
    • GPU: nVidia GeForce GT 320M
    • CPU: Intel Core i5 430M @ 2,26 GHz
    • RAM: 4 GB
    • Ports: USB2, HDMI, VGA, audio, gigabit network
    • PXE: Works

Laptop MD 2 - Asus

  • Location: Test-bench
  • System: Asus A53S
    • GPU: 1 - on-board.
    • GPU: 2 - nVidia GeForce GT540M
    • CPU: Intel Core i7-2730QM @ 2 GHz
    • RAM: 8 GB (2x 4 GB)
    • Ports: USB2, DMI, VGA, audio, gigabit network
    • PXE: Works
    • Notes:
      • L3mce is doing some excellent work for dual-GPU handling.

Orbiters

None currently setup.

  • 2x WebDT 366
  • Plenty of old IR remotes

Automation

I have not played with any of these yet. Currently I only have Z-wave automation hardware, all of it bought from lmcecompatible.com.

  • 1x Aeon Labs Z-Stick Z-wave USB Adapter-S2
  • 1x Aeon Labs Minimote
  • 2x HomePro 2-Wire Wall Dimmer, ZDW232 - 25-500 W.
  • 1x HomePro Appliance Module, ZRP200

Other hardware

  • 2x USB-UIRT
  • Misc USB IR, BT and WiFi, not tested yet.
  • Wireless routers to be used within the network when I roll it out.
  • 1x 8-port gigabit dumb Linksys switch.
  • Logitech QuckCam Pro, will test with LMCE though I probably should get a proper IP camera.
  • 1x Nokia N9.... lots of bugs with this phone, but I hope that will be resolved and I can eventually use it as an Orbiter.
  • Plenty of 22" monitors to test machines on.
  • PlayStation 3, won't be on the internal network but DLNA seemed okay for photos, except the annoying thing that thumbs also showed up. Have not tried other media, as I presume my current Hybrid isn't juicy enough to transcode on-the-fly.

Command snippets and useful files & locations

Aka, shit that might come in handy.

zsync dowonload for Snapshots

Incremental download for snapshots can save some precious time and bandwith if you already have an .iso. This is done by first renaming your old .iso so that the name matches the new one, and then use the zsync command to download the new .iso.zsync file. For example, if the old iso ends with 987:

mv LMCE*987.iso LMCE-1004-20120602141526029.iso
zsync http://linuxmce.iptp.org/snapshots/LMCE-1004-20120602141526029.iso.zsync

SSH

I'll probly write something here soon.

Will write more later... Need to add network topology, more info, do some more testing etc.