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<p>Following is a list of things you can do with LinuxMCE.  Each link takes you to a how-to page which has 3 parts: 1) How to set it up, 2) How to use it, 3) Where to find the source code and how it works.</p>
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[[Category:Tutorials]]
  
<p>The list is not complete, and many of the topics do not yet have the documentation, and not all documentation pages have screen shots and picturesFeel free to add your own documentation and commit it into our document tree, like a wiki; there's a how-to for that.</p>
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Following is a list of things you can do with LinuxMCEEach link goes to a how-to page which has 3 parts:
  
<p>Most people gradually add more and more to LinuxMCE over time, this page will become a comfortable alternative to the full user's manual, allowing you to quickly see what can be done, and how to do it.</p>
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#How to set it up
<p>Everything listed below presently is tested and works even if the documentation is not written, except those items in <i>italics</i> which require modules still in development or only partially complete.  Items with an * are coded, and should work, but are not fully tested.</p>
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#How to use it
<p>[[What modules are in development?]]</p>
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#Where to find the source code (and how it works)
<p><h1>General</h1></p>
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* [[Control LinuxMCE using a Windows device as an Orbiter]]<br>
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The list is not complete, and many of the topics do not yet have documentation. Not all documentation pages have screen shots and pictures.  Feel free to add your own documentation to the wiki.
* [[Control LinuxMCE using a Symbian Series 60 mobile phone with Bl]]<br>
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* [[Control LinuxMCE using other types of mobile phones]]<br>
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Most of the articles reflect tested procedures (even if the documentation is not written). Items in <i>italics</i> describe modules still in development or that have been only partially completed.  Items with an * have been coded, and should work, but have not been fully tested.
* [[Control LinuxMCE using an Infrared remote]]<br>
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* [[Add support for new remote controls]]<br>
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''Note: This is an introduction article only. The complete list of articles is found in the [[:Category:Tutorials|Tutorials Category]].''
* [[Change the look and feel of the Orbiter]]<br>
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* [[Create my own skins or GUI for Pluto]]<br>
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Also see the [[Usage Intro]].
* [[Translate the GUI into another language]]<br>
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* [[Automatic diskless boot of media directors]]<br>
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==General==
* [[Restrict which users can use use which Orbiters or control w]]<br>
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* [[Control LinuxMCE using a Windows device as an Orbiter]]
Add to/edit the online documentation, wiki-style<br>
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* [[Control LinuxMCE using a Symbian Series 60 mobile phone]]
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* [[Control LinuxMCE using other types of mobile phones]]
<p><h1>Media</h1></p>
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* [[Control LinuxMCE using an Infrared remote]]
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* [[Add support for new remote controls]]
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* [[Change the look and feel of the Orbiter]]
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* [[Create my own skins or GUI for LinuxMCE]]
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* [[Translate the GUI into another language]]
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* [[Automatic diskless boot of media directors]]
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* [[Privacy Settings]]
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* [[Privacy Settings|Restrict which users can use use which Orbiters]]
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Add/edit the online documentation, wiki-style.
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==Media==
 
* [[Have LinuxMCE automatically control the TV and Stereo]]<br>
 
* [[Have LinuxMCE automatically control the TV and Stereo]]<br>
 
* [[Control the media director's volume using either a receiver]]<br>
 
* [[Control the media director's volume using either a receiver]]<br>
 
* [[Use network audio players for a whole-house music solution]]<br>
 
* [[Use network audio players for a whole-house music solution]]<br>
Watch TV using the built-in Myth PVR, and schedule recordings<br>
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* [[Watch TV using the built-in Myth PVR, and schedule recordings]]
 
* [[Use a satellite/cable box with the PVR]]<br>
 
* [[Use a satellite/cable box with the PVR]]<br>
 
* [[Control a TV or cable/satellite box]]<br>
 
* [[Control a TV or cable/satellite box]]<br>
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* [[Make announcements]]<br>
 
* [[Make announcements]]<br>
 
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<p><h1>Home Automation</h1></p>
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==Home Automation==
 
* [[Control lights/climate using scenarios]]<br>
 
* [[Control lights/climate using scenarios]]<br>
 
* [[Control lights or climate with a floorplan]]<br>
 
* [[Control lights or climate with a floorplan]]<br>
 
* [[Adding support for home automation devices]]<br>
 
* [[Adding support for home automation devices]]<br>
* [[What if you don't have a driver for my home automation devic]]<br>
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* [[What if you don't have a driver for my home automation device]]<br>
 
* [[Make things happen at sunrise/sunset]]<br>
 
* [[Make things happen at sunrise/sunset]]<br>
 
* [[Make things happen when I enter a room]]<br>
 
* [[Make things happen when I enter a room]]<br>
 
* [[Have my lighting or climate settings follow me]]<br>
 
* [[Have my lighting or climate settings follow me]]<br>
* [[Have external devices control Pluto]]<br>
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* [[Have external devices control LinuxMCE]]<br>
  
  
 
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<p><h1>Security</h1></p>
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==Security==
 
* [[Monitor surveillance cameras]]<br>
 
* [[Monitor surveillance cameras]]<br>
 
* [[Arm or disarm the alarm using the Orbiters]]<br>
 
* [[Arm or disarm the alarm using the Orbiters]]<br>
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* [[Have LinuxMCE notify me of security alerts]]<br>
 
* [[Have LinuxMCE notify me of security alerts]]<br>
 
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<p><h1>PC Computing</h1></p>
 
* Have LinuxMCE's screen saver turn my regular TV off when there's no activity and back on automatically, like a PC monitor with power save<br>
 
* Browse web pages on the media directors<br>
 
* <i>Browse web pages on the orbiters</i><br>
 
* <i>Use open office on the media directors</i><br>
 
* <i>Access a KDE/Gnome desktop on the media directors</i><br><br>
 
  
<p><h1>Telecommunications</h1></p>
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==[[Telecom]]==
* Make phone calls using a VOIP provider<br>
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* Make phone calls using a regular phone line (POTS), ISDN or T1<br>
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* Make phone calls using a VOIP provider. Currently the follow Providers are supported with minimal setup.
* Do video conferencing<br>
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** [[Broadvoice]]
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** [[E-Fon_(Switzerland)]]
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** [[Inphonex]]
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** [[NuFone]]
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** [[Sipgate]]
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** [[Teliax]]
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** [[VoiceEclipse]]
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** [[Manual Phones Configuration | How to Configure Phone Lines Manually]]
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* For a more detailed disscussion of how LMCE integrates the telecom feature see:
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[http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/How_LinuxMCE_telecom_works How LinuxMCE Telecom Works]

Latest revision as of 20:49, 5 February 2010

Following is a list of things you can do with LinuxMCE. Each link goes to a how-to page which has 3 parts:

  1. How to set it up
  2. How to use it
  3. Where to find the source code (and how it works)

The list is not complete, and many of the topics do not yet have documentation. Not all documentation pages have screen shots and pictures. Feel free to add your own documentation to the wiki.

Most of the articles reflect tested procedures (even if the documentation is not written). Items in italics describe modules still in development or that have been only partially completed. Items with an * have been coded, and should work, but have not been fully tested.

Note: This is an introduction article only. The complete list of articles is found in the Tutorials Category.

Also see the Usage Intro.

General

Add/edit the online documentation, wiki-style.

Media


Home Automation



Security


Telecom

  • For a more detailed disscussion of how LMCE integrates the telecom feature see:

How LinuxMCE Telecom Works