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Users / Re: No video from DVI2 on Zotac 220 - BETA2 (Solved)
« on: September 02, 2012, 04:05:10 am »
Please give l3me full lspci details on your video chipset and a copy of your xorg.conf...

I'm sure he'll want to tune the detection scripts.

Users / Re: Text to Speech - cutting off last word... ?
« on: August 31, 2012, 05:30:31 pm »
I'll answer...

No... The DVD install should be all you need to install the 1004 beta.

If you do a net install,... THEN you would have to install Kubuntu 10.04 first...

Wiki / Re: Add/edit page on wiki
« on: August 30, 2012, 07:17:35 pm »
It looks pretty much like user page type of content,... So, that's my suggestion.

Some of the content reads like a how-to, but not enough, in my opinion, to quality it for a how-to page, unless someone else requests it.

To create a user page, register on the wiki (now requires an active forum account, I understand, & which you have). Then search for your user name, and when it says there's no page for that, chose the option to create one.

Users / Re: Multi-room audio
« on: August 30, 2012, 02:55:37 pm »
Very nice klanmce,...

How did you set up the z-wave appliance adapter control scenarios?

Users / Re: Multi-room audio
« on: August 29, 2012, 12:12:21 am »
Are you talking about the same music playing or different selections?

If you want different selections, you need some form of device to play it, either one that can be controlled by LinuxMCE or a full blown Media Director. Think about the Raspberry PI project if what you're looking for is cheap, "mini MDs"... Not there yet, but getting a lot of attention.

For the same music, just controlled switching, there's this reference:
I don't know it the described device is available or not...

Users / Re: MythTV - HD HomeRun & Analog Capture Card
« on: August 28, 2012, 05:07:04 pm »
Maybe I'm misunderstanding about the cable box thing...

I thought that your problem was that the output was always channel 3, but you were trying to tune with the cable box or VCR or whatever. If you use and IR blaster controlled by LinuxMCE, you could have the IR blaster change stations on the box you are trying to send output to your analog card from. Every station, as far as the source/channels.conf is concerned, could be set to channel 3 for the WinTV-150 inside MythTV,... That way,... You would send IR signals to the cable box to switch to,... say channel 21,... but the MythTV setup would pull that in at channel 3...  Don't know if that'd work,... but worth a try...

Personally, I had the Haupaugue (sp?) HVR-1600 (2 of them, actually) and I pulled them both, because they were such a pain in the backside to configure. I rely on the four tuners in my 2 HDhomeruns.

It seems like your indication is that the tuners aren't pulling in a signal...

As far as the tuners are concerned, you might need to boost your coax signal a little bit,... especially if it's also your source of broadband internet. Multiple splits can degrade signals, causing one or both tuners to fail to lock in signals (a worse problem with QAM signals than analog). I used an amplifying RadioShack coax booster that's claimed to be digital/broadband compatible. If your cable is your broadband, you might want to make sure that your cable modem is working off the first, non-boosted split, and boost the cable TV signals off the second branch of the split.

There are sometimes signal strength issues with cable Co.s,... monitoring your signal power levels and adjusting them very fine to; (a) prevent multiple unbilled splits & (b) cause you to wrack up service charges on your setups. Their fine tuned settings in their equipment can mess with your internet connection.

Another thing to look at is the Mhz rating on the splitters and cable being used. You want to make sure that it's high quality enough for digital signals,... the cables preferably being well shielded. There are some shielding/signal improving tricks you can use, as well, when you have a lot of different cables (power & data) running close together and are fearing signal interference (like using a grounded foil wrap to provide extra shielding, or using a ferrite ring or bead on self-wired data connections).

PS: Regarding output switching... I have an AV switcher that automatically switches to the live connection from a number of different outputs,... don't remember where I got it, but probably RadioShack. No IR involved. The main thing is to turn off output from the device you aren't using... Causes a hassle when my stepson forgets to turn off the Wii, and the Mrs. wants to switch the TV off LinuxMCE over to regular cable. For the technically gifted, you could also turn on/off devices with Z-wave, serial or something, as defined by a LinuxMCE viewing scenario... An auto-switching AV box would then just send the "right" signal to the viewing/listening device (TV and/or Amp).

