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3 nightmorph 1.1 <!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4    
5 nightmorph 1.2 <guide link="/doc/en/vdr-guide.xml">
6 nightmorph 1.1 <title>Gentoo Linux VDR Guide</title>
7    
8     <author title="Author">
9 nightmorph 1.7 <mail link="ng@zcat.de">Norman Golisz</mail>
10 nightmorph 1.1 </author>
11 nightmorph 1.4 <author title="Author">
12 neysx 1.3 <mail link="diox@gentoo.org">Dimitry Bradt</mail>
13 nightmorph 1.1 </author>
14 nightmorph 1.5 <author title="Author">
15     <mail link="zzam@gentoo.org">Matthias Schwarzott</mail>
16     </author>
17 nightmorph 1.1 <author title="Editor">
18     <mail link="nightmorph@gentoo.org">Joshua Saddler</mail>
19     </author>
20    
21     <abstract>
22     This guide shows you how to prepare Gentoo Linux for DVB and VDR.
23     </abstract>
24    
25     <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
26     <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
27     <license/>
28    
29 fox2mike 1.9 <version>1.6</version>
30     <date>2008-03-21</date>
31 nightmorph 1.1
32     <chapter>
33     <title>General information to DVB</title>
34     <section>
35     <title>What is DVB?</title>
36     <body>
37    
38     <p>
39     <e>DVB</e> stands for <e>Digital Video Broadcasting</e>. DVB describes methods
40     to transfer digital data of TV, radio, interactive services like MHP, EPG and
41     teletext. Through data compression with MPEG-2, or H.264 for HDTV, it's
42     possible to transfer several channels on the same frequency. The more data
43     compression, the more channels can be transferred, but you pay it with quality
44     loss.
45     </p>
46    
47     <p>
48     DVB can be transferred in several ways. The trailing letter identifies the
49     method of transfer, e.g. DVB-<e>T</e> for terrestrial transmission. There are
50     several more types:
51     </p>
52    
53     <ul>
54     <li>DVB-S for transmission over satellites</li>
55     <li>DVB-C for transmission over cable</li>
56     <li>DVB-H for transmission to mobile devices (terrestrial)</li>
57     <li>DVB-IPI for transmission over IP based networks, e.g. internet</li>
58     <li>
59     DVB-RC(S/C/T) return channel for the transmission of data services, e.g.
60     broadband internet
61     </li>
62     </ul>
63    
64     </body>
65     </section>
66    
67     <section>
68     <title>Types and requirement of DVB cards</title>
69     <body>
70    
71     <p>
72     Besides the different methods available to receive a DVB stream, the cards are
73     classified by their type of produced output. There are cards with a decoder
74     implemented which offer direct access to the stream by the device
75     <path>/dev/video</path>. These cards are <e>full featured cards</e>. Other
76     cards have no own decoder implemented and require a software decoder on the
77     computer and are <e>budget cards</e>. This implies higher system requirements.
78     Your computer's CPU should run at at least 600 MHz, and have at least 256MB of
79     RAM. <uri link="http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB_Card_Vendors">This
80     list</uri> is useful for identifying your card.
81     </p>
82    
83     </body>
84     </section>
85     </chapter>
86    
87     <chapter>
88     <title>Preparing the system</title>
89     <section>
90     <title>Configuring the kernel</title>
91     <body>
92    
93     <p>
94 nightmorph 1.5 First, we must ensure that your kernel supports DVB and your DVB device. Since
95 nightmorph 1.1 kernel version 2.6 the necessary drivers are included. Check your kernel
96     configuration and make sure the following options are selected as a static
97     driver or as modules.
98     </p>
99    
100     <pre caption="Required kernel options">
101     Input Device Support ---&gt;
102     * Event Interface
103     Device Drivers ---&gt;
104     Multimedia Devices ---&gt;
105     Digital Video Broadcasting Devices ---&gt;
106     [*] DVB For Linux
107     * DVB Core Support
108     M [Your driver]
109     </pre>
110    
111     <p>
112     Additionally we have to select the proper driver for your hardware. To find out
113     the right module for your card, we mark every driver as module. If you have a
114     PCI card, install <c>pciutils</c> if you haven't already. If you want built-in
115     drivers or you don't own a PCI card, skip this step and continue with <uri
116     link="#kernel_output">Checking the kernel output</uri>.
