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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.

Dennis

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Installation issues / 12.04 update on fresh install
« on: January 28, 2016, 12:53:55 am »
Gentlemen,

I did a fresh 12.04 install on a new SSD drive.  Once installed, I ran Diskless_CreateTBZ.  It failed with the following:
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The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 lmce-md-meta : Depends: pluto-boot-scripts (>= 2.0.0.46) but it is not going to be installed
                Depends: pluto-boot-scripts (< 2.0.0.47) but it is not going to be installed
                Depends: pluto-confirm-dependencies (>= 2.0.0.46) but it is not going to be installed
                Depends: pluto-confirm-dependencies (< 2.0.0.47) but it is not going to be installed
                Depends: lmce-install-scripts (>= 2.0.0.46) but it is not going to be installed
                Depends: lmce-install-scripts (< 2.0.0.47) but it is not going to be installed
                Depends: pluto-orbitergen (>= 2.0.0.46) but it is not going to be installed
                Depends: pluto-orbitergen (< 2.0.0.47) but it is not going to be installed
                Depends: pluto-avwizard (>= 2.0.0.46) but it is not going to be installed
                Depends: pluto-avwizard (< 2.0.0.47) but it is not going to be installed
                Depends: lmce-launch-manager (>= 2.0.0.46) but it is not going to be installed
                Depends: lmce-launch-manager (< 2.0.0.47) but it is not going to be installed
                Depends: pluto-hald (>= 2.0.0.46) but it is not going to be installed
                Depends: pluto-hald (< 2.0.0.47) but it is not going to be installed
                Depends: pluto-orbiter (>= 2.0.0.46) but it is not going to be installed
                Depends: pluto-orbiter (< 2.0.0.47) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
./Diskless_CreateTBZ.sh: line 170: /tmp/TeeMyOutputExitCode_26444: No such file or directory


So, poking around, I did an apt-get update followed by an apt-get upgrade:
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cerouter_1047429:/usr/pluto/bin# apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
  lmce-diskless-tools lmce-install-scripts pluto-boot-scripts pluto-hald
  pluto-orbitergen pluto-system-database pluto-website-admin
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 7 not upgraded.
dcerouter_1047429:/usr/pluto/bin#

showing 7 not upgraded.... will not let me upgrade any of them:
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dcerouter_1047429:/usr/pluto/bin# apt-get install lmce-diskless-tools
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 lmce-diskless-tools : Depends: pluto-boot-scripts (>= 2.0.0.46.201601231149.f3a444c0bc) but 2.0.0.46.16010131783 is to be installed
                       Depends: pluto-plutodhcp (>= 2.0.0.46.201601231149.f3a444c0bc) but 2.0.0.46.16010531792 is to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
dcerouter_1047429:/usr/pluto/bin#

what I see as the possible problem is the version info not being met.  Im no pro, but it looks like the date/time section is missing the '20' in front of the 16.


anyone got any resolutions?

Thanks,
Dennis


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Users / To 'bridge' or not to 'bridge'
« on: January 21, 2016, 05:28:59 pm »
In lmce 1204 and 1404, bridging appears to have changed within the linux kernel.   In 1004 i had bridged eth1 (internal NIC) with wlan0 (AP) following  the instructions here:http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Access_Point
After changing 'eth1' in the firewall to 'br0' (the bridge interface), verything worked without a hitch.

In 1204 and 1404, when the bridge is set up the same, the MDs cannot access the nfs storage drives, but my wifi devices work fine. 

Is there a better route to take other than bridging?     Is there something else I need to do to the firewall?   

Some internet sources suggest installing ebtables and set up some rules there and add other rules to iptables.   I dont quite grasp firewalls  and am stuck.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Dennis

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Installation issues / [Resolved] 12.04 - firewall issues?
« on: July 27, 2014, 11:19:59 pm »
I installed 12.04 from the July 19th image 29194.

after install completed  (hybrid core), the MD came up fine.   In Firefox, I can navigate pages.  Apt update/install works as well.  When 'pinging' from core (ping ubuntu.org), the name gets resolved to an IP, but ping times out.  Cannot ping localhost or dcerouter either. Pinging IPs fails too.

