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I have the M2N SLI-Deluxe mobo and also had sound probs like this using coaxial out. I fixed it by selecting "manual configuration" (instead of "SPDIF Optical" in your case) in the LMCE audio settings (either on the LMCE Launch manager "audio" tab or in LMCE admin -> media directors)

Users / Re: VDR deinterlacing
« on: July 11, 2008, 10:43:13 am »
Hi colin,

I tried adding the option 0 after cheap mode and it too improved my VDR playback! The de-interlacing is much better than with cheapmode = 1, and the picture matches that from my sky box (both are slightly "dirty" but thats possibly the signal)

what is it that "cheapmode" is supposed to do?

Users / Re: DVB-S (WinTV Nova-SE2): how to get TV working
« on: July 07, 2008, 02:23:29 pm »
See if the card has loaded properly first of all with

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dmesg | grep -i dvb
You should get something like:

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[   36.670092] CORE cx88[0]: subsystem: 0070:9202, board: Hauppauge Nova-S-Plus DVB-S [card=37,autodetected]
[   36.830645] tveeprom 0-0050: TV standards ATSC/DVB Digital (eeprom 0x80)
[   36.903686] cx2388x dvb driver version 0.0.6 loaded
[   36.903690] cx8802_register_driver() ->registering driver type=dvb access=shared
[   36.903694] CORE cx88[0]: subsystem: 0070:9202, board: Hauppauge Nova-S-Plus DVB-S [card=37]
[   36.903696] cx88[0]/2: cx2388x based dvb card
[   36.987738] DVB: registering new adapter (cx88[0]).
[   36.987743] DVB: registering frontend 0 (Conexant CX24123/CX24109)...
[   38.005899] /home/ajh/sasc-ng/trunk/dvbloopback/module/dvb_loopback.c: frontend loopback driver v0.0.1
[   38.005903] dvbloopback: registering 1 adapters
[   38.005932] DVB: registering new adapter (DVB-LOOPBACK).

You could try scanning for channels using dvb-utils (to check that your card is receiving sat streams and is working ok).

To do this:

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sudo apt-get update

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sudo apt-get install dvb-utils

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ls /usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/examples/scan/dvb-s
and copy the satellite name that corresponds to the sat your dish is aimed at

Use this name in the scan command:

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sudo scan -o vdr /usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/examples/scan/dvb-s/Astra-28.2E > channels.conf
Where my satellite is Astra-28.2E.

This will make a channels file for use in VDR. Although if you have myth tv it will be usefull just to check you card is scanning.

Installation issues / Re: Fiire experience
« on: June 30, 2008, 02:28:08 pm »
Just had a look at the new fiire products, they look a bit misleading straight away. The prestige appears to have a blu-ray drive, but does not mention the inability of LMCE to play blu-ray straight off.

Aside from this, I bought a fiire chief remote from them 3 months ago and it's on the blink already. Sometimes it will not work at all (no lights no response to new batteries), so I leave it for a few hours and it may work the next time I pick it up. Must be a loose connection in there somewhere. Can't do anything about it with fiire as they only have a month warranty.

I haven't really had much use out of it - been busy configuring my LMCE setup - so it's been a waste of $140.

Users / Re: Video stuttering
« on: June 23, 2008, 04:16:56 pm »
I know that the line

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UseEvents = True
Has been added to xorg.conf since the beta release of 0710. It apparently helps reduce tearing with some nvidia chips.

You could try removing that to start.

Also, being that the framerate drops after some usage time I wonder if it is to do with verbose logging. A simlar problem existed with mythtv in 0704.

I do not see this stuttering myself, and I am using the x64 version. My tv does go a bit stuttery every now and then, followed by a message in the top left saying my additional hard drives were detected. This leads me to believe the plug and play engine slows me down...why does it need to keep on detecting my hardware??? Random!

Installation issues / Re: Storing the Channels.conf
« on: June 23, 2008, 12:15:39 pm »
have you installed the firmware for the nova-t?

you should:

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sudo cp dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw /lib/firmware


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sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/options

Then add the line:

options dvb-usb-dib0700 force_lna_activation=1

Also try:

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sudo modprobe dvb-usb-dib0700

And see if the card is loaded with

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dmesg | grep -i dvb

you should have a line in there like:

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[   32.959637] dvb-usb: Hauppauge Nova-T 500 Dual DVB-T successfully initialized and connected.

Installation issues / Re: UI2 with alpha blending
« on: June 20, 2008, 02:32:51 pm »
You need to make xorg use the nvidia driver not nv, also try using the latest nvidia drivers. Using envy should sort that out (it has worked for me in the past).

Download the envy.deb from here ->

and click the downloaded .deb file to install

Then from terminal run

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sudo envy -t
hit 1 (I think) to install the nvidia driver.

If you can't get as far as the KDE desktop, then hit esc when prompted during boot and select to run the kernel in troubleshooting mode.
It will end up with a command line prompt, and type

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dpkg -i envy_0.9.10-0ubuntu10_all.deb
and run with

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envy -t
(I haven't tried doing this in command line myself, but assume it will all work!)

