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Users / Video Pipe question
« on: February 27, 2011, 06:47:32 pm »
Hi, my USBUIRT arrived on Friday so I spent the weekend playing and setting up all the video and audio pipes for my system.  What I need to know is where can I see the commands that are sent to the USBUIRT each time I select one of the media scenarios?  The reason I ask is that it sends the command to my receiver first, then the hdmi input change to the TV, which automatically changes the receiver back, so I need to send the codes in the reverse order.  I've looked everywhere I can think of in the web-admin so I'm guessing this must be somewhere else, a config file somewhere maybe??  (or somewhere I missed)

When I click on "resend IR codes" in the orbiter I see the commands there, I just want to send them in a different order.

On a seperate note, for anybody that has a Panasonic TV, there is a complete list of discrete codes available here, which were a real find, especially for being able to select an input and not have to scroll through them.


Users / MythTV location info / Dusky controller
« on: February 21, 2011, 01:02:24 pm »
I've been struggling to get MythTV working since the beginning of my LinuxMCE install, but decided to give it a real go over the next few days.  I have a question regarding the information that MythTV uses about my location.

I'm currently in Northern Poland, so I setup my location in LinuxMCE to the nearest big town as normal when installing, however I've got a sky HD box receiving UK channels.  MythTV tells me that there is no information regarding schedules for my location because I assume its trying to get Polish schedules.  Is it possible to set the MythTV location seperately to the LinuxMCE location??

Another question...
When I plugged my sky box into the Hauppauge HD PVR, a seperate scenario button was created on my media menu (Live TV Sky+).  As I have never setup MythTV from the start it must be bypassing it, and streaming the picture straight from the box when I press this button.  If I want to integrate it all into Myth so that I can record shows etc, do I have to remove this scenario, or will a correct setup of Myth make this work anyway? (Does that make sense?) ???



Users / z-wave sensors
« on: February 15, 2011, 01:58:27 pm »
I'm having a spot of bother with my z-wave security devices.

I'm using the Aeon labs stick with the include button, works fine for the lights, but can't get it to work with my ZIR010 motion sensor, or the smoke alarm. (everspring SF812)

I know Hari put in the work to get the smoke alarm working, but when I include it, nothing appears in my list of Z-wave devices.

The PIR sensor includes OK, but when I put the stick back in the core the lighting wizard automatically runs, I select Alarm panel and it tells me there is 1 sensor which needs to be added.  Great, except that when I tell it which room its in, it asks what to call it and there it all goes pear-shaped.  There is no "Next" button after I name it, I can only exit the wizard, or go to the end and press "Start using the system"  When it has finished regening the orbiter and reloading the router it has disappeared again, and does not appear in the z-wave device tree any more.

I tried to add it manually, but I'm not sure which template to use?
The wiki is very good for this device, but I'm struggling to get through it properly

When I added it manually in webadmin I chose the generic motion detector, as there was no specific template for this device, but the wiki mentions using parameters #17 #18 and #22 to set it, but I can't see these in the generic template.

What am I doing wrong?  Should I do an apt-get update? I have already done the sqlcvs updates for all DCE and IR components

Users / WD Mybook World *Now working*
« on: February 02, 2011, 10:28:40 pm »
Hopefully this is a simple one....

I've just plugged my WD Mybook world (NAS drive) into the switch on the internal side of the core.  It was recognised by the system and added itself as a drive, however I can't access any of the media stored on it, also when I click on it in the manage drives screen, nothing happens.

The IP address it was given is

My windows box that is also on the internal switch can map the drive no problems, and I can access it from the browser on the core.

Its full of movies, music and pictures but I can't see any of them from within the orbiter.

The device template it added itself to is #1837 but I noticed that at the bottom of the device info screen it says Registered: No

I was hoping that it would have added itself as a jukebox, or simply listed the media in the relevant places on the orbiter screen.  Any reason why it wouldn't do this?



Users / Y-Cam Camera
« on: January 27, 2011, 10:24:59 pm »
After a long break for the holidays, I'm back at the keyboard again trying to get my system functioning as I would like.

