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Users / Media files do not show up under "sort by filename"
« on: April 15, 2011, 07:43:39 pm »

When "sort by filename" is used on the media director, none of my movies are showing up.  Just some folders under /home/public/data/videos.   Most of the media is located on CIFS mounts linked to /home/public/data/other and a few files under .../data/movies.   When I sort by title, everything shows up fine.

I guess filename sort in not using  /home/public/data as its base/root path ?

On a filename sort I would expect to be able to access all the folders under /home/public/data.   

Comments, anyone else see this behavior ?

Installation issues / Re: Missing Text in menu items on MD
« on: July 26, 2010, 12:10:17 am »
 I re-built the MD and still the typical icons in the UI are missing, only floorplan is available under media.

Any ideas ?

Installation issues / Missing Text in menu items on MD
« on: June 25, 2010, 06:06:56 am »
Just created a new MD after upgrading to latest beta2.   Have alpha blending on the UI installed. Screen Saver works fine.  Already reloaded router and regen all orbiters.

Problem:  Only a few menu items are created like floorplan.  Audio, video, playlists and most menu items are missing.   Everything shows started in the pluto log folder except for mythbackend which I don't think applies.

Any ideas ?

Users / Health and performance checks
« on: May 14, 2010, 05:21:49 pm »
Here are some of the tools I use to get health status and current performance of MD's or core system's.  Feel free to add to it, then someone can add it to the wiki later.

# sudo apt-get install sysstat iftop lm-senors

here is a quick way to install lm-sensors to get temperature readings.
Answering with defaults works most of the time and then check that modules get loaded properly in /etc/modules. hint: use lsmod and modprobe.
# sensors-detect

You can see disk, paging, basic cpu performance, and temperature every 30s with this alias
# alias sysperf='watch -n 30 '\''iostat -kx && vmstat && sensors'\'''

Then just type this to see it all in action.
# sysperf

During heavy MD usage such as playing x264 mkv with high-quality sound such as DTS or DD 5.1, I watch the bandwidth from the MD via ssh with
# iftop -nNB

Installation issues / console-kit-daemonhigh cpu usage
« on: May 12, 2010, 05:09:02 pm »
What is everyone doing to combat high cpu usage on console-kit-daemon ?   I can't find a proposed or security fix for 8.10, but jaunty and later seem to have them.

   SSH sessions and samba connections can be the catalyst for causing the high CPU usage.
  The problem can be reproduced easily with # while `true`; do ssh localhost exit; done;

   I have  installed these modules and currently testing, have not seen any leaks or increased cpu usage after 3 hours. Steady at 1%.

# sudo apt-get install libck-connector-dev libdbus-1-dev libck-connector0 libdbus-1-3 libpam-ck-connector

This is what I have installed after the udpates.

ii  libck-connector-dev                    0.2.10-1ubuntu10                            ConsoleKit development files
ii  libck-connector0                         0.2.10-1ubuntu10                            ConsoleKit libraries
ii  libpam-ck-connector                    0.2.10-1ubuntu10                            ConsoleKit PAM module                                 
ii  consolekit                                  0.2.10-1ubuntu10                            framework for defining and tracking users, sessions and seats
ii  libdbus-1-3                                1.2.4-0ubuntu1.1                            simple interprocess messaging system
ii  libdbus-1-dev                             1.2.4-0ubuntu1.1                            simple interprocess messaging system (development headers)
ii  libdbus-1-qt3                             0.9-0ubuntu1                                dbus bindings for Qt 3 (backport of the Qt 4 bindings)
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2                          0.76-1                                      simple interprocess messaging system (GLib-based shared library)
ii  libdbus-qt-1-1c2                        0.62.git.20060814-2build1                   simple interprocess messaging system (Qt-based shared library)

Users / Re: can't play media files
« on: May 10, 2010, 07:02:01 pm »

1.   whats's the media and what video drivers are you using ?

2.   What's the mount command you are using ?

Installation issues / Re: 0810 64 bit support
« on: May 10, 2010, 06:59:22 pm »
Compile from source, see the developer section. This will take you about 5-10 hours to just to start the prepare section, before you even start compiling.

