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Users / Re: AV connections not being controlled
« on: March 17, 2010, 05:32:37 pm »
No, what i'm saying is that after reload and regen, the amp turns on AND the correct input is selected.
That's ok.
If i change the input (.i.e from Lasedisc to Tuner), turn the amp off and play an audio or video file, the amp turns on but the input does not change to Laserdisc.
It sounds like you need to increase the "Number of miliseconds to wait for the device to warm up after sending a code to turn the power on" setting on the device template.

If that doesn't do it, please detail exactly what steps you are taking to run into this issue.  I want to know what buttons you are pushing and where they are for each step.  Something like this:
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1) reload orbiter from web admin
2) activate "Live TV Digital Cable" scenario from n810 orbiter - this causes TV to turn on and input is switched to AV3
3) Turn off TV using "Display Off" on on-screen orbiter
4) ... etc

The amp is controlled only via IR (does not have RS-232 connection). So, it doesn't matter if it's on or off, the IR always sends the "turn on" code.

Are you saying that you have separate and different On and Off IR codes?  The bottom line is this - if LinuxMCE thinks a device is in the proper state (power and input selection) then it will not send any IR commands.  If you don't have separate On and Off codes because your A/V gear doesn't support it, then On and Off look the same to the equipment, so the state will be confused.  The same is true for input selection if you don't have discrete input codes.  This is why you should avoid using your IR remote controls to control your AV devices.

Ok, got it. But i was thinking that also turnning the play/view OFF would do it, or at least at floorplan.
It means that if i leave the TV on, with the screen saver running and no media paying, the amp should stay ON. Is this behavior right?
LinuxMCE supports either behavior.

The default is to leave A/V gear on (displaying the on-screen menu and screen saver) for a specified amount of idle time.  If that time is exceeded, then everything is automatically powered down.  You can configure the time on the "Orbiters" page in the web admin (Wizard --> Devices --> Orbiters, "Seconds before power off" setting).  This setting has no effect for Orbiters other than "on-screen" orbiters, by the way.

The other mode will power everything down as soon as playback has ended.  Activate this by un-checking the "Leave Monitor on for OSD" setting on the Orbiter's device page (Wizard --> Devices --> Orbiters, Advanced, "Leave Monitor on for OSD" setting).

You will have to reload the router and possibly regen the orbiter for these changes to take effect.

Users / Re: AV connections not being controlled
« on: March 17, 2010, 04:35:53 pm »
I don't understand your problem...  Are you saying that if the amp is off and the router has recently been reloaded, then the amp turns on, but if the amp is off and the router has not been recently reloaded that the amp remains off?

How are you currently turning the amp off?  It sounds like you are confusing the LinuxMCE device's state.  You must NOT control power from your normal remotes - you must use LinixMCE's control system.  The same is true of the input selection if you don't have discrete input commands via IR or RS232.

The "off" button for your AV gear is called "Display Off".  It's under the power menu.  Use this to power everything off, otherwise the LinuxMCE device state will not match the state of the physical device.  This means LinuxMCE will think the device is "on" when it's actually "off", since "on" would be the last power command that was sent by LinuxMCE.

Installation issues / Re: Will WiFi as Second NIC Work? (see 2nd post)
« on: March 16, 2010, 05:18:03 pm »
Please read the entire FAQ:

Using wireless links on a network meant to distribute media, which has high bandwidth requirements, automation commands, which have high reliability requirements, and diskless boot images, which have reliability and bandwidth requirements, is a pretty bad idea.  You will see this response to every person who has asked about using a wireless link on the network - whether it be a bridge, the Core's primary NIC or the Core's internal NIC.  The only devices that will support a wireless link are the Orbiters.

You are, of course, more than welcome to try whatever you like, but I would suggest you go for the wires to save frustration and time.

A single NIC setup is an unsupported configuration.  There is a document that describes how to migrate to a 2 NIC setup, though it is probably out of date, so you may have to do some of your own research and trials.

Users / Re: AV connections not being controlled
« on: March 16, 2010, 03:07:18 pm »
It is neither, yet...  Look at the DCERouter.log and see what is going on.

I use the input switching all the time, so I know it works.  You may want to try to increase or decease the delays for sending commands in the device template.

Users / Re: Android Orbiter
« on: March 16, 2010, 03:04:38 pm »
Any details on that addition?  I may have more free time to look into this in the coming weeks.

Users / Re: Connections not being controlled
« on: March 11, 2010, 07:39:06 pm »

If you don't see the menus on the screen, then this is not applicable to your situation.

Try watching the message log when you activate that device and see what it says.

Users / Re: Connections not being controlled
« on: March 11, 2010, 07:13:59 pm »
I'm assuming you've reloaded the router since you added that pipe, right?

There is an open issue where the OSD resets the inputs.  Make sure to clear the On-screen menu.  Watch DCERouter.log (tail -f /var/log/pluto/DCERouter.log) and see if the proper commands are being sent to the AV devices.

Users / Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« on: March 11, 2010, 03:25:04 pm »
You can find the link and more infos on the wiki page:

The reference on your google code page to is incorrect.  It's

I'll try this out in a couple weeks, looks interesting.

Users / Re: Multiple Displays
« on: March 11, 2010, 03:19:01 pm »
why go to all the trouble of setting many boxes 
X supports multi screen right out of the box
now if it is supported (i mean by that that the interface differenciate independent screens )
thats another story ...

Kubutu and other window manager are all capable of handling multi-screens
(many right out the box)

...This topic has been dead since November. I'm not sure why you are bringing it up in on of your first posts to the forum.  The bottom line is that there are more things in play here than getting a correct window manager configuration, so a multi-head setup is not currently possible with LinuxMCE Media Directors.  By the way, Kubuntu is not a window manager - it is a Linux distribution that uses KDE, which includes the KWin window manager.

Looks to me like you (or someone) told LinuxMCE to add some shares from a different computer, but left out the password.  Add the password to the devices or remove them.

Installation issues / Re: [SOLVED]810 b2 install - no menu items?
« on: February 26, 2010, 06:19:03 pm »
Did you happen to check the web admin to see if the autogenerated scenarios existed?  Wizard --> Scenarios --> {each choice}

Users / Re: hulu use question
« on: February 26, 2010, 06:13:44 pm » was not installed so I had to apt-get it.

I believe this has been corrected in sqlCVS.

I don't think all the controls are done yet, so I wouldn't be surprised if there is no remote button to back out.  I know the Orbiter buttons don't work.  You might have to use a keyboard for now...

Users / Re: hulu use question
« on: February 26, 2010, 05:57:03 pm »
see this:

If you or someone else wouldn't mind wiki-fying the minimal set of those instructions, that would be great.  There is currently not a Hulu page at all...

The code around there is pretty straight forward.  It's all in the web admin code.  Follow the URLs and you'll find it.

Users / Re: Help I've fallen out of the database, and I can't get up.
« on: February 24, 2010, 04:10:58 pm »
got to start somewhere  ;)

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