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Developers / How fast can GSD commands be sent?
« on: January 06, 2008, 08:47:48 pm »
I have been working on GSD template for LG LCD TV's.  I have it working, but it appears that a couple things are happening:

Here is part of my log for LG LCD which reflects the my observations. 
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05      01/06/08 10:47:08.760           GSDMessageTranslator isCmdImplemented = true <0xb5ff1b90>
05      01/06/08 10:47:08.760           #### Pre-Process Queue = 1 <0xb5ff1b90>
05      01/06/08 10:47:09.176           GSDMessageTranslator isCmdImplemented = true <0xb5ff1b90>
05      01/06/08 10:47:09.176           #### Pre-Process Queue = 2 <0xb5ff1b90>
(***):Received: kf\ 01\ 11\r\nf\ 00\ OK11x\r\n
(***):kf\ 01\ 11\r\nf\ 00\ OK11x\r\n: Command Processed Successfully
01      01/06/08 10:47:25.001           Ruby was unable to handle the command in reasonable amount of time <0xb77f4b90>
05      01/06/08 10:47:25.101           GSD-Sleep Post 89 : 100 <0xb77f4b90>
05      01/06/08 10:47:25.101           _QueueProc Post - 89 : 100 <0xb77f4b90>
05      01/06/08 10:47:25.101           ---- _QueueProc Ignored - 89 <0xb77f4b90>
05      01/06/08 10:47:25.101           ---- _QueueProc Ignored - 89 <0xb77f4b90>
1. There is a built in sleep period. Based on GSD-Sleep Post 89: 100
2. Commands are queued. Based on #### Pre-Process Queue = 2
3. And if not performed in a set amount of time there are removed from que: Ruby was unable to handle the command in reasonable amount of time  and ---- _QueueProc Ignored - 89.

By the way, command 89 is Volume Up

I also have a PNP script to Detect LG LCD tv's of various models, but I have been reluctant to post about it due to this inability to control TV in timely manner. 
I know that all codes are correct. The last problem I have been trying to figure out is that it if I wait a few seconds between Remote Control Inputs the commands are sent immediately, but if I try to repeat commands there is a few second pause before the commands are executed.  Obviously this is a challenge for LiveTV which is the last barrier for my wife to switch completely to LMCE. 

I am also seeing the same types of messages from UIRT-USB logs if that makes an difference.
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05      01/06/08 12:10:42.168           #### Pre-Process Queue = 4 <0xb5f67b90>
05      01/06/08 12:10:42.192           _QueueProc Pre - 205 : 0 <0xb5766b90>
05      01/06/08 12:10:42.192           GSD-Sleep Pre 205 : 0 <0xb5766b90>
05      01/06/08 12:10:42.832           GSD-Sleep Post 205 : 100 <0xb5766b90>
Which also does not respond to Remote Control Inputs in a timely manner.

Any input would be appreciated.


Installation issues / Re: Pipe Through Myth?
« on: November 24, 2007, 07:13:09 am »
It sounds like you are directly connecting to your STB.  LinuxMCE allows you the option of connecting directly to the STB or having MythTV control the STB.  Usually the way to get to MythTV is the TV option from the Media menu, this is an automatically created scenario.   This is dependent on the installation of a proper capture device.  What are your options for Media Menu? What Capture device do you have installed?  Have you ran Myth-Setup from Advanced/Computing menu to ensure that you have a capture card properly installed?

Just a few things to help figure out what might be wrong.


Users / Re: Mapping a remote
« on: November 23, 2007, 06:19:35 pm »

Can you give more information?  Homebrew Reciever? remote control Model?
do you have a working copy of lircd.conf for this remote?

You are in the right place on the MD page. First select the IR Reciever and then select the remote.

If your Remote is not listed then your are going to need to create a new template for the new remote. 

Developers / Re: Complete rewrite of template for Marantz Audio receivers
« on: November 17, 2007, 06:11:38 pm »

I have been working on getting my LG LCD TV plug and play and I have been building a template. First off Thank you for your wiki page, as it did help getting things started.  I have also ran into this issue of no media typed defined.  And from what I can tell, this is set in the Audio/Visual Properties on the Main Device Template and it can actually be changed after the creation of a template without manual SQL command. 

from the edit Device Template page click the edit Audio/Visual Properties button, which will bring up a new window where you can make changes to ruby/ir codes, but at the top you can also make changes to the inputs for the template.  click change/explain.  This will bring up a long list of possible inputs, which I am sure you are familiar with. 

