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Users / {Solved] Adding a HD for all media storage
« on: January 17, 2014, 01:38:33 pm »
I installed LMCE 12.04 on a spare 80GB drive. Now it seems that 12.04 is working well enough for me to use it as my main core. My thought is to keep LMCE on the 80GB and use my 1.5TB hard drive from my old 10.04 install as a drive exclusively for media. Is this a good idea or should I just use the 1.5TB for everything?

If it's a good idea, are the wiki instructions accurate for 12.04

Once I have the HD working, how do I make the new drive the place where all MythTV recordings and other media go to as default? How do I safely move the current videos from the 80GB to the 1.5TB?

Thank you,

Installation issues / Re: PXE boot MD
« on: January 17, 2014, 03:42:12 am »
Yeah... that's what I thought. It should work for everything but mythtv and true HD video files.

You can adjust the mythtv playback settings in the regular setup menu in myth (not the main setup under computing) to the "slim" playback profile, and you can playback recorded myth stuff in all likelihood... but live streaming is going to be HD and probably break or be unwatchable.

Thank you very much! This old laptop worked well as a MythTV frontend for a few years so I have no complaints. I guess it's time to move onto the next machine.With luck the NUC will work well and I will be able to ditch the old laptop with the broken screen.

Installation issues / Re: PXE boot MD
« on: January 17, 2014, 03:35:06 am »
I believe that is going to be on the radeon driver, and myth might not like it much... this is due to ATI dropping support like mad. Not much to be done if the open source driver cannot keep up.

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV370/M22 [Mobility Radeon X300] [1002:5460]
   Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:2002]
   Kernel driver in use: radeon
   Kernel modules: radeon, radeonfb

Would be nice to get working, but not a big deal. I have a NUK on the way...but using this old laptop would work for a lesser used TV.

Installation issues / Re: PXE boot MD
« on: January 17, 2014, 03:19:21 am »
So you are saying that the computer must me on for me to ssh to it. Sorry...I have had a long day at work and wasn't thinking. Thank you for your patience! Response from lspci was:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV370/M22 [Mobility Radeon X300] [1002:5460]

Nothing came back after kpkg

Users / Re: Audio - Multiple simultaneos outputs
« on: January 17, 2014, 03:02:26 am »
The Startech Virtual 7.1 USB Audio Adapter (model No. ICUSBAUD107) works a treat.

Not speaking from experience here so I might be wrong, but I understand it is difficult to sync audio zones (if that's something you require).

I just ordered the Startech. I was hoping to get away without addition purchases. With luck the $40 USD after shipping and tax will be justified by being able to control the channels through the android orbiter.

Installation issues / Re: PXE boot MD
« on: January 17, 2014, 02:32:44 am »
What is the GPU?

I have no clue. Any thoughts on how to find out?

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

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"

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.

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

Thank you,

Users / Re: Audio - Multiple simultaneos outputs
« on: January 16, 2014, 02:34:22 pm »
Perhaps this could be of use :

Thank you. I did look up the wiki entry before but I guess I needed to read it closer. Seems like I don't need a actual SqueezeBox...just the Squeeze Server. Seems that Pandora would work. Looks like I need a separate sound card for each SqueezeSlave....but unclear if I can use my existing internal sound card without messing up my ability to have audio output through HDMI. I would not be needing to play videos and squeezeslave simultaneously.

Thank you,

Users / Re: Audio - Multiple simultaneos outputs
« on: January 16, 2014, 01:38:50 pm »

I love one word answers that are not "No". Thank you.

Don't I need a Squeezebox to run squeezeslave? Do I need to use a USB audio adapter or can I simply use my internal sound car? Does squeezeslave work on 12.04 and does it run Pandora stations?


Users / Audio - Multiple simultaneos outputs
« on: January 16, 2014, 02:34:50 am »
My 12.04 install is currently outputting audio through HDMI. I would like to also have it output through the standard analog 3.5mm stereo plug simultaneously. Is that possible and how?

My Core hybrid is in my basement and I recently hooked up to an old but functioning LCD TV though HDMI. In the basement I also have an old receiver that I use to play audio to my in wall speakers throughout my house. Before I changed over to HDMI, I simply have video through DVI and played audio thought the analog 3.5mm output. Now that I have HDMI working I would like to use the TV but want to also fill the house with music through the 3.5mm output. Thoughts?

Users / Re: MD recommendations
« on: January 16, 2014, 02:28:22 am »
Ordered with i3 with 4GB. I'm looking forward to plug and play.

Update: Darn! Normally I get items from Newegg next it's going to take a full week. I was really anxious to get this working this weekend.

Thank you for all of the help.

Users / Re: MD recommendations
« on: January 15, 2014, 02:38:36 pm »
I will be ordering the i3 NUC when I get home from work tonight.

Still trying to decide on 4GB vs 8GB. Thoughts? Seems that the G.Skill brand is the most popular and that the DDR3 1600 is the same price as the DDR3 1333.

Would be nice to turn on and off my TV. Which device should I get to do that?

Users / Re: MythTV - mythfilldatabase
« on: January 15, 2014, 01:59:33 pm »
Just hit the link... select "new ticket"

That was easy. I created my first ticket

Should I create tickets for "problems" that I find but get resolved in the chat room...such as the Nvidea driver not loading?

Installation issues / Re: PXE boot MD
« on: January 15, 2014, 05:00:45 am »
Mostly to credit huh with the fix, and from working on RHEL and Debian where /bin/sh is normally linked to bash, but your point is valid; especially since Ubuntu is linking sh to dash now...  :-\


Worked great!

I now have the old laptop booting up as an MD. I will have to play around because regardless what I tried, I could not get it to use the external VGA port. If you think the external DVI will be different, I will try that.I also noticed that I could not play MythTV....but that's about all I tried. I did get an error that I could not connect to backend database.  I did also see errors in my log about MythTV.

Here is my whole log in case I missed some errors.

Users / Re: MythTV - mythfilldatabase
« on: January 15, 2014, 04:34:57 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.

Great to there a guide or a How to for creating tickets? I've never done it before.

Users / Re: Revo AR1600 PXE boot recommendation
« on: January 15, 2014, 03:23:38 am »
You got a sub $80 MD

Timely and Tempting.....but after a few years trying to get LMCE to work to its full potential, I'm now opting for proven and PNP hardware even if it costs me more long as it saves me time.

Thanks for sharing!

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