[mythtv-users] LIRC problem in Mythdvd/Mythvideo (lircd sends twice)

Joe Votour joevph at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 30 20:32:43 EDT 2005

I'm using MythTV 0.18.1 with lirc and xine also, but
on Fedora Core 3 (using ATrpms), and having no such
problems.  The version of lirc is 0.7.1, and the
version of xine is 0.99.3.

You can assign the same button to multiple programs,
that is not a problem.

The command line I'm using for xine is:
xine -D -pfhq --auto-scan dvd

Unfortunately, the man page for the version of xine I
have doesn't mention a -I parameter, but it mentions
that -H hides the video window.  I wonder if this is a

Also, are you using a window manager when running
MythTV?  If not, it could cause some focus issues that
might contribute to what you're seeing.

-- Joe

--- Mark Schuren <mark at ultra.de> wrote:

> hi list,
> i have a problem with myth0.18.1 + lirc + xine:
> i play a video/dvd through mythvideo/mythdvd using
> "xine -H -I -g --no-splash -s
> DVD dvd://" .
> xine works great when started stand-alone, but when
> run through myth and i quit
> the player, all buttons from my lirc remote which i
> pressed during play are
> sent to mythfrontend as well as soon as the player
> exits :-(
> as least it looks like, mythfrontend is jumping
> through the menus, or restarting
> xine immediately... i use a dxr3 card for tv output
> but i think this is not
> related, problem also happens when using xv.
> my ~/.lircrc contains e.g. things like:
> begin
>     prog = mythtv
>     button = OFF
>     config = Esc
> end
> begin
>     prog = xine
>     button = OFF
>     config = Quit
> end
> is it a bad idea to use the same lirc key for two
> programs in general?? i hope
> not.
> i use mandrake 10.2 with original lirc rpms (0.6.6)
> and my remote works
> perfectly with myth / mplayer / xine and others when
> run stand-alone. no
> irxevent is running, all apps have native lirc
> support.
> why does lirc cue-up all button-presses for
> mythfrontend while xine is actually
> in focus (and also accepting these key-presses from
> my remote correctly)?? first
> i thought this might be irxevent. related problem.
> but although i have keys
> defined for irxevent in the same .lircrc i have no
> irxevent running.
> whenever xine exits, mythfrontend processes all lirc
> events which occured during
> xine playback. is that a xine issue or a problem
> with lirc or myth?
> did anyone have the same probs?
> i'm unsure if i should uninstall the mandrake lirc
> 0.6.6 packages and build my
> own lirc-0.7.x ? and if, would i need to afterwards
> recompile myth/xine for the
> new lirc version??
> thanx for any hints!
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