It will probably be best to run the av wizard again after this so type

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and hit shift on your keyboard after the first set of beeps on the kubuntu splash screen. You should here a different beep confirmation, and it will enter av wizard.

If you cant see anything after the av wizard start beeps then hit 1 on your keyboard. The av wizard will beep and restart with vga settings. If still nothing try 2, 3, 4.

Hope that helps

Users / Re: Cannot use absolute scrolling with Gyration mouse
« on: June 20, 2008, 12:12:45 pm »
I now have this problem with the fiire remote in RC2 - absolute scrolling doesn't work.

If I hold the media key and scroll left / right the media just fastforwards / rewinds just the same as pressing the media key once.

I'm sure it worked in 0704 when I tested it.

I am using the current beta nVidia graphics driver, but not seeing any GUI flickering etc, so dont think it's that! I'm gonna install the latest stable driver anyway to check.

Did anyone resolve this with the Gyro Mouse?

Users / Re: VDR deinterlacing
« on: June 19, 2008, 11:50:46 am »
Those settings worked for me!

Cheers Andrew.

Colin, I am only receiving SD TV channels all of the same format (through a DVB-T card), so cannot comment whether VDR deinterlacing is affected by i or p broadcasts

Users / VDR deinterlacing
« on: June 18, 2008, 02:44:19 pm »
I have a "combed" screen when watching TV through VDR. My DVD's play without this, so it must be a VDR deinterlacing problem.

I found the VDR setup.conf in /var/lib/vdr/
Which contains the options: "" and "" but I'm not sure what best to set these to (nor the parameters that are accepted)

My video out is dvi to hdmi @ 1080p using UI2 masked

Users / Re: Multiple (ie 2-4) TV Tuners in 1 CORE
« on: June 18, 2008, 02:38:30 pm »
The multiplex stream capability is available in the current LMCE using VDR.

The mythTV version in LMCE does not support multiplexing. I'm not sure if myth will be updated to the latest version (supporting this feature) for the next LMCE release.

If you are using a DVB card, then VDR is probably the best option

Users / Re: VDR has died...
« on: June 18, 2008, 12:12:30 pm »
Yup, well I needed to set up the wireless as my system is now in a different room to my router, and I didn't realise that the core/hybrid needs an eth port open (so disabled them thinking it would force my system to use the ath0 port for networking and make setting it up easier...obviously didn't)

Anyway, it's all sorted now. VDR works.

One thing I have noticed though is if VDR starts with the lcdproc plugin before lcdproc itself, then VDR does not work in LMCE, the same as if the lcdproc plugin is loaded before control and xineliboutput.

Putting the lcdproc startup script in crontab seems to work for ensuring it starts before vdr

Users / Re: Scanning DVB-C Channels?
« on: June 17, 2008, 04:13:54 pm »
Unlike the wiki suggestion, I used dvb-utils to scan for my dvb-s channels (much like outlined for dvb-t)

I ran:

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sudo scan -o vdr /usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/examples/scan/dvb-s/Astra-28.2E > channels.conf

I should imagine that there are scripts in dvb-utils to scan for dvb-c in a similar manner.

Check /usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/examples/scan to see if there is a folder called dvb-c (obviously you must first sudo apt-get install dvb-utils). If there is, see what files are contained there.

Users / Re: VDR has died...
« on: June 16, 2008, 09:43:11 am »
I don't think it did work!
In true un-scientific fashion I altered 2 things in one session. Changing the order of plugis may have helped VDR, but when I rebooted and tried the following day I was back to square one - VDR wouldn't start.

The other thing I changed is the network settings. I have altered the internet connection to use a wireless card and disabled my eth connections. When I rebooted LMCE wouldn't load, so I changed eth1 to dhcp in /etc/network/settings and everything was ok untill I came to trying out VDR.

From my output of plutovdr (a previous post) it looked like the vdr port could not be reached, so as well as changing the plugin order I changed eth0 to dhcp in KDE network settings. I think this did something to make VDR work. However, I can't get it to work after a reboot.

I think I need to try making eth1 static on the local host IP and netmask. So first, what is the local host IP address and netmask?

EDIT: I think it's, - I'll try this out

Also, I had changed my core connection line in lmce admin to just include ath0 and eth1 dhcp. So second, what format should this line be in for static eth1 and dhcp eth0? Perhaps provide an example of yours? (the line can be found by entering lmce admin, clicking show devices tree at the bottom of the left hand menu, then clicking core and look for something like "connections" half way down the page)

EDIT: Found other posts mentioning this line, so copying them its:


Let you know how this does!


Users / Re: VDR has died...
« on: June 14, 2008, 05:24:26 pm »
Thanks for the help, it worked!
I placed control and xineliboutput before lcdproc in the plugins/order.conf

Haven't had much chance to fully test VDR yet, but I got a picture in LMCE at least!

Thanks again

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