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You don't need to worry about since is not used anymore and the new update mechanism doesn't use apt. The new updates are from and are applied with a custom update application.

First, you should figure out if you are using the last mythtv, should be version '0.20.2-0ubuntu0.7.04~proposed1'. You can find this out by doing a 'aptitude shot mythtv-backend' and look on the 'Version' field.

If you got the right mythtv version that means the update ran ok, so probably what you need to do it make sure you have added your schedule direct info correctly (note: data direct service is not available anymore). Run video wizard and go on the providers page to set this up.

If you checked all that and still have no channels, you can look on schedule direct web page and check that is all ok in there and after that run 'mythfilldatabase' from a console and see if you can spot any errors in there.

As long as you are sure that you don't want to add any other MDs that will need those updates, it ok to delete them, but only the *.tar files, if you delete everything they will get downloaded again :).

Users / Re: New update for schedules direct
« on: September 10, 2007, 11:58:23 am »
I spotted that the user having 3rd party debs installed on their system have a problem regarding the update. If you had any problem with the updates, in order to fix them i'll need some info on why it fail.

1) Check the output of this line to see the version, it should be '':
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dpkg -l 'pluto-mythtv-plugin'
2) Reset the updates and manually apply them again to see what it fails
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echo "UPDATE Device_DeviceData Set IK_DeviceData = 0 WHERE FK_Device=1 AND FK_DeviceData = 234" | mysql pluto_main;
echo "UPDATE Device_DeviceData Set IK_DeviceData = 1 WHERE FK_Device=1 AND FK_DeviceData = 235" | mysql pluto_main;
bash -x /usr/pluto/bin/ | tee /var/log/pluto/manualupdate.log

You'll have the output in tee /var/log/pluto/manualupdate.log

Users / Re: New update for schedules direct
« on: September 10, 2007, 11:49:18 am »
My system took the update and keeps asking me to update provider. But I don't have a tuner installed so there is no way of changing the provider. Is it possible to disable this notification, it keeps popping up every about 30 seconds.

Just hit Ok on that screen

Users / Re: New update for schedules direct
« on: September 05, 2007, 11:29:28 am »
The proposed updates are now online on .This are not the final updates and are there only for testing !!!

The update where tested on our computers but since it's possible that your systems are configured different I recommend you to do at least a backup of your current configuration before doing the steps below. You can do this by going in the pluto web admin : Advanced -> Configuration -> Backups. It's safe to also backup all you important data also.

Thanks for your help and we await your feedback on this tread.

How to install the test updates :
-Edit your /etc/hosts file from you lmce hybrid and add this line:
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/usr/pluto/bin/ This may take some time depending on your network speed. You can always check the status of the command by attaching to the screen named 'LMCEUpdate_DownloadXML'
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screen -r LMCEUpdate_DownloadXML - After the updates finish downloading a message will be displayed on the orbiters saying that new updates are available. Click on the 'Yes' button in that screen. If you miss that screen you can always get it back by running the script again (won't download the updates twice).
- At this point you need to reboot your core and on the next boot the updates will be installed.
- After the hybrid updates the MDs can update too when they'll first boot.

How to check if the updates where installed
To check if the updates are installed correctly you can check the 'LastUpdate' Device Data value of your Core and MDs (using pluto web admin). It should say '1' for Core and '2' For MDs. You can also find that information in the 'Advanced' screen of your Orbiter.

How to reset the update
Uninstalling the updates is not possible, but since this is a testing update, you may want to install the final update too. In order to do that you need to remove the line you added in /etc/hosts and reset the update version by running the command bellow in a shell:
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echo "Update Device_DeviceData SET IK_DeviceData=0 WHERE FK_DeviceData=235" | mysql -u root pluto_mainThis way when the official updates will be available your system will update too.

Additional Info
Don't forget to run Video Wizard an setup the new provider for myth. Sorry, i forgot to mention that when i first wrote the article. Still Waiting for your comments.

Installation issues / Re: Installation of 1.1 failed...
« on: May 17, 2007, 09:25:01 am »

Installation issues / Re: Installing LinuxMCE 1.1
« on: May 17, 2007, 09:23:42 am »
The problem goes like this:

Cache cd contains samba 3.0.24-2ubuntu1  which depends on samba-common 3.0.24-2ubuntu1 . Since kubuntu updated the samba-common package to 3.0.24-2ubuntu1.1 , the package samba 3.0.24-2ubuntu1 from the cache cd won't install because is not the same version with samba-common.

When using the cache cd on install time, the system will try to install all the packages offline mode.

The quickest solution to get linuxmce 1.1 beta installed is to skip the use of the cache cd or to have latest samba package installed before starting the installation.

