[mythtv-users] How to ensure STB is on

George Galt george.galt at gmail.com
Thu May 6 14:20:19 UTC 2010

On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 1:33 AM, M.A.E.M. Hanson
<hansonorders at verizon.net> wrote:
>> Good news, the channel change is the last command issued. "6200ch
>> -v-n0 -m -e 100" does a menu, and exit, and a channel change, in that
>> order. I only had a small window to test, so only got to try it once,
>> but the STB was at channel 100 at the end. I'm pretty sure, but can't
>> swear, that it wasn't already on 100 to begin with. This is exactly
>> what I need.
>> -Jerry
> Good to hear, Jerry.  Right now there's a half second of usleep built into
> both the menu and exit commands.  I was just testing it here at home and
> found that was not always good enough so I increased each to .75 seconds.  I
> made a tweak to menu and exit where they initialize the channel number
> variable.  Since you reported success without it I'm not sure it's needed.
>  Give it another shot with this patch against the wiki code and give me any
> feedback.  Be sure to try with and without a channel number and with
> different switch combos.
> http://tinyurl.com/22sxmvr
> There may be some more tweaking in the coming days/weeks as I was speaking
> to Christian in irc about how the power command is called.
> Mike
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Mike, Jerry & Christian:

Thanks to all of you.  I'll do some testing tonight when I get home.


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