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Muchos Gracias.  I will give that a try. 

Installation issues / Strange Media Director PXEBOOT behavior - FUbar'ed
« on: February 21, 2008, 01:43:44 am »
Ok, got a strange one here, where I PXEBOOT a pc and everything goes Haywire. I'm at a loss to why. 

Here's the situation:  I deleted one of my MDs because I kept on getting a video error message with the Nvidia drivers.  I went into webadmin and deleted the MD from the system.  Then I PXEbooted and the pc did the usual thing about announcing itself to the Core. Next it runs the DHCP_?.sh script, then the NFS? script.  Immediately after that it reboots and repeats these steps over again and again and again. 

Meanwhile on the Core/Hybrid I get a message saying "this seems to be a new orbiter, shall I set it up for you?"  Next the LMCE babe video starts up. Then I go into the LMCE webadmin tool and notice there is a new orbiter listed there, and also a new Media Director device created. The room listed for the new MD is same room my Core is in.  Well I already have a MD at that location. So it appears that LMCE is trying to create another one there.  This seems to confuse everything including me.  I tried changing the room location for it to where I wanted it to be but it won't stick.  I also get messages telling me such and such device #183 is invalid, shall I delete it. Hell yea, delete it for me.  Then once I delete the rabid Media director and the wayward orbiter in webadmin, things seeem to settle back down.   

So I'm wondering what has happened.  Did I screw something up when I deleted the MD?  I'm now unable to re-establish the MD I wanted to put back in the system. 



Well, I went out and bought a remote made by Universal Remotes (, model # URC-R7, and it is working with LCME, but there wasn't an exact match in the database for it. So ended up trying a different model. I looked everywhere for a MS MCE remote but couldn't find one.  So I decided to try this one ($29 US at Circuit City).  It works fairly well, almost all the keys map correctly, but there are a few keys which don't work properly, which is to be expected.   So this gets a little complicated?  Can someone point me in the right direction on how to program it? For instance, I need to map the ESC key function to a key on the remote so I can ESC from MythTv.

By the way this is a pretty neat remote for the money. It was quick to program the codes for my AV equipment, and it has the ability to program the ON key to a max of 3 devices. So now when I hit the ON button, my TV and my Tuner come on.  And I could program the remote to control the volume of the Tuner without having to switch the remote input to AUD (audio button).

Installation issues / Re: USBUIRT -cannot get any remote to work with it
« on: February 18, 2008, 05:15:50 am »
I forgot to mention I am using a HDHomeRun to tune over the air HD.  Thanks.

Installation issues / Re: USBUIRT -cannot get any remote to work with it
« on: February 18, 2008, 05:14:39 am »
Thanks very much for that information. 

OK, this may sound like a real Newbie type question, but how do you get a remote to control LCME and MythTV, or change channels for that matter. I'm just using a keyboard and mouse at the moment, but I thought a remote control would be able to do this. Am I mistaken?

Installation issues / Re: USBUIRT -cannot get any remote to work with it
« on: February 18, 2008, 02:39:26 am »
Yes, the USB UIRT 0038 is and has been selected. Is there a wiki on how to teach the USB-UIRT the right codes? If I can get that done, I think I will be good to go.

I bought the USBUIRT from and true to it's claim it did plug and pray install perfectly fine into my 0710 Core/Hybrid.  But for the life of me I can't get any remote I have to work with it.  I don't have a Microsoft MCE remote, which I have read here on the forums works well with it. I do have a couple dishnetwork universal remotes that I used with my dish receiver, and an assortment of others that were just laying around.  I go to the admin tool - advanced - media directors - and add the remotes in there using the device templates built in to 0710, but there really isn't an exact match for what I got.  I reload the router and go to LCME, press buttons, watch the red light blink on the UIRT, but nothing happens. WTF?

So should I spend MORE money and get a MS MCE remote, or can someone tell me how I would get one from my existing stash to work.  I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but when I cat /etc/hardware.conf and lircd.conf there isn't any configuration info in it.  Are these files used with USBUIRT?




