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daballiemo

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MediaMVP (Hauppauge) up and running
« on: January 07, 2009, 11:06:15 am »
I have been doing some stuff lately with the mediamvp from Hauppauge to get it running on LMCE. And it does, has only one drawback: everytime a new system (MD etc) is added to the system, the dhcp3.conf file is overwritten so you have to put in your configuration again manually. As my system only changes about once a week  ::) it will stay a simple job.

This is what my dhcp3.conf (in /etc/dhcp3) looks like:

# option definitions common to all supported networks...
#option domain-name "fugue.com";
#option domain-name-servers toccata.fugue.com;
option domain-name-servers 192.168.80.1;
authoritative;

option routers 192.168.80.1;
option subnet-mask 255.255.255.0;

# lease IPs for 1 day, maximum 1 week
default-lease-time 86400;
max-lease-time 604800;

allow booting;
allow bootp;

option space pxelinux;
option pxelinux.magic code 208 = string;
option pxelinux.configfile code 209 = text;
option pxelinux.pathprefix code 210 = text;
option pxelinux.reboottime code 211 = unsigned integer 32;

subnet 192.168.80.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 {
   next-server 192.168.80.1;
   filename "/tftpboot/pxelinux.0";
   option pxelinux.reboottime = 30;

   default-lease-time 86400;
   max-lease-time 604800;
   pool {
       allow unknown-clients;
       range 192.168.80.129 192.168.80.240;
   }
}

# PXE booting machines
group {
   next-server 192.168.80.1;
   filename "/tftpboot/pxelinux.0";
   option pxelinux.reboottime = 30;

   # Keuken MD (102)
   host moon102 { hardware ethernet 00:11:2F:E3:2A:0A; fixed-address 192.168.80.2; }
   # Woonkamer MD (222)
   host moon222 { hardware ethernet 00:18:F3:75:26:C2; fixed-address 192.168.80.3; }
   # Generic PC as MD (250)
   host moon250 { hardware ethernet 00:15:60:58:D0:3C; fixed-address 192.168.80.4; }
   # MediaMVP
   host mvp {
           hardware ethernet 00:0d:fe:00:97:41;
           fixed-address 192.168.80.254;
           filename "/tftpboot/dongle.bin.mvpmc-20080110";}


}

# regular machines
group {
}



after this you have to add the files for the MVP to the /tftpboot directory:

dongle.bin.mvpmc-20080110.config
dongle.bin.mvpmc-20080110

i have added the config file only as the bin file containing the image is too big (3.5 Mb). If anybody likes to receive just pm me and I'll send it by email.

After that you should be able to boot the mediamvp and enjoy watching your recordings and live tv.

When I am fully finished exploring the ins and outs i will put the info into the wiki.

rgds

Han

Edit: this will only work for the H1 models, still working on the H3 (sticker at the back will show which model it is)
« Last Edit: January 07, 2009, 11:11:37 am by daballiemo »
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Re: MediaMVP (Hauppauge) up and running
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2009, 12:19:48 pm »
Very nice.

If you create a Device Template for the mediamvp which works of the MAC address, you can have LinuxMCE automatically detect the device, and fill the appropriate settings out.

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Re: MediaMVP (Hauppauge) up and running
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2009, 02:07:55 pm »
That would be fun. Can you give me some hunts on how to get started to make a new device template  8)
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Re: MediaMVP (Hauppauge) up and running
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2009, 02:14:03 pm »
Already found under advanced. Will see if I can take it from here.
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Re: MediaMVP (Hauppauge) up and running
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2009, 02:24:05 pm »
Added a template for the MediaMVP. Then added a new root device with the Ip address and mac and it was nicely added to the dhcp3.conf  :D. The only thing I now miss is the line: filename "/tftpboot/dongle.bin.mvpmc-20080110"; to be added into dhcp3.conf. Is this one of the options in the device template?
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Re: MediaMVP (Hauppauge) up and running
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2009, 05:56:14 pm »
I have done quite  a bit with the mvp with lmce
1. Booting of the H3
2. Emulating squeezebox
3. control mvp from lmce as squeezebox


Questions for you.

1. What ui are you using?  looks like the std mvpmc?
2. What features are of mvpmc are you  using?



thanks

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Re: MediaMVP (Hauppauge) up and running
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2009, 06:10:56 pm »
So i looked at you config file and it looks like your loading mythtv.... cool

Now I think we should be able to do some lmce control via telnet.

And maybe the lmce ui via proxy orbiter.




happy to brain storm this with you.


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Re: MediaMVP (Hauppauge) up and running
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2009, 06:14:49 pm »
i've looked at the code that generates the dhcpd.conf file. It does not seem to honor any options regarding specific bootfiles for clients. But that should be an easy change.

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Re: MediaMVP (Hauppauge) up and running
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2009, 07:29:53 pm »
I have done quite  a bit with the mvp with LinuxMCE
1. Booting of the H3
2. Emulating squeezebox
3. control mvp from LinuxMCE as squeezebox


Questions for you.

1. What ui are you using?  looks like the std mvpmc?
2. What features are of mvpmc are you  using?



thanks

Tim

Tim,

up to now it only the myth part I use. I will hopefully be able to extend that to being able to play the iso's as well. I know Myth is capable, don't know how far it will stretch on the Media MVP

1. I am using the standard interface
2. None at the moment, except for LiveTV and viewing recordings. Putting in new recordings and showing the present ones works as well. Also guide information is no problem.

I like the MediaMVP concept as it is really low on power consumption, its small, even so small that you can fit it at the back of a TV set. There is a drawback: you won't get any HD out of the equipment, although Dolby Surround via optical/coax is possible after modification. Even a small 2 line display is possible or serial interfaces.

I really do not have a clue if it is possible to swing the bin file around to something that would be seen as a low performance MD, but the guys at mediamvp made this happen as well.

It is the solution where you do not need the full blown MD solution, but need access to audio/video. Perfect for guestrooms maybe even childrens rooms ;-). Beside that you can get hold of them 2nd hand for around 50 euro's in Holland.
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Re: MediaMVP (Hauppauge) up and running
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2009, 07:31:38 pm »
i've looked at the code that generates the dhcpd.conf file. It does not seem to honor any options regarding specific bootfiles for clients. But that should be an easy change.

br, Hari

Hari,

thx for your comment, is that something I can fiddle around with myself? If so could you give me a hunch... ::)

grtz

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Re: MediaMVP (Hauppauge) up and running
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2009, 11:00:04 pm »
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       range 192.168.80.129 192.168.80.240;
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You can easily change that range in the web-admin on the "Advanced | Network settings" page.
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Re: MediaMVP (Hauppauge) up and running
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2009, 11:26:00 pm »
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       range 192.168.80.129 192.168.80.240;
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You can easily change that range in the web-admin on the "Advanced | Network settings" page.

Cheers Zaerc,

using the template to make a new device already triggered the range to be lower. But i'll remind the tip!

grtz

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Re: MediaMVP (Hauppauge) up and running
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2009, 06:02:17 am »
I'm finally getting around to setting mine up-  how is everything going and, for now, how did you get your device template setup.

I have rev H4, if that matters.

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Re: MediaMVP (Hauppauge) up and running
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2009, 08:30:23 am »
Rev's  >H1 need a second  tftp server and mvp-relay is required to serve the dongle bin from my experience.



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