I see that somebody on here has used the Y-Cam cameras with LinuxMCE, I had one anyway and want to integrate it.  I'm not sure what template to use, but I also seem to be missing something because whichever template I pick, I can't see any images from the camera.  I can log into the camera from my windows box, and see the streaming video, I can even log into the camera from another computer in a different country, so I know it works, it must be something I need to setup properly with the LinuxMCE unit.  For now I have connected the camera directly via cable to the network switch, linuxmce gave it an IP address in the correct range, but there are no images.

Any users with this type of camera that can give me a prod in the right direction?



* Update *

I can log into the camera and view the feed from firefox within LinuxMCE, its just the camera button on the orbiter that doesn't get the picture??

Installation issues / network boot/dhcp issues??
« on: December 13, 2010, 11:30:05 pm »

I haven't had any real breakthrough with the issues on my core/hybrid, so I thought I would tackle adding a MD, just to try and get a positive result somewhere!

Unfortunately this wasn't the case, and I need some advice on where to check.

I'm pretty sure that my network connections are working ok now, the core can connect to the internet without problems, and at one point I even had my windows laptop working on-line using the internal connection on the core, which gave it an IP address, just like it should.  I'm using 2 NICs as suggested, all good stuff.  Here's where it went pearshaped!

I have a zotag MAG which I setup to network boot.  Switched on, and it said all the right things about announcing ourself to the network or whatever, then started installing the diskless setup.  This went on for hours, and never ended.  At that point I had run out of play time, and had to move the core, and MD off of the dining room table, (SWMBO's orders).  So having given up on the network boot after a couple of hours, I switched everything off, and moved the core to its rightful place.  Everything is now connected back as it was, but now when I switch on the MD it tries to network boot, but after 1 minute gives up.

As I said, I'm pretty sure the internal network is configured ok, I've read heaps of threads going back to 2006, and some really useful ubuntu ones, but I'm not sure whats not working.  I typed "sudo tail -20 /var/log/daemon.logĀ¦grep "dhcpd" and the result was:

(time & date) DHCPDISCOVER FROM (MD mac address) via eth1
(time & date) DHCPOFFER ON to (MD mac address) via eth1

which seems to suggest to me that the DHCP service is running. (Confirmed by typing /etc/init.d/dhcp3-server status = Status of DHCP server: dhcpd3 is running)

So what must I do to get LinuxMCE to allow it to PXE Boot?

{insert animated smiley pulling hair out}


Installation issues / WinTV PCIE card not recognised
« on: December 05, 2010, 09:14:03 pm »
Guess who!! ;)

Okay, I started a new thread because otherwise there will be too much info going on in the other ones.

I think I know why my Hauppauge WinTV HVR2200 card is not showing up in LinuxMCE.  When the machine boots, as soon as I see the Kubuntu logo I press ctrl+F2 and I can see the loading process.  At the beginning I get a message saying that the card is not (Yet) known to the system.  Then it says:
  • :

Card = <n> and something about insmod.  (wife is watching X-factor at the moment, so can't get back on the tv to copy the text exactly)

Below that it lists several versions of the Hauppauge WinTV card, and mine is listed as card 4 and card 5 and card 6.

My question is how do I go about telling the system that my card is type 4 (or 5 or 6).  I tried searching the insmod info file, but it really just told me to use modprobe instead, and I'm not really sure how to go about constructing the command properly?

I guess that I need to tell the system that the address listed at the beginning is a certain type of card.  Thats as much as I figured.  I have to say its over 10 years since I sat down at a console and properly worked with an operating system and hence my poor knowledge of linux commands.

I'll be grateful if anyone can help.


Installation issues / video and audio problems
« on: December 02, 2010, 09:19:49 pm »
Its me again!

Ok, so I've got the hyrid to boot properly, LinuxMCE starts, I even managed to get the AV Wizard to run after downloading a new driver for my Nvidia GT430.
The problems I now have are:
1:  when I set the display resolution to 1080p in the AV Wizard I get a blank screen when it restarts.  The best I can select is 720p.  Not the end of the world, but a niggle.
2:  whichever audio output I select I can't hear anything in the second part of the Wizard.  I read in the wiki that for my motherboard (Asus M4A87TD EVO)

"ALSA drivers are not PNP in kubuntu-0810 but updated drivers are installed during the LMCE installation process and which make the audio Plug N Play with LMCE0810!"

