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Hack #14: Custom image for WebDT 366

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Thom aka tschak909 developed a Debian Lenny micro-distribution for WebDT 366. It contains ready-to-use and stable Orbiter.

You can buy WebDT 366 with pre-installed Orbiter or, if you already have one, you may just reflash it by yourself.

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Written by nite_man

January 15, 2009 at 10:56 am

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Tip #8: Install and configure HADesigner

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To change LinuxMCE GUI you have to install and properly configure HADesigner – Windows-based tool to create skins for Orbiter. This is not ordinary task. So, that brief howto will be very useful for all who decide to create a new theme for LinuxMCE. It needs Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1, Microsoft .NET ODBC Data Provider and MyODBC Adaptor. HADesigner can be downloaded here.

Written by nite_man

November 26, 2007 at 1:55 pm

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Hack #4: using function ‘Follow-Me’

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To activate a function ‘Follow-Me’ to transfer media from one room to another usually is used mobile phone via Bluetooth or geek remote FiireChief. But you can avail oneself of that feature without those equipment. Start playing some movie in the room where you’re now. Then go to media floorplan page and click by letter ‘F’. It should change its color to red. After that on the Orbiter choose desired room where you’re going to move. Note, that room should have a configured media director (MD)! The media will be transferred to that room immediately. So, when you rich it you continue watch your favorite show.

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September 28, 2007 at 2:08 pm

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Hack #3: Exit from Nokia Orbiter

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Orbiter for LinuxMCE doesn’t contain button ‘Exit’. Instead of that it provide a way to switch between KDE and On-Screen Orbiter. But for Nokia770/N800 Orbiter that button is useless. To use it for finish the Orbiter just add following row to hte end of /usr/pluto/bin/Start_KDE.sh:


/usr/pluto/bin/MessageSend dcerouter 0 <orbiter_dev_id> 7 0

Written by nite_man

September 11, 2007 at 7:33 pm

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Hack #1: Add screen resolution for Nokia770

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Nokia770 can be used as a control panel (Orbiter) for LinuxMCE. But unfortunately its screen resolution – 800×480 is not presented on the Orbiter main page. To add it just insert that record to the pluto_main database:


insert into Size (Description,Width,Height,ScaleX,ScaleY) VALUES('800 x 480',800,480,376,300);

Don’t forget quick reload the router because LinuxMCE caches database stuff.

Written by nite_man

August 17, 2007 at 7:28 am