[mythtv] No Video

Isaac Richards mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Mon, 16 Dec 2002 17:59:24 -0500

On Monday 16 December 2002 05:49 pm, J Flowers wrote:
> I've seen this issue mentioned in the archives, but I still haven't
> been able to make it work on my new system. I've tried many of the
> suggestions from the archives (updating hdparm to do DMA for example)
> The problem is mythtv doesn't seem to produce an image. If I run
> mythtv, I don't get any error messages and it tells me I'm watching
> live tv, but there's no image onscreen. Same happens in mythfrontend
> from the watch tv icon.
> Any ideas/suggestions?

The most likely thing is sound -- either something's holding onto /dev/dsp and 
preventing mythtv from opening it, or your card doesn't do full-duplex.  In 
the first case, since you're running KDE, try killing off the artsd sound 
daemon.  If it's the second, might want to try using ALSA.