[vdr] Dead lock in VDR/EPG scan

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Tue Jun 7 18:06:24 CEST 2005

Joerg Knitter wrote:
> Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
>> This function is mainly for single card systems.
>> In multiple card systems the EPG scan is always active when
>> there has been no user activity for some 60 seconds. The "Scan"
>> button then simply cuts that timeout short. There is no need for
>> an explicit message because the primary card is not switched
>> to a different channel.
> Hi,
> I tested this function some time ago (already VDR 1.3.x) on a single 
> card system but nothing happened - the current channel continued being 
> displayed, so EPG scan simply did not seem to work.
> Anybody out there who can confirm that this function really works? I 
> have a multi-card system for a long time now so I can´t test it myself, 
> but I am interested asking for some people that I infected with the VDR 
> virus :-)

You can easily test this by running VDR with the -D option, as in

   ./vdr -D0

so that it uses only one device. I just did so, and pressing the red button
in Setup/EPG does start the EPG scan immediately (blank screen and message
"Starting EPG scan"). Of course, if you press any key after that the EPG
scan will be stopped again and it tunes back to the previous channel.


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