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<h1>History about my Digital Home</h1>
 
<h1>History about my Digital Home</h1>
  
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* [[Outside Access]]  
 
* [[Outside Access]]  
 
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-- [[User:Markab|Markab]] 12:40, 6 January 2009 (CET)
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-- [[User:Markab|Markab]] 12:40, 6 January 2009 (CET)<BR>
 
found new Wikipage [[Alx9r's Sample Setup]]
 
found new Wikipage [[Alx9r's Sample Setup]]
 
<BR>
 
<BR>
-- [[User:Markab|Markab]] 00:48, 8 January 2009 (CET)
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-- [[User:Markab|Markab]] 00:48, 8 January 2009 (CET)<BR>
 
Finished the DVD Installation Setup with the Networkpart, also deactivate the firewall. Does not lock like it would help.
 
Finished the DVD Installation Setup with the Networkpart, also deactivate the firewall. Does not lock like it would help.
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I get some initial DHCP IP, also routing locks OK, but I can't ping my server and also have no access to the internet.
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There is a program after the DHCP - Client that change something.
 
<BR>
 
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-- [[User:Markab|Markab]] 22:56, 18 January 2009 (CET)<BR>
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Found also some strange problems with liveTV and records ( lost some frames and audio is bad --> http://www.mail-archive.com/linux-dvb@linuxtv.org/msg08237.html, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa3xOSdJc2w ) Maybe a performance Problem on my AMD Sempron Testbox, do a complet reinstallation on my Desktop ( Intel Q6600 with 4GB Memory ) but don't help.
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-- [[User:Markab|Markab]] 21:12, 19 January 2009 (CET)<BR>
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Ok got it! It was the Conax CI Modul. After check the Signal strength over my cable modem I go to my provider and he check the conax module in a TV. My Conax CI has some Problem with some TV Station that are modulate on some Channel ( not really clear for me, have to check that later ) This is a known Problem ! The only Conax CI that works for my Provider is the Techisat Technicrypt CX Module ( Art-Nr.: 941304-62 ~100 CHF ex. www.conrad.ch )
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Also my DVB-C Card from Satelco does not work, also not with this new Conax CI Card. Only the Mystique CaBiX-C2 works now OK. Also HD does work but need hugh CPU load, some Channels crash immediately.<BR>
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Some Strange Errors left --> DTVSM(0) Error: Wrong PMT; pmt->pn. No Idea what's that
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<pre>
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2009-01-19 20:49:10.201 New DB connection, total: 1
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2009-01-19 20:49:10.226 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
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2009-01-19 20:49:10.227 Closing DB connection named 'DBManager0'
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2009-01-19 20:49:10.232 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
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2009-01-19 20:49:10.236 New DB connection, total: 2
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2009-01-19 20:49:10.244 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
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2009-01-19 20:49:10.248 Current Schema Version: 1214
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2009-01-19 20:49:10.353 DTVSM(0) Error: Wrong PMT; pmt->pn(4101) desired(4100)
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2009-01-19 20:49:10.356 DTVSM(0) Error: Wrong PMT; pmt->pn(4106) desired(4100)
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2009-01-19 20:49:10.357 DTVSM(0) Error: Wrong PMT; pmt->pn(5101) desired(4100)
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2009-01-19 20:49:10.475 DTVSM(0) Error: Wrong PMT; pmt->pn(3535) desired(4100)
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2009-01-19 20:49:10.475 DTVSM(0) Error: Wrong PMT; pmt->pn(4102) desired(4100)
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2009-01-19 20:49:10.479 DTVSM(0) Error: Wrong PMT; pmt->pn(4178) desired(4100)
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2009-01-19 20:49:10.587 DTVSM(0) Error: Wrong PMT; pmt->pn(4061) desired(4100)
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2009-01-19 20:49:10.588 DTVSM(0) Error: Wrong PMT; pmt->pn(4103) desired(4100)
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2009-01-19 20:49:10.593 DTVSM(0) Error: Wrong PMT; pmt->pn(5099) desired(4100)
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2009-01-19 20:49:10.701 DTVSM(0) Error: Wrong PMT; pmt->pn(4105) desired(4100)
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2009-01-19 20:49:10.702 DTVSM(0) Error: Wrong PMT; pmt->pn(5100) desired(4100)
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2009-01-19 20:49:10.969 Finished recording Der Rauch der Träume: channel 5100
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2009-01-19 20:49:11.987 Finished recording Der Rauch der Träume: channel 5100
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2009-01-19 20:49:11.999 AutoExpire: CalcParams(): Max required Free Space: 3.0 GB w/freq: 15 min
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2009-01-19 20:49:12.058 Using runtime prefix = /usr
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2009-01-19 20:49:12.060 Empty LocalHostName.
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2009-01-19 20:49:12.061 Using localhost value of antares
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2009-01-19 20:49:12.065 New DB connection, total: 1
 +
2009-01-19 20:49:12.069 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
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2009-01-19 20:49:12.070 Closing DB connection named 'DBManager0'
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2009-01-19 20:49:12.072 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
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2009-01-19 20:49:12.076 New DB connection, total: 2
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2009-01-19 20:49:12.080 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
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2009-01-19 20:49:12.084 Current Schema Version: 1214
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2009-01-19 20:49:12.090 Preview Error: Previewer file '/var/lib/mythtv/recordings/5100_20090119204909.mpg' is not valid.
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2009-01-19 20:49:12.093 Preview Error: Run() file not local: '/var/lib/mythtv/recordings/5100_20090119204909.mpg'
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2009-01-19 20:49:12.104 Preview Error: Preview process not ok.
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                        fileinfo(/var/lib/mythtv/recordings/5100_20090119204909.mpg.png) exists: 0 readable: 0 size: 0
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2009-01-19 20:49:12.685 AFD: Opened codec 0x218c8b0, id(MPEG2VIDEO) type(Video)
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2009-01-19 20:49:12.688 AFD: codec MP3 has 2 channels
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2009-01-19 20:49:12.689 AFD: Opened codec 0x218cd90, id(MP3) type(Audio)
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2009-01-19 20:49:12.730 Preview: Grabbed preview '/var/lib/mythtv/recordings/5069_20090119204859.mpg' 720x576@64s
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</pre>
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Also some Channels locks like they don't have EPG data.<BR>
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-- [[User:Markab|Markab]] 23:29, 20 January 2009 (CET)<BR>
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Ups Channels where not set to get EPG, now it's OK.
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Just have to buy a Frontend for testing on my TV.<BR>
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<h1>Setup Production ( Planed ) </h1>
 
