[resolved] Guide installation VDR in Ubuntu 13.10: Remote TV and control with tablet android (step by step)

  • Do you know an easy installation guide for this Ubuntu 13:10 ?




    Code
    1. dan13@dan13-EP41T-UD3L:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release
    2. DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
    3. DISTRIB_RELEASE=13.10
    4. DISTRIB_CODENAME=saucy
    5. DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 13.10"



    kernel:

    Code
    1. dan13@dan13-EP41T-UD3L:~$ uname -r
    2. 3.11.0-15-generic
  • Install what?


    VDR is part the official Ubuntu Repositories. If you want more/something else ask smarter questions!


    BR,
    Joe

  • Excuse my poor English from Sicily.


    I meant this as a guide:
    VDR/Installation :
    http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=VDR/Installation


    1) at the point of the guide: Installing 2.1.2 Backend
    I run the command:

    Code
    1. sudo aptitude install svn-buildpackage


    that gives me



    2) the command:

    Code
    1. sudo apt-get update


    that gives me



    encountering the problem:


    Code
    1. W: Impossibile recuperare http://ppa.launchpad.net/lucid-bleed/ppa/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
    2. W: Impossibile recuperare http://ppa.launchpad.net/yavdr/unstable-vdr/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
    3. E: Impossibile scaricare alcuni file di indice: saranno ignorati o verranno usati quelli vecchi.


    :wand



  • Please don't use yavdr/unstable-vdr. If you're a beginner, use yavdr/stable-vdr, if you have a bit experience, you may try yavdr/testing-vdr.
    And you must use yavdr/main in addtion to yavdr/stable-vdr or yavdr/testing-vdr.


    Please inform the author of that tutorial to think about a "rebase" on yavdr/testing-vdr.
    Packages from yavdr/unstable-vdr are meant to be broken.


    And get rid off that lucid-PPA. :)


    Thank you!


    Lars.

  • What is the reason to choose ubuntu 13 ?
    It is not a long term release and thats why it is not common to uses it for a HomeTheaterPc


    What is the setup that you want ? A server without screen to stream via network, a standalone livingroom pc or a desktop pc that can record and show tv in addition to the other things.


    HD or SD resolution?


    A full HD Standalone installation is described here:
    http://www.vdr-wiki.de/wiki/in…ls_SoftHDDevice_und_VDPAU


    A nvidia grafics card with VDPAU capabilities is very recommended for beginners.


    ciao
    Joe

    The post was edited 1 time, last by DocViper ().

  • Hello Joe!
    Sorry if I'm short for translation problems.


    For now just beginning with VDR
    I would use it
    as a desktop PC and can record TV show in addition to other things
    HD resolution
    and if it is possible (though in the end I keep it in the living room) :]
    with an updated system, for example LTS.


    Now if I find the time
    I feel as soon as your valuable suggestions
    Your guide mentioned.

  • Following the lead:
    http://www.vdr-wiki.de/wiki/index.php/Ka…evice_und_VDPAU



    1) I run the command:
    VDR installation packages required system

    Code
    1. sudo apt-get install libvdpau1 libvdpau-dev vdpauinfo


    result:


    2) I run the command:

    Code
    1. sudo apt-get install mercurial libncurses5-dev libncursesw5-dev libproc-processtable-perl libfribidi-dev libcap-dev libjpeg-dev lcdproc libssl-dev libfreetype6-dev


    result:


    3) I run the command:

    Code
    1. sudo apt-get install libfontconfig1-dev g++ git vim


    result:


    4) I run the command:

    Code
    1. sudo apt-get install ffmpeg libavcodec-dev libasound2-dev libx11-xcb-dev libxcb-screensaver0-dev libxcb-dpms0-dev libxcb-util0-dev libxcb-icccm4-dev libxcb-ewmh-dev


    result:


    5) I run the command:

    Code
    1. sudo apt-get install libxcb-screensaver0-dbg libxcb-screensaver0-dev libxcb-keysyms1 libxcb-keysyms1-dev libxcb-glx0-dev libxcb-shm0-dev libxcb-xv0-dev libxcb-randr0-dev


    result:


    6) I run the command:

    Code
    1. sudo apt-get install imagemagick libmagick++-dev


    result:


    7) I run the command:

    Code
    1. sudo apt-get install cmake qt4-qmake qt4-dev-tools


    result:


    8 ) Drop packets unnecessary system
    I run the command:

    Code
    1. sudo apt-get autoremove


    result:

    Code
    1. Lettura elenco dei pacchetti... Fatto
    2. Generazione albero delle dipendenze
    3. Lettura informazioni sullo stato... Fatto
    4. 0 aggiornati, 0 installati, 0 da rimuovere e 1 non aggiornati.



