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Dianemo S - Switch off Screen
« on: July 15, 2012, 11:13:08 pm »
Hi Guys

I have just setup a new MM which is connected to a LCD monitor via VGA.

Everything seems to work ok. The only issue is when I select power -> Monitor OFF it does not cut the feed to the monitor it just switches to full screen screensaver.

I was expecting it to stop sending a signal down the VGA which would cause the monitor to goto sleep!

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Re: Dianemo S - Switch off Screen
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2012, 01:13:55 pm »
Hi Guys

I have just setup a new MM which is connected to a LCD monitor via VGA.

Everything seems to work ok. The only issue is when I select power -> Monitor OFF it does not cut the feed to the monitor it just switches to full screen screensaver.

I was expecting it to stop sending a signal down the VGA which would cause the monitor to goto sleep!

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Hi,

If your monitor supports DPMS then you will be able to control its power state that way. See the Dianemo S wiki for details; http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dianemo_S#DPMS_control_of_computer_monitors

Other wise you need a screen that has some other external control capability eg IR, RS232 or IP

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Re: Dianemo S - Switch off Screen
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012, 04:00:28 pm »
Hi Andrew.

I have added the DPMS device to the MM in question and told the system to use that device as the VideoDev in /etc/pluto/media_config.conf.

I dont think the media config is working. The file did not exist on my system so I created it. I have also set the AudioDev to the AppServer device which it says in the media config section of your wiki will allow ALSA to control the audio but that is not working either.

This is my media_config.conf so far.


Room=2: AudioDev=127; VideoDev=127; KeepScreenOnForOSD=no
Room=7: AudioDev=26; VideoDev=128; KeepScreenOnForOSD=no


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Re: Dianemo S - Switch off Screen
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2012, 05:54:44 pm »
Hi Andrew.

I have added the DPMS device to the MM in question and told the system to use that device as the VideoDev in /etc/pluto/media_config.conf.

I dont think the media config is working. The file did not exist on my system so I created it. I have also set the AudioDev to the AppServer device which it says in the media config section of your wiki will allow ALSA to control the audio but that is not working either.

This is my media_config.conf so far.


Room=2: AudioDev=127; VideoDev=127; KeepScreenOnForOSD=no
Room=7: AudioDev=26; VideoDev=128; KeepScreenOnForOSD=no


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The media_config.conf file needs to be created for your system - its not there by default. Double check that you have all of the values correct in your media_config.conf

What is the audio output device for each of the rooms listed above? ie what is it and how is it connected to your MM

All the best

Andrew
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Contact me for Smart Home consulting advice here;
@herron on Twitter, totallymaxed+consulting@gmail.com via email or PM me here.

Get a Dianemo S License: http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8880.0
iOS Orbiter: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dianemo_iOS_Orbiter
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Re: Dianemo S - Switch off Screen
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2012, 06:04:13 pm »
Hi Andrew

The audio device for Room 2 I have set as the TV which is an LG RS232 device created in Av Equipment in the lmce admin.

The Audio device for Room 7 is the AppServer for the MD as these just have a basic set of pc speakers connected to the audio out.

Once I create the file do I need to reboot the whole system or do anything else to get it to read said file?

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