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I built my first LMCE system in the Summer of 2008, knowing nothing about Linux.  Since then I have learnt a bit about Linux and about LMCE but still have a way to go.  In November of 2008 I moved from the UK to the US.  My Hardware has evolved over time, here is a list of the hardware I am currently using.
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= Software Setup =
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Currently running Linux MCE 1004 RC1 upto date
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I built my first LMCE system in the Summer of 2008, knowing nothing about Linux.  Since then I have learnt a bit about Linux and about LMCE but still have a way to go.  In November of 2008 I moved from the UK to the US.
 
  
 
My hardware is as listed below:
 
My hardware is as listed below:
  
== Core/Hybrid ==
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= A/V Equipment =
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== Core/MD1 (Hybrid - Living Room) ==  
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• [[Gigabyte GA-M61SME-S2|Gigabyte GA-M61SME-S2]] with GeForce 6100 (256Mb shared), Realtek 8201 phy (10/100Mbit – eth0) LAN onboard
  
• Gigabyte GA-M61SME-S2 with GeForce 6100 (256Mb shared), Realtek 8201 phy (10/100Mbit – eth0) LAN onboard
 
 
• AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+
 
• AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+
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• 2 x 1Gb DDRII
 
• 2 x 1Gb DDRII
• Nvidia GeForce 8600GT 512Mb (fitted but not working – yet)
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• 10/100/1000 LAN card (eth1)
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• Nvidia GeForce 8600GT 512Mb
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[http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/ASUS_NX1101 ASUS NX1101] 10/100/1000 LAN card (eth1)
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• Creative Labs Audigy2 ZS (connected to receiver by Digital Coax)  
 
• Creative Labs Audigy2 ZS (connected to receiver by Digital Coax)  
• Samsung 1Tb SATAII drive (boot drive)
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• Western Digital 200 Gb IDE drive  
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• Samsung 1Tb SATAII drive  
Hitachi 450 Gb SATAII drive
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Bluetooth Dongle (from [www.techstyleuk.co.uk])
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• Western Digital 200 Gb IDE drive (boot drive)
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1.5 Gb SATAII drive
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• [http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/IOGear_GBU421 IOGear GBU421 Micro Bluetooth Dongle]
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• DVD Player with Lightscribe
 
• DVD Player with Lightscribe
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• Wireless Keyboard
 
• Wireless Keyboard
• Wireless Trackball Mouse (from [www.techstyleuk.co.uk])
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• Windows MCE Remote with IR Blaster
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[[TS820|Wireless Trackball Mouse]] (from Techstyle UK Ltd. - http://www.techstyleuk.co.uk)
LG RZ-37LZ55 37” LCD TV connected by RS232
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• Pioneer VSX-411 A/V Receiver – ‘Blasted’ by the IR Blaster
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• Windows MCE Remote
CM11A X10 interface connected by RS232
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USB UIRT
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• Sharp LC46D85UN LCD TV connected by RS232
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[[Pioneer_VSX-411_AV_Receiver|Pioneer VSX-411 AV Receiver]] – ‘Blasted’ by the USB UIRT
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[[Hauppauge_WinTV-PVR-150_MCE|Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-150 MCE]]
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• LG BD550 Blu Ray Player with Netflix
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• Hauppauge HD PVR
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• Xbox 360 with Kinect
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• Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300HD Cable Box
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• Microphone
 
• Microphone
  
== MD1 ==
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== MD2 (Master Bedroom) ==
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This MD is a Zotac ION based ITX board with a dual core Atom 330.
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• Zotac Atom 330 ION with 2 Gb Ram
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• Hitachi 450Gb SATAII drive
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• Gyration Keyboard
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• [[TS820|Wireless Trackball Mouse]] (from Techstyle UK Ltd. - http://www.techstyleuk.co.uk)
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• LG 32LC350 LCD Screen connected by RS232
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== MD3 (Basement) ==
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{| align="right"
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My Basement MD is mounted on the wall and the units case is hidden in the closet behind.  This apartment is rented, otherwise I would have fixed it to the inside wall of the closet and run the cables directly through the wall
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• Matsonic MS8147C VIA KT400 Chipset Socket A, Realtek RT8100B LAN (10/100 Mbit), AC’97 audio (sound did not work)
 
• Matsonic MS8147C VIA KT400 Chipset Socket A, Realtek RT8100B LAN (10/100 Mbit), AC’97 audio (sound did not work)
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• AMD Athlon XP 2600+
 
• AMD Athlon XP 2600+
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• 3 x 256Mb PC133 DDR
 
• 3 x 256Mb PC133 DDR
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• Elsa Erazor 8x AGP (Nvidia GeForce 440MX chipset) 128Mb
 