Now here you can tell the template which input is associated with which media type or associate the input with an external device, which I would assume would then assign the media type.  The notes on the bottom of the page state:
REMEMBER: If the device has a built-in source of media on that input, be sure you choose it from the 'source' list. For example, if you have a receiver, normally the 'am' and 'fm' inputs have a built in source (over the air radio), but the 'cd' input is for an external device. If you have a TV, normally the 'tuner' input is a built-in source (live tv) and video 1, 2, etc. are external. For VCR's there are normally only 2 inputs, tuner and VHS, and both have built-in sources (Live tv and videotape). You may have a combo unit that has lots of built-in sources, like a built-in radio, vcr, dvd. In that case be sure to indicate which inputs have built-in sources vs. external. You don't need to specify the connector type if you don't know it; it's only used when displaying a visual diagram of your equipment's connections.

Here is where I am a little confused, and I will likely start a new thread for this one, but I will ask here as it may also apply more globally.  As I build the new template, I assign the proper media type to the inputs with built in tuners, and I leave the selection as external device when I anticipate hooking up a device, but this does not seem to work, ie no media type is defined.  I had to define my input AV1 as LiveTV even though it is connected to my Motorola DCT2000 Box, which I also created a template for and assigned it the media type of CableRadio. 

Do you know if this is a bug or if I am just getting things confused, which is entirely possible.


I am working on documenting my experience of building the LG template and making the TV plug and play. I will put it on the wiki as soon as I confirm it actually works as expected.

Users / Re: LinuxMCE and Internet
« on: November 15, 2007, 09:37:48 pm »

Take a look at

You have to quit firefox from firefox File > Quit and not the quit button in the orbiter.  I believe the quit button just kills the application.


Installation issues / Re: lircd.conf does not get updated
« on: November 15, 2007, 05:56:11 pm »
Currently the LIRC_DCE has a hard coded link to /etc/lircd.conf not the default location in Kubuntu of /etc/lirc/lircd.conf.  I submitted a patch to Mantis to correct this.  I initially had this problem, I tried several things, but I think the thing I had to do was manually create /etc/lircd.conf and after that the LIRC_DCE component will make the necessary changes.  I will look over my notes when I get home, but there were a couple of forum topic that you may be able to search for.



Installation issues / Re: Cannot connect to myth backend server...
« on: November 11, 2007, 06:24:09 pm »
Myth connects with a different username and password.  I believe the location is


Find out the password on the Core via
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cat /usr/share/mythtv/mysql.txt
Then ssh moon<#> and match the file password with the one from the Core

can you connect with from the MD
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mysql -h -u mythtv -p mythconverg
using the password from the core file.


Installation issues / Re: Problem with PVRUSB2...
« on: November 10, 2007, 02:05:13 am »
That is very strange. 

Have you tried ssh moon<MD#> from the core?

I two different MD's and either one takes a password. 

The firmware issue was to resolved with the latest update, so this should no longer be a problem after you update. (Have you completed the update.  LinuxMCE704 has one update to install after installation with the DVD or CD's) 

Does the MD boot up all of the way to an Orbiter, and if so can you play any additional media files.  Are you having any other problems with this MD.  Do you have any other MD's that are available to try and add the PVR-USB2 under.

Installation issues / Re: Problem with PVRUSB2...
« on: November 09, 2007, 10:16:18 pm »
on the MD with the problem

type in root at username and hit enter you should not need a password

at prompt

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apt-get install ivtv-firmware
   rmmod ivtv
   modprobe ivtv

It is clearly spelled out at the bottom of the Wiki Page:

Developers / Re: Standard TV overscanning during video playback...
« on: November 09, 2007, 07:41:07 pm »
wrong forum, move to either users or installation issues.  Also search the forums and the wiki as this has been addressed several times.

Installation issues / Re: WinTV-PVR-150 Problems
« on: November 01, 2007, 11:08:47 pm »
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sudo depmode -ae
sudo modprobe ivtv

Installation issues / Re: Hauppage PVR USB2
« on: October 25, 2007, 11:26:18 pm »
I too have a PVR-USB2 and it installed with out problems on both the MD it was originally installed and then the Core when I moved several months later.


Developers / Re: Sending Messages to DCERouter's port
« on: October 14, 2007, 06:30:35 am »
Take a look at these pages and see if this is what you need.
which has several samples of Messagesend commands and
which also has a section of send commands manually.


Take a look at this post.

If you hear a series of beeps when the computer boots then this should get you to the AVWizard.


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