117     </p>
118    
119     <pre caption="Installing pciutils">
120     # <i>emerge pciutils</i>
121     </pre>
122    
123     <p>
124     After booting the new kernel, we run <c>pcimodules</c> to list the required
125     modules.
126     </p>
127    
128     <pre caption="Listing the required modules">
129     # <i>pcimodules</i>
130     ohci-hcd
131     ehci-hcd
132     sis900
133     snd-emu10k1
134     b2c2-flexcop-pci
135     nvidia
136     nvidiafb
137     </pre>
138    
139     <p>
140     In this case we have to load the module <c>b2c2-flexcop-pci</c>. We add the
141     name to <path>/etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6</path>.
142     </p>
143    
144     <pre caption="Adding the module name">
145     # <i>echo b2c2-flexcop-pci &gt;&gt; /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6</i>
146     </pre>
147    
148     </body>
149     </section>
150    
151     <section id="kernel_output">
152     <title>Checking the kernel output</title>
153     <body>
154    
155     <p>
156 nightmorph 1.6 It's recommended to mark every driver as module, so that you can add the
157 nightmorph 1.1 required module dynamically, especially if you don't know the module name. If
158 nightmorph 1.6 you already know the module name, select the driver as a built-in driver.
159     Compile the kernel, install the modules and boot it. You can check if your
160     kernel has successfully detected your card by using <c>dmesg</c>.
161 nightmorph 1.1 </p>
162    
163     <pre caption="Checking kernel output">
164     # <i>dmesg | grep DVB</i>
165     <comment>(If you own a TerraTec Cinergy T2, your output might look like this:)</comment>
166     DVB: registering new adaptor (TerraTec/qanu USB2.0 Highspeed DVB-T Receiver).
167     input: TerraTec/qanu USB2.0 Highspeed DVB-T Receiver remote control as /class/input/input2
168     </pre>
169    
170 nightmorph 1.5 </body>
171     </section>
172     </chapter>
173    
174     <chapter id="inst_vdr">
175     <title>Installing VDR</title>
176     <section>
177     <body>
178    
179     <p>
180     To install VDR, we just emerge it.
181     </p>
182    
183     <pre caption="Installing VDR">
184     # <i>emerge vdr</i>
185     </pre>
186    
187 nightmorph 1.1 <p>
188 nightmorph 1.5 Now continue with <uri link="#inst_ir_remote">Installing the Remote Control</uri>.
189 nightmorph 1.1 </p>
190    
191     </body>
192     </section>
193     </chapter>
194    
195 nightmorph 1.5 <chapter id="inst_ir_remote">
196     <title>Installing the Remote Control</title>
197     <section>
198     <body>
199    
200     <p>
201     There are at least two ways to control VDR via an infrared remote control. If
202     your TV card has an onboard IR receiver you can use <c>vdr-remote</c>.
203     Otherwise, you most likely need to use LIRC.
204     </p>
205    
206     </body>
207     </section>
208     <section>
209     <title>Installing vdr-remote</title>
210     <body>
211    
212     <p>
213     We first install the plugin via emerge:
214     </p>
215    
216     <pre caption="Installing vdr-remote">
217     # <i>emerge vdr-remote</i>
218 fox2mike 1.9 # <i>eselect vdr-plugin enable remote</i>
219 nightmorph 1.5 </pre>
220    
221     <p>
222     When using the remote plugin for the IR port on your DVB card everything should
223     be fine with the default config. It automatically uses the input device which
224     has "dvb" in its name. For more advanced uses take a look at
225     <path>/etc/conf.d/vdr.remote</path>.
226     </p>
227    
228     <p>
229     Now, continue with <uri link="#video-out">Video Output Methods</uri>.
230     </p>
231    
232     </body>
233     </section>
234 nightmorph 1.1 <section>
235 nightmorph 1.5 <title>Alternative: installing LIRC</title>
236 nightmorph 1.1 <body>
237    
238     <p>
239 nightmorph 1.5 If your card can be remotely controlled (but you cannot or do not want to use
240     <c>vdr-remote</c>), you may wish to configure LIRC. LIRC interprets the pressed
241     keys and returns a name for each one. A program that supports LIRC waits for key
242     events and runs the action configured in the config file, mostly stored in the
243     config directory of the executing program (e.g. <c>mplayer</c> loads the file
244     <path>~/.mplayer/lircrc</path>). Before we install LIRC, you have to add
245     <c>lirc</c> to your USE flags and add an additional entry to
246     <path>/etc/make.conf</path>: <c>LIRC_DEVICES</c>. Use <uri
247 nightmorph 1.1 link="http://www.lirc.org/html/table.html">this list</uri> to find the proper
248     arguments for the option.
