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Users / Re: No Orbiter on Core
« on: December 14, 2011, 09:59:16 pm »
Hi there.
Someone already covered the fix for it here. It is a bug, but this is a temporary workaround:,12176.0.html

Best Regards,


Users / Re: Showtime Scenario still active after I have disabled
« on: December 12, 2011, 02:53:08 pm »
Hey there. I may have an answer to your question.

There are really 2 ways to resolve this issue.
One completely removes the lighting function from Showtime event, or any event. This is kind of an ugly hack.
The other will allow you to further customize what it does, when the Showtime event is fired.

To start either way, to modify how an event is responded to, go to:
Advanced > Configuration > Scenarios     from the top of the webadmin:
Then in the left hand column, you will see a list of nested scenarios, the one you want to expand is:

"Scenarios for Event Handlers" and then click the "Watching: <insert room here>"

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After that the window on the right will show you:

*** See image below ***

Here in this image we see it executes command 245, which is the auto-generated Showtime scenario for my Living Room.

You can either delete this command - Kinda hacky, but possibly not. Or you can modify that scenario by scrolling up in the current left pane, to "Lighting Scenarios" and modify the existing scenario.

Or, you can create a whole new lighting scenario. I did this option, because I wanted to create a lighting scenario that would only fire at NIGHT.
After creating this new scenario, I just changed the number in the "Watching - Living Room, Living Room" scenario, and then I made another one to do nothing with the lights, for use in DAY scenarios. I did this for both "Watching - Living Room, Living Room" and "Not Watching - Living Room, Living Room"

If you play with the scenarios and the call functions, you can do all kinds of crazy stuff.

But the short answer is option One. Either delete the command group from the "Watching - <insert room here>", or modify directly the appropriate Lighting Scenario from the same portion of the web admin page.

Hope this helps. I intend on doing a Wiki entry for advanced scenarios, while on Holidays next two weeks.

Best Regards,


Users / Re: New MD acting strange 10.04
« on: December 05, 2011, 07:34:43 pm »
Wow!  ;D

You know I never noticed that there before.


That is one of the reasons I love this platform so much. Always an opportunity to learn, and members of the community always willing to provide the source of sadi learning.


Best Regards,


Users / Re: New MD acting strange 10.04
« on: December 05, 2011, 04:10:12 pm »
I just updated over the weekend. And Now I too am seeing that the sort option is set into filename mode by default. This after a router reload as well as boot up.

I will do some investigation. Not sure if this is ticket worthy or not.

As I have my media stored, series especially, in directories based on seasons. So filename is how I usually sort. But if a ticket should be cut. Let me know. I will do so.

Best Regards,


Users / Re: New MD acting strange 10.04
« on: November 30, 2011, 04:02:14 pm »

Have you tried changing the Sort Option. I think it might be set to "filename"

Have a look there.



Looks like it is only seeing 1 network interface.

Could you post the output of

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sudo ifconfig
We can see if it is plumbing up a virtual interface off of a single NIC card, and then maybe we can see if you are having a driver issue for the second NIC card not to load, or perhaps there is a bad NIC suspect, so could you also post the output of:

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sudo lspci -v|grep Ethernet
I had this happen to me both because of a driver and because I had a bad NIC card. On two separate installations.

See if we can get it sorted out.

Best Regards,


Developers / Re: Preliminary 10.04
« on: November 15, 2011, 02:22:26 pm »
I noticed artefacts appearing after watching TV for a while, getting out of mythtv, running the screensaver or watching a video, then they appear. Reboot of the MD fixes that. Nvidia drivers 260 are installed.

I noticed this as well running opengl or vdpau for the Media Director under the Hardware Acceleration option.

Changing this to "auto" resolved the issue. I am running 10.04 using the nVidia graphics on my Zotac ION MD. It uses the GeForce 9400M graphics chip.

After setting the acceleration to "auto" and rebooting the MD, the artifacting went away.

Perhaps this may help. I am running stock 10.04 nVidia drivers, I believe it is 260.

Best regards,


Users / Is it possible to put a core behind a core?
« on: November 11, 2011, 06:38:50 pm »
I was just wondering something. I am setting up a development core, to start working on some things in 10.04.
Do I need to pull out my old wireless router, run the internet to it, and then to the core followed by hooking up a second core to it.
Or can I put a dev core on the internal LMCE network?

I would prefer to do this, that way when I am not working on something, I can boot the machine up as a Media Director.