Additionally, a workstation getting an IP from the core (Non-MD) cannot ping anything.

I installed ufw... and ran the command 'ufw enable' followed by 'ufw reset'.   Ping started working.   However on reboot of the core, everything reverts back to LMCE default Firewall settings.

Is there a workaround?  I didnt see any posts in the forums by others with same issue. 

Dennis

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Gentlemen (and Ladies)

I wasnt able to find anything on this by search thru the wiki.

This is a 10.04 installation.

I added a 4tb drive and it was recognized and set up as a lmce storage drive.

Quote
dcerouter_1032655:/home/public/data/videos# ls -l
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root public 33 2014-01-05 07:44 1.36 TB (sdc1) ST1500DL003-9VT [46] -> /mnt/device/46/public/data/videos
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root public 33 2014-01-05 07:44 2.73 TB (sdb1) ST3000DM001-9YN [31] -> /mnt/device/31/public/data/videos
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root public 34 2014-01-05 07:44 3.64 TB (sdd1) ST4000DM000-1F2 [217] -> /mnt/device/217/public/data/videos
dcerouter_1032655:/home/public/data/videos#

For some reason in web admin, on the Media Files Sync page, the drive doesn't show up.  See attached picture.

Any assistance in resolving this would be greatly appreciated.


Dennis

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Developers / New Device Template (Samsung PN-51E 5-Series)
« on: January 21, 2013, 02:28:14 pm »
Developers,
Thom (tschak909) requested that I submit a template for the Samsung PN-51E.  Since I uploaded some other templates with the DeviceTempate2php script, I thought I'd to the same with this template here.

The export file doesnt look right to me, but if someone could verify it imported correctly I'd appreciate it.

Thanks,
Dennis

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Users / hulu player non-functional on MD [workaround]
« on: March 31, 2012, 03:11:14 am »
Recent install of LMCE-1004-201203211118.iso  and then an update today.   Then created MD, however trying to launch Hulu Player results in this in dmesg:

[ 1024.248009] huludesktop[9590]: segfault at 4d0 ip 005f6a0a sp bfcdad30 error 4 in libX11.so.6.3.0[5e2000+119000]
[ 1029.454668] huludesktop[9838]: segfault at 4d0 ip 00fd4a0a sp bfa37c90 error 4 in libX11.so.6.3.0[fc0000+119000]
[ 1034.618813] huludesktop[10149]: segfault at 4d0 ip 00d3ba0a sp bfc11e10 error 4 in libX11.so.6.3.0[d27000+119000]
[ 1038.960698] huludesktop[10345]: segfault at 4d0 ip 00687a0a sp bf8ead20 error 4 in libX11.so.6.3.0[673000+119000]

This is all that is reporting in the xx_Hulu_Player.log:
01      03/30/12 19:48:09.588           LIRCD_Thread: Listening for Hulu Desktop <0xb637ab70>
01      03/30/12 19:48:12.493           LIRCD_Thread: Accepted Socket Connection: 8 <0xb637ab70>
01      03/30/12 19:48:13.920           LIRCD_Thread: Closing Socket connection: 8 <0xb637ab70>
01      03/30/12 19:48:13.920           LIRCD_Thread: Listening for Hulu Desktop <0xb637ab70>

and this is the only item in pluto.log:
1       03/30/12 19:47:23       67 (spawning-device)    Found ./Hulu_Player

NOTE:  all logs are from the MD (there is no information for Hulu in the same logs on the core).

Anyone else having same issue or have any suggestions?

Dennis

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Users / Change volume level set during AV wizard
« on: December 09, 2011, 11:15:52 pm »
Is there a way to change the volume level set during the AV Wizard without re-running the AV wizard... the default is 80, however it affecting my receiver sometimes in playback of movies.

Thanks,
Dennis

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Users / Help on Events
« on: November 15, 2011, 03:43:59 am »
Hi,
    Im trying to set up an event based on a 'listen' mode from my receiver.   I'm able to status when the receiver is playing rear surround audio, and I want to be able to turn on my external rear channel amplifier.