Installation issues / Re: Stop Checking for Nvidia-Glx darn you...
« on: March 30, 2007, 01:45:52 am »
I had already tried inserting an "exit" in in addition to, with no luck.  If I had to guess, I'd say that this is a direct consequence of the problem on the "Why only Vesa?" thread:

I suspect that they are related. If we are right than by modifying the GetVideoDriver() function from the /usr/pluto/bin/ files and restarting the computer would temporary fix it, you only need to add this lines between TweakStart/TweakEnd comments there:

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# Tweak START
echo "nv"
exit 0
# Tweak END
        if [[ -n "$ForceVESA" ]]; then
                echo vesa
                return 0

Installation issues / Re: Stop Checking for Nvidia-Glx darn you...
« on: March 30, 2007, 01:41:07 am »
hmmm ok that got me a little further along.  It will now pop me into the configuration wizard, but after I select the proper resolution it goes to make that adjustment and never makes it back.  The machine hardlocks at this point.  Has LinuxMCE been tested with the Nvidia 9631's before?  Something is going quite horribly wrong I am afraid...

About the nvidia-glx package: The system is running with the assumption that runs on a clean/default ubuntu linux. I think it would be better for you to create a deb package named nvidia-glx that contains your hand made nvidia glx modules/libs, This way would be easer for you and us :)

Black screen in AV Wizard: This means that your display in not supporting the signal that comes out of the video card. You can press 'ESC' of way 15 seconds and that it'll drop you to the previous good resolution again.

If you kindly make a donation i will promise that i will personally test the nvidia 9631 cards before the next release :). I don't have one so if you are able to see what is the exact problem and maybe come with a fix it would be very helpful.

Installation issues / Re: File system readonly after first reboot?
« on: March 30, 2007, 01:31:50 am »
I can't figure out what is the problem based only on this description. My assumption is that your / filesystem might have been corrupted (hardware or software) and linux automatically remounts it read only when it detects this kind of problems to prevent further coruption of data. Try to look in /var/log/syslog and search for your root partition (/dev/xxx) to be sure.

I doubt that is a linuxmce related problem, hope to hear back from you.

Users / Re: Getting Media From Windows Shares
« on: March 30, 2007, 01:28:37 am »
Anyway to make it look on the external for testing ? I dont want to mess up my lan or have alter machines.

I would not recommend. For now add another device with the 'File Server'  device template. Make sure you type the ip address of the samba server there. Run the configuration file for that device so it can detect and create the samba share device on the hybrid.

Installation issues / Re: No media!
« on: March 30, 2007, 01:26:28 am »
he steps that linuxmce takes to add widows shares to the system goes like this:

- Scans the network to find active samba (windows shares) servers and prompts the use about the detected ones
- If the user choses to use that add that computer as a 'file server' that a device is created (device template 1837) in the database for that computer
- After the 'File Server' device is added it automatically runs the configuration script for that device: "/usr/pluto/bin/ -d <DEVICE ID>" where <DEVICE ID> is the device id of the newly created 'file server' device. You can look for in the web admin interface to see which device id coresopnds to it.
- The configuration script for device template 1837 (File Server) is searching for active shares on that computer and prompts the user to see if he wants to access those shares from LinuxMCE.
- For each share that the user chose to use, a new device is created (Window Share / device template 1768)

Now since the configuration script for device 'File Server' is executed only once, when the device was added, you will need to manually run it once again to detect shares created on the computer after that moment. The correct method would be to use the 'Reconfigure device' checkbox from web admin and do a reload router, but you can also run the configuration file by hand from a console passing the correct device id.

If no file servers where not found on your network (computers/nas running samba) then probably they are running in the external network of your core/hybrid or have a firewall that stops the hybrid to detect them. In both cases you need to manually add the 'File Server' device under the core computer and run the configuration script for it.

You can also check the /var/log/pluto/SambaScanner.log and search for the ip addresses of the computer that should have media on them. I would be interested if it'a a bug in the code so i can fix it.

Users / Re: XBox 360 as a "frontend" (MD)
« on: March 30, 2007, 12:36:27 am »
I'd like to know something similar.  If linuxMCE supports UPnP (either as a server or client).  This is how the Xbox360 works with WindowsMCE Connect.  Right now I have a UPnP share from a windows pc and would like to share/stream it to my Ubuntu box.  I know GeeXBox can do this, but its interface currently leaves alot to be desired.

UPNP support is not added yet, but you can use gmediaserver application from ubuntu to stream audio files on the network using UPNP. you can type for example this code in a startup script that can run on your hybrid:
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apt-get install gmediaserver

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for dir in /home/user_*/data/audio /home/user_*/data/other /home/public/data/audio /home/public/data/other ;do
    [[ ! -d $dir ]] && continue
    audio_dirs=($audio_dirs "$dir")

echo "# Serving audion files from : ${audio_dirs[@]}"
killall gmediaserver 2>/dev/null
gmediaserver --friendly-name="LinuxMCE" -b ${audio_dirs[@]}

Users / Re: LinuxMCE on Playstation 3
« on: March 30, 2007, 12:14:46 am »
Is not so simple to do it yourself since you need to recompile everything for the PPC platform. For now only x86 is supported by LinuxMCE. You can start reading this wiki page : if you decide to try.

Installation issues / Re: Why only vesa?
« on: March 29, 2007, 12:01:26 am »
Hi, Can report i have exactly the same issues with my Pci Express nvidia 6600gt board *Gainward.
Can paste the id\s later if it is needed/helpfull to track the problem.

Yes, please

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