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Installation issues / Mythtv Setup issues
« on: November 17, 2016, 03:59:40 am »
Hey all,

I've been playing around with LMCE on and off for a few months now, and I gotta say, I'm a big fan so far, even though I think I've only scratched the surface. One feature I'd really like to get working is Mythtv, but I've been struggling to get it up and running, so I'd like to ask for some help.

I'm running 14.04 and using a pcHDTV HD-5500 capture card. I followed the setup process here, , and it seemed like I had setup everything correctly, but when I get to the end and I have to run mythfilldatabase, the process only lasts a couple seconds (my understanding is this should take a while), and everything comes back with "Found 0." There's also a note stating "Attempting to contact the master backend for rescheduling. If the master is not running, rescheduling will happen when the master backend is restarted." I'm not sure if this means anything, but I thought I might need to start the backend. When I do that, it seems to have problems connecting to the capture card. Here's what a couple of the lines state:

ChannelBase: CreateChannel1() Error: Failed to open device /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0
Problem with capture cardsCard 2failed init
MythBackend: No valid capture cards are defined in the database

When I go into the capture card setup in the GUI, the card is defined as a DVB-T/S/C, ATSC, or ISDB-T tuner card, and the frontend ID seems to have autodetected it as the pcHDTV HD-5500 card.

At this point, I'm not sure where to go next. I know there's tons of information over on the MythTV website, but I'm struggling to find a situation like mine. One thing I did read is that the pcHDTV capture cards may need a little extra work to get them functioning properly.

I'm still very much a newbie with LMCE and Linux in general, so I feel like I'm in a bit over my head, but I'm learning a lot as I go, and any help that anyone can provide is much appreciated.

Thank you

Installation issues / 14.04 No sound over HDMI
« on: February 13, 2016, 07:57:49 pm »
I know this has been a recurring topic, but I tried searching the forum and didn't find anything that could help my situation.

I recently installed 14.04, and have been playing around with it. So far most of it has been working great, but I'm running into a couple issues, one of them being I can't get sound over HDMI. I'm sure it's just a matter of getting the right configuration, but I could use some help with that.

I am using an nVidia EVGA GeForce GT730 graphics card. When I went through the AVWizard, it seemed to go smoothly. The sound was working perfectly at that time, over HDMI. However, when I'm in the LMCE GUI, and I try to play media, I get nothing. My next step was to go into a terminal and run 'alsamixer.' In there, I noticed that the motherboard is listed as the default audio player (not sure if that matters or not, but I don't know how to change it). Also, and this is probably more relevant, when I view my graphics card, there are 4 audio settings (S/PDIF, S/PDIF 1, S/PDIF 2, and S/PDIF 3). All of them are set to 00, and I can't change it.

Anybody have any ideas?

Thank you

Installation issues / help with 12.04 install
« on: December 13, 2015, 08:55:38 pm »
Hey all,

This is kind of a follow up to a previous issue I had here: but also something I could use a little help with.

Since my last posting, I was able to do a DVD install of 12.04. It was glitchy, but it worked well enough to at least let me play around with it and get my network set up properly. After I set up my network, I thought I'd try reinstalling 12.04 using the net install. I followed the instructions here and was able to get Kubuntu 12.04 up and running without issue. When I followed the commands to install LMCE 12.04, it appeared to work. The machine restarted and I was able to perform the initial setup, but it seems to hang after this. The computer restarts again, and I just get something like this.

[  452.704017] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: unknown i2c port 48
[  452.704017] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: unknown i2c port 48
[  452.704017] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: unknown i2c port 57
[  462.704017] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: unknown i2c port 48
[  462.704017] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: unknown i2c port 48
[  462.704017] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: unknown i2c port 57
[  472.704017] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: unknown i2c port 48
[  472.704017] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: unknown i2c port 48
[  472.704017] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: unknown i2c port 57

And this just keeps repeating indefinitely

I've tried this a couple times, and I get the same thing. I'm not sure where to go from here. I'm not sure if I did something wrong, or if it's a problem with the install. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thank you

Installation issues / 10.04 installation issue - AVWizard
« on: August 29, 2015, 02:35:40 am »
Hey all,

This is my first post here, and of course, it's because I'm having a problem.  Please bear with me as I'm not the most advanced computer guy out there. 

I recently decided to try to take my old desktop computer and repurpose it to use as a LinuxMCE hybrid.  Here's the specs on that computer, in case it's relevant:

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz
MoBo: Intel D915GUX
80 GB Hard Drive
3 Gig RAM
And I just recently upgraded it with an nVidia GT730 graphics card

I installed LinuxMCE version 10.04, and after rebooting, the AVWizard returned the error, "Failed to setup X."

I did some digging around the forum and found some old posting directing me to this page:

While my graphics card isn't listed on there, I assumed it would be similar to other nVidia cards, so I followed the same fix.  I entered the command screen and use the "sudo -I" command to work as root.  I then followed all of the commands to upgrade the Kernel to Natty.  Upon restart, the computer stops loading.  There's a lot of gibberish, but the last line is the following:

[Microsoft Microsoft Wireless Desktop Receiver 3.1] on USB-0000:00:1d.3-1/input1udevd-work[117]: '/sbin/modprobe -b pci:v000010DE0000F02sv00003842sd00002732bc03sc00i00' unexpected exit with status 0X0009

I assumed this had something to do with my wireless mouse and keyboard with the receiver plugged into the USB port.  So I unplugged that to see what would happen, and I restarted.  In this case I get a very similar message:

udevd-work[86]: '/sbin/modprobe -b pci:v000010DEd00000F02sv00003842sd00002732bc03sc00i00' unexpected exit with status 0X0009

At this point, I tried restarting several times hitting alt+F2 to re-enter the command mode, but either nothing happens at all, or I just get a black screen.  In any case, I'm unable to do anything further.

I then tried re-installing LinuxMCE 10.04.  This time, when I went to upgrade the Kernel to Natty, I also upgraded ALSA at the same time, but I ended up with the same problems.

I'm not really sure what to do at this point.  I'm not sure if I'm following outdated information, or there's something else I should try.  Any help would be much appreciated.

Thank you

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