[vdr] Pb with softdevice and vdr in deamon mode

Martin Wache M.Wache at gmx.net
Sun Sep 11 21:30:47 CEST 2005

Dominique Dumont schrieb:
> Hello
> I'm trying to setup vdr with a budget card (only, no ff card) and
> softdevice.
> When I launch vdr and softdevice from a terminal, everything is
> working fine (with xv)
> But I'd like to set up vdr as a daemon (i.e. launched by init.d) so
> recording can begin even if I'm not logged.
> So far, I've managed to run vdr (from debian package) and softdevice
> after some crude hacks:
> - I've added and 'export DISPLAY=:0.0' in /etc/init.d/vdr
> - I must be logged in and perform a xhost local:
> I'd like to be able to run vdr as a daemon with softdevice plugin
> loaded. For this I need softdevice to not try to connect to X11 until
> a command is sent to vdr daemon (either through the remote control or
> This command would need to contain the display name to connect to.
> Does this sound reasonnable ? (or did I miss something ?)
I think it is not impossible to do it like this, however the softdevice
would have to be changed accordingly, so if you want to do this or find
someone who volunteers to do this there should be no problem.

If not you could set up a second X server to be used with vdr which is
started at startup of vdr and use Marko Mäkeläs suspend patch to suspend
the output while your not watching. I plan to do it like this once I
have my vdr only box.

Or you use vdr-xine which is probably more what you are looking for.


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