[mythtv-users] HD-PVR Channel Changing Inquiry (resolved)

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Wed Jul 21 03:18:05 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 11:14 AM, Larry K <lunchtimelarry at gmail.com> wrote:
>> You will need to upgrade your kernel to the latest one currently
>> available in updates, There was a flub when I
>> restored the hdpvr-ir-enable patch in earlier kernels after it got
>> accidentally dropped sometime after the initial f12 release, which I
>> finally fixed properly in that kernel (just triple-checked that its
>> working here a few seconds ago). Then you should be able to get a bit
>> more verbose dmesg, and more importantly, a working device. ;)
> Jarod, you are da man! That did the trick!.  Once I upgraded my kernel,
> progress went pretty smoothly.  Maybe I'll update the wiki to reflect that
> is really not the minimum kernel that is required.  I wasted a lot
> of time and energy and I sure don't wish that on anyone.

Yeah, its been a bit rocky, I haven't had time to keep on top of everything.

> When I ran the send_power_new script, I noticed that several codes worked
> with my DCX3200.  Even some of the satellite codes (1_29 and 1_39, I
> think).  For cable codes, I think 0_80 through 0_85 all worked.  I just
> randomly picked 0_85, I think it was.  Not sure if there is any reason to
> pick one over the other?

Probably not. Almost all Motorola boxes use pretty much the same
codes, only minor differences here and there, so far as I've seen.

> Per your recommendation, I dumped lirc_i2c in favor of just lirc_zilog, so
> now my OFA remote control commands are picked up by the HD-PVR receiver,
> which I suppose will be OK.  It did seem to be more sluggish to respond, as
> compared to the IR receiver on my old PVR-250.  Does this make sense?  Still
> contemplating whether to stick with this, or try to go back to the more
> responsive IR receiver.  One thing I never tried is using the IR receiver on
> my HDHR.  I guess I have several options.  I welcome any comments or advice
> on this.

I'd forgot about reports of sluggishness w/the hdpvr receiver. Hrm.
Something I'll have to look at shortly. You could certainly take a
crack at running dual lircd instances with both lirc_zilog and
lirc_i2c loaded up. I hope to improve lirc_zilog Real Soon Now though.

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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