[mythtv-users] Comcast & Firewire STB's without 5C/Firewire equipment

Brad Fuller bradallenfuller at gmail.com
Mon May 4 16:22:26 UTC 2009

On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 7:39 AM, Andrew Burgess <aab at cichlid.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-05-03 at 19:18 -0700, Brad Fuller wrote:
>> Now I can't change channels. (ain't that just the way. Channel
>> changing WAS working before!)
>> I had determined earlier that I needed to set the node when changing
>> channels, 6200ch didn't default to node 0.
>>  i.e.:
>> 6200ch -n0
>> And I placed this in the channel changing section in mythtv-setup. It
>> worked fine before. Now it doesn't work.
>> So, I made a bash script to accept a channel number (thinking maybe
>> "-n0" was getting lost). Now, I can change the channel with this bash
>> script outside with either user root or mythtv. That is, I can run FE,
>> change the tuner to the DCH3416 and view the video/audio just fine. I
>> can go to a terminal and change the channel of the STB fine. Works
>> honky-dory. I just can't change the channel INSIDE the FE.
>> I'll continue to search for the answer. If you have any insights,
>> please let me know!
> So the FE is supposed to be calling the same script that works fine from
> the terminal? When that happens to me it's usually either I'm not really
> calling the same script/args or it's some environment variable thing
> like $PATH. Maybe dump the env to a log in both cases and look at the
> differences (env | sort > somelog). Can you turn on shell debugging (-x
> or -v) and get that to go to a log and compare the two runs?
> Something's different, you just have to make the script tell you what it
> is :-)

Well.. I got it working. It was a stupid thing. While watching TV I
pressed the up arrow on the kybd, watched the OSD change to the next
channel and wondered why the STB didn't switch. .... duh.. I forgot to
press the ENTER button.


Brad Fuller

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