[mythtv] Firewire Problems (DCT6200)

Bryan Murphy bryan at terralab.com
Thu Jan 5 05:14:40 UTC 2006


I've been having some problems with my firewire lately.   Last night I 
upgraded to the latest Ubuntu, and since then firewire isn't working at 
all.  I can pull a stream using test-mpeg2 from the libiec61883 library, 
but I can't get MythTV to do anything.   Previously, the firewire worked 
most of the time, and would only cut out after a couple weeks of usage 
(which a reboot fixed). 

There are two things I see happening:

#1:
2006-01-04 22:56:10.104 FireWireChannel: allocated raw1394 handle for port 0
2006-01-04 22:56:10.105 FireWireChannel: channel:081 cmds: 0x487c20, 
0x487c28, 0x487c21
2006-01-04 22:56:30.887 adding: carl as a client (events: 0)
2006-01-04 22:56:30.893 TVRec(1): Changing from None to WatchingLiveTV
2006-01-04 22:56:30.894 FireWireChannel: channel:081 cmds: 0x487c20, 
0x487c28, 0x487c21
2006-01-04 22:56:32.471 Firewire: Initializing Port: 0, Node: 2, Speed: 
200Mbps
2006-01-04 22:56:32.471 Firewire: Creating Broadcast Connection with Node: 2
2006-01-04 22:56:36.030 TVRec(1): Changing from WatchingLiveTV to None
2006-01-04 22:56:47.477 Firewire: No Input in 15 seconds [P:0 N:2] (select)
2006-01-04 22:56:47.480 Finished recording X-Men: channel 1081

and

#2:
2006-01-04 23:05:37.207 TVRec(1): Changing from None to WatchingLiveTV
2006-01-04 23:05:37.209 FireWireChannel: channel:081 cmds: 0x487c20, 
0x487c28, 0x487c21
2006-01-04 23:05:38.784 Firewire: Initializing Port: 0, Node: 2, Speed: 
200Mbps
2006-01-04 23:05:38.784 Firewire: Creating Broadcast Connection with Node: 2
2006-01-04 23:05:39.699 Firewire: Got out of sync TS Packet
2006-01-04 23:05:39.699 Firewire: Got out of sync TS Packet
2006-01-04 23:05:39.699 Firewire: Got out of sync TS Packet
... snip ...
2006-01-04 23:05:42.354 Firewire: Got out of sync TS Packet
2006-01-04 23:05:42.354 Firewire: Got out of sync TS Packet
2006-01-04 23:05:42.354 Firewire: Got out of sync TS Packet
2006-01-04 23:05:42.360 Finished recording Power Rangers S.P.D.: channel 
1081

I'm not sure what to do next.  Can anybody offer suggestions to help me 
diagnose the problem?

I've got Ubuntu Breezy installed, I'm running a custom install of MythTV 
CVS (as of this evening) running against a custom install of libraw1394 
(v1.2.0), libavc1394 (v0.5.1), and libiec61883 (v1.0.0) with a Motorola 
DCT6200 tuner.  plugreport reports the following:

Host Adapter 0
==============

Node 0 GUID 0x00301bb500002742
------------------------------
libiec61883 error: error reading oMPR
libiec61883 error: error reading iMPR

Node 1 GUID 0x4227000000002742
------------------------------
libiec61883 error: error reading oMPR
libiec61883 error: error reading iMPR

Node 2 GUID 0x000ce5fffe446774
------------------------------
oMPR n_plugs=1, data_rate=2, bcast_channel=63
oPCR[0] online=1, bcast_connection=0, n_p2p_connections=0
        channel=63, data_rate=1, overhead_id=0, payload=376
iMPR n_plugs=0, data_rate=2                           

Thanks,
Bryan


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