[mythtv-users] Re: controlling mythtv using the /dev filesystem?
mythtv at henmanfamily.com
Thu Jan 29 18:26:54 EST 2004
Check out xtrapchar, it was designed to bridge the gap between an Xserver and
auxillary input mechanisms.
On Thursday 29 January 2004 16:01, Matthew M Murphy wrote:
> I have looked into mythweb and have it working (it's great!).
> Palmvnc is a good idea which I'll have to look into.
> I just wish there were a way to change the channel from the command
> line somehow...
> Does anyone know how lirc integrates with mythtv to change the
> channel? I read through the FAQ but before I start looking at code I
> might as well ask.
Well, LIRC could work one of 2 ways with Myth:
(1) using irxevent. This simply receives LIRC commands, translates them
to X-Events, and sends those events to the designated window.
(2) using Myth's built-in LIRC support. This polls the LIRC device for
events, and translates those events into user actions.
Either way, I suppose it might be possible to create a 'dummy' LIRC
device that, instead of presenting config strings built from an IR
signal, would simply be a FIFO that another (controller) process would
write into, and which Myth or irxevent would read from. You'd have to
do a little bit of research into LIRC.
An even better approach (if you're a programmer) would be to give Myth
the ability to read commands from a pipe or FIFO. Shouldn't be that
hard now that the LIRC support & configurable user actions
infrastructure is in.
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