Posts by charlie0440


    To save energy you should suggest to leave Auto shutdown enabled and to Power up the machine using wakeonlan and rtc wakeup. Vdr is able to program the computers built-in clock to wake-up if a recording is imminent. If your hardware supports S3 sleep mode under Linux it will be available within seconds.

    I have looked into ACPI Wakeup, haven't got it working yet but have't really had time to investigate. I have:

    installed vdr-addon-acpiwakeup
    enabled it in /etc/vdr/vdr-addon-acpiwakeup.conf
    checked that UTC=yes in /etc/default /rcS
    ammened GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="hpet=disabled" in /etc/default/grub

    To test it can I just set a time in acpiwakeup.conf eg:
    # Wakeup time

    then issue a shutdown -h now

    My VDR server - Ubuntu 11.10 with yavdr pppas: yavdr/main & stable-vdr (see signature for hardware specs), is shutting itself off when inactive. I had the PC on for over 10hours during the day (active) and it all seems fine. But whenever I wake up in the morning it has shut down!

    It is not overheating as all the devices are running at low temps even after 10hours of use, I check these via phpsysinfo.

    At first I thought it was my TV card - so I unplugged it and left the server on over night. When I woke up in the morning it had shut itself down. This has happened on 2 different TV cards!

    I tried the same experiment the next evening but stopped VDR by running:

    1. /etc/init.d/vdr stop

    When I woke up the PC was still on which makes me believe VDR is the culprit.

    Here is chunk of my /var/log/kern.log pastebin

    Important part I believe is below, Looks like it shutdown at 3:35am and I pressed the power button to turn it back on at 17:45:

    I have just bought a L4M-Twin S2 ver 6.2 and installed it in my server (3.0.0-15-server) which is running VDR installed from the "stable-vdr" natty ppa's

    How do I install the drivers for this card?

    lspci -v

    1. 04:00.0 Multimedia controller: Device dd01:0003 Subsystem: Device dd01:0020 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10 Memory at febf0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K] Capabilities:

    So I have done the following on my Ubuntu Desktop 11.10:

    Added the PPAs
    Installed VDR: sudo apt-get install vdr vdr-plugin-xineliboutput vdr-plugin-xvdr vdr-plugin-vnsiserver vdr-plugin-eepg
    Installed XBMC: sudo apt-get install xbmc xbmc-addon-xvdr
    Edited my channels.conf

    It all works fine in XBMC using VNSI, but there is no XVDR addon within XBMC,which I was expecting??

    Also how do i fore the vdr-plugin-eepg to update?
    I have installed vdr plugin-eepg and configured XBMC to show 5 days of listings, but I am only getting now & next listing. When I was using the yaVDR 0.4.ISO and this addon I got a week of listings.

    Thank you

    I think that is only a typo in my post. I am away from home for a week to check. But i'm sure I double checked the spelling - in fact I never changed the spelling of Ctrl - as it the the wording on the right hand side of the = sign which was changed ie I only changed KEY_IMAGES to KEY_FN and it all worked as expected. I'll let you know if you are correct

    Right I finally got my head around all this. I was unaware of evtest which cleared a lot up for me. Just in case anyone else wants it this was the results:

