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Users / Re: STB with PVR-500 problem
« on: March 18, 2008, 03:03:42 pm »
I have a similar setup to this, however, I am fortunate to be in the US, and have for my dish network program guide data. During the initial setup, Sarah should have seen your pvr500, I have 2 pvr150's which is very similar to a single pvr500.

During the setup of the Media Player, my dish dvr was not a member of the list, so I had to use webadmin and create this device, after that was done, It was seen by Sarah. The first instance of my pvr150 was for the "Live TV DVR522" shortcut on the LMCE menu. Then the second instance was for the MythTV part of the setup, where I had to enter my schedules direct information. This part you will not be able to complete, as LMCE uses schedulesdirect. As you have Sky TV, you will need to run mythtv-setup manually.

You can do this by using the "Computing" > "MythTV Setup" option within LMCE, or by going to a KDE Desktop session, and using konsole (terminal) as user root to run 'mythtv-setup'

Once this is done, and you have run mythfilldatabase, you should be able to access the sky box, via the "TV" shortcut on the LMCE menu.

However, without the need of the USB-UIRT, although you will need this for recording TV" By selecting "Sky" or "Live TV Sky" from LMCE menu, you should be able to use your existing remote, and watch TV through LMCE. This you should be able to do now, provided you selected the right input during the Setup Wizard.

I am using 2 Dish Network Receivers, and they work both in MythTV, as well as "Live TV"

If there are any other questions, please post them, I will try to help as best I can.  ;D

Users / Re: Anyone got screenshots of Orbiter on 7970 Cisco ?
« on: March 18, 2008, 12:59:52 pm »
I may buy one of these. I found an ebay supplier, selling them for $245US free US Shipping. But it will ship world wide!!!

He only has 25 though. At that price, they will go fast. It seems a reasonable substitute for a Nokia n800, and has dual functions.

Just some quick info for you all!!!



Users / Re: Quick Dumb admin question
« on: March 17, 2008, 06:40:30 pm »
If you used the quick install dvd, the default user is linuxmce and so is the password linuxmce. As user linuxmce you should be able to do
 sudo -i

And that should do it.

Users / Re: USB-UIRT beta4 i386 - Pretends to Work!!!(Mostly Resolved)
« on: March 17, 2008, 12:49:15 pm »
OK. I went home, plugged in a homebrew dongle to the back of the USB-UIRT, and shazam! Now it is controlling the Dish Network box flawlessly. So, if you use one of these, use the blaster dongle.

But the issue still remains, that w/the AMD64 installation, and the power of the onboard transmitter, the dongle is not needed. It even blasts around corners. With that said, there is still an underlying issue, with the i386 (x86) version, that limits the functionality of the USB-UIRT. Dongles are great, and have flawless execution, but why does the onboard only work with AMD64??

Even so, the implication of the dongles resolved this issue, for now.

Thanks for reading!  ;D

Users / Re: USB-UIRT beta4 i386 - Pretends to Work!!!
« on: March 15, 2008, 02:08:03 am »
I figured it would. Same bug as beta3. I came home tonight, plugged in one of the dongles, and bingo, now my channels change just like they are supposed to. And I am still running the i386 version. Looks as though we were both successful.

Now to find out why the onboard blaster does not work.....

Glad it worked out for you, thanks for keeping me up to date  ;D


Users / Re: USB-UIRT beta4 i386 - Pretends to Work!!!
« on: March 14, 2008, 04:56:47 pm »
So, with the dongle, it works on i386? This is good news. I have not tried that yet. I will do so when I get home tonight!

Users / Re: USB-UIRT beta4 i386 - Pretends to Work!!!
« on: March 14, 2008, 04:05:04 pm »
No. The test codes did not work. I think it must be a bug using i386 (x86) on an AMD64 CPU/Motherboard set up. With beta3, the USB-UIRT acted exactly the same way, as it is now. It programs perfectly, and even responds to input, but it just didn't change any channels. As soon as I updated/upgraded to the AMD64 version, it worked flawlessly.

I am also going to get the AMD64 dvd/cd set, and try it for beta4. But I still would like to know why it did not work.

I will post my results here as well.