<h1>Setup Production ( Planed ) </h1>
 
Because my File Server is near EOL ( it's a old ML530 with Pentium3 in ) I will probably buy a [http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13013_div/13013_div.html HP ProLiant ML115 Generation 5 (G5)]. But this new Server has no PCI Slots anymore. Because it should be the Core, I need min. 2 Slots for the DVB-C Cards. At ARP I found a Expansion Box, PCI-E to PCI, with 4 Slots, that should fit my needs.
 
Because my File Server is near EOL ( it's a old ML530 with Pentium3 in ) I will probably buy a [http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13013_div/13013_div.html HP ProLiant ML115 Generation 5 (G5)]. But this new Server has no PCI Slots anymore. Because it should be the Core, I need min. 2 Slots for the DVB-C Cards. At ARP I found a Expansion Box, PCI-E to PCI, with 4 Slots, that should fit my needs.
  
 
<h2>Core</h2>
 
<h2>Core</h2>
* Mainboard:
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* Mainboard: [[MSI MS-7411]] [http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=134&cat2_no=&cat3_no=&prod_no=1654]
 
* CPU:
 
* CPU:
 
* Memory:
 
* Memory:
 
* HDD:
 
* HDD:
 
* NIC:
 
* NIC:
 
  
 
<h2>Media Director</h2>
 
<h2>Media Director</h2>
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here a possible Solution for a MythTV Frontend / LinuxMCE Media Director
  