In the template for my receiver (Kenwood VR-5700), I am filtering data received from the receiver.     I have a template for a USB Relay device that has two commands "ON" and "OFF". 

How do I tell the Kenwood receiver to trip an event that will turn on the relay when 6.1/7.1 surround is available, and turn it off when only 5.1 surround?

The documentation for creating an event is a bit limited and Im unable to grasp what I need to do.


Thanks,
Dennis

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Users / Gray screen on playback of VC-1 video codec
« on: October 16, 2011, 06:55:22 pm »
Hi gang,
    I 'obtained' a media file (mkv) that has video codec of 'Microsoft VC1'.   The audio plays but the video screen is solid gray.   I can play this file on Kubuntu 11.10 just fine.  I am running LMCE 1004, latest build.

On the MD, the Hardware Acceleration is set to 'auto' ... tried at 'vdpau' also, but didnt change anything.

Here is a snippet from the Xine log file on the MD:
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========== NEW LOG SECTION ==========
1 10/16/11 09:53:38 40 (spawning-device) Starting... 1
1 10/16/11 09:53:38 40 (spawning-device) Found ./Xine_Player
05 10/16/11 9:53:38.955 Xine_Player::GetConfig default zoom 100 <0xb7785ab0>
05 10/16/11 9:53:38.958 Warning: libxine.so.1 is not loaded yet (?) <0xb7785ab0>
05 10/16/11 9:53:38.958 Custom xine functions status:  xine_seek=(nil), xine_start_trick_play=(nil), xine_stop_trick_play=(nil). Trickplay and seeking support: absent <0xb7785ab0>
05 10/16/11 9:53:39.528 Count of screens at this display: 1 <0xb7785ab0>
05 10/16/11 9:53:39.528 XMapWindow returned: 1 <0xb7785ab0>
05 10/16/11 10:01:31.764 Xine_Player::CMD_Play_Media() called for id 1003 filename: /home/public/data/videos/WDC_WD15EARS-00Z5B1 (sdc1) on [34]/bluray/Dune (Original).mkv () <0xb6d03b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:31.765 Xine_Player::CMD_Play_Media() stopping PSS <0xb6d03b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:31.765 Xine_Stream_Factory::GetStream streamID is 0 <0xb6d03b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:32.287 Created new stream with ID=1003 deint 0  100 0 <0xb6d03b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:32.287 Xine_Player::CMD_Play_Media() set stream 1003 as last rendering to screen. <0xb6d03b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:32.287 Xine_Player::CMD_Play_Media() called for id 1003 filename: /home/public/data/videos/WDC_WD15EARS-00Z5B1 (sdc1) on [34]/bluray/Dune (Original).mkv () with corresponding stream 0x8b89410. <0xb6d03b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:32.294 Opening media without chapters/title position: 'file:///home/public/data/videos/WDC_WD15EARS-00Z5B1 (sdc1) on [34]/bluray/Dune (Original).mkv'  <0xb6d03b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:32.789 Xine_Stream::changePlaybackSpeed no running seekers found <0xb6d03b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:32.789 Xine engine set new zoom level to X:100, Y:100 <0xb6d03b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:32.797 Read media A/V information: [DTS 5.1]/[VC1/WMV9 (vdpau), 1918x1080] => [dts 5]/[959:540] <0xb1346b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:32.797 Xine_Player::EVENT_Playback_Started(streamID=1003) <= AV info <0xb1346b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:32.797 Read media A/V information: [DTS 5.1]/[VC1/WMV9 (vdpau), 1918x1080] => [dts 5]/[959:540] <0xb1346b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:32.797 Xine_Player::EVENT_Playback_Started(streamID=1003) <= AV info <0xb1346b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:32.798 Read media A/V information: [DTS 5.1]/[VC1/WMV9 (vdpau), 1918x1080] => [dts 5]/[959:540] <0xb1346b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:32.798 Xine_Player::EVENT_Playback_Started(streamID=1003) <= AV info <0xb1346b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:32.798 Read media A/V information: [DTS 5.1]/[VC1/WMV9 (vdpau), 1918x1080] => [dts 5]/[959:540] <0xb1346b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:32.798 Xine_Player::EVENT_Playback_Started(streamID=1003) <= AV info <0xb1346b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:33.008 Read media A/V information: [DTS 5.1]/[VC1/WMV9 (vdpau), 1918x1080] => [dts 5]/[959:540] <0xb6d03b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:33.008 Xine_Player::EVENT_Playback_Started(streamID=1003) <0xb6d03b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:33.008 Xine_Player::CMD_Play_Media() ended for filename: /home/public/data/videos/WDC_WD15EARS-00Z5B1 (sdc1) on [34]/bluray/Dune (Original).mkv with stream 0x8b89410. <0xb6d03b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:33.694 [ID: 1003]  CHAPTER:0 POS:667 TITLE:0 SUBTITLE:-1 AUDIO:-1

