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Users / Re: Yamaha RX-v1600 not being detected.
« on: December 18, 2010, 07:02:17 pm »
I had a  PL-2303 usb to serial on the hybrid/core which was working fine before the update. After the update it stopped working, and started withe pnp loop. The adapter never asked to be added before, so that was strange, but the only way to stop it was to ignore it always, so I disconnected it.

I thought maybe it had gone bad, so I found that the MB on the core/hybrid had a serial header, I bought the stuff to be able to connect to that serial port directly on the mb which the system sees as /dev/ttyS0, but still the receiver would not detect with the pnp script, and when manually adding the device template for it, it would disable and not register it.

If I hookup the hybrid/core with a null modem cable to my laptop with a com port, using hyperterm on the windows side (laptop) and minicom on the hybrid/core, if I start typing I see echos of some data on the opposite machine, the characters are funky, but it looks like there's communication. At this point i think my port and cable are fine, but something in system no longer wants to work.

Users / Re: Yamaha RX-v1600 not being detected.
« on: December 18, 2010, 06:39:41 am »
I have the exact same problem with an Onkyo receiver. I updated the system recently to get the wiimote updates and to try and fix some mythtv storage groups issues. All that got resolved, but now the Onkyo receiver attached to my core/hybrid no longer responds to rs232 commands.

I've tested the receiver and the cable attached to my laptop and I can see it echo commands in hyperterm when I power it on/off, raise volume, mute, etc; So i know the cable and receiver are still working fine. When i connect it back to my core's com1 (serial header on the mb) nothing happens.

I've tried to manually run the pnp script (which worked fine before) and it says it's not an Onkyo receiver.  TestSerialPort doesn't seem to be sending anything.  I try to manually add the device and (looking at the admin page) it gets disabled and not registered. I look at the logs for the generic serial device that's created when adding the receiver and it says something about conn_ not being valid or not initalized in command 355, which is the ruby initalize method I believe. I'm not sure how to fix this, and i don't have all the exact log details because I got frustrated enough that I just enabled USBUIRT to control my receiver. I would like to go back to serial control if a fix can be found.

Users / Onkyo PnP stops working.
« on: January 05, 2010, 04:52:34 pm »
I have an up-to-date beta2 core/hybrd with an Onkyo TX-SR805 that works with the Onkyo/Integra receiver pnp script. The way the system sets it up after I answer 'Yes' to using it as my receiver and what room it's in (Home Theater), and which input (AV1) it leaves the field "COM Port on PC" as -Please Select-. Without changing anything from how the system sets it up it works fine, that is until I make a change that has nothing to do with the receiver and reload the router. The latest example is I created a lighting scenario last night and reloaded the router, the system stopped sending commands to the receiver. I switched the "COM Port on PC" field to one of my options (pl2303 dongle):

/dev/ttyUSB0 (pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0+1:1.0)
/dev/ttyUSB1 (pci0000:00/0000:00:04.0+1:1.0)
/dev/ttyUSB2 (pci0000:00/0000:00:04.0+5:1.0

reloading the router after each change but none of them worked. I had to delete the A/V equipment, reboot the core/hybrid, wait for it to ask me if i wanted to use the receiver and go through the setup again (which is a pain since i use webdt 366 and don't have a mouse attached to the core and the core is in a closet). Then the receiver started working again. Until I did a quick reload router again this morning to see if it would break, and it did. I'm not making any changes in the admin site from when it was working fine, so not sure what's going on. Looking at the 'Errors in log' for this A/V Equipment I get the following:

01   01/04/10 19:17:10.503      Lost connection device: 70 <0xb77988d0>
01   01/04/10 19:17:26.118      Paritybit/Stopbit 8N1 NOT supported. <0xb5f94b90>
01   01/04/10 19:25:30.339      GSD Port is not specified. Instantiating non-IO Wrapper. <0xb6017b90>
01   01/04/10 19:30:07.711      Paritybit/Stopbit 8N1 NOT supported. <0xb5ff9b90>
01   01/04/10 19:30:48.481      Paritybit/Stopbit 8N1 NOT supported. <0xb6114b90>
01   01/05/10 7:18:03.055      GSD Port is not specified. Instantiating non-IO Wrapper. <0xb603db90>
01   01/05/10 7:38:16.991      Error while calling method: Cannot call class method: cmd_193
01   01/05/10 7:38:16.991      For obscure reasons could not handle the message <0xb583cb90>

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

I had part of this same issue upgrading from an alpha install. I didn't have a removed room but I was missing the FK_Text column, which was causing my bedroom MD to not show the 'TV' button. I ran ALTER TABLE CommandGroup ADD COLUMN FK_Text INT(11); Then I ran /usr/pluto/bin/UpdateEntArea -h localhost -u root -D pluto_main. It ran without any issues. I regenerated all orbiters and reloaded the router and the button appeared. However today I ran UpdateEntArea again and i'm receiving a bunch of errors like:

