[mythtv-users] signal strength for OTA digital tv
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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