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Users / Re: BlackBerry as Orbiter?
« on: April 11, 2010, 11:37:12 pm »
The files are here http://hob.dyndns.org/javamo/ and use the blackberry desktop manager or download directly to your BB

Thank you. I D/Led and installed JavaMO on my bold 9700. Installed the bluetooth adapter and the Core saw my blackberry, asked me the user/room and asked which type of device it was. I selected "Java Mobile Phone". Since I had already installed JavaMo I selected No when the core asked me if I wanted to try resending it to the phone since it failed the first try. I had JavaMO running and then my BlackBerry asked me for the passkey for dcerouter-0. I didn't enter anything and waited patiently. Eventually the BB said pairing failed and that's as far as I got. I didn't try manually pairing the device and the dcerouter is not listed in my Bluetooth devices on the BB. I rebooted the core and now whenever the BB is in range of the core it keeps popping up asking me for the passkey. I do not have the BB in listen mode but it is discoverable. It keeps asking me for the passkey until I walk far enough away or until I make the BB non discoverable. Then it will only keep the non discoverable setting until I try JavaMO again.

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Users / Re: BlackBerry as Orbiter?
« on: April 09, 2010, 03:01:29 pm »
I didn't do anything special other than transferring the JavaMO files to the blackberry via a USB cable instead of internet download.

I'm sorry for the simple question, but how did you transfer the JavaMO files? Where did you get the files from them?

You also mentioned that the keymap is a bit off. Is that something that I could easily adjust?

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Installation issues / Re: Netboot - Can't open /tmp/net-eth0.conf
« on: April 09, 2010, 02:23:03 pm »
Older equipment needs to be able to support network PXE booting. 
The Zino is a new piece of equipment, supports and is configured for PXE booting. That's the unit I'm focusing on. The other machines serve little purpose running LMCE and were just to confirm that I didn't have something wrong on my core.

If your BIOS doesn't support PXE booting then you can use the lspci command running from Kubuntu LiveCD or whatever to determine your hardware id info.
According to lspci is has a Broadcom Netlink BCM57780

You can build a boot disk using ROM-O-Matic ( http://rom-o-matic.net/etherboot/etherboot-5.4.4/contrib/rom-o-matic ) to get started.
Do you still recommend this if the problem is just a module problem? I think that's where I stand and either I'm doing something wrong/incomplete or there is a problem with the distro supporting the Broadcom Netlink BCM57780

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Installation issues / Re: Netboot - Can't open /tmp/net-eth0.conf
« on: April 08, 2010, 09:08:58 pm »
     The one machine that I really want/need to get working as a MD is a Dell Zino. This one gets the "Can't open /tmp/net-eth0.conf" error on the first boot attempt and doesn't even start to create a diskless boot image. Is it a safe assumption that the reason for this is that the interface card is not recognized and I should use a different driver? According to lspci the Zino has a Broadcom Netlink BCM57780. Googling "kernel module BCM57780" seemed to indicate that I should use tg3.ko. How do I tell LinuxMCE that it should use a different kernel module to boot the Zino?
     https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=525966 seems to indicate that an old kernel had a problem with this chipset. Is that why it's not working for me? The machine works fine using Ubuntu 10.04. The comments on the bug are almost all over my head. Any guidance would be appreciated.
    Are the instructions at http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Unrecognized_NIC still current for 8.10 or will I do more harm than good?

My understanding is that the the instructions for the Unrecognized_NIC are still valid. I don't know if I need to run the "/usr/pluto/bin/Diskless_BuildDefaultImage.sh" or if "mkinitramfs -d /etc/initramfs-tools-interactor/ -o /tftpboot/default/initrd" should be enough, but I tried both ways with the same results.

Am i running into a bug? The redhat link seemed to indicate that it was a problem with some version of the kernel. Does that apply to me? I added "broadcom.ko" and "tg3.ko" to "/etc/initramfs-tools-interactor/modules". I even tried removing the other modules as well. The result is still the same. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.


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Users / Re: Newbee! Questions
« on: April 08, 2010, 08:41:32 pm »
What is your take on this as a media director http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856119016? Or do you recommend a different one?
That's a sharp looking unit. i really like the form factor and the mounting clip. Let me know if you get one and it works. (FYI, the white version is $10 cheaper at the moment) I'd be a bit worried about the heat that most every commenter has mentioned since my Dell Zino (Can't get working on LMCE yet but I use with Mythbuntu) just started to overheat now that it's no longer 60F in my house (dell shipping out replacement). I have 1GB of 4200 laying around after a netbook upgrade so it makes this look even more attractive...especially if it is confirmed to work with LMCE.

