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Marketplace / Web DT 366 for sale in Australia
« on: June 06, 2011, 11:25:03 am »
Hi All,

I have 2x WebDT 366's for sale. Also come with an edup card that allows WPA2 connection. (see the wiki as I wrote that up.)
The standard cards are also included if you want to use standby.

If it is a reasonable offer let me know.

They are located in Australia so postage in Australia would be the easiest and paypal too.

PM me for more.


Users / MythTV trouble shooting.
« on: May 18, 2011, 10:36:20 pm »
Hi all,

Onto the next issue:

MythTV playback through a HDHomerun DVB-T

Both live TV playback and recording on the core ends up with a lot of digital artifacts/breakup, similar to poor signal.

I've had the signal strength tested and it is fine.
I've used the hdhomerun's tv software on a windows 7 laptop and the picture is perfect.

It's only and issue through the core and the MD's as well.

Core is
AsRock N68-S3-UCC DDR3 All-In-One DDR3 with
   Integrated NVIDIA GeForce 7025 graphics Max. shared memory 256MB
2GB kingston ram
AMD Sempron 140 2.7GHz
320GB Seagate AV drive

MD  is

MythTV Version:
Please attach all output as a file in bug reports.
MythTV Version   : 23843M
MythTV Branch    : tags/release-0-23
Network Protocol : 56
Library API      : 0.23.20100429-1
QT Version       : 4.4.3
Options compiled in:
 linux release using_oss using_alsa using_pulse using_jack using_pulseoutput using_backend using_directfb using_dvb using_firewire using_frontend using_glx_proc_addr_arb using_hdhomerun using_hdpvr using_iptv using_ivtv using_joystick_menu using_libfftw3 using_lirc using_mheg using_opengl_video using_opengl_vsync using_qtdbus using_qtwebkit using_v4l using_x11 using_xrandr using_xv using_xvmc using_xvmc_vld using_xvmcw using_bindings_perl using_bindings_python using_opengl using_vdpau using_ffmpeg_threads using_libavc_5_3 using_live using_mheg

I'm not sure what the next step trouble shooting is?
Is it hardware or software?
I think my hardware is up to scratch, The hdd is an AV drive so should cope well.

I'm open to suggestions.

Thanks Josh

Installation issues / ZOTAC IONITX and PXE booting.
« on: April 22, 2011, 11:20:39 pm »
Hi All,

After the issues with the GT210 graphics card, I've picked up a Zotac IONITX-A-C motherboard and am trying to PXE boot.

I've enabled the PXE boot. (Chipset -->Southbridge-->pxe boot rom enabled). Connected to GB network.

Nothing else installed, on power up displays:

NVIDIA Boot Agent 253.0543
Copyright .....
Copyright ......
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting NVIDIA Boot Agent.

Reboot and select proper media device etc.

Can't PXE boot.

Boot device priority is:
1st Boot Device [Network:NVIDIA Boo]
How do I enable it to allow PXE boot? I've alread set PXE rom boot support to enabled.
I've tested another PC on the same cable and it PXE boots fine.

I believe the board has a Nvidia MCP79 ethernet adapter. Did other Zotac users have this issue?

Thanks Josh

Installation issues / MD with no AVWizard, black screen with pointer.
« on: April 09, 2011, 03:22:03 pm »
Hi all,

Thinking the trouble with getting this MD going is due to the GT210 card.

Asus M4A785T-M
Nvidia GT210 PCIe x16 card
Intel pro1000 network card.

In the BIOS, onboard network card is disabled so the intel one works PXE boot,
Graphics is set to boot the GT210 first before the onboard (which is an ATI)

VGA connector just to get it started, MD boots fine, see the black screen with large white text, loading devices and then stops on a black screen with a white cursor. No AVWizard.

I've tried:
1) Disabling the onboard video by editing the xorg.conf to the device id of the Nvidia card -same result on boot up
2) Press numbers and qwerty to change display - nothing happens
3) Reinstall the Nvidia drivers again (was already running 260.xx.xx) - same result on boot up
4) tried onboard only using the ATI and not the GT210 - Get unable to startx error instead.

There are a few threads on here about black screen with pointers but some didn't have solutions and some are the ones listed above.

I suspect the GT210 is difficult so if anyone knows
A) Can this card be setup and how?
B) What alternative cards are good? the GeForce 9300? (Would like hdmi)
C) Ditch the whole lot and get another motherboard like Asus A5TION or the Zotac-a-c if I can find it.

Thanks Josh

Users / New wiki pages: Foscam FI8918W and WPA2 for WebDT 366
« on: April 07, 2011, 03:00:35 am »
Hi all, just a few new wiki pages for those who are interested.

The Foscam F8918 is the newer version of the IP surveillance camera with pan and tilt controls.

Also for those who still have WebDT 366 and want WPA2 security:

I know most of this will be superceded when the new pad orbiter stuff comes out and probably with the newer android stuff too bu it is a cheap addition. Only no resume from suspend at this stage.


Installation issues / VDR install
« on: March 24, 2011, 07:37:33 am »
Hi all,

Trying to use VDR with my HDHomeRun.