Installation issues / Re: Xine, x264, VC1 (mkv), and VDPAU
« on: May 10, 2010, 04:32:46 pm »
How can I re-compile just pluto-xine-player from source ?

I don't see anything I the developers sections about just one package.
Assume I have setup a chroot, thats already run all the prepare scripts for a full build.

# ls -l /usr/local/lib/libxine*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    901 2010-05-10 08:54 /usr/local/lib/
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root   1021 2010-05-10 08:54 /usr/local/lib/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     16 2010-05-10 08:56 /usr/local/lib/ ->
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     16 2010-05-10 08:56 /usr/local/lib/ ->
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 352092 2010-05-10 08:54 /usr/local/lib/

# /usr/pluto/bin/Xine_Player                                                                                                                                                                  
/usr/pluto/bin/Xine_Player: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

This soft link doesn't work.
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     16 2010-05-10 00:55 /usr/local/lib/ ->

# cat /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/libxine.pc



acflags=-I ${prefix}/share/aclocal
objcflags=  -pipe  -Wall -Wformat=2 -Wno-format-zero-length -Wmissing-format-attribute -Werror-implicit-function-declaration -Wstrict-aliasing=2 -Wchar-subscripts -Wmissing-declarations -Wmissing-prototypes -Wwrite-strings -Wpointer-arith -g


Name: libxine
Description: The xine engine library
Version: 1.1.90
Libs: -L${libdir} -lxine
Libs.private:  -lz -lresolv -lnsl  -pthread  -lrt
Cflags: -I${includedir}

We should have a sticky thread for burning the latest snapshot.

Note, its always best to use re-writeable media unless you need more coasters.

If a DVD or CD doesn't boot after burning, then there is most likely a problem with the media or hardware.

Also check the BIOS settings to make sure that you have booting from cdrom enabled and check the boot order.

what happens when you run apt-get update ?

Do you have two NICS installed ?

Can you resolve any other site ?

What is displayed when you type ?
# sudo ps auxw | grep -i router

11 search terms atheros l1 module linux

copy the atl1.ko to /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net
modprobe -v atl1
if it loads correctly, then add to /etc/modules
you may have to blacklist other atheros drivers if they load instead of the one you want.

check  with:
lsmod | grep atl1

Installation issues / Re: Xine, x264, VC1 (mkv), and VDPAU
« on: May 02, 2010, 06:06:40 pm »
Turns out my problem was xine_player was using /usr/local/lib and my source compiled xine was using /usr/src.  Thanks lsof | grep xine.
I removed the files in/usr/local/lib/xine and rebuilt the library cache with ldconfig.  Now xine_player is using the correct plugins.

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8400 GS (rev a1)

Somehow during my troubleshooting /usr/bin/xine lost the ability to play VC1 files through vdpau.  Xine_player log below.

