[mythtv-users] weird one - channel.pl not working inside myth

Jeff K mythtv at codepoets.ca
Sat Oct 9 16:35:24 UTC 2004

Does anyone have any ideas on this?  I'm still stuck on it.

Thanks again!

mythtv at codepoets.ca wrote:

>I just rebuilt my myth box.  I wanted to upgrade to FC2 and myth to .16.  No
>problems with the install, but I'm having problems with my IR blaster.  I
>havne't got the blaster working in any capacity yet, but I'm really close. 
>Here's the problem;  I can run channel.pl <channel number> from the command
>line and it changes the channel on my satellite receiver with no problem. 
>However, when I try and run it from myth (I set the path + script in
>mythsetup), the blaster flashes, tries to change the channel, but nothing
>happens.  I try changing the channel by typing it into the mythTV module, the
>IR blaster flashes and the tuner doesn't change.  Really weird.
>I set up channel.pl to log the channel I'm changing it to, and that works ok. 
>It knows which channel I'm trying to change, but still nothing doing.  Anyone
>have any ideas?  Is this a weird path thing?  Do I need to set some strange
>I had a brainwave.  I tried to set the channel in /etc/rc.local to see what
>would happen.  Same thing - when I rebooted, the blaster flashed, the channel
>didn't change and it logged the right channel.
>Anyone have any ideas?
>Thanks in advance for your help!
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