[mythtv] "Strange Error Flushing Buffer" problem

Richard Bowman mythtv-dev@snowman.net
17 Dec 2002 01:14:44 -0500

On Tue, 2002-12-17 at 00:21, Isaac Richards wrote:
> On Tuesday 17 December 2002 12:18 am, Richard Bowman wrote:
> > I'm using a ATI TV Wonder VE I just got because I read it worked well.
> > You think the VIDIOCSYNC problem is occuring because of my tuner card?
> > One thing I've noticed is if I don't have my mixer settings set right
> > (setting capture and line in volume in alsamixer) and I turn them up
> > while 'mythtv' is running, this VIDIOSYNC message starts appearing
> > immediately afterwards. But if I have all the mixer settings right
> > before starting 'mythtv', it works for a while, I am able to change
> > channels, but without fail the mentioned lines start exploding onto the
> > console after about 15-20 seconds.
> Well, the error's a result of talking to the tuner card driver, so, yeah, it 
> has to be a problem with the driver.  You wouldn't happen to have any weird 
> patches applied to your kernel source, would you?

No, I don't. I had the stock RedHat 8.0 kernel when I first tried to use
Myth. I never got a TV display using that kernel, so I upgraded to the
revised kernel version supplied by RedHat, 2.4.18-18, and am now able to
at least achieve the results I've mentioned.

I'm using all the precompiled modules. My system is pretty standard. The
only non-RedHat-supplied modules running are the NVidia ones and VMWare

I wish I could tell you more, but I'm pretty new to the V4L stuff.
Haven't had a TV Tuner in my computer for years, but really wanted to
give this a shot. Is there any info I could give you from my machine
that might help??