UUG MythTV Troubleshooting Meeting

Michael Halcrow mike at halcrow.us
Fri Mar 3 17:16:30 MST 2006


On Fri, Mar 03, 2006 at 04:41:57PM -0700, Scott Paul Robertson wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 03, 2006 at 05:33:26PM -0600, Michael Halcrow wrote:
> > And then there are issues with using an external channel changing
> > script. If you change the channel too quickly in succession, the
> > channel changing script contends with itself, so if you're trying to
> > go through channel 126 to get to channel 28, you may wind up at
> > channel 12286 instead (lockfile fixed that little problem).
> 
> Out of curiousity, what service are you using that require the
> external channel changer, and how does your setup work?

I have a Dish 311 external satellite receiver; the only interface to
the box is via infrared. I bought an RS232 IR blaster for $15 and am
using that to emulate the remote control via LIRC.

One happy thing I discovered about LIRC is that independent kernel
modules need to be built for each LIRC device on the system. Since I
have an Hauppauge remote and an RS232 IR blaster, I had to compile two
modules and two daemons, renaming the kernel modules, libraries, and
executables so they don't conflict with one another.

Anyway, it works fine.

Mike
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