[mythtv-users] Why does mythtv responds to lirc when in the background?

Johnny Walker johnnyjboss at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 18:35:21 UTC 2009

What is EXECTV vs EXEC ?

On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 11:57 AM, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 11/24/2009 09:41 AM, Tom Dexter wrote:
>> On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 9:13 PM, Paul Bender <pebender at san.rr.com> wrote:
>>> David Smiley wrote:
>>>> Hello everyone.  I have the latest 9.10 based mythbuntu based setup with
>>>> an lirc configuration copied from my previous setup which was based on the
>>>> http://wilsonet.com/mythtv/  (FC6)
>>>> There are a couple problems I have with my setup:
>>>> 1. mythfrontend doesn't respond to my remote control for the first two
>>>> minutes or so from having launched it.  The keyboard works.  This isn't a
>>>> big deal but is odd; it wasn't like this on my former setup.  When I look in
>>>>  mythfrontend.log I see that mythtv successfully initializes LIRC right away
>>>> on startup.
>>>> 2. I have recently been having fun with Boxee to get content that I don't
>>>> get on cable.  However if mythfrontend is still running (in the background
>>>> of course), it responds to all of my remote control presses.  How shall I go
>>>> about troubleshooting/fixing this problem?
>>> LIRC input is not inherently focus aware. Whether or not an application
>>> responds to LIRC input sent (based on lircrc's porg) to the application
>>> depends on the application.
>>> I use Hulu Desktop. I launch it using the EXEC action from a Myth menu item.
>>> I launch it using EXEC as Myth ignores LIRC input while something launched
>>> using EXEC is running.
>> What prevents MythTV from reacting to the remote when I play something
>> via (for example) xine from mythvideo?  Does myth intentionally stop
>> using the lirc socket while running an external program?  The question
>> never occurred to me until reading this thread.
>> Just curious.
> Myth intentionally ignores all LIRC events until the process completes.
> This is why you must start external process appropriately (i.e. using
> Mike
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