Users / Re: DirectTV or Dish Network
« on: November 09, 2011, 06:08:25 pm »
Hi. I am using Dish Network at home. Free HD for life, 2 ViP211K HD receivers, and 1 ViP612k HD DVR. All hardware installed for free.

Current Configuration:
ViP211k - 1 : USB-UIRT codeset 1 on core, hooked to tuner 1 on a PVR500 card - SVideo/White/Red - Schedules Direct
ViP211k - 2 : USB-UIRT codeset 2 on core, hooked to tuner 2 on a PVR500 card - SVideo/White/Red - Schedules Direct

ViP612k - : USB-UIRT codeset1 (ViP211k) on Living Room MD, hooked to HDMI 2 on LG 50PV450 TV.
 - this one is only viewable currently in Living Room, until I acquire an HD PVR box.
 - it is switched automatically to HDMI 2 over serial controlled LG TV, and the USB-UIRT in this room controls the IR
 - all this is setup automatically using the Connections Wizard with Sarah or via the Webadmin page.

Good selection of programming, they brought all hardware and hooked it up. The installer was intrigued by my core setup in basement.

The ViP211k's are SD and available to every media director as well as MythTV.
The ViP612k is only in use in the Living Room, but the orbiters/remotes control it.

I created a template for all 3 devices. And I used 2 IR codesets.

If you need the IR codes for codeset1 and codeset2, let me know, I will post them.
If you need instructions on how to set a second receiver, if it is to be in same location like mine on the core, I can also post instructions on how to change it's codeset.

Overall a very good experience.
Went into MythTV and set up a "as close to HD on SD" configuration as I could get. All recordings are 16:9 and SD recordings went from 2.1G/hr to 3.1G/hr.  I used this wiki page to tweak MythTV settings, from step 6 on:

Let me know if you need anything else.

Best Regards,

Users / Re: Which Graphics Card Do You Use?
« on: November 08, 2011, 06:11:33 pm »

Added my successes and failures......

Best Regards,


Users / Re: Flashplayer
« on: November 08, 2011, 05:58:07 pm »

I have experienced picture stuttering and choppiness using HDMI audio on an nvidia ION MD as well.
I found the way it was resolved was setting the Media Director to "auto" instead of vdpau.

After doing this and rebooting the MD, all symptoms are gone, and watching HD content I am still getting very low CPU usages for X and Xine, MythTV, etc.

Perhaps give that a go.

Best Regards,


Installation issues / Re: MCE USB2 remote not working on MD (10.04)
« on: November 02, 2011, 04:19:41 pm »
I can also confirm, making these changes has allowed for the MCE Remote/Receiver combo to work for me on 10.04.

Thanks, and Best regards,


Installation issues / Re: New 1004 Installer Testing
« on: October 31, 2011, 01:56:44 pm »

Thanks Thom. Will get to work on it this evening.



Installation issues / Re: New 1004 Installer Testing
« on: October 31, 2011, 01:44:51 pm »
Hi all.
I will take a look at this. I am planning on acquiring a few more of these "Nettops" now that I am running 10.04.
They are quite nice, fit great behind a flat panel TV with the included vesa mount. And with memory weigh in under $200.
They also play HD content well, and are extremely quiet. They even do UI2 masked ( sweetness ).

As a side project I am also looking into alsa configuration. They do not play well with AV Wizard choosing HDMI sound.

If someone can point me to the right place to start looking through the scripts. Could be merely adding a definition for the particular series of chipsets inherit in the N10 family chipset onboard cards.

Thanks, and Best Regards,


Installation issues / Re: New 1004 Installer Testing
« on: October 28, 2011, 09:54:45 pm »
To get the intel graphics to work on my Foxconn Nettop (N10 family chipset), I had to do the following:

After getting the pretty blue "Failed to setup X" screen.

ssh to core from netbook (or whatever you have, could do it directly from the core in KDE desktop using Konsole)

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ssh dcerouter - (or
ssh to the MD you are booting:

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ssh moonXXX - substitute the X's for your MD number of course
Edit the xorg.conf file created by the failed first run:

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cd /etc/X11
vi xorg.conf
type / and then enter vesa then hit enter again
highlight first letter of vesa (if not already done)
cw intel - yes just type the letters cw then i n t e l - then hit esc key - vi crash course J.I.C.  ;)
save file by doing
press shift and make a :
then type wq! and hit enter

there is also an xorg.conf file in this directory, that also has AV wizard as a part of the filename. I am doing this from memory, so I am not sure. But after you edit both of these files, making the "vesa" to "intel" change,run the following:

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After it comes back around, you should see your AV Wizard. Proceed as usual.

Best Regards,


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