Following the wiki;

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sudo apt-get install vdradmin-am
sudo apt-get update

That's all fine;

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sudo apt-get install dvb-utils

And I get unable to mkdirs:
Code: [Select]
Setting up dvb-utils (1.1.1-3) ...
udev active, devices will be created in /dev/.static/dev/
mkdir: cannot create directory `dvb': Read-only file system
mkdir: cannot create directory `dvb': Read-only file system
mknod: `dvb/adapter0/video0-': No such file or directory
makedev dvb/adapter0/video0 c 212 0 root video 0660: failed
mknod: `dvb/adapter0/audio0-': No such file or directory
makedev dvb/adapter0/audio0 c 212 1 root video 0660: failed
mknod: `dvb/adapter0/frontend0-': No such file or directory
makedev dvb/adapter0/frontend0 c 212 3 root video 0660: failed
mknod: `dvb/adapter0/demux0-': No such file or directory
makedev dvb/adapter0/demux0 c 212 4 root video 0660: failed
mknod: `dvb/adapter0/dvr0-': No such file or directory
makedev dvb/adapter0/dvr0 c 212 5 root video 0660: failed
mknod: `dvb/adapter0/ca0-': No such file or directory
makedev dvb/adapter0/ca0 c 212 6 root video 0660: failed
mknod: `dvb/adapter0/net0-': No such file or directory
makedev dvb/adapter0/net0 c 212 7 root video 0660: failed
mknod: `dvb/adapter0/osd0-': No such file or directory
makedev dvb/adapter0/osd0 c 212 8 root video 0660: failed
mkdir: cannot create directory `dvb': Read-only file system
mknod: `dvb/adapter1/video0-': No such file or directory
makedev dvb/adapter1/video0 c 212 64 root video 0660: failed
mknod: `dvb/adapter1/audio0-': No such file or directory
makedev dvb/adapter1/audio0 c 212 65 root video 0660: failed
mknod: `dvb/adapter1/frontend0-': No such file or directory
makedev dvb/adapter1/frontend0 c 212 67 root video 0660: failed
mknod: `dvb/adapter1/demux0-': No such file or directory
makedev dvb/adapter1/demux0 c 212 68 root video 0660: failed
mknod: `dvb/adapter1/dvr0-': No such file or directory
makedev dvb/adapter1/dvr0 c 212 69 root video 0660: failed
mknod: `dvb/adapter1/ca0-': No such file or directory
makedev dvb/adapter1/ca0 c 212 70 root video 0660: failed
mknod: `dvb/adapter1/net0-': No such file or directory
makedev dvb/adapter1/net0 c 212 71 root video 0660: failed
mknod: `dvb/adapter1/osd0-': No such file or directory
makedev dvb/adapter1/osd0 c 212 72 root video 0660: failed
mkdir: cannot create directory `dvb': Read-only file system
mknod: `dvb/adapter2/video0-': No such file or directory
makedev dvb/adapter2/video0 c 212 128 root video 0660: failed
etc, etc.

Something is stopping me from mkdir in that folder,
tried sudo su and even chmod but it wouldn't allow chmod either.

Thanks Josh

Users / [Solved] Installing padorbiter on webdt
« on: March 09, 2011, 07:56:13 am »
Hi all,

Does anyone know what happens with the usb install of the padorbiter onto the webdt?

I've installed, got the flash screen, quit the Wireless setup and went to the terminal to try and setup the WPA2. (Changed the wireless card,

The WPA2 and wireless is setup as ping test seems to work.

When I go back to the splash screen it seems to be stopped there.

Is there an install script I can use to get it going again or maybe something else?

thanks Josh

Installation issues / [Solved] Slow internet through core
« on: February 27, 2011, 02:53:31 pm »
Hi all,
I'm trying to set up my core again with a new board and all seems to be good so far but any PC connected to the internal network seems to have very slow internet connection. Pages get part way through loading and then seem to freeze. (the circle keeps turning but no more downloading.) PC's connected to the external network seem fine. Internet from the core seems okay too.

Are there any commands I can use to find out more or any idea what the problem might be?


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eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:25:22:97:f0:dc
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::225:22ff:fe97:f0dc/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:8128750 errors:1 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:1
          TX packets:4345311 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:3311348389 (3.3 GB)  TX bytes:295912710 (295.9 MB)
          Interrupt:220 Base address:0xa000

eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:a1:b0:69:73:45
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::2a1:b0ff:fe69:7345/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:23410 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:17553 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:21909961 (21.9 MB)  TX bytes:2313458 (2.3 MB)
          Interrupt:19 Base address:0x2c00

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:88553 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:88553 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:13779081 (13.7 MB)  TX bytes:13779081 (13.7 MB)

Thanks Josh

Users / Is it worth unlocking a core?
« on: February 25, 2011, 11:33:10 pm »
Hi all,

Just setting up my core again with a new motherboard and was wondering if any here unlock there cores?

I have a 2.7GHz Sempron 140. I believe this is powerful enough to run the core (dedicated core only)
Is it better to keep the low power and better stability (is that correct?) or to get more processing power?
I don't think the core needs that much processing power is that right?

