[mythtv] RE:DVB working, and some questions

Edward Wildgoose Edward.Wildgoose at FRMHedge.com
Tue Aug 12 16:36:31 EDT 2003

> Are you insmod'ing the dvb modules from rc.local ? I found that when I 
> tried that it destroyed my bttv modules - xawtv would fail with could not 
> find /dev/video errors. However, if I insmod from a shell once everything 
> else has loaded it worked fine. 

I think you have a different Nova-T to me actually.  There are several revisions floating around, so please ignore the frontends that I mentioned

The answer is basically distro dependent, however, most people should have a /etc/modules.autoload (in gentoo make it modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.4)  Put your list of modules to auto load in there.

My guess as to why bttv isn't working is that it is something to do with module loading order.  Try adding bttv to your autoload, but put it above the dvb stuff.  Without knowing a bit more about how the bttv stuff is failing it is hard to say though.  Does /dev/video actually exist for example?  It shouldn't happen with budget cards, but the "full featured" driver is also a v4l source, hence your bttv card could end up being /dev/video1 and the dvb being /dev/video0. Perhaps the budget driver has enough of this left over to confuse things...?  

Either way try loading bttv first.  

> Finally it seems like there ought to be an easy way for the user to select 
> which card is used for live tv - in europe particularly users amy have a 
> satellite stb coming in on one analogue card, a dvb card and an analogue 
> tuner all with different channels available. 

This really isn't supported in myth right now (I think?).  I believe that the current model is that all channels should be available on any card (and also on any backend).  I dont think that there is any way yet to say that certain channels are only available on certain cards (other than the way you setup your database where it kind of works as a by product of the way stuff is stored)

Ed W

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