The video will play without failing... with only the gray screen.  

any suggestions?

Thanks,
Dennis (the menace)

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Users / latest 1004 update breaks web admin
« on: September 10, 2011, 04:27:24 pm »
Howdy,
   running apt-get upgrade to latest packages '11090924603' breaks the admin web interface.   Login screen appears but after login, the resulting screen is blank...   remote access to admin web interface yields same result.

I also noticed that on my MD, the Gyration remote is back to only a few buttons working.. easily fixable though.   And my Generic Serial Device for my receiver isnt working... but I cant get into web admin to see whats up.

Hopefully one of the gurus can figure out whats afoot!.

<UPDATE>
I re-installed the previous versions of the update, but no affect on web admin.   Re-installation of the latest made no changes either.

Dennis

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Users / lmce 1004 and MythTV
« on: June 16, 2011, 02:46:15 am »
Hi guys...
Yes I know 1004 is pre-beta...   Ive been tinkering with it for a couple months now.   

I was having trouble watching any video ... turned out to be something with my nVidia 9800GT board... maybe a driver issue... but put in a 7000 series board for now DVD video is working.

I cannot get Mythtv to work..  it loads, but cannot display live tv.   My setup is as follows:
1.   Running a Hybrid CORE (only for CORE purposes)
2.   MD is M4A77TD mobo, nVidia 7000 series display adapter, HDPVR capture device.

I can  cat /dev/video0 > test.ts and the HDPVR captures video to the file.

Mythtv app launches, but cannot activate the HDPVR to stream the video...   

What logs should I be looking at?   and what might I be looking for?  to figure this issue out?

Thanks,
Dennis (the menace)

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Users / Bluray Ripping
« on: May 01, 2011, 09:09:08 pm »
Gentlemen (and/or Ladies) ;D

I got myself a BD-ROM (its a samsung) that I got RPC-1 firmware from RPC1.org (I am assuming it is RPC-1 firmware).   When I install a bluray disk, the 'do you wish to rip' message appears and I acknowledge with yes.   Immediately the rip fails (even a regular DVD will fail after about 15 to 20 percent).   

There is little information on LMCE Bluray ripping... is there any extra software I need to load?   if so, what?

I am not even sure where disc ripping is logged to..  the disk device (51)  is here

