[mythtv-users] Changing channels with Serial Port???

Justin Tan jhtan.lists at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 16:39:00 UTC 2004

dude.. you are the MAN. Works now!  Any idea how to set it MythTV so
that the directv channel doesn't always start at PPV 123?  Can't it
remember the last channel I was on?

On Fri, 29 Oct 2004 07:45:11 -0400, David George <david at thegeorges.us> wrote:
> On 10/29/2004 3:39 AM, Justin Tan wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >  I am trying to setup MythTV with DirecTv.  I have the DB9-RJ6 cable
> >hooked to the low speed data port of my satellite reciever.  I need to
> >know how to activate the serial port.
> >
> >I am a TOTAL NOOB at linux, so please be help me out as best you can.
> >
> >I think I setup everything correctly in mythTV.  Cuz when I try to
> >change channels, the backend says:
> >"/dev/cua0 unable to open device"
> >something like that
> >
> >Initially I didn't have any cua* in /dev/, so I found some info on the
> >web to do "mknod" (i have no idea what that does).  But I think that
> >made a cua*, but not a real serial port.  Can someone start me off
> >from ground zero on getting serial ports to work?
> >
> >
> I'm not using Gentoo, but check to see if you have /dev/ttyS* devices.
> For example /dev/ttyS0 (make sure you use upper-case S).  If so, modify
> your channel changer script to use /dev/ttyS0 instead of /dev/cua0.
> >I am running a clean install of Gentoo linux.   I went off a Stage 3 tarball.
> >
> >Do I need to build serial port drivers into the kernel?  If so which
> >ones and how?
> >
> >
> They should already be there.
> --
> David
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