Cannot perform query: [update CommandGroup set `PK_CommandGroup`=83, `FK_Array`=5, `FK_Installation`=1000836, `Description`="Manage Drives", `Hint`="Bedroom (Master)", `CanTurnOff`=0, `AlwaysShow`=0, `CanBeHidden`=0, `FK_Criteria_Orbiter`=NULL, `FK_DesignObj`=NULL, `FK_Template`=34, `AltID`=NULL, `FK_Icon`=17, `AutoGeneratedDate`="2009-12-28 19:04:12", `Disabled`=0, `TemplateParm1`=0, `TemplateParm2`=0, `FK_Text`=1995, `psc_id`=0, `psc_batch`=0, `psc_user`=0, `psc_frozen`=0, `psc_restrict`=1995 where `PK_CommandGroup`=83] Duplicate entry '0' for key 2

It won't complete, not matter what I've tried, If i set the value it's setting to 0 to NULL then it picks the next row and sets that to 0, causing another button to not be visible. I've run the script, looked for which value was set to 0 and updated the sql table to set to NULL until it finally got down to the last row in the table CommandGroup, and now the missing button is 'Manage Drives' on the bedroom MD. I can't get past this to run the script successfully, what causes it to want to update psc_id to 0 rather than leaving it NULL? How can I fix this? Thanks

Developers / Re: Skin Development: Italian
« on: December 02, 2009, 06:26:50 pm »
I tried this on my webDT 366 Orbiter. Couple of minor notes once I extracted the zip I had to rename the folder UITA - v0.1 to UIta and cp it over to /usr/pluto/orbiter/skins/UIta rather than /usr/pluto/orbiter/skin. Did a full regen and the skin came up. Nice work btw. I'm not sure if this is the case just for the webpad since those are the only types of remotes I use, but none of the "lighting" buttons had any pics or labels.

Basically its are all blacks right?

Yeah the buttons are all black, wasn't sure if you were aware since I know it's still in 'testing' :)

Developers / Re: Skin Development: Italian
« on: December 02, 2009, 02:00:30 am »
I tried this on my webDT 366 Orbiter. Couple of minor notes once I extracted the zip I had to rename the folder UITA - v0.1 to UIta and cp it over to /usr/pluto/orbiter/skins/UIta rather than /usr/pluto/orbiter/skin. Did a full regen and the skin came up. Nice work btw. I'm not sure if this is the case just for the webpad since those are the only types of remotes I use, but none of the "lighting" buttons had any pics or labels.

Developers / Re: Skin Development: Italian
« on: November 30, 2009, 08:04:12 pm »
Is this skin available yet?

Users / Re: Possible new remote
« on: September 30, 2009, 09:45:17 pm »
Have you had a chance to try this out?

Users / Re: Playing .avi files with mythtv?
« on: September 04, 2009, 04:41:02 am »
I'm far from an expert, but I have a 8300GS too (not on-board). I found that if I have hardware acceleration set to openGL (media directors section of the admin site) some videos get garbled or have a wierd tint to them . Setting hardware accelerationto 'xv' seems to fix the playback of these videos. Then i up the deinterlace to medium, but not sure that does anything.

Users / mce v2 receiver and lirc embedded transmit
« on: August 25, 2009, 09:51:39 pm »
I'm running 810 alpha 2.26. I added a version 2 mce receiver and it was pretty much plug and play. I went into the A/V Equipment section on the admin site and added my TV (zenith L20V36) I created the device template for it and configured all the pronto codes for basic functions like power toggle, mute, vol up and vol down. All the IR codes work from the admin site or from Advanced -> Infrared Codes on my webpad orbiter. I have the A/V pipes setup correctly on the MD. When I try to use the remote in a normal fashion, watch a video or TV, none of the commands (like volume) are passed to the TV. I've searched the forums and there are others with this issue, but I haven't been able to find posts with solutions. Thanks

Installation issues / Re: HDHomerun MythTV and MD help
« on: August 24, 2009, 07:37:22 pm »
Follow-up post to this since there have been no replies maybe someone can me with this new information. I've been reading the mythTV forums and the mythTV wiki.  The default playback profile that was setup on the MD up is CPU+ which uses XvMC to offload some of the encoding from the cpu. I changed MythTV's playback profile to 'Normal','Slim', or 'CPU++' and LiveTV works, although choppy sometimes, because those profiles only use software rendering (ffmpeg with xv-blit). So it seems that both my MDs (nvidia 6600GT and 7800GS) should be able to take advantage of XvMC but they crash.

I've checked XvMC using these instructions from the mythtv wiki
Checking your installation

You will have to reboot. To check if XvMC is properly enabled, run:
$ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep Motion
and you should see:
(II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation

If you try: cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep -i XvMC your driver might also report loading the options such as:
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "XvMCUsesTextures" "True"
with VIA SP13000 this will be:
(II) CHROME(0): [XvMC] Registering chromeXvMCPro.
(II) CHROME(0): [XvMC] Initialized XvMC extension.

