[vdr] Pb with softdevice and vdr in deamon mode

Dominique Dumont domi.dumont at free.fr
Wed Sep 14 18:21:16 CEST 2005

Marko Mäkelä <marko.makela at hut.fi> writes:

>> 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.
> I'm doing exactly that.  There are no X11 related packages installed
> on the system.  Instead, I'm using DirectFB output on a Matrox G450
> card.

... DirectFB is a nut I've yet to crack...

> For timed recordings, the computer starts by nvram-wakeup.  For
> interactive use, it's started by remote control.  The wakeup device
> I designed and programmed will signal the computer whether it was
> started by remote control or by something else.  Audio/video playback
> is started and the monitor is powered on only if the system was
> started by remote control.  While the computer is running, I can
> turn playback on and off by pressing the Power button (on the remote
> control or on the computer).  After a user-configureable timeout,
> the computer shuts down automatically when it is idle and no key has
> been pressed after the Suspend key has been pressed to suspend playback.
> If you are interested in such features, please see my VDR related
> patches at <http://www.funet.fi/~msmakela/software/vdr/>.
>> 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
>> SVDRP).
>> This command would need to contain the display name to connect to.
> Can't you just set DISPLAY=:0.0 in your runvdr script?
>> Does this sound reasonnable ? (or did I miss something ?)
> It does.  I guess XFree86 or X.org runs on more cards than DirectFB.
> I'd use DirectFB, as it allows the computer to start up faster, and
> you can use the virtual consoles on top of the TV picture (at least
> on the Matrox G450).
> 	Marko
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