[mythtv-users] invoke script upon keypress?

Ashley Bostock abostock at gmail.com
Wed Mar 22 09:16:04 UTC 2006


You need to use irexec (make it run at system startup), then change your
config to...

begin
    prog = irexec
    button = Power
    config = /local/power.sh &
end

That should then work (so long as /local/power.sh is the correct path to
your script),
Ash.


On 22/03/06, James Armstrong <james at thearmstrongs.org> wrote:
>
>
> On Mar 21, 2006, at 10:22 PM, Sean Watkins wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I started using MythTV a few days ago. I have gone and customized the
> > lircrc in ~mythtv/.mythtv as to how I wanted it. Basically some
> > buttons were setup kind of weird.
> >
> > I would like to run a power down script (which sends a Power Off to
> > my TV and Home Theatre System) whenever I push the power button on my
> > remote.
> >
> > My lircrc contains this:
> > ...
> > begin
> >      prog = mythtv
> >      button = Power
> >     config = /local/power.sh &
> > end
> > ...
> >
> I don't know a good answer because I am no expert, but I was just
> looking at the lirc code in myth for another issues I had and saw
> there is a configurable external script that can be run on each
> keypress. I don't know if the key that was pressed is passed or not,
> I don't have the code in front of me now. It is mainly used so you
> can have feedback from keypresses such as an led.
>
> Look at lirc.cpp in libs/libmythtv
>
> - James
>
> > But it doesn't do anything - I get this error
> >
> > LircClient warning: attempt to convert '/local/power.sh &' to a key
> > sequence failed. Fix your key mappings.
> >
> >
> > Ideas?
> >
> > Sean
> >
> >
> >
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