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* Case: SilverStone Desktop Gehäuse SST-LC19S-R [http://www.brack.ch/tabid/294/Default.aspx?ID=60987]
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* Case addon: Gehäuse Zusatzlüfter ebmpapst 0412FM [http://www.brack.ch/tabid/294/Default.aspx?ID=16633]
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* Mainboard: [[ASUS M3N78-EM]] [http://www.brack.ch/tabid/294/Default.aspx?ID=92063]
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* CPU: CPU AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+/2600MHz [http://www.brack.ch/tabid/294/Default.aspx?ID=62935]
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* CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS 8000 [http://www.brack.ch/tabid/294/Default.aspx?ID=34186]
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* Memory: Kingston Memory DDR2 2GB Kit PC2-6400 (2x 1GB) 800MHz [http://www.brack.ch/tabid/294/Default.aspx?ID=81204]
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* HDD: HDD Travelstar 5K320 2.5" 320GB SATA-II [http://www.brack.ch/tabid/294/Default.aspx?ID=87186]
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* HDD Addon: equip SATA und Power in einem Kabel [http://www.brack.ch/tabid/294/Default.aspx?ID=83572]
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* DVD: DVD-Brenner 8x Slim S-ATA bulk schwarz [http://www.brack.ch/tabid/294/Default.aspx?ID=91551]
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* Bluetooth: Trust BT-2400P [http://www.brack.ch/tabid/294/Default.aspx?ID=82159]
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* Keyboard: Logitech Cordless MediaBoard Pro für PS3 [http://www.brack.ch/tabid/294/Default.aspx?ID=95222]
  
 
<h2>Orbiters</h2>
 
<h2>Orbiters</h2>

Latest revision as of 13:43, 10 February 2009

History about my Digital Home

After I read a Artikel in the german c't 23/2002 ( [1] Sonderwege von Georg Schnurer ) a Success Story about a Digital Home Implementation, it was clear for me that someday I also want something like this.

I will write here about my experiences installing a LinuxMCE Server, I hope this time I will have success. I also want to share my Expirense to other users who maybe want to do the same.

Setup Development

The Development System should be a Playground to learn what can LinuxMCE and what not. I try to do a Hybrid Setup with a old PC. It's clear for me that it's not for production use, but before I invest more Money I d'like to have a complet LinuxMCE Solution up and running. At my Home I have a Internet Connection to my local Cableprovider with a Bride, my Firewall is a Pfsense with 3 Interfaces ( WAN,LAN,WLAN ). This Firewall is my Defaultrouter. At the LAN Side I have a central Server with all necessary services ( DHCP, DNS Forward, ftp, smb,nfs,ntp, ) on a old Proliant. Now i have connected the LinuxMCE dev. Server Orion with the external NIC to this LAN and the other NIC is then the LinuxMCE Standard Net ( with the IP Range 192.168.80/24 ) Target is to setup the LinuxMCE dev. Server with MythTV and all other Services. I want live TV, scheduling and DVD / Video ripping, etc.

Hybrid

  • Mainboard: Elitegroup K8M800-M2
  • CPU: AMD Sempron 2200
  • Memory: 512 MB DDR RAM
  • HDD: 80 GB
  • NIC: Dual GB Nic, NC304
  • TV-Card ( DVB-C ): Mystique CaBiX-C2, DVB-C, HDTV / Mystique View CI-Interface (f. 1 CAM) PCI und 3.5" Variante / Conax CAM (Rev. 1.2) - 4.00e by Smit ( from dvbshop )
  • TV-Card ( analog ): Hauppauge PVR-350


Hybrid Network Overview


                  Internet
                      |
                      | 
                Firewall (def GW) ------( WLAN;192.168.Y )
                      | 
               (LAN;192.168.X )
                      | 
       ---------------|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
            |                       |                                   |
       LAN Server                   |                    Clients ( PC,Laptops, etc )
 ( DHCP,DNS,nfs,smb,etc)            |
                         LinuxMCE dev Server Orion
                            ( DHCP,Mythtv, Asterisk,etc )  
                                    | 
                         (LinuxMCE Net;192.168.80.0 ) 
                                    | 
                                    | 
                        ( LinuxMCE Test equipment  ) 


Hybrid Install Logbook

-- Markab 22:01, 5 January 2009 (CET)

  • after check out the Forum I decide to go with a DVD Installation I download the i386 and the amd64 images from the torrent mirrors describe on the Wikipage Mirrors 710
  • With this DVD I was not able to do a Installation, stops every time right at the beginning. The question about the Harddisk overwrite does not come up.
  • Luck that I found the DVD that provide Hari to me, with this DVD the Installation I was able to start the 32bit Installation and finish it.
  • I try to follow this Installation Guide and found than the DVD Install Guide DVD Installation
  • During the Installation I add my Monitor over the S-Video Connector from the PVR-350 but nothing appear. Only the VGA works. In the AV Wizard it is not clar for me what sort of connection should i take and why my TV-out from the PVR-350 does not work.
  • I hear the sound and also did the House Setup Wizard, but I did not modify the Network as describe in the DVD Install Page ( found it to late )