05      05/01/10 15:25:26.470           Xine_Player::EVENT_Playback_Started(streamID=1003) <= AV info <0xae301b90>
05      05/01/10 15:25:36.463           [ID: 1003]  CHAPTER:0 POS:0 TITLE:0 SUBTITLE:-1 AUDIO:-1 TOTAL:0 (seek 0) t.c. ctr 0 freq 1, <0xad0feb90>
05      05/01/10 15:25:36.464           Socket::SendData sendbytes==0 <0xb6d81b90>
05      05/01/10 15:25:36.464           Read media A/V information: []/[] => []/[] <0xb6d81b90>
05      05/01/10 15:25:36.464           Xine_Player::EVENT_Playback_Started(streamID=1003) <0xb6d81b90>
05      05/01/10 15:25:36.464           Xine_Player::CMD_Play_Media() ended for filename: filenaame.mkv with stream 0x9306cc8. <0xb6d81b90>
05      05/01/10 15:25:36.465           Socket::ReceiveData 0x924b4f0 failed, bytes left 0 start: 1380000 1: 0 1b: 0 2: 0 2b: 0 m_Socket: 6 Command_Impl1 Dev #58 <0xb6d81b90>
05      05/01/10 15:25:36.465           Socket::ReceiveString2 ReceiveData failed m_Socket: -1 Command_Impl1 Dev #58 <0xb6d81b90>
01      05/01/10 15:25:36.465           Receive string failed in HandleRequestSocket 18:ReceiveData failed Command_Impl1 Dev #58 <0xb6d81b90>
05      05/01/10 15:25:36.465           Dumping 1 locks <0xb6d81b90>
05      05/01/10 15:25:36.465           finished check for exceptions <0xb6d81b90>
05      05/01/10 15:25:36.465           OL: (0x924b63c) (>125) MessageQueue Command_Impl.cpp l:822 time: 6:00:00p (1272745536 s) thread: 3076008848 Rel: Y Got: Y <0xb6d81b90>
05      05/01/10 15:25:36.466           Destroying all active streams <0xb76036c0>
05      05/01/10 15:25:36.466           Xine_Player::EVENT_Playback_Completed(streamID=1003) <0xb76036c0>
05      05/01/10 15:25:36.534           TCPIP: Closing connection to -1 (m_pNotificationSocket) 0x9306e90 m_Socket: -1 <0xb10feb90>
05      05/01/10 15:25:36.564           XineStreamEventListener called on non-initialized stream - aborting command <0xae301b90>
05      05/01/10 15:25:36.973           Destroyed stream with ID=1003 <0xb76036c0>
05      05/01/10 15:25:37.094           Dropping all sockets... <0xb76036c0>
05      05/01/10 15:25:37.113           TCPIP: Closing connection to -1 (m_pNotificationSocket) 0x9309018 m_Socket: -1 <0xadb00b90>

When I run xine manually on the command line, I get:
load_plugins: probing demux 'matroska'
xine: found demuxer plugin: matroska demux plugin
audio discontinuity #1, type is 0, disc_off 0
waiting for in_discontinuity update #1
video discontinuity #1, type is 0, disc_off 0
vpts adjusted with prebuffer to 47755
demux_matroska: Track 1, V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC eng
demux_matroska: Track 2, A_DTS eng
demux_matroska: Track 3, A_VORBIS eng
load_plugins: plugin vdpau_h264 will be used for video streamtype 4d.
done parsing extradata
load_plugins: plugin dts will be used for audio streamtype 05.
av_offset=0 pts
spu_offset=0 pts
dpb_free_all, used: 0
done parsing extradata
ao_flush (loop running: 1)
play_internal ...done
assert: demux.c:561: _x_demux_send_data: Assertion `size > 0' failed.[
audio discontinuity #2, type is 3, disc_off 473590350
ebml: read error
waiting for in_discontinuity update #2
video discontinuity #2, type is 3, disc_off 473590350
vpts adjusted with prebuffer to 31961009
input_cache: read calls: 1095407, main input read calls: 218015
input_cache: seek_calls: 230413, main input seek calls: 217855
shutdown audio
shutdown video
dpb_free_all, used: 0
xine_exit: bye!
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

I looked at the code, if size is zero, there there is a demux problem.  This is the 1.1.16 code branch for xine-vdpau.

Anyone know whats wrong ?

Users / Re: How Long for initial PXE boot
« on: April 29, 2010, 02:20:13 pm »
Still having the problem ?

check the soft links on the MD in /usr/pluto/diskless/XX where XX is the MD designation.  Mine show.

initrd.img -> /usr/pluto/diskless/53/boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-14-generic
vmlinuz -> /usr/pluto/diskless/53/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-14-generic

You may have to manually fix if they are not pointing to the correct kernel boot files.
Everytime I generated a new MD they would point to ...27-7-generic which was wrong.

Anyone can install Kubuntu 8.10 intrepid, install latest video,alsa drivers, then apt-get update/upgrade, then web install, then apt-get upgrade lmce again.
I think this is least bandwidth intensive, and gives procedure experience for future updates.

Try deleting partitions, then re-installing fresh.

Also check for Bad Sectors, and bad memory.

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