[mythtv-users] Strange remote input during live TV

Ryan Rustong ryan.rustong at gmail.com
Sun Dec 26 17:52:54 UTC 2010


I have started having some strange behavior with my remote that I have been
unable to find the cause of.  I recently got a new remote (Harmony 650) and
set it up following the guide here:
http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Logitech_Harmony_Generic_Setup.  For the most
part it works great and I've been able to get all the buttons doing what I
need them to.  However, during live TV it seems to insert an underscore
between each of the numbers making it impossible to jump directly to a
channel.  When looking at the input using IRW, I see just the individual
numbers.  The numbers also appear to work correctly when in the guide
allowing me to jump to whatever channel I want.

Here is an output of irw when trying to change to channel 1003 during live
TV playback.  When entering this button combination, on the TV I see 1_0_0_3
as I'm entering the numbers.  This ends up putting me on channel 3:

ryan at mythbuntu01:/etc/lirc$ irw
0000000000001781 00 1 Harmony550KnoppMyth
0000000000001780 00 0 Harmony550KnoppMyth
0000000000001780 00 0 Harmony550KnoppMyth
0000000000001783 00 3 Harmony550KnoppMyth

Below is most of my lircd.conf file (removed buttons configs that aren't
relevant):

ryan at mythbuntu01:/etc/lirc$ cat lircd.conf
# Please make this file available to others
# by sending it to <lirc at bartelmus.de>
#
# this config file was automatically generated
# using lirc-0.8.3-CVS(default) on Mon Apr 21 22:25:08 2008
#
# contributed by Douglas Wagner
#
# brand:   Logitech Harmony (KnoppMyth Profile)
# model no. of remote control: 550
# devices being controlled by this remote: MythTV
#

begin remote

  name  Harmony550KnoppMyth
  bits           13
  flags RC5|CONST_LENGTH
  eps            30
  aeps          100

  one           895   885
  zero          895   885
  plead         910
  gap          116038
  min_repeat      2
  toggle_bit_mask 0x800

      begin codes

          Guide                    0x179B
          Info                     0x178A
          Exit                     0x179F
          Menu                     0x178D
          DirectionUp              0x1794
          DirectionDown            0x1795
<snip>
          1                        0x1781
          2                        0x1782
          3                        0x1783
          4                        0x1784
          5                        0x1785
          6                        0x1786
          7                        0x1787
          8                        0x1788
          9                        0x1789
          0                        0x1780
      end codes

end remote

#
# this config file was automatically generated
# using lirc-0.5.5pre8 on Sun Apr 18 11:43:45 1999
#
# contributed by Jens Leuschner <leuschner at gmx.net>
#
# brand:             Hauppauge
# model:
# supported devices: WinTV primo; WinTV pci; WinTV radio
#
# This config file will work with both homebrew receivers and
# original Hauppauge TV cards !!!
#

begin remote

  name          Motorola_VIP_1200
  bits          32
  flags         RAW_CODES
  eps           0
  aeps          0
  plead         0
  gap           333333
  repeat_bit    0
  begin raw_codes
    name 0
    8519680
    name 1
    8519681
    name 2
    8519682
    name 3
    8519683
    name 4
    8519684
    name 5
    8519685
    name 6
    8519686
    name 7
    8519687
    name 8
    8519688
    name 9
    8519689
    name POWER
    8519690
    name UP
    8519695
<snip>

  end raw_codes
end remote

Below is the relavant part of my lircrc also (again, removed buttons that
aren't a problem):

ryan at mythbuntu01:/etc/lirc$ cat /home/ryan/.lirc/mythtv
# ~/.mythtv/lircrc
#
# MythTV native LIRC config file for
# a Logitech Harmony Remote with a
# profile based off of MythTV/Knoppmyth.
#
# The original profile is based on a
# Hauppuage PVR-250 Remote.
#
# By Douglas Wagner, 2008/04/21
# Most of the below comes from
# Jarod Wilson's excellent guide
# to setting up MythTV on Fedora.
#

#@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
#@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
#                       Myth TV Mappings
#@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
#@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

<snip>

#########################################
#       Number Buttons
#########################################

begin
prog = mythtv
button = *
repeat = 4
config = _
end

begin
prog = mythtv
button = 0
repeat = 4
config = 0
end

begin
prog = mythtv
button = 1
repeat = 4
config = 1
end

begin
prog = mythtv
button = 2
repeat = 4
config = 2
end

begin
prog = mythtv
button = 3
repeat = 4
config = 3
end

begin
prog = mythtv
button = 4
repeat = 4
config = 4
end

begin
prog = mythtv
button = 5
repeat = 4
config = 5
end

begin
prog = mythtv
button = 6
repeat = 4
config = 6
end

begin
prog = mythtv
button = 7
repeat = 4
config = 7
end

begin
prog = mythtv
button = 8
repeat = 4
config = 8
end

begin
prog = mythtv
button = 9
repeat = 4
config = 9
end

Is there a setting somewhere that I may have messed up when setting up this
remote?  Is the problem more likely in my lircrc, or the lircd.conf or
somewhere else?  It seems to work fine everywhere except during live TV.

Thanks in advance,
-Ryan
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