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Installation issues / Re: First diskless MD boot
« on: October 07, 2010, 04:52:17 pm »
Ok so I’ve tried the network boot on my brother’s Gateway Netbook (ZA8) and SUCCESS!! A couple of issues are that when I use the touchpad LinuxMCE thinks i'm also pressing the number 1 button and MythTV appears for a second then crashes, but otherwise it generally works.

In the orbiter settings of webadmin under advanced there is a setting for 'ignore first press' or 'ignore first event' or something similar and I believe that may alleviate the '1' button issue...  Been a while, and I don't have a touchscreen MD, so I'm not certain if this will fix your issue. 

J.

887
Developers / Re: Clutter Exercise: Media List
« on: October 07, 2010, 12:40:23 am »
Unfortunately not I.  In the time I do have right now I am re-learning c++ and looking at the linux TouchOrbiter among other things...  trying to get my head re-wrapped around pointers (and pointers to pointers).

J.

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Ah, I see.  I am in the same boat here and perform manual setups of my inputs because there is no 'standard' for cable broadcasters and no easy/legal way to receive satellite directly, only through settop boxes and capture cards.  It seems to me that the basic mythtv control information should still be setup for MDs even if the capture cards/input devices need manual setup...  I havn't tried mythtv on an MD since alpha.

J.

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Users / Re: What devices are you running Web orbiter 2.0 on?
« on: October 06, 2010, 07:20:41 pm »
Increasing the image quality does increase the amount of data that is transferred to the web/touch orbiter and responsiveness can be affected.  The touch orbiter responds as quickly as the real orbiter on my webdt (800x600) at Image Quality of 70 and is just a little slower on screen redraws at quality 100.  I imagine that weborbiter will see similar changes in responsiveness.

J.

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Look at http://www.schedulesdirect.org/ they provide lots of guide data for US/Canada and it integrates directly into mythtv.  It's well worth the small subscription fee!

J.

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Users / Re: What devices are you running Web orbiter 2.0 on?
« on: October 06, 2010, 06:31:57 pm »
With the touch orbiter you can change the 'Image Quality' from the default of 70 to 100 in the advanced settings for the orbiter.  Doing this sends the full PNG image and eliminates the compression artifacts that are visible with the default of 70.  I'm not certain if this applies to the weborbiter as well as the touch orbiter (not at home to check right now) but I receive pristine images without compression artifacts by changing this setting.

J.

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Installation issues / Re: Setting up Core – MDs.
« on: October 06, 2010, 05:32:29 am »
You will need to run /usr/pluto/bin/Diskless_CreateTBZ.sh on the core before you will be able to boot MDs.  You should really be using 2 NICs to boot MDs as well... I couldn't comment on your methods so far as I have no experience with single NIC setups.

The post your replying to is quite old and related to outdated installs.  You should open a new topic if you continue to have problems after running the above script.

J.

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Users / Re: Client speaks protocol version 50 but we speak 56
« on: September 29, 2010, 11:06:24 pm »
mythtv-setup must be run from the lmce computing menu.  You will have problems if you run it manually (or from the KDE menu).

Glad to hear your up and running!

J.

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Installation issues / Re: Xine, x264, VC1 (mkv), and VDPAU
« on: September 27, 2010, 01:29:24 pm »
But I assume that sources.list line should be there?

Yes it should be there, the preferences file is the culprit.

I have always had issues with package management with this LinuxMCE installation (not just this MD, but the core also).  When I go into "Software Packages" in the Setup Wizard, I get a blank list.  I think it somehow ties into the fact that my internet connection wasn't working when I did my initial core install.

This is normal, there is nothing currently listed under 'Software Packages' in 0810.

J.

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Installation issues / Re: Xine, x264, VC1 (mkv), and VDPAU
« on: September 27, 2010, 01:23:17 pm »
You have an old preferences files installed.  

Edit them on the core and the MDs look like this:
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Package: mythtv mythtv-frontend mythtv-backend mythtv-common mythtv-database mythtv-transcode-utils mythweb libmythtv-perl libmyth python-myth mythtv-themes mythplugins mytharchive mytharchive-data mythbrowser mythgallery mythgame mythmovies mythmusic mythnetvison mythnetvision-data mythnews mythvideo mythweather mythzoneminder myth-doc
Pin: origin deb.linuxmce.org
Pin-Priority: 1001

Once you've altered the file on the core any MDs you create in the future will have the correct preferences file.  The lastest libxine1 is not in the deb-cache because it was downloaded after initial installation.  Currently the deb-cache is kept updated after the initial installation.  Your MD will grab the proper packages if you alter the preferences files as shown above.

