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My Setup
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Hardware
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=My Setup=
  Dedicated Core
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    Dual Pentium 3 (1ghz)
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    2 Gb ram
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    Onboard 100mb ethernet (external net)
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    64bit pci 1gb fiber card (internal net)
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    2 SB Live! cards
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    1 ati rage 128 (just enough video for a dedicated server)
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    1 80 Gb drive (system and audio media)
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    1 250 GB drive (video media)
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  Media Directors
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==Hardware==
    None (I use XBMC on an Xbox to watch videos)
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  Orbiters
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===Dedicated Core===
    Web orbiter on an iPhone
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* Located in cabinet in basement near patch panel and speaker runs
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* 4U Rackmount case
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* 350 watt PSU
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* Supermicro 370DLE Dual Pentium 3 (1ghz)
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* 2 Gb ram
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* Onboard 100Mbit ethernet (external net)
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* PCI-X 1Gbit fiber card (internal net)
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* 2 SB Live! cards
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* 1 ati rage 128 (just enough video for a dedicated server)
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* 1 80 Gb IDE drive (system and audio media)
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* 1 250 GB IDE drive (video media)
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* 1 CDROM drive
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* 1 4 port usb hub
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* 2 APC SmartUPS 900's modded to use 2 lawn tractor batteries each (these power core and network infrastructure)
  
  Automation
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===Media Directors===
    1 CM11A
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* None (I use XBMC on an Xbox to watch videos)
    A couple of X10 switches and outlets
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  Audio
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===Orbiters===
    2 zones of whole house audio completed so far (this system is being designed for background music)
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* Web orbiter
    All speaker wiring goes to a central location in the basement.
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* Windows orbiter installed under wine on laptop
    Zone 1 - first soundcard -> amp ->ceiling speakers on first floor.  Manual volume control in each room
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    Zone 2 - second soundcard -> car amp ->pair of car speakers in outdoor housings on patio
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Software Setup
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===Automation===
  LinuxMCE 704 (haven't had time to upgrade to 710)
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* 1 CM11A
  Latest Squeezecenter (replaced SlimServer shipped with LinuxMCE) [[Upgrading SlimServer]]
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* A couple of X10 switches and outlets
  squeezeslave running on the core for distributed audio (see below for setup)
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  GSD weather retrieval plugin  [[NOAA Weather]]
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===Audio===
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* 2 zones of whole house audio completed so far (this system is being designed for background music)
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* All speaker wiring goes to a rack in the basement.
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* Volume is controlled via mechanical volume knobs in each room.
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* Zone 1 - first soundcard -> amp ->ceiling speakers on first floor.
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* Zone 2 - second soundcard -> car amp ->pair of car speakers in outdoor housings on patio
  
Squeezeslave Setup
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===Climate===
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* DS9490R w/ no sensors currently attached
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* GSD weather retrieval plugin  [[NOAA Weather]]
  
Here's how to setup squeezeslave to run on the core. It's fairly easyOne small issue is that because squeezeslave uses the OSS interface
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===Network===
you will need a separate sound card for each instance of squeezeslave you want to run.
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* 44 Cat5e drops throughout the house and patio (minimum 4 ports per room)
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* DSL internet connection
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* Linksys WRT-54G running latest [http://www.dd-wrt.com dd-wrt] firmware
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* Cisco Catalyst 3524xl 24 port 10/100 switch w/ 2 GBIC ports
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* 4 port internet vlan
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* Core and WRT-54G connect directly to internet
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* WRT-54G is firewall, DNS/DHCP server for rest of network
  
First download the newest version of [http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=105169 Squeezeslave].  You'll want to
 
put it somewhere in you're path.  I have mine installed in /usr/local/bin
 
  
Next add the following to /etc/rc.local (this is my setup for two)
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==Software==
  /usr/local/bin/squeezeslave -m 00:00:00:00:00:01 -o 0 -s -r &
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* LinuxMCE 704 (haven't had time to upgrade to 710)
  /usr/local/bin/squeezeslave -m 00:00:00:00:00:02 -o 1 -s -r &
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* Latest Squeezecenter (replaced SlimServer shipped with LinuxMCE) [[Upgrading SlimServer]]
 
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* [[Squeezeslave on the core]] for distributed audio
  (the MAC address can be whatever you want)
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  the -o option specifies which OSS output device ie /dev/dsp1
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  the -s option tells squeezeslave to wait for a signal to quit rather than control-C
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  the -r option tells squeezeslave to keep retrying to connect to the server, useful if the server is not running yet.
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Next make sure all the volume levels in the mixer (alsamixer) are set correctly
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(more to come)
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Latest revision as of 11:20, 18 June 2010


My Setup

Hardware

Dedicated Core

  • Located in cabinet in basement near patch panel and speaker runs
  • 4U Rackmount case
  • 350 watt PSU
  • Supermicro 370DLE Dual Pentium 3 (1ghz)
  • 2 Gb ram
  • Onboard 100Mbit ethernet (external net)
  • PCI-X 1Gbit fiber card (internal net)
  • 2 SB Live! cards
  • 1 ati rage 128 (just enough video for a dedicated server)
  • 1 80 Gb IDE drive (system and audio media)
  • 1 250 GB IDE drive (video media)
  • 1 CDROM drive
  • 1 4 port usb hub
  • 2 APC SmartUPS 900's modded to use 2 lawn tractor batteries each (these power core and network infrastructure)

Media Directors

  • None (I use XBMC on an Xbox to watch videos)

Orbiters

  • Web orbiter
  • Windows orbiter installed under wine on laptop

Automation

  • 1 CM11A
  • A couple of X10 switches and outlets

Audio

  • 2 zones of whole house audio completed so far (this system is being designed for background music)
  • All speaker wiring goes to a rack in the basement.
  • Volume is controlled via mechanical volume knobs in each room.
  • Zone 1 - first soundcard -> amp ->ceiling speakers on first floor.
  • Zone 2 - second soundcard -> car amp ->pair of car speakers in outdoor housings on patio

Climate

  • DS9490R w/ no sensors currently attached
  • GSD weather retrieval plugin NOAA Weather

Network

  • 44 Cat5e drops throughout the house and patio (minimum 4 ports per room)
  • DSL internet connection
  • Linksys WRT-54G running latest dd-wrt firmware
  • Cisco Catalyst 3524xl 24 port 10/100 switch w/ 2 GBIC ports
  • 4 port internet vlan
  • Core and WRT-54G connect directly to internet
  • WRT-54G is firewall, DNS/DHCP server for rest of network


Software