[mythtv] HD3000: Could not get card info for card #0!

David Cain sblkMythDev at jimmiedave.com
Mon May 15 23:52:44 UTC 2006

At 12:00 PM +0000 5/14/2006, Daniel Kristjansson <danielk at cuymedia.net> wrote:
>On Sat, 2006-05-13 at 00:23 -0400, David Cain wrote:
>> Sorry for having to ask this on the Dev list, but I've tried
>> MythTV-User twice, searched the archives and the web and don't have any
>> answers. Have been stalled at this point for about a month and thought
>> you folks might recognize these symptoms.
>> I note that I couldn't compile some of the dvb-tools in an earlier
>> attempt - they too said something about frontend (and 'FE_ATSC' -
>> "FrontEnd"?) Anyone got any ideas here?
>This is probably the culprit, my guess is that if you run
> locate frontend.h | grep dvb
>it will return more than one set of headers, probably one
>in /usr/include/linux/dvb, and another in your kernel.

Yep. Found 'em.

>MythTV uses the one in /usr/include, unless you tell it
>otherwise in ./configure with the "--dvb-path=" directive.
>In your case I'm betting the headers in /usr/include don't
>include support for ATSC. There are two options, upgrade
>your system so that the headers in /usr/include are up to
>date, or point --dvb-path to the kernel's include directory,
>but this may or may not work (which is why there is a
>cleaned up, multi-kernel compatible copy in /usr/include).
>> Is the issue that I've only installed mythtv-backend and
>> mythtv-database on this machine?
>It should be fine so long as you compiled the libraries without
>--disable-frontend. But you may as well install the whole thing
>until you have that working, and then get rid of the stuff you
>don't need. So you don't accidentally remove essential bits.

This is just the rub: I haven't compiled (well, MythTV anyway...). I'm
using Marillat's (very thoughtfully provided) .debs. Am I to assume there's
a problem with the .debs? Seems like Marillat mightn't have caught the lack
of ATSC stuff from France.

I guess my solution is to replace the stock DVB frontend.h file (done) and
compile MythTV 0.19 from scratch, yes? Have never been able to successfully
complete compiles of 0.18, so I'm not holding out much hope here.

Should I replace all the other DVB-specific .h files with copies from

Any Debian experts know whether I'll be able to overwrite my own compile of
0.19 with (hopefully-working-for-ATSC) debs of the next version without

Thanks for the help and the response,



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