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Users / LinuxMCE Orbiter installation :: Nokia N810 Maemo 4.1 Diablo
« on: July 27, 2008, 07:55:31 am »
Hi All,

Seems I may have jumped the gun a little. I just flashed my N810 with the latest firmware Maemo 4.1 Diablo. Now when I try and install the Orbiter software from (from this Wiki Page which worked on the old 2008 Chinook? firmware) - I get an error:
Unable to download lmce-orbiter-installer. Application not found.

So I tried installing that directly via the .deb file from just in case but I get a bunch of dependency errors; libhttpfetch1, libmysqkclient1.2, etc etc. Tried manual installing them from the same repository but they are not compatible with Diablo...

Anyway - long story short I expect I will have to roll back the firmware for the time being but thought someone might know of a way to get this to work on the latest firmware?

I'll email the dev as well just in case (Peer) but I don't speak German ;-)


Users / New ABC Internet TV Service: iView
« on: July 24, 2008, 02:42:24 pm »
Hi All,

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (public broadcasting) recently launched iView that allows us to stream all their TV programs via the web.

Appears to have a pretty nifty interface even for viewing via a media centre and it has lots of useful feeds (news, docos etc). Works fine on my PC but every time I try on LMCE the browser crashes back to the main menu (flickr pics). Reboot didn't help.

Before I try and delve deeper, does this work for anyone else in LMCE?

(not sure if it can be viewed outside Aus though).

I'm guessing it may have something to do with the flash version as the site recommends Flash Plugin 9.0124.0, I believe my LMCE has Don't see why this should crash the browser though...


Users / MythTV: Capture cards disappeared - cannot re-add
« on: June 28, 2008, 06:45:09 am »
Hi All,

I recently tried to connect a second Myth client to the backend of my core/hybrid. Didn't realise at the time that as I was using a later version of Mythtv the client wasn't compatible. When I tried to connect it advised something along the lines of version 40 won't work with version 31. It offered to upgrade the DB to which I answered NO because I wasn't sure this wouldn't ruin my LMCE box.

Alas - it has anyway. Appears the Capture Cards on the backend were deleted. I can still go into the backend and attempt to add a new capture card. Both of the tuners (0 and 1 - using DVico Dual Digital 2) are still recognized in MythTV, but when I click FINISH - the cards don't get added! (no cards appear in the capture cards screen)

The cards are still there (have /dev/dvb/adapter0 and /dev/dvb/adapter1 directories and as above - add new capture card can see them etc). I have run the mysqlcheck on the database and other steps suggested here, but everything comes back OK and the other steps (after reboots) don't appear to make any difference.

The only error in the /var/log/mythtv/mythbackend.log is - ERROR: no valid capture cards are defined in the database. It seems to be connected to the DB OK... Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost.

I'm not really sure what else to do. Can't find anything in google/ - though I did see someone else appeared to have the same problem.

Anyone know what to do or have any suggestions?



Users / Adding a second HDD
« on: May 21, 2008, 04:08:35 pm »
Hey All,

Just after some advice on adding a second 500GB SATA drive. Have installed it and was about to format but didn't know if I should pay some special attention to the partition setup for LMCE? Is there a best practice to integrate most efficiently or doesn't it really matter for the second drive?

Many Thanks,

Users / Avermedia 777 TV Quality issues
« on: May 13, 2008, 01:49:17 pm »
Hi All,

Not sure hat my chances are here but I was looking for some advice in getting my Avermedia 777 PCI digital tuner working properly.

I have it installed, successfully scanned for channels (and have XMLTV working). I can watch live tv and record.

Problem is the quality is very poor. All channels have regular artifacts and the sounds pops and crackles every 15 seconds or so (approx). I have tried changing quality options including MP3 sampling, changing the deinterlace options and preferred MPEG decoder but I'm flying dark with most of these and nothing seems to make any positive improvements.

This card is installed as a "DVB DTV capture card (v3.x)" in Myth backend. It shows up as "Zarlink MT352 DVB-T Subtype DVB". I know this looks odd but it is the only way it'll work and I have had the same config in Mythbuntu before with no quality issues.

If anyone could give me a shove in the right direction it'd be appreciated. If this card simple won't work - that'd be OK as I probably should get a dual PCIe one anyway at some point.

Many Thanks,

Users / A new LinuxMCE user
« on: May 09, 2008, 05:42:53 am »
Hi All,

I finally took the plunge and installed LinuxMCE 0710 RC1. I am still at the early stages of setup - but thought I would let everyone know how I go with my hardware.

Core/Hybrid setup is:
  • Core 2 Duo 8200
  • Asus P5k PRO Motherboard (P35 chipset) (
  • Audio Realtek ALC883 8 Channel onboard (currently using analog stereo out)
  • Nvidia PCIe 7300 GPU (using VGA)
  • 2GB Corsair PC6400 DDR RAM
  • 500 GB Seagate SATAII 32MB
  • Zalman 460W noiseless PSU
  • 2 x Ethernet (Gigabit Lan onboard + a PCI 10/100)
  • PCI Avermedia 777 DVB-T
  • Logitech Dinovo Bluetooth keyboard

Other stuff laying about(more to come as I go):
  • Dlink DNS 323 NAS (with 500GB single drive)
  • Samsung 46" M8 LCD
  • WRT54GS Router (DHCP disabled)
  • Standard Windows XP shares
  • PS3

Install went well, no major problems. Very logical and well explained process IMO. Settings:

- UI2 with transparency @ 1280 x 1024 works a charm (1080p hopefully this weekend)
- MythTV setup / DVB-T success, however the quality appear to be lacking. Some channels have quite a few artifacts and others such as Ten HD (I'm in Victoria, Australia BTW) are unwatchable (through ABC HDTV seems to be OK?)
- Ice TV guide (XMLTV) works fine as you would expect
- NAS and Windows share initially auto-detected (but then i screwed the NAS up - see below**)
- Other devices in the network appear to have Internet access via the Core (had to switch the interfaces - murphy's law)

The only real issue I had was with the resolution. I ended up having to go with 1280x1024 @ 60 hz as although the TV supports 1080p and both 1080p and 720p were selectable in the GUI - both (@60 and at @50hz) came through as "resolution not supported" on the Samsung M8 LCD. Not sure if this is driver issues or something else. Will try and work it out this weekend.

**I completely deleted the NAS from devices after it was auto-detected (wanted to change it's shared directories etc and thought I'd just get it to auto-detect again) and now I can't get it back! The NAS still seems to get an IP from the core ( - I can browse to the web admin page) and I have tried adding the device manually using template 1769 (think this is the correct one) but it doesn't appear to work. Is there anyway to force it to be auto detected again as this doesn't seem to be happening regardless of what I do...?

Anyway - plenty more to do and research. Other stuff on the todo list are (any suggestions/recommendations are more than welcome!);
  • Get a Gyro or Fiire remote
  • Get a VOIP provide in Aus (and a VOIP device)
  • Purchase/Setup a USB-IRT device (any suggestions here are welcome!)
  • Install Thom's fantastic MAME plugin
  • See if I can get the Dinovo keyboard special keys to work

Thanks to the community for a great platform. Much appreciated!


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