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Developers / Recompile MythTV_PlugIn
« on: January 23, 2011, 04:10:11 am »
I would like to recompile and use MythTV_PlugIn. Is it possible to recompile this module alone without recompiling all of LinuxMCE code.

I tried to recompile MythTV_PlugIn. It complained on PlutoUtils. When I tried to recompile PlutoUtils, I got more errors.

Thanks for your help

Installation issues / how to reimport mediatomb after config changes
« on: January 09, 2011, 03:28:15 pm »
I have a few M2TS files that mediatomb does not recognize. It associats M2TS files with application/octect-stream mime type. Consequently my upnp clients don't play these files. I updatd /etc/mediatomb/config.xml to map M2TS file extentions as video/mepg mime type. Restarted mediatom server. Restarte cored. Config.xml changes didn't take effect. According to mediatomb documenation, those files need to be reimported. I would rather reimport all of my media files. If it was sqlite.db, one way to reimport is to to delete the db and mediatomb will recreate it. However, we use mysql. Do we have to delete rows in pluto_mediatomb db ? If the whole thing I did was wrong, what is the right way to solve this problem. Thanks in advance.

I used 05-Jan-2011 dvd install for the CORE. I am trying setup an MD that worked fine under 710. Under 810 it fails with the following symptoms. 1) mysql dies prematurely with the following error message: [ERROR] Fatal error: Can't open and lock privilege tables: Table '' doesn't exist ... mysql_safe[...] ended 2) It tries to download/install nvida packages and says it needs to reboot. Never goes beyond this point. Your help is appreciated.

Users / run a script when exiting mythtv
« on: May 08, 2010, 03:06:32 pm »
I need to run a script every time I exit from mythtv. So, I added a response to event. I set event = 'A device is turned on or off', 'What device' = 'MythTV Player' and 'on or off?' to 0. This is not working.

I tested the commands using 'Test Command' button and that is working. I tried the MD also for 'What device'.

Any idea what is going wrong?

Note: This is in 710

Users / Add new pending task and track it
« on: May 05, 2010, 07:25:19 pm »
When I run background jobs (like backup), I would like to add an entry to the list of 'pending tasks'. This will allow me to track the progress better. Have any of you done that? Can you please tell me how to add new tasks, update task progress and finally remove it.

Installation issues / 810 internet install failed
« on: February 11, 2010, 11:17:32 pm »
Today (2/11/10) I tried to install 810 using internet version (no dvd). I am currently running 710 on this one. Tried to install a 810 on a new hard disk.

Kubuntu 810 was successful. Fixed the eth0 to the external network. Used the scripts at to install 810.

After the reboot, I only saw the X cursor. Logged on to one of the consoles and looked for the error message and noticed the following symptoms.
- ifconfig showed only 'lo'
- LaunchManager log shows 'pluto_main' database is not available. I verified and it is not there.

I tried twice and it was the same error both times.

I had to revert back to 710. Earlier in December I was able to successfully test the internet install on a spare machine. Looks like something is broke now. Is there a different way to install 810 now.

I have a Panasonic IP Camera that was working fine. I recently reinstalled LMCE 710. After re-installation, LMCE recognized the camera.
    - It created a device under 'Surveillance Cameras'
    - It created a device (with the same id) under Generic Serial Devices
I reloaded router and regenerated screens. New camera appears under UI2 on the MD.

However, any time I try to view the camera,
    - All the buttons appear but there is no image on the MD
   - After a few seconds, DCE router is reloaded automagically

I viewed the error log and I found the following lines within xx_Generic_Serical_Device.log that corresponds to the camera.
     For obscure reasons could not handle the message <0xb5885b90>
     Receive string failed in HandleRequestSocket 18:ReceiveData failed Command_Impl1 Dev #47 <0xb6086b90>

I have tried it several times, and the results are the same. Sometimes, I got the following error message when the device status is '**RUN_GET_IR**'
    Connect() failed, Error Code 111

Any idea what is broken here ?

I have a motion sensor on the driveway. When it is tripped, I would like to display 'Driveway motion detected' on all on-screen orbiters.

I tried to use 'Respond To Events' for the motion sensor. I tried 'Send Message' on 'On Screen Orbiter' with '#144 Go Back (bool)' set to 1
'#9 Text (string)' set to 'Driveway motion detected'

I also tried 'Display Alert' with
'#251 Interruption (int)' set to 0
'#9 Text (string)' set to 'Driveway motion detected'
'#182 Timeout (string)' set to 3
'#70 Tokens (string)' set to 'motion'

Neither of them displayed any text. Instead, it toggled UI2 when no media is played. It showed the list of media files during a video playback.

Please let me know if I need to use different message or different parameters.

If possible, I would like to display the message at the top left corner of all TVs (on-screen orbiters). It is like how 'Remote nn is Active' is displayed when you associate a remote (FireChief) to a media director.


I wrote a small C program to run on a MD. However, when I tried to run the program, I got 'Binary file not executable'. To make it simple, I created a new program with one line as 'main() { }'. There were no compilation error and it produced a.out file.

'file a.out' command produced
a.out: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), for GNU/Linux 2.6.8, dynamically linked (uses shared libs), not stripped root@moon92:/home/public/other/

But, 'ldd a.out' command produced 'not a dynamic executable' message.

However, I have no problem running a.out on the core/hybrid. But, none of the MDs were able to run any executable I created.

On the MD I tried to run, based on the output of 'dpkg -l', libc6 and libc6-dev packages are installed.

What do I need to make these executable work in Media Directors.

Installation issues / 110 baud rate for Olevia 537H LCD
« on: October 23, 2008, 02:45:49 am »

I have Olevia 537H LCD that has a serial port. This TV accepts commands from serial port at 115200 baud rate. However, the initial "power on" command needs to be sent at 110 baud rate. I have verified this functionality using Windows XP.

/usr/pluto/bin/TestSerialPort command does not accept 110 as a baud rate.

Is there any other way to send data on serial port at 110 baud rate ?

Your help is very much appreciated.

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