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1
Users / Re: system down, need help!
« on: December 09, 2016, 10:09:17 pm »

If the output channels are showing up in aplay -l, you might try testing the independently using speaker-test, an ALSA utility. If it works, it will eliminate the nvidia driver as the cause. See below:

https://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/SoundcardTesting

CDM

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Users / Re: system down, need help!
« on: December 07, 2016, 11:49:25 pm »

A further description of what I experienced is at the end of this thread:

http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=14069.15

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Installation issues / Re: No Audio for .mov files
« on: December 07, 2016, 11:46:39 pm »

I saw this old thread and thought to post the solution. The issue was not with .mov files at all. Rather, many of my .mov files were encoded at a DTS bitrate that I expect was incompatible with my receiver. The issue is solved by re-encoding the audio track with as Dilby using FFMPEG.

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Users / Re: system down, need help!
« on: December 07, 2016, 11:43:16 pm »

Your situation sounds similar to one that I encountered when I tried to use the wizard to go from analog to HDMI sound. I suggest the following:

Look at the last lines of /etc/pluto/xine.conf. You may need to add the lines for the HDMI ALSA channels and then reload the router. I have to do this after every reboot.

Separately, you can also try selecting the HDMI outputs in MythTV. These settings seem to be independent from the ones in xine.conf. I would try this first.

CDM

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You need to add the LG as a child device to your hybrid core or MD. The template will allow you to specify the serial port.

Find the template by selecting CORE in the devices tree and then "add child device" -> "pick device template". A pop up will allow you to select LG as the manufacturer. There seem to be three types of displays supported, with different templates: 1915, 2228, and 2126.  You should find the template that contains the serial commands for your model of TV.

I am unsure if the LG is supposed to be plug-and-play. The Denon is but that did not work for me with my AVR2307. I had to add it manually as described above.

CDM

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Installation issues / Re: no sound over hdmi
« on: September 17, 2016, 04:07:53 am »

Sorry about that. I am using onboard Intel graphics. The audio chip is a Realtek ALC887. Motherboard is an Asus P8H67-M LE.

Thanks again for the very quick reply.

CDM

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Installation issues / Re: no sound over hdmi
« on: September 17, 2016, 03:04:14 am »

I am bumping this thread because I am having the same issue, though I have found a work around. Consider the following:

1) When I run AVWizard and delect HDMI as the audio output, I get no sound in either Xine or MythTV, independent of the codecs in the video or audio file. The playback in AVWizard works however for both Dolby and DTS.Selecting stereo, everything works as expected with sound coming from the analog audio output.

2) Changing the audio output in Myth Frontend to one of the digital outputs, MythTV works fine.

3) Editing /etc/pluto/xine.conf, commenting the analog output entries at the end of the file, and replacing the with the digital ones generated previously, digital audio works fine in Xine.

I examined the other lines between the analog-generated file and the digital-generated one and it was unclear what was different. I am guessing that this file is generated from /usr/pluto/binAVWizard-XineDefaultConfig.sh. This is a complicated script.

My working xine.conf is below. See the added lines at the bottom:

Code: [Select]
#
# xine config file
#
.version:1

# Entries which are still set to their default values are commented out.
# Remove the '#' at the beginning of the line, if you want to change them.

# Enable deinterlacing by default
# bool, default: 0
#gui.deinterlace_by_default:0

# Configuration experience level
# { Beginner  Advanced  Expert  Master of the known universe }, default: 0
gui.experience_level:Master of the known universe