249     </p>
250    
251     <pre caption="Installing LIRC">
252     # <i>nano -w /etc/make.conf</i>
253     <comment>(Replace "devinput" with the proper driver)</comment>
254     LIRC_DEVICES="devinput"
255     USE="lirc"
256     # <i>emerge lirc</i>
257     </pre>
258    
259     <p>
260     At first we have to define each key code with a name. Most supported remote
261     controls are configured already, take a look at the <uri
262     link="http://lirc.sourceforge.net/remotes/">remote list</uri>. Download the
263     required file and save it as <path>/etc/lircd.conf</path>. Now we have to find
264     out where to access your remote control. Run the following command to get a
265     list of the current input devices (make sure your device is running).
266     </p>
267    
268     <pre caption="List of current input devices">
269     # <i>cat /proc/bus/input/devices</i>
270     I: Bus=0000 Vendor=0000 Product=0000 Version=0000
271     N: Name="TerraTec/qanu USB2.0 Highspeed DVB-T Receiver remote control"
272     P: Phys=usb-0000:00:1d.7-1/input0
273     S: Sysfs=/class/input/input2
274     H: Handlers=kbd event1
275     B: EV=100003
276     B: KEY=108fc210 2043 0 0 0 0 8000 2080 1 9e1680 0 0 ffc
277     </pre>
278    
279     <p>
280     In this case we have the Terratec Cinergy T2 device plugged in, so we can
281     access the device over <path>/dev/input/event1</path>. Replace <c>event1</c>
282     with the matching device in your output.
283     </p>
284    
285     <p>
286     <c>lircd</c> needs to know the device to use. Add the following line to
287     <path>/etc/conf.d/lirc.conf</path>. Remember to replace <c>devinput</c> with
288     the name of your driver and <c>event1</c> with the actual device.
289     </p>
290    
291     <pre caption="Adding options to lircd">
292     LIRCD_OPTS="-H devinput -d /dev/input/event1"
293     </pre>
294    
295     <p>
296     It's time to start <c>lircd</c>:
297     </p>
298    
299     <pre caption="Starting lircd">
300     # <i>/etc/init.d/lircd start</i>
301     </pre>
302    
303     <p>
304 nightmorph 1.6 Now it should be possible to watch <c>lircd</c> capturing and decoding key
305     presses. Just run the command <c>irw</c>. Stop it by pressing Ctrl+C when you
306     have enough.
307 nightmorph 1.5 </p>
308    
309     <pre caption="Testing LIRC">
310     # <i>irw</i>
311     0000000000001aa2 00 Exit Technisat_TTS35AI.conf
312     0000000000001a8d 00 Mute Technisat_TTS35AI.conf
313     0000000000000a97 00 OK Technisat_TTS35AI.conf
314     0000000000000a97 01 OK Technisat_TTS35AI.conf
315     0000000000000a92 00 Menu Technisat_TTS35AI.conf
316     </pre>
317    
318     <p>
319 nightmorph 1.1 Next, add it to the default runlevel so that it starts automatically at boot.
320     </p>
321    
322     <pre caption="Adding lircd to the default runlevel">
323     # <i>rc-update add lircd default</i>
324     </pre>
325    
326 nightmorph 1.5 <p>
327     To be able to use your remote control, you must enable LIRC support in VDR. Add
328     the following line to <path>/etc/conf.d/vdr</path>:
329     </p>
330    
331     <pre caption="Enabling support for LIRC">
332     # <i>nano -w /etc/conf.d/vdr</i>
333     IR_CTRL="lirc"
334     </pre>
335    
336 nightmorph 1.1 </body>
337     </section>
338     </chapter>
339    
340 nightmorph 1.5 <chapter id="video-out">
341     <title>Video Output Methods</title>
342 nightmorph 1.1 <section>
343     <body>
344    
345     <p>
346 nightmorph 1.5 You now need to decide on one (and only one!) of the following video output
347     devices which show the picture and the overlayed On Screen Display (OSD).
348     </p>
349    
350     </body>
351     </section>
352     <section id="vdr-dxr3">
353     <title>Hardware decoding: full-featured DVB cards</title>
354     <body>
355    
356     <p>
357     Users of these expensive cards need not install anything else, so you may
358     continue with <uri link="#channel_list">configuring your channel list</uri>.
