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

Oliver Endriss o.endriss at gmx.de
Thu Dec 1 15:36:54 CET 2005

Benji Mouse wrote:
> On 12/1/05, Benji Mouse <benji.the.mouse at gmail.com> wrote:
> <snip>
> >
> > 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
> 2001.
> 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
> problems.
> 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.

Hm - just a wild guess: Please verify that you have
  export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.1
line in your start vdr script (runvdr or whatever you use).


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