# Enable OSD support
# bool, default: 1
#gui.osd_enabled:1

# Dismiss OSD time (s)
# numeric, default: 3
#gui.osd_timeout:3

# Ask user for playback with unsupported codec
# bool, default: 0
#gui.play_anyway:0

# Automatically reload old playlist
# bool, default: 0
#gui.playlist_auto_reload:0

# Audio visualization plugin
# { fftgraph  fftscope  oscope  goom }, default: 0
gui.post_audio_plugin:goom

# gui skin theme
# { xinetic }, default: 0
#gui.skin:xinetic

# Change xine's behavior for unexperienced user
# bool, default: 1
#gui.smart_mode:1

# Snapshot location
# string, default: /root
#gui.snapshotdir:/root

# Display splash screen
# bool, default: 1
#gui.splash:1

# Subtitle autoloading
# bool, default: 1
gui.subtitle_autoload:1

# Visual animation style
# { None  Post Plugin  Stream Animation }, default: 1
#gui.visual_anim:Post Plugin

# Windows stacking (more)
# bool, default: 0
#gui.always_layer_above:0

# Audio mixer control method
# { Sound card  Software }, default: 0
#gui.audio_mixer_method:Sound card

# Visiblility behavior of panel
# bool, default: 0
#gui.auto_panel_visibility:0

# Visibility behavior of output window
# bool, default: 0
#gui.auto_video_output_visibility:0

# Deinterlace plugin.
# string, default: tvtime:method=LinearBlend,cheap_mode=1,pulldown=0,use_progressive_frame_flag=1
#gui.deinterlace_plugin:tvtime:method=LinearBlend,cheap_mode=1,pulldown=0,use_progressive_frame_flag=1

# Event sender behavior
# bool, default: 1
#gui.eventer_sticky:1

# Windows stacking
# bool, default: 0
#gui.layer_above:0

# Use unscaled OSD
# bool, default: 1
#gui.osd_use_unscaled:1

# Screensaver wakeup
# numeric, default: 10
#gui.screensaver_timeout:10

# Menu shortcut style
# { Windows style  Emacs style }, default: 0
#gui.shortcut_style:Windows style

# Stream information
# bool, default: 0
#gui.sinfo_auto_update:0

# Skin Server Url
# string, default: http://xine.sourceforge.net/skins/skins.slx
#gui.skin_server_url:http://xine.sourceforge.net/skins/skins.slx

# Chapter hopping
# bool, default: 1
#gui.skip_by_chapter:1

# New stream sizes resize output window
# bool, default: 1
#gui.stream_resize_window:1

# tips timeout (ms)
# numeric, default: 500
#gui.tips_timeout:500

# gui tips visibility
# bool, default: 1
#gui.tips_visible:1

# Synchronized X protocol (debug)
# bool, default: 0
#gui.xsynchronize:0

# Double size for small streams (require stream_resize_window)
# bool, default: 0
#gui.zoom_small_stream:0

# Logo mrl
# string, default: file:/usr/share/xine/skins/xine-ui_logo.mpv
#gui.logo_mrl:file:/usr/share/xine/skins/xine-ui_logo.mpv

# use XVidModeExtension when switching to fullscreen
# bool, default: 0
#gui.use_xvidext:0

# Amplification level
# [0..200], default: 100
#gui.amp_level:100

# gui panel visibility
# bool, default: 1
#gui.panel_visible:1

# numeric, default: 200
gui.panel_x:53

# numeric, default: 100
gui.panel_y:313

# brightness value
# [0..65535], default: 32800
#gui.vo_brightness:32800

# contrast value
# [0..65535], default: 32772
#gui.vo_contrast:32772

# saturation value
# [0..65535], default: 32772
#gui.vo_saturation:32772

gui.control_x:262

gui.control_y:182

gui.eventer_x:653

gui.eventer_y:680

gui.mrl_browser_x:435

gui.mrl_browser_y:527

gui.setup_x:406

gui.setup_y:221

gui.sinfos_x:400

gui.sinfos_y:408

gui.tvset_x:246

gui.tvset_y:193

# speaker arrangement
# { Mono 1.0  Stereo 2.0  Headphones 2.0  Stereo 2.1  Surround 3.0  Surround 4.0  Surround 4.1  Surround 5.0  Surround 5.1  Surround 6.0  Surround 6.1  Surround 7.1  Pass Through }, default: 1
#audio.speaker_arrangement:Stereo 2.0