Assuming this has happened ok, is there any way to check?

I've tried all the options for audio, and I noted that the optical SPDIF is not working at all when I plug the fibre optic cable in.  If this was Windows I'd re-install the motherboard drivers from the CD, but its not, so I don't know how to go about fixing it  :-[  (Bios setting show that HD Audio is enabled)

3:  Living without the audio for now, I continue and get the setup wizard to start.  Great, apart from I only see a big black box in the center of the screen, obviously I can't hear whats going on, but the text points me in the right direction.  I manage to bumble through, but "Oh No" my hauppage winTV card has not been recognised at all, and isn't listed, so I can't get that setup.

So far what I've done is check in the xorg.conf file that the correct Nvidia driver is being used, I've been through several wiki and forum posts, but have come up stumped.  I'm thinking that there is some configuration file somewhere, or something else I'm needing to check, but as I'm new to LinuxMCE its tough going.

Any wizards out there who might be able to help, please post your ideas.

Oh, one thing to note, when LinuxMCE starts it says something like "There were devices that did not start properly, you can still use the system but some functionality will be lost"

Core details:
Asus M4A87TD EVO motherboard
AMD Phenom II 550 Black CPU (dual core, but 4 cores running with core unlocker on MB)
Gigabyte Nvidia GT430 graphics card (1Gb onboard memory)
Hauppage WinTV HVR 2200 capture card
Additional Gigabit NIC. (worked OOTB!)


Installation issues / *Fixed* Install Hangs @ "Rebuiling NIS cache"
« on: November 30, 2010, 09:19:00 pm »
Hi, first time LinuxMCE user, so please no flaming just yet.

Just got my core built, and booted from the 23388 snapshot DVD.  I got as far as logging into the core and typing the sudo apt-get update, which seemed to go okay, the machine rebooted, then appeared to start setting itself up.  It stopped however with the line "Rebuiling NIS cache" (not a typo, thats how it appeared) and just seems to hang there. I've given it over 20 minutes just to be safe, but then tried moving the mouse. The message went away, and I have a white screen with the black X cursor that follows my mouse movements.

What could have gone wrong?

I've tried re-starting several times now, I get the Kubuntu logo, then straight into the Rebuiling NIS cache screen again.

Any help much appreciated.


Users / New Build for Newbie
« on: November 09, 2010, 01:08:29 pm »
Hi People,  I've been watching the LinuxMCE development for a couple of years now, and I'm finally looking to take the plunge and become part of the "users" group!

Just bought a new apartment, so have spent a small fortune buying Z-wave controllers for lights, blinds and everything else I can think of; I want to run it all through LinuxMCE, as well as the media side of things.

I've just added a load of bits to my "cart" to build a hybrid core, but before I go ahead and pay for it all, I'd like to see if I've listed anything thats a gonna cause me a headache from the start.  I've tried searching through the Wiki, and the forums, but a lot of the hardware category stuff is out of date.  Therefore if any of you think that there's something here that won't work please let me know.

Asus M4A87TD Evo AMD 870 (Socket AM3) DDR3 Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X2 Dual Core 555 3.20GHz Black Edition (Socket AM3)
Asus GeForce GT 430 1024MB GDDR3 Low Profile PCI-Express Graphics Card
G.Skill RipJaw 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C8 1333MHz Dual Channel Kit
Akasa PaxPower 500W Ultra Quiet Power Supply
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (ST31500341AS)
Samsung SH-B123L/BSBP 12x BluRay ROM DVDRW DL & RAM Lightscribe SATAII Optical Drive - OEM Black
Edimax EN-9260TX-E 10/100/1000 Gigabit PCI Express Network Card (EN-9260TX-E)
ThermalTake DH202 Black VJ80051N2Z with 7" Touch Screen Case

I've left out the capture cards for now, as I'd like to try HDMI capture, but from what I read on the forum, its not supported yet.  As a number 2 choice I was going to go for the Hauppauge winTV 4000 version.  Can anyone suggest a better choice?

All help greatly appreciated.


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