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Users / Re: Bifurcating a stream to multiple MDs and VLC (Video LAN)....
« on: November 20, 2008, 11:14:28 am »
I do not have the answer to your question, but tried to simulate the behaviour you see on my system. I end up having 2 md's playing the same content but out of sync....

Users / Re: PDA Orbiter UI missing icons
« on: November 19, 2008, 07:47:51 pm »
I guess that skills are not considered being able to turn the thing off and on  ;D. Well, I guess then I have to wait for someone having more experience on this. Thx

Users / Re: PDA Orbiter UI missing icons
« on: November 19, 2008, 05:51:53 pm »
Hari, is the recompiling part something I can do myself ::)

Users / Re: PDA Orbiter UI missing icons
« on: November 19, 2008, 09:17:01 am »
Bump, somebody must have a clue ???

Users / Re: Turn on/off using a remote control
« on: November 18, 2008, 02:56:24 pm »
I noticed that using a obiter on my PDA, changing into the right room and using More->Power->Power On would switch my MD on. Not being the expert on this I think this has been made possible through setting the Lan WakeUp feature in my bios. A bit of a shame that I extended the on/off button over a distance of 3 meters through a wall to make on/off possible.....

Users / PDA Orbiter UI missing icons
« on: November 18, 2008, 02:48:13 pm »
Ok, I give up. Using my Ipaq 2210 i cannot filter on stuff i can in any other ui (Video,Options). Normally you can select TVShows, Movies and so on, but all of those buttons are missing. So clearly I am missing something. Done my bit of searching on the forums and wikis but still no clue. Is there an updated version of the ui somewhere?

Users / Re: Having a go at LinuxMCE on xen
« on: October 31, 2008, 06:15:11 pm »
We'll its not the only vm using the interface, so when you take it all together its not fast enough. Btw I guess its 20Mbit/s

Users / Re: Having a go at LinuxMCE on xen
« on: October 31, 2008, 10:53:01 am »
I've noticed that with a Gb link and using iptraf to check I was able to push not more than 20Mb/sec

Users / Re: Having a go at LinuxMCE on xen
« on: October 30, 2008, 08:55:29 pm »
Okay, let me explain again  ;)

* I am able to install LMCE in a HVM, but that has no access to any pci(e) hardware. At least not without VT-d which is only available on a small amount of MB's and using a Intel procc. So the only way I can hook the system to the network is via virtual network interfaces and that causes congestion. Not to mention not having access to ISDN cards and so on.

* Installing in an unpriviledged domain (PV) will give you access to PCI(e) through pciback.hide but when building the domain the installer of LMCE fails. When I did overcome the latter (tearing the installer down into bits and pieces) I was able to install the lot, but the system was everything but stable...

So if there is a way to install LMCE as a PV I would certainly give it a go and if able to build would provide the VM as a appliance to everybody interested.



Users / Re: Having a go at LinuxMCE on xen
« on: October 29, 2008, 09:54:29 pm »

thanks for your thoughts, although the latter part I really have no clue how to go about. Can you give me a hint, I am very interested ;-)

Users / Re: Having a go at LinuxMCE on xen
« on: October 29, 2008, 05:14:45 pm »

I had to use HVM as the other way, ie use PV, would not let me start the installer. Only after extracting the gz part of the installer and modifying the script in front of the gz container I was able to run the installer. But, when the system was running I got all kind of errors crashes etc. That is why I went for the core to be HVM and a mythbuntu slavebackend to do my TV recordings.

At this moment it will only be possible to build a HVM and have the access to PCI(e) directly using VT-d which is only available on the P5E VM DO mb which I do not have. Beside that its running out as well but I am still trying to find one. (

The whole XEN setup will give me the ability to be able to run my websites on the external side of the server without interfering with LCME.

I would love to have a way to set it up as a PV which takes a way the need for a new motherboard as I can pciback the necessary cards into the VM.



Users / Re: Having a go at LinuxMCE on xen
« on: October 25, 2008, 06:27:55 pm »
We'll gents, all failed. The problem lies in the fact that XEN virtual network interfaces will not pass enough traffic to have the system run smooth. Maybe VT_D will help but for that I'll first have to buy a new MB.