    (REMOTE KEY) Ouput from evtest = HOW I HAVE MAPPED THEM

    (TV) ctrl+KEY_T = KEY_TV

    (POWER) alt+KEY_F4 = KEY_POWER2

    (REW) ctrl+shift+KEY_B = KEY_REWIND

    (PLAY) ctrl+shift+KEY_P = KEY_PLAY

    (FWD) ctrl+shift+KEY_F = KEY_FASTFORWARD

    (STOP) ctrl+shift+KEY_S = KEY_STOP


    (PAUSE) ctrl+KEY_P = KEY_PAUSE

    (SKIP) ctrl+KEY_F = KEY_NEXT




    (UP) KEY_UP = KEY_UP





    (ASPECT) ctrl+shift+KEY_Z = KEY_SCREEN

    (RED) ctrl+KEY_E = KEY_VIDEO

    (GREEN) ctrl+KEY_M = KEY_AUDIO

    (YELLOW) ctrl+KEY_I = KEY_FN

    (BLUE) ctrl+shift+KEY_T = KEY_PVR

    (START) alt+meta+KEY_ENTER = KEY_MENU



    (0) KEY_0 = KEY_0

    (1) KEY_1 = KEY_1

    (2) KEY_2 = KEY_2

    (3) KEY_3 = KEY_3

    (4) KEY_4 = KEY_4

    (5) KEY_5 = KEY_5

    (6) KEY_6 = KEY_6

    (7) KEY_7 = KEY_7

    (8) KEY_8 = KEY_8

    (9) KEY_9 = KEY_9


    (HASH) shift+KEY_3 = KEY_SETUP

    (GUIDE) ctrl+KEY_G = KEY_EPG

    (RTV) ctrl+KEY_O = KEY_CHANNEL



    (RADIO) ctrl+KEY_A = KEY_BLUE

    (DVD) ctrl+shift+KEY_M = KEY_YELLOW

    (AUDIO) ctrl+shift+KEY_A = KEY_GREEN

    (TITLE) ctrl+KEY_U = KEY_RED

    MSN, Vol Up & Down are not detected. Vol Up & DOWN do work correctly.

    One think I noticed was the YELLOW button is working incorrectly. When I set it as this:
    ctrl+KEY_I = KEY_IMAGES
    irw outputs Ctril + KEY_I (not KEY_)

    but when I changed it to :
    ctrl+KEY_I = KEY_FN

    irw outputs to: KEY_FN

    Thank you for your help. Part of the problem was I was editting the wrong LIRCMAP file and was getting it confuses with the Keymap.xml

    This was the correct one: /var/lib/vdr/.xbmc/userdata/Lircmap.xml

    I should have enough resources to install the full Desktop version with a GUI. If I get on fine with it I may start again with the Server install, I know it makes more sense but a GUI will just be easier for me and my limited linux.

    I believe the vdr-plugin-xvdr configuration file defaults to allow all traffic from within the subnet, but thanks for the tip.

    Thanks for the reply.

    Just for confirmation...

    3) Installation XBMC without a supported graphic card is not necessary

    Are you saying if I have a compatible NVIDIA graphics card I can test if it has all worked on the server via XBMC. If I do not have a compatible NVIDIA card I can't use XBMC. How can I test everything has setup correctly on the server, via VDR xine?

    I assume this is the best choice of platform:
    64bit 11.04 ubuntu destkop with the yavdr PPA is my best bet, to get a working VDR.
    OpenElec clients with the vxdr plugin again from the PPAs to make recording to the server.


    I currently run a FreeNas file server on one desktop PC. And a HTPC running yavdr acting as a server/client.

    I would like to turn the PC running FreeNas into a Ubuntu 11.04 desktop with the yavdr PPAs making it a Ubuntu TV & file server.

    1) Is there a guide I can follow?
    2) I know I have to use the PPA ( stable-yavdr , stable-vdr & stable-xbmc ). But which packages do I need to install to just get the basics up and running?
    Obviously I need to install vdr, how do I go about gettings the DVB-S2 drivers, do I use s2-liplianin-dkms from the yavdr PPA or should I just go about it as if it were a normal Ubuntu install (drivers from the manufacturers website)?
    3) Do I need to install XBMC if it is headless
    4) Again if it is headless do I need a decent graphics card, or can I get away with old hardware?
    5) Can I have the yavdr webGUI on a ubuntu desktop - i guess this package
    - would it work, does it have dependencies?

    Finally, I assume the above is the best solution. The other idea I had considered was running an ESXI or other virtualised server with a full yavdr install. Would I need IOMMU compatible hardware if I went this route, or being headless would it not matter?

    Any help would be appreciated, I have found lots of most saying install via the PPAs but I could not find anyone listing the packages required. Thanks