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Users / Re: IR Blaster on the MCE edition of the PVR-USB2
« on: August 27, 2007, 01:22:17 am »
Currently the IR Blasters/Transmitters that come standard with the PVR150 PVR250 and PVR-USB2 are not compatible with LinuxMCE.  You can use them to control the cable box with linux, with LIRC. I have been using them to control the cable box with mythtv for a while, but as to integration into LinuxMCE there is none.  I am not a programmer, so I can not point to any direction to begin.  I would imagine that adding this blaster transmitter would be a huge help to expanding LinuxMCE.  This blaster come with most of the cards we use, but unfortunately the only blasters supported are ones that require an additional expense. 

There were a couple other post refer to others who were considering starting the coding, but I have not heard anything active.



Installation issues / Re: Problem with Generic Windows Share
« on: August 24, 2007, 06:55:47 am »
Take a look at this wiki page,

I ran the following script from the command line and I found out that my FREENAS box was trying to be a master samba server which was causing conflicts.

Code: [Select]
sudo /usr/pluto/bin/ -d <device number>
After I corrected the FREENAS box, I then ran the above code and the Shares were no automatically set up. 

It turned out to be something very simple, but nonetheless, I have been struggling with this for quite some time.



Users / Re: Home automation
« on: August 21, 2007, 05:58:41 pm »
The best place to look is the Wiki.  Basic questions like this are usually found on the wiki.

A quick search on wiki returned the following page.


I have been watching the mythtv mailing list, and a significant change is in the works concerning the way guide data is received.  The normal guide data services is canceling service starting 9/1/2007.  The mythtv and xmltv guys have started a new service called this service is supposed to take the place of the datadirect service currently in use. 

I also noticed that a recent SVN commit added this new guide data into the --fixes branch, which is the current branch used in LinuxMCE (I believe). 

This new service is not free, but does require a subscription.  unfortunately there does not appear to be many other options for North American users. 

Any word on updating mythtv to the most recent --fixes branch so we can utilize this service if we desire.



Users / Need Help with Asterisk
« on: August 21, 2007, 05:45:09 am »
I have broadvoice, and I have every thing up and running, but I still have 2 problems one of which is very simple and the other may be related to the first.

1. Can someone please post what is in the custom app box in the AMP web setup under inbound routing. 
Advanced>Configuration>Phone Setup which opens AMP the select Setup and then select Inbound Routing and then select the proper incoming trunk.
I accidentally deleted the text in this box and I can not find it any where.

2. Incoming callers hear no ringing.  This may be related to number 1, so any help on number one would be greatly appreciated.



Installation issues / Re: my future media home?
« on: August 20, 2007, 11:55:06 pm »
Please do not be discouraged by the previous post.  The poster has a history of posting negative comments.;u=39390;sa=showPosts

I can tell you that currently the windows share issue has been given people problems, but it is possible.  LMCE is much more than a media center which will give you the possibility of adding additional features as your needs grow.  If you are going to build a box from scratch then you will be able to pick the items that you will know will work. 

I do not know about the mini mac, but you may be able to network boot.  Someone with a mini mac will probably chime in on this.  by far the easiest install method is the DVD option.  Just search the working hardware and you should be fine. 


Installation issues / Re: Problem with Generic Windows Share
« on: August 20, 2007, 05:00:59 pm »
The system used to write a .id3 files for each of the media files, this may be the issue although I have not confirmed this with the new release.  You can also check the check box under the device so that the device is readonly.  I am just guessing here but it is at least worth a try.

Sorry about your problems


Installation issues / Re: Problem with Generic Windows Share
« on: August 20, 2007, 04:53:11 am »
I believe the problem is NTFS filesystem.  I remember seeing a couple of post regarding the issue here is one that I found.

and this post, the last entry may be of some help,



Installation issues / Re: Problem with Generic Windows Share
« on: August 19, 2007, 08:55:00 pm »
Try going up to the next directory higher.

As far as Share names, it should match exactly the share given by the device offering the share.

I my case I have a FREENAS server with the following shares:


Make sure they match exactly.

I ran into this issue and it appears to be a hold over from the old pluto days.  Below is a copy of the note I added to a bug report regarding this issue.  make the changes on any already created MD's /etc/smb.conf file and then make the changes below on the core, as the core uses these files to create the files for any new MD's

I thinks this related to the workgroup still being labeled as pluto in the following templates.  /usr/pluto/templates/smb.conf.tmpl and /usr/pluto/templates/smb.conf.template.  I changed this files to and the second MD that I added was set up in the LinuxMCE workgroup without any additional work.  I am sure that there are going to be lots of little hold overs from pluto.  Here is my diff for smb.conf.template.

