Step by step user guide for STUX GNU/Linux (index)


    STUX is designed to provide full multimedia support.

    There is lot of multimedia software installed: VLC, xine, xmms, juk, noatun, kaboodle, muse, freej, teletext program AleVT, tvtime, xawtv, scantv, AM/FM radio program GQradio, CD rippers, graphic programs, encoders and codecs (additional video codecs are separately downloadable as a package).....

    You can play:
    • The vast majority of multimedia file formats (audio, video, pictures).
    • DVD movies
    • Audio CD
    • Internet radio
    • Video streaming
    • Analog TV, radio and TeleText ( you need a card )

    STUX provides full support to a wide range of Infrared Remote Control.

  1. Infrared Remote Control

      STUX provides full support to a wide range of Infrared Remote Controls.

      By default, HAUPPAUGE remote control (and homebrew remote control) are pre-configured: if you have an HAUPPAUGE remote controller just start STUX, and click the button TV on the Remote Control: STUX Media Center will be shown (see later).

      You can use remote controller to navigate in the STUX Media Center, to control audio and video players, to change volumes.

      NOTE: Call for patience: implementation of Remote Control in STUX MediaCenter is a young project, and could be uncomfortable: please report notes.

      If you need to configure your own Remote Control:
      STUX CONTROL CENTER -> SETUP -> Infrared remote control

      A window like this will appear:

      • Infrared Receiver:
        Specifies the infrared receiver connected to computer:
        • homebrew controllers tipically use the serial port
        • proprietary controllers uses proprietary connection modes; for example, Hauppauge TV card use their own infrared receiver connected to the TV card.
        • USB receivers are not supported.

      • Remote Control:
        Specifies the infrared remote controller tipically used to change TV channels from bed...

      NOTE for advanced users:
      If your Infrared Receiver or your Remote Control is not in list, you can add it: check web site ).
      In the meantime, you cannot use the remote control.

      Select your Infrared Receiver and Remote Control and press the button 'Continue'

      A window like this will appear:

      Use this window to associate the buttons of your remote control with the functions to perform and press 'Finish'.

      Now your Remote Control is configured and ready to be used.

      If configuration is saved persistently, remote control will remain available after reboot.

      Remote control is configured in STUX to support multimedia programs and STUX MediaCenter.

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  2. STUX Media Center

      STUX MediaCenter is an utility that aggregates the most common multimedia functions available on STUX Live CD.

      It is extremely easy to use, but is a young program under development: there are lot of functions that could be more sophisticated, and they'll probably be so, in future.

      To start STUX MediaCenter:
      STUX CONTROL CENTER -> Media -> Media manager
      A window like this will appear:

      You can you use an infrared remote to control STUX MediaCenter, using the following keys:

      DirectionRemote control keyPC keyboard
      UPChannel UPArrow key UP
      DOWNChannel DOWNArrow key DOWN
      LEFTVolume downArrow key LEFT
      RIGHTVolume upArrow key RIGHT

      NOTE: The use of infrared remote control with STUX MediaCenter is one of the functions that could be optimized in future: if you feel uncomfortable using remote control, use the cursor keys on PC keyboard.

      STUX MediaCenter performs the following operations:

      1. Organize multimedia files (audio, video, pictures) in playlists.

        Press Right Arrow Key on PC keyboard (or Volume UP on Remote Control) to play selected file.

      2. Scan directories or disks for multimedia files and build playlists

      3. Watch DVD movies

      4. Listen audio CD ( in various format )

      5. Listen Internet Radio

          There are some radio stations memorized by default in STUX Live CD, ready to listen. You can find more and more radio stations on web sites like or : just click on a station to start listen.

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