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Installation issues / Re: PXE boot MD
« on: January 17, 2014, 03:10:07 am »
I have no clue. Any thoughts on how to find out?

I saw the "Generic PC as MD" entry as Device 63. I got back "ssh: connect to host moon63 port 22: No route to host"

I was very patient and let everything complete. Nothing came back after "sudo dpkg --configure -a"

Thank you,

What followed is how to find out.

In order to ssh into the moon, it must be on. In web admin/Media Directors it will say what the MD number is. You can also see the list of MDs in /usr/pluto/diskless.

Everything in linuxmce runs as root with limited exception. My first instruction is almost always "sudo -i" so that you do not have to run sudo before commands, because sometimes sudo will not transfer across some of the commands I want run. When you ssh into an MD, you will be root. You must of course instantiate the ssh session as root. The dpkg --configure -a was to be run from the ssh session.

So turn on the MD, root up, confirm the MD number and try again.

In situations where the MD cannot be booted we will chroot it, but that should not be the issue here. *nor would it be helpful as we would tie it to the cores hardware*

Installation issues / Re: 10.04 "add software" never populates.
« on: January 17, 2014, 02:02:03 am »
Yeah... medibuntu is dead.

edit /etc/apt/sources.list
Replace the medibuntu repository with:
deb /

Update will bark at you about a gpg key, but still download what you want. If you want it to stop barking run the following:
sudo -i
. /usr/pluto/bin/; gpgUpdate
It will take a minute, but will add the key.


Installation issues / Re: PXE boot MD
« on: January 17, 2014, 01:47:06 am »
What is the GPU?

On core sudo -i
ssh moonXX where XX is the MD number
lspci -nn | grep VGA

The first time the MD sets up it goes through a great deal of installing in the background... did you force it to reload during this process or shut it down or anything? While you are at it dpkg --configure -a

If that returns anything, you have broken packages it is trying to fix.

Users / Re: MythTV - mythfilldatabase
« on: January 15, 2014, 04:53:26 am »
Just hit the link... select "new ticket"
Give a descriptive title... and post whatever detail you can determine based on your experience, and any logs you can find specific information from. My myth in 1204 fills... but, I only experiment, so that info might not persist more than 24 hrs.

Users / Re: MythTV - mythfilldatabase
« on: January 15, 2014, 04:10:52 am »
1204 is not at release.

Please just make tickets with as much information as possible with problems you find. A new thread is less helpful. I understand you need this for HDHR prime, but... you are working on experimental software. These sort of threads are not what the devs are looking for, and make experimental software look like release software where things expected to be broken look like things that should be working. is where alpha/beta issues belong.

Users / Re: Revo AR1600 PXE boot recommendation
« on: January 15, 2014, 03:37:11 am »
In your case, I would opt for more firepower. I run these at 720p masked, and they are brilliant. This is NOT a recommendation for an MD, which is why I left your thread alone... but for those whom have limited resources with limited expectations... it is an option. I do not recommend these... but they roll... if your funds are as weak as your cheap TV.

I can tell you, however... if I was looking at a 400 dollar MD and a 500 dollar MD... I would ignore that argument and buy a real switch. I have been running LMCE for 4 years now on bullshit switch/routers... and 90% of my annoyances were removed by purchasing a REAL switch. Myth doesn't crash at the end of a program. All my "error jumping program" bs is gone. Weak channels (OTA) with good enough signal to lock do not digitize and artifact... those random hangs in movies are gone. TV is no longer a few seconds behind... but half a second... it is... a WORLD of difference. All totaled, in minutes of my life that I measure in heartbeats... dropping a couple hundred bucks on a real switch would have saved me countless hours and frustration over the last 4 years.

Drop money in real networking hardware. Spend the extra 20 dollars on the good nic. Spend the extra hundred on the good switch. I feel like a fool for not listening to this same advice, in this same point in your LMCE experience. Don't be a fool.

Users / Revo AR1600 PXE boot recommendation
« on: January 14, 2014, 07:36:22 pm »
These little MDs are the black sheep of the LCME community. They were like 150 bucks new, nVidia ION1, and do a smashing job as an MD... but booting them is problematic at best.