Users / Re: hulu player non-functional on MD [workaround]
« on: August 28, 2012, 04:28:04 pm »
Will try... Probably in a few days...

Quick question,... I once had the Hulu desktop app running under the KDE desktop, but it would run not through LinuxMCE's wrapper (since uninstalled the wrapper and app several times and ran a recent apt-get upgrade, I might've even done a full re-install)... When it ran in a window, it worked fine at some lower windowed resolution. When I tried to full-screen it, it crashed. My resolution is 1080p (native) on the machine I tried (VGA connection to a Sanyo 42" LCD TV).

Do you know if this is related to the Flashplayer issue (same thing)?? Or have I stumbled on some different problem??

Users / Re: hulu player non-functional on MD [workaround]
« on: August 28, 2012, 04:38:33 am »
I think I have the same issue here... Net installed LinuxMCE 1004 with recent apt-get update/apt-get upgrade...

Users / Re: MythTV - HD HomeRun & Analog Capture Card
« on: August 28, 2012, 03:33:39 am »
I have 2 HDhomeruns. They all have been allowed their own channel scan, but share the same channels.conf... Each one is set up as a different "source?!" (I think MythTV calls it)... Other than that, I've had no difficulty having each of the four tuners (two per unit) be used by the core. Don't know if that's a help.

For the Cable Box,... Maybe try setting the channels.conf file to force the tuning every channel to the frequency of channel three, but otherwise use the IR codes to send it to the correct channel?!

Installation issues / Re: [SOLVED] Add a new Hard Disk
« on: August 27, 2012, 03:31:47 am »
I would say it's a risk for LinuxMCE to be formatting. A drive can be partitioned and formatted with other machines. But if LinuxMCE detection routines mess up, it could lead to destruction of data... And, people would be tossing blame around.

Passing a message to the user that they need to partition/format the drive is another thing.

Users / Re: mysqld CPU spike issue still around...
« on: August 26, 2012, 02:58:08 pm »
The system is an Intel dual core with 4GB RAM...

Users / mysqld CPU spike issue still around...
« on: August 26, 2012, 02:49:49 am »
I am running and apt-get upgrade on my core and MDs (MDs got done relatively quickly)...

I was trying to shut down unnecessary things sucking up bandwidth or traffic on the whole network when I just happened to run a top on the Core, to see if there was anything hogging up system resources that might possibly slow down the upgrade,... That's when I noticed the CPU pegged near 100% on the mysqld... (turns out it had nothing to do with the slowness,... apparently that's just my connection to the LinuxMCE servers)...

I searched the forums and noticed that this appeared back in the 810 version, ... and that several people had noticed that if you kill mysqld it doesn't hog CPU cycles when it respawns... So I did that, and whataya know... same thing on 1004... a well behaved, respawned mysqld after killing it... (of course it had nothing to do with download efficiency) .

Does anyone know what's causing this??

Installation issues / Re: new release "precise"
« on: August 24, 2012, 07:36:26 pm »
Actually, I would suggest you file it in the, "Let me install this in a Virtual Machine, clone it, run it, see if it breaks anything and then..." all the rest of the stuff that L3ME said...

... It might be slightly less damaging to your time and sanity...

Installation issues / Re: 10.04 USB Install Issues
« on: August 24, 2012, 05:09:56 am »
Is it possible to create a hybrid ISO of the disk image with isohybrid (and be able to use dd to write the file to USB) or is the syslinux incompatible with that?

Wiki / Re: Started a Glossary page on the Wiki
« on: August 23, 2012, 02:30:43 pm »
I agree with that. My idea is to also have the Glossary link to the relevant wiki pages on that subject,... so one can right click on the link and open a new Tab to that material... and also link to external Wikipedia stuff... So, both newbie stuff and look up table stuff...

One particular thing would be to include horizontal and vertical dimensions of the various TV resolutions. A lot of people don't know that stuff off the top of their head, and have to look it up. They may know the native resolution of their Monitor/TV, but not what that is in terms of 720p or 1080p, or what-have-you,... Same for when someone is ripping video.

Anyway, that's my idea...

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