[mythtv-users] ir blaster and changing channels

Timothy Braje tbraje at myvest.com
Wed Aug 23 00:27:17 UTC 2006

Nick wrote:
> On 22/08/06, Timothy Braje <tbraje at myvest.com> wrote:
>> Ok.  It turns out that the only channel that was configured like this
>> was the one I was testing against.  So, I just edited it by hand and all
>> is now good.  *Except* that when I flip through channels (in Browse
>> mode) and then select a channel, the external channel changer doesn't
>> get called.  It does get called (to go to the default channel) when I
>> start watching live tv.  It also doesn't get called if I input a new
>> channel with my mythtv remote.  Presumably, I have missed a
>> configuration setting.  Any ideas?
> Have you got an appropriate channel change script assigned to the
> video source (in mythtvsetup) and valid channel numbers in the freqid
> field for _all_ channels on the IR blaster-controlled input? If your
> channel change script offers logging, ensure that it is not the case
> that it is being called successfully on channel changes but is failing
> silently.
> (You'll also need to restart the backend after any changes like this.)
> Nick

I have restarted the backend.  I just added some logging to my channel 
change script.  When I start live tv, it successfully changes channel to 
channel 3.  However, when I do any other channel changes through the 
front end, nothing gets logged from the script, and the front end 
crashes, much like it tries to tune to a channel that doesnt' exist. 
The channel numbers are all okay, and I have updated all video sources 
to use it.  Is there a front end config I need to add, or do I need to 
add something to my lircrc?


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