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multi seat set up...

Discussion in 'General Support' started by bsunders, October 9, 2010.

  1. bsunders

    bsunders Portal Member

    January 5, 2010
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    MediaPortal Version: 1.1.1
    MediaPortal Skin: Streamed MP 1.3.1
    Windows Version: Vista Basic SP2
    CPU Type: AMD Athlon 64 Dual core 2.1Ghz
    HDD: Seagate 1TB (external USB)
    Memory: 3GB DDR2 (800Mhz)
    Motherboard: Dell -
    Video Card: NVidia GeForce 210 (512Mb)
    Video Card Driver: 258.96
    Sound Card: Integrated
    Sound Card AC3:
    Sound Card Driver:
    1. TV Card: Dvico Fusion HDTV Dual Digital4
    1. TV Card Type: DVB-T
    1. TV Card Driver: 3.90 (2010-07-08)
    2. TV Card:
    2. TV Card Type:
    2. TV Card Driver:
    3. TV Card:
    3. TV Card Type:
    3. TV Card Driver:
    4. TV Card:
    4. TV Card Type:
    4. TV Card Driver:
    MPEG2 Video Codec: Cyberlink PDVD9
    MPEG2 Audio Codec: ffdshow
    h.264 Video Codec:
    Satelite/CableTV Provider:
    HTPC Case:
    Power Supply: 250 watt!
    Remote: Hauppauge MCE remote
    TV: Sony Bravia LCD
    TV - HTPC Connection: HDMI + Separate Audio


    I have search high and low for answer here and on the wiki.
    Have been running a single seat install upgraded to 1.1.1 for a while and TV works fine.

    I have two other laptops that I now want to trial as MP clients. one is vista one is win 7 starter.
    I installed MP1.1.1 on both and in config set the host name for the tv server.

    But on both laptops it takes ages for MP to start and ages when I click on TV only to get a blue screen (default skin) for ages (an I eventually haveto end task MP.

    What am I missing ?
    I get this in the error.log:

    2010-10-09 19:18:31.966103 [ERROR][MPMain(1)]: TVHome: Error in Reload
    2010-10-09 19:18:31.974103 [ERROR][MPMain(1)]: Exception :Error: DatabaseUnavailableUnclassified
    Gentle.Common.GentleException: The database backend (provider SQLServer) could not be reached.

    full MP client Logs are attached.
    Note I know the TV server works as I can use it in singles seat mode.
    Do I have to do anything else to the client/server to go from a single to multi seat?

    Happy to do more testing / reading if someone can point me in the right direction.


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  3. Jay_UK
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    October 6, 2009
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    Hi there,

    Make sure the TV Plugin/Client has installed ok. Check the Gentle config file has the correct DB settings specified (ie MS SQL or MySQL, and the correct hostname/ip and password) - These are also in your error log file

    If I was a betting man... I'd say you haven't configured MS SQL Express to allow for remote connections ;)

    Enable Remote Connection on SQL Server 2008 Express | Linglom's blog
    How to: Configure Express to accept remote connections - SQL Server Express WebLog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs


  4. bsunders

    bsunders Portal Member

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    Followed the2nd blog and now it works a charm. Thanks heaps!!!!

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