# audio driver to use
# { auto  null  alsa  oss  arts  esd  none  file }, default: 0
audio.driver:auto

# OSS audio mixer number, -1 for none
# numeric, default: -1
#audio.mixer_number:-1

# startup audio volume
# [0..100], default: 50
#audio.mixer_volume:50

# OSS audio device name
# { auto  /dev/dsp  /dev/sound/dsp }, default: 0
#audio.oss_device_name:auto

# OSS audio device number, -1 for none
# numeric, default: -1
#audio.oss_device_number:-1

# offset for digital passthrough
# numeric, default: 0
#audio.passthrough_offset:0

# restore volume level at startup
# bool, default: 0
#audio.remember_volume:0

# method to sync audio and video
# { metronom feedback  resample }, default: 0
#audio.av_sync_method:metronom feedback

# always resample to this rate (0 to disable)
# numeric, default: 0
#audio.force_rate:0

# number of audio buffers
# numeric, default: 230
#audio.num_buffers:230

# a/v sync method to use by OSS
# { auto  getodelay  getoptr  softsync  probebuffer }, default: 0
#audio.oss_sync_method:auto

# enable resampling
# { auto  off  on }, default: 0
#audio.resample_mode:auto

audio.alsa_front_device:default

audio.alsa_mixer_name:Master

# deinterlace method (deprecated)
# { none  bob  weave  greedy  onefield  onefield_xv  linearblend }, default: 4
#video.deinterlace_method:onefield

# disable all video scaling
# bool, default: 0
#video.disable_scaling:0

# video driver to use
# { auto  aadxr3  dxr3  xv  xshm  aa  none  vidixfb  vidix  fb }, default: 0
video.driver:xv

# horizontal image position in the output window
# [0..100], default: 50
#video.horizontal_position:50

# vertical image position in the output window
# [0..100], default: 50
#video.vertical_position:50

# pitch alignment workaround
# bool, default: 0
#video.xv_pitch_alignment:0

# enable double buffering
# bool, default: 1
#video.XV_DOUBLE_BUFFER:1

# number of video buffers
# numeric, default: 500
#video.num_buffers:500

# percentage of discarded frames to tolerate
# numeric, default: 10
#video.warn_discarded_threshold:10

# percentage of skipped frames to tolerate
# numeric, default: 10
#video.warn_skipped_threshold:10

# autopaint colour key
# bool, default: 0
#video.xv_autopaint_colorkey:0

# video overlay colour key
# [0..16777215], default: 66046
#video.xv_colorkey:66046

# framebuffer device name
# string, default:
#video.fb_device:

# DXR3 device number
# numeric, default: 0
#dxr3.device_number:0

# swap odd and even lines
# bool, default: 0
#dxr3.enc_swap_fields:0

# add black bars to correct aspect ratio
# bool, default: 1
#dxr3.enc_add_bars:1

# use smooth play mode for mpeg encoder playback
# bool, default: 1
#dxr3.enc_alt_play_mode:1

# Remember last DVB channel watched
# bool, default: 1
#input.dvb_last_channel_enable:1

# display DVB channel name
# bool, default: 0
#input.dvbdisplaychan:0

# default language for DVD playback
# string, default: en
#input.dvd_language:en

# region the DVD player claims to be in (1 to 8)
# numeric, default: 1
#input.dvd_region:1

# file browsing start location
# string, default: /home/work/pluto-svn/trunk/bin

# network bandwidth
# { 14.4 Kbps (Modem)  19.2 Kbps (Modem)  28.8 Kbps (Modem)  33.6 Kbps (Modem)  34.4 Kbps (Modem)  57.6 Kbps (Modem)  115.2 Kbps (ISDN)  262.2 Kbps (Cable/DSL)  393.2 Kbps (Cable/DSL)  524.3 Kbps (Cable/DSL)  1.5 Mbps (T1)  10.5 Mbps (LAN) }, default: 10
#input.mms_network_bandwidth:1.5 Mbps (T1)

