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usaf-lt-g

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Flickr Not Displaying Screen Saver
« on: August 06, 2008, 10:29:28 pm »
Hey guys,

So I got my new MD up in the living room... everything works great except for the Flickr Screen Saver. When it goes to run, it just gives me a white screen, no pictures. The MD Is using OpenChrome VIA Graphics drivers and UI1. As I said everything else works great, audio, movies, etc. Not sure what the deal is. Core and MD are also both running 710. Someone said it sounded like a "shoddy" network, but i'm sure the network is fine... everything is running at 100MBps or faster.

Not sure what the problem is.... any help or suggestions?

In the Admin website device is configured as so:

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Device data   Type default   

Directories /home/public/data/pictures   

Name Photo_Screen_Saver   

ZoomTime 10000   

FadeTime 3500   

Supports NPOT Textures - not checked   

Max Size 1024
 


If I ssh in and view the log i get the following:

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05      08/06/08 14:46:28.006           ^[[33;1mPSS released its textures!^[[0m <0xb631ab90>
05      08/06/08 14:47:00.235           ^[[33;1mGot a reload command from 0 ^[[0m <0xb631ab90>
05      08/06/08 14:47:00.485           ^[[33;1mReceived CMD_Off. Terminating...^[[0m <0xb631ab90>
Return code: 139
3       08/06/08 14:47:02       49 (spawning-device)    ^[[1;31mDevice died... count=1/50 dev=49^[[1;00m
Wed Aug  6 14:47:02 CDT 2008 died
========== NEW LOG SECTION ==========
1       08/06/08 14:47:13       49 (spawning-device)    ^[[1;00mStarting... 2^[[1;00m
1       08/06/08 14:47:13       49 (spawning-device)    ^[[1;00mFound ./LaunchPhoto_Screen_Saver.sh^[[1;00m
== ATTEMPT FRESH START ==
1       08/06/08 14:48:51       Spawn_Device.sh 49 (spawning-device)    ^[[1;00m2374 Dev: 49; Already Running list: 44,45,47,46,49,51,50,48,^[[1;00m
1       08/06/08 14:48:51       Spawn_Device.sh 49 (spawning-device)    ^[[1;00m2374 Device 49 was marked as 'running'. Not starting^[[1;00m
1       08/06/08 14:48:51       Spawn_Device.sh 49 (spawning-device)    ^[[1;00m2374 Dev: 49; Exiting because not starting^[[1;00m
05      08/06/08 15:07:16.853           ^[[33;1mStart Gallery thread^[[0m <0xb5a73b90>
05      08/06/08 15:07:18.278           ^[[33;1mPainting the image... (force refresh) ^[[0m <0xb5a73b90>
05      08/06/08 15:10:00.692           ^[[33;1mPSS released its textures!^[[0m <0xb6274b90>
« Last Edit: August 06, 2008, 10:39:58 pm by usaf-lt-g »

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Re: Flickr Not Displaying Screen Saver
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2008, 10:46:40 pm »
So I got my new MD up in the living room... everything works great except for the Flickr Screen Saver. When it goes to run, it just gives me a white screen, no pictures. The MD Is using OpenChrome VIA Graphics drivers and UI1. As I said everything else works great, audio, movies, etc.

The screen saver doesn't run on UI1 does it?

That's great that you have had good success with the OpenChrome drivers. For me, playback was choppy and I went back to MythBuntu 7.10, which seems to work perfectly. Go figure.

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Re: Flickr Not Displaying Screen Saver
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2008, 10:52:58 pm »
It still runs, or at least is Supossed to run, in UI1. Just not with all the nice fades and transitions provided in UI2. I can't for the life of me figure out why I'm getting a white screen instead of actual pictures.

Yea, I posted some better directions on how to install the OpenChrome drivers on the wiki site. I had to do a bit of tinkering, but eventually got it. One thing I forgot to add was that in 710, you need generate a new xorg.conf file using the
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X -configure
command. Then copy it from your home directory, place it in /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Then you have to vi edit it, and change it to your display settings. It's a bit a pain in the arse... but worked fine after that.

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Re: Flickr Not Displaying Screen Saver
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2008, 10:59:16 pm »
It still runs, or at least is Supossed to run, in UI1. Just not with all the nice fades and transitions provided in UI2. I can't for the life of me figure out why I'm getting a white screen instead of actual pictures.

Oh, I can't even remember what it was supposed to do. On the core, if you don't get flickr images it's because you have no working internet connection, but on the MD, it should be pulling the images from a NFS mount point.

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Yea, I posted some better directions on how to install the OpenChrome drivers on the wiki site. I had to do a bit of tinkering, but eventually got it. One thing I forgot to add was that in 710, you need generate a new xorg.conf file using the
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X -configure
command. Then copy it from your home directory, place it in /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Then you have to vi edit it, and change it to your display settings. It's a bit a pain in the arse... but worked fine after that.

Yes, I saw that. I spent a couple days playing with my office via box and wasn't successful. I finally got the drivers to install with your additional instructions, but playback still sucked. I should try that on our master-bedroom machine. I think it's got more power.

Good luck!

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Re: Flickr Not Displaying Screen Saver
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2008, 11:06:56 pm »
Yea I'm wondering if it might be still a graphic driver issue or something... I know the images work on the core just fine... tested it out. And if I look at the directory on the MD, all the files are there and mounted. and the log would "seem" to indicate it's trying to show them at least. I dunno... that's why I posted this one ;)