359 nightmorph 1.1 </p>
360    
361 nightmorph 1.5 </body>
362     </section>
363     <section id="vdr-dxr3">
364     <title>Hardware decoding: DXR3/Hollywood+ cards</title>
365     <body>
366 nightmorph 1.1
367     <p>
368 nightmorph 1.5 To use a DXR3 card for VDR output we need the <c>vdr-dxr3</c> plugin.
369 nightmorph 1.1 </p>
370    
371 nightmorph 1.5 <pre caption="Installing the plugin">
372     # <i>emerge vdr-dxr3</i>
373     # <i>echo em8300 &gt;&gt; /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6</i>
374 nightmorph 1.1 </pre>
375    
376 nightmorph 1.5 <p>
377 nightmorph 1.6 The em8300 module need some configuration that depends on the exact revision of
378     that card.
379 nightmorph 1.5 </p>
380    
381     <!--
382     <p>
383     Because we (the authors) don't own a card that uses the dxr3config, we decided
384     to skip this part till we have one at our disposal.
385     </p>
386     -->
387 nightmorph 1.4
388     <p>
389 nightmorph 1.5 Continue with <uri link="#channel_list">configuring your channel list</uri>.
390 nightmorph 1.4 </p>
391    
392 nightmorph 1.5 </body>
393     </section>
394     <section id="vdr-pvr350">
395     <title>Hardware decoding: PVR350 cards</title>
396     <body>
397    
398 nightmorph 1.1 <p>
399 nightmorph 1.5 As PVR350 cards have an onboard MPEG-Decoder chip we want to make use of that.
400     We need to install the <c>vdr-pvr350</c> plugin. If <c>ivtv-driver</c> is not
401     yet installed emerge will automatically install it for you. To have the ivtv
402     module loaded at boot we add it to
403     <path>/etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6</path>:
404 nightmorph 1.1 </p>
405    
406 nightmorph 1.5 <pre caption="Installing PVR350-Plugin">
407     # <i>emerge vdr-pvr350</i>
408     # <i>echo ivtv &gt;&gt; /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6</i>
409 nightmorph 1.1 </pre>
410    
411     <p>
412 nightmorph 1.5 Continue with <uri link="#channel_list">configuring your channel list</uri>.
413 nightmorph 1.1 </p>
414    
415     </body>
416     </section>
417 nightmorph 1.5 <section id="vdr-xineliboutput">
418     <title>Software decoding: vdr-softdevice</title>
419 nightmorph 1.1 <body>
420    
421     <p>
422 nightmorph 1.5 To install it, we have to emerge <c>vdr-softdevice</c>. Don't forget
423     to enable the plugin.
424 nightmorph 1.1 </p>
425    
426     <pre caption="Installing the softdevice plugin">
427     # <i>emerge vdr-softdevice</i>
428 fox2mike 1.9 # <i>eselect vdr-plugin enable softdevice</i>
429 nightmorph 1.1 </pre>
430    
431     <p>
432     To select the proper video and audio output, edit
433     <path>/etc/conf.d/vdr.softdevice</path>.
434     </p>
435    
436 nightmorph 1.5 <p>
437     For now, we will only describe the shm ("shared memory") method. This is already
438     enabled in the installed config file (Setting SOFTDEVICE_VIDEO_OUT). Later you
439     need to start <c>ShmClient</c> to get a window showing the picture.
440     </p>
441    
442     <note>
443 neysx 1.8 If you do not want to think about a separate keyboard layout for controlling
444     VDR, there are remote configuration files available at Matthias Schwarzott's
445     <uri link="http://dev.gentoo.org/~zzam/vdr_remote_conf/">devspace</uri>. There
446     are files for softdevice/shm and xineliboutput (more coming). You will need the
447     relevant file to <path>/etc/vdr/remote.conf</path> and run <c>chown vdr:vdr</c>
448     on the file to get it working.
449 nightmorph 1.5 </note>
450    
451     <p>
452     Continue with <uri link="#channel_list">configuring your channel list</uri>.
453     </p>
454    
455 nightmorph 1.4 </body>
456     </section>
457     <section id="vdr-xineliboutput">
458 nightmorph 1.5 <title>Software decoding: vdr-xineliboutput</title>
459 nightmorph 1.4 <body>
460    
461     <p>
462     Some people prefer to use <c>vdr-xineliboutput</c>, because it can also work
463     remotely. We'll now teach you how to configure <c>vdr-xineliboutput</c> on your
464     host and client. First, the host setup:
465     </p>
466    
467     <pre caption="Installing vdr-xineliboutput">
468     # <i>emerge vdr-xineliboutput</i>
469 fox2mike 1.9 # <i>eselect vdr-plugin enable xineliboutput</i>
470 nightmorph 1.4 </pre>
471 nightmorph 1.1
472 nightmorph 1.4 <p>
473 nightmorph 1.5 Adding command line options at this point is crucial for xineliboutput to work.
