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Users / Re: Core is Hammering a Windows File Server
« on: February 18, 2009, 08:50:59 pm »
I have a username/password set and it's working because the media lists are being updated.  The account had read-only priviledges.  I changed it to full privs and I'm still seeing a constant hammering. 

You were right about double-counting authentication attempts.  There are about 5-6 per second (Event ID 680).

Users / Core is Hammering a Windows File Server
« on: February 17, 2009, 08:01:41 pm »
I added a Windows file server to the core and it's indexing the files.  The problem is that I added the file server over a month ago and it's hammering the file server constantly (~13 authentications per second, 24/7).  It's so bad that when I stream video from the file server the application I'm using stops playing.  The only resolution is to disable the account I provided the Core for authentication to the file server.

This is my ~5th time installing LMCE over the past year.  Previous installs didn't do this and I believe were set up exactly the same (I've been writing down my own steps when setting everything up).

The Core is correctly indexing the files.  The file server is 7TB and is pretty full which is why I've waited so long to report the issue. 

Did I do something wrong this time?  Any help is greatly appreciated!

Users / Re: GC-SP1 Question
« on: October 11, 2008, 05:14:21 am »
I understand the concept of how it works.  What I don't understand is how to get a low voltage output from a device like a receiver, tv, or projector.  Global Cache says to use a "wall adapter" but I can't figure out what that is, GC won't respond to inquiries and SmartHome doesn't know either.

What would I hook the wires up to on the GC-SP1?


Users / Re: Gyration MCE idea?
« on: October 10, 2008, 08:07:55 pm »
I believe Dell stopped selling the RH515.  I looked a while back and couldn't find an inexpensive play to purchase the RH515 which is required to make the remote work.

Users / GC-SP1 Question
« on: October 10, 2008, 08:06:29 pm »
I know this question doesn't directly relate to LMCE but it is somewhat related.

Does anyone know how to use the GC-SP1 to determine whether a device is turned on (like my receiver, tv, projector, etc)?  I've asked Global Cache but they won't respond.  I also asked SmartHome and they didn't know.

Users / Re: IP Camera Problem - No Communication
« on: September 02, 2008, 01:15:02 pm »
I rebooted my core and that seemed to have fixed the problem.  I didn't see that in the wiki at all.  Can anyone confirm that this is needed?

I did find that if I set up the path to the image as a mjpeg file that it never closes the connection. This resulted in a hundred or so simultaneous feeds being sent to the core.  This eventually overloads the camera and causes it to completely freeze up.  The solution was to give MCE the address of a jpg and now it works great.

Is there any way around this?  I looked at the Panasonic camera and it manually closes the connection via a Ruby script.  I'm working on getting the pan/tilt features to work via Ruby and will try this but so far adding a new template causes the generic template to stop working with my camera.

Users / IP Camera Problem - No Communication
« on: August 30, 2008, 10:55:32 pm »
I just bought an Airlink101  It's an IP camera that support mjpeg.

I realize that there is no official support for this but I'm trying to get it to work and will be very happy to update the wiki if I can.

I did find out that the camera runs an open telnet daemon on port 15566 which allowed me to find a URL that gets a static image. 

I set it up based on the wiki entry  I found two links that showed a still image and a video stream (respectively):


I have a motion wrapper created under core/hybrid and an analog camera under that.  I put the IP and MAC address into the analog camera and set configuration as:

netcam_userpass admin:temppass

I tried setting netcam_url to the following also:

Nothing worked.  So I decided to try and troubleshoot by looking at the traffic.  I set up tcpTrace on my laptop ( and set it to forward all traffic from incoming port 80 to  I then deleted the camera and recreated it with the same settings except changed the IP for the camera to .252 and changed netcam_url to 252. 

I tried viewing the cameras by going into Security->View Cameras and it still said "Camera screenshot not available."  I didn't see any traffic come to my laptop from the core.  I tried all 4 combinations above and still no traffic coming from the core.

I also tried similar settings with the camera set up as an IP camera but did not see any results there.

Regardless of the camera, shouldn't I see traffic attempting to grab the output from the camera?  I verified that there is no problem going from the core to the camera nor to my laptop on port 80.

