[mythtv-users] Seperate video out with PVR-350?
mythtv-users2 at dwilga-linux1.amherst.edu
Tue Jan 16 18:24:08 UTC 2007
At 12:11 PM -0500 1/16/07, mythtv-users at jaredharvey.com wrote:
>So as a confirmation, should I expect to run two separate
>front ends at the same time? I know the hardware can handle it, but
>I'm not certain that the separate vt's can handle it. Currently I can
>switch from VGA X to composite X with the remote, but I can only use
>one X at a time. Also I'm having some trouble with black screens in
Sorry, I wasn't clear in my previous post. Yes, it should be behaving
exactly like you're seeing (you can only use one instance at a time.)
I think it may be possible to have the VTs work independently, but I
don't know the necessary configuration steps. It might have to do
with the kernel init parameters (specified in lilo/grub.)
But if you need each session to use different DB settings, you won't
be able to have them both running at the same time, anyway.
>Right now I need to know what the preferred method of starting irexec
I run it right after lircd in /etc/rc.d/rc.local:
/usr/local/sbin/lircd --device=/dev/lirc0 --output=/dev/lircd
/usr/bin/irexec -d /root/.lircrc
(Your setup may be different, particularly in the lircd line.)
>I believe the
>chvt is messed up when I ssh to it, and wouldn't be a problem if the
>remote was working.
>So I guess first things first, why doesn't it switch with the remote?
>Is there a way to sniff and see that irexec is calling the script? I
>just added some echo commands in the script but did not get output so,
>I think the script is not being called at all.
Stdout is probably going to some odd place, anyway. The better thing
would be to:
echo "I got here!" >> /tmp/testfile
>Now I can switch with the red and blue buttons. But this doesn't work
>automatically on boot. I need to know how to enter it into either
>inittab, or how to write a script to add to init.d then I can turn it
>on with the service commands.
As described above, I suggest rc.local.
>On a separate note that I believe is unrelated, but probably should
>mention, when in MythTV, at the mainmenu, it often come up black, but
>the menu is there and one can select items. When I switch to Live TV,
Most likely, it's trying to output to the PVR-350 when the DB setting
is left to use the QT painter.
Dan Wilga "Ook."
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