Thanks for looking,

Users / USB-UIRT beta4 i386 - Pretends to Work!!! (Mostly Resolved)
« on: March 14, 2008, 12:47:08 pm »
OK. So I downloaded the cd install of beta4. I waited the eternity for it to finish up. After I get up and running, I add in my Dish Network receiver, learn all the appropriate codes, and let Sarah set up my MythTV. OK. So far no issues. Replace the MythtTV_PLayer as described in the wiki, for the fix. Now, I go to watch TV. I try to change the channel, I hit 122 (SciFi) the USB-UIRT blinks 3 times as if it is doing it's bit. The TV pauses briefly, and then..... Nothing happens!

Now I figure I learned the codes incorrectly, so I redo the learning procedure, and try again, and no dice.

I noticed this issue with beta3 DVD install, after installing the beta3 AMD64 DVD, My USB-UIRT works flawlessly. Is this an i386 bug?

Where should I look (logs) to see what is happening? I kind of thought that it was going to do this, but spent the time downloading the i386 version anyways.

I am confuzzled. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.


Developers / Re: How's Insteon working?
« on: March 12, 2008, 01:01:50 pm »
Any update on X10 working yet? Just curious, I have been off line waiting for a chance to redo my system with the new motherboard. I am downloading beta4, in the hopes that perhaps my old cm11a-like device will function in the meantime.

I keep watching this post.  ;)

Users / Re: x10 CM11A support is now fixed!
« on: February 29, 2008, 06:44:30 pm »
Ah, Ok. That makes more sense. I will wait. Not sure whats required for a Dev environment.

Users / Re: x10 CM11A support is now fixed!
« on: February 29, 2008, 05:48:34 pm »
When I cd to /src/CM11A and run
 make bin
It says
 make *** No rule to make target 'bin'.   Stop.

Any particular reason for this. I notice there is no Makefile in the directory.

I solved my mythtv issues by disabling sync to vblank and wiki'd the process

This resolved all of my issues. It also helps to run mythfrontend as root in a kde desktop konsole session, and change the Bit Rate, to a lower variable under transcoders default and LiveTV settings.

I have mine set for 4000 and max set to 4500.

This may also help.

Best of Luck  :)

Users / Re: x10 CM11A support is now fixed!
« on: February 29, 2008, 05:08:19 pm »
This is great news. Can't wait to get home tonight and try this. My Insteon adapter is still non-functional, but I do have an older IBM Home Director, which is believed to work. I will give this a whirl over the weekend.

Great stuff today!!

Great work everyone!!!

You can use xev from the kde desktop to identify the keycodes. Then using xmodmap, remap those keys to reflect existing mythtv keys.

A bit of detail on using xev and xmodmap can be found on my wiki entry here :
After you know your keycodes, then using http://dcerouter/mythweb you can identify the mythtv keys, and or change them to your liking.

However you can just use the lmce menu. If you find a good button for it on your new remote, something easy to remember or even a button already named menu, map that keycode to "F7" in your .Xmodmap file, and that will call up the LMCE menu during playback, and enable you to exit the mythtv app, or whatever else you may be viewing.

Hope this helps.  ;D

Users / Re: Viewing Satellite TV on another MD
« on: February 20, 2008, 04:30:04 pm »
Here is what I do at home. I have a dish network pvr 522. The primary IR output is hooked up to my core in the living room. The secondary RF output is hooked up to the MD in the family room. Now, If I am recording something on tuner1 on the core, and I go to watch LiveTV on the core, it automatically calls up the tuner on the MD. Also, I have a key prgrammed in mythtv to switch inputs on my remotes. This will automatically draw from whatever card is not in use.

If my daughter is watching PBS in the family room, and I tried this this weekend, by using the "Switch Inputs" fuction on the LMCE menu, I can view her TV on the core. After seeing this happen, it turned off her show, and then automatically changed the channels on the core tuner, to let her continue watching her show.

This also works using the media map feature from the orbiter. So it does work, its just how you go about selecting what to watch on said MD's orbiter, or on a remote orbiter.

The key for switching inputs/cards on mythtv that I use is the "Y" key. It will cycle through all cards attached to mythtv. I have 2 pvr150's and 2 air2pc HD tuners (OTA) using the "Y" key or the "Swtich Inputs" option in the LMCE menu, it cycles through all 4 cards, provided that they are not being used to record something at that time.

You can change your keys using mythweb(http://dcerouter/mythweb/) to use whatever you like, and then map these keys using xmodmap to a remote key. My howto for mapping keys is here in the wiki, and it works well, without installing any additional software.

I hope this helps. And I look forward to your mce_usb2 howto, so that I can get my mce blaster working on the MD.

Best of Luck.  :)

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