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Users / Re: Template library
« on: October 22, 2008, 05:45:47 am »
There are actually two different LG templates already sent via sqlCVS waiting to be approved.  Once one of the templates have been approved. I have a plug and play script that we can add so that these will become Plug&Play serial controlled devices, but as per the wiki it is dependent on the device template number. 


Users / Re: LG 32LC7D setup issues
« on: October 15, 2008, 03:16:38 pm »
The other thing to consider, is jondecker, has done a lot of work with web admin, so upgrading the web admin may help.

The only other thing that I can think of is that the device may be in the unassigned section.  There is a drop down menu at the top of the AV devices page, which you can change the entertainment area.  Try that, then the other thing I would try would be look in the device tree and see if the device was indeed added.  If you can see it from the there you can change the settings from that page as well.  You should be presented with a drop down list of available com ports, and you can pick the appropriate com port.  Is there any way you could copy a screen shot in pastebin for us to look at?

the other thing to try is test from the command line: where $3 it the com port (/dev/ttyS0 or what ever you com port is)
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/usr/pluto/bin/TestSerialPort -p $3 -P N81 -b 9600 -t "ka 01 01\r"
you should see the following if connected properly:

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ka 01 01\r\na 00 OK01x

Users / Re: LG 32LC7D setup issues
« on: October 15, 2008, 05:43:48 am »
The LG TV has to have a template built, there is not one in the most current release.  Plus, I do not believe the template from the wiki will work for your model.  I do not see that model listed on the wiki.  If you have the serial codes for your model you can just exchange the values in the Device Template on the wiki and you should have a working Device Template. 

I have also ran into a problem where the necessary software is not installed by default, so try this

Open a terminal Session from KDE desktop or CTL-ALT-F2

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sudo apt-get install pluto-serializeclass pluto-test-serial-port pluto-libserial pluto-generic-serial-device
This will make sure that you have all of the software needed to run a GSD Generic Serial Device

Installation issues / Re: rs232 tv control
« on: August 16, 2008, 06:09:17 am »
Make sure the follow package is installed:

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apt-get install pluto-generic-serial-device
Take a look at this page.

It walks you through making a TV Template.  Your Manual should have the correct syntax in the back somewhere, and if not just google it.


Users / Re: New MD need help with RS232 connections
« on: August 01, 2008, 05:47:16 am »
In order for you to be able to control devices via the serial port there has to be a device template. 

You really need to update to the latest version, as a lot of bugs have been fixed and everyone else here is using the latest version, so everything may not be correct for that old of a version.

take a look at:

If the serial commands are the same then this template might even work for you, but at the very least it will give you an idea on how to build the template for your receiver.

As for your TV, I do not see Element listed as a Manufacturer in the database, so  I would also venture to say that you will also have to add it as a template in order to use it.

Take a look at this page for templates for TV:


Installation issues / Re: The Best and Easy to install tuner card.
« on: July 16, 2008, 05:34:47 am »
There are plenty of ways to improve the quality of your tuners recordings, but here are two quick ones.

1.  Make sure that you have a good signal to begin with
2.  adjust the settings from MythTV to increase the bitrate and resolution of the recording.  MythTV by default records at: 480x480 with bitrate of 4800 kbps.  This can be changed to a higher setting.  This will change the recording quality tremendously.

Take a look at the following for a more detailed information:

Users / Re: MythTV Problems
« on: June 21, 2008, 05:12:43 am »
Check /var/log/mythtv/mythbackend.log for error which say there are corrupt tables.  Usually the recordmarkup or something similar, it has happened to me a couple of times. Almost always after a power outage.

Try either of these options:
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/etc/init.d/mythtv-backend stop
mysqlcheck -c -uroot -p mythconverg

if there are errors the run
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mysqlcheck -r -uroot -p mythconverg
occasional this does not fix the problem, then try this
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cd /var/lib/mysql/mythconverg
/etc/init.d/mythtv-backend stop
/etc/init.d/mysql stop
myisamchk *.MYI -r


Take a look at the following Forum Posts:  Screencasts of HADesigner in use by tschak909

Developers / Re: Anyone working on template for LG LCD TVs ?
« on: April 14, 2008, 08:13:29 pm »
I posted a while ago with a template and a plug and play script.  It is posted here:

I have not worked on it in a while.  I know that the logging needs some work, but the function is there.  I have no problems controlling my LG TV with the script

Hope that it is a good start.


Yes you are right, I missed to part about seeing Launch Manager.

what about this:

It talks about nvidia cards not seeing the proper screen. 

Last thought.

Installation issues / Re: AVWizard - Starting it - HOWTO?
« on: March 16, 2008, 02:54:43 pm »
take a look here.

 or here

as far as the wiki goes, if you want to see all of the pages

otherwise to use the Search box.


Installation issues / Re: Can't start MythTV anymore :-(
« on: March 16, 2008, 02:47:15 pm »
Just a few questions which may shed some light.

1. Is this the Core or MD?

2. Is this a clean install or upgrade?

3. What Version are you running?

4. Please post log file /var/mythtv/mythbackend.log on the machine you are using.

I had this same after upgrading to Beta4 from Beta3 on my MD.   The problem was the MD were trying to connect to MythTV with the wrong password.  I think this would only be a problem if your problems are not on the core, because my core after the upgrade was fine.

MythTV gets it password information for /etc/mythtv/mysql.txt


Installation issues / Re: Can't start MythTV anymore :-(
« on: March 16, 2008, 04:15:22 am »
Make sure the mythtv user is in the group public

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id mythtv
should see all groups mythtv is current in, if you do not see public then
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usermod -G public mythtv
should fix this issue. There was a patch recently applied to SVN to correct this very issue.  I hope this helps


Users / Re: New Device Template instructions with PNP for LG LCD TV
« on: February 03, 2008, 05:45:47 pm »

We need more TV Templates.  Now we just have to have a clear method of syncing these new templates.

Thanks and have fun,


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