Hi all,

I have had a problem with my motherboard that when I used UI2 my sound was very bad. It sounded like crackling and with a bit of an echo. Using the most simple UI I did not have the problem.

My solution:

Check your type of soundcard via lspci...

Then find your soundcard in the next file

linuxmce@dcerouter:~$ zless /usr/share/doc/alsa-base/driver/ALSA-Configuration.txt.gz

For my specific card is says:


 Module snd-hda-intel

    Module for Intel HD Audio (ICH6, ICH6M, ESB2, ICH7, ICH8),
                ATI SB450, SB600, RS600,
                VIA VT8251/VT8237A,
                SIS966, ULI M5461

    model       - force the model name
    position_fix - Fix DMA pointer (0 = auto, 1 = none, 2 = POSBUF, 3 = FIFO siz
    probe_mask  - Bitmask to probe codecs (default = -1, meaning all slots)
    single_cmd  - Use single immediate commands to communicate with
                codecs (for debugging only)
    enable_msi  - Enable Message Signaled Interrupt (MSI) (default = off)

    This module supports one card and autoprobe.

    Each codec may have a model table for different configurations.
    If your machine isn't listed there, the default (usually minimal)
    configuration is set up.  You can pass "model=<name>" option to
    specify a certain model in such a case.  There are different
    models depending on the codec chip.

          Model name    Description
          ----------    -----------
          3stack        3-jack in back and a headphone out
          3stack-digout 3-jack in back, a HP out and a SPDIF out
          5stack        5-jack in back, 2-jack in front
          5stack-digout 5-jack in back, 2-jack in front, a SPDIF out
          6stack        6-jack in back, 2-jack in front
          6stack-digout 6-jack with a SPDIF out
          w810          3-jack
          z71v          3-jack (HP shared SPDIF)
          asus          3-jack (ASUS Mobo)
          asus-w1v      ASUS W1V
          asus-dig      ASUS with SPDIF out
          asus-dig2     ASUS with SPDIF out (using GPIO2)
          uniwill       3-jack
          fujitsu       Fujitsu Laptops (Pi1536)
          F1734         2-jack


Adding "options snd-hda-intel position_fix=1 model=3stack" at the end of /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base solved my problem after a reboot of the MD.

Maybe somebody is helped with this... ::)

(original link:

Users / Re: Having a go at LinuxMCE on xen
« on: September 28, 2008, 07:37:30 pm »

Will do, but will take a bit of time. I'm currently on holiday, back the 8th of October. Its in my own interest to document it as well :-)



Users / Re: Having a go at LinuxMCE on xen
« on: September 26, 2008, 07:41:21 pm »
Yes, yes and yes again. Got it working after almost a year of tries and more tries...

server hardware: ASUS M3A Mb, AMD 64*2 5000+ 4Gb memory and a couple of HD's, an extra network card and one Hauppauge PVR150
server software: Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 server with XEN 3.2 installed

xen setup according to Make sure you name the bridges eth0, eth1 etc otherwise the setup will fail.

Dom0 has a pciback.hide statement in the kernel parameters to hide the capture card. I've installed ConVirt to make my life easy when making VM's. Dont forget to change the "file" statement into "tap:aio" otherwise starting the vm will fail. Make also sure to run the ConVirt script on the server otherwise you are not able to connect....

DomU (LinuxMCE) created as a PVM. Any other option results in the disasters I have had during the last year. Attach one virtual network card to bridge eth0 the other to bridge eth1 after setting up. When starting the install LinuxMCE will detect 2 networkcards for the normal setup.

DomU (Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon with Myth backend installed). Use ConVirt to bootstrap a Gutsy commandline system. Make sure you add the hauppauge card to the config file through the pci statement. Also do not forget to add "extra="swiotbl=force"" otherwise your Domu will crash on DMA errors. Add Mythbacked to the DomU as described in, make sure you do not make a master but a slave. Via the setup connect to the master. And you are up and running ;-) Make sure you do not use any version newer than Gutsy or otherwise you probably have to rebuild the core because of a corrupted Mythconverge database.

If you want to know all the info I gathered during the process just PM me and I'll send you my details for I am happy to answer any question or send any config file ;-)

Next topic: how to get my ISDN card into place, netbooting XEN MD ????

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