Any help is GREATLY appreciated.

Users / Re: MythTV and Local Hard Drives in Diskless Media Directors
« on: August 16, 2008, 09:38:22 pm »
you can't do that.. MythTV will re-sync the configuration at each router reload. Look in pluto_myth


Any hints? :)  I found the path /var/lib/mysql/pluto_myth but not much is there.

Users / Re: MythTV and Local Hard Drives in Diskless Media Directors
« on: August 16, 2008, 06:57:37 pm »
another interesting point to point out when people are looking to change recording directories that I just found out while testing some ideas in the myth_player source code:

You do have some other options for naming conventions. The only requirement is that the path somewhere contains "tv_shows". This is how LMCE determines what recording are new MythTV recordings - if the path contains tv_shows, and there are no attributes set in the database. Failing to abide by this rule, mythtv would still work, but the shows would not be automatically added to the LMCE database and appear in the datagrid. Though, this can be used to one's advantage if they didn't want recorded MythTV shows to appear in the LMCE database.

rdmustang: there is no reason for your symlink to disappear like that - very strange.
Have you changed your front-end settings to point to the new path?

I'm symlink'ing the directory to where the original settings were pointing so I did not update the front end.  I want to ensure that the recordings get added to the LMCE database.

Is this wrong?

Users / Re: MythTV and Local Hard Drives in Diskless Media Directors
« on: August 16, 2008, 06:26:07 pm »
I created a symlink called tv_shows_30 (moon30 is my MD with the tuners and the hdd) which links to /home/public/data/videos/MythMedia [133]/tv_shows_30 (MythMedia [133] is my raid array in moon30).

The Symlink doesn't persist across reboots.  What is the best way to make it persist in linuxMCE?  Should I create an startup script and if so where do is the best place to put it for a diskless MD?  init.d?

Thanks for the help!

Users / Re: MythTV and Local Hard Drives in Diskless Media Directors
« on: August 14, 2008, 05:01:38 am »
That directory exists (I believe everything is set up properly).  Right now it's storing all the recordings on the core (but my core doesn't have a very big hard drive).

Do I symlink on the core or on the MD (or does it matter)?


Users / MythTV and Local Hard Drives in Diskless Media Directors
« on: August 14, 2008, 03:27:48 am »
My tuners are in a diskless boot MD and it has a local hard drive that I would like to store recordings on.  Is there any information on how to do this? 

I have read posts on here and from what I gather I shouldn't mount the drive to the tv_shows_xx directory manually.  How then do I tell the MD to record shows to the local hard drive?

If anyone can help I'll gladly update the wiki with the information.

Users / Re: Bluetooth with Orbiter Problem
« on: May 25, 2008, 09:01:33 pm »
I haven't tested whether follow me works or whether this works on any MD's other than the one on my core and I'm not sure if there are better ways to do this or if some of this isn't required, but here is how I got my PDA working as an orbiter:

Pair the devices by using the following:
run: hidd --connect <MAC Address of PDA BT>

Enable Personal Area Network on the CORE:

   PAND_OPTIONS="--listen --role NAP"

Set a static IP network for the core to speak to the PDA:
add to  /etc/network/interfaces:
auto bnep0
iface bnep0 inet static

Reboot the Core

Set the IP of the PDA to be
Then on the PDA use the BT manager to connect to a network and find the core and connect to it.

In the orbiter set the IP as (assuming you use the default IP) and put in the device ID established by the core.

Users / Re: Bluetooth with Orbiter Problem
« on: May 22, 2008, 05:23:29 pm »
Any suggestions? This is the one barrier I have left with phase 1 of my MCE deployment :)

Users / Re: Shared folders disappearing and network weirdness
« on: May 20, 2008, 02:30:22 am »
I found a solution (cheesy as it might be).

I found that the following file creates the smb.conf file upon boot:

I created a file called smb.mythtv which contains the code I want to put into smb.conf.

Inside I put in this line right before the service is started:
cat /etc/samba/smb.mythtv >> /etc/samba/smb.conf

Not eloquent but it works.  If anyone have a more eloquent solution I'm all ears but in the meantime I'm up and running :)  Thanks for the suggestions!

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