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Developers / Logs filling up server
« on: November 08, 2007, 05:20:42 pm »
I am getting gigs of logs filling up my server. As a fix I am running this script every hour:

rm -rf /usr/pluto/diskless/96/var/log/pluto/*
rm -rf /usr/pluto/diskless/96/var/log/acpid
rm -rf /usr/pluto/diskless/39/var/log/pluto/*
rm -rf /usr/pluto/diskless/39/var/log/acpid

Anyone else?


Users / Re: low disk space
« on: November 05, 2007, 09:01:59 pm »
Mythfrontend frequently runs up several gigs of logs causing my system to crash. Is there an easy way to reduce or disable logging?


Users / Switching user in Orbiter does not show private media
« on: November 01, 2007, 09:41:05 pm »
I have created a user and assigned some videos to that user as private. Call this user john.

My linuxmce default user is chris. When I load an MD I go to the bottom of the screen and change the user to john, but john's media does not appear in the videos list.

I also discovered that even when the box at the bottom of the screen indicates john is logged in, clicking options in the videos menu offers only Public and chris in the filter options, not john.

How can john see his videos?



Developers / Re: Nokia 770 Orbiter
« on: October 31, 2007, 05:29:26 pm »
DOH! - it was a firewall issue!!

I have got the orbiter running but have also found that it crashes after a while. What's more infuriating is that sometimes button presses are instant but sometimes it becomes completely unresponsive. I would try one of my other APs, but I can't seem to get WPA2 working with this device and my Apple wireless APs. It just says "authentication failure". Has anyone else has WPA2 problems? I have tried using a password and also using a pre shared key.


Users / High sys CPU use
« on: October 30, 2007, 06:17:46 pm »
I am seeing a constant 50% sys CPU useage on my core, even when not in use by any MDs. Apparently this may be caused by a kernel bug apparent when running an SMP kernel on a non-SMP device.

Has anyone else experienced this?


Developers / Re: Nokia 770 Orbiter
« on: October 30, 2007, 01:28:56 pm »
I have managed to get the orbiter installed on OS 206 on my Nokia 770. I had to uninstall the version of libsdl-gfx1.2 installed by the package manager and install the one downloaded from the pluto-orbiter garage page. For some reason with the package manager installed version whenever I tried to install the orbiter it failed the dependency check saying libsdl-gfx1.2 was not installed!

I then created a new orbiter in the web page and reloaded the router, and then entered that device ID into the nokia orbiter start up screen along with the core IP address, but when I click start orbiter nothing happens. The application goes white after a while and crashes.

Any ideas?


Developers / Re: Nokia 770 Orbiter
« on: October 24, 2007, 07:35:34 pm »
I had to install every package from file despite the repository being there and the update repositories working without any error messages.

Now the software still won't install as the following are missing:


However, I have installed linsdl-gfx several times and each time it says it failed without leaving anything in the application manager log.

Can someone tell me the correct steps from a fresh OS 2006 image? I must have done something in the wrong order. I am going to wipe it and start again.



Developers / Re: Nokia 770 Orbiter
« on: October 24, 2007, 12:42:39 pm »
Can someone give me their package repository list? I have added the maemo standard free/non-free and the maemo extra free/non-free but it still can't find dependencies for linuxmce orbiter.

Users / Re: Low Audio Volume on VIA Chipset
« on: October 23, 2007, 07:25:47 pm »

while [ true ] ; do
alsactl restore
sleep 2

Users / Re: Diskless media director boots halfway
« on: October 23, 2007, 12:33:10 pm »
iftab is not read by the initrd, so this doesn't help

Developers / Re: Preemptive kernel in MD?
« on: October 23, 2007, 12:32:05 pm »
But when there is a kernel update won't the core push it out to all the MDs?

Users / Re: Is anyone really using X10 successfully?
« on: October 21, 2007, 12:21:29 pm »
And by the way, I tried to get X10 working but the delay in linuxmce was so long that it became ridiculous - lights turning on 30 secs after you issue the command etc. I am now using misterhouse on a separate PC.


Users / Re: Is anyone really using X10 successfully?
« on: October 21, 2007, 12:20:03 pm »
The port needs to be /dev/ttyUSB0 or similar.

Users / Re: Energy consumption of core
« on: October 21, 2007, 12:18:52 pm »
1. Spin down

The problem I have found with trying to spin down disks is there are a lot of processes reading and writing to the disks. It is not even possible to spin down my media-only disks for more than a minute as things like the updatemedia daemon spin them back up again.

2. Power consumption

My core is constantly running at 50% sys CPU use (in top) on an XP-M 2500+. I have done some searching and it appears this is a kernel bug, related to the SMP option being enabled for a non SMP processor. I cannot however recompile the kernel as I believe it is copied to the MDs, one of which is SMP. Correct me if I'm wrong however...


Users / Re: Diskless media director boots halfway
« on: October 18, 2007, 09:43:05 pm »

I'm trying to get a media director booting (my main system is a hybrid, but I would also like remote media director systems) from the network.  DHCP is working, TFTP is working and it begins to boot.  About 15 seconds into it it stops.  The system isn't hanging, I can scroll up and read boot messages, but it just doesn't go any further.  The last message puts eth0 down:
Code: [Select]
[ 43.145093] NET: Registered protocol family 17
IP-Config: eth0 hardware address 00:03:1d:02:0a:aa mtu 1500 DHCP RARP
[ 43.151327] eth0: link down

The problem here I'm guessing is that you have 2 network cards. The first boots and gets the boot image, but when that boots it puts the network interfaces in the wrong order so eth0 now appears to have no network connection.

You can verify this by checking 00:03:1d:02:0a:aa against the address on the media directors web page.

The only solution I can think of is to remove the driver for the second network card from the initrd or remove this card if you don't need it.

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