474     For more options, see <c>vdr --help</c>.
475 nightmorph 1.4 </p>
476    
477     <pre caption="Adding command line options to /etc/conf.d/vdr.xineliboutput">
478     _EXTRAOPTS="--local=none --remote=37890"
479     </pre>
480    
481     <p>
482     The next step is to edit <path>/etc/vdr/svdrphosts.conf</path>. This file
483     describes a number of host addresses that are allowed to connect to the SVDRP
484     port of the video disk recorder running on the host system.
485     </p>
486    
487     <pre caption="Editing /etc/vdr/svdrphosts.conf">
488     <comment>(The proper syntax is: IP-Address[/Netmask])</comment>
489     127.0.0.1 <comment>(always accept localhost)</comment>
490     192.168.1.0/24 <comment>(any host on the local net)</comment>
491     #204.152.189.113 <comment>(a specific host)</comment>
492 nightmorph 1.5 #0.0.0.0/0 <comment>(any host on any net - USE THIS WITH CARE!)</comment>
493 nightmorph 1.4 </pre>
494    
495     <p>
496 nightmorph 1.6 If you only want to use <c>vdr-xineliboutput</c> to view the picture on the same
497     computer as the one running VDR you can continue with <uri
498     link="#channel_list">configuring your channel list</uri>.
499 nightmorph 1.4 </p>
500    
501 nightmorph 1.5 <p>
502     Otherwise, you now simply <c>emerge media-plugins/vdr-xineliboutput</c> on your
503     client:
504     </p>
505    
506     <pre caption="Client setup">
507     # <i>emerge vdr-xineliboutput</i>
508     </pre>
509    
510     <p>
511     Later (after having started VDR) you will use the command <c>vdr-sxfe
512     xvdr://hostname</c> to connect to VDR and view its picture and OSD.
513     </p>
514    
515     <p>
516     Continue with <uri link="#channel_list">configuring your channel list</uri>.
517     </p>
518    
519     <note>
520     There is also a plugin which just simulates the existance of a real
521     output device (<c>vdr-dummydevice</c>) for some fancy uses like record-only
522     servers, but that is more advanced than a normal VDR setup.
523     </note>
524    
525     </body>
526     </section>
527     </chapter>
528    
529     <chapter id="channel_list">
530     <title>Creating a Channel List</title>
531     <section>
532     <body>
533    
534     <p>
535 nightmorph 1.6 To make VDR really useful you need to create an appropriate channel list. There
536     is more than one way to get a working list of channels (besides downloading
537     one). The channel list installed by default is for DVB-S reception on Astra on
538     19.2°E.
539 nightmorph 1.5 </p>
540    
541     </body>
542     </section>
543     <section>
544     <title>Using dvbscan from linuxtv-dvb-apps</title>
545     <body>
546    
547     <pre caption="Installing linuxtv-dvb-apps">
548     # <i>emerge linuxtv-dvb-apps</i>
549     </pre>
550    
551     <p>
552     Find the correct frequency list for your region and type of reception. These
553     files are stored under <path>/usr/share/dvb/scan</path>. For reception with
554     DVB-T in Germany, Region Nuernberg you need to use
555     <path>/usr/share/dvb/scan/dvb-t/de-Nuernberg</path>.
556     </p>
557    
558     <pre caption="Scanning with dvbscan">
559     $ <i>dvbscan -o vdr /usr/share/dvb/scan/dvb-t/de-Nuernberg &gt; /etc/vdr/channels.conf</i>
560     </pre>
561    
562     </body>
563     </section>
564     <section>
565     <title>Using vdr-reelchannelscan</title>
566     <body>
567    
568     <p>
569     First, delete the contents of the existing channel list.
570     </p>
571    
572     <pre caption="Cleaning old channel-list">
573     # <i>rm /etc/vdr/channels.conf</i>
574     </pre>
575    
576     <pre caption="Installing and activating vdr-reelchannelscan">
577     # <i>emerge vdr-reelchannelscan</i>
578 fox2mike 1.9 # <i>eselect vdr-plugin enable reelchannelscan</i>
579 nightmorph 1.5 </pre>
580    
581     </body>
582     </section>
583     <section>
584     <title>Channels for systems using vdr-analogtv</title>
585     <body>
586    
587     <p>
588     You'll probably want to configure your channels at this point. The VDR project
589     provides you with some examples which can be found at
590     <path>/usr/share/doc/vdr-analogtv-$version/examples/</path>, as long as you've
591     installed &gt;=<c>media-plugins/vdr-analogtv-1.0.00-r1</c>.
