I've got this done already...
I use vgetty, and xosd and xosdsh
It works awesome..i'm going to eventually get it to be a real "mythtv"
(this is also my impetus for being able to remotely control the mythtv
frontend, because I want
To pause TV when the phone rings, and display the caller id)
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Shawn Rutledge
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2003 2:28 PM
To: Development of mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv] Myth TV onscreen Caller ID
I wanted to do that too a couple years ago with XawTV....
I did it with broadcast packets so multiple clients all over the
LAN can display the incoming calls.
You could probably drive xosd with cidrecv, or use xcidrecv, but that's
a generic X solution, not specific to MythTV. If MythTV provides a
command-line method to put up an on-screen display (which I think it
should, for easy integration with external notification systems like
this), then you could just call that from cidrecv.
On Fri, Jan 18, 2002 at 04:01:30AM -0500, Derrick Rademaker wrote: > while Im waiting for my equipment to arrive via several online
> retailers I had a phone call from a telemarketer, It made me get up,
> go to the phone and look at the caller ID, then decide whether I
> wanted to answer it, i chose to this time, but had I seen a
> notification pop up on the screen of my tv with information regarding
> the call I may have just let it go. I would think that something like
> this would be possible without intertupting the rest of the
> programming, and had i any programming knowledge I would even help out
> and start it, just an idea maybe one of you geniuses can take it
> farther than this post
_______ Shawn T. Rutledge / KB7PWD
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