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    Loading mvpmc

    The following are the steps to install and load mvpmc

    1. Check this thread for the recommended dongle

    http://forums.nextpvr.com/showthread.php?t=25206

    2. Save the file to your GB-PVR folder typically to C:\Program Files\devnx\gbpvr\Dongle
    3. Rename the file that you downloaded to mvpmc.bin
    4. From the GB-PVR Config program go to the MVP tab and select mvpmc.bin and apply.
    5. Reset the power on your MediaMVP.
    6. When mvpmc starts, select Emulation Mode from the main menu.

    To get back to the mvpmc main menu from emulation mode the key combination is to hit the Go and then then Back key.

    For any parts of GB-PVR that need the Go key, you must hit the Go twice.

    To revert back to the Hauppauge dongle.
    1. From the GB-PVR Config program go to the MVP tab and select dongle.bin and apply.
    2. Return to the mvpmc main menu
    3. Select the Reboot menu option

    Advanced Configuration (Optional)

    mvpmc is very configurable but for the most part GB-PVR users don't need to do any special configuration. f you want to create a startup file check out Step 2 on http://mvpmc.wikispaces.com/Loadconfig

    For example if you always want to run GB-PVR you can have mvpmc power on into Emulation Mode with the following command line option saved in dongle.bin.config

    mvpmc --startup emulate --emulate ? &

    (or specify the GB-PVR server if you'd prefer this will work best)

    mvpmc --startup emulate --emulate 192.168.1.1 &

    Martin
    Last edited by mvallevand; 2007-07-13 at 04:13 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvallevand View Post
    Advanced Configuration (Optional)

    mvpmc is very configurable but for the most part GB-PVR users don't need to do any special configuration. f you want to create a startup file check out Step 2 on http://mvpmc.wikispaces.com/Loadconfig
    Hi Martin,
    I've attempted to use a config file, to access some network shares and to boot straight into emulation mode, but it doesn't seem to be picking it up. Are there any logs that I can look at to help troubleshoot the problem? I suspect it's an issue accessing the share containing the config file. Ages ago I set a password on the Guest account, I've since reset it but does MVPMC try to connect with a password? Thanks for any help with this.

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    Advanced config checking (via telnet)

    Quote Originally Posted by bluesxman View Post
    Hi Martin,
    I've attempted to use a config file, to access some network shares and to boot straight into emulation mode, but it doesn't seem to be picking it up. Are there any logs that I can look at to help troubleshoot the problem? I suspect it's an issue accessing the share containing the config file. Ages ago I set a password on the Guest account, I've since reset it but does MVPMC try to connect with a password? Thanks for any help with this.
    Typically the logs would be on your windows machine since it would be rejecting the login

    If you can telnet to you mvp there are a couple of things try. I'm going to add this to the web interface but it is not there yet.

    1. telnet to your mvp
    2. enter root as user id when prompted.

    This should get to your command line from there enter the following. If you have a model H machine this is probably not an issue.

    cat /etc/tftp.config

    You will see the IP of your gbpvr server. If it is not, you haven't loaded a new dongle with the Hauppauge software of your gbpvr machine. gbpvr doesn't ever set the flash on older machines.

    If it is your IP try a manual login as follow. mvpmc currently does not use a password.

    mount.cifs //yourip/mvpmc /etc/mvpmc -o username=guest,ro

    If this fails record the error and let me know.

    If this works enter the following

    ls -lt /etc/dongle.config


    If it exists your dongle.config is wrong. Please let me know the contents.

    Martin
    Last edited by mvallevand; 2007-02-21 at 12:46 PM.

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    I could only get the system to auto start using the dongle.bin.config file once I had changed the permissions on the share to allow network users to change my files.

    once I did that it picked the file straight away

    my file contains the following

    mvpmc -o svideo --startup emulate --emulate 192.168.0.1

    now for some playing to see how well it works

    tkgafs

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkgafs View Post
    I could only get the system to auto start using the dongle.bin.config file once I had changed the permissions on the share to allow network users to change my files.

    once I did that it picked the file straight away

    my file contains the following

    mvpmc -o svideo --startup emulate --emulate 192.168.0.1

    now for some playing to see how well it works

    tkgafs

    Sorry my telnet example was wrong (I will add the ,ro) , but I definitely have mvpmc connect read0only to grab dongle.bin.config and that is how my c:\mvpmc is configured.

    Martin
    Last edited by mvallevand; 2007-07-13 at 04:15 AM.

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    Thanks for all the pointers. After telneting into the MVP, I did have problems mounting the mvpmc share - turned out I needed to update the local permissions on the folder too. Unfortunately, I'm still unable to get the config file to load, but I'll keep plugging away at it!

    One thing that's puzzling me is this. You say that I need to load a recent hauppauge dongle to store the server address in the flash (I don't have a new H rev mvp btw). I have done this, but then after booting the mvpmc dongle I don't have the /etc/dongle/tftp.config file present. Does the flash memory remain intact following a power cycle? I'm assuming I need to power-cycle to get the mvpmc dongle to load, or am I missing something?

    Thanks again for the help, as well as for the work you & the mvpmc project have put in to all this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesxman View Post
    One thing that's puzzling me is this. You say that I need to load a recent hauppauge dongle to store the server address in the flash (I don't have a new H rev mvp btw). I have done this, but then after booting the mvpmc dongle I don't have the /etc/dongle/tftp.config file present. Does the flash memory remain intact following a power cycle? I'm assuming I need to power-cycle to get the mvpmc dongle to load, or am I missing something?
    Another yet another typo sorry, the file would be /etc/tftp.config

    And yes to load the mvpmc dongle the power-cycle boot is the same as with the Hauppauge dongle. The only difference is that mvpmc rarely crashes, it will be typically be the emulation mode thread, so for the most part you will be restarting mvpmc instead of reloading it over the network.

    Martin

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    This is a good starter topic. Can we make it sticky?

    Thanks,
    Greg
    Server:
    GBPVR 1.4.7
    Capture: Hauppauge PVR-150MCE

    Clients:
    Media MVP: 2 wired(default dongle), 1 wireless(mvpmc dongle)
    PCH A-100: 1 (mvpmcx2)

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    Sure my recommendation has changed since this one though!

    Martin

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    If so, please update please. This help to show that it is simple to setup.

    Thanks,
    Greg
    Server:
    GBPVR 1.4.7
    Capture: Hauppauge PVR-150MCE

    Clients:
    Media MVP: 2 wired(default dongle), 1 wireless(mvpmc dongle)
    PCH A-100: 1 (mvpmcx2)

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