    9 ) Rebooting the System


    10) I run the command:

    Code
    1. lspci -v


    result:


    11) You need to run "Install the video card drivers" command :

    Code
    1. sudo apt-get install nvidia-319

    ?? :wow

  • Sorry to say that but just copy paste of the commands without understanding what is happening will not work for you.
    The instructions are for very specific dvb hardware an a dedicated setup.


    By the way:


    If I am not mistaken the card that you have is an analog tv card and will NOT (never ever) work with VDR.
    VDR is designed for digital DVB-S/DVB-T/DVB-C cards.


    Analog-input plugin will work with certain analog devices - see http://www.vdr-wiki.de/wiki/index.php/Analog-TV
    but it is not state of the art and HD makes no sense at all with analog input.


    ciao
    Joe

    The post was edited 1 time, last by DocViper ().

  • Hello Joe
    thanks for being able to endure my ignorance
    and the translations made bad :]



    What cards/usb sticks do you use?


    Command with complete result with USB card:


    Lesson 2: understand how the vdr and the components work


    The TV card works fine Terratec
    VDR on the same PC
    with dual boot
    with a distribution of Ubuntu 10.10
    no longer supported
    and that now has many structural problems of use,
    I found some years ago
    but which requires me to use it
    only to see the TV .


    Now I wanted to use the TV
    together with the use of the normal PC
    also in a very simple
    unpretentious in the new Ubuntu.


    Can you tell me in which step of the guide go ?
    :wand

  • I would re-install Ubuntu because I am sure the things that you did have damaged your installation.


    As a start I would try the packages included in Ubuntu Saucy . They should be more or less pre-configured for Saucy Desktop


    Code
    1. sudo apt-get install vdr xineliboutput-sxfe vdr-plugin-xineliboutput w_scan


    You will need to change the channels.conf of course.
    You must stop the VDR service and use w-scan to scan channels.


    Or you can use http://channelpedia.yavdr.com/gen/index.html
    so download a channels.conf


    Normally you should have now a menu entry in the Ubuntu dashboard to start the viewer vdr-sfe.


    I did not test this but it should lead you on a Ubuntu desktop conform path.


    ciao
    Joe

  • BIG JOE
    How much patience do you have?
    Patience is a virtue
    who is strong ! :]


    I beg you to go step by step very slowly :sleep
    So I'm as fast as a snail @
    to translate every message.


    I run the command:

    Code
    1. dan13@dan13-EP41T-UD3L:~$ sudo apt-get install vdr xineliboutput-sxfe vdr-plugin-xineliboutput w_scan
    2. Lettura elenco dei pacchetti... Fatto
    3. Generazione albero delle dipendenze
    4. Lettura informazioni sullo stato... Fatto
    5. E: Impossibile trovare il pacchetto w_scan


    translated: not found "w_scan"

    Code
    1. Could not find package w_scan
  • Could not find package w_scan


    The package is named w-scan. Underscores are not allowed in package names.


    Gerald


    HP Proliant MicroServer Gen8, Xeon E3-1230, 12 GB RAM, 3xWD red 2TB im RAID 5, 2xSundtek MediaTV Home DVB-C/T, L4M TWIN-C/T, Ubuntu Server 14.04.1, Plex Media Server
    Samsung UE55H6470

  • Thanks !


    step 1)
    I run the command:



    One small step for man one giant leap for mankind :]


    the next step?

  • It is all in my latest post.


    stop vdr

    Code
    1. sudo service vdr stop


    search the channels.conf (should be in /etc/vdr/channels.conf or a link there)
    open a terminal/console
    use w_scan to search for new channels. I don't know which satelitte you want to recieve?


    Look here for parameters http://www.vdr-wiki.de/wiki/index.php/W_scan
    or type

    Code
    1. w_scan --help


    (you could try to use your old channels.conf from you old installation. The file format changed so it is not clear if it will work with the new vdr 2.0.3)
    insert channels to channels.conf


    start vdr

    Code
    1. sudo service vdr start


    I will not install saucy just to give you a step by step guide.
    A little bit more motivation to search and learn is needed for linux.



    ciao
    Joe

    The post was edited 2 times, last by DocViper ().

  • Ciao Joe !


    What an effort
    make a post in English
    but I did it !


    Step 2)

    Code
    1. dan13@dan13-EP41T-UD3L:~$ sudo service vdr stop
    2. [sudo] password for dan13:
    3. Stopping Linux Video Disk Recorder: vdr - seems not to be running.


    These are the files that I found in Ubuntu 13
    [IMG:https://dl.dropboxusercontent.…-02-08%2015%3A55%3A38.png]


    I found my list of channels VDR
    In Ubuntu 10 (now somewhat battered)
    here:

    Code
    1. dan13@dan13-EP41T-UD3L:/media/dan13/ubuntu 10/var/lib/vdr$ ls
    2. bkchannels.conf diseqc.conf reccmds.conf sources.conf timers.conf
    3. channels.conf keymacros.conf remote.conf svdrphosts.conf
    4. commands.conf plugins setup.conf themes


    and this is my file:
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/46733398/ubuntu%20forum/vdr/ubuntu10/channels.conf


    Can I copy the path to use in Ubuntu 13
    in / etc / vdr /?


