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Installation issues / PnP Install Broken for Phoenix USB Solo Mic
« Last post by cafedumonde on February 24, 2017, 05:35:20 pm »

Today I tried adding a Phoenix USB Solo microphone to my new diskless MD but it has not been detected. Further, the installation is also not working on my hybrid/core, though it has previously under 14.04. I think the problem is as follows:

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root@moon82:/usr/pluto/bin# cat

## Setup Script for the Phoenix Solo USB microphone && Duet USB speaker/microphone.
## TODO: Store volume values in Device's DD

## MDs AudioSettings parameter isn't used at all. This is a
## completely separate device from the main sound in an MD.

CARDID=$(aplay -l | grep Phnx | awk '{ print $2 }' | cut -d':' -f1)

amixer -c "$CARDID" sset "PCM",0 50 >/dev/null
amixer -c "$CARDID" sset "Speaker",0 44 >/dev/null
amixer -c "$CARDID" sset "Mic",0 50 >/dev/null


The script looks for a soundcard with "Phnx" in the description that is returned by aplay. However, the card returns "AK4571" as shown below.

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root@moon82:/usr/pluto/bin# aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: MID [HDA Intel MID], device 0: ALC888 Analog [ALC888 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: MID [HDA Intel MID], device 1: ALC888 Digital [ALC888 Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: MID [HDA Intel MID], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: AK4571 [AK4571], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

Should I just modify the script to trigger on "AK4571?" Have I found a bug? How could the value returned by the card have changed? I thought that this was in the firmware of the usb device. This mic has worked for me previously.

Comments welcome.

Installation issues / Re: Problem with switching OS on MD
« Last post by posde on February 18, 2017, 05:58:17 pm »
Change the relevant file manually. This is how a good file looks:

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dcerouter_112602:/tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg# cat 01-6c-62-6d-e6-15-1d
KERNEL 298/vmlinuz
APPEND initrd=298/initrd.img ramdisk=10240 rw root=/dev/nfs boot=nfs nfsroot=,intr,nolock,udp,rsize=32768,wsize=32768,retrans=10,timeo=50 

Of course, replace the mac address in the filename with the mac address of your MD, and the 298 with a ID of your MD.

Oh, and please open an issue in about this.
Installation issues / Problem with switching OS on MD
« Last post by S4Howie on February 18, 2017, 12:38:42 am »
I have 1 MD using with an internal HDD and Windows 10 on it,so far it was never a problem to switch between the MD or Windows 10. The MD is configurated to boot over Network and when its up and running,you hit the Start as OS on Harddrive Button in Orbiter Power Section and the MD restarts but the PXE Bootfile it gets from the Core then lets it jump over Network Boot and boots up from Harddrive the Windows 10. If u want to switch back u hit the Boot as MD Button in an Orbiter.Then restart your Windows and the MD comes back again cause now the PXE Bootfile let it boot over Network again. But here is the problem the MD stays in 1 Mode until u switch and in some of the last updates i cant tell which one exact im sry the Boot up as MD Button is not shown anymore in all Orbiters at my setup 14.04 latest updates.
Can someone help,would be nice to have my MD boot up again,it is the 1 im using most in my living room and now its stuck in Windows10 mode.

Thanks Howie
Installation issues / Re: Video Card Recommendations?
« Last post by cafedumonde on February 16, 2017, 07:33:52 pm »

All is working now, thanks to help from darkwizard. :-)
Installation issues / Re: Video Card Recommendations?
« Last post by phenigma on February 16, 2017, 03:10:51 pm »
The orbiter size can be selected in webadmin and then the orbiter can be regen'd.

Developers / Re: Fixing External Media Identifier
« Last post by posde on February 16, 2017, 11:04:41 am »
I've updated the file on

so people do not need a GUI to download it. Maybe TSCHAK can find a way to upload to a place in the future where commandline downloads are directly possible ;)
Developers / Re: Fixing External Media Identifier
« Last post by tschak909 on February 16, 2017, 05:30:24 am »
I have done another build, this time incorporating a fix for issue #2723. disc ripping should now work correctly. I am looking to see if I need to explicitly add support for firing an identify when the External Media Identifier starts up (e.g. if it crashes.), but I think this should work better.

Please make sure that you can:

* Identify and rip a DVD
* Identify and rip a CD

The current CD and DVD identifiers use the Microsoft Media Services (MDR) data source, and for American DVDs, this works great... Stuff in other zones may not work as well, need to see...

If anyone still has, e.g. a copy of Windows 7, with the media player, and you happen to be in europe, Please try to play a movie, and if a cover art comes back, please talk to me, so that I can instruct you on how to get the necessary network tracing data, so that I can augment the EMI code.


Latest build here:

Installation issues / Re: Video Card Recommendations?
« Last post by cafedumonde on February 16, 2017, 03:10:06 am »

Thanks for the reply artdirtbiker. Your post came in just as I was typing the update. Indeed the nvidia-304 driver was the way to go. Any advice on how to resize the orbiter?
Installation issues / Re: Video Card Recommendations?
« Last post by cafedumonde on February 16, 2017, 03:08:10 am »
Much progress!!

I went back and read Phenegma's earlier advice to change the driver version in and tried once again with my original GeForce 7300 card. I figured if the GT 710 wasn't working then the problem is not the card. This time, I used the nvidia-304 driver. The system completes the diskless install and AVWizard functions as it should.

and now the next challenge...

When I select the Composite output, 1080i does not appear in the resolution choices.  However, HD480p and HD720p do. Selecting 480p, I am able to complete the wizard and LMCE works fine with my old video card and TV. It looks OK but I want 1080i. (BTW I *have* made 1080i visible in Resolutions.conf. )

Adding the exit line to, I *am* able to input the modeline for 1080i in xorg.conf and the TV syncs up fine. However, the orbiter is not the correct size. I have tried running AVWizard with Xconfigure turned off but I am unable to generate a 1920x1080 orbiter.

It seems there are two possible solutions:

1: Allow 1080i to be selected in combination with a composite output in AV Wizard. (preferred)

2: Use xorg.conf to force the 1080i video mode and find a way to resize the orbiter.

Please help. Any feedback on which path to follow would be greatly appreciated.


Installation issues / Re: Video Card Recommendations?
« Last post by ardirtbiker on February 16, 2017, 03:03:26 am »
I've modified the in /usr/pluto/bin folder.  I've got a card that only works with the nvidia-304 driver.  In the file, any reference to nvidia-xxx was changed to nvidia-304.  This procedure got me up and running

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