[mythtv-users] signal strength for OTA digital tv

Robert Tsai mythtv at tsaiberspace.net
Sun Aug 27 15:21:26 UTC 2006

On Sun, Aug 27, 2006 at 07:10:16AM -0400, George Roberts wrote:
> OTA=Over the Air
> My ATI HDTV  Wonder works great but the only time I get signal
> strength information is if I "watch live tv" and keep hitting (F7 or
> F4 - I forget) and this actually seems to crash myth.  But that's
> not the point.  The point is I prefer to use a differnent computer
> to measure signal strength (one closer to the attic where the
> antenna is) so I run azap which works great but it seems I must kill
> mythbackend first.
> 1) Is there another way to ask the back end what the signal strength 
>     is of a station and get updates every second or two like azap?

In the backend configuration (mythtv-setup), there is an option
somewhere to only open the recorder "on demand", so that if no
recordings/liveTV are in progress, the card may be opened by other
programs (like azap).

> 2) Is it okay to use kill to stop the mythbackend or is there a better 
>     way?  Later I do shutdown -r now to start it back up but what is 
>     a simpler way?  

kill is fine. Instead of "shutdown", why not just restart mythbackend?


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