    Ciao
    Daniele
    and by my wife
    that if it works the tv
    I would like to thank
    with sweets
    who call themselves "Cannoli
    Sicilian " :]

  • It looks like you are using DVB-T so you can copy your old channels.conf to
    /var/lib/vdr/channels.conf


    and then start vdr


    Code
    1. sudo service vdr start


    Then have a look for any erros in


    Code
    1. /var/log/syslog


    From the ubuntu start menu(dashboard) start the Viewer. The name is "VDR X-Frontend"


    If it does not work please post the output of


    Code
    1. dmesg


    and


    Code
    1. cat /var/log/syslog | grep vdr


    Joe

  • Step 3)
    Once you have generated the file channels.conf
    in my case recovered
    from an old version
    and copied to the path:
    / var / lib / vdr


    Step 4)
    start vdr

    Code
    1. dan13@dan13-EP41T-UD3L:~$ sudo service vdr start
    2. [sudo] password for dan13:
    3. Starting Linux Video Disk Recorder: vdr - aborted (to enable the daemon, edit /etc/default/vdr).


    Step 5)
    Checking for errors in file /var/log/syslog
    Here are the last lines



    Step 6)
    From the ubuntu start menu(dashboard) start the Viewer. The name is VDR X-Frontend
    [IMG:https://dl.dropboxusercontent.…20X-fronted%20lauscer.jpg]


    When I run b]VDR X-Frontend[/b]"
    check a window for awhile and then disappears.


    output of dmesg


    and output of file syslog
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/46733398/ubuntu%20forum/vdr/syslog


    Excuse my slowness
    Hello Joe and thank you.
    Daniele

  • You have mythtv install which makes no sense.
    Please remove it using the Software Center.


    To enable vdr edit

    Code
    1. /etc/default/vdr


    and set enabled=1


    Then start the service.

    Code
    1. sudo service vdr start


    and then start the VDR X-frontend


    It looks like your system is a total chaos.
    In the syslog only messages from nullmailer are visible.
    I don't know what you are doing with nullmailer?


    I would recommend that you backup your data and format your harddrive and start with a fresh installation of Ubuntu.


    Joe

  • good morning
    Joe
    and thanks!
    Here in Sicily
    this morning where the sun is shining :sonne
    and there are 17 degrees!
    Who knows in Austria?! :)


    You have mythtv install which makes no sense.
    Please remove it using the Software Center.


    It was a project that had no luck
    and that has stood in this passage:
    http://forum.ubuntu-it.org/viewtopic.php?f=73&t=572400&start=40


    I encountered an unexpected problem.
    Mythtv is not installed in the Software Center.
    [IMG:https://dl.dropboxusercontent.…mythtv_SoftwareCenter.jpg]


    It looks like your system is a total chaos.
    In the syslog only messages from nullmailer are visible.
    I don't know what you are doing with nullmailer?


    I would recommend that you backup your data and format your harddrive and start with a fresh installation of Ubuntu.


    I honestly do not know what is "nullmailer"
    I just know that I'm using this Ubuntu 13
    that will reinstall when I have time,
    to experiment
    all failed or malfunctioning or incomplete
    to use the TV
    with MythTV, Me TV, Television Viewer time,
    Kaffeine that only works with a few channels.


    The VDR is perhaps best
    but it was complicated to install for me
    and we wanted an expert like you!





    Now I try to move forward
    even with this unexpected ...


    Step 7)
    On the change of the VDR

    Code
    1. sudo gedit /etc/default/vdr


    and apply the change
    "enabled=1"



    Step 8 )
    Then start the service.

    Code
    1. sudo service vdr start


    Step 9)
    and then start the VDR X-frontend
    [IMG:https://dl.dropboxusercontent.…20X-fronted%20lauscer.jpg]


    and ...
    miracle of Joe
    it works! :vdr1
    [IMG:https://dl.dropboxusercontent.…0X_fronted%20funziona.jpg]


    improvements:
    But how do you change channels
    with key "arrow up" or "down arrow"
    or activate the menu by pressing the "M"


    as I did with the menu
    I used the old Ubuntu 10?


    Examples of use of VDR in Ubuntu 10:
    Main menu activated by pressing the "M"
    [IMG:https://dl.dropboxusercontent.…R%20menu%20principale.png]


    and the channel menu
    [IMG:https://dl.dropboxusercontent.…0/VDR%20menu%20canali.png]


    ciao
    Daniele