Thanks Josh

Users / Pad Orbiter and WPA2
« on: February 17, 2011, 02:50:58 pm »
***** See post 3 for how to setup *******

Hi all,

First off a bit of a noob so basically googled my way through this but want to see if I'm on the right track or not.

WebDt 360, just installed padobiter but not fully configured as no core.

Purchased these cheap PCMCIA cards off ebay.
They are basically a RT2500 chip wireless card which is supported by linux.
The card when plugged in shows up under lspci as the RT2500
Now the assumptions begin:
I can't use iwconfig to setup the wlan0 as it doesn't support wpa2
I've updated wpasupplicant and the needed dependencies.
edited my /etc/network/interfaces to look like that recommended by:
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auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet static
wpa-driver wext
wpa-ssid <your_essid>
wpa-ap-scan 1
wpa-proto RSN
wpa-pairwise CCMP
wpa-group CCMP
wpa-key-mgmt WPA-PSK
wpa-psk <your_hex_key>
NOTE: my gateway is the router set at (no core) and essid broadcast.
ifup wlan0

Is the debian interfaces setup the same as ubuntu?
Should this work in theory?
I tried ping (my NAS) and no reply
Am I better off just waiting for my core to come back before trying all this.
Is it even possible or am I barking up the wrong tree and wasting my time.

Thanks Josh

Sorry if there are any errors here, it is getting very late and the old eyes are struggling.

PS what is the exact keystrokes to get from the splash to the terminal. I press CTRL + C +T but all I get is the cursor cross becoming a square. I then mash 1 and enter and sometimes the terminal comes up. It does say no managed window in the corner.

Users / two md motherboards, which one?
« on: February 06, 2011, 11:31:45 pm »
Hi all,

I've been doing some searching through the wiki and the forum here and have narrowed it down to this:

I'd like to be able to watch TV (will have hdhomerun with twin HD tuners) and play music from core. Maybe later on if possible usb-rs232 cables to control HT gear otherwise I'll get a GC. I play all video through popcorn hours so won't need too much in that department but would like to be able to play back 1080i as that is the max I believe for Australian free to air tv although 1080p is a nice option to have.

It is either:
Asus AT5IONT-I, Intel Atom D525/Intel NM10 Chipset/ITX

From what I read, the Zotac (similar boards) have worked but can't find info on this board and the Asus one is a lot newer. The Asus seems to have a newer Nvidia ION chipset and is a faster dual core. (N330 vs D525) Both passively cooled. The Asus has 512MB dedicated video memory.

Has anyone tried either or have anything to add?

Thanks Josh

Users / Softsqueeze/md versus squeezebox duet
« on: January 29, 2011, 09:45:28 pm »
Hi all,

I had a core (mobo died so waiting for a new one) that stored all my audio files and was running as a DHCP only. (My videos are on a NAS running through popcorn hours)

I have 2 speakers wired outside and am now tossing up adding either a squeezebox duet/amp to power them versus an md/amp to power them.

Pros and Cons? Cost about the same?

Faster start up
Better stability/reliability/WAF

Allows other functions like TV
Requires boot up time

What does everyone think? If the MD really provides more then why do people get squeezebox duets/touches?
Possibly provides RS232 port to control amp

Users / WebDT security and network question
« on: January 12, 2011, 09:24:04 pm »
Hi guys,

Would like to install the webDT orbiter image as looks really nice but I have 2 questions:

1) My internal network is currently set at as I ported a few static IP stuff from my previous network. I've read the forum posts and wiki about setting up the network settings and I believe it is set to the core at by default. Is there a method/steps to change this?

2) With the cisco 350 it only supports WEP. Does anyone know of any PCMCIA cards that a plug and play into the WebDT 366 that will support WPA2? I read that WEP is fairly weak but in reality how bad is it?

Thanks Josh

Users / PLCBUS/Z wave and rocker switches
« on: December 31, 2010, 07:24:12 am »
Hi All,

Considering either the PLCBUS or Z-wave for Australia and I'd like to keep my current external light switches and add the in-wall modules. Makes WAF better if she can still operate the light switches.

Does anyone know with the rocker style switches or open/close switches whether either PLCBUS or Z wave will detect the position of the switch and send back the required info?
I asked if the light switch was open or off if the module would still operate the light and their answer was 'it should' but I'd like to be a bit more certain before buying. What about with the PLCBUS?

Any pros and cons with Australian users? The Z wave market seems fairly small here.

Thanks Josh

Installation issues / Network Setup question
« on: December 27, 2010, 01:37:45 am »
Hi All,

I had an existing router/wireless/modem with IP and home network on

Migrating the network to LinuxMCE, I set up a hybrid core with external IP card which is auto assigned by the same router.
The Internal card is set to which is plugged into a switch with all the old devices

Is it possible to change the internal network to (and maybe change the external network IP) because I have about 15 devices all with static IP address (all logically addressed and a server that is headless so it is easier for me leave IP addresses as is) or am I better off changing all devices to DHCP?

Thanks Josh

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