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Users / LinuxMCE Rpi2 alpha testing
« on: April 18, 2015, 01:14:01 am »
Hey all,

I wanted to let you all know that Rpi2 development has been speeding along as quickly as possible.  We now have Rpi2 MDs booting in LinuxMCE on 1204 and 1404 cores.  We currently use UI1 but we are still working towards a qOrbiter based MD as well.

Our Rpi2 solution is built completely on Ubuntu Trusty ARMHF so we support almost everything that standard i386 LinuxMCE supports, the exception is some newer game emulators and diskless MDs.  Video, Audio, Games (up to PS1 emulation should be possible but not yet tested), HDMI-CEC control should all be working.

Because we build for Rpi2 on Ubuntu Trusty rather than Raspbian Wheezy we support all ARMv7 cpu instructions, which permits faster execution of many applications than the Raspbian equivalents.  We also support newer libraries for many common functions like audio and video decoding than the Raspbian equivalents permit.

Please follow instructions at

Please file tickets if you encounter issues (somewhat expected at the moment), join us in IRC to talk one-on-one or respond here for any issues you may have.

Happy LMCEing!


Users / Re: question about internet radio
« on: April 18, 2015, 12:35:38 am »
This sounds great!  Dap-P could you create a ticket in svn and attach your files?  I'd be happy to incorporate the changes into the current 1204/1404 development. 


Installation issues / Re: latest update problem
« on: April 14, 2015, 05:46:03 am »
Hi mav,

Yep, a few mythtv-player postinst bugs have crept up recently.  Follow the 1204 wiki and we'll try to lick this quickly.


Installation issues / Re: 404 error
« on: April 14, 2015, 05:34:09 am »
Thanks pigdog!  I'll see if I can find the offending entry in the db, if it hasn't already been located.


Hi Andrew,

My apologies re: licensing.  I was under the impression the NC would come with a license for a single MD.  I see that you will permit multiple MDs on a single installation per license.  I was confused by that and you have clarified that now for me.  Thanks!


Marketplace / Re: Dianemo-RPi2 Preview Edition - for Raspberry Pi2 FAQ
« on: April 10, 2015, 06:09:52 pm »
Q: Will a Dianemo-Rpi2 Core/NC support a local MD & HDMI audio?

While the Rpi2 hardware will definitely support HDMI audio we do not currently plan to support MD functionality on the Core/NC itself. We don't think the performance will be adequate (we may revise this if tests prove performance is not a problem). But since adding another Rpi2 as an MD or as a UPnP Media player is simple and only costs an additional $35 USD we feel that’s an acceptable limitation.

Andrew I fail to see how adding an RPi costs only $35 and find this suggestion to be very misleading to the point of this being false advertising.

The pi itself cannot be cannot be acquired for $35.  The pi itself is $35USD + taxes and shipping, this comes to greater than $50CDN dollars for a pi in hand.  An SD card is required ~$10, a power supply is required ~$10, an additional license is required ~$100 (something you fail to mention above).  So with taxes and shipping and the required additional pieces adding an RPi2 MD or UPnP Media Player costs upwards of ~$170USD each.  That is a *very* far from your suggestion of $35 to add an MD.


Developers / Re: Developing a Weather Plugin, videos
« on: March 31, 2015, 09:29:08 pm »
Create me a ticket at with the required images attached in a tar/zip/whatever and tell me where they need to go.  Then I'll put the images into the skin packages so you guys can continue.

Great work guys!  I'm really excited!


ps.  If you need svn credentials:

Users / Re: 1204/1404 HAL replacement !!! Please read!
« on: March 28, 2015, 04:50:35 am »
Alright these have all been dealt with and should appear for people in the next update.  Let me know if anyone has any issues.  Thanks.


Installation issues / Re: LMCE-1404 20150308181930157 reboot loop
« on: March 27, 2015, 04:03:39 pm »
So is it trying to install your nvidia driver on each boot?  After the initial boot it should have the drivers installed and then not try to install them again.  It sounds to me like that is likely.  Can you confirm this?


Users / Re: 1204/1404 HAL replacement !!! Please read!
« on: March 27, 2015, 04:01:53 pm »
mhm.  Okay, a couple points to look at and verify.  Silly me for thinking that device detection occurred only in the device detection system....   :P  I'll check them out.  Thanks posde.


Users / Re: 1204/1404 HAL replacement !!! Please read!
« on: March 27, 2015, 02:39:03 pm »
Glad things are working for you with the drives.  Thanks for helping to identify a hidden location that's still using hald for information, we'll have to convert autofs to use udev rather than hal.  Perhaps start another thread for the asterisk issues you're having.  I know very little about asterisk.


Installation issues / Re: LMCE-1404 20150308181930157 reboot loop
« on: March 27, 2015, 02:37:07 pm »
The fails on stopping are simply informative.  The issue is why it's triggering the reboot each time.  Something must not be completing in the initial setup.


Users / Re: 1204/1404 HAL replacement !!! Please read!
« on: March 26, 2015, 08:08:57 pm »
I'm not sure what is up there Mav.  I added an internal drive here and it was detected and stays online with both router reloads and reboots.  So I'm at a bit of a loss.  You can try running /usr/pluto/bin/ manually and see if the drives come 'online' then.


Users / Re: 1204/1404 HAL replacement !!! Please read!
« on: March 26, 2015, 04:03:53 am »
The fix for this issue is in the repo.
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apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
will bring the fix.

It's probable that this is not the only/last issue.  Please report back any other issues or crashes of the Hardware Abstraction Layer.  I will be sure to help fix things as quickly as possibe.

Some tips if you're having issues:
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ps ax | grep HAL
should show multiple lines of output.  If you only get one line, then hal is not running and has likely crashed for some reason (most likely my incompetence as a programmer :P ).

If you're running on the core and through the test above you determine that HAL is not running.  Please do the following:
Edit /etc/pluto.conf and add ",34,35" to the LogLevels= variable.
Reload the DCERouter.
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/usr/pluto/bin/HAL -d 16 -r localhost | tee out.txt
If you didn't see HAL running earlier then I expect this might crash. 

If it crashes... and only if it crashes please pastebin the output file 'out.txt' by running:
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pastebinit out.txt
That will paste the complete output of the HAL daemon up until the possible crash and likely point me directly to the problem with extremely specific information ;).

Thanks for helping troubleshoot this one Mav!  Seemingly un-related missing hard drives brought us back to the HAL daemon changes.  I really (can't emphasize enough) REALLY appreciate the time you spent with me to figure out the problem!


Installation issues / Re: LMCE-1404 20150308181930157 reboot loop
« on: March 26, 2015, 03:05:29 am »
If you'd like me to try anything, please advise.

heh.  phenigma sticks his foot in his mouth and mumbles...:

Try to figure out what the problem is?!?    8)

Anything you can do to try and figure out the issue.  First thing is to press ESC to kill the splash.  Which probably shouldn't be there to begin with.  hmm.  I'll try to find a moment to check the dvd creation log.

Need to have a talk with posde about over use of "|| :" and how it prevents us from finding problems.   ;)  (inside speak to posde... ;) )


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