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Users / Re: Pictures?
« on: December 24, 2008, 03:16:51 am »
I did your suggestion, and it is being assigned the .251 address again.  It is definitely gone from the device list on the "tree" view under CORE, where there was an entry previously titled "DNS-323".  I have not changed anything in the network config screen at all, it is at it's default setting, where the ranges of .2 to .128 are pluto devices.  Every other network device is working just fine, including the diskless media director.  And it was working at one point, because I did rip a dvd when I first got the system going, in fact the image is still on the NAS.  Somewhere along the line it stopped being recognized and I am really stumped as to what could have caused this. 

I am wondering if there isn't somewhere else in the admin screen I am just not finding (and I have hunted), where all of the devices that ARE found are listed, and their status (pluto or non-pluto). 

So I hope I can get this going because I really want this to work.  Other aspects seem to be working ok, including mythtv (although I am not using this as it is intended, until I get my hdhomerun I ordered, it is just capturing output from my current pvr). 

Thanks for the suggestions and by all means please post any additional ideas you think of.  I was thinking possible do a swap of my interfaces, and do the same with the physical cables, to maybe force a redetection, but I fell may be digging the hole a bit deeper than it already is. 

Users / Re: Pictures?
« on: December 20, 2008, 10:13:29 pm »
Well I have 2 nics in the hybrid, one connected directly to my dsl modem which is configured as dhcp server, and that is it for that NIC.  The other network card is connected directly to a switch, to which I have all other devices connected, including my NAS (other devices are a media live media director upstairs, a windows based pc, a t-mobile linksys wireless router (dhcp server turned off), and an xbox360, which can connect to xbox live fine, all of the above configured to get settings via dhcp).  I am able to browse the internet from my pc, 2 wireless laptops, I can connect to the dlink NAS admin screen, linux mce admin page etc.  As far as network setup, I cannot see any problems.  Everything has worked pretty well, except for of course displaying pictures other than the flickr slideshow on the home page. 
I did notice another thing.  Somewhere along the line, the NAS stopped being recognized when I go and rip a cd, or dvd.  When I first got this up and running a couple weeks ago, when I ripped one of our dvds, I could see the directory structure and choose a directory destination on my NAS.  I could then play it  upstairs on my media director.  I notice I cannot see the directory structure a few days ago when trying to rip one of my cds. 

There was at least one previous instance where someone had a similar issue, and needed to force redetection.  I saw a previous post about another person who had said "no" to using his NAS as a storage unit, and wanted to use it after changing his mind.  He was pointed to the unknown devices page, to then select "unlock", and reload router.  This did not work for him, he was then directed to doing a database command, which then worked after a "couple days".  So I tried to delete my NAS device, then turned it off/on, to try and see if linuxmce would detect.  No go.  I cannot see the IP/MAC of my NAS in the unknown device screen, although I can still ping it from the hybrid fine.
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=0.188 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=255 time=0.236 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=255 time=0.259 ms

So perhaps I made the problem worse, but this looked like the only way to try and get my pictures on my TV (to choose "use linuxmce filesystem" when redetected, to then move my pictures under the appropriate directory structure).  I can still see the NAS fine otherwise however, from my other pcs.  The only thing I can think of to try is maybe give the NAS a fixed IP, but I see no reason why this should help (?).


Users / Re: Pictures?
« on: December 20, 2008, 12:32:05 pm »
If I do have problems with redetection of my NAS, is there a way to force detection?

Users / Re: Pictures?
« on: December 20, 2008, 09:48:32 am »
I see, thanks for the clarification.
A little scared to delete it, but maybe this is the only way...


Users / Re: Pictures?
« on: December 19, 2008, 08:31:45 pm »

I havnt a clue how it might be done but perhaps the other sort options can be made available for pictures in the future.

Good luck

Also, can any of the developers comment on whether or not viewing pictures from  NAS will be supported in the next version?


Users / Re: Pictures?
« on: December 18, 2008, 11:52:39 pm »
use the LMCE directory structure on the NAS and move all the media files into the appropriate directories. The files would remain on the NAS so this shouldnt affect your RAID1 setup.

You should choose the LMCE (or pluto) directory structure (or whatever it is called) and not "Public".  Then move your files under the "pictures" (or videos or audio, etc) subdirectories.

Ok I thought Zaerc meant move the files to the core, but I guess not.  I am a little confused by how to make what he said happen.  Currently my pictures directory the NAS is \\share\Media\My Pictures, and I see it currently under linuxmce media sync screen at /home/public/data/other/share/Media/My Pictures.  I do see there are directories /home/pluto/, and /home/linuxmce/.  How do I "choose" one of these directories, and still have my pictures residing on the NAS, so that they appear when I select "pictures" on the orbiter?  Do you mean put a symlink under one of these directories instead (which I assume should not cause the problems mentioned when creating symlinks under the public directory)?