This seems to stem from an extremely optimistic function of the kernel's forcedeth auto-negotiation which pops on a few times at gigabit speed, blasts some packets and then kills itself before it gets a response, and tries again several times before then trying at 100, and sometimes catching before the kernel panics. On the nic itself you can watch this behavior... orange is 1000, green is 100. This is my cheap and dirty fix for them.

If you have a smart/managed switch (in the case of cisco, first update the firmware), set that port to identify at gigabit. No need to negotiate... but it still runs through this terrible routine without a possibility to negotiate for some reason. Identifying at 100 it does not do this dance, and just boots... but who wants that? A simple hack to deal with this is to edit /tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/<mac address of MD> and add "panic=1". It will panic the first time and reboot, and for some reason rebooting, rather than cycling power, it will come up correctly and load.

Users / Re: 1004 new install
« on: January 09, 2014, 11:55:04 pm »
Hello --

This morning I successfully loaded the 1004 DVD to a 300GB PATA drive on a Dell Dimension E310 with 1GB RAM. The first effort on a 10GB PATA drive failed. I thought the drive was bad, but now I suspect it was because there was a hairline scratch across the DVD. I selected the Hybrid install. The setup video is now prompting for a remote control device, so if anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.

I have the HDHomerun Prime and a cable card from Cox. I hope to at least be able to capture some TV, then go from there.

I'm a complete newbie to HA, TV capture, this board and LinuxMCE, with some years on Debian. Wish me luck!

If you are looking to decrypt channels you are going to need LMCE 1204... which is hit or miss at the moment depending on your hw with regard to stability. It wants to know how you want to control the TV... if you do not have a TV that can be controlled by rs232, just tell it not to control your tv.

Installation issues / Re: 12.04 install, can't see or hear her
« on: January 04, 2014, 07:19:01 pm »
The latest snapshot always has all the updates that are in the SVN repo.

That was why I asked what snap he was on. What I meant was I did not know if the pluto-boot-scripts package had been requested too early to contain the latest changes, so this might not be fixed with just an upgrade. It looks at first blush as though it does...  so before wgetting, he might just try an apt-get update; apt-get upgrade.


Installation issues / Re: 12.04 install, can't see or hear her
« on: January 04, 2014, 06:09:06 pm »
I have been rewriting all of the detection/install stuff for audio/video. I broke it pretty terrifically but believe it is working now. I need to know what snapshot you used... and please give me the output of lspci -nnk | grep VGA -A4

I don't believe the latest changes are packaged yet... and I am going to assume this is nvidia... as that is what I broke the best.

Code: [Select]
cd ~/
sudo -i
chmod +x ./
cp ./VideoDetectSetup /usr/pluto/bin
cp ./ /usr/pluto/bin

Users / Re: Audio over HDMI does not work anymore
« on: December 31, 2013, 11:02:33 pm »
This is now solved. More things have been fixed. Everything should be happy happy happy. Repo will be updated in the next day or so.

Sorry for the breakage.

Users / Re: Audio over HDMI does not work anymore
« on: December 31, 2013, 05:56:57 pm »
I missed you.

I am here now. Something is going pretty wrong there.

Found it. Change line 284 from
if [[ "$AlternateSC" -ne "2" && "$AudioSetting" -ne "S" ]]; then
if [[ "$AlternateSC" -ne "2" && "$AudioSetting" != "S" ]]; then

Cannot do math with letters. DERP!

Your moon is weird... please make the change and take it through AVWiz again.

Users / Re: subtitles & xinefonts
« on: December 30, 2013, 10:17:56 pm »
Does any one have any idea how to fix this ?


Not yet. Somewhere, we are setting our own variables, or we used to and are not any longer. The initial directory given will affect the Xine player in desktop. We specify, or should be specifying our own, and I haven't figured out where yet.

Users / Re: Audio over HDMI does not work anymore
« on: December 30, 2013, 10:15:11 pm »
Hello. I changed everything. However everything should work now much better... not expecting things to NOT work. Esp going through AVWizard.

cat /etc/asound.conf 
Paste here please.

Dropping into IRC would probably be very helpful, and a lot faster.

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