Problems:

  • MythTV don't work, not clear for me howto setup my TV - Cards ( digital DVB-C and analog PVR-350 )
  • Connection to Internet don't work, so I also can't update my Installation or install the DVD restricted Drivers
  • remote connection from my lAN don't work, not clear what is wrong IP / routing ok
  • check Graphikcard to support min. UI2 medium, maybe new Card needed
  • Mediadirector needed to check LinuxMCE functonality

Hardware Overview

processor	: 0
vendor_id	: AuthenticAMD
cpu family	: 15
model		: 44
model name	: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 2800+
stepping	: 2
cpu MHz		: 1599.909
cache size	: 256 KB
fdiv_bug	: no
hlt_bug		: no
f00f_bug	: no
coma_bug	: no
fpu		: yes
fpu_exception	: yes
cpuid level	: 1
wp		: yes
flags		: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt lm 3dnowext 3dnow up pni lahf_lm ts ttp tm stc
bogomips	: 3203.50
clflush size	: 64
00:09.0 Multimedia video controller: Internext Compression Inc iTVC15 MPEG-2 Encoder (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Hauppauge computer works Inc. WinTV PVR-350
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
	Memory at e4000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
	Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2

00:0a.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7146 (rev 01)
	Subsystem: KNC One Unknown device 0022
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 20
	Memory at ea0c0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)
	Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Unknown device 1877
	Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 21
	I/O ports at e400 [size=256]
	Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. S3 Unichrome Pro VGA Adapter (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
	Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Unknown device 1b45
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 16
	Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
	Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
	[virtual] Expansion ROM at e9000000 [disabled] [size=64K]
	Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
	Capabilities: [70] AGP version 3.0

Summary Frist Day: It's always really frustrating if you don't get any success. But I don't want to give up and try it again. If someone can give me a hint I really appreciate that! Thx Mike
Next steps: Wiki pages to check:


-- Markab 12:40, 6 January 2009 (CET)
found new Wikipage Alx9r's Sample Setup
-- Markab 00:48, 8 January 2009 (CET)
Finished the DVD Installation Setup with the Networkpart, also deactivate the firewall. Does not lock like it would help. I get some initial DHCP IP, also routing locks OK, but I can't ping my server and also have no access to the internet. There is a program after the DHCP - Client that change something.
-- Markab 22:56, 18 January 2009 (CET)
Found also some strange problems with liveTV and records ( lost some frames and audio is bad --> http://www.mail-archive.com/linux-dvb@linuxtv.org/msg08237.html, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa3xOSdJc2w ) Maybe a performance Problem on my AMD Sempron Testbox, do a complet reinstallation on my Desktop ( Intel Q6600 with 4GB Memory ) but don't help.
-- Markab 21:12, 19 January 2009 (CET)
Ok got it! It was the Conax CI Modul. After check the Signal strength over my cable modem I go to my provider and he check the conax module in a TV. My Conax CI has some Problem with some TV Station that are modulate on some Channel ( not really clear for me, have to check that later ) This is a known Problem ! The only Conax CI that works for my Provider is the Techisat Technicrypt CX Module ( Art-Nr.: 941304-62 ~100 CHF ex. www.conrad.ch ) Also my DVB-C Card from Satelco does not work, also not with this new Conax CI Card. Only the Mystique CaBiX-C2 works now OK. Also HD does work but need hugh CPU load, some Channels crash immediately.
Some Strange Errors left --> DTVSM(0) Error: Wrong PMT; pmt->pn. No Idea what's that

