[mythtv-users] remote stops working when recording

Michael Papazoglou mpapazoglou at gmail.com
Sun Mar 11 23:33:31 UTC 2007



On Sun, 11 Mar 2007, Michael Papazoglou wrote:

> On 3/11/07, Michael Papazoglou <mpapazoglou at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 3/11/07, Michael Papazoglou <mpapazoglou at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On 3/11/07, Nick Morrott <knowledgejunkie at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > > On 11/03/07, Michael Papazoglou <mpapazoglou at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > > >
>> > > > Hi,
>> > > >
>> > > > I have a strange problem - my remote stops working when any of my 
>> tuners
>> > > > is recording.
>> > > >
>> > > > I have a pvr-500 and pvr-350, and am using a serial "homebrew" IR 
>> receiver
>> > > > with the lirc_serial module.  The remote works fine when
>> > > > nothing is recording.  When a recording starts, the remote stops
>> > > > working - I can start up irw just fine, but it just doesn't register
>> > > > any events when trying to use the remote.  As soon as I stop the
>> > > > recording, everything is back to normal (including irw registering
>> > > > events from button-presses on the remote).
>> > > >
>> > > > I'm using mythtv releases-0-20-fixes. Everything worked great when
>> > > > I used to use the IR receiver that came with the pvr-350 with the
>> > > > proper lirc driver (it was stolen, that's why I'm using the serial
>> > > > receiver now).
>> > >
>> > > IRQ conflict?
>> > >
>> > > Does it happen with both capture cards?
>> > >
>> > > Nick
>> > > --
>> >
>> > I get no response from the remote using either of the tuners on
>> > the PVR-500, and only intermittent response when the tuner on the 350
>> > is used.   By intermittent, I mean that for every four presses (or so) of 
>> a
>> > button on the remote, I get one response from lirc (using irw).
>> >
>> > Mike
>> >
>> 
>> Also, I don't know if this   sheds any light on anything, but 
>> /proc/interrupts
>> shows lirc_serial using IRQ 4 and ivtv0, 1, and 2 using irq's 50, 58, and 
>> 66
>> respectively.
>> 
>> Mike
>> 
>
> Ok, this seems to be not related to mythtv - I get the same problems with 
> just
> doing cat /dev/video0 > out.mpg.  So I'll take this over to the ivtv list.
>

Ok, I learned something new - the above behavior only happens after I use
MythTV to watch tv or record.  But if I reboot the machine, and start
with cat /dev/video0 > out.mpg, the remote continues to work fine.  So
it seems like mythtv *is* somehow involved with my problem...

Mike


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