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== ATTEMPT FRESH START ==
1       05/01/11 14:02:56       /usr/pluto/bin/Spawn_Device.sh 51 (spawning-device)     13905 Dev: 51; Already Running list: 34,35,37,36,66,
== FRESH START ==
1       05/01/11 14:02:56       /usr/pluto/bin/Spawn_Device.sh 51 (spawning-device)     device: 51 ip: dcerouter cmd_line: Disk_Drive
0       05/01/11 14:02:56       51 (spawning-device)    Entering 51
========== NEW LOG SECTION ==========
1       05/01/11 14:02:57       51 (spawning-device)    Starting... 1
1       05/01/11 14:02:57       51 (spawning-device)    Found /usr/pluto/bin/Disk_Drive
01      05/01/11 14:03:02.776           FindFirstRelatedDeviceOfCategory 115 dev 52 never registered <0xb76b76c0>                                                                           
05      05/01/11 14:03:02.776           Disk_Drive_Functions::Disk_Drive_Functions warning m_pDevice_MediaIdentifier 52 isn't registered <0xb76b76c0>                                       
sambahelper@moon33:/var/log/pluto$ tail -f 51_Disk_Drive.log
== ATTEMPT FRESH START ==
1       05/01/11 14:02:56       /usr/pluto/bin/Spawn_Device.sh 51 (spawning-device)     13905 Dev: 51; Already Running list: 34,35,37,36,66,
== FRESH START ==
1       05/01/11 14:02:56       /usr/pluto/bin/Spawn_Device.sh 51 (spawning-device)     device: 51 ip: dcerouter cmd_line: Disk_Drive
0       05/01/11 14:02:56       51 (spawning-device)    Entering 51
========== NEW LOG SECTION ==========
1       05/01/11 14:02:57       51 (spawning-device)    Starting... 1
1       05/01/11 14:02:57       51 (spawning-device)    Found /usr/pluto/bin/Disk_Drive
01      05/01/11 14:03:02.776           FindFirstRelatedDeviceOfCategory 115 dev 52 never registered <0xb76b76c0>                                                                           
05      05/01/11 14:03:02.776           Disk_Drive_Functions::Disk_Drive_Functions warning m_pDevice_MediaIdentifier 52 isn't registered <0xb76b76c0>                                       
01      05/01/11 14:05:01.389           Disk_Drive::CMD_Eject_Disk  tLastEject 1304276701 (1304276701) tray open: 1 <0xb6634b90>                                                           
05      05/01/11 14:05:25.024           Disc of type 0 was detected <0xb76b76c0>
05      05/01/11 14:05:25.024           Not firing the event <0xb76b76c0>
01      05/01/11 14:05:45.653           Disk_Drive::CMD_Eject_Disk  tLastEject 1304276745 (1304276745) tray open: 1 <0xb6634b90>                                                           
05      05/01/11 14:06:10.239           Disc of type 28 was detected <0xb76b76c0>
05      05/01/11 14:06:10.239           One Media Inserted event fired (/dev/scd0) m_discid: 1304276770 <0xb76b76c0>                                                                       
05      05/01/11 14:06:14.950           Translated directory '/home/public/data/___audio___or___video___/WDC_WD15EARS-00Z (sdc1) on dce [32]' => '/home/public/data/___audio___or___video___/WDC_WD15EARS-00Z (sdc1) on dce [32]' <0xb6634b90>                                           
05      05/01/11 14:06:15.090           RipTask::UpdateProgress id 0 m_eTaskStatus_get 1 status e message  file /home/public/data/videos/WDC_WD15EARS-00Z (sdc1) on dce [32]/Unknown disk () <0xb6634b90>


but not sure what some of it means.

Can anyone give me some direction?

Thanks in advance,
Dennis

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Users / Command "Tune to Channel" use in Device Template
« on: March 20, 2011, 06:42:19 pm »
Gentlemen (and/or Ladies)  ;D

I have been using the 'directv.pl' script in mythtv (to change channels on my satellite box) for some time now.   However this is limited control of my stb.

I built a template for my DirecTV HR20, and read about changing channels using the TuneToChannel.sh script

This script invokes command #187 (Tune to Channel).   I assume I need to write a script inside this command to send the recieved channel to my STB (via RS232).  

I am not sure how to 'capture' the channel sent by the TuneToChannel.sh script within Command #187.  Do I read the command line parameters passed?  If  so, where can i read up on how this is done?

Thanks,
Dennis

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Hey all,
   I got the SoundGraph iMON LCD on a new case and got it working using lmce-lcdproccliet.   It looks as though it was folded into LMCE a year or so ago... has anyone tinkered with the template to get any of the icons working on the LCD?

If not, I might take a whack at it... but Ive not been able to find out where within LMCE that I could get the state of things like surround/speaker status, or file format.. and such..

If anyone could point me to where I can 'sample' the states of these, I may be able to tinker some.

thanks,
Dennis

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