[mythtv-users] A few questions (Directv, lirc priority)

Richard Freeman r-mythtv at thefreemanclan.net
Thu Dec 14 02:19:24 UTC 2006

Jeff Simpson wrote:
> I've talked to some people that had success on that front. I would
> recommend going for hardware serial ports, first though, since USB
> dongles would make it tough to determine which one goes to which
> tuner, since the order you plug the receivers in makes a difference

This is an issue.  I ended up messing with my hotplug scripts to force
them to map in a particular way based on what ports they were plugged
into.  Actually, it looks like that file got changed on me and it is
still working - the system must load them in a certain order on boot and
I've just been lucky enough to not have removed them while the system is
running.  I do find it odd that the vendors of these things don't put
some kind of unique identifier in them - of what use is a serial adapter
if you can't tell what serial port it is?

> (plus you'd need a total of 8 USB->Serial adapters for 4 STBs, which
> might be a tad ridiculous).

Uh, you'd need one for each.  I have two adapters and two STBs.  They
only have one serial port (unless this is some odd STB model I'm unaware

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