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Hi Joseph,
Thanks for the tip but by the time I got your reply I had used my Acronis image of my original install and in 9 mins was back up and running. So yesterday I decided to try it again and this time it worked okay so not sure why it failed the first time. I would recommend to everybody having a backup image file that you can restore as it saves so much wasted time especially if you are testing new ideas.

This ends up saving me up to 3hrs every time I need to rebuild the core because of the crappy internet speed here in Australia along with my limited knowledge of Linux and databases so I have to re image rather than going to cmd line and delving deep into mce to fix it, which I wish I new more about as it would good to try and fix things myself rather than re imaging every time, though from the forums and everybody's excellent input I have been learning quite a lot but still heaps to go

Cheers
Beeker

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Hi All,
Had a perfectly good working 810 b2 and thought well I haven't done an update for awhile so I did both apt-get update & apt-get upgrade on both the core/hybrid and the one md I have and after they all completed I now get the following msg when trying to log in to webadmin and the md boots up with a black screen and only a cursor.

Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2) in /var/www/lmce-admin/include/adodb/drivers/adodb-mysql.inc.php on line 338
Fatal error: mysql error: [2002: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2)] in CONNECT(localhost, '****', '****', pluto_main) in /var/www/lmce-admin/include/adodb/adodb-errorhandler.inc.php on line 77


I have no knowledge of SQL so I can only assume that one of the updates broke the install, if it is easy to fix please let me know otherwise I can re image the whole system in about 9mins and be back up and running............then I just reload my most recent backup file.........I glad I have this working as it saves me a whole heap of time and heat from the wife.

Cheers
Beeker

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Installation issues / Re: Create Raid Issues
« on: April 07, 2010, 06:20:10 pm »
Thanks for the info on growing the raid.........I assuming here that is it safer to do it via a terminal session rather than using the gui below as per the raid configuration page in webadmin.......not sure I am happy about the word experimental as how do you backup a 4tb raid that is just about out of space

Cheers
Beeker

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Add the drives and partitions you would like to be part of the RAID, and then select "Create RAID Array"
ID    Parent    RAID    RAID Type    Block device    No. of drives    Size    Status    Format status    Action
27    CORE    Raid    Software Raid 5    /dev/md1    5    4191.79GiB    OK       -
ID    Drive    Capacity    Type    Status    Action
28    /dev/sdb1    1500.2 GB, 0x0000000 GB    active drive    OK    

29    /dev/sdc1    1500.2 GB, 0x0000000 GB    active drive    OK    

30    /dev/sdd1    1500.2 GB, 0x0000000 GB    active drive    OK    

31    /dev/sde1    1500.2 GB, 0x0000000 GB    active drive    OK    

32    /dev/sdf    1500.3 GB, 0x0000000 GB    spare drive    OK    

Add drive as spare disk
 
 
Grow RAID Array
You can grow your raid array to occupy the space on your spare dirves. In order to grow your RAID array to a larger one,
you must first use the "Add Drive" dropdown above, and add at least one spare drive if you don't already have one.
There is a dropdown below which will allow you to grow your RAID array if you have the spare drives present.
Please note that growing a RAID array while online is experimental so please ensure that you have backups!
Grow by drives 
   

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Installation issues / Re: Create Raid Issues
« on: April 07, 2010, 09:08:32 am »
I have 5 x 1.5 TB software raid running perfectly under 810 with 4 x active drives and one marked as a spare........firstly after a lot of googling I ended up deleting the partitions and recreating them and formatting as Linux 83 file formats on all the drives in a terminal window in a spare Linux pc, then put the drives back in the mce pc and let it boot up and went create raid it also wanted a spare which I added........took ages to create

At the start every time I went to create the raid in mce it would not show any drives at all and as I am still fairly new to Linux file formats but after starting fresh and deleting the partitions and formatting the drives it worked for me.......really did not have to do anything special.......it certainly was not the most pleasurable experience I have had and I need to add another drive now to grow the raid and I can't say I am looking forward to that either as I certainly cannot afford to lose all the existing data.

If I can be of any more help please let me know

Cheers
Beeker

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A big thanks to Thom C for digging up the info on how to turn off auto resume when playing back movies after my helpful 3 year old decided to play with the Webpad and turn on auto resume. Below are the instructions and I will have a go at creating a wiki on it

There is no direct UI to re-set this feature, however, you can send a DCE command to the media plugin to set it.

