[vdr] Accidental No Signal after channel switch

Maarten Wisse Maarten.Wisse at urz.uni-hd.de
Mon Nov 14 20:53:39 CET 2005

Dear VDR-experts,

I've been running my VDR for some time now, with basically only one problem 
left. The setup is budget card only with a Skystar2 card running on kernel 
2.6.13 b2c2-flexcop-pci drivers. This outputs to vdr-1.3.34-vanilla (only 
dvbplayerpatch from Reinhard Nissl) with vdr-xine-0.7.6 (xxmc enabled output 
to monitor).

The one single problem: at unpredictable moments, VDR-Xine keeps giving the NO 
SIGNAL message after a channel switch. VDR keeps responding to the remote, 
reporting channel swithes and menus, but neither video nor audio is displayed 
anymore (replaying recordings works). A restart of the /etc/init.d/vdr script 
solves the problem. It seems impossible to predict when it will happens. Fast 
zapping or slow zapping doesn't seem to trigger the problem. 

Is this a timeout problem or the like? And if so how to solve it? Is it the 
driver or vdr? Anyone clues?

Best regards,

Maarten Wisse

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