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gazlang

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Re: VDR has died...
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2008, 12:01:57 pm »
Cheers, I will try this later and let you know if it works for me
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Re: VDR has died...
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2008, 05:24:26 pm »
Thanks for the help, it worked!
I placed control and xineliboutput before lcdproc in the plugins/order.conf

Haven't had much chance to fully test VDR yet, but I got a picture in LMCE at least!

Thanks again
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Re: VDR has died...
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2008, 09:43:11 am »
I don't think it did work!
In true un-scientific fashion I altered 2 things in one session. Changing the order of plugis may have helped VDR, but when I rebooted and tried the following day I was back to square one - VDR wouldn't start.

The other thing I changed is the network settings. I have altered the internet connection to use a wireless card and disabled my eth connections. When I rebooted LMCE wouldn't load, so I changed eth1 to dhcp in /etc/network/settings and everything was ok untill I came to trying out VDR.

From my output of plutovdr (a previous post) it looked like the vdr port could not be reached, so as well as changing the plugin order I changed eth0 to dhcp in KDE network settings. I think this did something to make VDR work. However, I can't get it to work after a reboot.

I think I need to try making eth1 static on the local host IP and netmask. So first, what is the local host IP address and netmask?

EDIT: I think it's 192.168.80.1, 255.255.255.0 - I'll try this out

Also, I had changed my core connection line in lmce admin to just include ath0 and eth1 dhcp. So second, what format should this line be in for static eth1 and dhcp eth0? Perhaps provide an example of yours? (the line can be found by entering lmce admin, clicking show devices tree at the bottom of the left hand menu, then clicking core and look for something like "connections" half way down the page)

EDIT: Found other posts mentioning this line, so copying them its:

ath0,dhcp|eth0,dhcp|eth1,192.168.80.1,255.255.255.0

Let you know how this does!

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Re: VDR has died...
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2008, 09:44:57 pm »
Riiight, so you figured: I don't have enough problems already, let's make a mess of the network setup as well?
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Re: VDR has died...
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2008, 12:12:30 pm »
Yup, well I needed to set up the wireless as my system is now in a different room to my router, and I didn't realise that the core/hybrid needs an eth port open (so disabled them thinking it would force my system to use the ath0 port for networking and make setting it up easier...obviously didn't)

Anyway, it's all sorted now. VDR works.

One thing I have noticed though is if VDR starts with the lcdproc plugin before lcdproc itself, then VDR does not work in LMCE, the same as if the lcdproc plugin is loaded before control and xineliboutput.

Putting the lcdproc startup script in crontab seems to work for ensuring it starts before vdr
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