[mythtv] more problems with mythtv :-(

tarek Lubani mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Sun, 27 Oct 2002 13:01:27 -0500 (EST)

Hey! This is q problem that took me a bit to sort out, but should be 
sorted out by doing that thing with your QTDIR again:

# QTDIR=/usr/lib/qt3 # <-- change this to your own qt3 lib
# export QTDIR
# mythtv

This should work.. Perhaps there could be a little line of code that calls 
up this setting from the settings file and sets the variable? It seems a 
common problem.. I just setup a little script to do it that looks like 

[root@courage orangey]# cat myth.sh
export QTDIR


# --- end of file ---

You are right.. your audio is in realtime while your video is not.. The 
basic way myth works (if I understand correctly), is to record, and then 
playback the recording.. hence the perpetual 2second delay.. this is the 
reason you can back up and things.. If you're listening to a "live" line 
in, then the recording is not likely going on.. Using mandrake 9 and alsa 
sound drivers, I used my "alsamixergui" to fix this problem.. any sound 
mixer should be able to fix it.. if you're running mandrake 9, you can 
also go to: K --> what to do --> Administer your system --> configure your 

The jist of what you're supposed to do is this: 
 a) Make sure that Line In is recorded
 b) Make sure that Line in is MUTED in playback but at an appropriate 
volume for recording..

Sincerely, alsamixergui does this task best, as it has *everything* in 
there.. If you have any more problems, just let me know..


> After running and using mythtv a few times and have it running for about 1/2 
> hour, I can no longer run it, I get the following errors.
> [root@marcus mythtv]# mythtv
> QSqlDatabase warning: QMYSQL3 driver not loaded
> QSqlDatabase: available drivers:
> Couldn't open database
> was ahead of the video.  You'd hear them say something, then a second or 2 
> later, you'd see them mouth the words.