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Installation issues / Re: realtek 8168 driver issue
« on: February 16, 2011, 07:13:58 pm »
Yeah I have just given up smoking as well, which made it so much more enjoyable.

I think I started smoking from my ears at that point.


Installation issues / Re: realtek 8168 driver issue
« on: February 16, 2011, 07:12:18 pm »
Hi phenigma,

Thank you very much for the information. Sorry I have taken so log to follow up your advise. I was having trouble getting onto web admin and after 3 different linuxmce mirrors have finally get my system up and running.

I followed your instructions, managed to download the file from the web site you suggested, tar, make, into net folder but still no connection.

Dan, good to see you're still puligging away at it.  To make things easier all around I recommend you start from scratch and use the drivers I provided for now.

To avoid any conflicts between cards I suggest that you proceed as follows:

Remove your 2nd NIC from the machine.
Do a fresh install of kubuntu from a snapshot dvd.
Put the 8168 AND the 8169 driver I provided in earlier posts in the drivers/net directory. 
You will have to use the 8169 driver I posted or blacklist the 8169 driver that kubuntu provides. (They will conflict).
Reboot your machine.
Your NIC should be detected by kubuntu and work in kubuntu at this point.
If it doesn't work then you should not proceed any further.  Stop here and get this NIC to work before proceeding.

Once the onboard NIC is working shut down the machine and install your 2nd NIC.
Boot the machine and, if the drivers are correct for the 8139, your 2nd NIC should also be active.
If your 8139 doesn't get detected properly you may need to DL & build newer drivers for it as well (I have no experience with the 8139).

Don't proceed with installing LMCE until both NICs are functioning and working in kubuntu.

Let us know how you make out.


Installation issues / Re: realtek 8168 driver issue
« on: February 16, 2011, 06:58:24 pm »
Sorry for my lack of replies, Dan. My core decided to destroy itself with no MDs or orbiters working, so I am having a week or so away from it for the sake of my mental health.

Ahh...  the ol' blew up the core mental health break...  I have taken a few.   ;-)


Installation issues / Re: realtek 8168 driver issue
« on: February 16, 2011, 04:28:51 am »
The files look like they're still attached to my posts.  You should be able to grab them.  You should make sure your 8139 card/driver are not interfering.

You should get the ethernet cards working in kubuntu before you attempt to install LMCE otherwise you may not get a connection through the cards.


Users / Re: KDE oddities
« on: February 13, 2011, 06:42:50 pm »

Place a shortcut to it on the Desktop.  Running this will gracefully switch back to the LMCE orbiter from KDE. 

Your other video issues with the KDE screen being to large are due to TV overscan issues, some TVs allow you to turn overscan off completely (such as newer Panasonic Plasmas), otherwise I don't believe there is an 'easy' solution.


Installation issues / Re: realtek 8168 driver issue
« on: February 12, 2011, 08:12:30 pm »
Here's the r8169.ko I am using.  I had to compress it so 'tar xvf r8169.tar.bz2' to uncompress it and copy the file to the kernel drivers directory as states previously. 

If you use this file you shouldn't have to blacklist the r8169 driver, I don't.


Installation issues / Re: realtek 8168 driver issue
« on: February 12, 2011, 07:52:13 pm »
magner, I'll try to give you a hand here...

The onboard NIC is a Realtek 8111e.  Driver source is available for this card from Realtek:

Because I was having trouble downloading the driver this morning I have attached the one I built for use with this motherboard.  This is the r8168.ko file built from the above mentioned sources on kernel 2.6.27-17-generic (the latest, and current, 0810 kernel).

Copy r8168.ko to /lib/modules/2.6.27-17-generic/kernel/drivers/net/ and replace the existing file of the same name.  You may need to blacklist the 8169 driver, to do this add a line 'blacklist r8169' to the file /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist (the r8169.ko file will still exist in the /lib/modules/2.6.27-17-generic/kernel/drivers/net/ directory) and reboot your system.

