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Users / Re: Keep Web page in forefront while watching a movie
« on: October 04, 2016, 03:00:52 am »
Disabling the screen saver kept the video on the screen but it would not stay 'full screen' .

Too bad Hulu desktop went away.

 I'm trying to find less expensive alternatives to cable/satellite services, but it looks like many internet services don't play well with Linux systems (probably Microsoft manipulating content providers).   

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Users / Keep Web page in forefront while watching a movie
« on: October 02, 2016, 11:04:26 pm »
After fighting with flash/drm/silverlight and hulu not liking firefox on linux, I finally managed to watch a movie on on my MD.  Only problem is that after several minutes, the main orbiter screen displays and I have to maneuver back to firefox.  Is there something I can do to fix this?   

I did try searching the forums, but I'm unable to search the right phrase to return something concerning this

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Developers / Re: Who can I help with the Mythtv 'install' package
« on: September 17, 2016, 05:33:07 pm »
submitted issue (Issue #2703) on this morning.


Developers / Re: Who can I help with the Mythtv 'install' package
« on: September 16, 2016, 03:49:40 am »
Ah... thanks..  I thought github was part of git.

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Developers / Re: Who can I help with the Mythtv 'install' package
« on: September 16, 2016, 03:10:40 am »
ive got my information gathered, but I cannot find where i can get to the linuxmce github page to submit.   can someone drop a link.. i had a username generated before, but i lost all of that.  I created a new user on github.


Developers / Re: Who can I help with the Mythtv 'install' package
« on: September 13, 2016, 01:04:35 am »
I will in the next few days... I'll include the above mentioned files in /etc/mythtv from CORE and MD with explanation...and hopefully some screen captures.

Just a comment from above about Host and DBHostname,  on the core I can understand local host as value, but on MDs it must be dcerouter ( or else on mythtv-setup one gets the recurring language screen, or the mythtv-backend refuses to start)

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Developers / Re: Who can I help with the Mythtv 'install' package
« on: September 12, 2016, 03:05:25 pm »
Forgot something.  Once mythtv user uid and gid are changed, file ownerships will need to be fixed (in /etc/mythtv)...   maybe the mythtv user should be created ahead of the install of mythbackend

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Developers / Who can I help with the Mythtv 'install' package
« on: September 12, 2016, 02:12:01 am »
Hey guys,
I am not a programmer, but I am a problem solver.   The recent update messed up my 'tweak' on the mythtv files on my MD...   I can fix them in a few minutes, but I want to provide some feedback/input into getting it set to work correctly.

here is what I have figured out:
On the CORE, everything works great..   the /etc/mythtv/config.xml file and the /etc/mythtv/mysql.txt work great.
On the MD:  there are several things Ive noticed:
     1.    the user mythtv needs to have the same uid and gid as the CORE's mythtv user (because the home folder is a nfs mount from the core)
     2.    Each MD gets a unique <Password> in the /etc/mythtv/config.xml (by default on mythtv install i am assuming)  This <Password> can stay
            what it is, but also needs to be the same as the DBPassword in the /etc/mythtv/mysql.txt file,   AND it needs to be the same password for
            the mysql user mythtv@192.168.1.xx (MD iP address).
     3.    On any MD, the <Host> in /etc/mythtv/config.xml  and DBHostname in /etc/mythtv/mysql.txt NEEDS to be dcerouter

Note:  if the default password in /etc/mythtv/config.xml is used, it wont need to be changed in Mythtv Setup.

I can provide my files if anyone wants/needs to see them.

Hope this helps.


Installation issues / Re: Zoom & Aspect Controls In Xine Not Working
« on: August 13, 2016, 01:45:52 am »
I noticed this also... aspect appears to change the view, but none of the zoom options work


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Developers / Re: Tapatalk finally works!
« on: March 24, 2016, 10:36:27 pm »
Sweet... thanks

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Installation issues / Re: What I got working in 14.04
« on: February 17, 2016, 01:04:28 am »
Hi Maverick.   

On my core I can status the mythtv user by the command:

id mythtv

which returns
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dcerouter_1047569:~# id mythtv
uid=124(mythtv) gid=129(mythtv) groups=129(mythtv),20(dialout),24(cdrom),29(audio),44(video),1001(public),10000(pluto_dennis)

the same command on my MD would indicate mythtv user's uid=110, and gid some other number.

to make them the same,
on the MD i issued the command:

usermod -u xxx -g yyy     where xxx is the uid of mythtv on the core, and yyy is the gid of mythtv on the core.

it SHOULD take the command and re-issuing

id mythtv

on the MD should result in a match to the same command on the core.

Another thing I think i found is that when the mythtv user is created on the MD, a mythtv@% user is created in the mythconverg database on the core.  The password I believe is the original mythbackend password created on the MD (as seen in /etc/mythtv/config.xml  originally).

After running mythsetup on the MD, the config.xml file gets modified to match the same file on the core... the password that the MD mythtv user is trying to access the database is now wrong.    I changed the password in the mythconverg database (using mysql-workbench) to be the same password used by mysql user mythtv@localhost. (which should be the password listed in config.xml and mysql.txt)

I kept getting mysql.sock errors on the MD mythtv-backend... once I corrected the password, I got a working MythTV on my MD. (aside from fixing the settings for my capture card).

Hope this helps.


Installation issues / Re: What I got working in 14.04
« on: February 13, 2016, 02:55:57 pm »
Mythtv is really not playing nice. It works on the core some of the time. Just today it kept crashing. On my md a bit different, because there it want to know again, what country I am....I guess configuration for the md is incorrect.

My MD failed here too.   Ive noticed that the user 'mythtv' sometimes has the wrong UID and GID as compared to the core.   The only thing I see a problem with this is permission rights on drives (and I assume a couple other things).   So I matched the MDs mythtv UID and GID to that on the core.

Also, I noticed that in /home/mythtv/.mythtv the file config.xml gets created (or overwritten) with an empty file.   From what i can tell, it should be a link to '/etc/mythtv/config.xml'.  I also had to edit /etc/mythtv/mysql.txt:  changing DBHostName to = dcerouter, and verifying the DBPassword is equal to that of what is on the core's same file.


Users / Re: To 'bridge' or not to 'bridge'
« on: February 13, 2016, 02:50:13 pm »
I value your efforts.

I was not aware the firewall was not completely up to snuff.

Yes, it would be awesome to be able to set up the bridging in website admin, but I have my config files saved on a storage drive.

Another note on the firewall.... I havent been able to get my work laptop to VPN into my work domain.   Are the ports currently blocked?  I think there are several that are involved.



Users / Re: To 'bridge' or not to 'bridge'
« on: January 31, 2016, 08:14:24 pm »

my recent reinstall of 12.04 seems to work fine with the bridge setup.

Just after install, I ran the sql command
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UPDATE Device_DeviceData SET IK_DeviceData="eth0,dhcp|br0,," WHERE FK_DeviceData=32;
after my bridge was set up, then did an iptables -F followed by '/usr/pluto/bin/'.

I may not have needed to do all of that, but it works!


Installation issues / Re: 12.04 update on fresh install
« on: January 29, 2016, 01:40:24 am »
You for sure would know more about that than I.   But i figured it had to be something to do with the version info.

Thanks for your efforts.


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