[fixed] - Minidisplay plugin comes with not digitally signed driver hwinterfacex64.sys | Page 8

Discussion in 'MP 1.3.0 Beta & RC' started by greybox, January 30, 2013.

  1. Stéphane Lenclud
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    If there is anything to try it should be to delete both inpout32.dll and the SYS file, then see if everything is still working. Which it should really unless you were relying on some parallel port device using that DLL and driver.


     
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    After the initial error, the display worked, and the unsigned drover error did not reappear. However, as of today, MP client does not start.Instead it hangs at "Starting plugins..." For each attempt to start, the error log shows:
    [2017-08-16 04:47:34,572] [Error ] [MPMain ] [ERROR] - MiniDisplay:Error while loading driver C:\Program Files (x86)\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal\Plugins\process\LCDDrivers\LCD2USB.dll: Unable to load DLL 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal\Plugins\process\LCDDrivers\LCD2USB.dll': The specified module could not be found. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007007E)​
    and as many instances of:
    [2017-08-16 04:47:34,680] [Log ] [MiniDisplayRender] [ERROR] - Exception: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
    at MediaPortal.ProcessPlugins.MiniDisplayPlugin.Drivers.ScaleoEV.SetLine(Int32 line, String message, ContentAlignment aAlignment) Message: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. Site : Void SetLine(Int32, System.String, System.Drawing.ContentAlignment) Source : MiniDisplayLibrary Stack Trace: at MediaPortal.ProcessPlugins.MiniDisplayPlugin.Drivers.ScaleoEV.SetLine(Int32 line, String message, ContentAlignment aAlignment)​
    as I care to let it produce.
    This behavior persists after trying both of your suggestions:
    1. replacing inpout32.dll
    2. deleting both inpout32,dll and hwinterfacex64.sys
    I don't find anything useful in Event Manager, just the hang reports from each time I have killed MP client.
    I disabled the MiniDisplay plugin in hopes of at least being able to use MP, but it still hangs at "Starting plugins..." (logs attached)
    WIll try reboot and report back.

    BTW, how can I get MP watchdog to *always* zip the logfiles to a public folder. I do my maintenance from a different account, and it is inconvenient to change the path each time.

    P.S: Now working after reboot, even after re-enabling MiniDisplay. Thanks for your help!
    P.P.S: In case anyone still cares, I've attached a screenshot of my MiniDisplay configuration.
     

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    So it's OK after replace and reboot :
    1. replacing inpout32.dll
    About watchdog, i think it's hardcoded to save on the connected user desktop :)
     
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    No, it's ok after:
    1. deleting both inpout32,dll and hwinterfacex64.sys
    2. reboot
    I didn't try rebooting between 1 & 2 of my previous post
    tsk, tsk ;-) at least I can change the path in the GUI. What seems to be even "harder coded" is the explorer window which opens after zipping the logs. It always opens to Desktop\Media Portal logs, even if I selected a different path :)
     
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    Ok :) So need to fix the watchdog issue :)
    And for the original driver issue, we need to remove files from our repo like explain @Stéphane Lenclud :p
     
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    @rsbrux
    Can you try attached watchdog ?
    You need to replace it to MP folder (backup the current one) :p
    So it should open the stored folder and also keep the latest folder stored for the next watchdog start :p)
     

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    Seb, one watchdog branch exist, but never pushed to master branch and not fully tested and finished, this one includ lot of rework by @regeszter on my ask. Also the fact to save personal path folder to xml setting file.

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    Ah :) Thanks :) didn't remember it.
    Yep it saved the path also in mediaportal.xml for later use.
    Maybe we should move all watchdog into new forum thread too :p
     
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    The wiki mentions quite a few displays are supported through parallel port so I'm guessing inpout32.dll is used.
    It's possibly loaded dynamically though. That means we can't just remove it without breaking support for those displays.
    I guess we ought to update it to see if that helps with that error, but again without contact with LPT display users to test that for use it's a no go.
     
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