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Users / Raspberry Pi as Media Directory
« on: December 26, 2012, 03:12:26 am »
I'm curious to know how likely it is that it will be possible to use a Raspberry Pi as a Media Director some day.

I have seen that there are 3-4 forum topics related to this as well as 2 wiki pages, but they all seem to describe work on very specific components of the big picture.  I am not a developer so I have a hard time following what is discussed in the forums.  I am a seasoned Linux SA and am also familiar with LinuxMCE.

I am looking more from a high level overview how close things are or if it is even possible.  I'd be more than happy to add content to the wiki pages and participate in any testing, I have two of the 512MB RPs myself.

Users / Core Only with TV Tuner?
« on: January 14, 2012, 03:40:53 am »
If you disable the media director from starting on your core (by setting AutostartMedia=0 in /etc/pluto.conf), can you still use TV Tuner cards located in the core on the other media directors?  Or does the media director need to be running in order to "serve" the TV Tuners over the net?


Users / Axis M1031-W
« on: January 23, 2011, 03:24:34 am »
I am looking for some guidance on getting an Axis M1031-W working in LinuxMCE.  As far as I can tell from the WIKI and the Forum, this model of camera is not supported by Plug & Play.  However, as soon as I plugged the camera into the network, I was prompted on orbiter to setup the camera.  After running through the setup questions, I went to the web admin and looked under Devices -> Surveillance Cameras and found that it had been setup in there as device template 1723.  The PATH, PORT, IP, and MAC were filled in and seemed to be correct.  It suggested that the url to my camera feed was which seems to be correct because I can go to that URL in a browser and see a still image of my camera feed.  I have also tried switching the PATH to /mjpg/video.mjpg which also seems correct in the browser, but gets me no further in LinuxMCE.  What happens when I click the button that says "AXIS IP CAMERA" in the orbiter is a blue screen comes up with buttons along the bottom for pan and zoom, but there is a big empty spot above them presumable where the image from the camera would be.

Am I missing a simple setup step, or is this model truly not compatible with LinuxMCE.

BTW I have the camera setup to not require a login to view the live feed and I have tried with and without the username/password fields populated on the config in the web-admin.

Installation issues / Failed to setup X
« on: January 04, 2011, 04:07:01 am »
At the risk of getting "Search The Forum!" replies, I'm gonna throw this out there...

I am trying to Diskless Boot an Intel D510MO board (GMA3150) as a Media Director.  It goes through the PXE motions fine, but when it gets to the AVWizard step a white box on a blue background comes up stating "Failed to setup X"

I have searched the forums and have done everything I came across that I thought might pertain to my issues, to no avail.  I understand that nVidia is the way to go, but on this Atom board there is no slot for an add-in card, and I didn't spend the extra money for the Ion.

My biggest misconception is, since I can ALT-F2 to a terminal and type in startX and fire up KDE just fine, it doesn't seem like an X issue.

I have attached part of /var/log/Xorg.2.log... Xorg.0.log doesn't seem to state any errors.

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(EE) open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory
(WW) Falling back to old probe method for fbdev
(II) resource ranges after probing:
        [0] -1  0       0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[B]
        [1] -1  0       0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
        [2] -1  0       0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
        [3] -1  0       0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
        [4] -1  0       0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
        [5] -1  0       0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[B]

0: X(xf86SigHandler+0x79) [0x80c3019]
1: [0xb8085400]
2: X(InitOutput+0x80c) [0x80aab3c]
3: X(main+0x279) [0x8071b19]
4: /lib/tls/i686/cmov/ [0xb7c86685]
5: X [0x8071101]
Saw signal 11.  Server aborting.

Users / Multiple TV Tuners Question
« on: March 16, 2010, 01:26:48 pm »
I didn't really know what to search for to find the answer so forgive me if this has already been asked.

In my core I have a dual ATSC tuner board (HVR-2250) and an analog tuner board (PVR-250).  Presently the PVR-250 does nothing since there are analog OTA streams.  I am considering getting cable which will have some analog streams.

My question is how do you switch between tuners on LinuxMCE/MythTV?  Does it just list all of the channels in a row and automagically switch to the appropriate tuner depending on what type of channel you are watching?  What if you are watching an ATSC channel on the core and an analog channel on a MD, does that mean that your analog channel surfing abilities on the core are revoked?

Along the same line... since I have two tuners in the HVR-2250 does the machine deal with those automagically too?  In other words if the backend is already recording something on Tuner1 and I click on LiveTV will it choose Tuner2 to show me the LiveTV instead?

Users / MD PXE Boot, used to work, now fails
« on: February 22, 2010, 09:34:11 pm »
Getting message:
/init: .: line 1: can't open /temp/net-eth0.conf
kernel panic - syncing: attempted to kill init!

When booting Media Director

After searching the forums, I followed the directions on the wiki for adding module that are at

No change.  By the way my ethernet device uses module e100.

I have also tried removing the device from the media directors page in web admin, and re-running the diskless build scripts.  I have also re-booted the core several times.

Everything was working fine before, and then I had to turn off the media director to move the power cord and after I booted it back up I got these errors.

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