Started over this morning. Spent the last couple hours rebuilding my core. Seemed to go somewhat better this time for unknown reasons, but I suspect simply not having the Gyro remote USB dongle in place until things were up and running may have helped (I have read many comments about problems and a repeated question about: did you have anything connected in usb?).
Like yesterday, I made notes as I went along.
I'm using a single NIC configuration. See my previous post for exact hardware details.
The start of the installation appeared on the VGA output only.
After the reboot, I got the Kubuntu splash screen on vga output, it did a bunch of config, logged itself in and went right to the AV Wizard. I note that some of the prompts and speech say to press enter but there's an OK button on the screen, not enter.
I choose OpenGL with Alpha Blending, Component output, 720p and then video output appeared on my TV.
I would note that the LinuxMCE screen displays perfectly, it's the correct size and the flickr pictures are very good lookin, but anything in Kubuntu suffers from all four edges of the screen running offline and out of sight, which makes navigation tough at times.
The AV Wizard said she couldn't find anything for MythTV and I'd have to run that myself.
There were no additional software packages displayed in the box. No problem.
I went to the KDE desktop, fired up firefox, went to localhost and logged into the Admin page. I updated the Network Settings and reloaded router from the Linux KDE Launch Manager. Went back to check the changes stuck (these are changes to use 1 NIC). Had to adjust NIC 2 again. Saved, reloaded router, checked, looks fine.
I then went to edit /etc/dhcp3/dhcpd.conf.
-quesiton: under (subnet) should the "option domain-name-servers 192.168.0.2" remain as 2? (the core ip?) or should be 192.168.0.1 (my LinkSys Router?)
-I changed "next-server 192.168.0.2" to 192.168.0.101. Is that correct? 101-199 being set aside for LinuxMCE devices
-under (group) I changed "next-server 192.168.0.2" to 192.168.0.101. Is that correct?
I then restarted dhcp and there were no errors.
I looked at /etc/network/interfaces (as I had to manually adjust that yesterday). I get:
iface eth0 inet static
iface eth0 inet static
(no gateway line)
Is that correct?
At this point I can ping internal and external IP's and domain names.
I disabled the firewall, my LinkSys router has one.
Now it noticed by Dell laptop. I told it it was a server, and it was located in the downstairs office. Something flashed about "failed to get IVTV device" and then a message installed software done. So I clicked the quick reload button.
Somewhere around here the flickr images start appearing on the screen.
I shared my "Music" and "Photos" folders off the Dell notebook.
I then went to MythTV Config.
Same thing as yesterday. Screen runs off the edges. No mouse. How do you make the drop-down selectors work?
I entered my SchedulesDirect.Org username and password and managed to select "Retreive Lineups"
Somewhere I got to scan channels. First it failed to open card, but later it appeared to scan channels.
I was told to run mythfilldatabase but I don't know how you do that?
So now I'm back at the main interface, wiggle over to media -> tv and a nice blank screen, no sound. A window asks if I want to reset the mythtv backend. Sure. Eventually I got the MythTV screen. Selected WatchTV. repeat above. Nice.
So then I figure I'd uncheck asterisk as we don't use VOIP. For whatever reason I get a few screens about "something cannot register with the router" so I decided heck, check it back on.
Couldn't get out of that loop so I clicked on restart from my Dell admin screen.
Hmm, upon restart I'm taken to the AV Wizard on the VGA output again. Fine, walk through all that and it rebuilts all the orbiter stuff.
Now it finds my shares on my HPPavillion desktop in the office. Walk through all that. Do a quick reload at the end.
I awake my Dell from sleep mode and it tells me I have limited or no connectivity. Try Repair. Nothing. Reboot. Nothing. So now my Dell notebook can't get an IP wirelessly. Ok, I guess I'll go back and have a look at the DHCP configs.
And that's where I'm at so far.
I still can't watch tv with the PVR150MCE.
Am i supposed to go learn how MythTV works now? Maybe I can run the AV Wizard, set it to VGA output only, and then actually be able to see the screen in proper size and set it up. Suggestion? From watching the demo video, I thought all this was automatic.
My results are better than yesterday, and I assume my issues at this point are with MythTV? and perhaps a little double check of the dhcp configs.