# device used for CD audio
# string, default: /dev/cdrom
#input.cdda_device:/dev/cdrom

# query CDDB
# bool, default: 1
#input.cdda_use_cddb:1

# slow down disc drive to this speed factor
# numeric, default: 4
#input.drive_slowdown:4

# device used for DVD playback
# string, default: /dev/dvd
#input.dvd_device:/dev/dvd

# raw device set up for DVD access
# string, default: /dev/rdvd
#input.dvd_raw_device:/dev/rdvd

# read-ahead caching
# bool, default: 1
#input.dvd_use_readahead:1

# list hidden files
# bool, default: 0
#input.file_hidden_files:0

# Domains, where to ignore the HTTP proxy
# string, default:
#input.http_no_proxy:

# HTTP proxy host
# string, default:
#input.http_proxy_host:

# HTTP proxy password
# string, default:
#input.http_proxy_password:

# HTTP proxy port
# numeric, default: 80
#input.http_proxy_port:80

# HTTP proxy username
# string, default:
#input.http_proxy_user:

# device used for WinTV-PVR 250/350 (pvr plugin)
# string, default: /dev/video0
#input.pvr_device:/dev/video0

# v4l radio device
# string, default: /dev/v4l/radio0
#input.v4l_radio_device_path:/dev/v4l/radio0

# v4l video device
# string, default: /dev/v4l/video0
#input.v4l_video_device_path:/dev/v4l/video0

# device used for VCD playback
# string, default: /dev/cdrom
#input.vcd_device:/dev/cdrom

# Remember last DVB channel watched
# numeric, default: -1
#input.dvb_last_channel_watched:-1

# CSS decryption method
# { key  disc  title }, default: 0
#input.css_decryption_method:key

# unit for seeking
# { seek in program chain  seek in program }, default: 0
#input.dvd_seek_behaviour:seek in program chain

# unit for the skip action
# { skip program  skip part  skip title }, default: 0
#input.dvd_skip_behaviour:skip program

# MMS protocol
# { auto  TCP  HTTP }, default: 0
#input.mms_protocol:auto

# CDDB cache directory
# string, default: /root/.xine/cddbcache
#input.cdda_cddb_cachedir:/root/.xine/cddbcache

# CDDB server port
# numeric, default: 8880
#input.cdda_cddb_port:8880

# CDDB server name
# string, default: freedb.freedb.org
#input.cdda_cddb_server:freedb.freedb.org

# path to the title key cache
# string, default: /root/.dvdcss/
input.css_cache_path:/home/.dvdcss/

# use A/52 dynamic range compression
# bool, default: 0
#codec.a52_dynrng:0

# downmix audio to 2 channel surround stereo
# bool, default: 0
#codec.a52_surround_downmix:0

# A/52 volume
# [0..200], default: 100
#codec.a52_level:100

# MPEG-4 postprocessing quality
# [0..6], default: 3
#codec.ffmpeg_pp_quality:3

# path to RealPlayer codecs
# string, default: unknown
codec.real_codecs_path:/usr/lib/win32

# path to Win32 codecs
# string, default: /usr/lib/win32
codec.win32_path:/usr/lib/win32

# frames per second to generate
# numeric, default: 10
#post.goom_fps:10

# goom image height
# numeric, default: 240
#post.goom_height:240

# goom image width
# numeric, default: 320
#post.goom_width:320

# colorspace conversion method
# { Fast but not photorealistic  Slow but looks better }, default: 0
#post.goom_csc_method:Fast but not photorealistic