Users / Re: Pictures?
« on: December 17, 2008, 03:58:20 am »
Has anyone got pictures to display from a NAS?

Users / Re: Pictures?
« on: December 14, 2008, 04:19:48 am »
It should do it on its own. Also make sure your share name does not contain any spaces.


Ok I did delete the manually created symlinks from the pictures dir.

I'm still not able to get any pictures to display.  Here is what I see:
-My mp3 collection is in a parallel directory to my pictures on the same share, and see all my music when selecting "audio" from the media menu.
-When browsing my share under public/data/other under media sync I see all my pictures directories on the NAS, with a checkbox next to them like they are in the database.  But all I see when selecting pictures from the media menu is "flickr", no pictures. 
- I do not either my audio or pictures as a symlink created anywhere under home/public/data/audio or /pictures, yet I can see audio.  (but no pictures).

I also did a full resynchronize in the media sync page for /home/public/data, then did a quickload router, and regen orbiter, no luck.  It seems like if the pictures are showing up as being in the database, that they should be showing up in the pictures menu?


Users / Re: Pictures?
« on: December 12, 2008, 08:06:48 am »
So if I make the permissions on the NAS such that they are correct (I assume I use the same login as I use with the admin page), do I need to force linuxMCE to catalog the media (since it is already discovered), or should it on it's own?

Users / Re: Pictures?
« on: December 12, 2008, 06:23:34 am »
You should choose the LMCE (or pluto) directory structure (or whatever it is called) and not "Public".  Then move your files under the "pictures" (or videos or audio, etc) subdirectories.

I have my pictures on a NAS (Dlink DNS-323) that is configured raid1, so I can minimize my chances of losing them.  At  no point do I want them in a single disk.  I also have this drive backed up to a separate partition on the network nightly (photography hobbyist).  So I would really prefer they remain where they are.

I found this finally:

I see at the bottom how it instructs you to create a symlink to where your media is to see it, under the /home/public/data.  So I made a symlink to /mnt/device/37/Media/My Pictures/ under /home/public/data/pictures/.   I only wonder if the number "37" ever changes and gets re-assigned. 

I also see it says linuxmce should have made these symlinks automatically, but that didn't work for me.

Installation issues / Re: Just wondering which tuner everyone likes
« on: December 12, 2008, 06:11:08 am »
If you want plug and play support, use one of the following:

Standard Def:
* WinTV PVR 150/250/500/USB2

High Def:
* Silicondust HDHomeRun

don't mess with anything else.


In regards to the HDhomerun, it is plug and play within mythtv also?  That is, mythtv can send the proper commands to tune it?


Users / Re: Pictures?
« on: December 11, 2008, 06:57:39 am »
Yes I can browse to my pictures through the web page, under the "other" subdirectory.  Problem is they don't appear when selecting the "Pictures" item from the orbiter, though the directory is set as "LinuxMCE Pictures".  It only will display /home/public/data/pictures.  Looking at the media scenarios and choosing "pictures", it is defined to "show file list" of type 7.   My music is in a parallel directory next to pictures, and linuxmce can see those through "audio" menu selection. 
How do you define what directory is seen when you select "pictures" from the media menu on an orbiter?

Users / Pictures?
« on: December 10, 2008, 06:40:31 am »
I have a NAS with a bunch of pictures.  How do I configure Linux MCE to see my /media/pictures directory on my NAS?  It did seem to find my audio, by way of finding the windows share it is configured as.  The pictures directory is directly parallel to my music directory, but I don't see them.  I see under "media files sync" there are directories configured under /home/public/data, how do I add a path to my NAS?  I see it under /mnt/device/37/


I've got our PVR hooked to the hybrid being shared successfully, but I'm having to manually power it on/off when I activate "TV" from another room.  I do have the IR code programmed correctly, as I can test it and it works.  I see in pvr "advanced" tab, ignore power on/off is set to "off".  When choosing "TV" or "Live TV" from the media director, how do I get it to send the "toggle power" command to the pvr in the other room automatically?  (Really cool how this is working so far though, every other remote command seems to work)


I have a usb-uirt I'm trying to use to control 4 components.  One is rather picky, my receiver, in that I need to aim the usb-uirt towards it to control it.  Problem is then my other devices can see the commands then.  I know there is a port on the back of it where I can purchase an extra emitter, but what can i do to reliably switch all of them?  Maybe mount a mirror on the other side of the room?  What have others done?


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