The relevant command is Set Auto Resume Options, and can be found by selecting the Media PlugIn in Advanced > Configuration > devices, and selecting the media plugin, and clicking Send Command.

The parameters are well defined enough so you can figure out how you wish to set it.

Further info - when setting the three strings

# 5 Value To Assign (string)         
Valid values are: NEVER, ALWAYS, PROMPT       -  enter PROMPT to re enable the option of resuming where you left off
# 17 PK_Users (int)                                      - enter your user number ie 1, 2 or 3 etc      
# 29 PK_MediaType (int)                               - enter 5 as the media type

Cheers
Beeker

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I can stream Myth TV recordings so can I also stream movies?

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Installation issues / Re: NVIDA H264 Codec
« on: March 18, 2010, 05:45:53 pm »
Hi All,
All you guys have much more Linux cmd line experience then me, is there any simple way to test the different players ie mplayer and xine or vlc to see if my core and md's will play mkv and H264 files as per my previous posts, I am quite happy to go and buy new video cards if that will fix the problem.....my biggest question is that as I am using a 7600GS in both and when these were XP's pc's in previous lifes they played these types of files with out any hesitation so I am curious to find out why they now wont play under MCE

Cheers
Beeker

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Installation issues / can we stream movies to the internet using VLC
« on: March 17, 2010, 04:00:11 am »
Just wondering if I have a high speed internet connection at both the core and at work with no firewalls at work am I able to stream movies from my core to work using say VLC if so does anybody no how, I have seen how you can add programs to media directors but where I am stuck is trying to work out how to configure VLC as I would like to use it to see if it fixes my .m2ts problem as well. I am a real knob when it comes to programming but can easily follow cmd line instructions.........any help much apprecited :)

Cheers
Beeker

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Installation issues / Re: NVIDA H264 Codec
« on: February 24, 2010, 04:55:21 pm »
Thanks J for the quick reply and I have tried with VDPAU and it just plays the H264 content in slow motion so it's got me buggered why. Can't understand how the same hardware under XP plays the content fine but not 810b2

Cheers
Beeker

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Installation issues / Re: NVIDA H264 Codec
« on: February 24, 2010, 03:53:06 pm »
Stupid questions guys
I am assuming my MD is using xine as the default player for my m2ts files and that's why it is having trouble playing the HD 1920 x 1080 home movies with the video in slow motion but the sound is perfect.

So how would I make the default player as mplayer as this may fix my problem....what's everybody's thoughts on this as the actual hardware will play the content quite happily if I boot the MD back into XP

Any advice greatly appreciated
Cheers
Beeker

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Users / Re: WebDT366 [SOLVED]
« on: February 23, 2010, 11:49:09 pm »
Thanks Firemail once I work out how to do update the wiki's I will add some more info I have found out

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Installation issues / Re: NVIDA H264 Codec
« on: February 17, 2010, 10:44:28 am »
Hi Maverick,
My mkv files would not play under 710 and when I upgraded to 810 b2 they would play but had no sound but after having to do another rebuild over the weekend for other reasons now all my mkv files play perfectly with sound, so all I need to do is get my m2ts files working and I will be a happy Vegemite. If someone can tell me how to check my xine and mplayer configurations I could post those and it may be helpful.

Cheers
Beeker

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Installation issues / Re: NVIDA H264 Codec
« on: February 17, 2010, 06:11:22 am »
Thanks Richard...............I could send you a sample of mine if you have an FTP site that I can upload it to as my FTP site is stuffed at the moment and I am still trying to fix it.

Cheers
Beeker

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Installation issues / Re: NVIDA H264 Codec
« on: February 17, 2010, 03:17:03 am »
Hey Paulo,
Do you know where I can find out how to configure the players

Cheers
Beeker

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Installation issues / Re: NVIDA H264 Codec
« on: February 16, 2010, 09:43:11 pm »
Hi Paulo,
Have not done anything special when I did my install, so I couldn't tell you if it is using mplayer or xine when playing pack the .m2ts files, I just click on them and they worked straight away apart from the video issue. Do you know how to configure the players and tell which one is being used, maybe then I can check my configuration settings and fix my video issue and if I can work that out it might give us a clue as to why you have no sound.

Cheers
Beeker

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