[mythtv-users] Remote works in menu's, but not Live TV

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Fri Jul 20 19:16:35 UTC 2007

On 7/20/07, David Lonie <loniedavid at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Friday 20 July 2007 12:35, Jarom McDonald wrote:
> > Sounds like a problem with your lircrc file -- the file that maps
> > particular lirc events to the proper mythTV commands. I've had times
> > when some of the buttons were configured properly in lircrc but others
> > weren't -- so I could change channels but not the volume, for example.
> > When you run irw from the command line, see what the output is for the
> > channel up and channel down buttons (for example "Ch+" or something like
> > that). Then open up the lircrc file in the .mythtv folder of the user
> > that runs mythTV in your setup. Look for the sections that have "mythTV"
> > as the value for "prog" and "Up" or "Down" as the value for "config",
> > then ensure that the "button" value is the same text (case sensitive,
> > IIRC) that you saw coming out of irw.
> irw's output is good for me. I have the Channel Up\Down keys mapped to Key
> Up/Down CurrentWindow, as well as the Menu Up/Down keys. This should work,
> since the keyboard up/down keys change channels.
> > This would also explain why it works during recordings--there isn't a
> > need for the Up or Down directives. And the keyboard commands still work
> > fine because the keyboard never accesses your lircrc file.
> It's not just the channel buttons - menu, info, etc. are effected as well.
> One thing I did notice today is that if I mash a button repeatedly,
> occasionally it will be picked up in liveTV, which sounds like a
> hardware/driver issue, except that everything works perfectly and
> consistently outside of LiveTV.

What version of LIRC are you using?  My bet is that the LiveTV is
taking so much of your processor that the LIRC commands aren't making
it through.  What does your top say when you are watching Live TV?

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