2009-01-19 20:49:10.201 New DB connection, total: 1
2009-01-19 20:49:10.226 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
2009-01-19 20:49:10.227 Closing DB connection named 'DBManager0'
2009-01-19 20:49:10.232 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
2009-01-19 20:49:10.236 New DB connection, total: 2
2009-01-19 20:49:10.244 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
2009-01-19 20:49:10.248 Current Schema Version: 1214
2009-01-19 20:49:10.353 DTVSM(0) Error: Wrong PMT; pmt->pn(4101) desired(4100)
2009-01-19 20:49:10.356 DTVSM(0) Error: Wrong PMT; pmt->pn(4106) desired(4100)
2009-01-19 20:49:10.357 DTVSM(0) Error: Wrong PMT; pmt->pn(5101) desired(4100)
2009-01-19 20:49:10.475 DTVSM(0) Error: Wrong PMT; pmt->pn(3535) desired(4100)
2009-01-19 20:49:10.475 DTVSM(0) Error: Wrong PMT; pmt->pn(4102) desired(4100)
2009-01-19 20:49:10.479 DTVSM(0) Error: Wrong PMT; pmt->pn(4178) desired(4100)
2009-01-19 20:49:10.587 DTVSM(0) Error: Wrong PMT; pmt->pn(4061) desired(4100)
2009-01-19 20:49:10.588 DTVSM(0) Error: Wrong PMT; pmt->pn(4103) desired(4100)
2009-01-19 20:49:10.593 DTVSM(0) Error: Wrong PMT; pmt->pn(5099) desired(4100)
2009-01-19 20:49:10.701 DTVSM(0) Error: Wrong PMT; pmt->pn(4105) desired(4100)
2009-01-19 20:49:10.702 DTVSM(0) Error: Wrong PMT; pmt->pn(5100) desired(4100)
2009-01-19 20:49:10.969 Finished recording Der Rauch der Träume: channel 5100
2009-01-19 20:49:11.987 Finished recording Der Rauch der Träume: channel 5100
2009-01-19 20:49:11.999 AutoExpire: CalcParams(): Max required Free Space: 3.0 GB w/freq: 15 min
2009-01-19 20:49:12.058 Using runtime prefix = /usr
2009-01-19 20:49:12.060 Empty LocalHostName.
2009-01-19 20:49:12.061 Using localhost value of antares
2009-01-19 20:49:12.065 New DB connection, total: 1
2009-01-19 20:49:12.069 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
2009-01-19 20:49:12.070 Closing DB connection named 'DBManager0'
2009-01-19 20:49:12.072 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
2009-01-19 20:49:12.076 New DB connection, total: 2
2009-01-19 20:49:12.080 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
2009-01-19 20:49:12.084 Current Schema Version: 1214
2009-01-19 20:49:12.090 Preview Error: Previewer file '/var/lib/mythtv/recordings/5100_20090119204909.mpg' is not valid.
2009-01-19 20:49:12.093 Preview Error: Run() file not local: '/var/lib/mythtv/recordings/5100_20090119204909.mpg'
2009-01-19 20:49:12.104 Preview Error: Preview process not ok.
                        fileinfo(/var/lib/mythtv/recordings/5100_20090119204909.mpg.png) exists: 0 readable: 0 size: 0
2009-01-19 20:49:12.685 AFD: Opened codec 0x218c8b0, id(MPEG2VIDEO) type(Video)
2009-01-19 20:49:12.688 AFD: codec MP3 has 2 channels
2009-01-19 20:49:12.689 AFD: Opened codec 0x218cd90, id(MP3) type(Audio)
2009-01-19 20:49:12.730 Preview: Grabbed preview '/var/lib/mythtv/recordings/5069_20090119204859.mpg' 720x576@64s


Also some Channels locks like they don't have EPG data.
-- Markab 23:29, 20 January 2009 (CET)
Ups Channels where not set to get EPG, now it's OK. Just have to buy a Frontend for testing on my TV.

Setup Production ( Planed )

Because my File Server is near EOL ( it's a old ML530 with Pentium3 in ) I will probably buy a HP ProLiant ML115 Generation 5 (G5). But this new Server has no PCI Slots anymore. Because it should be the Core, I need min. 2 Slots for the DVB-C Cards. At ARP I found a Expansion Box, PCI-E to PCI, with 4 Slots, that should fit my needs.

Core

Media Director

here a possible Solution for a MythTV Frontend / LinuxMCE Media Director

  • Case: SilverStone Desktop Gehäuse SST-LC19S-R [3]
  • Case addon: Gehäuse Zusatzlüfter ebmpapst 0412FM [4]
  • Mainboard: ASUS M3N78-EM [5]
  • CPU: CPU AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+/2600MHz [6]
  • CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS 8000 [7]
  • Memory: Kingston Memory DDR2 2GB Kit PC2-6400 (2x 1GB) 800MHz [8]
  • HDD: HDD Travelstar 5K320 2.5" 320GB SATA-II [9]
  • HDD Addon: equip SATA und Power in einem Kabel [10]
  • DVD: DVD-Brenner 8x Slim S-ATA bulk schwarz [11]
  • Bluetooth: Trust BT-2400P [12]
  • Keyboard: Logitech Cordless MediaBoard Pro für PS3 [13]

Orbiters


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