[mythtv-users] Maybe OT, but: CEC query

John Pilkington johnpilk222 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 13 16:48:43 UTC 2021

On 05/02/2021 18:18, Mark Kendall wrote:
> On Fri, 5 Feb 2021 at 15:58, John Pilkington <johnpilk222 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> My "other" old laptop was looking unloved and last week I had put a
>> customised 'buntu 20 on a box for my daughter to try remote group-music
>> playing.
>> So I put kubuntu on the laptop too, with MythTV ppa master as of this
>> morning.  Got it doing playback after uncommenting the in ?
>> mysql.cnf and correcting a typo in the DB name.
>> Then I found that the TV remote couldn't turn on the TV;  the power
>> light just flickered.  It took me some time to locate the manual power
>> switch.  After a power cycle there it's fine.
>> Could this have anything to do with the latest commit?
>> "Crash in libCEC on Mythfrontend GUI rebuild"
> Almost certainly a coincidence. To have any effect on your TV, the
> laptop would have to have a supported CEC adapter built in and even
> then, as Klaas has said, the commit should not change any actual
> libcec behaviour.
> Regards
> Mark

Hmm.  This 'red light flashes but Panasonic TV fails to work' happened 
several more times this week, and I had the impression that the 
almost-hidden power switch had a faulty connection to its circuit board. 
  Cue a morning contemplating probably expensive options and looking for 
a screwdriver that would fit...  Then google found other sufferers and 
possible solutions.  So far 'leave it unplugged for a few minutes' seems 
to have worked, but it appears that that historically in similar models 
EIT format changes might have caused this.

John  P

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