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Meetinghouse Video Library Appliance Ordering and Installation Instructions

Ordering instructions

To use Meetinghouse Video Library Appliance you will order a Dell Inspiron Mini 10, with UBUNTU 9.04 or 9.10 installed (Standard Edition). Each unit should be upgraded from the standard Intel Atom Processor Z520 to the Intel Atom Processor Z530. When the device is received the Ubuntu version may need to be upgraded to the correct version. The instructions for upgrading Ubuntu can be found at upgrade. Then follow these directions:

  1. Navigate to the Dell Web site.
  2. Click on the "Customize It" button for the Ubuntu Package.
  3. Under the processor option select the Z530.
  4. Scroll down and click on the green "Continue" button.
  5. On the next screen click on the green "Continue" button again.
  6. Enter your payment and shipping information as required.

We just received some Dell 10v that do not work as they have the wrong driver. They don't have a VGA out. They have hdmi and these come with a driver that is not compatible with the latest Ubuntu drivers. Watch for this because it really surprised us.

Software installation screenshots

Follow the instructions below to install the software:

  1. Install Ubuntu 9.10 on a machine or VM. Note: The application will not run in 8.04, 8.10, or 9.04. For instructions on how to install Ubuntu, please see http://www.ubuntu.com.
  2. Ubuntu 9.10 Installation
    • Plug the device into a power outlet, as well as plug your internet connection in (if you have an ethernet connection)
    • Plug your CDROM device in or USB Installation drive into a usb port of the machine.
    • Turn the netbook device on
    • When the Dell Splash screen comes up, hit the F12 button to enter boot options.
    • Select USB Boot Device (or Removable Media if that's not an option)
    • Ubuntu Installation Wizard
      1. Welcome - Click the 'Forward' button in the bottom right corner to continue with installation
      2. Where are you? - Select the area/timezone that the appliance will be used in
      3. Keyboard Layout - Select the correct keyboard layout
      4. Partition - Select the "Use Entire Disk" option
      5. What is your name?
        • Name: Meetinghouse Media Appliance
        • User Name: meetinghouse
        • Password: p1234
        • Device Name: meetinghouse-laptop
      6. Click 'Next' to continue through the rest of the installation process.
      7. When installation completes, reboot the machine.
  3. Setting up the appliance
    • Go to System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers
      1. You'll need to connect the appliance into an internet connection via ethernet to install the wireless drivers
      2. Select the Broadcom B43 wireless driver and click the "Activate" button in the bottom right corner
      3. When prompted, enter your password and click the "Authenticate" button
    • HDMI Output
      1. If you have one of the devices with a VGA output, skip to the next section.
      2. Open a Terminal Window (Accessories -> Terminal)
      3. Change directory to the folder the flash drive is in (ex: cd /media/[FLASH DEVICE]). In linux, if you hit the TAB button, it will autocomplete, so after you type 'cd /media/', hit the TAB button and it will display the folder names. Pick the folder name that represents the usb device.
      4. Execute the video driver patch with the following command: "sudo sh ./video-driver.sh"
      5. When prompted (Y/n), just keep entering 'Y' to install all the packages needed.
      6. When the installation completes, reboot the machine.
    • Open a Web Browser by going to Internet -> Firefox Web Browser
      1. In the Address bar, enter the url "http://tech.lds.org/wiki"
      2. Scroll down to the section that says "Current Projects", and click on the "A listing of all our community projects" link.
      3. Click the "Meetinghouse Media Appliance" link under Contents -> Other projects.
      4. Click the "Meetinghouse Media Appliance" link next to the Project Name
      5. Under the Ordering and Installation section, click the "installation and ordering instructions link"
      6. Scroll down to the "Installing LDS Media Application" section and follow the instructions there to download and install the application.
  4. Installing LDS Media Application
    • Click the following link, http://mhmedia.ldsslice.com/statics/ldsmedia_0.7.2-1_i386.deb, and open with GDebi Package Installer.
    • When the Package Installer opens, click the "Install Package" button on the top right corner of the screen.
    • When prompted to grant administrative rights, please enter your password.
    • When installation is complete, click the "Close" button to close the Package Installer.
    • To run the application, go to Accessories -> LDS Media

Screenshots of installation:

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This page was last modified on 13 January 2012, at 16:28.

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