[vdr] USB IR Receiver not loaded when vdr starts on boot

Theunis Potgieter theunis.potgieter at gmail.com
Fri Aug 6 11:26:10 CEST 2010

On 6 August 2010 08:41, Peter Odéus <peter.odeus at gmail.com> wrote:
> The problem remains. In 9 times out of 10 vdr will fail to start due
> to USB IR not being loaded by the time the script "runvdr" chmods the
> permissions on input devices.
> /dev/input/event[1-4] are being loaded in time, but as I wrote,
> /dev/input/event5 (my USB IR) fails to load in time for chmod to be
> set correctly.
> How do I 1) postpone the execution of the "runvdr" script, set
> appropriate permissions in some other way, or otherwise make the
> problem disappear?
> Any suggestion is welcome

Or how about that proxy plugin? It will continue to load vdr, and the
proxy plugin will take care of the failures.

> My family loves the VDR-TV but they really hate the forced "open
> console to manually start xine, only to realize that VDR did not start
> correctly, followed by closing xine window, start vdr manually,
> filling in sudo password, and finally start xine manually again."
> BR, Peter
> On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 8:10 PM, Peter Odéus <peter.odeus at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> The script 'runvdr' sets the following access permissions: chmod o+r
>> /dev/input/event*
>> But since the IR receiver on my USB NOVA-T Stick has not loaded to
>> /dev/input/event5 when runvdr sets the permissions, vdr refuses to
>> start properly when booting the machine.
>> The error is stated as a "Permission denied" on the remote device
>> By doing mv /etc/rc2.d/S20vdr /etc/rc2.d/S30vdr the problem goes away.
>> I'm on Ubuntu Lucid btw.
>> :D
>> /Peter Odéus
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