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Installation issues / LIRC; serial receiver, button codes
« on: April 03, 2010, 08:44:49 pm »

I am running LMCE 0810.  I have a Hauppauge remote that came with my PVR-500 and a serial IR receivers.  This works great under Mythbuntu.  I have been able to get to the point where I can load the lirc_serial module and start the lircd daemon.  I have the lircd.conf file I used for my remote under Mythbuntu and the correct key presses show up when I run the 'irw' tool.

I am trying to follow the instructions at  I have created a remote that I called "PVR-500".  I am on the edit template page and I see "Device Data" section down at the bottom, but there is nowhere for me to paste the remote codes (currently in my lircd.conf) in there.

In addition, I am of the understanding the keypress names are stored in the database, so the names in my config will need to match those, I think, or will that be taken care of when I can add them through the "Device data" section?

Thanks, in advance, for your help.


Users / 0810; PVR-500 not recognized in mythtv-setup
« on: April 03, 2010, 11:43:02 am »

I have a LinuxMCE 0810 beta 2 setup.  During the initial setup, the wizard detected my PVR-500 (both inputs) and asked if I wanted to setup a camera on them (I of course said "no", as I do not have any cameras attached)

When I try to watch TV through them, it sells me that they must be setup in MythTV using mythtv-setup.  I go to the KDE Desktop and run mythtv-setup.  When i go into the section to setup capture cards, its probe does not detect any capture cards at all; for all types the "Probed Info" line indicates that nothing was found.

is this a bug or did I miss a step?

Thanks in advance for your help and insight into this issue.


Users / 0810, WiiMote: cannot connect
« on: April 03, 2010, 11:16:56 am »

I hope this is the right area to post this.  I have a 0810 Beta 2 system up and running.  I am trying to get my WiiMote connected.  I can get it working successfully under Mythbuntu using the same dongle, so i know the dongle works fine with the WiiMote.

I followed the following guides:

The end result is when I press 1+2 on my WiiMote, the four blue lights come on and blink, but then eventually go out, and my WiiMote does not connect.  Following the second link, I did the following on the command line:

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sudo wminput <MAC_address>
The resulting output is this:

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Put Wiimote in discoverable mode now (press 1+2)...

Any help or insight greatly appreciated.  If logs would help, pelase let me know which entires form which log file9s) you need and I can post them here no problem.

Thanks! :-)


Installation issues / Bypass AV Wizard?
« on: March 29, 2010, 09:10:22 pm »
Is there any way to stop the AV Wizard from coming up on startup?

I have installed 0810 (Beta 2, it seems, which I believe is latest; did a "repo" install from script).  I have installed it on a Xen virtual machine, so it doesn't have a real monitor attached, and I am only wanting to use this particular one as a core, so it won't be getting used as a MD.  However, when the AV Wizard comes up, the "OK" button is greyed out, and I cannot proceed, presumably because it is not detecting a compatible display.  I can connect to the web interface to configure what I need.

Thanks! :-)



I just downloaded the LinuxMCE 7.10Beta3 CD install for amd64.  I performed an install of Kubuntu 7.10 (for amd64),and did not do any updates.

I copied the LinuxMCE ISOs to the system, mounted CD1 and installed the mce-installer package.  When click on the Desktop icon, nothing happens.  I tried running the '/usr/share/mce-installer/' script directly and still nothing happens.  I have tried running it using sudo as well as directly as the 'root' user, and still nothing.

Anyone els have trouble like this?  If so, what was the resolution?  If anyone has any other ides, I would appreciate hearing them

Thanks, in advance.


Users / Controlling remote devices
« on: December 01, 2007, 04:35:00 am »
Hi There.

I am considering installing a LinuxMCE system and have been reading over the site (docs, requirements, etc.)  I am currently running a MythTV system that is hooked in to an A/V receiver with my DVD and TV.  I want to be able to do home automation and VoIP a little bit down the road.

While I will likely be running a "hybrid" system at first, I like the "Media Director" feature, but just want to make a clarification.  I have a Logitech Harmony remote which currently controls all my devices, and I know it'll work to control the "hybrid" system.  However, if I expand the system to include one or two "Media Directors", I am assuming I would need some sort of LIRC-supported device to control the on-screen stuff with the remote?

I am pretty sure that this is the case, but just wanted confirmation :-)

Thanks! :-)


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