592     </p>
593    
594     </body>
595     </section>
596     </chapter>
597    
598     <chapter>
599     <title>Starting VDR</title>
600     <section>
601     <body>
602    
603     <p>
604     After having all basic software parts ready on the system you need to
605     configure VDR with its OSD.
606     </p>
607    
608     <p>
609     If you use a hardware decoder for picture output you should switch on the
610     connected TV now. If you use software output the client for this must be started
611     after VDR.
612     </p>
613    
614     <p>
615     First, you should learn your key definitions; that is, connecting keys on your
616     remote control to VDR's internal commands.
617     </p>
618    
619     <note>
620     Just in case you need to edit the keyboard configuration, or (more likely) want
621     to delete it to go back to learning the keys: VDR stores its key-definitions in
622     <path>/etc/vdr/remote.conf</path>.
623     </note>
624    
625     <p>
626     We begin with starting VDR:
627     </p>
628    
629     <pre caption="Starting VDR">
630     # <i>/etc/init.d/vdr start</i>
631 nightmorph 1.4 * Preparing start of vdr:
632     * config files ... [ ok ]
633     * Waiting for prerequisites (devices nodes etc.) ... [ ok ]
634     * Starting vdr ... [ ok ]
635 nightmorph 1.5 * First start of vdr: No check for running vdr possible
636     * until control device (remote/keyboard) keys are learnt!
637 nightmorph 1.4 </pre>
638    
639 nightmorph 1.5 <note>
640     Users of software decoders should now start the client program that opens the
641     window to show the TV picture and the OSD.
642     </note>
643    
644     <pre caption="Activating the software decoder for the client">
645     <comment>(For users of vdr-softdevice)</comment>
646     # <i>ShmClient</i>
647     <comment>(For users of vdr-xineliboutput)</comment>
648     # <i>vdr-sxfe xvdr://hostname</i>
649     </pre>
650    
651     <p>
652     The most useful keys for VDR are:
653     </p>
654     <ul>
655     <li>Cursor keys (Left/Right/Up/Down)</li>
656     <li>Menu/Exit/Ok</li>
657     <li>Colors (Red/Green/Yellow/Blue)</li>
658     <li>Number keys (0-9)</li>
659     </ul>
660    
661     <impo>
662     If you don't have many keys, make sure to assign these. (Some remotes have
663     Play/Pause/etc. on the same keys as the colors, so use them for the colors).
664     </impo>
665    
666 nightmorph 1.4 <p>
667 nightmorph 1.5 Now that the basic installation is over, you need to configure VDR. Switch to
668     your output screen and follow the on-screen instructions. VDR asks you to press
669     various keys on your remote control to learn the correct key codes. If you don't
670     own a remote control, you can use your keyboard.
671 nightmorph 1.4 </p>
672    
673 nightmorph 1.5 <!--<p>
674     TODO: Add a configuration howto for remote controls etc.
675     </p>-->
676 nightmorph 1.1
677     <p>
678 nightmorph 1.5 Now you can add the VDR initscript to the default runlevel to get it started
679     every time your computer boots up.
680 nightmorph 1.1 </p>
681    
682 nightmorph 1.5 <pre caption="Adding vdr to the default runlevel">
683     # <i>rc-update add vdr default</i>
684     </pre>
685    
686     </body>
687     </section>
688     </chapter>
689    
690     <chapter>
691     <title>Troubleshooting</title>
692     <section>
693     <body>
694    
695 nightmorph 1.4 <note>
696     If you need any help, you can always ask someone in <uri
697     link="irc://irc.freenode.org/gentoo-vdr">#gentoo-vdr</uri>, or look around on
698     our <uri link="http://forums.gentoo.org/">forums</uri>.
699     </note>
700    
701 nightmorph 1.1 </body>
702     </section>
703     </chapter>
704     </guide>

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