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Installation issues / Re: Denon Receiver Control over Ethernet
« Last post by cafedumonde on August 13, 2016, 04:13:21 pm »

It looks like LMCE has registered the serial ports. Looking in WebAdmin HOME > MyDevices > CORE , the Available Serial Ports box shows both ports and one that I think is my USB UIRT:


Does reloading the router trigger detection? Is there a log file I can look at?


Updating the post...

I tried to connect to the port again using minicom. LMCE is running, with a video paused. I get the fiollowing when trying to connect to /dev/ttyS5..

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Device /dev/ttyS5 is locked.
root@dcerouter:~# ls -la /dev/ttyS5
crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 4, 69 Aug 13 07:46 /dev/ttyS5

Not sure if this is good or bad. Does this mean that LMCE has locked the port? Otherwise could this be a file permission issue and LMCE is locked out? Again, an LMCE log file might give a clue.

Installation issues / Re: Denon Receiver Control over Ethernet
« Last post by posde on August 13, 2016, 03:42:57 pm »
It takes a while.

Also, make sure that the PCI card ports got detected. They should show up in web admin.

A tip from the trenches: After your stuff got detected, go ahead and disable serial detection for the media director. Otherwise, LinuxMCE does sometimes mix up stuff.
Installation issues / Re: Denon Receiver Control over Ethernet
« Last post by cafedumonde on August 13, 2016, 02:58:21 pm »

More success but no prize just yet....

I found the detection script which appears to be /usr/pluto/pnp/

Looking at the script, I modified the detection command in order to run from the command line:

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/usr/pluto/bin/TestSerialPort -p /dev/ttyS5 -P N81 -b 9600 -t "PWSTANDBY\r\s500mPWON\r" -i 1 -s "MON\r"

This works!!! The receiver power cycles as expected.

I now know the following:

1. the serial ports on the PCI card work
2. the serial interface on the receiver works
3. they are communicating in both directions
4. LMCE has a detection script for the Denon over RS-232

However, AVWizard does not seem to trigger this script. Is there another way to trigger? Will it trigger automatically if I wait long enough?


Installation issues / Re: Denon Receiver Control over Ethernet
« Last post by cafedumonde on August 13, 2016, 02:21:15 pm »

I have had some success this morning. I have tested both serial ports using minicom, connecting them to each other and passing characters both ways with two terminal sessions. Connecting one port to the receiver, I am also able to see status change reports when I press buttons on the ir remote. So, I know which serial port I am on and I know that it is working. I am also receiving characters from the AVR-2307. However, typed characters are not echoed and the receiver does not respond to commands.

Connecting the serial port to the terminal and running AVWizard, I also do not see any characters coming out of the port.

Is this device really plug & play? Is there a detection script? If so, where is it? Is there a way I can trigger it manually?

Also, if there is not a script, how can I add the device manually?

Installation issues / Re: Denon Receiver Control over Ethernet
« Last post by cafedumonde on August 13, 2016, 03:16:36 am »

Phenegma & Community,

It turns out that my receiver is an AVR-2307, which does not support Ethernet or CEC. The only option is RS-232. I have connected the receiver to my hybrid using a PCI serial port card with two ports and a db-9 cable. I do not know the pinout of the cable though there are male and female connectors, matching the genders on the equipment.

The wiki page, which is old, describes that this is plug&play. Trying the setup wizard, it is not detected on either port.

Trying to add the receiver manually, I selected Wizard > AV Equipment > Add Device and picked the AVR/AVC (Ethernet) template. It shows two serial ports, ttyS4 and ttyS5. I am ASSUMING that these correspond to the two on my PCI card. I tried both but still no luck after running AVWizard again to assign the inputs. Sending the "off" command through the Admin tool also does not work.

My normal troubleshooting approach with serial devices is to set up a dumb terminal on one side of the connection, send commands, and see the responses. This is the path I'll go down barring any advice. For starters it would be good to know if the use null modem connectors is typically required. Also, are there linux config files to validate the /dev/tty entries associated with my PCI card?


Installation issues / Re: Zoom & Aspect Controls In Xine Not Working
« Last post by ardirtbiker on August 13, 2016, 01:45:52 am »
I noticed this also... aspect appears to change the view, but none of the zoom options work


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Installation issues / Zoom & Aspect Controls In Xine Not Working
« Last post by cafedumonde on August 12, 2016, 03:14:41 am »

When playing a video and selecting the Zoom & Aspect button, the UI correctly shows the options but they are not responsive when selected. I am thinking that this could be a bug.

Installation issues / Re: Video Quality & Sound with Intel Drivers
« Last post by cafedumonde on August 12, 2016, 03:11:48 am »

All issues resolved:

1: Darkness was not specific to LMCE. I just adjusted the display controls.

2: Video tearing fixed by passing the TearFree option to the Intel driver as described in the thread.

3: The subtle distortion was indeed a function of the modeline timings. The standard ATSC timings caused the distortion. I switched to one known to work with Sony TVs.

4. Sound is working fine. My receiver was not setup correctly.

Thanks again for the feedback. System is working great for basic on to the next set of issues...

Users / Re: autotagger
« Last post by maverick0815 on August 11, 2016, 11:12:10 pm »
I was running this Test as root
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