[mythtv] Progress: Different error message

Chris mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Fri Jan 10 19:33:56 EST 2003

Did you associate a channel source with your video device?
Are you running as root? maybe some configuration files which are stored
in your user home directory are not being read.  If you run as root it
will look for these configs in the root directory.  Try switching to the
latest alsa release.   I have  cmi 8738 as well using alsa cvs.  The
strange error flushing buffer according to some posts is lame program
complaining.  I got the cmi 8738 working using the mic input.  You are
going to need alsamixer to set the volumes of mic and mic capture to
100%.  You are going to need to save these volumes to /etc/asound.state
and reload the settings each time you reboot.  The line in and cd in
inputs are too weak.   Does xawtv work with audio?  Hope this helpls

On Thu, 2003-01-09 at 20:48, James D. Bearden wrote:
> OK, 
> I jacked around with my sound config until my computer started to whimper. 
> So I decided to install Mandrake 9.0 and MythTV 0.7, which appears to be a 
> fairly common MythTV platform. The good news is that I no longer get error 
> messages about audio troubles. More or less. The bad news is the net affect 
> appears to be the same. Here is my setup: 
> Mandrake 9.0
> MythTV 0.7
> XMLTV 0.5.6
> ALSA 0.9.0rc2
> CM8738 Audio 
> The compile seems to go OK. Running mythfilldatabase seems to go OK. Runnign 
> mythtepg seems to go OK. When I run mythTV I get the following: 
> [root@chronicle init.d]# mythtv
> Probed: /dev/v4l/video0 - Composite
> Probed: /dev/v4l/video0 - S-Video
> Probed: /dev/v4l/video0 - Television
> Changing from None to WatchingLiveTV
> channel '0' has no tuner (composite)
> strange error flushing buffer ...
> Using XV port 68
> Delaying to next trigger: 310507
> Error, couldn't find any available channels.
> Your database is most likely setup incorrectly.
> Changing from WatchingLiveTV to None
> Changing from None to None 
> Any help, pointers, clues, etc greatly appreciated. 
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