Based on the instructions above it appears XvMC is correctly installed. When i try to watch liveTV with player profile that uses XvMC i get the following entries in the terminal window
(sorry noob poster as well, log snapshot in attachment)

The signal i'm receiving from the HDHomerun is OTA with an HD antenna. Anyone have any idea how I correct this issue?

Installation issues / HDHomerun MythTV and MD help
« on: August 22, 2009, 05:21:31 am »
I've got a problem that I've been trying to solve for the better part of a week now, I'm at the point where I need some help. I've looked through the forums and the wiki and can't seem to find the answer.

I have a core/hybrid running alpha 2.26. I have a HDHomerun on the network which MythTV is configured for and TV watching works fine (on the core/hybrid). Last week I tried to add a P4 3.2Ghz 2GB RAM with a nvidia 6600GT as a diskless MD in the bedroom. Just plugged it into the network, everything was discovered, nvidia 180.11 was installed, I can watch video from the NAS on it, everything seemed to work well with just the default stuff from the network and A/V wizard.

Then i tried to watch liveTV in mythTV. I get as far seeing the gui (what channel it currently is, and not always this far) then everything goes black. I've waited up to half an hour for something to happen and nothing, it seems the MD freezes.

I've tried setting the backendserver in mythtvfrontend to the ip address of the core. I've tailed the Mythbackend.log file, and nothing seems out of the ordinary compared to when i watch liveTV on the core/hybrid. I've done ls -lat | head -20 in var/log/pluto and the Spawn_Mythtvfrontend_XXX.log never seems to be at the top of the recently written logs (if i look at just the logs with those names it's hard to tell which is which). I've set the MD hardware acceleration on the admin site to xv, reload router, reboot everything - same thing. I've it to opengl, reload router, reboot everything - same thing.

I really don't know what logs I should be looking at anymore or how to get this working.If boot the machine with 810 kubuntu live cd, install and run mythtvfrontend it works fine, choppy video, but I do see video. Could it be something with nvidia drivers? is there a known bug? The core/hybrid has an 8300GS and the same nvidia driver, why does it work there....

(I've tried all the above steps with an AMD san diego 3700+ (nforce 3 chipset) 2GB RAM and nvidia 7800GS as the MD and I get the same result. )

Users / Re: Send to all MD's in house problem
« on: August 21, 2009, 12:22:31 am »
I just checked viewing .avi on multiple MD, and I get the same result. Only the original MD shows video/audio, the others just show a blank screen with the mouse pointer (bummer). It works fine with DVD and DVDrip.

I have the exact same problem mentioned above. DVD's either ripped or in the drive of core broadcast to all MD's fine. AVI files only play in the original MD with the rest showing a blank screen with mouse pointer in lower left corner. Interestingly enough I have an .mkv file which plays audio/video on the original MD, and audio is broadcast fine to the rest of the MDs, but no video. I'm running alpha 2.26. Has this been fixed and maybe I missed the solution? Thanks

Users / Re: Media browser and title attribute problem
« on: August 14, 2009, 08:58:39 pm »
I agree it's a stupid way to setup the file names the only reason I set them up that way was because that was the default for the feature 'Apply These Tags Recursively' 

from web admin:
TV Episode Tagging Mode:

The TV Episode Tagging Mode will auto-tag media files based on the filenames. You can fine tune the filename format with the fields below.
It currently sets the 'Program' attribute to be the Season Number. Future LMCE Development may change this, but this is the solution for now.
The default settings are designed for a file with the following format:

4 digit number for season/episode (2 digits each) followed by a space, then hyphen, then space, then the title. With no trailing text.
Example: 0109 - The Title of My Episode.avi"

Now that I know that feature doesn't work as intended I'll have to rename my files and tag manually.

What i find interesting is when the media browser is set to title, the list of videos on the right shows Title - Episode (but it shows everything - need filters). If i change the filter to 'Genre' and choose my 'TV Show' genre, the list on the right is the filename (eg: 0102 Family Guy.avi) , not title - episode (Family Guy - S01E02) as  I would expect (since I set those attributes). Why the default to filename? Am I missing something?

Users / Re: Media browser and title attribute problem
« on: August 14, 2009, 07:09:08 pm »
tag each episode with a title of Family Guy, or American Dad.

This is set when i use 'Apply these tags recursively' and 'Enable TV Episode Tagging Mode' All the episodes have the same title and the correct episode number and the same genre 'TV Show' that doesn't keep the filter view from showing:

0101 American Dad.avi
0101 Family Guy.avi
0102 American Dad.avi
0102 Family Guy.avi

Technically it's sorting the file names correctly, but they're only named this way to make using 'Apply these tags recursively' feature easier. Shouldn't the view after selecting 'Genre -> TV Show' show the title attribute first?

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