# priority for a/52 decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.a/52_priority:0

# priority for bitplane decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.bitplane_priority:0

# priority for dts decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.dts_priority:0

# priority for dvaudio decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.dvaudio_priority:0

# priority for dxr3-mpeg2 decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.dxr3-mpeg2_priority:0

# priority for dxr3-spudec decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.dxr3-spudec_priority:0

# priority for faad decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.faad_priority:0

# priority for ffmpeg-wmv8 decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.ffmpeg-wmv8_priority:0

# priority for ffmpegaudio decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.ffmpegaudio_priority:0

# priority for ffmpegvideo decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.ffmpegvideo_priority:0

# priority for flacdec decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.flacdec_priority:0

# priority for gsm610 decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.gsm610_priority:0

# priority for image decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.image_priority:0

# priority for mad decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.mad_priority:0

# priority for mpeg2 decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.mpeg2_priority:0

# priority for nsf decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.nsf_priority:0

# priority for pcm decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.pcm_priority:0

# priority for qta decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.qta_priority:0

# priority for qtv decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.qtv_priority:0

# priority for real decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.real_priority:0

# priority for realadec decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.realadec_priority:0

# priority for rgb decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.rgb_priority:0

# priority for speex decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.speex_priority:0

# priority for spucc decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.spucc_priority:0

# priority for spucmml decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.spucmml_priority:0

# priority for spudec decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.spudec_priority:0

# priority for sputext decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.sputext_priority:0

# priority for vorbis decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.vorbis_priority:0

# priority for win32a decoder
# numeric, default: 0
decoder.win32a_priority:0

# priority for win32v decoder
# numeric, default: 0
decoder.win32v_priority:0

# priority for yuv decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.yuv_priority:0

# subtitle size
# { tiny  small  normal  large  very large  huge }, default: 1
misc.spu_subtitle_size:large

# subtitle vertical offset
# numeric, default: 0
#misc.spu_vertical_offset:0

# palette (foreground-border-background) to use for subtitles and OSD
# { white-black-transparent  white-none-transparent  white-none-translucid  yellow-black-transparent }, default: 0
#misc.osd_text_palette:white-black-transparent

# font for subtitles
# string, default: sans
#misc.spu_font:sans

# encoding of the subtitles
# string, default: iso-8859-1
#misc.spu_src_encoding:iso-8859-1

# use unscaled OSD if possible
# bool, default: 1
#misc.spu_use_unscaled_osd:1

# media format detection strategy
# { default  reverse  content  extension }, default: 0
#misc.demux_strategy:default

# memcopy method used by xine
# { probe  libc  kernel  mmx  mmxext  sse }, default: 0
misc.memcpy_method:sse

# default duration of subtitle display in seconds
# numeric, default: 4
#misc.sub_timeout:4

# allow implicit changes to the configuration (e.g. by MRL)
# bool, default: 0
#misc.implicit_config:0

# directory for saving streams
# string, default:
#misc.save_dir:

# automatically advance track/entry
# bool, default: 1
#vcd.autoadvance:1

# default type to use on VCD autoplay
# { track  entry  segment  playlist }, default: 3
#vcd.autoplay:playlist

# position slider range
# { auto  track  entry }, default: 0
#vcd.length_reporting:auto

# show 'rejected' LIDs
# bool, default: 0
#vcd.show_rejected:0

# format string for stream comment field
# string, default: %P - Track %T
#vcd.comment_format:%P - Track %T

# debug flag mask
# numeric, default: 0
#vcd.debug:0

# default CD drive used for VCD when none given
# string, default:
#vcd.default_device:

# format string for display banner
# string, default: %F - %I %N%L%S, disk %c of %C - %v %A
#vcd.title_format:%F - %I %N%L%S, disk %c of %C - %v %A

# audio.device.alsa_front_device:plug:dmix:1
# audio.device.alsa_default_device:plug:dmix:1
# audio.output.speaker_arrangement:Stereo 2.0

audio.device.alsa_front_device:plughw:1,7
audio.device.alsa_default_device:plughw:1,7
audio.device.alsa_pcm_device:plughw:1,7
audio.output.speaker_arrangement:Pass Through
audio.device.alsa_passthrough_device:plughw:1,7
audio.device.alsa_surround40_device:plughw:1,7
audio.device.alsa_surround41_device:plughw:1,7
audio.device.alsa_surround50_device:plughw:1,7
audio.device.alsa_surround51_device:plughw:1,7


If others are still having this problem, it would be good to know.

