[vdr] Timeouts and lost locks

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Fri May 22 13:22:16 CEST 2009


On 22.05.2009 09:07, Jan Ekholm wrote:
> Good morning,
> 
> I see logging like this all the time in my syslog file:
> 
> May 22 06:36:45 hex vdr: [31292] frontend 0 timed out while tuning to channel 
> 31, tp 298
> May 22 06:37:06 hex vdr: [31292] frontend 0 timed out while tuning to channel 
> 33, tp 322
> 
> And:
> 
> May 22 09:59:58 hex vdr: [31292] frontend 0 lost lock on channel 41, tp 338
> May 22 09:59:59 hex vdr: [31292] frontend 0 regained lock on channel 41, tp 
> 338
> May 22 10:00:01 hex vdr: [31292] frontend 0 lost lock on channel 41, tp 338
> May 22 10:00:01 hex vdr: [31292] frontend 0 regained lock on channel 41, tp 
> 338
> 
> What does this mean? The channels referred to (31, 33 and 41) are channels 
> that we never, ever watch as they are encrypted. Normally these three or 
> neighbor channels are referred to in the error logging. We almost never use 
> channels above 20. So, why does VDR try to tune into them and why would it 
> fail? We have two FF cards but we still would like them both to do something 
> that benefits us, not go randomly tune into uninteresting channels. :)

Well, I'm still working on the code that reads the user's mind and
determines what they might find "interesting" ;-)

You can turn off the EPG scan to keep VDR from tuning through the
various transponders.

Klaus



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