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

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Thu Dec 14 17:21:45 UTC 2006

On Dec 14, 2006, at 9:11 AM, Jeff Simpson wrote:

>> 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
>> of).
> Ooops, I was mistakenly assuming a D11 box again. A D11 would require
> 2 USB->Serial adapters, since the STB itself is a USB host. If you
> just have a D10 or something you only need one for each box.
> Some people suggested udev rules to assign particular device names to
> each port. That's not a bad idea, unless you end up using a USB hub or
> similar. I wonder if there's a way to query a unique identifier from
> the STB so that it "knows" which is which without having to tell it. I
> guess that still wouldn't tell you which is plugged into which input,
> but it would at least give you the ability to keep it that way without
> any dependence on the underlying USB structure.

udev is the way to go. I have a USB hub with 3 wireless joysticks in  
it and I need to set udev rules so they stay paired up with the  
controllers and mame keeps the order correct (so I can mark them and  
know which is player 1, 2, 3).

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