• Elsa Erazor 8x AGP (Nvidia GeForce 440MX chipset) 128Mb
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• Creative Labs 5.1 sound card
 
• Creative Labs 5.1 sound card
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• Maxtor 40Gb IDE drive
 
• Maxtor 40Gb IDE drive
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• CDRom
 
• CDRom
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• Viewsonic VE500 15” LCD Monitor
 
• Viewsonic VE500 15” LCD Monitor
• Creative Labs 5.1 Speakers
 
• Bluetooth Dongle (from www.techstyleuk.co.uk)
 
• Wireless Trackball Mouse (from www.techstyleuk.co.uk)
 
  
== Mobile Orbiter ==
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• Altec Lansing Quadrophonic Speakers
  
O2 XDA Iii connected via WIFI (802.11b)
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Gyration Ultra GT Cordless Air mouse and Mini Keyboard
  
== Network Equipment ==
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= Mobile Orbiter =
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• [[XDAIIi|O2 XDA IIi]] connected via WIFI (802.11b)
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• [[Zenithink_ZT-180|Zenithink ZT-180]] Android Pad connected via WIFI (802.11g)
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= Telecom Equipment =
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• [[EP-636_SIP_Phone|EP-636 SIP Phone]]
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• Tesco Internet Phone IPA1000
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= Security Equipment =
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• Generic USB Webcam
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• Linksys USB Quickcam
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= Automation Equipment =
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• [[CM15A|CM15A USB X10 Controller]]
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• MS14A X10 Motion Sensor x 4
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• [[LM15A_Socket_Rocket|LM15A Socket Rocket]] x 5
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• WS467 Wall Switch Module
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• LM465 Lamp Module
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• TM751 Mini Transceiver x 2
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• KR19A SlimFire 2 Unit Remote
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• KR22A 4 Unit Credit Card Controller
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• SS13A 3 Unit + Dim RF Style Switch
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•      [[DS18S20 1-Wire Temperature Sensor|DS18S20 1-Wire Temperature Sensor]] x 4 (Basement, Living Room, Master Bedroom and Inside the HVAC Ducting by the Furnace)
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• Filtrete 3M-50 Wifi Thermostat
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• 1-Wire DS9490R USB Interface
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• 1-Wire DS18S20 digital thermometer x 5
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Currently the 1-Wire stuff is not working
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= Network Equipment =
  
 
• Motorola Surfboard
 
• Motorola Surfboard
• Linksys WRT54G router/WIFI Access point (SSID linuxmce)
 
• D-Link DL-604 router
 
• Netgear ADSL modem/router/WIFI Access point (SSID jasong)
 
  
Below is my network layout, both in the UK and US
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• Cisco-Linksys WRT310N Wireless-N Gigabit Router configured as a switch (SSID linuxmce-n)
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• [[Linksys WRT54G|Linksys WRT54G]] router/WIFI Access point (SSID linuxmce)
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• 2 x [[D-Link_DGS-2205|D-Link DGS-2205]] 5-port 10/100/1000 Desktop Switch
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• D-Link DL-604 router - Not Currently used
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• Netgear ADSL modem/router/WIFI Access point (SSID jasong) - Not currently used
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= Network Setup =
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Below is my network layout
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== Network Setup - (red are gigabit, blue are 100M)==
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[[Image:Techstyle_US_Setup.JPG]]
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= Problems and Solutions =
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== Resolved Issues ==
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Set up Voicemail on Asterisk:
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I wanted to recieve e-mails when a voicemail was recieved by the system click[http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=6793.0 here]to learn how.
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== Outstanding Issues ==
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1.  Resolve HDPVR Choppiness
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2.  Get 1-Wire working
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3.  Get incoming calls under asterisk working
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== Network Setup - UK ==
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= General Notes =
  
[[Image:UK Setup.jpg]]
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Sharp Aquous does not fit the screen.  Modeline modification needed and turn of EDID.
  
== Network Setup - US ==
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Modeline "1920x1080@60" 148.500 1920 2008 2056 2200 1080 1084 1089 1125 +hsync +vsync
  
[[Image:Techstyle US Setup.jpg]]
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is the new modeline

Latest revision as of 05:53, 28 February 2013


I built my first LMCE system in the Summer of 2008, knowing nothing about Linux. Since then I have learnt a bit about Linux and about LMCE but still have a way to go. In November of 2008 I moved from the UK to the US. My Hardware has evolved over time, here is a list of the hardware I am currently using.


