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Installation issues / Re: Diskless boot fails
« on: August 17, 2007, 03:53:17 pm »
I just updated the 'known issues' wiki to talk about single nic installs.

Installation issues / Re: Orbiter failing
« on: August 17, 2007, 03:50:51 pm »
Edit the file /etc/pluto.conf.  Comment out any lines that have LogLevel in them (that is a filter to reduce the size of the logs).

Then I'd suggest moving the logs in /var/log/pluto out of there so you start with clean logs, and reboot.

Look at the log OrbiterGen.log.  Does it say why it's aborting?

I think this uses the same drivers as the PVR-250, right?  If so, if you know the vendor/model id reported for it, you can go into advanced, configuration, device tempaltes.  Find the pvr-250, and at the bottom in the plug and play section, you can add another entry with that vendor/model id.

Installation issues / Re: mount XFS partitions
« on: August 17, 2007, 03:47:06 pm »
Aptitude should still be usable.  It's not recommended to do an apt-get upgrade, since that will upgrade kernel modules that may be incompatible, and linuxmce will update them.  But apt-get install should work fine.

Users / Re: How to quit the "Play Video" screen
« on: August 12, 2007, 07:13:00 pm »
I know it works with the Gyration go-mouse.  The 3 soft buttons are the same and map to f6,f7,f8.  And it works with that custom remote in the video.  I looked at the photos of the Gyration windows mouse and it appears that it doesn't have those same 3 soft buttons.  The left and right are left click/right click.  Which in Ui2 is ok and cancel, not media & ambiance.  So I'm not sure what it woudl take to get the MCE Windows remote to work, or even if it is possible.  I've never tried it, but from what I can tell the remote in the demo video uses the same plastic mold as the windows mce remote, but the way they function appears to be totally different.

Installation issues / Re: Can LinuxMCE 1.0 run on ubuntu 7.04 Feisty?
« on: August 12, 2007, 07:27:14 am »
Where did you see Ubuntu?  That's probably some stray text.  If you see it in a wiki, feel free to change it to kubuntu.

release 1.0 was ubuntu only.  release 0704 is kubuntu only.

Installation issues / Re: Fiire Station specs anyone looked inside
« on: August 12, 2007, 07:24:48 am »
I opened em up.  They're based on the Via cx700m ultra low voltage platform for embedded systems.  But it's a custom board afaik with lots of media connnectors on it.  The one in that 1" thin client is actually a tiny motherboard.  Those 4 screw holes do not go through the motherboard.  The motherboard is entirely inside those 4 screws.  It's like 4" square.

Users / Re: No "Follow Me" with audio-cd
« on: August 12, 2007, 07:21:45 am »
I haven't tested it, but I think it just doesn't work yet because the low-level mechanism used for transporting the discs doesn't with discs that don't have filesystems (ie audio cd's).

Users / Re: Source kinda screwy?
« on: August 12, 2007, 07:20:54 am »
Compiling from sources is a pain right now.  This was inherited from Pluto.  It uses their own proprietary mechanism (see trunk/src/MakeRelease) which has a few neat features, like being able to target lots of operating systems (Windows, Symbian, Linux, etc.), and different options for different distros, etc.  But, for a Linux user, it's very foreign.  And it's really awkward to setup.  I documented a step-by-step for lmce 1.0, and haven't gotten to it yet for 0704.  Compiling the whole lmce release takes forever (like 8 hours) because there's so many packages.  Compiling a new binary is actually pretty easy.  Just untar the sources to a directory, and copy the /usr/pluto/lib into the src/lib directory, and then run make in whatever folder you want to build.  cd trunk/src/App_Server; make clean bin   for examples makes app server.  Then move the resulting output to /usr/pluto/bin to replace the stock binary.

Users / Re: No Media?
« on: August 12, 2007, 07:16:41 am »
A quick thing to try.  Change the setting to 'use LinuxMCE's directory structure'.  Reboot.  It will create public\data\videos and public\data\audio folders on your network share.  Try moving the media to those 2 folders.  And on the linuxmce box, /home/public/data/videos/ (and audio) will contain symlinc's to those folders, which will be mounted in /mnt/device/xxx.

now go into media files sync, under videos, confirm it has the share, and then see if the files are there with the icon indicating they are already in the database and on disk.  Then see if they show up in media browser.

One problem when you say not to use linuxmce's directory structure (which means it's root directory is mounted in /home/public/data/other) is that the UpdateMedia daemon which catalogs the media ends up seraching the entire share.  If you have zillions of files, this is very slow.  But there's no other way since UpdateMedia can't know what directories really have media needing scanning and what doesn't.

So my recommendation is to use LinuxMCE's directory structure whenever your network share has a bunch of stuff besides just media so UpdateMedia isn't wasting tons of time trying to catalog non-media files.

Users / Re: Mythtv - Resets back to Menu (UI1)
« on: August 12, 2007, 07:10:08 am »
Orbiter will go back to the main menu whenever the Mythtv binary (mythfrontend) exits.  Look in /var/log/pluto/*Spawn* (ls -ltr sort by date) to see the logs for all the spawned processed, find the one for mythfrontend.  You'll see myth's log.  For some reason it's exiting.

Developers / Re: Fiire remote shown in demo
« on: August 10, 2007, 01:23:25 am »
I haven't used the gyration windows remote.  But afaik it's just a mouse.  So you probably won't have the gyro navigation of media.  But, if you find a store that has it with a return policy, maybe you could try it out and let us know so we have the definitive answer.

Users / Re: Problems watching TV
« on: August 10, 2007, 01:21:23 am »
This card *should* work.  I used a cheap onboard nVidia 6150 for the demo system, but was told that the 7xxx series worked even better.

Users / Re: DVD iso playback?
« on: August 10, 2007, 01:19:44 am »
Actually it does playback folders of video_ts files, or at least used to.  I haven't tested it in a long time.  UpdateMedia has some hardcoded logic to treat a video_ts folder as a single piece of media.

Developers / Re: Fiire remote shown in demo
« on: August 09, 2007, 08:12:05 am »
Bluetooth wouldn't work so well for stuff like follow-me.  With these remote when you hit 'follow-me' I know they start with a low-power signal and increase it until it finds the first 'hit', then locks on with it at full power.  Fiire said this was part of the stuff they did custom for their remote to let you carry it around the house.  You can't do that kind of low-level signal control with Bluetooth, so you'ld have no way of reliably pairing to the closest device.

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