[mythtv-users] Ubuntu Edgy, MythTV .20, Motorola DCT2224, Serial Channel Change Script Woes

Mario Limonciello mario.mailing at gmail.com
Thu Jan 18 16:03:12 UTC 2007

Add the user mythtv to the "dialout" group.  I've added this to the ubuntu
wiki as well.

On 1/1/07, Rick Stone <rhadenstone at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, I've spent the better part of two days trying to combat multiple
> small problems I've been having with Myth and I don't seem to be any better
> off after trying MythDora (I can't stand KDE), KnoppMyth (couldn't figure
> out how to do anything outside of Myth, like mount my three drives worth of
> media!), and finally going back to Ubuntu Edgy and the .20 debs from the
> repos.  Here's where I am now:
> 1)  I set up Myth as per the Ubuntu install wiki.  Everything seems to go
> fine with the setup, after some struggles I can get the output of my Comcast
> digital SD box to show up on the coax input of my PVR-150.  I downloaded the
> serial channel change script from the Ubuntu wiki and tested it as noted
> and it will return the current channel number and I can get it to change
> channels from a terminal window.  When I call the script from within Myth
> (in the External Channel Change field in mythtv-setup -- either as "channel"
> or "/usr/local/bin/channel") nothing happens.  I tried changing the owner of
> the file from me to the mythtv user and I am in the mythtv group and mythtv
> is in my user group.  I was previously using analog cable, so none of this
> was an issue, but I moved last week and RCN doesn't offer service where I
> moved and Comcast didn't have an analog only option listed.
> 2)  I still cannot get Myth to play mp4 files.  They play OUTSIDE of Myth
> (any player, you name it and it'll play these files) but Myth will not play
> them.  I've asked here a couple of times but to no avail.
> I've spent the past 5 hours this morning googling and trying everything I
> can think of, but no dice.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks!
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