Try that out.  :)


PS, ah, after reading your posts again it seems you're having trouble blacklisting the r8169 driver.  I think I actually built a new r8169 driver from the sources at realtek and placed that in my .../drivers/net/ directory.  The problem is that the PCI device ID already exists in the old r8169 driver and the kernel picks it before the new r8168 driver.  Building a new r8169 driver from the realtek sources should fix this.

Developers / Re: ypbind running on MDs but not core is this intentional?
« on: February 12, 2011, 03:05:08 pm »
Thanks Thom!

I've been reading, but I'm off to do more!

I was originally under the impression that I would have to use ypmatch to grab data from NIS.  But, it looks like NIS takes care of replicating the information across multiple machines, and that it can be then accessed locally at each system using 'getent'.  At least that is my understanding right now.  You're statement about the replication of system configuration files pretty much says it all.  I am going to do some more reading though.  Thanks again for the push in the right direction!


Developers / ypbind running on MDs but not core is this intentional?
« on: February 11, 2011, 11:26:01 pm »
I'm trying to determine the home directory for a user on a hybrid and MDs using NIS.  ypmatch works great on MDs but ypbind doesn't appear to be running on the core causing ypmatch queries to fail when executed form the core.

Is ypbind running on the core for anyone else?

If not...
Does anyone know if ypbind is disabled on the core for a specific reason?

Thanks in advance.


Feature requests & roadmap / Re: hdmi cec
« on: February 11, 2011, 09:42:51 pm »
SO Hari,
If i understand corectly, I can control, AMP, DVD,TV and possibly PS3 via the kwikwai unit, using an orbiter?
This would be a better solution than USB-UIRT......

I'm not Hari but... what you suggest is correct, likely even for the PS3.  I am currently controlling my PS3 (via HDMI) with IR codes sent to my TV, essentially using my TV as an IR to CEC converter for connected devices.  I could see investing in one of these units to control most everything and rid myself of IR based control.


Users / Re: Boxee, kinda a fun little addon for just media
« on: February 11, 2011, 09:13:26 pm »
My view is that we need to focus on a more limited set of areas and do those extremely well. One area that LinuxMCE excels in is the ability to integrate pretty much any other device and allow for the control of or the interaction with it. In that sense we see integrating with Boxee, XBMC, Sonos, UPnP TV's as more of the same.

However with UPnP devices and Media Renderers in particular we can use these as headless MD's that we use an Orbiter to control. This seems to us to be a perfect combination in many ways.

UPnP/dlna rendering/control and the touch-orbiter concept are some of the most progressive and exciting ideas I've heard for this system in 3 years!  Andrew it's great to hear you are consistently contributing back to the community while evolving your product!  I do worry about the idea of 'limiting' existing areas of lmce though.

Thanks Andrew!  :)


What would that specific version be?

Mplayer 1.0rc3 and newer or any recent SVN version of mplayer has vdpau support.


Is this work around still working for you with all the updates? I tried a dist-upgrade after the end of life with the new sources.list when I was trying to install something new and it basically broke the system. I had to do a new install--which on my system means a lot of fooling around to get everything working again.

The avenard repository is still in my sources.list, dist-upgrade pulls in mplayer and libx264-65 from avenard and everything else, including mythtv, from the lmce or ubuntu old-releases repositories.  Avenard hasn't updated his intrepid repository in a long time...  It just works for me!

Also can you play recorded mythtv files in LMCE and get both video and sound after you do this? I only get video currently with these files and no sound. Many thanks!

Upgrading mplayer will have no effect on playing Mythtv files in LMCE.  LMCE will play mythtv files with xine.


Users / Re: Creating RS232 Panasonic Plasma Device Template - confused
« on: February 06, 2011, 09:22:32 pm »
Let me know how it goes and if you get stuck with anything I'll try to help.  Good luck!


Users / Re: Creating RS232 Panasonic Plasma Device Template - confused
« on: February 06, 2011, 08:57:10 pm »
Okay, here's two screenshots, one of the device on the a/v equipment page and one of the details on the edit IR codes page.  I've also attached a .txt file which contains all the Ruby code for each of the commands.  These are all the basic commands, my TV doesn't implement things like PIP, so I havn't included those commands.  For reference my TV model is: TC-P50VT25.  Additional codes are easy to implement.


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