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Re: VFD front panel display (Antec Fusion)
« Reply #45 on: April 27, 2009, 03:58:32 pm »

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I have a Dign case with the VFD/IR inside; I have even tried to get it going using M$ XP... I have not seen it even light up...
The IR reception part was working though....
I would feel much better if it would at least light up and indicate something...
Do you have any idea or pointer where to look?

Maybe it's broken somehow? If IR and VFD are put in one module then connection is ok if IR works. But check again the connection, power, wires and so on. Another possibility is driver. Did you install under XP specific driver for your VFD? Try to install lcdproc and lirc on your system, specify correct driver - imon, for example, in the LCDd.conf, switch on debug mode there and see the syslog. Also see dmesg output about your VFD device.

Thanks for replying, I'll have to reinstall LMCE on this box to test. I remember I have done quite some testing on XP as I thought it would be a good idea to get it to work with XP before attempting Linux... :-)
I also do remember the Dign site is very obscure about drivers etc...

I'll keep you posted, but it may take some time..

Erwin

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Re: VFD front panel display (Antec Fusion)
« Reply #46 on: April 27, 2009, 08:52:43 pm »
I need HELP.  I don't really need anyone to tell me again to just GET "apt-get install lcdproc"  It doesn't exist.  I read all of the wiki's and forum information as I was told to do.  Some use synaptic but I read it could damage my setup so it defaults to using Adept.  OK.  It isn't there...  If it's missing, could it get put back?  If I need to check or uncheck something or add a new source in the Adept setup, what is it?

I did an apt-get update.  It isn't there.  Here are my Adept repository sources and I haven't changed them:

Kubuntu Software
download from the internet
Canonical-supported Open source software (main) - checked
Community-maintained Open source software (universe) - checked
Proprietary drivers for devices (restricted) - checked
Software restricted by copyright or legal issues (multiverse) - checked
Source Code - not checked
Download from:  set to Main Server

Third-Party software
software sources
file:/usr/pluto/deb-cache/ ./ - checked
http://linuxmce.com/ubuntu/ ./ - checked
http://deb.linuxmce.com/ubuntu/ 20dev_ubuntu main - checked
http://deb.linuxmce.com/ubuntu/ replacements_ubuntu main - checked

Kubuntu Updates
important security updates - checked
recommended updates - checked
pre-release updates - not checked
unsupported updates - not checked

Automatic Updates
check for updates - checked
download all updates in the background - not checked
only notify about available updates - checked

This was the adept setup on a clean install. What's wrong?
Please, I need help. Thanks
« Last Edit: April 27, 2009, 09:07:13 pm by rocketlynx »

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Re: VFD front panel display (Antec Fusion)
« Reply #47 on: April 27, 2009, 09:21:53 pm »
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I need HELP.  I don't really need anyone to tell me again to just GET "apt-get install lcdproc"  It doesn't exist.

lcdproc is a standard Ubuntu package. The reason why you cannot install it is end of support of Kubuntu 7.10. That means all its packages are available via archive repos but not via "live" ones. You may google about it or ask people on the Ubuntu forum.
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Re: VFD front panel display (Antec Fusion)
« Reply #48 on: April 27, 2009, 09:38:22 pm »
Thank you for your quick response, I really appreciate it.
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Re: VFD front panel display (Antec Fusion)
« Reply #49 on: April 28, 2009, 04:20:31 pm »
Thank you for your quick response, I really appreciate it.
Charles

Try to change original urls in your apt-get source list to http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/
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Re: VFD front panel display (Antec Fusion)
« Reply #50 on: April 29, 2009, 07:21:27 am »
Got it fixed! 
Thanks to all who helped me with my Antec Fusion V2 VFD installation.  For those using LinuxMCE 710, the command line, "apt-get Install lcdproc", is seriously outdated.  On my clean install of lmce 710, the source for this apt in the package manager, Adept, doesn't exist. 
After Googling for help on old ubuntu package lists, I found this on Credentiality Blog.

Topic:  fix broken ubuntu gutsy apt-get sources.list
url:  http://credentiality2.blogspot.com/2009/04/fix-broken-ubuntu-gutsy-apt-get.html

I added this link found on the above blog to Adept's third party software:
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy main restricted universe multiverse and then enabled it.
After Adept automatically updated it's source list I did not do an Adept fetch update because it can damage the installation.  Instead I went to the Konsole on the Media Director and did:  apt-get install lcdproc.  It installed without any errors.  I then edited  /etc/LCDd.conf and changed Driver=curses to Driver= imon.  After a reboot I had info on the VFD display when the Orbiter started.

I then started Mythtv and in setup checked the LCD option and began to get Mythtv info on the Display.  When it's not displaying Mythtv info the time is present.

That's it. 

Note:  Don't forget to go back in Adept and disable the old-releases link to insure that you don't possibly destroy your setup!
« Last Edit: April 29, 2009, 09:40:02 am by rocketlynx »

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Re: VFD front panel display (Antec Fusion)
« Reply #51 on: April 29, 2009, 04:40:11 pm »
Got it fixed! 
Thanks to all who helped me with my Antec Fusion V2 VFD installation.  For those using LinuxMCE 710, the command line, "apt-get Install lcdproc", is seriously outdated.  On my clean install of lmce 710, the source for this apt in the package manager, Adept, doesn't exist. 
After Googling for help on old ubuntu package lists, I found this on Credentiality Blog.

Topic:  fix broken ubuntu gutsy apt-get sources.list
url:  http://credentiality2.blogspot.com/2009/04/fix-broken-ubuntu-gutsy-apt-get.html

I added this link found on the above blog to Adept's third party software:
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy main restricted universe multiverse and then enabled it.
After Adept automatically updated it's source list I did not do an Adept fetch update because it can damage the installation.  Instead I went to the Konsole on the Media Director and did:  apt-get install lcdproc.  It installed without any errors.  I then edited  /etc/LCDd.conf and changed Driver=curses to Driver= imon.  After a reboot I had info on the VFD display when the Orbiter started.

I then started Mythtv and in setup checked the LCD option and began to get Mythtv info on the Display.  When it's not displaying Mythtv info the time is present.

That's it. 

Note:  Don't forget to go back in Adept and disable the old-releases link to insure that you don't possibly destroy your setup!

Please create a wiki site. Thanks!

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Re: VFD front panel display (Antec Fusion)
« Reply #52 on: April 30, 2009, 08:29:03 pm »
Sorry rocketlynx I should have reallized the source list was dead. At the time I posted they were still working.
Glad you found the fix and got yours working.
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