[mythtv-users] VFD on Antec Fusion 430

Jan mpr.list at googlemail.com
Mon Jan 28 12:20:58 UTC 2008

Hello mythtv-users

After the VFD on my Antec Fusion was initially working (as in "showing channel 
and show name in live TV" or "showing name of a recorded show"), although most 
likely failed at some point during usage, either freezing up or starting to 
show garbage characters, it does not do anything else than show mojibake by 

I am running Mythbuntu 7.10 with lirc 0.8.2 and LCDproc 0.5.2 from the repo, 
and my Hauppauge Nova-T 500's remote with its own receiver (at least until my 
M$ MCE remote control arrives, I plan to dump both the Hauppauge remote and 
the IR dongle then and use the case's receiver instead). 
Those seem to be the latest stable releases of both, does anyone have a clue 
how much might have changed/improved about the imon VFD in the meantime? Do 
Dean Harding's patches help at all with the VFD or are those LCD-exclusive? 
(Once the display works like it should, I would love to have the clock 
displayed when the HTPC is powered down, as mentioned for the LCD patches.)

I suspect that the VFD's IR eye catches the signals send by the Hauppauge 
remote which it does not understand and somewhat gets overloaded by that. The 
VFD and the remote receiver are *one* device, right? 
The pattern of jibberish sometimes changes synchronously with the remote 
control being used (also when using the almost retired TV remote to change 

Anyway, as there are probably quite a few Antec Fusion users on this list and 
among them most likely also Mythbuntu users, I'd be happy to get some 
pointers were to start looking how to get it right. 

Rock on,

PS: By the way, I noticed that there are no entries 
in /var/log/mythtv/mythfrontend for about a month. Does the frontend log 
somewhere else?

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