Software Setup

Currently running Linux MCE 1004 RC1 upto date




My hardware is as listed below:

A/V Equipment

Core/MD1 (Hybrid - Living Room)

Living room.JPG


Gigabyte GA-M61SME-S2 with GeForce 6100 (256Mb shared), Realtek 8201 phy (10/100Mbit – eth0) LAN onboard

• AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+

• 2 x 1Gb DDRII

• Nvidia GeForce 8600GT 512Mb

ASUS NX1101 10/100/1000 LAN card (eth1)

• Creative Labs Audigy2 ZS (connected to receiver by Digital Coax)

• Samsung 1Tb SATAII drive

• Western Digital 200 Gb IDE drive (boot drive)

• 1.5 Gb SATAII drive

IOGear GBU421 Micro Bluetooth Dongle

• DVD Player with Lightscribe

• Wireless Keyboard

Wireless Trackball Mouse (from Techstyle UK Ltd. - http://www.techstyleuk.co.uk)

• Windows MCE Remote

• USB UIRT

• Sharp LC46D85UN LCD TV connected by RS232

Pioneer VSX-411 AV Receiver – ‘Blasted’ by the USB UIRT

Techstyle core.JPG

Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-150 MCE

• LG BD550 Blu Ray Player with Netflix

• Hauppauge HD PVR

• Xbox 360 with Kinect

• Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300HD Cable Box

• Microphone















MD2 (Master Bedroom)

Master bed.JPG

This MD is a Zotac ION based ITX board with a dual core Atom 330.

• Zotac Atom 330 ION with 2 Gb Ram

• Hitachi 450Gb SATAII drive

• Gyration Keyboard

Wireless Trackball Mouse (from Techstyle UK Ltd. - http://www.techstyleuk.co.uk)

• LG 32LC350 LCD Screen connected by RS232








MD3 (Basement)

Basement-techstyle.JPG

My Basement MD is mounted on the wall and the units case is hidden in the closet behind. This apartment is rented, otherwise I would have fixed it to the inside wall of the closet and run the cables directly through the wall


• Matsonic MS8147C VIA KT400 Chipset Socket A, Realtek RT8100B LAN (10/100 Mbit), AC’97 audio (sound did not work)

• AMD Athlon XP 2600+

• 3 x 256Mb PC133 DDR

• Elsa Erazor 8x AGP (Nvidia GeForce 440MX chipset) 128Mb

• Creative Labs 5.1 sound card

• Maxtor 40Gb IDE drive

• CDRom

• Viewsonic VE500 15” LCD Monitor

• Altec Lansing Quadrophonic Speakers

• Gyration Ultra GT Cordless Air mouse and Mini Keyboard



Techstyle Bedroom.JPG


















Mobile Orbiter

Zt-180.JPG

O2 XDA IIi connected via WIFI (802.11b)

Zenithink ZT-180 Android Pad connected via WIFI (802.11g)

Telecom Equipment

EP-636 SIP Phone

• Tesco Internet Phone IPA1000

Security Equipment

• Generic USB Webcam

• Linksys USB Quickcam

Automation Equipment

CM15A USB X10 Controller

• MS14A X10 Motion Sensor x 4

LM15A Socket Rocket x 5

• WS467 Wall Switch Module

• LM465 Lamp Module

• TM751 Mini Transceiver x 2

• KR19A SlimFire 2 Unit Remote

• KR22A 4 Unit Credit Card Controller

• SS13A 3 Unit + Dim RF Style Switch

DS18S20 1-Wire Temperature Sensor x 4 (Basement, Living Room, Master Bedroom and Inside the HVAC Ducting by the Furnace)

Climate Equipment

• Filtrete 3M-50 Wifi Thermostat

• 1-Wire DS9490R USB Interface

• 1-Wire DS18S20 digital thermometer x 5

Currently the 1-Wire stuff is not working

Network Equipment

• Motorola Surfboard

• Cisco-Linksys WRT310N Wireless-N Gigabit Router configured as a switch (SSID linuxmce-n)

Linksys WRT54G router/WIFI Access point (SSID linuxmce)

• 2 x D-Link DGS-2205 5-port 10/100/1000 Desktop Switch

• D-Link DL-604 router - Not Currently used

• Netgear ADSL modem/router/WIFI Access point (SSID jasong) - Not currently used


Network Setup

Below is my network layout

Network Setup - (red are gigabit, blue are 100M)

Techstyle US Setup.JPG

Problems and Solutions

Resolved Issues

Set up Voicemail on Asterisk: I wanted to recieve e-mails when a voicemail was recieved by the system clickhereto learn how.

Outstanding Issues

1. Resolve HDPVR Choppiness

2. Get 1-Wire working

3. Get incoming calls under asterisk working

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General Notes

Sharp Aquous does not fit the screen. Modeline modification needed and turn of EDID.

Modeline "1920x1080@60" 148.500 1920 2008 2056 2200 1080 1084 1089 1125 +hsync +vsync

is the new modeline