[mythtv-users] Trying Nvshield android package, unsuccessfully. Pointers needed.

Kris J kris.jensen.knj at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 15:41:42 UTC 2019


On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 10:32 AM Peter Bennett <pb.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On 1/10/19 10:21 AM, Kris J wrote:
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> On Wed, Jan 9, 2019 at 6:43 PM Peter Bennett <pb.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> On 1/9/19 1:47 PM, Kris J wrote:
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>> I can install either available 64bit packages from
>> https://dl.bintray.com/bennettpeter/generic/. The android fronted starts
>> up with trying to connect to backend, it seems slow to find the backend
>> (29.1+fixes) and sometimes fails. However after several try's it eventually
>> connects. (using ETH)
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>> I can move about the frontend. However most end points in the menu lead
>> to a loading screen that seems to hang the Nvshield, and requires a hard
>> power off.
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>> I've been reading the user list and wiki for pointer. However it seems
>> I'm the only one with this type of trouble. I see no other reports of this
>> type so I must have missed something somewhere.
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>> Any pointers appreciated.
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>> Many thanks.
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>> I have not seen or heard of this behavior. I assume you got as far as the
>> main menu so it must be successfully connecting to the database and the
>> backend.
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>> Have you gone into setup and set the audio and video profile (or maybe it
>> hangs even before you can get there). If you have not set these up and you
>> are attempting playback it will not work well.
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>> If you still have a problem you can get a log.
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>> If you have adb installed and debug mode activated, you can do this to
>> get a log:
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>> On your linux machine, with the ip address of the shield:
>> adb connect [ip address]
>> adb logcat mfe:D *:S |& tee android.log
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>> Then try starting mythfrontend and navigating. If it is having errors you
>> will see them on the screen and in the android.log file. This may give you
>> an idea of what is wrong.
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>> Peter
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> Hi, Peter
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> I don't see anything in the log (https://pastebin.com/AuTgdVXk) that's a
> obvious, other then minor font errors.
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> The log stops when I navigate to "setup/general" Then the load screen pops
> up and the shield needed are power off.
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> Many Thank for your time.
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> The log looks normal. Which backend version are you using? Perhaps there
> is a problem with that. The android frontend will work with backend version
> 29 or later. Older versions will likely cause problems.
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> Backend package = mythtv-backend-master
29.1+fixes.20181228.af5d819~ubuntu16.04.1

And

"m-user at MythServer:~/build$ mythbackend -v
2019-01-10 10:35:20.003539 C  mythbackend version:  [v29.1] www.mythtv.org
2019-01-10 10:35:20.003567 C  Qt version: compile: 5.5.1, runtime: 5.5.1"
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