So peeps this is my first post online. This is not a definitive guide on how to do it step by step. I just want to share with you some issues I had and how I fixed them.
Note before I start: If you would like me to elaborate some more on the steps I took just let me know where you are stuck and I can give you a hand where I can.
For the most part of it the installation would have been easy but the guides are missing some really important information which made me want to rip my hair out (what hair I have left).
So starting with sabnzbd and sickbeard.
Before you even think of starting the guide at http://wiki.wdlxtv.com/Setup_sabnzbd
get a usb and format it using ext3 format. You may say what the hell is ext3 format... It is in noob terms a linux type of formatting. "Wait I dont have linux". Easy
download virtualbox (free virtualization platform) and ubuntu (linux os) and you can install in a virtual machine on your computer to do this. Then use GParted to format.
Back to sabnzbd and sickbeard.
Now the setup guide they have should work fine. If you do have any errors along the way just remember to chmod any new folder you create or need to drop folders/files into... Love that chmod
Simple. Just download the linux version. Make a folder in your /opt/share folder called CouchPotato and copy CP in there. Then extact it using the following command.
filename.tgz tar -zxvf
Once finished extracting you can start it up the same way you start up sabnzbd and sickbeard. Mine looks like this.
screen -dmS CouchPotato /opt/bin/python2.6 /opt/share/cp/CouchPotato.py
I named my CP folder cp because I was too lazy to write the whole thing. If you ever get stuck and want to easily copy the full folder name just use filemanager on the WDLXTV home page.
Great you have got everything working but after running for 10 minutes it begins to freeze, in which you have to reboot the F*&#n WD box.
Answer: Swap file.
Reason: Since the WD box has stuff all memory the above apps can become quite memory intensive and can make your WD useless.
How: Plug in your large usb storage. Go into wdlxtv and click config then main. Go down to swap file and create a swap file on your mass storage usb at exactly 2048 in size then reboot. This will stop the freezes.
This is only a quick post so as I said if you want me to elaborate let me know.