CDM

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Installation issues / Re: Preferred Backup Method & MythTV
« on: September 16, 2016, 03:29:55 am »

Thanks Posde.

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Installation issues / Re: Preferred Backup Method & MythTV
« on: September 15, 2016, 11:49:53 am »

It would still be good to know if there is a preferred backup method. My hybrid system has two internal discs. A 64G flash drive, for /, /mnt/recovery, swap, and the boot partition. /home is on a 2GB SATA drive. I have been using Clonezilla for the flash drive and rsync for the SATA drive.

Is this a good backup method? What do others do? Please chime in.

I have not used the backup function in WebAdmin because I wasn't sure if it covered the whole system, including non-LMCE apps and media. What does this cover? Does anyone use it?

CDM

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Installation issues / Re: Preferred Backup Method & MythTV
« on: September 15, 2016, 04:27:36 am »

MythTV working now. I did nothing. Sorry for false alarm.

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Installation issues / Preferred Backup Method & MythTV
« on: September 15, 2016, 03:50:55 am »

This past weekend I did a restore of my LMCE installation from a system disc image previously captured using Clonezilla. Everything worked fine except that I had to set the backend IP addresses in mythtv-setup. Where 192.168.80.1 was used, I changed it to 127.0.0.1. Though the external IP had not changed, the install was broken and this fixed it in terms of allowing for viewing of live TV.

The "Don't Auto Configure" box is checked in the WebAdmin screen for the MythTV plugin.

Is this related to the restoration? Is Clonezilla a recommended way to backup and restore?

Otherwise, mythtv seems to break periodically, after weeks or days. Is this normal?



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Installation issues / Re: Denon Receiver Control over Ethernet
« on: September 09, 2016, 12:27:55 am »
Does the download happen during the setup wizard? I thought that I waited until the notification window disappeared but I will wait longer next time.

Is there a script for this that I can trigger?

CDM

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Installation issues / Re: Denon Receiver Control over Ethernet
« on: September 08, 2016, 02:02:34 am »

Posde,

I followed the directions on the wiki here: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Installing_1404

Step #1 says: "Install Trusty Tahr desktop and update it. (download Kubuntu 14.04 desktop release from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/14.04/release/kubuntu-14.04-desktop-i386.iso"

The update instructions that I followed are at the bottom of the wiki page, specifically:

Code: [Select]
sudo -i
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade

Please confirm. The install is functional in all other regards. Clearly some device templates are working fine, like the USB-UIRT. Checking device #1779, for Pioneer Plasmas, the device template shows that no commands are implemented in WebAdmin. I went to Developers -> Device Templates, selected 1779, and clicked on "Edit Ruby Codes." Do you see something different?

I am so sorry to be a noob. It seems I am taking a difficult path to getting my install up but I *am* getting there and learning a lot. LMCE is awesome. Thanks to Phenigma and Posde for patient guidance.

CDM

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Installation issues / Re: Denon Receiver Control over Ethernet
« on: September 07, 2016, 04:18:17 am »

I am happy to dig. Could you suggest commands to query the database directly to see if the data is there? Perhaps for a few devices?

CDM

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Installation issues / Re: Denon Receiver Control over Ethernet
« on: September 07, 2016, 03:12:58 am »

See my posting just prior to the last. The codes are not populated in my installation. I think this is why I originally believed that RS-232 was not working. No data was being sent.

I am not saying that the populated template isn't in the repo. Its just that it's not coming over when I run the install script, and I have installed twice in the past month. I did so the second time because my myth database password somehow got screwed up for mythfilldatabase.

Do you have a toggle MUTE ruby/RS232 command?

CDM

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