[mythtv-users] Quick and dirty workaround

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Aug 2 19:05:09 EDT 2004

Matt Morgan wrote:

> I haven't had time to work on my problems getting my IR Blaster to 
> work with my Scientific Atlanta 2100 cable box. Other people have 
> succeeded, and I'm sure I will one day. Until then, I hoped I could 
> record shows semi-manually, just by tuning the SA2100 myself to the 
> right channel ahead of time. The thing is, mythtv then tunes itself to 
> the channel the scheduled recording is on. Since it needs to stay on 
> channel 3, I get snow for the recording.
> I tried going into the video source and setting the external channel 
> changing program to /usr/local/bin/change_channel.sh. It won't work, 
> but I figured it would at least keep mythtv from changing its own 
> channel. But it didn't work. How can I keep mythtv from trying to 
> control the channel internally?

Try /bin/true .  It worked for me when I was testing my system before I 
set up LIRC.


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