J

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Installation issues / Re: Xine, x264, VC1 (mkv), and VDPAU
« on: September 27, 2010, 03:14:28 am »
That's an older version than lmce is using now.

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$ sudo apt-cache policy libxine1
libxine1:
  Installed: 1.1.16.4-0ubuntu6-lmce-1
  Candidate: 1.1.16.4-0ubuntu6-lmce-1
  Version table:
 *** 1.1.16.4-0ubuntu6-lmce-1 0
        500 file: ./ Packages
        500 http://deb.linuxmce.org intrepid/beta2 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1.1.15-0ubuntu3.3 0
        500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/main Packages
        500 http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/main Packages
     1.1.15-0ubuntu3 0
        500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Packages
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Packages

A dist-upgrade should bring it up to date.
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# apt-get update
# apt-get dist-upgrade

J.

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Users / Re: Client speaks protocol version 50 but we speak 56
« on: September 26, 2010, 11:58:26 pm »
Install with a recent snapshot.  The installation media you used is about a year old and many improvements have been made, some that do not always apply through an 'apt-get upgrade' process.  Mythtv changes have been significant and using a recent snapshot will ensure that everything is installed through current methods.

J.

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Hitting Ctrl-C will cancel the Diskless_Create script, MDs will not boot until the mythtv dependency problem is resolved and the script successfully completes.

Have you confirmed that you have internet access before running DisklessCreate?  You must have a working internet connection or DisklessCreate will fail.

Find out what apt really thinks about mythtv-backend, on your core run:
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$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-cache policy mythtv-backend

The output should look like this:
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mythtv-backend:
  Installed: 0.23-0.1
  Candidate: 0.23-0.1
  Package pin: 0.23-0.1
  Version table:
 *** 0.23-0.1 1001
        500 file: ./ Packages
        500 http://deb.linuxmce.org intrepid/beta2 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     0.21.0+fixes18722-0ubuntu1 1001
        500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/multiverse Packages
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/multiverse Packages

If that looks good then you need to start looking for other errors that are happening in the script before this one with mythtv, you may have to scroll back in the buffer to find additional errors.  If your output doesn't look like the above then you should post your /etc/apt/sources.list

J.

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sh*t... BUT... I changed my cables... The original distribution installation switched the interfaces also!!!

IS there another way to change it the right way?!

LMCE provides a way to change eth0 for eth1.  Click "swap interfaces" under the advanced network settings in web admin, then physically swap the cables.

J.

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Users / Re: blue ray
« on: September 23, 2010, 08:50:53 pm »
Thanks for the comments.

DMCA style copyright legislation is not yet in place in Canada and fair-use allows (currently) for backing up of media for a variety of reasons.  DMCA style copyright legislation has recently been re-introduced here and there are significant concerns about the limitations that it would impose.  I understand that circumventing DRM/copy protection is illegal in many places, the DMCA heavily emphasises this.  DMCA recently allows circumventing for specific (very limited, usually research) purposes but continues to criminalise distributing and acquiring the tools to circumvent.  Significant legal problems would arise, in countries implementing DMCA style legislation, if LMCE were to implement circumvention functionality, or even permit a discussion about the methods to circumvent.

This question (not only this one) comes up frequently enough that there must be a vast gaping hole in the information new users see when they arrive at the forums.  We don't have a 'START HERE' post with an FAQ like most other forums I visit.  I wonder if a general sticky message at the top of the user forum with a 'READ THIS FIRST' kinda subject and a body including links to the main LMCE web page, wiki pages (especially FAQ), why no blu-ray, blah, blah would be a useful tool in heading off some of the repetitive new user questions...  Yes I know most of the info is on the wiki, but until you read through 50 random posts or more there is no link to the wiki from the forum and no FAQ guide here either.  If nothing else it may help reduce Thom's irritation/stress levels with recurring questions on the forums.

Thom:  I understand your point re: medibuntu.  Thanks.

J.

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