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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 and I have included an early network setup (UK) and the current one (US) as well as a list of the hardware I am currently using.
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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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• SS13A 3 Unit + Dim RF Style Switch
 
• SS13A 3 Unit + Dim RF Style Switch
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= Climate Equipment =
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• Filtrete 3M-50 Wifi Thermostat
  
 
• 1-Wire DS9490R USB Interface
 
• 1-Wire DS9490R USB Interface

Revision as of 16:23, 28 January 2012


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 0810 Beta 2




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

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

4.

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