Installation issues / Media Director bare bones system
« on: February 15, 2008, 07:10:59 pm »
First I want to say how much I have enjoying creating my home media system. I appreciate the work that has gone into making this a reality.  The learning curve was high (about1 1/2 months into it so far) but I'm a fast learner.  ;D

I've got my Core/hybrid going and a media director for the office. Next I am going to put together another m/d this weekend  for the master bedroom.

I found a barebones system that I'm going to try out. Here is the link to the specs of the system I purchased:

From the looks of it, I think it will work. I will report back my experience. 



Users / Re: Network configuration questions
« on: February 15, 2008, 06:58:54 pm »
Here is what HP says to do:

It is working fine for now, if it a'int broke, don't fix it.

Users / Re: Network configuration questions
« on: February 14, 2008, 03:32:38 pm »
My 2 machines are XP and Vista and  what I ended up doing is adding another gateway route pointing to the CORE interface, with a metric of 1 under Advanced Options of the TCP/IP configuration.  So any default traffic goes to the default external router, and any internal traffice to the 192.168.80.x side.  I can see my HPMediaVault now and map network drives to it. The only issue I have left which I can get around, is that the HPMediaVault uses netbios protocol by default, but netbios isn't routable I think. Anyway I just added the ip address of the NAS box to the c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file.


Users / Re: Network configuration questions
« on: February 13, 2008, 10:12:26 pm »
I don't believe the Belkin can be manually configured for multiple static routes <hmm> so I'm going to put a static route to the internal network on my regular workstations and see how that goes.   I don't have any use to access the CORE from the internet at the moment so leaving the firewall off there is no problem.  Thanks a bunch.


Users / Re: Network configuration questions
« on: February 13, 2008, 08:04:36 pm »
Yes the Belkin rtr is the gateway for the 192.168.1.x network. So yes everything would have to go there to find another network subnet.  How I route packets to 192.168.80.x is the problem. Maybe I can find an update for the Belkin that will allow me to build static routes.  I'm no expert, but what may be happening is the packets from the 192.168.1/24 network goes to the belkin, then out to the external WAN side, which then has no idea how to route to 192.168.80/24 subnet, since it is a private address. 

Users / Re: Network configuration questions
« on: February 13, 2008, 07:40:17 pm »
Then I guess it must be NAT interfering with my routing because I have the CORE firewall off.  I can see (ping) the Core's external IP of from the outside subnet when the firewall is off, and can't when the firewall is on.  I can't see anything on the 192.168.80/24 subnet from outside.

Users / Re: Network configuration questions
« on: February 13, 2008, 03:34:23 pm »
Well things are getting a little clearer. 

Following your directions I took a look at my Belkin router's configuration.

1.) make sure routing is correct (if you put the route on the outside router you don't have to touch all outside clients)[/color]

 I don't see any ability to put routes into it. The only configuration I see is the  port forwarding ability in the firewall settings. Is this where I would have to configure routes to the 192.168.80/24 subnet?  I thought this was only used to open ports in the firewall from the internet. Anyway,  I put entries into it for ports 80, 139, 445 to forward to my Core/Hybrid external interface, but alas I still don't have access to the HPMediaVault on the internal subnet. 

2.) make sure the firewall allows the traffic

See above

3.) make sure the inside hosts don't get natted when communication with the outside hosts (aka no nat rule)

NAT is enabled on the Belkin router.  Could you explain this more because I thought I needed to keep NAT turned on to protect the inside computers from internet hacks.

I appreciate y'alls help.


PS The good news is now all my media shares have been discovered by the Core!

Users / Re: Network configuration questions
« on: February 13, 2008, 12:29:23 am »
Also, you will also need to add a static route to your broadband router that tells it how to get to the network via the Core's external IP address. This will allow clients on the external network to get to the internal network.

Yes I believe that is the crux of my question, is do I need to add a static route to the Core. Would that be using a shell and using the route command or is there a better way?

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