[mythtv] An idea for one of the firewire problems

Steve Adeff adeffs at gmail.com
Sun Jan 8 16:44:58 UTC 2006

Gentlemen, I posted this to the dev list, but haven't gotten a response, I 
feel it might have been "lost" in the thread to the uninterested.

I'm hoping its a trivial thing to do, I'm just not equiped to do such a change 
and am hoping one of you might be able to whip something together in a few 
minutes for me to test.

One of the issues I'm tracking as part of my firewire "project" is why the 
DCT62xx series misses recordings sometimes. Now that I finally got my DCT62xx 
capturing via firewire (added a second cablebox), I think I may have found a 
way around the problem. Most people said they had to unplug the cable from 
the box and plug it back in to "reset" it, which is something I found as 
well. Jeremy suggested I use gscanbus to reset the bus instead, wonderfuly, 
his suggestion was spot on allowing me to not have to crawl behind my home 
theatre equipment anymore. I've "tested" this method of fixing quite a few 
times as I find the connection gets lost at least once a day, and usually 
everytime no signal is collected from the box for ~2hrs.

I was wondering if one of you could whip together a patch that 
will force a reset on the Host(Port)/Node that the firewire connection is on 
before every recording and every entry into LiveTV?

This may also help channel changes, so perhaps placing the bus reset before 
Myth changes the channel would be a good place for this step to go.

Thanks for your time,

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