The FoxCon Atom/Ion machine you mention does support PXE but the initramfs will not have the correct NIC drivers 'out of the box'. See this wiki page for information on fixing this http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Unrecognized_NIC
I'm having this problem with getting the above mentioned Zino to boot. I followed the instructions and no luck. I would hate to get another machine and get stuck at the same place. In case you have any suggestions, my thread is here: http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=9862.0

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Installation issues / Re: Netboot - Can't open /tmp/net-eth0.conf
« on: April 07, 2010, 08:34:19 pm »
It seems that I was having multiple and different issues:
     The HP laptop "Can't open /tmp/net-eth0.conf" may be caused by the system trying to use the wireless card. I'm going to put aside that issue for now. I've been told that laptops are not recommended to be used as MDs.
     The Dell 8600 problem is due to the resolution that the laptop screen supports. I'm not going to worry myself with it because the machine is so old and slow that it would likely choke on HD videos anyhow.
     I have a Dell 9300 laptop with a faulty screen (has vertical lines) that worked perfectly on the first try. Go figure, the machine with the defective screen works. I may just remove that screen and use that as a MD hooked up to an old LCD TV in my workout room, but for now I'm putting that project aside. At least I was able to confirm that my
     The one machine that I really want/need to get working as a MD is a Dell Zino. This one gets the "Can't open /tmp/net-eth0.conf" error on the first boot attempt and doesn't even start to create a diskless boot image. Is it a safe assumption that the reason for this is that the interface card is not recognized and I should use a different driver? According to lspci the Zino has a Broadcom Netlink BCM57780. Googling "kernel module BCM57780" seemed to indicate that I should use tg3.ko. How do I tell LinuxMCE that it should use a different kernel module to boot the Zino?
     https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=525966 seems to indicate that an old kernel had a problem with this chipset. Is that why it's not working for me? The machine works fine using Ubuntu 10.04. The comments on the bug are almost all over my head. Any guidance would be appreciated.
    Are the instructions at http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Unrecognized_NIC still current for 8.10 or will I do more harm than good?

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Users / Re: 810 Abandoned?
« on: April 02, 2010, 12:51:06 am »
nothing can bring down a LinuxMCE VAX cluster... not even ringing the door bell, watching TV, using the toilet and answering calls at the same time..

You have a TV and A Phone in your Bathroom ---- SWEET  ;D

That's nothing! I have a webcam in mine. ::)

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Installation issues / Re: Netboot - Can't open /tmp/net-eth0.conf
« on: March 24, 2010, 03:49:05 pm »
Then with is set to w for VGA-2 and while still just seeing vertical lines on the laptop and enabling the external monitor (using the keyboard switch), I decided to continue past the first screen. The setup wizard was set to VGA-2. I picked 1080p and 60Hz and all of the sudden I had a screen on the laptop! The only problem is that I have a double image across the bottom of the screen.

That was short lived. My next reboot the screen went back to vertical lines. Would changing the Video Setting using webadmin from "1920 1080/60" to "1920 1200/60" be a good thing to do or will it break more? If I change that do I need to do rebuild image or anything else for  the changes to take affect?

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Installation issues / Re: Netboot - Can't open /tmp/net-eth0.conf
« on: March 23, 2010, 03:25:16 pm »
The black screen after boot please see http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=3931.0

Thank you for the suggestion. I went through trying each connector. 1, 3, 4, 5, Q, W, L all resulted in vertical lines on the laptop screen and nothing on the external screen. 2 resulted in nothing on the laptop screen and a clear picture on the external monitor. If I hit the CRT/LCD switch on the laptop in any of the 1, 3, 4, 5, Q, W, L modes, I would get both vertical lines on the laptop and a clear picture on the external. I tried each connector at every resolution (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10). Then with is set to w for VGA-2 and while still just seeing vertical lines on the laptop and enabling the external monitor (using the keyboard switch), I decided to continue past the first screen. The setup wizard was set to VGA-2. I picked 1080p and 60Hz and all of the sudden I had a screen on the laptop! The only problem is that I have a double image across the bottom of the screen.

I had problems with a MD to get it to work I had to edit tftboot-default to acpi on or just delete the comment acpi off until it builds.

Afterwards I re-edited the defaults back to original.
ACPI is for power, right? Are you suggesting this change for the other two machines? Where is tftboot-default. I tried "locate tftboot-default" and didn't find it.

Thank you!

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Feature requests & roadmap / Kylo Browser
« on: March 23, 2010, 02:29:11 pm »
I know that there is a push to replace Firefox as the browser for LinuxMCE. Has anyone looked in to http://www.kylo.tv/? I'm going to start checking it out. It is made by Hillcrest Labs http://www.hillcrestlabs.com/ who makes a gyroscopic mouse, the Loop pointer. I have two of the loops and the Kodak theatre (still trying to find a use for the Kodak device). The Loops are pretty cool and I suspect that it will work beautifully with LinuxMCE (once I get a MD working).

Edit: They don't (yet) have a linux version. I mentioned LMCE to one of the Kylo discussion board moderators. Maybe he'll check out this project.

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Installation issues / Re: Netboot - Can't open /tmp/net-eth0.conf
« on: March 22, 2010, 01:23:07 pm »
Did you set your BIOS on the MD to network boot?  (The BIOS has to support PXE network booting.)
Yes. Without that enabled I wouldn't have gotten that far.
Do you have Broadcom Netlink BCM57780 on both machines?
No. The HP laptop has a nVidia MCP67

I edited this response because I realized that I was an idiot and didn't read the part in the instructions where it says that I don't need to manually do anything after 7.04.