--- smb.conf.template.orig      2007-08-19 09:50:18.000000000 -0500
+++ smb.conf.template   2007-08-19 09:46:38.000000000 -0500
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@

 ## BEGIN : Domain and Hostname
-       workgroup = pluto
+       workgroup = LinuxMCE
        server string = %h server (Samba %v)
 ## END : Domain and Hostname
        smb ports = 139

Here is the diff for smb.conf.tmpl

--- smb.conf.tmpl.orig  2007-08-19 09:58:18.000000000 -0500
+++ smb.conf.tmpl       2007-08-19 09:46:16.000000000 -0500
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
-   workgroup = pluto
+   workgroup = LinuxMCE
    server string = %h server (Samba %v)
    invalid users = root
    log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m

obvious it is a very simple fix, but I hope we can get this changed quickly.


Installation issues / Re: Problem with Generic Windows Share
« on: August 19, 2007, 04:49:39 pm »
I just wanted to give an update.  I have the shares mounted and visible on all of my MD's, but I had to do it manually. 

Every time the router is reloaded, I am asked if I want to use the Fileserver, every time I say yes, but a device for the machine was never created.

The fix was actually simple, but it involved setting up a device manually. 

1. Log onto the Webadmin site
2. scroll to the bottom on the left menu and click on "show devices tree" link
3. click on "CORE"
4. the device template will open in the right hand window.
5. Along the top of the template click the link "Create Child Device"
6. Click the button "Pick Device Template"
7. A new window will pop up.
8. Change the second drop down box to File\Media Server the click button labeled "Apply Filter" (this filters the third drop down box to only the device which meet the criteria listed in the top two drop down boxes.)
9. Select File Server and click "Pick Device Template"
10. Now you will be taken back to the original page, with a nearly complete device template for a File Server
11. Change the Description
12. Scroll to the bottom and add the username and password and check the check box if you want the box password protected.
13. Click Save ( now you have added the machine, Now we have to add the shares on the machine)

Adding Shares to the File\Media Server we just created above

1.  Now that the Machine is saved, click "Create Child Device" (same place as before)
2. Click the button "Pick Device Template"
3. A new window will pop up.
4. Change the second drop down box to Network Storage the click button labeled "Apply Filter" (this filters the third drop down box to only the device which meet the criteria listed in the top two drop down boxes.)
5. Select Windows Share and click "Pick Device Template"
6. Now you will be taken back to the original page, with a nearly complete device template for a Window Share
7. Change the Description
8. Scroll to the bottom of the page, as this is where we need to make some changes.
9. PK_Users is a drop down list.  I have alway selected Pluto's Structure, you may try additional options, but basically this sets up the directory structure under public like LinuxMCE wants it.
10. add Correct Share Name, username, password
11. under file system put in "cifs"
12 check the appropriate check boxes for your situation and then press the save button.

Now you need to reload the router and you should have access to the media.  If you do not immediately see the media listed on the orbiter, you need to perform the media file sync listed in the previous post.  I had to run the media sync from the top directory "public" otherwise it gave me an error, but from the top directory it ran fine.

I hope this helps.  The only residual problem is that every time the router is reloaded it asks me if I want to use my machine as a file server. I just select yes, and it is fine until the next time the router reloads.



Installation issues / Re: Problem with LIRC solved
« on: August 19, 2007, 07:23:40 am »
Survived reboot without any need for command line magic.  I am getting ready to add a second MD, so I will report as to it's success as it will be using the Windows MCE IR receiver.  Now I just need to get the IR Blaster working with LinuxMCE.  I have it configured to change channels with Mythtv via an external script, but I have no idea where to begin with LinuxMCE with regards to adding new Blaster Support.  It would be nice as it has two transmitters.  Anyway, I am getting off topic



Installation issues / Re: Problem playing DVD's
« on: August 19, 2007, 07:19:58 am »
I waited almost 2 hours ( I went to the movies) and the MD still said it needed DVD CSS even though the orbiter and the setup wizard said it was already installed.  I run the script and in about 1 min it was fixed. 

I did have to manually install id-my-disc as well.  I have yet to be able to install any software via orbiter.  I am not sure why, but nonetheless I am up and working well. 



Installation issues / Re: Problem with LIRC solved
« on: August 18, 2007, 07:22:31 pm »
I do not suspect that will be the case, as it appears to be an issue where the installed packages did not update the modules.  I found that the modules where loaded the entire time, but that depmod -ae needed to be run so that Kubuntu was aware of the modules.  I have everything working pretty well right now, so I am going to hold off on rebooting until I need, but I will keep posting if there is any problems

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