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Users / Re: Command "Tune to Channel" use in Device Template
« on: March 20, 2011, 09:39:14 pm »
Otay!!!!   Will give it a shot and see the magic!  ;D


Users / Re: Command "Tune to Channel" use in Device Template
« on: March 20, 2011, 07:32:05 pm »
< humbly bows to Thom >

It is a GSD.

in my template I have defined codes for the 'SendUserCommand' as defined in the "DIRECTV Set-Top Box Information for the Installer" (DTV-MD-0058) document.
This includes the Ch Up and Ch Down commands.  

My setup is such:  Component out of STB to HDPVR... Audio output from MD sound card to input 3 of my Kenwood Receiver, and TV out on my video card directly to Component in on my TV  (I am not controlling my TV at this point and is NOT defined in the MD).

So, since what I was trying to do isnt correct,  At this point, am I supposed to use the "" script in MythTV?   If so, what 'code' in my STB template does the script use to change the channel directly?   Or does it do some other magic?    

At this point, I can 'standby' and 'active' my STB from LMCE by testing the code... do I just need ch Up and Ch down?   Somehow I need to link the script which runs MessageSend (command 187 Tune To Channel), but if this code is empty in my template it wont know how to change the channel will it?

Sorry, but I program life safety systems... and I am probably trying to look at it in that perspective!!!!

Dennis (sometimes a menace)

Users / Command "Tune to Channel" use in Device Template
« on: March 20, 2011, 06:42:19 pm »
Gentlemen (and/or Ladies)  ;D

I have been using the '' script in mythtv (to change channels on my satellite box) for some time now.   However this is limited control of my stb.

I built a template for my DirecTV HR20, and read about changing channels using the script

This script invokes command #187 (Tune to Channel).   I assume I need to write a script inside this command to send the recieved channel to my STB (via RS232).  

I am not sure how to 'capture' the channel sent by the script within Command #187.  Do I read the command line parameters passed?  If  so, where can i read up on how this is done?


Installation issues / Re: Gyration Remote keys all wacky
« on: March 20, 2011, 06:28:04 pm »
   Silly question... but did you edit your xorg.conf file to add   

Option     "AutoAddDevices"   "false"

as mentioned earlier in this thread?

I missed it too... but with the modified hid.ko, and the edit to xorg.conf, and the correctly added child device, my remote is working!   

And yes.. it can be frustrating... especially when time flies by when troubleshooting (when you dont have enough time to begin with).


Users / Re: LiveTV with a generic video capture device
« on: March 18, 2011, 12:42:28 am »
I can also confirm the Hauppauge HDPVR works with MythTV inside LMCE (at least on 8.10)     


Installation issues / Re: Installation MCE 1004
« on: March 17, 2011, 11:41:00 pm »
  Thanks for finding this!!!   I'll be able to get past this issue on my 10.04 server as well... and to see what other equipment I have needs addressing!


     I added the "AutoAddDevices" "false" to xorg.conf where required.   No change...     I do know that a driver hid_gyration is loaded on 10.04.   The air-mouse portion (controlling the cursor) works, as do the left, right, up, and down arrow keys (however only when the air-mouse is enabled)  I have a 'dell' version of the GYR4101US.  (the functionality is the same on my core as well as the MD)

If I can help in any way with this, let me know.. I'll tinker with it when I have time  during this week.   Can you point me in a good direction?


oops.. forgot about that... I'll try it this evening!!!!


the OS and MD orbiter detect the usb transceiver (popup message), but none of the buttons work on the remote (or do wrong things).  I even re-created the child device under the orbiter (GO Cordless GC1005M  template 1812).   I dont know if it has to do with the usbhid module (as in 810 we had to compile a modified one).   I might try compiling the modified and test again.

But it will be later today... got some yard work to do before rain this afternoon


Ive got 1004 running (on a spare computer as Core) and then just changing which core is plugged into my switch and using the same machine for my MD..   (i did have to 'fix' something... my MD has a RTL8111 (r8168) NIC so I created the MD in Admin, then installed the r8168 driver in the MD file system)   The MD booted up and installed fine (except for the changes noted earlier about the nvidia driver).

Things I know on my setup that I noticed didnt work were :   Gyration remote, LCDProcClient (for LCD display), a DVD doesnt display (just a black screen) but the audio is going (but pushing a remote button would 'pop-up' the screen momentarily).   Also, I couldnt get MythTV to display video... I'm using a HDPVR (that works using 'cat /dev/video0 >> test.ts') but Myth would just keep trying to start LiveTV over and over until timeout.   I didnt investigate too much though... 2 day weekends are not long enough  :-\ and there is plenty of yardwork to get done

I actually got my MD to boot from the Core... the AV wizard ran, but when completed I was got a 'transparency' error which I fixed by changing 'nv' to 'nvidia' in xorg.conf.  Did a reboot and the system came up..

And YES is is kinda pretty. 

If i were smarter, I'd help fix some of the operational issues... but ive only mastered Visual Basic programming... and having a hard time figuring out C and C++.

Thanks for the hard work


Hey all,
   I got the SoundGraph iMON LCD on a new case and got it working using lmce-lcdproccliet.   It looks as though it was folded into LMCE a year or so ago... has anyone tinkered with the template to get any of the icons working on the LCD?

If not, I might take a whack at it... but Ive not been able to find out where within LMCE that I could get the state of things like surround/speaker status, or file format.. and such..

If anyone could point me to where I can 'sample' the states of these, I may be able to tinker some.


Developers / Re: Kubuntu prep script for 8.10 installs
« on: February 28, 2011, 02:44:42 am »
funny map!!!

thanks... that did it..  dont know how I managed to get that changed... musta been on drugs that day!  :P


Users / 'Video' listing page shows hard drive locations not video titles
« on: February 27, 2011, 02:49:12 pm »
I'm quite certain someone here can help me resolve this.   

For some reason the 'Video' page listing my ripped videos only shows the drive locations but not the video titles... if I click on the drives, I am presented with the titles on that drive....   

Is there somewhere I can correct this?

So far i have tried removing the drives, deleting them from the system, and then re-introducing them.. but that didnt fix the issue...

This is happening on my core/hybrid and my living room MD

Thanks in advance,

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