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jayzee

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linuxmce VDR Gyration 3101
« on: August 23, 2009, 07:59:54 pm »
Hi,

I have decided to upgrade to linuxmce 0810 after having 0710 running for 12 months with VDR handling the TV on the core and mds.

It took me a little while to get 0810 up and running but I now have the core and MDs all going but I am having a few little issues that I can't just find the answers to in the forum and wiki.

1. I can't get the flicker slide show working correctly on the core. The main screen appears and if I go to a KDE desktop a window is in the task bar which when clicked brings up the running slideshow, also if I go to computing and open a browser, initally the slide show appears in the background before the browser loads so the slide show is there its just sort of in the background, how do I get it to be where it should be?.

2. I have created a channels.conf file using dvb-utils and although after uploading this in the webadmin I can get TV on the core, I can't get it on the MDs - do I need to do any further setup on the cores like in 0710 when using vdr? I have tried copying the channels.conf to an MD but this, although bringing up the right channels in the menu I still get the no signal  error message.

3. I have a gyration MCE remote which seems to have had support added in alpha 2.24, can I use the coloured buttons in vdr with it? Some of the button functionality with vdr seems to work but things like pause, rw and ff don't, also how do I get the F6 F7 functionality with this remote?

cheers for any help you can give me

Jay
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Re: linuxmce VDR Gyration 3101
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2009, 11:07:19 pm »
So after looking through the VDR install instruction for 0710 I checked all the config files and uncommented

0.0.0.0/0

in /etc/vdr/plugins/streamdevhost.conf

then all I had to do is add the channels.conf to each MD

sudo cp /var/lib/vdr/channels.conf /usr/pluto/diskless/xx/var/lib/vdr/

that I created with

sudo scan -o vdr -p -u /usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/examples/scan/dvb-t/uk-WinterHill > channels.conf

and had initaly uploaded on the web admin vdr settings

Next to look at the remote functionality and flicker screen saver problem

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1 X MD
Asus M2NPV-VM, AMD 64 3200, 512mb ram, Silverstone Lascala LC02B

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Biostar 200n, AMD Sempron 2300, 512

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Re: linuxmce VDR Gyration 3101
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2009, 01:07:52 am »
I do believe your remote will be fixed by doing the following on your media director:
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade

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Re: linuxmce VDR Gyration 3101
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2009, 01:25:18 pm »
Thanks for the advice.

I ran the commands but am still having problems.

I have tried all the buttons on the remote and still most of them don't work. the only thing I can really get in vdr is the schedule page, stop and record, non of the coloured buttons pause, ff, rew, etc do anything

The exact remote I have is

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Product/24956/Gyration-Media-Center-Vista-Remote

which I think is the same as the Gyration 3101 so I can't work out why it won't work.

Is there something I am not doing  or am missing here?
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Biostar 200n, AMD Sempron 2300, 512

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Re: linuxmce VDR Gyration 3101
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2009, 04:11:33 am »
Quick question, did you run those commands on your core or on your media director? If media director, then I'm all out of help. If core, then log into your media director and run.