[vdr] Remote/keyboard seen during configuration, but not during normal use

Benji Mouse benji.the.mouse at gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 08:54:40 CET 2005

On 12/1/05, Benji Mouse <benji.the.mouse at gmail.com> wrote:
> I wonder what's different between the input handling of the remote
> configuration step, and the input handling of the running program, and
> what I could've done to make them behave differently.
> Any suggestions on where to go from here?

Sorry I didn't mention this before.  If I had noticed it, I would
have.  It just now occurred to me that something else is wrong.   And,
I think it shows that the problem that I'm dealing with isn't an input
problem at all - it's just a symptom.

When starting VDR, the info banner showing the channel, what's on,
etc. is normally displayed for a few seconds.  Well it just occurred
to me that it's not being displayed at all.  When I start VDR, I get
the video playing, and that's it - no interface.

I've also discovered that SVDRP isn't working.  The log says that it's
running on port 2001, but netstat doesn't show anything listening on

I started looking through the code, and it looks like the input
routines and the SVDRP socket construction are all tied to the
interface class.  This leads me to believe that fixing whatever is
causing the interface not to show up may fix the input and SVDRP

Another interesting thing - If I don't load ANY plugins, SVDRP will
start (netstat shows it listening on 2001).  Of course it won't accept
any input, but at least the socket is there.  If I load a plugin
(remote, for example, but I've verified it with others, also) the
socket doesn't show up.

I'm going to keep digging around on my own, but if anyone has any
suggestions, I would greatly appreciate them.



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