Unfortunately the result is the same.

The HP laptop rebooted once, ran Diskless_setup.sh, created and image and took some time loading before getting to the "Can't open /tmp/net-eth0.conf"

The Dell Zino didn't even get to the diskless setup part before getting to "Can't open /tmp/net-eth0.conf"

I tried a 6-year old Dell centrino laptop and it got even further than the other two devices. It installed nvidia video drivers, rebooted for a third time then played a tinkle, tinkle sound and the screen went blank. I connected it to an external monitor and it seems that the video resolution is the problem. The laptop is a 1920x1200 screen. It runs fin on the external monitor but the laptop screen is blank. I set it to the 1280x800 resolution which is the same aspect ratio of 1920x1200 and the laptop screen remains blank and the display on the external monitor get misaligned. Also, on the final setup screen is shows the screen ratio as 4:3 and the video output as VGA. Shouldn't the ratio be 16x10 or at least custom? Should the output be something other than VGA since its using the internal? I only tried out this laptop to make sure that the core was working. And while the video is not working, I feel comfortable that the issues I'm having with the HP laptop and the Zino are with those machines and not the core. However, it would still be nice to get the old Dell laptop working. I'm guessing that the screen doesn't like the resolutions that LinuxMCE offers in the video setup. Can I change the resolution manually?

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Installation issues / Netboot - Can't open /tmp/net-eth0.conf
« on: March 21, 2010, 10:28:50 pm »
Yesterday I tried to get my Wife's HP laptop to netboot using wired connection. I couldn't even get it to find the image so I went to the IRC and was told that since this was my first MD I should to run:
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sudo /usr/pluto/bin/Diskless_CreateTBZ.shI got as far as "Can't open /tmp/net-eth0.conf" and gave up thinking that maybe it was due to the fact that I couldn't disable her WiFi card.

Today I wanted to get my Dell Zino working as a MD and I got as far as "Can't open /tmp/net-eth0.conf". I followed the instructions at http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Unrecognized_NIC. According to lspci, the Zino has a Broadcom Netlink BCM57780. Googling "kernel module BCM57780" seemed to indicate that I should use tg3.ko. (I even tried broadcom.ko). Following the instructions on the Unrecognized NIC page I did
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/usr/pluto/bin/Diskless_BuildDefaultImage.sh
No change so I even tried
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mkinitramfs -d /etc/initramfs-tools-interactor/ -o /tftpboot/default/initrd
Which should i have used?

I then came across different instructions at http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/PXE#Other_Network_Cards. I tried them and no luck.

So which is it? Do I need to modify the modules file at "/etc/initramfs-tools-interactor" or "/usr/pluto/diskless/###/etc/initramfs-tools". The modules file at "/usr/pluto/diskless/###/etc/initramfs-tools" had nothing in there but lines starting with #.

I'm a little suspicious that the problem could be on the core since I had this happen with two computers. Sure it could be bad luck in finding two machines with Unrecognized NICs but according the the Wiki entry this is uncommon.

Any suggestions?

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Users / Re: Multiple TV Tuners Question
« on: March 20, 2010, 08:40:48 pm »
In my core I have a dual ATSC tuner board (HVR-2250) and an analog tuner board (PVR-250).

I have the HVR-2250 also. What did you have to do to get it installed? Mine was not detected so i had to manually enter it in MythTV backend. Did you have to do the same?


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Users / Re: BlackBerry as Orbiter?
« on: March 19, 2010, 10:21:12 pm »
BB 8310 smartphone (EDGE) v4.5.0.110 (platform 2.7.0.90)

I didn't do anything special other than transferring the JavaMO files to the blackberry via a USB cable instead of internet download.

In my options>bluetooth page I have a paired devices list and there is a reference to my core.  do you have this?

I'm sorry for the simple question, but how did you transfer the JavaMO files? Where did you get the files from them?

I'm to the point where I'm ready to get my BlackBerries up and running, if even for limited accessibility.

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I've been running a Mythbuntu setup for the last few months. it's worked very well but I'm now migrating to LMCE to make use of the many additional features. I would like to start migrating from the Mythbuntu box to the LMCE box and I would like to do it in stages and keep both boxes running until I decommission the Mythbuntu box.

Stage One: Use LMCE for all new recordings
Copy over Chanel Data - It's took considerable effort to get the channels just right. Can I copy those over from the Mythbuntu box to the LMCE box? I would like to include channel thumbnails as well.

Copy recording rules - I have a number of recording rules setup on the Mythbuntu box. I could recreate them but I don't want the LMCE box to re-record previously recorded shows. How can I get those records over?

Stage Two: Access old recordings from LMCE
Share Media on Mythbuntu - I know I can share the files on the Mythbuntu box with LMCE but how can I get the show information on the LMCE box. Ideally I would want to keep the files on the Mythbuntu box (on the external network) until I'm ready to decommission but if necessary I can copy them over if LMCE needs a different directory structure.

Stage Three: Move all data to LMCE
How would I tell LMCE MythTV where the files moved to?

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